Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins Championship of the Americas

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins the Championship of the Americas & Heads to AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop in Ten Mile, Tennessee, and his bike Pennie Lane earned enough votes by fellow builders to take first-place honors and win  FreeStyle. Tim is now one of the elite members of TEAM USA and part of the North American contingent that will travel to Cologne, Germany, and Intermot 2018 to bring the world Championship back to the states.

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins Championship of the Americas

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins Championship of the Americas

The finest custom bike builders in the country showcased their latest creations at North America’s premier competition, which serves as an automatic qualifier for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. A total of 31 bikes from from 24 builders were entered in one of four classes:

  • Free Style
  • Performance Custom
  • Retro Custom
  • Street Custom

Tim Dixon’s Pennie Lane

  • The motor and trans  comes from a donor 1959 Panhead
  • The frame is from raw 7/8” diameter tubing
  • The frame was stretched 4”

Dixon did a Harmon-style front end on the long chopper and liked the way it worked. So he started with a Model A straight axle, added a shock and a rocker, and shazam… it worked.

You have to take a minute to understand the rear suspension. He used springs from a 1931 Ford Model A to make a leaf spring-style suspension. The springs were arched to match the curve of the fender.

Additionally, all enthusiasts from the expo casted votes to determine the People’s Choice.

People’s Choice went to the BMW Alpha built by Salt Lake City machinist Mark Atkinson, and inspired by a concept created by Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem.

About American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide

The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (www.aimexpousa.com) was created to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the greater powersports industry. AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and has international impact within the motorcycling and powersports community. AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is produced by the Motorcycle Industry Council (www.mic.org).

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