Florida Full Throttle Magazine 2013 Bike Builders Invitational....The Best Ever!!
BEST of Show Winner Full Throttle's 2013 Bike Builders Invitational Show Competition Steve Galvin wining $5,000 cash prize Sponsored by Fran Haasch Law Group, Presented by: Fran Haasch Law Group (Background) Radical Randy, (L to R), Paul Allen Tony Cincci and IMBBA president, Jeff Starke
Clearwater, Florida -Florida Full Throttle Magazine hit an all time high in attendance and quality of bikes. Held on January 25-27, 2013. at the Quaker Steak and Lube location, some three acres of party time and music. Dubbed by IMBBA president, Jeff Starke who travels abroad and about the US said. "The Best Bike show I have attended in years"! Accompany by his IMBBA staff and judges, were Master Judge, Joe Distefano and Jean Beals for the first IMBBA sanctioned Full Throttle Bike Show.
Tony Cincci, Florida Full Throttle Magazine editor responsible for the festivities provided the crowds which left the three acre Quaker Steak location with standing room only. The crowds filled the parking lot and vendors booths were difficult to see when people in rows moved about like cattle on a roundup. And, a round up it was, Top sponsors continued over $10,000
In prize money and awards to participant builders in this first ever, judged, Full Throttle Event.
Radical Randy, was at home and at large as the official MC for this event, who kept the wheels turning and people informed and entertained in only the way Radical Randy can do.
The Bike Show a fun, but serious event for the competitiors
Cast of Sponsors receive recognition awards from Full Throttle Magazine
Sponsors for the event were, Quaker Steak & Lube- Bill Church, Full Throttle Magazine- Tony Cincci & Paul Allen, Jagermeister, Fran Haasch Law Group, Walker Ford, Ford Power Stroke Diesel, Jim's Harley Davidson and All State Insurance. Plus, MC'd by Radical Randy, and professionally judged by the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA). The Parking lots were packed all weekend long estimated 25-30,000 people attended this great event with a weather report and blessing from above that would keep any meteorologist is awe. It truly was the perfect Bike weekend event.
Vendors were not without customers and Quaker Steak's food menu was awesome!. The service and hospitality made this event far from the eyes of.... restaurant - impossible.
This Bike Show, Florida's most serious event displayed bikes that were over the top in customization, and left the judges walking around on their knees and hands to inspect and score these marvels. The Classes were: Radical, Bagger, Cafe, Old School, and Metric. With Awards of $500 for First place,
$300 for Second Place and $200.00 for third. with the Best of Show receiving $5,000 Check.
In addition, there was a Ride In Bike Show that represented some of the best street customs and antiques, Three Wheelers and Choppers. Awards were given out on the Jagermister Stage which had a kick-ass sound system that entertained us all.
Whether you came to this event to see the custom bikes, attend the ride in Bike show, Be entertained by bands of a variety of sounds. tour the vendors and see the latest in what's out there for the riding public, You will have found the staff, crews and sponsor who made this possible, friendly and hospitable.
For builders who did'nt attend. you lost out. with cash prizes in these amounts could of helped finance your next dream build. Got tips on how to improve your bike for competition and professional development or get the next idea for a bike you want to build. While receiving credit for your work leading to a third party certification and an invite to attend Sturgis to compete. Next Year, Florida Full Throttle is cutting back to just 45 bikes for the competition, They want the best of the best doesn;t matter where you come from. IMBBA will judge and sanction this event with points for the builders. If I were a builder competing, I wouldn't wait till next year to register. See Full throttle Magazine and Register Now! http://floridafullthrottle.com/site/ Contact Tony Cincci
The Parking Lot
Vendors and MC Radical Randy
Winning Best of Show was Steve Galvin with his bike "Pipe Bomb" and gaining $5,000
1st place in Old School Tim Firstenberger
1st Place Metric Raul Laureans "Commander in Chief"
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Offical Results.....Florida Full Throttle 2013 Bikers Invitational
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