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CUSTOMBIKE: the trade show

Winston Yeh from Taiwan, winner of the International Custom Bike Championship Germany, argues: “In Asia, everyone says that if you want to accomplish something over in Europe, you have to go to the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW in Germany. It's the most important fair for our scene. Now, I have to admit they're right and I'm happy I've been here.”And Arno Kruth from Toxic Bikes is just as happy – and he should. After all, he won the EUROPEAN BIKER BUILD-OFF 2014. When the American team around Bill Dodge cancelled their participation less than two weeks before the show due to customs problems, Toxic Bikes stepped in without hesitation, surprising everyone with a great performance and outdoing Spaniard Sergio Bayarri from Sbay Motors. During the three fair days, both teams each built a spectacular custom bike in front of the audience's close eye. In the end, the Spanish team ran out of time and luck, detecting they had forgotten to pack one small part they would have needed to finish their bike. This left their futuristic V2 racer unridable. But either way, the team from North Germany won the audience's favor with their old-school Harley by a surprisingly large advance.For the International Custom Bike Championship Germany (ICCG) participants, the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW is touchstone and platform at the same time. Winning one of the 17 categories is akin to an accolade. This year's winners, hence, belong to the highest rank in motorcycle building.The winners: 
  • Craziest Bike – René van Tuil/Netherlands Best Paint/Airbrush – Stanislaw Myszkowski/Poland
  • Best Engineering – Francesco Bella/Italy Best Sportsbike – Andreas Neuhold/Switzerland
  • Best Streetfighter – Andreas Kaminski/Germany Best Cafe Racer – Heiner Trapp/Austria
  • Best Roadster – Axel Siemoneit/Germany Best Chopper – Stephan u. Armin Simon/Germany
  • Best Bobber – Rüdiger Koch/Germany Best Old School – Markus Roch/Germany
  • Best Radical – Yuri Shif/Belarus Editors Choice DREAM-MACHINES – Arno Overweel, Netherlands
  • Editors Choice BIKERS NEWS – Sandra Fröhlich/ Switzerland
  • Editors Choice CUSTOMBIKE – Christian Schwarzenlander/Austria
  • VIP Selection Arno Kruth – Rüdiger Koch/Germany VIP Selection Sergio Bayarri – Winston Yeh/Taiwan
  • Best of Show – Winston Yeh/Taiwan
Apart from that there have been several highlights at the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW. Among others, there have been motorbike presentations on the main stage, CUSTOMBIKE contest award presentations of the same-named magazine, and the presentation of the Build Da Fukker bike. Spectacular action-laden shows completed the fringe events, such as the Miss CUSTOMBIKE contest, London-based tattoo model Cervena Fox's fire-shows, and Henny Kroeze's Wall Of Death shows where he and Jagath Perera thrilled the audience with their breath-taking stunts.


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