Atlantic Canada’s premier motorcycle event took place March 3-5, 2017 at Halifax Exhibition Centre. Back for its fourth edition, Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic was once again a huge success, with its strongest attendance in the history of the show. On the back of a huge Saturday, attendance pushed over the 9,000 mark, finishing up at 9,187 for the weekend. 

“This show has consistently been well-supported by the powersport community and this year was no different,” said Scott Sprague, Show Manager. “The consumer appetite for buying bikes was extremely high, resulting in an extraordinary number of sales right on the show floor. Reports from both visitors and exhibitors were overwhelmingly positive. We couldn’t be happier!”

The 2017 edition included some new and exciting show features, including the Ink ‘n Iron Tattoo Competition, which had over 40 entrants and was a crowd favourite. One trophy was given out for each of seven categories and the winning tattoo artists were as follows:

Best Large Colour Matt Asbury
Best Large Black & Gray Kirt Silver
Best Small Colour Kirt Silver
Best Small Black & Gray Kurtis Worth
Best Full Sleeve Kirt Silver
Best Back Kirt Silver
Best Realism Kirt Silver

The live tattooing that took place throughout the weekend was also extremely successful, with people getting some great ink from the start of the show on Friday until the close of the show on Sunday.

Additional show features included a Custom Corner with pin-striping demos throughout the weekend; motorcycle training for kids aged 6-12 with the Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association (sponsored by Honda Canada), which was well received by youth getting their feet wet; and Biker Games hosted by Q104, with Johan Devirus as Friday night’s “Ring Around the Rosie” winner, Steve Lennox as Saturday’s “Beans in Basket winner”, and Derek Archibald as Sunday’s “Keg Roll” winner. A meet & greet with Grand Prix Winner Michelle Duff also occurred on Saturday afternoon.

A Show & Shine also took place as part of this year’s show. There were many popular bikes among the participants, but the biggest crowd pleaser was Nick Lowe’s 1978 Honda CB550, which received the Show & Shine People’s Choice Award.

Congratulations to Elspeth Kinney, the 2017 door prize winner. Elspeth has won a $100 gift certificate from Pro Cycle, two nights of accommodation at the Dundee Resort and Golf Club in Cape Breton, compliments of Motorcycle Tour Guide, plus a $200 credit toward a Motorcycle Safety Course from Safety Services Nova Scotia. Thanks to all who entered.

Best wishes to all motorcycle and powersport enthusiasts as the spring riding season begins! Stay tuned to www.BikeAtlantic.ca for details on the next edition of Motorcycle & Powersport Atlantic. Exhibitors interested in early reservation options for exhibit space are invited to contact Scott Sprague.

2017 Exhibitor List

APD Motorsports Ltd
Aqua Media Inc.
Atlantic Canada Motor Maids
Atlantic Drag Racing Association
Atlantic Motorsport Park Development Track
Atlanticade Motorcycle Festival
Ballot Area
Barbara Lynn's Gifts
Bikers Down Society
Bordertown Biker Bash
Canada 911 Ride
Cape Breton Bike Rally
Carroll Bridgewater Honda Powerhouse
Chubby Boyz Choppers
Crosman Air Rifle Tent
Dalene Allen Inc.
Danco
Eric's Motorsports
Everlasting Ink
Freedom Cycle Inc
From Mild to Wild Hot Sauce
Goguen Custom Painting
Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
Halifax Motorsports
Halifax Regional Police
Harley-Davidson
Honda- Pro Cycle
Husqvarna- Freedom Cycle
Indian Motorcycles- Freedom Cycle
Ironworks Distillery
Kawasaki- Freedom Cycle
Kent County Custom
K. John Mason's Ironworks
KTM- Freedom Cycle
Leather Better
Legacy Tattoos & Supplies
Liberty CC Powersports
Lucas Oil
Luc Morin
Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
Motorcycle Tour Guide Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Atlantic Canada
Northshore Events- Temporary Airbrush Tattoo
Nova Scotia Drag Racers Association- Greenfield Dragway
Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association
Now Digital
NS Women That Hunt Fundraising Assoc.
Orange Paint Factory
Original Energy Sales
Paul Harnish Photography
Piercings By Jason
Polaris- Freedom Cycle
Privateers Harley Davidson
Pro Cycle
ProPoly Cushioning Products
Q-104- Biker Games
Ram Trucks
Ride For Breath-CF
Roach Chiropractic Centre
Safety Minded ATV Association
Safety Services Nova Scotia
Sean's Non-Stock Customs
SDI Marketing
Shediac Motorcycle Lobster Rally Inc.
Shore Cycle
Show N Shine
Society of Atlantic Heroes
Society of Atlantic Road Racing League
Still Fired Distilleries
Stunt 902
Suzuki- Pro Cycle
Suzuki- Shore Cycle
Unicorn Restoration
Victory- Freedom Cycle
Wharf Rat Rally
Wolf Spirit Accessories
Yamaha- Pro Cycle

2017 Floor Plan

MOPO Plan 2017-Feb27

LOCATION

Halifax Exhibition Centre
200 Prospect Road
Goodwood, NS B3T 1P2

(902) 876-1811

www.hfxec.com

THE TEAM

Scott Sprague

Show Manager
902-468-4999
 ssprague@mpltd.ca

Catherine MacNutt

Marketing & Operations Manager
902-468-4999
 cmacnutt@mpltd.ca

Vicki Geddes

Exhibit Sales
902-468-4999
 vgeddes@mpltd.ca

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