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Motorcycles an Art?

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

June 17, 2005

Motorcycles aren't just for riding anymore. To some people they've actually become art.

Three motorcycles are displayed at the Art Center in Orange County as works of art.

"What we're trying to do is introduce the community to art in a little bit broader context," said Michael Remorenko, of the Arts Center In Orange.

Each of the big name bikes offers a special design and engineering that makes them one of a kind. However, they didn't always look this shiny and new. From the past to the present, motorcycle enthusiasts say over the years the craftsmanship has become more unique.

"It is a piece of art, if you're down here tomorrow, you’ll see some bikes that run $200,000 and $300,000," says Don "Hoss" Waugh, the owner of Waugh's Harley Davidson.

Waugh is talking about the 13th Annual Big Bike Show on Saturday, June 18, of course.

If you're interested in learning more about the art of motorcycles, over 120 custom-made and antique bikes will be showcased at Legend Park.

"We'll run 15,000 to 25,000 people here [during the bike show] and they come from all over the country," says Waugh.

They've already started riding in, hoping to enjoy the show and the art of the motorcycle.

"Honey, there is nothing like it, I'm 71 and it keeps me young," says Waugh.

The Art of Motorcycle Design exhibit will be on display at the Art Center in Orange County until July 23.


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