Building on the reemergence and success of the Custom Chrome Dealer Show in 2010, this year’s Dealer Show proved to be bigger, better and more valuable to attending dealers. For Custom Chrome preferred dealers and vendor partners, the 2011 version is giving every attendee the opportunity to educate, discuss and do business.
Held at the Santa Clara CA Convention Center, the Dealer Show included over 80 vendors and hundreds of CCI authorized dealers from across the country and from the world. Included in the planned activities were special show discounted pricing, vendor product seminars, the annual Dealer Welcome Reception, the Saturday Custom Chrome Dealer Show Party and the North American Championship of the Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series. Also included in the weekend were valuable prize giveaways to dealers and Custom Chrome sales representatives, all rewarding the efforts and hard work put forth throughout the past year.
Says “Antonio “The Godfather” Renzi of Modesto Custom Cycles, “Custom Chrome gives me a tremendous amount of value all in one place during the Dealer Show. I can visit one of the most beautiful areas of the country, talk with the best aftermarket parts vendors in the industry one on one, get up to date training, see great bikes and have a GREAT time while doing it all.”
The Custom Chrome Dealer Show 2011 also included, as an industry first, an open to the public day on Sunday, March 20th. Visitors got to mingle with vendors, custom bike builders and industry insiders throughout the day while viewing the competing bikes on display.
“Custom Chrome has just redefined what a dealer or trade show really is,” states Nick O’Kane, Powersports Business Manager for K&N. “Great facilities, a staff that bends over backwards to meet vendor needs, great entertainment, a world class bike show and a jam packed public day. As a vendor, what more can I ask for?………”
With an impressive display of persistence, hard work, ingenuity and workmanship, builders from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan competed for the title of North American Champion in four distinct classes of custom Motorcycles, Championship, Modified Harley, Jammer Old School and RevTech Performance.
With overall North American Championship Sponsor The Docpros, the headline show kicked off at 4:00pm and in the end, Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studios took home the title of North American Champion with his offroad inspired creation, The Dirty Boot. In second was Satya Kraus with Snatch and third was taken by Japanese builder Custom Factory BB with their entry, Phoenix.
“As a private builder, I’m completely blown away by the class and professionalism of the Championship and the Dealer Show,” says Ron Ramos. “I won 2nd place in the RevTech class with my entry “Freak’n Pan-a-Rican” and I’ve never been treated better or seen more impressive bikes. It’s going to take hard work to top this next year!”
Complete details of all winner and images to follow at a later date:
North American Champion – Championship Class Powered by Baker Drivetrain
1 – Kirk Taylor/CustomDesign Studios Novato, CA USA The Dirty Boot
2 – Satya Kraus/Kraus Motor Co. Cazadero, CA USA Snatch
3 – Custom Factory BB Hiroshima, Japan Phoenix
Jammer Old School Class – Powered by ACCEL
1 – Yolo County Choppers Woodland, CA USA Panic
2 – LA Speed Shop Alhambra, CA USA Lady Luck
3 – Kirk Taylor/Custom Design Studios Novato, CA USA Sacred
Modified Harley Class Powered by BDL
1 – LA Speed Shop Alhambra, CA USA McPhiz
2 – Zach Ness Dublin, CA USA Ness Bagger
3 – Satya Kraus/Kraus Motor Co. Cazadero, CA USA Nick’s Dyna
Revtech Performance Class
1- Cole Foster/Salinas Boys Salinas, CA USA Blue Bagger
2- Frisco Ron Ramos Daly City, CA USA Freak’n Pan-a-Rican
3- Josh Soto/Boars Nest Oceanside, CA USA The Snake