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Monday, 30 December 2019

BAUM Fest (Barcelona Art and Urban Movement)

Barcelona, 4-6 October 2019

The 8th annual BAUM Fest (Barcelona Art and Urban Movement) took place at Fira Barcelona from October 4-6, in conjunction with the 22nd Barcelona Tattoo Festival, attracting 18,000 visitors over the three days.

Francesco Mattioli (left) and Kirk Taylor (right) were part of the international jury

The event featured airbrush art, BMX stunt riding, skateboarding and urban dance competitions in addition to a custom bike show which attracted 50 entries from across Spain (plus Chopper Kulture, who travelled from Hecklingen, Germany) to participate in Freestyle, Retro Modified, Café Racer/Scrambler and Modified OEM classes.
Prizes were sponsored by Zodiac International and Custom Design Studios (USA), with CDS's Kirk Taylor participating in the jury alongside Francesco Mattioli (CrazyOils, Italy), Pete Pearson (Rocket Bobs, UK), Frank Burgera (Harley-Davidson University, Spain) and AMD's World Championship Director Neil Blaber.

Pablo Perez of D's Motorcycles took the Best in Show prize
with "Honda 1500 Super Sport"

Best in Show was D's Motorcycles' "Honda 1500 Super Sport", a 1977 GL1000 Goldwing café racer featuring a BMW front and rear end, Valkyrie 1500 flat-six engine, Weber carbs from a Porsche 911 and a remote control operated monocoque allowing the seat and tail to lift, allowing access to the electronics.

OEM Modified class winner AC Calella Custom

Derbidson's "Trescientos" won the Freestyle class

Previous AMD World Championship competitors Derbidson and AC Calella Custom won the Freestyle and OEM Modified classes respectively, Derbidson's "Trescientos", based around a 1999 Indian Powerplus engine, handmade rigid frame and bodywork, and AC Calella's "Breaking Limits" 2003 Sportster café racer, having taken 5th place in the 2018 AMD World Championship Café Racer class.
All three winners received "wild card" invitations to compete in the forthcoming AMD World Championship at INTERMOT Customized, Cologne, October 6-11, 2020.