H-D 110th celebration and AMD affiliate custom show
As part of the Motor Company’s 110th activities, an AMD World Championship program custom show was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum Campus in Milwaukee during a weekend of celebrations. Organized by Bob Kay’s Biker Pros team, the event included four AMD Invitational classes (Freestyle, Radical Bagger, Retro Mod, and Mod Harley) and saw one lucky winner, Shaun Ruddy, qualify to compete at AMD World Championship in Germany. The award winning Beezlebub motorcycle took a top 3 in tough competition.
The Award Winning Beezlebub Motorcycle, pictured below, took 3rd in the Radical Bagger class at the custom bike show. Click here for more details on the specifications on Beezlebub.
About Roy Martin – Roy brought in a Radical Bagger from his headquarters in Littleton, CO to compete in the 2013 AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show. Roy is equally adept at fabricating Hot Rods as Hot Bikes. His custom baggers are exceptional. And when he is not putting his fabrication skills to use, Roy is putting his riding skills to use as a motor cop.
The Dove (Katy Harris) interviews Roy Martin of Roys Toys.
More About The AMD World Championship Qualifier Custom Bike Show
In the Freestyle class it was Shaun Ruddy who took top honors with his Chop Deville. As a part of his class win Shaun will be traveling to Essen, Germany. He is to compete in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building as part of the Team USA incentive to bring US-based builders over the World Championship now that it is being held in Europe.
Ruddy’s bike takes the boar tracker theme to extremes with its stretched and raked frame and tall thin wheels. At the front of the bike there is a radical Deville leading link fork carrying progressive-rate, coil over, nitrogen shocks from a dirt bike, while the whole package is powered by a motor said to put out 167hp. A 2012 custom Indian was good enough to take second in Freestyle for Jesse Bassett from The Gasbox, with third place being taken by Daniel Sanchez from Cut Throat Customs with Tracker.
AMD Invitational – FREE STYLE
- Shaun Ruddy, Chop Deville – 2012 Chop Deville Retro Racer – Chop Deluxe
- Jesse Bassett – 2012 Custom Indian – The Gasbox
- Daniel Sanchez, Tracker – 2012 Cut Throat Customs, Cut Throat Customs
Blacksmith Motoring Company’s 2008 Retroliner, named El Vendetta, was the winning Radical Bagger and featured a stroked, turbocharged and nitrous injected motor along with Blacksmith Phantom remote control air ride suspension and a 26in front wheel conversion. A 2010 Road Glide took second for Scott Baugh, and the Roys Toys Customs’ Beelzebub 2004 custom Bagger of Roy Martin rounded out the top three.
AMD Invitational – RADICAL BAGGER
- GIO, El Vendetta – 2008 Retroliner, Blacksmith Motoring Company
- Scott Baugh – 2010 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
- Roy Martin, Beelzebub – 2004 Custom Bagger, Roys Toys Customs
Former World Championship top three finisher Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications placed first in the Retro Mod class with his 1976 Ironhead Old Black, which features two rear cylinder heads and dual final drive chains. Copper Mike, from Gravesend Cycles placed second in class with his ’47 Knucklehead and third place went to Once in a While, a ’45 Flathead by Paul Anderson.
After placing top five in the 2013 World Championship Modified Harley class a the World Championship, Jon Shipley of Hoosier Daddy Choppers, took first place in the same class at the Milwaukee celebration show with the bike Firehouse Racer. The 1985 FXR, Sudden Impact, from Cory Edwards took second in the Modified Harley class and third was awarded to Clay Rathburn, from Atomic Bomb Motorcycles, for his Sportster.
AMD Invitational – MOD Harley
- Jon Shipley, Firehouse Racer – 2013 Custom Board Tracker, Hoosier Daddy Chopper
- Cory Edwards, Sudden Impact – 1985 H-D FXR
- Clay Rathburn -2001 Sportster Atomic Bomb Motorcycles
“We are excited about all of the builders that are participating in the custom show,” commented Bob Kay, Biker Pros’ Partner. “We have seen most of these builders in the Ultimate Builder series and look forward to seeing their latest builds in Milwaukee.”