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makes 'ProShow' debut at Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee
has reported strong gains in earnings and dealer new motorcycle sales for the
first quarter of 2012.
American Labor Day holiday weekend at the end of August and beginning of
September saw the AMD World Championship program make its debut at arguably its
most prestigious venue yet.
Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted the Milwaukee
Rally 110th anniversary year kick-off party, and among the features for
visitors was a two-day AMD World Championship affiliate program 'ProShow',
followed by the one-day Harley-Davidson Ride-In custom bike show.
24 selected customs in four classes competed for $7,000 cash prizes offered by
Harley-Davidson, in addition to the prestige of being on show at the
Harley-Davidson museum campus.
winner of the FreeStyle class also scooped a place on 'TEAM USA' to compete at
the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, which is now being staged
at the all new BIG BIKE EUROPE expo at Essen, in Germany, in May each year.
winner was Jon Shipley of Hoosier Daddy Choppers (Bloomfield, Indiana) with
'Whiskey Bent', the 1000cc 1977 Ironhead Sportster engined prostreet rigid, a
collaboration with Dirty South Choppers, with which he had taken 10th place at
the AMD World Championship at Sturgis just three weeks earlier.
top cash prize of $3,000, and an opportunity to have his bike on display at the
museum for a week, was taken by Steve Iacona of Iacona Customs Cycles,
Brooklyn, New York, with 'Challenger', the 1996 1200cc Sportster-engined
Modified Harley-Davidson with which he had taken second place in the Mod Harley
class at the AMD World Championship at Sturgis in 2011, and with which he won
the Mod Harley Class at Milwaukee.
Performance Custom class win in the competitor and VIP Guest judged AMD ProShow
went to Boyd Dingman (Dingman Collision Center, Omaha, Nebraska) with 'Streaker
II'; the Retro-Mod class win went to Gio Giovanni (Blacksmith Motoring Co., Round
Lake Beach, Illinois) with 'El Vaquero', a 1977 Honda GL 1000 that was also
seen at the AMD World Championship at Sturgis in 2011.