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art and motorcycles have always been close bedfellows, and riders customise their bikes, clothing and bodies to make their own style. The best examples of this being tank art, and the painted jackets and rally jackets. And you may have noticed there are more dedicated shows for motorcycle art.

in July  the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS)  which is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in lm, advertising and literature.  held its  annual conference in London at the Chelsea college of Art. Previous conferences having been in America and in London in 2013.

On the Thursday night was an open invitation to all to the exhibition, so it would have been rude not to attend. with some cool art it made for a sunny relaxed evening discussing various motorcycle ideals.  

The Ace cafe had a run to the show and soon all around the square was filling up. there was still a strong prescence of the brat style of bike, but some cool oldies too and it's a scene which suits the chaotic streets of London .

A great and different way to spend an evening.