S&S Cycle 50th Anniversary Celebration With 50 Bike Builders.

On June 26-29, 2008 motorcycle industry history will be made as 50 of the best-known custom bike builders in the world come together in La Crosse Wisconsin, to support the S&S 50th Anniversary celebration. And while they will be there to support S&S, every builder has plans to with the $50,000 Grand Prize by taking first place in the bike show. Judging will be done by the builders themselves, key media members, S&S personnel, show attendees and internet voters. Each engine category winner will receive the cost of their engine back and the People’s Choice winner gets a brand new X-Wedge engine. The engines used in this historic event will be serial numbers from 1958 to 2008 as a tribute to the 50 years of S&S and represent the only anniversary engines built for the S&S 50th. “This year’s project is very special because it involved major commitments from 50 different builders from around the world,” said S&S president, Brett Smith. The builders will come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Holland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand Sweden and the United States. This commitment from builders all over the world is truly a testament to the impact S&S has made on the custom motorcycle industry

7 Responses to “S&S Cycle 50th Anniversary Celebration With 50 Bike Builders.”

  1. 1 GARAGE GOON Oct 9th, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Great idea. Now who are these builders???

  2. 2 Iceman Oct 14th, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Here’s the names; Using 10 of the S&S P-Series engines for their build will be:

    Branko Built Motorcycles (Branko), Australia

    Chica Motorcycle Service (Chica), Japan

    Cory Ness, CA, USA

    Central Coast Cycles (Scott Long), CA, USA

    David Anthony Customs (David Anthony), CA, USA

    Departure Bike Works (Lee Clemmons), VA, USA

    Hogtech (Pedar Johanssen), Sweden

    Indian Larry Legacy (Paul Cox), NY,USA

    Krugger Motorcycles (Freddie Krugger), Belgium

    Violator Motorcycles (Piet Hoffman), Netherlands

    Using 10 of the S&S SH-Series engines for their build will be:

    Bling’s Cycles (Bill Dodge), NJ, USA

    Cook Custom Choppers (Dave Cook), WI, USA

    Covington’s Cycle City (Jerry Covington), OK, USA

    Chris Olson Customs (Chris Olson), WA, USA

    Church of Choppers (Jeff Wright), IA, USA

    Donnie Smith, MN, USA

    Hot Dock (Kieji Kawakita), Japan

    Specialty Parts Supply (Erick Martens), Holland

    Sucker Punch Sally (Donnie Loos), OH, USA

    Zach Ness, CA, USA

    Using 8 of the S&S SB-Series engines for their build will be:

    Ace Café London (Nick Gale), England

    Engineering and More (Joel Domergue), France

    Jesse Rooke, CA, USA

    Krazy Horse Customs (Paul Beamish), Great Britain

    Odyssey Motorcycles, (Bertrand Dubet) France

    Michael Prugh Design (Michael Prugh), SD, USA

    Redneck Engineering (Vince Doll), NC, USA

    Skeeter Todd, NY, USA

    Using 6 of the S&S V-Series engines for their build will be:

    Arlen Ness, CA, USA

    Great American Choppers (Darrian Tefft), MI, USA

    KC Creations (Kim Suter), KS, USA

    Nicolas Chauvin, France

    Paramount Custom Cycles (Aaron Greene), NV, USA

    Revolution Speed (Mike Kamalian), GA, USA

    Using 6 of the S&S T-Series engines for their build will be:

    Bennett’s Performance (Eric Bennett), CA, USA

    Dan Roche, Canada

    G-Squared Racing (Derek Churchwell), GA, USA

    Kendall Johnson Customs (Zach Johnson), NC, USA

    Klock Werks (Brian Klock), SD, USA

    Strokers Dallas (Rick Fairless), TX, USA

    Using 10 of the S&S X-Wedge engines in their build will be:

    AQG Motociclette (Aldo Querio Gianetto), Italy

    Big Bear Choppers (Kevin Alsop), CA, USA

    Bourget’s Bike Works (Roger Bourget), AZ, USA

    Dougz (Doug Wozney), WI, USA

    Fred Kodlin Murdercycles (Fred Kodlin), Germany

    Jim Nasi, AZ, USA

    Kiwi Indian (Mike Tomas), CA, USA

    Orange County Choppers (Paul Sr., Paul Jr.), NY, USA

    Road Rage Customs (Ray Pratt), New Zealand

    Walz Hardcore Cycles (Marcus Walz), Germany

    To help the builders along on this project many members of the motorcycle industry wanted to pitch in and offer discounts or provide parts at no charge; Baker, Chopper Guys, Daytec, Frame Lock, Independent Cycle, JayBrake, Metzeler, Mobil 1, Ness, Paughco, Performance Machine, Pingel, Primo Belt Drives, Rolling Thunder, S&S Cycle and Works Performance. We thank them for their support.

  3. 3 B'COOL Products Oct 16th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Iceman, thanks for posting that list.

    B’COOL Products would be happy to support a few of those builders with our Pro-Builder fender blanks. A few of which can be seen in Cyril’s Archives. This is the first I have heard of this build off, so, if your name is on this list and you would like support from B’COOL Products, drop me a line and we’ll discuss.

  4. 4 Joe Welder Oct 16th, 2007 at 4:31 pm


    A friend is in the build team — I was suprised to hear that he had to pay over $7,000.00 for the engine! Why would other suppliers discount – or – give their products and services away? Sounds like this is a big win for the marketing/sales dept @ S&S — good job!

    I was involved in motor racing in the late 80’s. One car owner stood up to a track promoter and said “we are not going to pay an entry fee — we are putting on the show” — Now they race for big purses and many other benefits. . .


  5. 5 david anthony Oct 25th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t mind investing in this project because to pull an event of this calber off $350,000.00 will be eaten up real fast plus I’m in the mind set that this will be a big success for me. I already have offers for the bike and 50th anything is a big deal. peace david

  6. 6 MM Billetworks Feb 13th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    I think this will be a great event with many unique builds by builders from all over the world! We are looking forward to it as well! Scott

  7. 7 J. Apr 12th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    Sad to report one of your fellow bike builders, Donny Loos, was injured in an accident involving an ATV last Sunday, April 6, 2008. Please pray for him and his family.

    Thank you.

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