Championship Of The Americas At AIMExpo. The Main Winners.

One of the main highlights of any bike show is always the competition between custom builders. Last week, The Championship Of The Americas organized by Bob Kay at the AIMExpo gathered some of the best builders wishing to win the competition to qualify and get a free trip for the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building to be held during INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany (October 3-8 2018).

This year a total of 31 bikes were entered into COTA, from 24 different builders, with each entered into one of four classes – Free Style, Performance Custom, Retro Custom, and Street Custom. Additionally, all attendees at AIMExpo casted votes to determine a People’s Choice winner.

The overall winner in the category Free Style is Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop in Tennessee. Visitors of AIMExpo also picked as winner in the People ’s Choice class, Mark Atkinson of Utah with a BMW Alpha inspired by a concept imagined by Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. (please, pardon pictures quality due to difficult trade show lighting)


Free Style
1st – Tim Dixon
2nd – Matt Olsen
3rd – Wayne Burgess
4th – Austin Andrella
5th – Jack DeAgazio
People’s Choice
Mark Atkinson
Performance Custom
Pat Patterson
Restro Custom
Austin Andrea
Street Custom
Dusty Pine

Freestyle Class. 1st place, Best Of Show, Trip To Germany Winner, Tim Dixon (Gas Axe Chop Shop, TN)

Freestyle Class, 2nd place, Matt Olsen.

Freestyle Class. 3rd place. Wayne Burgess.

Freestyle Class. 4th place. Austin Andrella.

People Choice. Winner Mark Atkinson.

Performance Custom Class. Winner, Pat Patterson

Retro Custom Class. Winner Austin Andrea

Street Custom Class. Winner Dusty Pine

6 Responses to “Championship Of The Americas At AIMExpo. The Main Winners.”

  1. 1 Blind Man Sep 27th, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Bummer. We had the show for years in Orlando and no cool build offs. Now they move to Ohio(?) and they do this……..dang

  2. 2 highrpm Sep 27th, 2017 at 9:16 am

    a comment on the youtuber of mark’s bimmer at the bonneville salt flats, “an uncomfortably bad idea.” his machining of parts looks very nice.

  3. 3 Zundap Sep 27th, 2017 at 11:02 am

    More of an art show than a MC. show

  4. 4 rebel Sep 27th, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    that 3rd place bike is my choice

  5. 5 Hoyt Sep 27th, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    What else was in the ‘performance’ class?

  6. 6 Tommy Halfway Sep 27th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    By far, Tim Dixon and Pat Patterson built the best customs.

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