Saturday, October 1, 2011

Artistry in Iron Builder Reports on 2011 Las Vegas Bikefest

"If you are at Las Vegas Bikefest, come say hello to us today from noon to 2pm at the Cashman Center. Then get ready for Saturday night's Bikers and Strippers Ball," said New York builder, "Copper" Mike Copper.
                                                                        Lady Gaga chose his "Precious Metal" one-of-a-kind motorcycle (covered in platinum leaf, 14K gold, and his trademark copper) to accompany her on stage for the release of her new album, “Born This Way,” in New York’s Union Square earlier this year.            

You will have a chance to see it at tonight's Bikers & Strippers Ball, 6 to 10 pm up on the rooftop at Larry Flint's Hustler Club. "Precious Metal" is one of four one-off customs built by Copper Mike/Gravesend Cycles that will be on display at the Biker Ball.

"I will be judging a few contests at the Bikers and Strippers Ball and it's only $25 per person to attend, including door, a drink and contest entries. Best of all, part of the proceeds will go to my favorite hometown charity, Contractors for Kids."

Copper Mike's newest build, Steam Punk in Artistry in Iron Show
UPDATE: Mike rolled into downtown Las Vegas on Thursday night for the custom builders cocktail party at Hogs & Heifers Saloon. He was busy signing autographs from noon to 2pm Friday at the Cashman Center, and his newest build, "Steam Punk" was a top entry in the 2011 Artistry in Iron Show.

Steam Punk features many antique copper industrial gauges, an old fire extinguisher and even an old maritime compass inset on the copper gas tank: Old Skool with bling appeal.
"A very huge congrats goes to Artistry in Iron 2011 winner for the second year in a row, Chris Richardson of LA Speed Shop!," said Copper Mike. "Tremendous talent and a great guy!"

The 2011 Artistry in Iron "invitation-only" custom bike show presented custom motorcycles by 20 of the hottest custom bike builders in the industry. Chris Richardson of LA Speed Shop was selected by his fellow builders as the 2011 Artistry in Iron Master Builders Champion. Copper Mike's “Steam Punk” was the people's choice winner!

American Cycle Magazine sponsored the show at the Cashman Center, on Friday and Saturday. But there were also many meet & greet, autograph sessions during the Vegas Bikefest, September 29 to October 2, 2011.

The 2012 Vegas Bikefest is set for October 4 to 7, 2012.

His bike, "7 Deadly Sins" is featured in the October issue of Playboy Magazine.

Visit his website for more details: Gravesend Cycles.