Like salmon, we go up stream every year to spawn & die only to return next year and do it all over again!
Indianapolis, Indiana - Not so this year.... The Indy 2012 Dealer Expo was far from being anything you could call same-olde-same-olde. This year, Indy was filled with vendors, bike auctions and dealers. which covered almost all four corners of the world with huge displays and platforms to wow the spectators and fellow competitors. For us V-Twin connoisseur's Dealer Expo shows signs of bringing back much of what Indy use to be known for as far as Powersports and V-Twin customizations, vendors and enthusiast alike all sharing under one roof. While Cincinnati has been the norm for us as a navigatible aide when going up stream year after year, This year showed signs of the V-twin market with the arrival of a the New American V-Twin Dealer Show with a bike show host by Bob Kay and Jeff Najar the Ultimate Builder Bike Show along with James Gasket, PSI, BDL Belt Drives, ACCEL, AVON tyres, Bikers Choice, Custom Chrome, Arlen Ness, Motorcycle Electric and many-many more.
Signs that show a steady slow recovery as we all know, the costs to attend both of these shows shoulder to shoulder, state to state. But, in reality, it appears more so now then ever, We all return to see, greet and share alike and in witness that we are all still standing.
The New American V-Twin Dealer Show stages it's first bike show at INDY Dealer Expo organized by Ultimate Builder
This year at the INDY Dealer Expo 2012, Ultimate Builder Bike Show crew celebrated a successful event. Bob Kay, holding the reins, unleashed a spectacular collection of Custom bikes all of which, had the judges working overtime. The titled Sponsor was American Iron Magazine attending for American Iron was editor Chris Maiva,
The competition was tight especially in the Modified Bobber class, The classes were: Freestyle, Modified Bagger,& Modified Bobber. In addition, Ultimate Builder invited judges from the IMBBA, which included, IMBBA president, Jeff Starke, Master Judge, Charlie Hadayia Jr. IMBBA Judge and Joe Destefano, IMBBA Associate judge. all came to support the IMS show and were joined by other selected judges some eight in total. The bikes were outstanding and represented some of our best. The spectators definitely enjoyed the eye candy.
Winning the show this year in the freestyle class, was Steven Broyles, from Stevenson cycle with his old school bobber. This bike was a unanimous pick by all the judges.
The Ultimate Builder Series now on its tail end of this years 2011/2012 calendar of bike shows invited IMBBA as returning guests to judge their United States Championship Bike Competition. Now with only two more shows to go in the Ultimate Builder Series, starting next weekend in Charlotte, February 24,26, 2012 and then on to Daytona Bike Week. Beginning Tuesday, March 13, and ending Friday March 16th just in time for the builders to get the most exposure and in time for the Rats Hole Chopper Show on Saturday, March 17th, 2012.
Jeff Najar and Bob Kay combind efforts in operating the Ultimate Builder Bike show series
The Ultimate Builder Series now on its tail end of this years 2011/2012 calendar of bike shows invited IMBBA judges as their guest, they were; Jeff Starke, Master Judge and IMBBA president, Charlie Hadayia Jr. IMBBA Judge and Joe Destefeno, IMBBA Associate Judge. Now with only two more shows to go in the Ultimate Builder Series, starting next weekend in Charlotte on February 24,26, 2012 and then on to Daytona Bike Week.
Builders/competitors stand together and recieve applause for bringing the outstanding builds to the show
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