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A PHOTO TOUR OF A TIME AND PLACE IN MOTORCYCLE CULTURE. 120 RARE, CUSTOM, ONE-OFF BIKES AND THE CRAFTSMEN THAT FORGE THEIR EXISTENCE.

HI, MY NAME IS THOR DRAKE, WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE THE FUNDS TO PRODUCE THESE PHOTO BOOKS AND DOCUMENT A PIECE OF MOTORCYCLE HISTORY.

Check out our rewards, you get a lot in return. We are hopeful we can raise the money needed to fund the production of our amazing books. Your contribution will also support our free shows and it will validate all the the hard work of everyone involved in the One Motorcycle Show.

Our Story: Back in 2010 we decided to host a grassroots motorcycle show to replicate all the days and nights spent kicking tires in the garage, talking with pals about bikes and the endless hours obsessing over what the "One" bike would be if you could build it. We hoped it would inspire builders to bring in bikes that weren't just show bikes — the bike had a unique story and a reason to exist. The shows brought a whole bunch of rare, weird, old, new, and all around amazing bikes together in one place.

The books document these bikes and builders. They are hardbound, full-color, high-quality books worthy of the finest coffee table or workbench.

VOLUME ONE:

Features bikes from the original 2010 "One" show. It focuses on the classic beauty and form of the machine itself. The books were designed by the folks at PEETKEGLER.com and the motorcycles and builders were photographed by Chris Hornbecker. www.hornbeckerphoto.com

VOLUME TWO:

Features the bikes from the 2011 show and the focus is on the builders behind the bikes. Their stories exist as handwritten entries, unedited and from the heart. The books were designed by the folks at PEETKEGLER.com and the motorcycles and builders were photographed by Ray Gordon. www.raygordon.com

Your support on KickStarter will not only help us self-publish these books, it will further our efforts and energy to go out and get things done. It will validate the hard-work and energy of each builder and it will keep us all striving in our communal search to build the "One." If this campaign is successful ,we will immediately start designing two more books, one for 2012 show and another for the upcoming show this February 8, 9 and 10th.

Also look for a One Motorcycle show this upcoming March in Austin, Texas. Dates are to be determine.

Stay updated and find out more at theonemotorcycleshow.com

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Both books are designed and we've even printed a very small run. Once funded we will turn on the big printing presses and ship these books to our supporters asap. We will keep you updated via Kickstarter regarding the print production. Packages should arrive no later than July 31, 2013.

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    The One Moto Show Pro Pack gets you, a "One Moto Show" sticker, a "One Moto Show" patch, a "One Moto Show" koozie, and a See See motorcycles sticker to keep your can of patience juice cold while your pondering life's complications.

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    Get the official tee shirt from this years "One Motorcycle Show" held this February in Portland, Oregon. A black short sleeve tee with graphics front and back that comes in the popular shirt sizes known as xs, s, m, l, xl and xxl.

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    The official handrawn, hand silk-screened art poster of the 2013 "One Motorcycle Show". Your poster will be personally signed by the artist Jeff Proctor and will be hand screened in metallic gold by the the hardworking folks at seizurepalace.com. You could frame this poster as a limited piece of art and put it in your living room. Or you could pin in up in your garage as a reminder that great things take time and effort. Or you could do something else with it entirely. No rules apply.

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    YOU WILL GET VOL.1: 150+ pages of hardbound glory featuring the original bikes that started this whole pursuit of excellence. Explicit motorcycle imagery tells the story behind each bike down to the last detail. Photos by Chris Hornbecker ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AND YOU WILL GET VOL.2: 170+ pages that visually portray the true energy and story behind each bike from our second show. Vol.2 also features the handwritten tales from each builder that outlines the journey, the effort and the inspiration that keeps them on the search for their "One" motorcycle. Photos by Ray Gordon

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    THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: You get everything previously mentioned: the stickers, the patch, the tee-shirt, the limited edition poster, and both hardbound books. You save some cash but you also just forged your commitment to the cause and the endless pursuit of the "One" motorcycle.

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    HONORARY GRAND POOBAH STATUS: We will print your name on the "thank you" page of both volumes. You also get three complete sets of everything previously mentioned. You also get VIP treatment at all future One Motorcycle Shows.

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    THE GOLDEN TICKET: You will get publisher credit for volumes I and II. Your generosity also means that one of your bikes automatically gets entered into 2014 One Motorcycle Show. It will be photographed and showcased in the 2014 book and the 1moto.com blog. You will also be shipped ten complete stickers, patches, tees, posters and book sets.

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