Motorcycles Biker Fest International Is Back For 2020
The Most Significant "Debuts" of the Canceled 2020 Geneva Auto Show
Coronavirus fears shut down the show, but automakers debuted these viral rides anyway.But even without a physical venue, the show must—and did—go on. Many new cars that were set to make their debut at the Geneva auto show were still revealed digitally online, and some automakers even put on virtual press conferences live-streamed to the web. Geneva has historically been the show where automakers debut their fastest, most exclusive, most high-tech, [insert any other relevant superlatives here] new production models and concept cars, and this year's remote event was no exception.
One of Italy’s best-known and most popularis making its way back to the two-wheel European event schedule this fall. Organizers have announced that the 34th edition of Biker Fest International will be held September 17–20 at the seaside resort town of Lignano Sabbiadoro, a relaxed little burg where Hemingway spent some time and penned a book or two. It’s a welcome bit of news to a country that’s been ravaged by the coronavirus and has had to endure one of Europe’s longest lockdowns, with weary isolated residents only just poking their heads out of doors in the last few weeks.
Looking Back at Crazy LS-Swap Action from Holley LS Fest
The 2020 event has been moved to June, but here’s a look back at some previous LS-powered action at the Holley LSfest West event in Vegas.It's May, and that would normally mean we would be driving our rides through the desert to the second-biggest blowout of LS-powered (and newer LT stuff) rides in the country. Yes, this was to the be the fourth annual Holley LS Fest West, and given how much this West Coast version of Holley's massive party in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has been growing each year, we've been looking forward to it for quite some time.
The big bike bash takes place across four different areas of the city so that the entire community is involved in the activities, giving it a unique and dynamic feel. Although originally positioned as a European custom show, Biker Fest has evolved over the years, and has expanded to offer off-road and dirt track activities, touring-related areas, as well as a full complement of marques on hand to offer demo rides and showcase new models. But the custom bike vibe lives on, with the Biker Fest Custom Bike Show again holding court as it has in the past (it was once affiliated with the Rat’s Hole Daytona and Sturgis shows).
Also unique to this edition of Biker Fest will be the finale of the Custom Bike Show IMC Championship (Italian Motorcycle Championship) and the only date of the AMD World Custom Bike Show Championship in Italy, so it’ll be hosting some of the most wicked custom bikes in Europe. Prizes include cash, gear, and tickets to upcoming motorcycle trade shows.
2020 Toyota Highlander: Should You Go Limited or Platinum?
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A range of other activities and events will be unfolding across the four days, including freestyle motocross shows, a variety of international stunt riders, a large off-road area for racers, organized moto-tours, a series of live entertainment shows by local bands, a Pin-Up Contest, and much more. The E-Mobility Village makes its debut this year as well, giving visitors the chance to demo all types of electric and hybrid vehicles from motorcycles and scooters to ebikes and cars for free, and a new event called the Scrambler Challenge has been added, supposedly the first time that segment will be seeing play at a European show. Major manufacturers will set up shop in the Stadium Zone and will offer more than 2,000 demo rides on new models, and the Parade of Lights, which invites thousands of riders to wind through the city streets, is always a big highlight of the event.
Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3: How do these EVs stack up?
We throw in some details about the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC, too.But Tesla isn't the only automaker that should be worried about the new kid on the block. With its recently announced $59,900 starting price, 275-mile range and slick, Google-based infotainment system, the Polestar 2 brings a lot to the table.
Details are sketchy as far as safety restrictions go, but we’ve heard that Italy is now open to international travel, though we’d recommend checking with the US State Department as well as local authorities for all the facts prior to going.
Ford Mustang successor will live through the end of this decade, report says .
Production of the 7th-generation pony car should start in 2022, which suggests a reveal could happen as soon as next year.Citing sources close to the Blue Oval's plans, industry publication Automotive News reported Monday that Ford will keep this next pony car around for a lengthy eight-year product cycle. AN's sources also reaffirmed a 2022 production start date, which would give the next Mustang life through the end of this decade at least.