The global COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on our daily lives and the things we do and love. One of the main things affected has been social gatherings, and, as a result, our favourite motorcycle shows around the world have either been cancelled or postponed until later in the year. So, we thought we’d create The Covid Custom Motorcycle Show to bring this awesome moto community together from the safety of your home. Sure, it’s no replacement for a real bike show, but it is a way of showcasing the talented bike builders and their machines from around the world while we are stuck inside.
We have lined up the A-Team of judges from across the planet. First up, we have the legendary Charley Boorman of ‘Long Way Round’ fame. Next is Bobby Haas who owns one of the best custom motorcycle museums in the world – the Haas Moto Museum. Following closely behind is the charismatic Aussie ex-pat and metal magician Craig Rodsmith. Coming in hot is Anthony Partridge, who runs Partridge Designs and can also be found on Discovery Channel’s Goblin Works Garage. We also have David Chang, creator and owner of the social media phenomenon Cafe Racers of Instagram. Last but not least, we have our very own Mark Hawwa, the man behind the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and co-owner of Pipeburn.
The show has five categories: Cafe Racer, Bobber, Chopper, Modern Classic, Scrambler/Tracker and Artwork (moto art, design and tattoos). So, if you have a custom bike you want to show off to the world and don’t mind being in the running to win a share of the $15k worth of prizes on offer, make sure you enter.
Big shout out to our sponsors! These brands, much like all of us, have slowed down a bit. However, we all recognise the strength of the motorcycle community and the spirit that exists within us, even while we are locked down. To those who build, keep on building! We will bounce back! The winner of each category will win The Covid Custom Prize Pack valued at USD$3000. The Pack includes:
- USD$1000 worth of Saint Apparel
- USD$500 cash
- Bell Helmet of your choice
- Skram Moto Eyewear Sunglasses
- Motogadget USD$200 Voucher
- Lowbrow Customs USD$250 Voucher
- Beeline Moto Navigation System
- Velomacchi 35L Giro Backpack
- Quadlock Case USD$100 Voucher