STURGIS 2013 RESULTS
Australian Shaun Ruddy takes Sturgis Win
August 11, 2013 By Jeff Najer
Shaun Ruddy of Chop Deluxe Takes 1st Annual Custom Bike Show & Peoples Choice Awards.
Ruddy’s 2012 Retro Racer held point and took the win at the 1st Annual 2013 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Sturgis. The day provided picture-perfect blue skies, warm weather and cooling breezes.
The good vibrations of sweet-stroking Harleys peppered the morning as competitors entered into the Sturgis show. Located at the corner of 4th and Lazalle, the city closed off 4th street to host the event.
Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Winner The top 3 positions were filled by previous Custom Bike Show winners. Shaun Ruddy won Ultimate Builder at the 2012 edition in Long Beach, Kyle Shorey is our 2012-2013 National FreeStyle Champion and Sam Baldi took the gold in Hollister just 4 weeks ago.
MILWAUKEE 2013 RESULTS
AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show September 1, 2013 By Jeff Najer AMD Invitational
Shaun Ruddy of Chop Deville ran down the competition with his 2012 Chop Deville Retro Racer called Chop Deluxe. Shaun won FreeStyle and will be heading to the AMD World Championship in Essen, Germany to represent the USA.
The radical board track racer is manufactured with heads & manifold that are ported and matched, CBX thermal barrier coating, Panhead front rocker box, Fueling lifters, pushrods and Yost powertube. Chop Deluxe delivers 167 HP.
It’s raked 5 degrees and configured with Deville leading link front end design, progressive-rate coil over nitrogen dirt bike shocks. Hand fabrication throughout including hand fabricated rear downtube, oil filler, backbone, gas tank, and caps.
1st - Shaun Ruddy, Chop Deville – 2012 Chop Deville Retro Racer – Chop Deluxe
2nd - Jesse Bassett – 2012 Custom Indian – The Gasbox
3rd - Daniel Sanchez, Tracker – 2012 Cut Throat Customs, Cut Throat Customs
Sturgis Best of Show: Rat’s Hole
Shaun Ruddy Wins Rats Hole & Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show
August 17, 2013 By Jeff Najer
This year’s Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Rally was another wild and woolly motorcycle event.
Chop Devillle’s Shaun Ruddy was the man of the hour, walking away with “Best of Show” honors against stiff competition. To win at the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show can help launch a literal unknown into the limelight or solidify a legend’s reputation.
Competition is fierce, the bar is raised every year, and the top custom bike builders in the nation and beyond hold the show in high reverence.
The Retro Racer rolls on 26-inch wheels, front and back. The tall and narrow front fork legs are connected to motocross-style shocks. One of the striking features of the bike is a split gas tank with the backbone running in between.
The sled is powered by a 127 cubic-inch Ultima El Bruto V-Twin with a Panhead rocker box on the front cylinder and an Evo on the rear. A two-inch open belt primary, a six-speed tranny and custom pipes fuel the powertrain.
It’s a killer sled and it is heading to the AMD World Championship Affiliate Show in Milwaukee.