Custom Bike Show - Latvia, July 21
The newest addition to the AMD World Championship Affiliate Custom Bike Show program will be the fourth annual Custom Bike Show being staged on July 21 at the same time as the annual town festival in the historic town of Cesis in Latvia.
The show is hosted by local club MC XIII and while the event is still new and the custom scene in Latvia (as in the other Baltic states) is small, the show is expected to attract around 50 bikes from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with the Best in Show winning expenses to compete at the AMD World Championship at INTERMOT Customized in Cologne, Germany (October 3-7) 2018.
The markets in countries like Latvia may be small, but they are growing. With new generations of custom bike enthusiasts who have only known the post-independence freedom starting to participate in the custom market, and a tradition of craftsmanship and creativity, the future looks bright for the custom bike lifestyle and market throughout Eastern Europe.
Classes will feature public picks, including best paint/finish and competitor/expert panel voting classes such as Best Custom and Best Old Timer. Cesis is one of the oldest towns in Latvia, famed for its ruined medieval castle, where the Custom Bike Show will take place.