Alright folks, time to get those old Nortons, Triumph’s and other Cafe Racer’s out of the garage and into the sun. Same thing with those Knuckles, Pan’s and Shovels!  Get down to Dime City Cycles by 3PM on May 14th to enter in the “Legit Vintage Ride-in Bike Show” for a chance to have your bike seen on Discovery HD Theater, bring home a killer trophy and take a crack at over $2,500.00 in SWAG and Giveaways! Overall bike year specifications are pretty simple- 1985 and prior on domestic and metrics or British need to be 1990 or older and air-cooled.

Cafe Racer Categories:

Best Down & Dirty Cafe Racer - Sponsored by: Rusty Knuckles, Ralph Miller to Judge and Present
“Header wrap, rattle can paint and rat-rod styling hues are some of the keys for this category.  Guys who’re building bikes on a super tight budget with a “use what ya got mentality” are the  ones who’ll bring it home in the Down & Dirty Class. Styling hues from classic hot rod design and home fab are a major plus along with creativity and use of non-motorcycle parts to pull the theme together.  Think PBR catch cans, piston rod foot pegs and vintage pin-striping.

*Winnings- Biltwell Mega-flake helmet, Rusty Knuckles SWAG bag, $50 J&P Cycles gift certificate

Best Traditional Cafe Racer - Sponsored by: The Ace Cafe London, Mark Wilsmore to Judge and Present
“Pulling traditional styling cues from classic Cafe Racer culture right from Brighton bay the winner of the Best Traditional cafe will have to pay attention to key differentiators like traditional forward fender mounted license plates, Clubman bars and classic one-up seat.  Attention to hand built vs. bought is a major differentiator in this category be it that the chums running at the Ace in the 50′s and 60′s didn’t have large parts catalogs to pick parts from, they made most things themselves.

*Winnings – Ace Cafe SWAG bag, $100 DCC gift certificate & $50 J&P Cycles gift certificate

Best Modified Stock Cafe Racer - Sponsored by: Cafe Racer TV, CRTV Crew to Judge, Ed Caughlin to Present
The next generation Cafe Racer is being born right here in the USA and this category speaks to it to the T.  When a builder picks up a stock donor bike and goes through the process of stripping it, restoring certain portions and adding new Cafe Racer styled items like a bump stop seat, clip-on bars or a set of Loaded Gun rear sets he’s is the epitome of the Modified Stock class in Dime City Cycles eyes.  Not too much custom work but just enough to make it his own he is a garage builder leverage tenacity and access to information online to compile the bike of his dreams.

*Winnings – Cafe Racer TV SWAG Bag, $50 Dime City Gift Certificate & $50 J&P Cycles gift certificate

Best Custom Cafe Racer - Sponsored by: Dime City Cycles, Herm and Jason to Judge and Present
Stripped down the bare frame, using as much of the original bike and a huge attention to detail and custom hand fabrication are the focal points for this category.  Whether it be a hand beaten and formed fuel tank, a seat made by hand from fiberglass or cool foot pegs spun by hand on a lathe- the winner of the Best Custom Cafe Racer will have put his time in to create a bike that stands in a league of it’s own built in his image.

*Winnings – Joe King 3/4 Helmet, $100 Dime City Gift Certificate

Bobber Style Categories:


Best Down & Dirty Bobber Style - Sponsored by: Loser Machine, Justin Ryan to Judge and Present
Big beards, jean vests and oily Levis will be the dead ringer for the builder of the Best Down & Dirty Bobber Class.  Most likely a working man who loves to get his hands dirty and isn’t afraid to bust knuckles this bike will be pay homage to classic hot rod and motorcycle building on a budget.  Function over form in most cases it will be reliable, look the part and turn heads wherever it’s parked.

*Winnings – Loser Machine 3/4 Helmet, Loser Machine SWAG Bag & $50 J&P Cycles gift certificate

Best Traditional Bobber Style - Sponsored by: Pro Tools, Rev Jim/Dean Gordon to Judge and Present
Paying attention to period correct details like a solo seat with chrome springs, beach cruiser style bars and retro paintwork the Best Traditional Bobber Class winner will be the epitome of “classic bobber aesthetic.”  Built with precision and accuracy to mimic old styling the builder of this bike will pay great attention to detail and the mechanical-ness of the bike.

*Winnings – Biltwell Hustler DOT Approved Helmet, $50 Dime City Gift Certificate & $50 J&P Cycles gift certificate

Best Modified Stock Bobber Style - Sponsored by: Lowside Syndicate, Rich Golinghurst & Co. to Judge & Present
A vintage bobber style bike with all the right pieces is simply put, the winner of the Best Modified Stock Class.  Using readily available hand tools and an accoutrement of products available be it a Biltwell Seat Hinge, DIY exhaust system or a set of bitchin’ chrome Window handle bars, the builder of this bike will take a stock bike and put his spin on what a Bobber should look like that keeps the reliability and rideabilty of a stocker.

*Winnings – Copy of Living The Life, Subscription to Lowside Magazine and $100 Dime City Gift Certificate

Best Custom Bobber Style – Sponsored by: The Bloodfalcons BLOG, Guest Judge & Presentor
Torn down to nothing and brought back to life the Best Custom Class winner will be a dead-on representation of a custom Bobber style bike.  A custom frame, hand built carb intake and bars are just a couple of the items that will set this bike apart from the pack.  While paying attention to classic looks the builder of this show stopper will pull out all the stops and spend hours behind the welding mask and machine shop tools to create the bike of his dreams.

*Winnings – Biltwell Megaflake Helmet, $50 Dime City Gift certificate & $50 J&P Cycles gift certificate

Overall Categories:

Judges Choice - Sponsored by: Knight Shooting Sports, Mark Knight to Judge & Present
Judges Choice, the one bike that comes back on every single judges card.  An amalgamation of creativity the judges choice class winner is a bike that covers every single and somehow manages to please everyone who looks at it with at least one defining characteristic.

*Winnings – Mike Woulfe Custom Cafe Racer/Rocker Jacket

Best In Show - Sponsored by: The Bike EXIF BLOG, Rev Jim to Judge and Present
Simply put, motorcycle pedigree at it’s best. The Best In Show Class Winner will be a shining example of dedication to bike building while balancing a perfect blend of form and function.  Possessing an abundance of custom hand built accouterments combined with styling that flows with original lines this winner will be spot on and be the bike everyone walks around at least five times with the hopes of catching all the detail.

*Winnings – Joe King Speed Shop Custom Vintage 3/3 Outlaw Helmet

Antique Domestic - Sponsored by: Preachers Hot Rod Cycle Design, Rev. Jim to Present
Because like fine wines and women bike’s that age well are wanted by both the young and the old. The winner of this class will be a someone who pays attention to period correct details down to the coating on a set of HD forks and whether or not the seat had .25 or .50″ between stitches. Yes, it’s a bit excessive but these old birds that have survived legitimately should be honored. No fakers here folks, Rev. Jim can spot a whale a mile away!

*Winnings – To be announced

Antique British Metric  – Sponsored by: Preachers Hot Rod Cycle Design, Rev. Jim to Present
Because like fine wines and women bike’s that age well are wanted by both the young and the old. The winner of this class will be a someone who pays attention to period correct details down to the coating on a set of HD forks and whether or not the seat had .25 or .50″ between stitches. Yes, it’s a bit excessive but these old birds that have survived legitimately should be honored. No fakers here folks, Rev. Jim can spot a whale a mile away!

*Winnings – To be announced

**Class winnings subject to change, ie: new sponsors become involved and the prizes increase, etc.