The registration forms for the October 2018 AMD World Championship (‘AMD XIII’) have been available online (www.amdchampionship.com) for two months now, and already we have had 10 bikes entered by 8 builders from 6 countries, with 18 months still to go.
The first 2018 INTERMOT ‘Customized’ planning meeting was held in March at the Koelnmesse headquarters in Cologne, with the meeting consensus giving INTERMOT ‘Customized’ in October 2016 a resounding “thumbs up” and exciting initiatives already under discussion for October 2018.
The first of the 2017 Affiliate events has been held – in Dublin, Ireland, and congratulations go to 2013 AMD World Champion Don Cronin for taking the Irish win there, and to Brit Paul Milbourn for taking the international win – it will be our pleasure to welcome both at ‘AMD XIII’ in 18 months’ time.
Something for all parts and accessory vendors and custom bike builders to be thinking about straight away is the upcoming 2017/2018 AMD International Aftermarket Directory and Builders’ Book – see details with this edition of Custom World, and follow the links to check out your listing – let us know if any of your contact or business details have changed.
As with the 2015 edition, this update will be published in print and on-line, and you can check out the 2015 7th edition with the link.
As this edition of Custom World goes out, there are two further events underway that will be sending winners to compete in 2018.
It is our pleasure to welcome ‘Showbike Fighting’ as the newest AMD World Championship Affiliate event, being staged on April 1st and 2nd at Jakarta, Indonesia. Organized by Indonesian custom magazine ‘OTO PLUS’, ‘Showbike Fighting’ is staged in conjunction with one of Indonesia’s leading custom automotive shows, and AMD World Championship photographer and Brand Ambassador Onno Wieringa (Madness Photography, Netherlands) has headed straight to the show to represent the AMD World Championship just the day after getting home from the 30th annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show at St Paul, Minnesota!
Meanwhile, Frank Sander of Thunder Media, Germany fame (who is also one of AMD’s World Championship photographers), is helping to organize the third annual ‘Customshow Emirates’ (March 30 to April 1) at Abu Dhabi, where the Swiss Custom’ (SwissMoto) Affiliated custom show will include the Middle East Biker Build-Off between reigning Las Vegas winner Pete Pearson (Rocket Bobs, UK) and well known Kuwaiti builder Hussain Salmeen.
Watch out for more news of both these events and for the plans for 2018 in upcoming editions of Custom World, AMD Magazine and our AMD newsletter/blog.