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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series

Event Logo Ride In Bike Show Faak
Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series
Ride-In-Bike Show - Faak 2018, September 8th

This year’s annual ‘Faak Rally’, as Harley’s European Bike Week in Austria is also known, will see Custom Chrome Europe staging its 16th Ride-In Bike Show at the Arneitz Custom Show and is inviting Europe’s best customizers to present their new custom creations. 

Every year thousands of visitors crowd into the CCE Ride-In Bike Show at Faak, Austria, in September

Established in 2003, the Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In-Bike Show is among the best standards for ride-ins in Europe and often sees winning bikes go on to do well in the AMD World Championship at INTERMOT Customized in Cologne, Germany, a month later.
Indeed, it was out of Custom Chrome’s Bike Show program at the popular and iconic Dealer Shows from the mid-1990s that the AMD World Championship was ultimately born as a sister event to the European Championship they hosted.
The 2018 event will offer a showcase for professional and private customizers alike. Their bikes will grace the pages of international custom bike magazines for weeks to come - and many of the previous winners could also have been seen at the Custom Gallery at Harley-Davidson’s 115th European Anniversary in Prague/CZ in July this year.
Trophies and other prizes given by CCE will exceed € 5,000, one of the highest prize purses available in Europe.

Premiering at European Bike Week 2017, “Balance” by MIB of Feldkirchen near Munich is one of the most radical bikes built in Germany this year

What started in 2003 on the grass in the middle of the then “Custom Chrome Europe Village” in the center of the Arneitz area alongside Lake Faak is now staged in the Arneitz event hall, spanning the entire extended “Arneitz-100 Showmile”, creating an excellent and weatherproof event site.

“Wrench”, MG Customs, Slovenia

“Over the Top” by Thomas Augustin, Augustin Motorcycles of Burgkirchen in southern Germany with a 125” RevTech engine

An attendance in the thousands is guaranteed - the total attendance at European Bike Week is always in the range of 50,000 plus riders from all over Europe and beyond and is a unique (in Europe) combination of H.O.G Members and the more “independently minded” ‘Bar & Shielders”. The classes are: Championship, Modified Harley, Jammer Old School, RevTech Performance, Chopper, Bagger and Sportster Engine.
The entry for the bike show will open 12:00 noon on Saturday 8 after the parade; judging will start at 15.30 and the trophies will be handed out at around 17.00. The term “Ride-In” has to be taken literally as only bikes that can be ridden into the event are allowed. Two bikes will be selected for participation at January’s Motor Bike Expo (MBE) at Verona, Italy.