Steel City Mods vs Rockers is now in its ninth year and set up in new digs! The event moved to Zone 28 in Harmarville to better accommodate the masses.
The night before the event, a group ride was held on the historic Route 66 highway. The ride was led by Ton Up Pittsburgh’s Tom Fury and boasted over forty riders.
The event is geared to show off all of the beautiful vintage motorcycles and scooters in the Pittsburgh area, and this year did not disappoint. There were over 60 bikes entered for judging. Categories were Best British, Best American, Best European, Best Japanese, Best Scooter, People’s Choice and Best in Show. The bikes are judged by the other entrants and attendees of the show. The laser cut, steel plate trophies were hand made by Steve Simqu.
On the FlySpace stage this year were local surf rock legends, Vertigogo and punk powerhouse, Killer of Sheep.
Yetter’s Candies and Jester’s Court Tattoo provided the prizes for the lovely Pin-Up Contest winners. Taking the sash and crown this year was the radiant Miss Dana Von Dangerously. She went home with $200 worth of tattoo work from Jester’s Court and a gift basket provided by Yetter's Candies of Millvale. Runners-up also received Yetters baskets.
Vendors included Greymist Jewelry, Identity Crisis Design, Couch Brewery, and Snyder’s Riders. Also, the event supported some nonprofit organizations: Ride for the Kids, which benefits children with brain tumors; The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which benefits men’s prostate cancer research and mental health; and Hello Bully, which benefits local pit bull charities.
Gatto Harley-Davidson was on hand showing off Royal Enfield, Honda, and Harley-Davidson models.
The headlining sponsor for the event, Mosites Motorsports, was showing the latest lineups from Triumph, Kawasaki, and Ducati. They also gave free demo rides on all of their bikes.
Three Biltwell helmets were raffled off thanks to Biltwell Inc. and local BMX legend, Chris Doyle. There were also over fifty other raffle prizes from Jester’s Court Tattoo, M&M Leathers, Lowbrow Customs, Mothership Moto, and much more.
Steel City Mods vs. Rockers would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, and attendees. In addition, we’d like to thank Ton Up Pittsburgh and Steel City Rockers clubs for volunteering to work the event.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 is the date for Steel City Mods vs. Rockers #10. The event will be held in the parking lot of Bicycle Heaven in the North Side of Pittsburgh. The tenth will also be the last, as they’re looking to rename the event and are asking the attendees to help decide on the new identity. Keep an eye on the Steel City Mods vs. Rockers, Ton Up Pittsburgh, and Steel City Rockers social media outlets for more details.