As the riding season winds down the 2020 model year show season begins, and one of the first of the majors went down last week. AIMExpo 2019 has wrapped, and even though the four-day powersports industry extravaganza at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, from September 26–29 felt pretty compact this year, there were still some cool surprises lurking in the back alleys and far corners of the main hall. A good chunk of the better eye candy came in the form of custom motorcycles tucked in among all the software, a few in manufacturers' booths but most properly set up in The Shop section—a so-called "millennial-centric community center geared toward the custom/cruiser/V-twin lifestyle." Yeah, those were my eyeballs you just heard rolling back into my skull, but anyway, The Shop also had a contest going on called The Shop Builders Invitational, which is why most of these builds were in this zip code. (FYI, the Invitational was basically an all-inclusive custom bike contest that had participants competing to win an S&S T111 Black Edition Long Block motorcycle engine courtesy of S&S Cycle).