FBI PART VIII CHOPPERNATION 2009
Amsterdam (FBI HQ)- Make a note.....the FBI will have new adventures in 2009. Get your 100 KM Krew patch !!! Do the "Nightcruise" on thursday and get your stamp on friday at a beach during the Friday "Beachcruise". The Alley Cat race will become more serious business....a little bit more distance going downtown getting the answers to the questions....the finish as always :)
Saturday and Sunday....COTY, Partycruise, Dragrace and new games.
FBI PART 8 "The Lucky Chopper"
29 july-02 aug 2009
The World's Premiere KustomBike Experience
REPORTAGE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY
BR&K ASSOCIATE EDITOR JOHN BRAIN
Veenendaal (Wazzup)- Besides the glory winning the COTY this year the FBI had some nice prizes to give away thanks to our sponsors. The top prize took a few weeks as Coen Visser (V Corps) had to sit down and do his thing. Coen made the drawing of the winning bike for this year winner.
Amsterdam (Wazzup)- This year's COTY winner came from Italy. Alessandro from Plasma custom tells the story about his bike in his own words...
"I've built this bike during the past winter, taking into account the design of the Harley of the 1920s. I've designed radial disc brakes...something similar to the Buell motorcycles.
Within the false fuel tank I've put an Mp3 player. I've found the front light last year in a flea market in Brussels and I've put a LED light within it. The rear light has been made in brass and there is a LED within, too.
The seat is hand made, with aluminiun and leather and a shock absorber. The gear level is like a black skull.
On the fork there is an hidden botton to switch on an off the front light. While creating a new bike, I always like to put something old and something innovative. I also like putting something in brass and some leather details, to which I usually pay particular attention."
Photo: Harley Davidson as inspiration for the 20's Queen.
"Nearly two years ago I bought an Electracruiser and almost immediately I started thinking about what changes I could make. I realized that just by taking some parts off and replacingthem with other ones, I could create something completely different.
While hunting for the parts I wanted I soon discovered that there were alot more bikes out there and many like-minded people as well. Didn't take me very long to end up at ChopperNewsNetwork.com and the Chopperdome. I talked my friend Christian into taking a roadtrip to Amsterdam for this bike-happening summer 2008... We had no place to stay, no plan but we had our bikes! We fell, head over heels. It was a great experience, with great people from all over, it was such an awesome gathering to be a part of. Even before this I had seen the Bassman 346 bike, but when I saw it in action at F.B.I 2008 I decided that I had to make my first serious build with a Basman.
Instantly I knew I needed 100 mm rims and monster Duro 4 1/4 tires. It was mainly the rounded shape along the back-wheel that inspired me to follow that line and to let it continue into a seat. The paint-job,the pin-striping and the wooden-parts were ideas that formed during thecreative process and of course some pieces I came up with were the results of running into problems.
I was fashionably late and got everything together in the last minute. When we arrived to Amsterdam I got alot of positive respond to my Basman, but I never even imagined to win 2nd place in the COTY and to win in TT class. Also, I never thought my bike would roll through both night- and beachcruise, but it did! I'm truly grateful and most of all it has inspired me to continue building more beautiful bikes.
By the way, for next year I'm building a firebike.. "
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Amsterdam (FBI HQ)- The FBI 2009 was a rollercoaster ride starting wednesday morning at nine for the FBI crew and before we knew it was time to say goodbye again after the speedcruise. The best ever FBI, we have the feeling it was and reading the reactions on various forums we thank all for making this a FBI one not easy to forget.
"Met 1 woord PORNO-WEEKEND" .... El Guappo (Netherlands)
"'t was vet " .... Twitch (Netherlands)
"THANX ! Wow whatta Week!! " ..... Rust (Finland)
"It's almost impossible to put into words the incredible event that was the 2009 FBI." .... Brain (Canada)
"This was one of the best weeks of my life, there are no words that can discribe this great adventure" ... Droopy (Netherlands)
"Yeehaw, war das ein geiles Wochenende!" .... PsychoDad (Germany)
"Superbes cruises, superbe ambiance" .... Mudagoye (France)
|Pos.||Class||Name||Name bike||From||Bike #||Total|
|1||CC||Alessandro||20 s Queen||Italy||01||946|
|3||DD||Chris Mr Hot||Treesome||Switserland||21||780|
|5||CC||Andre Meekel||Ice Storm||Netherlands||24||671|
|7||DD||Sam "Daddy'O"||Scarled Deuce||Belgium||27||599|
|8||FF||Popey||Popey s ride||England||39||526|
|14||CC||Kamilos||Virtual Bike 2||Poland||10||380|
|15||CC||Sari Sinkkonen||Nirvex Minx||Finland||25||349|
|16||CC||Chris de Vos||Dubbel Trubbel||Netherlands||04||315|
|17||CC||Bert van Lieshout||TOP||Netherlands||17||252|
|21||CC||Antoine Goudrand||Oval Bike||France||34||189|
|22||CC||Rein Hazelzet||Ace s Industries||Netherlands||08||181|
|24||CC||Hardcore chopper||L eclume||France||35||150|
|25||CC||Toni Lemberg||1.0 version||Finland||33||149|
|32||CC||Wouter||1.70 strike bike||Netherlands||41||44|
Alessandro and his "20s Queen" arriving at COTY.