Biketoberfest Rat’s Hole Show Winners

Hey, guys. I am busy and I don’t have more time to list all winners. Only the 1st place in each class:.

Sportster Custom Class: Steve Ertle.. Sportster Radical Class: Exotic Choppers. Street Racer Class: A1 Cycles. Most Unusual Class: Mark Kundrat. Three Wheeler Class: Terry Stonehocker. 1 cc To 250 cc Class: Cody Cihak. 251 cc To 650 cc Class: Monty Burch. 651 cc to 1000 cc Class: Don Putman. Full Dresser & Touring Class: Gary Grubbs. Rat Class: Scrapey Hawkins. Antique Class Restored Class: Leo Phillips. Antique Class Unrestored Class: Jim Cunningham. Bobber Class: Patrick Russell. Two Wheel Auto Engine Class: Bob Anderson & Tony Reynolds. Over 600 cc Radical Sportbike Class: Gonzalo Polanco. Over 600 cc Super Radical Sportbike Class: Unique Custom Choppers. Over 1000 cc Stock Metric Class: Rick Leonard. Over 1000 cc Custom Metric class: Lamonster. Over 1000 cc Radical Metric Class: Will Robertson. Over 1000 cc Stock Class: James Doyle. Over 1000 cc Custom Class: Peter Bivona. Over 1000 cc Radical Class: Chopper Nation. Over 1000 cc Super Radical Class: Tim Nymphius. or more, visit the Rat’s Hole Show Website. (Did you notice? The Rat logo has changed).     .


14 Responses to “Biketoberfest Rat’s Hole Show Winners”

  1. 1 Custom Sled Nov 3rd, 2007 at 9:40 am

    I was only 7th in the radical over 1000 cc class. So, my name is not there! But I had a good time.

  2. 2 Chris Callen (Source Editor) Nov 3rd, 2007 at 10:29 am

    You gotta’ give it up to anyone that had their bike in this show cause when the gates opened for entries it was cold shitty rain everywhere. Later in the day it cleared up but to be in the show, these cats had to drag their bikes out in some nasty weather and stand around hoping it would clear up. Congrats to the Rat, great show again!

    Chris & Duke

  3. 3 joe r Nov 4th, 2007 at 7:02 am

    I think everyone should get an award for having there bike at show there were so many nice bikes its hard to choose unless you are a well known builder, there were nicer bikes there no names and didnt get anything, sorry but true

  4. 4 Custom Sled Nov 4th, 2007 at 7:52 am

    The most well known top builders in the country don’t compete in bike shows.

  5. 5 a 1 cycles Nov 5th, 2007 at 9:11 am

    i am not a well known builder and yes i have won..trophies are for winning not whining. you miss the whole jist of a custom bike show. custom..not store bought and bolted together with an expensive paint job..and the reason the big t.v. names dont compete at the rats hole is because they know they can be beaten by a garage builder. it is a clean show with no prize money..those trophies dont feed my kids..and i have been beaten by garage builders because their bike was better..period. it should inspire you to build a better bike not bitch about the one you have that didnt place..everyone loves the relaxed atmosphere and fun that goes along with the rats hole show. its unique, fun, unbiased, thats hard to say about any other show around…and you did get a trophy for being at the show it was the embroidered hat you were handed at sign up…not many people have them. so it is a trophy. and a sign you have competed at the top level

  6. 6 Cyril Huze Nov 5th, 2007 at 10:20 am

    I want to mention that builders selling their own parts to dealers and garage builders will never enter their bikes in bike shows because they don’t want to compete against their own clients. It has to be respected. Some builders, like me, will from time to time exhibit their bikes in these bike shows, but not for competion. Just for the pleasure of showing their bikes to the public and share the camaraderie with all builders, pros or amateurs. Also, some pro-builders present at big rallies have a display to sell their ware somewhere else in the city. They are reticent to remove their custom bikes from their displays during a full day to participate to a bike show.

  7. 7 Nicker Nov 5th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Spot on A1….!

