Last month in Mainz, Germany, Custom Chrome Europe held the 13th edition of its International Bike Show Seriesâ€”2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show. More than 100 European custom builders competed for a total prize of â‚¬ 50,000 in 4 classesâ€”Championship, Modified Harley, RevTech Performance, and Jammer Old School Class. The organizers offered three additional awards:Â Public Choice, Special, and Magazine Award.
Championship Class Winners
The big winner, the best bike in the show, is a customized 1951 BSA â€śGold Star,â€ť named â€śSun of a Gunâ€ť by its creator Larry Houghton of Lamb Engineering, UK.
"Star gate", built by garage 65 from Italy, won second place at Championship Class Courtesy of Custom Chrome Europe.
"Pure Vision 2011" by Wild style, Czech Republic was third.
Modified Harley Class
â€śUnionâ€ť built by Abnormal Cycles, Italy won the first prize in Modified Harley Class.
Second in this category was â€śSpeed freakâ€ť built by Thunder Bike, Germany.
â€śXLST 3" built by Shaw Harley-Davidson, UK took the third place.
RevTech Performance Class
First in the RevTech Performance class was a custom sidecar motorcycle named â€śPrometheus.â€ť
â€śBilly Bob,â€ť a project of German builder Christoph Madaus, won the second place in the RevTech Performance class.
Custom-Wolf, another German shop, won the third place in this class for their lowrider called â€ś5 Years,â€ť Custom-Wolf handcrafted their own frame and used a 100-cubic-inch engine and a Marzocchi fork.
Jammer Old School Class
â€śUnion,â€ť a custom bike built by Abnormal Cycles, Italy won the first place in Jammer Old School class. â€śUnionâ€ť was also the winner in Modified Harley Class.
Second place in the Jammer Old School class went to French builders School Bar Atelier with their bike â€śSpringer Revival.â€ť
A rebuilt 500 cc Triumph won the third place. The bike was created by TMT Moto from the Czech Republic.
Public Choice Award
Show visitors were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite custom bike. They chose â€śV-Rockerâ€ť by Bike Project, Germany.
Special Award for Styling and Finish
â€śMadame Guzzi,â€ť a customized 1979 Moto Guzzi motorcycle, was handcrafted by Adam Nestor from Sweden. Adamâ€™s intricate craftsmanship won him the special award for styling and finish.
Special Award for Fine Technique
This hill climbing racer by German builder Uwe Ehinger is called â€śSnow Racer.â€ť It has a Harley-Davidson frame. Its engine is combination of 1936 VLH and 1946 Harley-Davidson parts.
Special Award: Best Bagger
Bela BĂ¶rden, a Swiss custom-bike builder known for his perfectionism, won the special award for best bagger with his creation â€śCoffee Shop.â€ť The bike features a Battistini rotor, Ness/Battistini front wheel, welded on extensions, Ness bags with rear fender cover, and more.
Special Award for Innovation
The â€žUno-nove-nove Râ€ś (199R) was named after its weight, which is below 200 kgâ€”an innovative drop in weight for a V-twin custom bike. The machine was built by Mario Colombo of Asso Special Bike, Italy.