Note: Bob Kay, Biker Pros Partner, is in Germany and will be filing a report next week.
The 11th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is now underway at this year’s INTERMOT expo at the Cologne exhibition center (Koelnmesse) in Germany.
Yesterday saw some 80 builders from 24 different countries, register 90 great custom bikes, for the five classes, with the World Champion scheduled to be announced at the award ceremony at the end of the show, 5pm on Sunday October 5th.
UBM Agrees to Buy Advanstar Communications (Owner of IMS Show and J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show)
By ED BALLARD And RORY GALLIVAN
LONDON—U.K. media company UBM UBM.LN PLC said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Advanstar Communications for $972 million in cash, a major step in UBM’s transition from a diverse media group to an events-focused company.
The addition of Advanstar’s 54 trade shows, which include the Magic Marketplace fashion event, and roughly 100 conferences will make UBM the biggest events business in the U.S. by 2013 revenue, said UBM, which is buying Advanstar from hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group LLC and private equity companies Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Ares Management.
If it is rock and roll on the main stage, roasted donuts at the ILLConduct stunting compound and slick customs at the Customization In America (CIA) Bike Show then it must be OC Bikefest.
And what a weekend for the fans of custom bikes as builders came to compete for $6,000 in prizes from Ridewright Wheels, Biker’s Choice, Nino 925, Chop Docs Choppers and Shadetree Fabrications. Local talent and builders from as far away as New York came to showcase their latest work.
“The heart of rock ’n roll and 2-wheel hot rods” is centered at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and every Labor Day the dedicated come to celebrate on the museum’s hallowed ground. The weekend spectacular included not one, but two custom bike shows, with the Harley-Davidson Museum Invitational Pro Custom Bike Show featuring 3 debut bikes and 5 winning bikes that had taken 1st place in previous national bike shows.
Kick off of the 2014 – 2015 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Season
Photography Credit – Vanessa A. Schaeffer
At Biker Pros we put on custom bike shows across the country with the objective to support the industry and keep customizing alive and well in the USof A. Our 2015 series kicked off in Sturgis and will visit 13 cities and award over $90,000 in cash and prizes.
5 Ball Racing Leathers is excited to announce that they have been selected by J&P Cycles and will be available online and in their Daytona and Iowa stores. The entire line of 5 Ball Racing Leathers will be available through the Powersports retailer.
A Full Service Marketing, Publicity & Promotional Firm
Biker Pros produces promotional motorcycle projects that assists organizations in meeting and exceeding their marketing objectives. Our media partners including Cycle Source Magazine, The Horse Backstreet Chopper, Iron Works and Bikernet have participated in the builds and have co-promoted them.
15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper
Cycle Source Magazine and Bikernet.com are showcasing the build from the ground up. Each month Cycle Source. Magazine runs an article from the build team.
We are known for pulling a team together to extract the greatest promotion from the project. Fro example, the 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper included product sponsors including 3 Guyz, ACCEL Motorcycles, Aeromach USA, Bare Knuckle Choppers, Barnett Clutches, Bell Helmets, Biker’s Choice, Crazy Horse Motorcycles, D&D Performance Enterprises, Evil Engineering, Fab Kevin, Grip Ace, Handy Industries, Hawg Halters, K&N Filters, Las Vegas Bikefest, Metzeler, Ridewright Wheels, Rivera Primo, Rocking K Custom Leathers, Spectro Performance Oils, Texas Bike Works, Wire Plus and XPress Lid by SmartCup.