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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

MotorCity V-Twin Expo

MotorCity V-Twin Expo

We published news about the MotorCity V-Twin Expo a couple of weeks ago, but more news has reached us of a big uptake in support from some of the leading aftermarket brands.
Slated as a one day open/public show on Saturday February 23rd, the project is being headed up by MotorCity Harley-Davidson’s (Detroit) GM and Partner Craig Collins.
The latest news is confirmation of an impressive line-up of brand support from Vance & Hines, Performance Machine, Kuryakyn, Cobra Exhausts, Twin Power, Mustang Seats, Sport Chrome and Rockford Fosgate.

MCH-D has always been a ‘progressive’ store, always looking to try new things and often flying in the face of convention. Well known for a summer HarleyFest (June 8/9 2019) that can attract up to 10,000 people, which is outstanding for a dealership event weekend, Craig added a custom dimension to the dealership in 2016 with the launch of MotorCity Customs - an already award-winning and successful custom build business-with-the-business.

“I started MotorCity Customs the same year we bought the building and have had great success with it.  Unlike most H-D stores that won’t do anything but bolt on H-D product, we are completely the opposite.  Far from being anti-aftermarket, we embrace it and value the additional revenue and customization opportunities it brings to riders in our area.”

The entire facility is 106,000 square feet and sits on 12 acres.  The dealership occupies 75,000 square feet of that space. Craig and his business partner bought an old Sam’s building in 2016, which has been renovated into a state-of-the-art Harley-Davidson dealership.
Craig’s latest venture is inspired, and the MotorCity V-Twin Expo is something that he hopes to “grow into a really cool annual event. More grass roots and intimate than a big trade show – we’ve got about 30,000 sq ft we can use for the expo.”
Highlights for the day will include a live bike build going on and, being open to the public, MotorCity H-D will offer show pricing specials on all aftermarket product throughout the day with an install-same-day service on parts bought at the expo.