Region’s Top Engineering Artists toCompete for Middle East Custom Bike Building Championship at Gulf Bike Week2012
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Dubai-UAE: 23 July 2012 – Artists and designers with a passion for creatingstylish and bold motorcycles will have the opportunity to showcase their uniqueengineering talent at the returning Middle East Custom Bike BuildingChampionship on 20 October 2012 during the Gulf Bike Week.
From inception to creation, eachmotorcycle illustrates the stellar works of art that embodies the creativity,artistry and personality of their designers, whilst celebrating a sub-culturethat is rapidly growing in the Middle East.
In 2011, over 70 bikes from numerousclasses that paid strict attention to detail whilst highlighting unique conceptsand stories, entered the competition with only one winner being crowned. Thisyear, entrants have the opportunity to compete from a selectionof 13 classes and be crowned the best in their respective class, with anoverall winner selected at the end to win the coveted Middle East Custom BikeBuilding Championship.
Winners of each class will receiveexceptional prizes, such as a complete Harley-Davidson aftermarket frame fromPenz Custombikes, Austria, worth approximately US$2,000 and more.
Christopher Hudson, ManagingDirector of Clarion Events Middle East, said: “The Middle East Custom BikeBuilding Championship is one of the most creative features at Gulf Bike Week.The visual impact of these competing vehicles on display is just simply breathtaking.The imaginative designs and precision engineering leaves visitors in awe of theartistry and ingenuity of every one of those talented artists. This yearhowever, contestants have requested to have several classes to showcase theuniqueness of each motorcycle. We expect the motorcycle entries for 2012 to beno different and can’t wait to see what custom motorcycles ride in thisOctober.”
The Custom Motorcycles entries thisyear will be judged within the class they are in. Classes consist of: VintageClass consisting of every motorcycle before 1985, 3-Wheeler Class, SportbikeClass, Streetfighter Class, Radical Sportbike Class, Stock Metric V-Twin, StockUS V-Twin, Metric Touring Class, US Touring Class, Sportster Class, V-RodClass, Modified V-Twin Class and Radical Custom Class. In addition, everymotorcycle will be judged to determine the winner of the Best Paint Job and theOverall Show Winner.
Contestants that wish to participateat this year’s Middle East Custom Bike Building Championship need to specifythe class of their motorcycle and every competing entry needs to be registeredbetween 11:00am and 1:00pm on 20 October, 2012 at Gulf Bike Week.
In order to be eligible toparticipate, every competing vehicle has to run. Furthermore, the chief judgehas the right to change the class of a bike should he deem necessary.
Returning again to the prestigiousjudging panel as chief judge of this year’s Middle East Custom Bike BuildingChampionship is Frank Sander, globally recognized for his keen eye and passiontowards both stock and custom motorcycles.
“The turnout last year at Gulf BikeWeek was much better than expected,” said Frank. “The custom bikes that enteredlast year’s competition were strikingly beautiful to say the very least. Everybike told a unique story and the craftsmanship spoke volumes. There are someexceptional creators here in the Middle East and I cannot wait to come back tosee and judge the latest concepts and designs from these artistic engineers.”
Announcing the winners and prizedistribution will take place at 4:30pm on October 20 2012.
Organized by Clarion Events MiddleEast, Gulf Bike Week will be held from 18 – 20 October 2012 at the DubaiFestival City Al Badia Golf Course, UAE.
For more information and exhibitingfor dealers on Gulf Bike Week 2012 and the Middle East Custom Bike BuildingChampionship, please visit: http://www.gulfbikeweek.com/