Arlen Ness to be Honored With Birthday Bash and Summer Exhibition

| 7/2/2013 4:14:08 PM




Custom Bike Builder Arlen Ness Honored With Birthday Bash and Summer Exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum

Los Angeles – Few, if any, have had a more prolific and respected career in custom motorcycle building than Arlen Ness, and the Petersen Automotive Museum is thrilled to honor the man himself and his creations with a Birthday Bash on July 12, followed by a motorcycle cruise-in on July 13 and a special summer-long exhibit titled Arlen Ness: Art on Two Wheels.

The Arlen Ness Birthday Bash on July 12 at 6 p.m. will include cocktails and dinner in celebration of Ness. Friends of Arlen Ness will speak to honor the legend, who will also answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased at


The exhibit will open on Saturday, July 13, marked with a V-Twin Cruise-In from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who rides a motorcycle to the museum will receive free parking and two-for-one admission to the museum. Arlen Ness will be signing autographs at 11:00 a.m.

Arlen Ness: Art on Two Wheels, which runs through Sept. 8, 2013, will feature motorcycle masterpieces built by Arlen Ness that together embody a style and spirit that blends sculpture and the thrill of motoring on two wheels. Alongside Arlen’s bikes will be others built by his son Cory and grandson Zach—three generations of the Ness family have crafted some of the most stunning and trend setting custom motorcycles to ever grace the highway.

gerald estes III
7/11/2013 11:33:15 PM

i can almost smell the lacquer thinner from here...congrats fellas - clear out the shed and paste those thingies out onto the l.a. pavement. i'd really like to join ya there 'cept their was more metal than flake floating around in that spraybooth and some legislator uprooted the delivery of my perscription, rendering my so called vision obscured. later.