Few, if any, have had a more prolific and respected career in custom motorcycle building than Arlen Ness, and the Petersen Automotive Museum is thrilled to honor the man himself and his creations.

The Arlen Ness Birthday Bash on July 12 at 6p.m. will include [Read more…]

Smoke Out Rally 14 Custom Bike Show Results

100+ Custom Bikes in the Custom Show

100+ Custom Bikes in Smoke Out 13 Custom Show

Smoke Out 14 Custom Bike Show will be known not for the number of motorcycles in the bike show but the quality of motorcycles in the show. The innovation, design and engineering is truly outstanding. A number of judges came together (including Englishman and Fab Kevin) and spent¬¬¬ a few hours reviewing over 100 bikes in the show and came away with the top 10 guys that will be showcased in the Magazine.

The 10 winners include:

  • #90 – Jeremy Camp – Shovel
  • #85 – Wes Jackson – Shovel
  • #83 – Courthouse Customs – Triumph
  • #59 – Bob McConnel – Honda Scrambler
  • #52 Zack Williams – Café Sportsters
  • #53 – Phillip Wiliams – XS 650 [Read more…]

Ultimate Builder: On the Gas in Sturgis

Biker Pros Produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Sturgis

Biker Pros Produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Sturgis

Biker Pros Produces the Ultimate Builder Custom in Sturgis, SD

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles matches the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as it tours the U.S. in conjunction with the International Motorcycle Shows. The first show for the 2013 – 2014 season starts in Sturgis, SD. Up for grabs… $7,000 in cash awards.

For the first time ever [Read more…]

Harley-Davidson Custom Bike Show Weekend



The Sunday Harley-Davidson Custom Bike Show

The Harley-Davidson Museum Custom Bike Show takes place on Sunday, September 1 and showcases 160 bikes in 11 categories. This is an annual show that has grown to be one of the biggest bike shows in the U.S.

Online registration for the H-D Museum Custom Bike Show opens on June 1, 2013.

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Biker Pros Completes

Custom Bike Shows

Biker Pros Completes Custom Bike Shows

Biker Pros has completed the Custom Bike Shows’ website located at It is a multi-site that allows up to five sites to nest under the primary custombikeshows’ url.


Create one location that allows enthusiasts to signup for multiple custom bike shows from across the country. [Read more…]

Ton Up! Speed, Style and Cafe Racer Culture

Ton Up final logo Lucky number 13 for the annual “Motorcycles as Art” exhibition at the legendary Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this summer is titled “Ton Up! – Speed, Style and Cafe Racer Culture,” focusing on the origins and continued popularity of the Café Racer movement worldwide.

Co-curators Michael Lichter ( and Paul d’Orléans ( have assembled a comprehensive display of 32 machines from 12 makes and 6 decades, plus never-published photography – from the original café racing scene in 1960s England to the present, paintings by Triumph ‘resident artist’ Conrad Leach, images from the Ace Café Collection, vintage leather ‘Rocker’ jackets from the Lewis Leathers archive, the “One-Show” 21-helmets display of custom painted helmets, painting by Andrea Chiaravalli and photography by Erick Runyon with other artists to be announced.
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Builders Attending the AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show

Builders Going to Milwaukee

13 Builders Heading to Milwaukee

Biker Pros is happy to announce the first round of builders participating in the 2nd Annual AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show, which is held in Milwaukee on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus during the 110th Celebration.

It starts on Thursday, August 29, 2013 and runs through Sunday night on September 1, 2013.

We are excited about all of the builders that are participating in the custom show,” commented Bob Kay, Biker Pros’ Partner. “We have seen most of these builders in the Ultimate Builder series and look forwrd to seeing their latest builds in Milwaukee.

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Hear the Tunes when you Enter your Custom Sled


Two Tickets To Paradise – That’s right, when you enter your motorcycle into the Muskegon Bike Time Extreme Custom Bike Show sponsored by Hot Rod Harley-Davidson and Budweiser on Saturday July 20, 2013 you receive two passes to the Steve Augeri concert for you and your friend. Steve Augeri is an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. Augeri recorded three albums during a successful eight-year tenure with the group that brought one of the world’s most accomplished rock groups back to the stage to perform for their millions of fans worldwide.

But wait, there is more. We are giving away $4,000 in cash prizes. Get the details on the show by making the jump. [Read more…]

David Mann’s Chopper Illustration

David Mann's was a collaboration with Bandit

David Mann’s Ghost Rider was a collaboration with Bandit

David “Dave” Mann (September 10, 1940 – September 11, 2004) was a California graphic artist whose paintings celebrated biker culture, and choppers. Called “the biker world’s artist-in-residence,” his images are ubiquitous in biker clubhouses and garages, on motorcycle gas tanks, tattoos, and on t-shirts and other memorabilia associated with biker culture. Choppers have been built based on the bikes first imagined in a David Mann painting.

Back in the day…

David Mann stopped in to [Read more…]

Interview with LC Fabrication’s J. Cupp

Interview with J. Cupp

Interview with J. Cupp

Interview With Jeremy Cupp at BikerMetric… Cupp is the mastermind behind LC Fabrications of Grottoes, Virginia.

TR: When you started, did you plan on fame, fortune, or just enough to own a clean home while providing for some hot babe and the kids you made?

JC: Ha Ha… no. Fame and fortune equals less time to work on bikes, which is [Read more…]