Exclusive. The Winners Of The Netherlands Bigtwin Bike Show (Part 2)

The 21st Bike Show Competition located in Rosmalen, in the Southern part of The Netherlands, organized by leading European custom bike magazine Bigtwin, saw over 100 participants coming from all over the continent.

In the Bigtwin Bike Show, all customs are competing in a single class with the 6 winners picked by an international panel of judges: Cory Ness (Arlen Ness Enterprises), Barry (Motor Technica, Belgium), Kenji Nagai (Cycle Craft), Horst Rösler (Freelance reporter / photographer) and Onno Wieringa (Freelance reporter / photographer)

Sponsored by Zodiac International, Harrison Billet, JR Promotions/WCC and Vulcanet, the event winners received over € 6000,00 in prize money and gifts.

Just a few hours ago they were called to receive their trophies. In exclusivity, I got the pictures of the 6 top winners. (photography copyright Onno “Bersek” Wieringa for Cyril Huze)


1st Place: Destiny Cycles with a 70’s Swedish style Panhead chopper and a breathtaking (or psychedelic) paint job (notice the crazy/beautiful engine treatment)

2nd Place: German builder Michael Naumann with a slim & clean Harley Shovelhead rolling on a pair of 26″ wheels from Rick’s Motorcycle.

3rd Place: Young Dutch bike builder Paul Van der Gullik who works for Dutch shop L&L Choppers with a custom featuring numerous one-off parts and a 2004 Sportster drivetrain.

4th Place: Larry Houghton from UK Lamb Engineering with a superb JAP replica powered Bobber style bike. 

5th Place: Dutch builder Piet Smit with his rather extreme bike featuring a stock Royal Enfield engine cradled in very unusal frame with swooping lines. Not surprisingly, the bike is called “Olympic”

6th Place: Bike Builder Slaba Milan from Czech Republic MS Tuning with a Buell powered bike inside a home-made frame. 

16 Responses to “Exclusive. The Winners Of The Netherlands Bigtwin Bike Show (Part 2)”

  1. 1 Greeco Nov 10th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    5th place is interesting & weird.

  2. 2 Blackmax Nov 10th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    First place looks like something Rick Fairless would do
    (Only Rick would / has done it better, my opinion only) !!!
    The rest are nice, except 5th place. What the heck is that thing ???
    I would not even clasify that in the “Art for art’s sake” catagory

  3. 3 Brett Nov 10th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Always interesting to see what the europeans are building.

  4. 4 Kamikaze Nov 10th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Not the best of Europe, yet. Soon. Cyril is on it.

  5. 5 golfish Nov 10th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    change the seat and pipes on #4 and I’d ride that..The rest look like they wouldn’t make it 5 miles without some kind of skin damage either to the bike or rider

  6. 6 nicker Nov 10th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Great to see creative new stuff.


  7. 7 Badams Nov 11th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Nordics and Japanese rule the custom bike scene on a global stage. They are just more passionate about it, and it shows. US, and especially Socal are quiet these last couple years. Good to see the custom scene continuing to evolve.

  8. 8 Sharrack Nov 11th, 2012 at 1:07 am

    That german fifty two bike with the I beam down tube is sweet l
    Cool stuff!

  9. 9 Septic the Sceptic Nov 11th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I don’t think anything Rick Fairless has done would match the detail of Vic Jefford’s Carousel.
    Really like the little Bullet.
    Well done to Larry Houghton.

  10. 10 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Nov 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    ik vind die motor van die …oh sorry English …L&L choppers cool!

  11. 11 Alan K Nov 12th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Nice Job Larry!, Beautiful motor.

  12. 12 Knucklehead Nov 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    They all look well done.

  13. 13 Curt! Nov 13th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Olympic is the most strikingly interesting thing I’ve seen in some time. It immediately jumped out at me as something pleasing to the eye. I don’t know if it would make a rider, but definitely something I’d enjoy having sitting in my house.

  14. 14 rebel Nov 13th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    long live the longbike !!!!!!!!!!

  15. 15 Gratulace Nov 14th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Sakra Milane,gratulace k 6 místu!!!Super!! Tomáš TMT

  16. 16 ger Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    really like the top three..
    i think vic jeffords (is one of the best builders in england..probably the best 🙂 ) have seen some of his bikes for real..the attention to detail is top class stuff..

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