Prior to all this social distancing and isolation business, a great many people congregated at a new experiential exhibit within The Toronto Motorcycle Show. Surrounded by the usual OEM displays, gear and motorcycle accessories, riding clubs and racing schools, Clutch Society made its debut.
Created to be the Toronto motorcycle scene’s equivalent of what is called Hangar 17 at the MMIC shows in Quebec City and Montreal, the exhibit, curated by photographer Dan Lim / The Moto Foto, featured local bike builders and businesses. In addition to a selection of custom motorcycles on display, there were grassroots riding groups, clothing companies, coffee roasters and craft beer purveyors. All of whom were assembled to create an area where motorcyclists could feel comfortable congregating.
This year’s Clutch Society participants and exhibitors included Back Road Coffee Roasters, the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival, Crooked Clubhouse, The Litas, Moto Brix, Stone Cycle, Jason Parker, Black Powder Supply Co., Black Widow Custom Paints, Moto Revere, The Moto Social, FEARLESS, Collective Arts Brewing, and custom bikes by Walt Siegl, Rob Chapelle, Liza Leung and Ron Perruzza.