Mama Tried Show 2023!

Mama Tried 2023: Sno-Problem!

80+ Bikes from Mama Tried ’23!

Mama Tried Show is one of the USA’s most prestigious and entertaining motorcycle shows, hosted each year in Harley-Davidson’s very own hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Mama Tried Motorcycle Show is an indoor invitational that connects motorcycles and builders to fans and riders alike. Keeping the fire stoked all winter long. The Show features over 100 motorcycles from builders of all calibers—flat-tracker, hill climber, chopper, and bar hopper.”


Founded by the trio of Warren Heir Jr., Scott Johnson, and Jeremy Prach, Mama Tried combines custom motorcycles from builders from all over the country with the wild and wonderful Flat Out Friday flat track races on the night before the show — an indoor race competed on a concrete track coated in Dr. Pepper syrup!

Dylan Chartier’s ’47 Harley Knucklehead

This year, our lady on the ground was photographer Cathy Drexler, who set out to shoot as many bikes from the show as possible, as well as the action from Flat Out Friday.

Flat Out Friday Goofball Class winner!

Below, you’ll find a gallery of nearly every custom bike in attendance, and highlights from Flat Out Friday 2023!

Mama Tried 2023: Custom Bikes

Without further ado, here are our highlights from the show, in alphabetical order by nickname or builder — whatever was listed on the show plaque! Builders: If you share any of these on IG, please credit photographer Cathy Drexler (@drex127) and @bikeboundblog.

’56: 1956 Supercharged Triumph Drag Bike

Anna Serena (@dontstop): Royal Enfield BRT Tracker

Alex McDonald: “Pink Lipstick” Royal Enfield BTR Tracker

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Amateur Hour: 1971 Honda CB750

Amity Marr: 2007 Sportster

Anthony Sundell: ’64 Sportster

Asohka: ’73 Norton Commando

Billy Favata: “Creature Feature” ’51 Harley FL

Billy Rodriguez: 1947 Harley FL

Blue Liner: ’49 Harley FL

Boogie Shoogie: 1978 Yamaha XS650

"Boogie Shoogie" 1978 Yamaha XS650 "Boogie Shoogie" 1978 Yamaha XS650

Brian Radmond: 1955 HD FL


Brian Radmond: 1955 HD FL

Brian Radmond: 1955 HD FL Brooke Betancourt: ’98 Harley 883

Candyland: ’47 Harley Knucklehead

Chris Erickson: ’92 Harley FXRS

Cody Davidson: 1946 Harley FL

Cody Davidson: 1946 Harley FL

Danger Dan America: ’21 Harley Panamerica

Danger Dan America: ’21 Harley Panamerica

Don Dechant & Scott Cline: “Tokyo Rose” 1970 Honda CB750

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Craig Rodsmith: “Dr. B” Ducati 916

Craig Rodsmith: "Dr. B" Ducati 916

Drag Specialties / Slyfox Performance: “Fatbook Cover Bike” Road King

Duane Boatright: ’59 Harley FL

Dustin Faulkner: 2014 Hayabusa

Dylan Chartier: ’47 Harley Knucklehead

Engrave Digger by SoSo Cycles: 2021 BMW R18

Eric Stein: 1967 Harley FLH

Eye Kandy: Harley Shovelhead Chopper

George Roeder: Fonzie’s Knucklehead 1947 HD EL

Gozzi: 1972 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

Screamin’ Eagle: King of the Baggers 131R Racer

Heavy 66: 1969 HD Chopper

Honey Bucket: 1949 Harley Panhead

Ice Racing Sidehack: 1974 Kawasaki H2

J Ryan: 1949 Harley Panhead

Jacob Conard: 1972 Harley Shovelhead

Jeff Wright: 2022 Harley FXLRST

Jim Baaske: 1978 Harley Shovelhead

Josh Mueller: 2018 Harley Sportster Hillclimber

Junkie Chase: 1971 Harley XLCH

Kayleigh Buyck: 2022 Royal Enfield GT 650

KC: 2020 Harley FXLRS

Kevin “Teach” Baas: 1946 HD Knucklehead

Krossover Customs: Kawasaki KX500

Kullyco: KC900 1960 HD XLH

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Laura Lynne: 1998 HD Sportster

