2nd Edition Art And Wheels Basel Switzerland

00-Basel-Art+Bikes_00250-Art+Bikes_00251-Andy_Niemi_00042-Andy_Niemi_00043-Andy_Niemi_0004The Swiss town of Basel is located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. The city is a multi-cultural pocket-size metropolis with 40 Museums in a small geographical area. Basel’s residents are crazy about art and maybe there is no better place in western Europe to organize an event blending traditional and motorcycle art. It was the reasoning of 3 guys (Vinz, Mario and Lukas) when they created the inaugural event in 2015. So successful that artists, motorcycle builders and visitors asked for more in 2016 and with next year’s Art & Wheels event already in preparation probably in a much bigger location.


For Americans, just imagine the juxtaposition of 3 different events. A motorcycle related art gallery, a custom motorcycle exhibition and a bike show competition. A kind of “Tropical Tattoo” happening blending with a Michael Lichter’s Art Of The Motorcycle exhibition wrapped with parties for a great weekend of fun and friendship between all artists and visitors.

8-Art+Bikes_001212-Art+Bikes_001213-Art+Bikes_00129-Art+Bikes_001216-Art+Bikes_001210-Art+Bikes_0012More than 100 old school type motorcycles were exhibited at Art & Wheels Basel, including those of prominent custom builders like Paul Cox (Paul Cox Industries) and Chris Richardson (L.A. Speed Shop) representing the USA, Uwe Ehinger (Ehinger Kraftrad) for Germany and Andy Niemi (Flying Choppers) for Finland, Mc Sands (Mc Sands Motor Shop) for Switzerland, just to name a few. Art and Wheels Basel Switzerland. (photography @ H. Roesler)

8 Responses to “2nd Edition Art And Wheels Basel Switzerland”

  1. 1 chopmonster66 May 18th, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Cool bikes and art , realy dig the black JD

  2. 2 J. Costello May 18th, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Love the green chop.

  3. 3 Joshua May 18th, 2016 at 11:24 am

    This is the type of event now replacing the classic bike show. More like that.

  4. 4 smithncustom May 18th, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    kind of dissapointed… usually i’m hit in the face with 360 rear tire 30″ wheel motorcycle versions of a clown car when i come to this page. what gives?

  5. 5 Ralph Dalberg May 18th, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Smithncustom. Different country, different show, different bikes. Cyril is mapping the custom motorcycle world.

  6. 6 Badams May 19th, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Sheer class.

  7. 7 Francesco May 19th, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Super ces Choppers suisses!

  8. 8 Blackmax May 21st, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Bucket List Trip !!!!

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