HARD 9 CHOPPERS, “live” at
16° Bike Expo Show of Padova!.
World stars of Custom at Padova Bike Expo Show, the first introduction is for Danny Schneider, better known as Hard 9 Choppers, the Old School Freestyler! In a short time his creations have become famous all over the world, making the cover of various magazines from the U.S. to Japan, along with European ones where he is a regular. The young Bernese customizer is without a doubt one of the key figures of the international New Old School scene and at the cutting edge European Customizing. His first loves are motocross and freestyle bikes, but he has been influenced by many other extreme sports like BMX racing, activities which he has been forced to quit after a bad fall while riding his two-speed detailed bike. But he was not able to distance himself from the beloved two wheels, and as a consequence in 2002 he landed on the Custom planet.
He immediately stood out from the crowd. His creations don’t follow a well-defined genre, as a true freestyler he expresses himself fully in his work, seeking to mould his thoughts around old twin-cylinders with rods and equalizers to which he confers a “Sinners look” beyond comparison. His latest creation is the most eclectic seen in recent years: a BMX designed around an H-D WL motor from the ‘40’s, complete with lateral valves, which has taken him to the elite level of customizers (www.hardninechoppers.com).
SE SERVICE, the king has chosen Padua!
Along with the Swiss Hard 9 Choppers, another European pioneer of the Old School will be coming south to the 16th Bike Expo Show in Padua, this time from chilly Sweden: it’s Stellan Egeland, in art, SE Service!
The Custom world got to know him in 2006 when he built his second motorcycle, the “Esox Lucius”, a 1938 H-D Flathead motorized vintage dragster with lateral valves. After winning a good part of the most important European contests, he landed in South Dakota for the World Championship of Custom Bike Building and got a solid third place. He followed that up with even greater ambitions in 2007 and a special bike to achieve them, the “Hulster 8-Valve”! An H-D Knucklehead equipped with eight-valve heads, hand cast flows, custom-built finned cylinders and a Norton 4-speed gear-shift, which rightly got him awarded the title of the World Champion Custom Bike Builder for 2007. In 2009 he made a comeback on the international scene, once again with a twin-cylinder, but this time Boxer. The “Herrier” is indeed a BMW R 1200 S which Stellan worked on for a good 750 hours, and which got him first place in various European Bike Shows and 4th place in the world finals in Sturgis.
The absolute dominator of half the world’s Bike Shows, the King of the North starts off 2010 attending the 16th Bike Expo Show in Padua, don’t miss him! www.seservice.se
The richest BIKE SHOW in Europe
during the 16th Padova Bike Expo
For the 16th edition of the Padova Bike Expo Show, the InternationalBike Show of Bikers Life Magazine – the primary attraction at the Bike Expo Show - confirms its collaboration with the 38th Rat’s Hole Bike Show in Daytona (USA), the biggest and longest running Bike Show in the world.
The best 3 bikes will win 3 flight tickets to Daytona (bike shipping included) for competing at the Italian Showdown during the Daytona Bike Week in March 2010. Here these bikes will be on display for people's choice award.
In 2010 there will be even a new award in the value of 3,000 euros for the winners of special categories. This prize was created by the FIC (Federation of Italian Customizers) and sponsored by Padova Bike Expo Show. This new award increases the rich prize fund (value: over 20,000 euros), which is the largest prize fund offered by any European Bike Show. All awards are offered by Padova Fiere Spa and by important companies, which are listed in the registration form that you can download from www.bike-exposhow.com and www.bikerslife.com
Thanks to the wide variety of bikes coming from all over the country and around Europe, the International Bike Show of Bikers Life Magazine has established itself as the most prestigious custom competition in Italy. In the 12 categories (Custom U.S. Engine, Chopper U.S. Engine, Custom, Chopper, Bobber, Cafe Racer, Naked, Streetfighter, Classic, Full Dresser, Special and Best in Show) all kind of bikes are welcome: from H-D to Japanese bikes, from radically customized Choppers to the most extreme Streetfighters.
If you want to participate at the Bike Show, please send the registration form together with a couple of pictures of your bike. Don’t miss the chance to win the largest prize fund in Europe!