Goldmember by Roger Goldammer - 2008 Freestyle 1st place
The results are in for the 2008 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building held this past week in Sturgis. Some very familiar faces and names are trophy winners, foremost among them, Roger Goldammer with Goldmember took top honors in the freestyle class. Coming in 2nd was Hot Dock with StG Nautilus. 3rd place went to the rather interesting Seppster 2 Ice Racer from Tobias Guckel of TGS Motorcycles in Germany.
Metric 1st place went to Jim Giuffra of AFT Customs in Martell, California with Er Hed.
1st place in the production manufacturer class was Delaware American with their Tech Twin American 13c. 2nd place went to Nick Gale's Little Miss Dynamite
Hot Dock's StG Nautilus - 2008 Freestyle 2nd place
TGS Motorcycles' Seppster 2 Ice Racer - 2008 Freestyle 3rd place
AFT Customs' Er Hed - 2008 Metric 1st place
Delaware American's Tech Twin American 13c - 2008 production manufacturer 1st place
The look of custom bikes is definitely changing. The bikes are still radical but some are actually functional, imagine that. Goldmember, the overall winner is a 164 mph, single cylinder, supercharged Bonneville racer. I'd call that functional. Even the builders that are reluctant to move in that direction have to see the writing on the wall for the non functional stretched garage art we've seen for far too long. Those builders can certainly continue on that course if they wish but the trend and their market are going elsewhere.
Link: AMD World Championship