Roy’s Toys Customs Heading to the 2018 AMD World Championship Qualifier
Roy Martin of Roy’s Toys Customs has been working on numerous projects to get ready for the Kustom Kulture Artisan Show presents the Cherokee AMD Showdown in Cherokee, NC on September 7th – 9th, 2018. Two bikes that are in development are the over-the-top 7 Sins Bagger and the 1930’s race-inspired Boardtracker custom.
The winner from the Kustom Kulture Artisan Show presents the Cherokee AMD Showdown is awarded the chance to compete in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Colon Germany. Martin has his eye on the prize with two fantastic builds making their way to a debut in Cherokee, NC.
Board Track Build
Although board track racing disappeared in the early 30’s, the style of the machines racing on wooden planks continues to inspire many of today’s builders.
For this board track racing inspired project, a deliberate choice is made combine the modern technology and reliability with the visual cues of the designs found of the racing machines of the beginning of the last century.
The 7-Sins Bagger has been a labor of love for the team. The development of the custom Harley-Davidson Bagger has been slow and steady with a few dead end alleys thrown in to make the build challenging.
Right now the trending builds are big wheel baggers. Giant 30” wheels, amazing paint all shiny and perfect. Roy combines this trend with smooth running and high-performance engines.
About AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building
In the interests of promoting craftsmanship and innovation, the AMD World Championship only features five classes, the most famous of which is the now almost universal Freestyle class concept first introduced to the motorcycle industry by AMD in 2004 – this is the class from which the competitors choose who will represent them as World Champion for the next 24 months.
The other classes recognize the impacts that custom builders’ platform and design and engineering decisions have on custom outcomes to include the prestigious, immensely popular and highly influential Retro Mod class ; Modified Harley-Davidson; Street Performance for cutting-edge high-performance engine and chassis work and a platform-diverse Cafe Racer showcase.
Most of Europe’s major V-twin industry parts and accessory distributors are already confirmed – Motorcycle Storehouse, Custom Chrome Europe and Zodiac International among them – with several of the major OEs again taking additional booths to showcase their customization programs.
- Show Dates – 2nd – 7th October, 2018
- Bike Registration – Monday October 1st, 10am to 8pm
- Bike Shipping Address – INTERMOT, Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1, D-50679 Koeln, Germany.
This year sees the Hall 10 footprint expanded as INTERMOT ‘Customized’ expands to occupy the whole of the lower level of what is the largest hall at the Cologne Expo Center, the only one of the original double-deck halls left, resulting in a satisfyingly retro and chic environment that works well for the custom motorcycle industry’s exhibition values. Hall 10 is located adjacent to the three primary public entrances to the Cologne Expo Center and in 2016 attracted some 150,000 visitors – this year the public days are expanded to five from four days.
With more than five prior World Champions already confirmed among the 2018 competitor community and bikes already slated to compete from some 26 countries worldwide, the Hall 10 attendance looks set to be another all-time record for a custom bike show at an international motorcycle industry expo.