Metzeler Sturgis Custom Bike Contest Results

Winners All at the 6th Annual Sturgis Metzeler Custom Bike Contest

It was a huge success at the 6th Annual Sturgis Metzeler Custom Bike Contest, with dozens of radical customs taking the stage, showing off new trends and wild designs from coast to coast. Metzeler thanks the many builders who showed their bikes and the spectators who showed up for the best show in town. Also thanks to the pro judges who had the inevitable task of choosing the best from the best under the Custom Bike Association guidelines.

The Best of Show prize winner was Todd Silicato of Todds Cycle, Huntington Beach, California. Todd's win has earned him: inclusion in the Metzeler Master Builder poster series and 2009 Metzeler Ad Campaign, a three-day apprenticeship with Eddie Trotta, feature Article in American Iron Magazine, a trip to Faakersee European Bike Week and tour of the Metzeler Factory, a seat at the Annual Round table in Cincinnati at the V-Twin Expo, four sets of Metzeler Tires, a cool trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, and a Boyesen Power X Wing. Not bad for an afternoon in the sun.

The Peoples Choice Award was won by Donna Keller and her bike built by Michael Ballew of Ballew's South Central Customs. She won two sets of Metzeler Tires, a very cool trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, and Boyesen Power X Wing. Runner up in People's Choice was Ed Hines of Lake Placid, Florida, going home with a set of Metzeler Tires and his own magnificent trophy.

The many other winners and their prizes earned at the 6th Annual Sturgis Metzeler Custom Bike Contest include:

Custom Class - First Place
Bill Bess, Built by Michael Ballew, Ballew's South Central Customs
Two sets of Metzeler Tires, Trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, Boyesen Power X Wing, Kuryakyn Lizard Lights Set

Custom Class - Runner Up
Bruce Sharpe, Oklahoma City, OK
One set of Metzeler Tires, Trophy

Chopper Class - First Place
Steve Schuller, Industrial Custom Cycle, Ont, Canada
Two sets of Metzeler Tires, Trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, Boyesen Power X Wing, Kuryakyn Lizard Lights Set

Chopper Class - Runner Up
Scott Fisher, Vicious Cycles, Inc,Lemoyne, PA
One set of Metzeler Tires, Trophy

Bobber Class - First Place
Johnny Gil, Johnny's Customs, McAllen, TX
Two Sets of Metzeler Tires, Trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, Boyesen Power X Wing, Kuryakyn Lizard Lights Set

Bobber Class - Runner Up
Steven Broyles, Stevenson's Cycles, Wayne, MIOne set of Metzeler Tires, Trophy

Consumer Class - First Place
Martin Ramirez, Arvada, CO
Two sets of Metzeler Tires, Trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, Boyesen Power X Wing

Consumer Class - Runner Up
Reggie Dangerfield, Reggie's Rod Shop, Billings, MT
One set of Metzeler Tires, Trophy

Stage 3 Class - First Place
Margaret Nicestri, Bowie, MD
Two sets of Metzeler Tires, Trophy, All Balls Starter, S&S; Shop Shirt, Boyesen Power X Wing

Stage 3 Class - Runner Up
Gary Buckley, Cottage Grove, WI
One set of Metzeler Tires, Trophy

Stan Foxworthy, Metzeler Marketing Manager said, "The success of this show is due solely to the builders and bikers who are dedicated to the craft. As always, we wish there were some way to award all of the builders for their excellent work. Looking at these bikes as a whole shows how much heart and sweat is poured into each build. Every year is a surprise seeing all the new ideas and stunning craftsmanship."