Custom Chrome Show: Modified Harley

The best bikes of the Modified Harley class of the Custom Chrome Show at Motor Bike Expo, Verona

MOTOR BIKE EXPO SHOW in Verona/Italy attracts the best bikes of Italy and Europe – and this year was more international than ever before! In continuation of the “Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series” more than 68 bikes out of some 500 + customized motorcycles present were nominated for this show which is a co-operation between MOTOR BIKE EXPO VERONA and Custom Chrome Europe.

The classes are:

  • Championship
  • Jammer Old School
  • RevTech Performance
  • Modified Harley
  • FXRs & Dynas of Verona

Here are the results of the Modified Harley-Davidson class!

Rocket Bob Gas'd Rat
"Gas'd Rat" with builder Rocket BobCustom Chrome
Gas'd Rat Shovelhead
Engine and carb detail on Gas'd RatCustom Chrome Show

With only two bikes he brought over from his hometown Swindon, "Rocket Bob" Pete Pearson scored maximum success! His Gas‘d Rat was also chosen by Vibes Magazine and won top honours in "Modified Harley" class – with a yet unprecedented score: All judges participating in the judging voted this bike into 1st place!

Despite the super-radical look, frame and engine originate from stock, but it is the excellence of craftsmanship that speaks for itself. The frame used to be a FXS, the engine a Shovelhead of 1979 origin, boosted to 98 Cubic Inches, fired by two Morris Magnetos. The rest: handcrafted!

Hard Rock Café Sportster
Second Place:
Already winning the "Modified Harley" class at European Bike Week in Faak 2016, where it premiered, "Hard Rock Café" again scored high at MOTOR BIKE EXPO. The unique handcrafted Sportster was created by polish Game Over Cycles, soon to open a new, thoroughly designed authorized H-D dealership in the east of Poland. While retaining much of the stock frame and engine, almost everything else on this motorcycle has been handcrafted to perfection, commissioned by Hard Rock Café.
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Warr's Sportster
Third Place:
The MAG booth always features stylish bikes which are entered into the competition, this year Charlie Stockwell of F.H. Warr's, London's huge Harley-Davidson Dealership – and one of the oldest H-D Dealers in Europe – presented his cool "Rothmann Racing" themed Sportster. Excellent detailing and 80-style racing theme won him the attention of the judges and a proud 3rd place!
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Be sure to check out the other wicked bikes from the Custom Chrome Show here!