    “…should inspire you to build a better bike…”

    That’s the point of custom building.

    Look what others are doing and continually try to improve your game.

    IMHO anyway.

  8. 8 Nicker Nov 5th, 2007 at 6:56 pm


    Did Ed Roth copywright the “Rat”…..?


  9. 9 A 1 CYCLES Nov 6th, 2007 at 9:56 am

    no ed roth did not copyright the rat and that is a huge story that will never be solved and is argued continously on both the left coast and the east coast. the people that know the real story ed roth and big daddy rat (karl smith) have both passed so we will never know. but common rumor is it was developed at the same time 3000 miles apart. it would be an interesting story if people who really knew put their two cents in it would make a great argument

  10. 10 Jack McIntyre BIKERPICS.ORG Nov 10th, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I was the in-house photographer for this years RATS HOLE SHOW in Daytona. You know, it was a great week up until Saturday morning when the rain came in. It was really difficult to shoot an image of each bike as they were brought in, but the builders / owners smiled and then went on to set up. The sun did come out a few hours later & the day became great, but the pictures early on painted a different picture. I do have to say, Ted & his family are outstanding people & fun to work with. They are a great example of those who are dedicated to this business and I really hope they keep it going & as long as they do, I’ll be there with my cameras blazing. I’ll post a gallery of the RATS HOLE pics today so that you can see a few of the builders when the rain was coming down, and then how it turned out later.


  11. 11 jatinder Nov 15th, 2007 at 4:49 am

    a1 is right.he is true about every word he said.

  12. 12 The Rat - Ted Smith Nov 21st, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Facts about the Rat. There will be a story told one day about two rats that lived 3000 miles away from each other. They looked alike, they loved what they did. As far as who started first,my dad was 10 years older then Roth. Roth was still in rhe service when my dad was airbrushing designs and silkscreening T-Shirts.I am friends with Moldy who used to pull people out of line with photos of my dad for Roth to sign, he hated that. Everything was happening on the West coast and the East coast was three years behind. At the dinner table my dad used to say: that son of a bitch has been a thorn in my side for a long time. All he wanted to do was outlive him. My dad did outlive Roth by 6 months but, died on Roth’s Birthday. So know you know. BDR- Big Daddy Rat lives Forever.

    Ted Smith and the Rat’s Hole Gang

  13. 13 Bob Anderson Nov 4th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Guy’s

    A correction needs to be made please.

    The first place winner for TWO WHEEL AUTO ENGINE was myself Bob Anderson and Tony Reynolds. Boss Hoss Dodge SRT/10 bike viper bike. It was fun but also a very long day and we would like to get the credit earned, expecially after investing $248 thousand in the machine.
    Would appreciate the correction please.

    Look forward to next year. Pictures of the winning categories would be a nice additive to the ongoing archives of your annual events. Make us as builders feel appreciated beyond the day of the event and shows transitional changes as time passes. Great to look back at the old days.

    Keep up the good work.

    Thank you,



  14. 14 T.R. Hill Feb 20th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    In 1986 I visited the Rat Hole and got to meet my boyhood hero Karl Smith, we spoke for a while (nice man) and I told him how I enjoyed his tee shirts and such as a child, he then let a friend of mine take a picture of us together, a picture I will always cherish. Well years later ( a couple of weeks ago) I remembered that picture and pulled it out to see it once again, after reminiscing I decided to go on the internet to do a search and all that kept coming up was Big Daddy Rat (Ed Roth) ?????????? Two Rat Finks ? I was very confused, The picture I was getting was not the same picture of the man I was with. It seems the two were one, in a sense that they both have the same RAT logo, who is the real Rat Fink, so I found this web page that help put it all to rest, after reading (Karl Smiths son) Ted Smiths blog, I am thankful that I got to meet the REAL RAT FINK Karl Smith, may he rest in peace, and thanks Ted for the info, you help put it into perspective on who the real Rat Fink is.
    Thanks again
    T.R. Hill

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