PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Two artists whose work showcases motorcycles and motorcycling will be on hand at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 6-8, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Makoto Endo, a New York artist who travels to motorcycle shows and rallies and takes part in live solo painting performances, is attending for the second straight year.
And Atomic Dice Studio Arts is making its second visit to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
"Each of these artists has a unique approach, but they both produce cool work that emphasizes the motorcycle lifestyle," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "Bringing these two to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days helps achieve our goal of providing something for everyone who is into motorcycles."
A motorcyclist since the age of 16 and a professional artist, Endo began painting motorcycle art about seven years ago. His unique technique involves flinging India ink onto the canvas using chopsticks. With his focus solely on motorcycles, Endo said his main goal is to "paint the sound of the engine."
Endo is seeking a patron to commission a work of art to be completed during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this year. He can be contacted at email@example.com. His website is www.makotoendo.net.
Also on hand this year is Atomic Dice Studio Arts.
Operated by Bob McElroy, Atomic Dice Studio Arts is an Ohio company that offers fine art, garage art, illustrations, logo design and lettering. Examples of his work can be found at www.facebook.com/atomicdice.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the nation's premier vintage motorcycling event, features racing, bike shows, live music at the Old Bike Barn Crossroads stage, seminars and motorcycle attractions.
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, brought to you by Federal Motorcycle Transport, brings hundreds of vendors together to sell, buy or trade bikes, parts and memorabilia.
The event also features the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road racing, motocross, hare scrambles and trials. And a round of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series takes place at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds.
Current production bikes will be on hand for display and demo rides.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days tickets are on sale now. AA members can visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or call (614) 856-1900 to order.
Non-AMA members can buy tickets through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by calling (419) 884-4000.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Free parking is also available on site.
Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling's legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame's website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
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For more information, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.