Postcards From Custom Bike Show Of Pecqencourt In France.

pec0pec1pec2pec3While many of you from all over the world enjoy Daytona Bike Week and the sunny (but this year quite chilly) weather of Florida , 10’s of thousand of European bikers just met in the small village of Pecquencourt (only 6500 permanent residents), north of France, freezing their ass but having as always a very good time for the 34th edition of the weekend rally. Below, a few postcards of the custom bikes competing in the bike show hosted by custom builder Nicolas Chauvin, There were 57 bikes registered in the bike show: 5 British, 4 Spanish, 7 Portuguese (1), the rest from France & Belgium

The big winners were: Best Paint: Caroussel by Destiny Cycles UK. Best of Show: Caroussel by Destiny Cycles 2nd Best of Show: Sportster 883 by Caverinha Design 3rd Best of Show: Hereija by No Stock Bikes Spain  (photography copyright Horst Roesler for Cyril Huze)

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10 Responses to “Postcards From Custom Bike Show Of Pecqencourt In France.”

  1. 1 bigitch Mar 15th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    long bikes still rule

  2. 2 Big Phil Mar 15th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Congratulations to Vic & Lin of Destiny Cycles….well deserved.

  3. 3 H. Mar 15th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Vic and Lin are fantastic people. I miss hanging out with them. H.

  4. 4 morpion Mar 15th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    nice bike show,,, la france,ton pays d,origine je pense cyril

  5. 5 .357 Magnum Mar 15th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I love most of those “little thumper” customs. I’ve always enjoyed seeing the Buell Blast choppers, the TW-200-based bobbers, and the “more-with-less” attitude that shows off how creative builders can be even within the constraints of a small platform.

    Some builders are like, “look, this one goes up to eleven!!1!” Look how fat they can make the rear tire, look how tall they can make that bagger’s front wheel, look how many cubic inches of displacement they can fit in a V-twin. No, it’s all about execution with these little thumper builders, and in that arena, the fads fall away and the artistry shines through.

  6. 6 nicker Mar 16th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Original stuff is great….

    Thanks for sharing Cyril.


  7. 7 Bigalyts Mar 16th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    It’s Top of the Talent Scale Builders, that Build stuff like these Bikes. These are the Old Style, Best of The Best Motorcycles there are. These Bikes especially the one Built by Destiny will never be ridden for any amount of time.

  8. 8 badams Mar 17th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Europeans and Japanese rule the custom scene, fact. Must be the reality that Euros and Japanese are exposed to more innovative design and manufacturing(watches, aircraft, electronics, etc) which nuances transcend into their bikes, 40-50 years ago when custom was born in the US we seemed to posses the same fervor.

    Deny if you want, yet raking a touring motorcycle and putting a 30″ wheel has no business being called a custom, or even having been “chopped”….it best categorized as butchering. Hopefully that goes away without impacting real US businesses who support it. In the meantime, thank you Europe and Japan for maintaining the custom scene’s integrity.

  9. 9 Septic the Sceptic Mar 17th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Great work and congratulation to Vic and Lin, and the amazing Don Blocksidge and Pageant paint.

  10. 10 Jean-Paul Mar 25th, 2013 at 2:26 am

    it was a great and a nice place to be
    you can see pictures on

    in french, sorry 🙂

    congratulation to all winners

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