The first UK Custom Show to be staged at the Beaulieu Estate, home to the National Motor Museum in southern England, defied the weather and produced larger crowds and more bikes in the Custom Show than had been expected.
Indeed, those who saw the 90 plus competition entries say that it was the best standard of custom motorcycle design and engineering seen at a show in the UK for several years.
In fact, thanks to generous Modified Harley-Davidson class sponsorship support from Harley-Davidson UK, the event saw two Sturgis prizes, both being scooped by noted Italian customizers.
The Best In Show prize was taken by Milan's Abnormal Cycles (Sam Reali - www.abnormalcycles.com), the reigning Modified Harley-Davidson World Champion, with 'Speed Demon', a universally admired Harley 1930 VL framed 1919 JD 74 inch engined racer.
The Modified Harley-Davidson class prize was taken by Boccin Custom Cycles with a 1946 chain final drive Knucklehead
No strangers to European and World Championship competitions (Vic and Lin even got married in Las Vegas when there for the 2006 AMD World Championship!), 'Carousel' features a custom engineered Pan/Shovel engine in a 48 degree rake rigid frame with one inch of stretch, a modified Tolle front end and more trail than the state of Wyoming!