American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 245 December 2019

NOW IN OUR ™ 28 EA t R h Y T H E L E A D I N G B U S I N E S S M A G A Z I N E F O R T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L C U S T O M M O T O R C Y C L E A N D PA RT S I N D U S T RY AMD 2020 World Championship Affiliate Program - Nine Shows in Eight Countries Worldwide ith ten months to go for entries to the 2020 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT Customized in Germany (Cologne, October 6- 11), news of four new additions to the World Championship's worldwide program of Official Affiliate events. In what will be a busy year of existing events and newly joined custom bike shows, 2020 will see no less than nine affiliate custom bike shows, in eight countries worldwide, with two of them in the United States, all sending their winners, and sometimes multiple qualifying builders, to compete at 'AMD XIV'. First up in 2020 (March 5-8) will be a return to the Czech Republic for AMD's Affiliate Program with a new show, The Czech Custom Grand Prix (in conjunction with MOTOSALON - the annual Czech motorcycle industry backed Expo) at Brno - the spiritual home of W motorcycling in the Czech Republic (the annual Czech MotoGP is held at the Automotodrom Brno later in the year). Brno is in the south east of the country and is very close to, and easily accessible from, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, making it an ideal central European Affiliate venue. The 14th AMD World Championship will be staged at INTERMOT Customized, Cologne, Germany, October 6-11, 2020 The same weekend, around 1,500 miles south, the World Championship Affiliate Program makes a return to Madrid for another new addition for 2020 - Motorama Madrid (March 6-8) at the 1960s all-glass designer loveliness of the Pabellon de Cristal with its spectacular views over the famous Madrid Royal Palace and cathedral. 'The Skinny' 'The Skinny', a 1975 1,000 cc Ironhead XLCH by Chop Works/Radikal Choppers (Fabrizio Caoduro) in Italy, wears its inspirations for all to see - it’s the 1970s all over baby, scoring a much deserved 7th place in the Avon Freestyle Class at the 2018 AMD World Championship at INTERMOT Customized (Cologne, Germany). April sees an Affiliate Program regular, the Moscow Custom and Tuning Show (April 3-4), where Russia's Dima Golubchikov (Zillers Garage) will no doubt be feted as a hero as Russia's, indeed eastern Europe's, first ever AMD World Champion following his 2018 win. Dima won through to the World Championship in 2018 from the Custom and Tuning Show. Then it is on to Italy for an Affiliate Program stalwart - Biker Fest, north of Venice on Italy's Adriatic coast. A long-term AMD partner, 'Biker Fest' regularly provides the World Championship with multiple competitors - Italian customizers regularly score highly at the 'AMD', and it can't be long before the show hosts an Italian builder who goes on to be the World Champion, such are the high standards of the custom market in Italy. The following weekend sees a first ever Affiliate show in Brazil - 'Bike & Art' Moto Brasil - in association with the Salao Moto Brasil, at the Parc Continues on page 8 >>> DEC 2019 ISSUE #245 FREE WITH THIS ISSUE 2020 YEAR PLANNER SHOW REVIEWS