Cycle World Trek:
off roading in California’s scenic Sierra National Forest. (2004–2008)
signaled the end of the large format powersports expos, as a ghost town atmosphere was the main takeaway of the final Orlando event.
opened with more — a lot more — exhibitors and claimed sole bragging rights to North American powersports trade shows.
2014 AIMExpo Pt 2
takes a look at what could have been done better, as what clearly is the premier powersports aftermarket show looks ahead to 2015.
solidified their hold on the powersports aftermarket and OEM trade show segment with new adds to their year two event.
debuts their brand new motosports aftermarket format, in balmy, sunny Orlando no less. Debut turned in a solid performance.
2009 41st Dealer Expo
showed off a sea of scooters in a shiny new Lucas Oil Stadium – proving you can make lemonade out of lemons.
2008 34th Cycle World Trek
like pigeons to Las Vegas, industry faithful again flocked to the rocky summits of the Sierra Nevadas in October.
2008 40th Dealer Expo
hi-lited scooters, gear and helmets from what seemed to be the Sci-Fi channel’s prop department.
2007 Cycle World Trek
celebrated 33 years of motorized mayhem. This time Mother Nature plays a hilarious prank on some underclothed amateurs.
2007 Dealernews Dealer Expo
was the largest ever, due to a big increase in Asian marketeers pushing small displacement vehicles of every conceivable style.
2007 Globalshop in Las Vegas
attracted over 16,000 attendees and 900 exhibitors to the POP/POS event of the year. A must see for marketeers.
2007 V-Twin Expo Near capacity show for event‘s 7th edition. Baggers and conversions emerged to take place of collapsing catalog custom sector.
2006 Performance Racing Industry is over 5 miles of aisles packed with performance at Orlando’s Convention Center, highlighting every racing category from off-road and tractor pulling to closed course and oval track.
the second largest trade only event in the country. It’s huge, glamorous and impressive.
Dealer Expo 2006
march, 2006 — The best in years, ’til my pix got clipped after setting my camera down as I headed out for the airport. Up ‘til then it felt like the mojo was working overtime.
V-Twin Expo 2006
february, 2006 — A good show gets better. More booths, more exhibitors, more innovation – and a hint of a market that may be starting to erode.
january, 2006 — The Paris-Dakar Rally was showcased on cable channel OLN. My online reporting predated social media as Chris Blais and Andy Grider blazed new trails.
Cycle World Trek 2005
october, 2005 — The story’s still getting cooked, but check out my online comic to get a flavor of what the 31st annual event was all about. slide show
Dealer Expo 2005
february, 2005 — It’s trade show mania, and Indy Dealer Expo sported a host of
new players while some old favorites went missing. Who’s new, who’s good,
Cycle World Trek 2004
2004 — My first ever dual sport trail ride, and what an introduction, courtesy
of Cycle World’s 30th Annual Trek in the Sierra National Forest. slide
V-Twin Expo 2004
2004 — Cincinnati’s V-Twin Expo tests those who didn’t wear
thermal underwear; we survive, and are stronger for the experience.
Dealer Expo 2003
march, 2003 — Indy Dealer Expo – it gripes me when ideas are good enough to steal
but aren’t worth leaving anything in the poor box.