(L to R) IMBBA president, Jeff Starke, Reflection Customs pro-builder, Jody Gendon, Chad Dutmers, Michigan Motorcycle Show promoter
The Michigan Bike Show 2012, was held at the Birch Run Expo Center, Birch Run, Michigan on January 20-22. The show having one hundred bikes in competition blazed through the cold weather and a storm threatening to delay participants. But, surprisingly showed no signs of any delays as builders/owners pushed through the weather and gathered together to make a great showing. Two halls filled with vendors and bikes. The IMBBA sanctioned the event with points going towards builders credits. The IMBBA held its usual Builders Workshop, where time is set aside to meet and greet the participants and work with them in improving their competition points and scoring, a trademark to IMBBA judging style and criteria. The awards, presented by Chad Dutmer's the Michigan Bike Show promoter for the event, were given out on Sunday. Including the "Best of Show" award going to Pro-Builder class winner, Reflection Customs. A fully decked out Touring Custom with visual effects and a highly technical sound system.
Competition was extremely tight in the Touring Customs as well among the Pro-builders.
Attending the bike show was Stevenson Cycles, IMBBA Certified Master Bike Builder, Steven Broyles who offered a great deal of support and attention bringing with him one of his outstanding builds!
In addition, Doug Hall from the Chopper Institute of America was displaying the education and training that goes into IMBBA certification and available to the public knowledge in bike repairing and building. while displaying the progress of the High School Chopper building programs.
Chad Dutmer's determination and attention to detail in organizing the Michigan Motorcycle Show was well received by participants, Riders, spectators, Vendors and IMBBA. Great Job, Great Show!
Judges were: Jeff Starke, Master judge, Charlie Hadayia, Jr., Judge, Joe Distefano Associate Judge and Scorer Recorder, Jean Beals.
"Best of Show" Pro-Builder competition
IMBBA Certified Judge, Charlie Hadayia Jr.
Steven Broyles, IMBBA certified Master Bike Builder. on his latest build.
Doug hall Chopper Institute of America, President and son.
At the end of the day....(L to R) IMBBA certified Associate judge, Joe Distefano and IMBBA Certified judge, Charlie Hadayia Jr.
Bike Show Judging Results Michigan Motorcycle Show January 20-22, 2012
Jody Musselman - 98 Heritage Softail
Joseph Boyk - '02 Wideglide
Reflections - '09 Road glide
Michigan Motorcycle - 04 Ironworks
Michigan Motorcycle - 04 American Ironhorse
Michigan Motorcycles - '04 Titan
David Abramson - 1978 Kawasaki LTD
Gray LaRose - 2008 FLHTC Anniversary
Kevin Kocisky - 2004 Road King
Denise Dehn -
Old School Bobber
Gregg Staley - 1970 Triumph Bonneville
Dennis Benefield - 2009 Perewitz custom
William Wallace - '68 500 Tirumph
Reflections - 07 HD Street Glide
Steve Hollon - 2011 Golgotha - Sanctified
Dozer - 1996 Softail
Alfred Noall - 1953 HD FLE Panhead
Andy Hart - 1974 FXE
David Boyd - 49 Flat Head
Ron Clor - 1953 HDFL Panhead
Bill Franck - 1966 FLH
David Boyd - 80 FX Wide Glide
Mike Colley - 2006 Street Glide
Gale Jacobi - 2011 HD Tri- glide
William Novak - 2005 Ultra Classic
Lee Ferris - 1985 FXRS
Jon Szeszulski - 2011 HD RoadKing
Chad Faszczewski - Cushman Cart - Ice Cream
Steve Hollon - 2011 Golgotha -Grunge
Charlie Parent - 1957 45 Flathead
Joyce Olson-Burpee - 2000 Honda Shadow 1100
Sabrina Smith - 2003 Yamaha V-Star
Shirley Gould - 2006 Honda Shadow 1100
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