The performance class winners announced at the recent AMD World Championship were somewhat interesting, to say the least. The bike we recently featured from BTR Moto placed third after the first place winner from AFT Customs and the second place finisher from Brew Bikes. The first place winner, powered by a Honda VT750 BR V-Twin was built by the ‘AFT Girls’ – a group of female motorcycle enthusiasts and part-time models. Hmm, …
The second place bike from Brew Bikes, a 1971 Honda CB 350, has, according to the press release, set class mile records and only cost some $1,800 in bought parts. Not a bad looking build and, for the money, certainly seems to live up to the spirit of the performance class.
Curt Winter’s build we’ve already covered and, based on what we can see, it should have no trouble turning in some excellent performance numbers of its own.
The press release quoted below says this:
competitors and selected VIP judges voting an unprecedented three-way tie for the win in the class, with the one, two, three determined by judging preference count-back.
I’m not sure what a “judging preference count-back” is, but I’m pretty sure those part time models think it’s a great way to determine the winner of the performance class.
AMD press release follows:
AFT Customs of Jackson, California (www.aftcustoms.com) won the Performance Custom Class at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building for the second year running – the first time any custom bike builder has retained a Championship crown since Roger Goldammer took a second World Championship FreeStyle win in 2005, and one of two winners to achieve it at this year’s 9th annual AMD World Championship (the other was in the Production Manufacturer Class).
Called “Halia”, the winning Honda VT 750 BR engined ‘Street Tracker’ was built by the ‘AFT Girls’ – a group of female motorcycle enthusiasts and part-time models who have trained at college and at Jim Guiffra’s AFT Customs to hone their workshop and custom motorcycle skills to great effect!
The class was closely fought, with competitors and selected VIP judges voting an unprecedented three-way tie for the win in the class, with the one, two, three determined by judging preference count-back.
Second place was taken by Steve Garn (BREW Bikes of Creston, North Carolina, USA – www.brewracingframes.com) with “9605” (the bike’s race number) a race prepared 1971 Honda CB 350 that has set class mile records which only cost some $1,800 in bought parts!
Third in the class was taken by noted Big Twin performance engineer Curt Winter (BTRmoto – www.btrmoto.com) of Hayward, California, whose “BTR GP” featured a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 88 engine in a custom trellis race-style frame with aluminum swingarm, inverted Showa front-end and proprietary BTR 5 speed drivetrain.