After Las Vegas, Sturgis and Essen in Gernany, the AMD World Championship is going to move again in 2014 to Cologne (Köln), Germany where it will be hosted by the respected Intermot Expo (October 1 to 5.) The AMD World Championship will rotate between Intermot and Big Bike Europe (BBE) as alternate-annual expos at the Cologne Expo center – the next BBE therefore being in October 2015, and biennial thereafter.
All these moves can appear a little bit confusing to the competition participants. Explanation” the 2013 AMD World Championship/Big Bike Europe inaugurated a new location in May in Essen, Germany. Was it the date, the lack of marketing or both, public attendance was very modest, as reported to me by the American vendors who made the trip to promote their products to Europeans. Only 2 American builders made the trip to Essen in 2013 to compete in this Championship Of Bike Building.
Now, Robin Bradley, owner of the AMD organization, is going to try to capitalize upon the attendance of Intermot, one of the world’s premier international motorcycle industry event. The Intermot Expo routinely attracts between 200,000 and 250,000 trade and consumer visitors, from over 100 countries.
Intermot Project Manager Ingo Riedeberger says that “we are delighted to have made a multi-year agreement to host the AMD World Championship. With AMD’s help, through its custom show affiliation program, we have made progress in developing the custom content of Intermot in line with our ambition to make sure that Europe’s leading international motorcycle industry and enthusiast expo can speak effectively to all sectors of the international powered two-wheel industry. (photography of top 3 winners, of 2013 World Championship Of Bike Building)