International Motorcycle Show series becomes domestic US World Championship affiliate

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Wednesday 6th Oct 2010Filed under Affiliates

Advanstar's Progressive Insurance sponsored International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) are to stage World Championship of Custom Bike Building Official affiliate event custom bike shows this season, with a total prize fund on offer of over $90,000.00.

The IMS series' Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows will feature two $3,000.00 first prizes for each of the FreeStyle and Modified Harley-Davidson classes, with an additional $1,000.00 first prize for the Championship program's new Performance Custom class.

The show series kicks-off at Dallas, TX. on November 12-14, then moves on to San Matteo, CA., November 19-21; Seattle WA., December 10-12 and then Long Beach, CA. December 17-19 before resuming in the New Year at Novi, near Detroit, MI., on 7-9 January; Washington DC 14-16 January; the Jacob Kravitz Center Manhattan, NY. on 21-23 January; Cleveland, OH. 28-30 January; Minneapolis, MN. February 4-6; Chicago, IL. February 11-13 and Greenville, SC. on February 25-27.

The twelfth event in the series will be a four-day North American Championship series finale at the downtown Ocean Center, Daytona, FL. during bike week, March 9 thru 12, at which the prizes are doubled to $6,000.00 each for the FreeStyle and Modified Harley-Davidson class wins, and $2,000.00 for Performance Customs.

The events are being operated by industry legend Bob Kay and his Biker Pros business partner Jeff Najar in their capacity as North American World Championship program management and promotional collaborators, who will provide operational, class structure, and judging oversight to World Championship program guidelines and standards of independence.

Commenting on the announcement Bob Kay said: "the World Championship program has always had promotion of custom motorcycling to the widest possible audience as central to its aims. This new initiative will see another 500,000 plus riders and enthusiasts added to the program's reach.

The UBCBS Series will showcase our market's craftsmanship, innovation and creativity for a trand- and quality-hungry public."

Winners at the UBCBS Series will also receive fee-free, fast-track, automatic entry to the 8th annual World Championship at Sturgis 2011 (August 7-10 inclusive).

Full details of classes, prizes, and schedules are available in the first instance by e-mailing Neil Blaber at:


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