This year the International Bike Show of Bikers Life (an Italian magazine), in partnership with the American Rat’s Hole, had record participation for the 15th Padua Bike Expo (North Italy). The contestants arrived from all over Europe: Finland, Germany, Austria, Spain, The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Belgium and from every corner of Italy,
including the islands, confirming the prestige of this contest, which undoubtedly fears no rival (the prize money approached 30,000 Euros, a good motivator). There were 12 categories representing all genres of preparations and engines, from S&S X-Wedge to Ducati motors. The organizers, Micke Persello and Carla Battigelli, invited a jury made up of the most authoritative Italian and foreign press to evaluate this myriad of bikes. Each publication sent their most expert collaborator on the subject. Here I feature the 3 Best Of Show. These 3 bikes and their builders will be flown to Daytona where they will compete in the Rat’s Hole Show during Bike Week. 1- Best Of Show (white bike) La Fenice of Custombike, Italy, on a Sportster base. 2- Dreamachine (red bike) Slovenia. 3-The “Cruell” by VAV Tuning (silver & black bike) Czechoslovakia built on a Buell base.