Monday, 11 March 2013
Irish Motorbike Show in Dublin delivers two Winners
Dublin delivers two winners
TWO custom bike builders won expenses to take their bikes to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building when the Irish Motorcycle and Scooter Show hosted the Irish affiliate round of the Championship.
The event which was held in Dublin, Ireland, over the weekend of 1-3 March had prize packages for both domestic and international custom builders in the Custom Show.
In a repeat of the 2011 Show, Netherlands-based René van Tuil, of Revatu Customs once again took the top prize in the International class. This year his build was a one-off, vintage-styled, custom built around an Arona 600cc diesel engine.
A one-off frame with adjustable Springer forks and a Panhead / FX Shovel hybrid motor from Italian custom shop took second place for Italy's Inglourious Basterds Cycles, while Destiny Cycles from the UK mainland placed third with Vic Jefford's Carousel.
In a first for any affiliate show in the World Championship's history second place was taken by a sidecar outfit in the form of Noel Connolly's Model A "whiskey Chaser", a ground-up build inspired by board track racers and powered by a Honda GC160 generator engine.
The top three was rounded out by a Sportster based build from Dinny Shannahan, which was 80 percent handmade.