Donnie Smith & Fred Kodlin Inducted In IMBBA

On Thursday March 8, fellow custom bike builders Donnie Smith & Fred Kodlin were inducted in the Hall Of Fame of the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) to which I belong. The ceremony was held front of the public and bike show participants at the Daytona International Speedway infield.  Donnie Smith out of Minnesota is a one-of-a-kind builder who has influenced motorcycle design for over 30 years. Fred Kodlin out of Germany and soon of California started building bike as the same time I did 15 years ago and built outrageous bikes. The get more acquainted with their recent works, visit their respective websites. Donnie Smith and Fred Kodlin   


8 Responses to “Donnie Smith & Fred Kodlin Inducted In IMBBA”

  1. 1 DJ Chopper God Mar 9th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Could not happen to a better bunch of guys!!!

  2. 2 Greg Schonberg Mar 9th, 2007 at 11:32 am

    All 3 masters (Fred, Cyril, Donnie) looking good under the Daytona Sun. Congrats!

  3. 3 DJ Chopper God Mar 9th, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Nice tan!!!

  4. 4 Pat Ramsey Mar 11th, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Different styles but all 3 are great builders.

  5. 5 Paul Mar 11th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Awsome…Great bike builders and a asset to the industry!!!



  6. 6 Steve Budge Mar 12th, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I am lucky enough to own one of Donnie’s bike.
    Congratulations Donnie.

  7. 7 Fred Kodlin Mar 12th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    It is a great honor for me to got into it.
    I´ve been working hard for this, like all of us. We love to build
    custom motorcycles and we also love to ride them!
    Thanks to all of you…


  8. 8 Wolfgang Knitterscheidt Mar 22nd, 2007 at 12:54 pm


    I hope you don’t forget that only your customers
    let you continue. Ride a little more and try to
    understand that you are responsible for what you build or have already built. It’s not artwork only.
    Guys like me ride it….think about it!

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