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Motorcycle fans reveled in borough’s largest vintage chopper show

Lyuba Radovich of Greenpoint gets cozy with a chopper.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Gentlemen, start your engines!

Mark Straiton of Brooklyn Brine checks out a vintage hog.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Nearly 2,000 gearheads flooded N. 14th Street in Williamsburg on Sunday for the eighth annual Vintage Motorcycle Show — gas prices be damned.

Jackie Alvo of Williamsburg takes a seat on her favorite Honda.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

The event which started as an exhibition of 20 choppers at Works Engineering’s N. 14th Street garage has ballooned into a celebration of Brooklyn’s motorcycle culture featuring free beer, bands and riding competitions.

Russ Bird and Steve Nelson got the led out at Works Engineering’s vintage moto show Sunday.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

This year, hog-lovers checked out nearly 200 motorcycles including Triumphs, Hondas, Yamahas, BMWs and Harley Davidsons in both regular and badass sizes.

Hidetaka Takasaki inspects his ride at Works Engineering’s vintage Moto show Sunday.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

And though thunderstorms washed out some of the evening events, easy riders rumbled over to Berry Park to knock back a few cold ones and swap adventures about life on the open road.

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