Staged at the port city of Norrtelje, an hour northeast of the Swedish capital Stockholm, the Custom Bike Show is set to again be the Scandinavian Affiliate event for the World Championship of Custom Bike Building. This is the sixth time that the event has been a part of the program.
Organized by Twin Club MC, and believed to be one of the oldest established custom bike shows in the world, the one-day ride-in event will be staged in its usual Societets Park in Norrtelje on Saturday, June 5, 2010.
The event draws large crowds, on what is Sweden’s National Holiday weekend, with competitors from all over Scandinavia, Finland and elsewhere in Europe.
JRL Cycles – Lucky 7
Rotec is an Australian company better known for making airplane engines, but they also make radial motorcycle engines exclusively for JRL Cycles, such as the seven-cylinder R2800 used in Lucky 7. Riders looking for more power can order a 36,000cc nine-cylinder engine through JRL.
This is the latest international extension to the World Championship sponsorship that Harley-Davidson embarked on last year, and follows on from the first Modified Harley-Davidson affiliate event win (Shaw Harley-Davidson, UK) seen at London’s Ace Cafe Motorcycle & Custom Show at the end of February.
Prior winners have included Stellan Egeland, whose June 2007 win with “Hulster 8 Valve” came just two months before Stellan went on to become Europe’s still one and only Official World Champion.
Traditionally, the Custom Bike Show sees one of the highest standards of custom bikes of Europe’s shows. Other prior winners such as Hogtech, Mr. Moore Custom Craft, Chemical Chopper, Anders Göth and Flying Choppers have all gone on to do well at the European or World Championship.
The Custom Bike Show is operated by the members of Twin Club MC on a volunteer basis. It gets generous support from aftermarket vendors such as Motorcycle Storehouse, Custom Chrome Europe, MotoSpeed and others who put up several thousands of Euros of parts and accessory prizes.
Twin Club MC provides the winner with a 5,000 Euro “bike freight prize” to compete at the World Championship, and prize money for second and third to compete at the European Championship.