Low Down & Shifty: Icon 1000 1978 Yamaha XS650

Michael Lange: 1946 HD WR Racer

Michael Olley: 9 Finger Fabrication 1980 Harley FLH

Michael Schrickel: 1951 HD FL

Mikey Revolt: 2000 Harley Sportster

Misfit 2009 HD Street Glide

Mr. Fahrenheit by Craig Rodsmith & Bobby Haas: 2020 Moto Guzzi Custom

Nebraska Digger: 1965 Harley XLCH

Nick Wegner: 1954 Harley KH

Pat Patterson: 2003 Harley Sportster

Patrick Murphy 1948 HD FL

Pussy Wagon: 2003 Harley 1200 Sportster

Rodney Rankins: 1938 Harley UL

Root Cellar: 1947 Harley Knucklehead

Rudie: 1941 Revolt Custom Cycles FL

Ryan Soroko: 2006 Harley FLHTCI

Sam Rapschutz: 1978 HD Shovelhead

Sam Webber: 1950 HD EL

Scrapper Dan: 1976 Suzuki GT 750

Sideways Shakes: 1971 Yamaha DT1E

Smith Bros & Fetrow Digger: 1971 Sportster

SnoGlide Harley

Soft Misfortune: 1955 HD Pan-Shovel

Speed Kings Cycle: 1989 HD FXR

Stephanie White: 1962 HD Panhead

Supercharged Ironhead by Max Hazan: 2015 Harley Custom Ironhead

The Disciple by American Metal Customs: 1941 HD Knucklehead

The Eazy Company: 1947 HD FL

The Graduate: 1975 Honda CB400F

Tipsy Tullip: 1961 HD Pan-Shovel

Tochtli by Cristian Sosa: 2021 Custom Douglas-Triumph

Wade Mueller: 1967 Bultaco Metralla MK2

Warlord: 1947 HD Knucklehead

Warren Heir Jr: 1941 HD Knucklehead

Wizard’s Dust: 1999 HD Big Twin EVO

Flat Out Friday 2023

Boonie riders, #921 Ryam Tiedt
Women’s Open riders #17 Chelsea Samuelson, #925 Karina Strack
Open Women’s, #11 Hannah Lange, #44 Amanda Flanscha-Jacobson
AA(Pro) riders Ethan Rosine and Nick Johnson congratulating each other after racing
Jacob Bresette post-race
Harley Davidson’s Hooligan class, #52 Andy Clark
Boonie rider Yvette Sanchez during practice at the FiServ Forum
65/85 cc class riders Bodie Altmann (#05), Landon Banaszak (#88)
65/85 cc class riders Jack Brucks #13 (winner in the Main), and #86 Matyx Lockwood
The quiestest class: Electric bikes. #516 Brendan McWilliams
Open Amateur riders Cody Funk (25), Ian Remington (98), Kaleb Zink (5)
Open Amateur riders #309 Andrea Walsdorf, #22 Jake Drummond, #85 Robert Pretts
Four-stroke 50 cc rider Ryan Ortin
Women riders, #2 Alex McDonald
Boonie bikes #138 Corey Soderquist, #101 Kody Schultz, #14 AJ Rodriguez
AA Main Charlotte Kainz Memorial Race winner Daniel Bromley (62) and P2 Nicholas Henderson (29)
Dave Kilkenny riding Charlotte Kainz’s ’08 450
Andy Clark celebrating his Boonie Main win by carrying a friend around
Goofball Class
“Hulk” Goofball winner
Mac McGrew on his way to a Hooligan win
Riders in the AA Main Charlotte Kainz Memorial Race: #223 Jeffery Lowery; #76 Jacob Walter, #57 Parker Lange, # 90 Brady Lange
AA Main, eventual winner Daniel Bromley #62, Cameron Smith #34, Jeffery Lowery #223
AA main, coming out of Turn 2

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One Comment

  1. Thanks, that was great to see!

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