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GenreMotorcycle rally
DatesThird full week in June
Location(s)Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years active2014-2019, 2021-Current

Motoblot is an annual motorcycle rally held in Chicago, Illinois, for three days and four nights in June.[1] It is the largest vintage motorcycle and scooter rally in the United States.[2] One of the co-producers of the festival was Riot Fest founder Sean McKeough. [3]

History and features[edit]

The first Motoblot rally took place in July 2014, and was renamed from the previous "Mods vs Rockers Chicago" rally.[4] In addition to a motorcycle and hot rod show, the rally features live music, the Miss Motoblot pin-up contest,[5] and sponsorship by Triumph Motorcycles, Progressive Insurance, and All Rise Brewing.[6]

Motoblot also has featured a custom motorcycle building competition called the Iron Moto Challenge.[2] Local Chicago dealer Motoworks won the competition in 2014 and 2015.[7]


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  2. ^ a b McMahon, Dave (July 14, 2014). "Motoblot gets started with dealer participation". Powersports Business. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  3. ^ Lulay, Stephanie (November 30, 2016). "Riot Fest Founder, Cobra Lounge Owner Sean McKeough Dies". DNA info. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Iron Moto Challenge at MotoBlot 2014". Cruiser. May 27, 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  5. ^ Morgan, Scott (June 25, 2016). "Weekend picks: Celebrate Swedish Days in Geneva". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Our Sponsors & Vending Info". Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Motoworks Wins British Customs 2015 Iron Moto Challenge". Moto USA. September 4, 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2017.