Best Custom Bikes At Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series European Championship (Part 1)

Last weekend in Mainz, Germany during the 2011 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show, 103 top custom motorcycles competed for trophies in 3 categories (Modified Harley, RevTech Performance and Jammer Classes) for the title of Custom Chrome European Champion. And the big winner is this gold BSA beauty named “Son Of A Gun” by Larry Houghton from a shop called Lamb Precision Engineering LTD (Salisbury, UK). Be the first to see the best competitors (in no particular order, but all trophy winners) after the jump by clicking on the blue link below these 3 pictures. I am gathering all details on these fine machines to feature them in the coming weeks. (pictures copyright Onno Wieringa (Madness-photography), H. Roesler and F. Sander courtesy to Cyril Huze)

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22 Responses to “Best Custom Bikes At Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series European Championship (Part 1)”


  1. 1 Ronnie Mar 29th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    A better economic situation than in the US has pushed custom builders ahead of their brothers in the US. Fine examples proving that America is not leading anymore.

  2. 2 Harry Mar 29th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    And in Europe ladies are not fat.

  3. 3 chopperfreak29 Mar 29th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Now those are some gorgeous bikes. Great use of old engines in some of them and it’s nice to see people thinking outside of the box and using single cylinder engines. Very, very cool.

  4. 4 Luis Mar 29th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I’ll take one of each. The blond, the brunette and the bike.

  5. 5 chopmonster66 Mar 29th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Some very nice bikes , realy dig the sidecar bike and the shovel with the gold rocker boxes . But all are nice ..

  6. 6 Sid Mar 29th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Custom work always was original and have had a creative approach. Extremely amazing bikes, and of course european ladies too)

  7. 7 burnout Mar 29th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    N I C E D E T A I L ! peace

  8. 8 Rob Campbell Mar 29th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I love the flavor in styling and design from the European crowd. It’s great that there are so many different choices being explored by builders, pushing the limits in all directions, both in v-twins and other platforms. Awesome stuff.

  9. 9 ger Mar 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    fair play to ya larry..the bsa is stunning. not so sure about the hat though..see ya in sturgis..

  10. 10 Jaxon@Wild Card Customs Mar 29th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Awesome !!!!!!

  11. 11 hoyt Mar 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    The finish on the sidecar rig is great (plus the design). Looking forward to the interior details

  12. 12 nicker Mar 29th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Certainly not the usual “formula.”

    That Gold Star is way cool.
    And the side care art-deco design is over the top!

    Nice to see some real variation in drive lines.

    -nicker-

  13. 13 Wiz Mar 29th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    N I C E T A I L ! peace Wiz

  14. 14 Sportster Mike Mar 30th, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Saw Larry’s bike at the Ally Pally show in London in February. Have to look very close to see ALL the details – he says he made it from leftover bits!! Haven’t yet got to his gaff in Salisbury but will try out the cafe next door during the summer

  15. 15 baddad Mar 30th, 2011 at 3:25 am

    A lot of retro and steampunk aesthetics. 🙂

  16. 16 A 1 CYCLES Mar 30th, 2011 at 8:04 am

    all i can say is wooooow. too all of the bikes..inspirational! bravo gents. sidecar is amazing..but my fave is thre white big tube framed knucle with the valanced headlight..old and new mix..amazing! and the shovel with gold rockers is awesome also..quality

  17. 17 Warrior Poet Mar 30th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I too love the sidecar. It captures the “DieselPunk” look very nicely.

  18. 18 Harold Mutter Mar 30th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    So refreshing to see bikes being built again in perfect proportion, without steam roller 360 rear tires.

  19. 19 aft customs Mar 30th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Really cool stuff from across the pond. The european design small bikes that are light & manuverable. They have a very mechanical look to them.

  20. 20 nuno maroco Mar 30th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    All amazing bikes, not only the podium bikes but also other participants.
    Top Event, congrats.

  21. 21 RUB Mar 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    you would think they could come up with some good looking biker chicks for the winners photo shoot , Hey A1 , you need to hook these guys up with some babes next time .

  22. 22 Iron Horse Apr 1st, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    The side-car bike as well as the knuckle powered cafe racer are high on my list of ‘likes’…although almost all are nicely done.

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