Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Gravesend Cycles wins Ultimate Builder in New York

Gravesend Cycles wins Ultimate Builder in New York


Copper Mike Cole of Gravesend Cycles booked his place at the 2012 AMD World Championship and took home a $3000 cash prize by winning the Freestyle class at the Ultimate Builder show in New York. Mike's bike "Steampunk", based on a 1973 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead, features a rebuilt engine with engraved heads and 10:1 compression and numerous re-purposed antique gauges and parts rebuilt into functional pieces. He built a hand clutch with an old Harley mouse trap. The bike is fabricated from equal parts copper and brass. Runner-up was Stu Spiegel of Stu's Auto and Cycle Service, with George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle third with "Model 33".
The Modified Harley-Davidson class was won by Steve Iacona of Iacona Custom Cycles with "Challenger", his 2011 Modified Harley World Championship runner-up. Roman Levin of FOH Cycle Fab won Performance Custom for the second year running, this year with "FOH Cafe", a 2002 Suzuki, and the Retro Mod class was won by Fred Montalto with "Spitshine", a 1960 Harley-Davidson Panhead.


Copper Mike Cole won a free place at the 2012 AMD World Championship in Sturgis in addition to a cash prize


The Ultimate Builder series now moves to Cleveland, OH, on January 27-29, followed by Minneapolis, MN, on February 3-5. Entries are welcomed at ultimatebuilderbikeshow.com or call Biker Pros on 919-886-5075 for details. Cash prizes are awarded to class winners who also receive a free entry and automatic place at the 9th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis, August 5-8 2012

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