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IMS Kicks Off Custom Bike Competition

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will launch the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, an elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition, in San Mateo, Calif., the first stop of its nationwide tour. Contestants are encouraged to enter at any and all of the 12 shows for a chance to win a piece of the $90,000 cash purse, more than any builder competition in the world. Four cash prize winners will be chosen at each show and at a special United States Championship finale set to take place at the Daytona Progressive International Motorcycle Show during Daytona Bike Week, March 12-17, 2012. With more than 500 custom-built bikes on display across the country, the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show sets itself apart as the world’s largest touring custom bike competition.

“Following the tremendous success of last year’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show that saw more than 300 bikes compete, we are thrilled it returns this year for all 12-stops on the tour,” said Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Brand Director Kerry Graeber. “This head-to-head motorcycle matchup offers attendees a chance to see hundreds of truly amazing motorcycles valued at more than $20 million. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artists who create these unique designs and even vote for their favorite.”

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show will host four classes of competition including Freestyle, Hot Bikes Modified Harley, Streetbikes Performance Custom and, new this year, Retro Mod. Judging will be conducted by the competitors themselves, with the top builders in each class receiving awards, in addition to a special “People’s Choice” award given to the builder who receives the most votes from show attendees. An awards ceremony will take place at each show where winners will receive cash prizes and trophies followed by a short interview so attendees can learn the story behind the award-winning bikes. Additionally, attendees who vote for the “People’s Choice” award are automatically entered to win a custom-built Honda Fury, sponsored by MotorcycleUSA.com. The customized Honda Fury built by MotorcycleUSA.com will be featured at each of the tour stops, located at the MotorcycleUSA.com Voting Center, next to the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. One winner will be selected at the conclusion of the tour during Daytona Bike Week. Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show coverage and results will be posted at www.Motorcycle-USA.com. Space at each Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is limited. Interested custom builders should log on to www.motorcycleshows.com or call Biker Pros at 919-450-5060 for more details.

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