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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

'Republic of Texas' Rally

'Republic of Texas' Rally
AMD World Championship Affiliate

Austin, Texas, June 13-16

The 'Republic of Texas' biker rally is the latest U.S. custom bike show event to affiliate with AMD as an official qualifier for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building - the three-day show was presented inside the Russ Brown Builders’ Tent with rolling art, custom bikes and builders.

The 'ROT' has put up over $10,000 in cash and prizes in three classes, with the winner of the FreeStyle class receiving $10,000 in expense money to compete at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT Customized, Cologne, Germany, in October 2020.
In an innovative move, the 'ROT' has included a 10' x 10' booth space in the $50.00 registration fee (plus 2 x 4-day tickets) for the iconic AMD "anything goes" Freestyle Class - where the only limitation is the builder's imagination. In another forward- looking move, the class structure included a Garage Builders Open Class and two Custom Street Class divisions.

The Garage Builders Open Class was for fabricators who primarily wish to show in order to promote their business, rather than compete - also ideal for any 'Garage Builder' wanting to show off their talents and maybe prepare for competitions in future.
The two divisions of Custom Street Class were designed to offer contemporary and 'Retro' opportunities. For Division One, the startpoint for the build had to be a 1985 or later major OEM engine and frame as base (or 1984 EVO and later H-D platforms).
The build had to maintain the original engine cradle configuration, but the neck could be cut to rake or stretch the frame. Hard tail sections and wide tire alterations were permitted.

Larry Moore with 'Problem Child'

The second Custom Street Class division was for 1984 or earlier OEM engines (no replica engines) in custom or stock modified frames.
Judging was by builder peers and industry VIPs. The AMD FreeStyle class was based on a 100-point system and the classes were builders' choice.
Jerry Bragg, 'ROT' rally owner and founder, said of the affiliation: "We had an incredible turnout. It was the first year for us hosting the AMD qualifier at the rally. The three-day show brought some of the world’s most famous custom builders competing for the show, a first in Texas.
"We are proud to be sending the winner, Larry Moore, with $10k in prize money to go on and represent the U.S. in Germany. We're all rooting for him!"
Larry is no stranger to the 'AMD' in Cologne, having competed and finished 4th in 2016 with the much admired "    Kontrolled Kaos" Shovelhead. At 'ROT' he scooped the win with 'Problem Child' - Larry built the frame, cut the wheels to his design and hand formed all the sheet metal.
The win in the Custom Street Class (1985 and later) was taken by Larry's wife Karen Moore, with Tim Scates taking the Custom Classic (1984 and earlier) win; Best Chopper was won by Todd Gilbertson; Best Bobber by Hunter Little; Best Cafe and People's Choice by Cliff Waxman.

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Show and affiliate logo
INTERMOT Customized logo
Uncaptioned general show pic (the best of a bad bunch)
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