The exhibition “Custom Revolution” opened at the Petersen Automotive Museum in April. At the Museum – one of the biggest car museums in the world – it’s all about two wheels this time. In particular – as the name of the exhibition already suggests – about custom bikes. On display are 23 motorcycles by innovative customizers from all over the world. The majority of the exhibits come from the United States. Just three custom bikes from Germany are represented. We are therefore absolutely delighted that our Speedster is part of this exhibition.
The concept behind this exhibition is to present the best conversions of the custom scene to an audience that usually has little contact with motorcycles. The exhibits had to be spectacular and representative, not ordinary. Paul d’Orleans, motorcycle historian and curator of the exhibition, achieved this with great success. He himself says about the exhibition: “It is a kind of renaissance of motorcycle culture. In the 70’s, motorcycles had their heyday. Those were the days of “Easy Rider“. Then somehow, it was all over. Now there is a real rebirth and a great enthusiasm for motorcycles.“
Those who have the opportunity to visit the exhibition can do so until March 2019. But for those who can’t make it, here are a few insights.
Bilder: Petersen Automotive Museum