Best of the Beach Bike Show Set for October 4, 2014

best of the beach bike show 2013The Thunder Beach Best of the Beach Bike show, hosted by USRiderNews in Panama City Beach is set for October 4, 2014.   The show will once again be held in beautiful Pier Park.  A total of $15,000 in cash and prizes will be given away.

The winner of Best of Show receives $1,000 cash from Thunder Beach Productions.

Joe Biggs, president of Thunder Beach Productions said, “USRiderNews has built The Best of the Beach into a world class bike show and we’re looking forward to another awesome event.”

Scott Cochran, publisher of USRiderNews said, “Thunder Beach is a premier event and it’s our privledge to work with them to to raise much needed funds for Angels for Education.”   Cochran said the show is the largest and most prestigious bike show in the panhandle of Florida.

angels for educationFor$10 savings with early registration and complete rules click here.  

Day of event registration for the Autumn show begins Saturday October 4th  at 9:00am and continues to 12:00 pm. Due to the heavy rally traffic, participants are encouraged to enter Pier Park from Hwy 98, or Back Beach Road as the locals refer to it and arrive by noon to have time to register their bike and get it set before cut off.  The show’s location has moved to the Main Street in the middle of Pier Park.

The show is held semi-annually and attracts a large crowd of spectators and participants.

Due to the large number of entries, and the time constraints, judging begins at 12 noon.   All bikes must be able to be started to be eligible for prizes.

Companies that are awarding gift certificates are;

Kuryakyn, Custom Dynamics, HHI, RC Components,  Renegade Wheels.    Best Western awards $50 and $25 gift cards to 2nd and 3rd place winners in each class.  Wizards Products provides FREE cleaning products to every bike entered in the show (valued $20)   (subject to change without notice)

To pre-register and get a t-shirt , click here

When Is Thunder Beach 2013?

The 15th annual Spring Thunder Beach is May 1-5, 2013 and the 13th annual autumn Thunder Beach is October 2-6, 2013.  For more info on Thunder Beach, visit, their website

Toys-for-Kids-Poke-Run-Logo-Thunderbeach-2The Best of the Beach Bike show is Saturday May 4th at Pier Park, with $1,000 awarded to the Best of Show, as well as thousands of dollars in gift certificates for winners in the various classes.  The Best of the Beach is professionally judged and is a fund raiser for the Toys for Kids Foundation.  A local charity that provides for children in need at Christmas and throughout the year.

 

Thunder Beach is a trademark term and is used to identify the twice annual motorcycle rallies held in Panama City Beach Florida.  There is no connection between this and Panama Beach Bike Week, which is a group of businessmen operating outside the official framework of Thunder Beach, often without licenses or liability insurance.   It is our recommendation that you purchase only official licensed merchandise and only shop at official venues which support the rally and help keep it free.

 

Steel Horse Law Best of the Beach Bike Show Winners

The Best of the Beach Custom Bike Show,  by USRiderNews , in  Panama City Beach Florida was held April 30th in beautiful Pier Park shopping complex.  This is the official bike show of the Thunder Beach Rally is the most prestigious show on the Emerald Coast and has the largest prize purse of any show in Florida.   Leading motorcycle industry companies Kuryakyn, RC Components, Mustang Seats, HHI, Renegade Wheels, Wimmer Performance, Jireh Cycles,  Custom Dynamics, Wizards Products and R &  R Trikes provide cash and prizes worth over $15,000 to the class winners.  Additionally, the Best of the Beach  is the only show during the Thunder Beach rally which is sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Association.

Scott Cochran, show coordinator and Editor of USRiderNews said the magazine uses only IMBBA judges for the Best of the Beach shows.  “There is $15,000 in prize money and gift certificates on the line for this show and it’s critical that we use individuals who are qualified to judge the technical correctness of the entries.  This year we had some wild entries in several categories which would have stumped amateur judges.”

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Dave Enting was one of the “wild” entries with his homemade trike.  After the show, Dave praised the judging methodology used by the IMBBA.     “I wanted to  explain that “technical correctness” was the primary driving force for the design of my trike because this is what raises safety to its highest level…(Isee) what IMBBA is all about is technical correctness. I support the IMBBA 100%.

The next Steel Horse Law Best of the Beach bike show is scheduled for Saturday October 1st.  Pre-registration is $35 and may be purchased online here.

Congratulations to the Spring 2011 Winners;

American Mild WINNER-  Pam Miller
2nd – Wayne Gregory
3rd – Christopher Knowles
American Wild by Kuryakyn WINNER- Tom Godwin
2nd – Matt Gibby
Metric Mild WINNER – Ray Boyd
2nd  – Barry Parrott
 
Sport Bike Mild by RC Components WINNER – Joshua Blackburn
 
Mfg Custom by Wimmer Machine WINNER- David Guth
2nd – William Shanahan
Radical by HHI WINNER –  Steven Deal
2nd – James Martin
3rd – Shane Martin
Bobber/Chop by Renegade Wheels WINNER- Jim Labar
2nd – Dennis Theut
3rd – Monty Martin
Bagger Mild WINNER-  Greg Bauer
2nd – Thomas Barker3rd – John Gallagher
Bagger Wild by Custom Dynamics WINNER-  Jim Labar
2nd – Josh Hubbard
Trike Mild by R & R Trikes WINNER –  Ronald Castner
2nd -Jim Harvey
3rd – Kathy Collins-Lantz
Trike Wild by R & R Trikes WINNER –  Dave Enting
2nd – Richard Cramer3rd – David Rice
Antique Stock WINNER –  Ronal Dunagan
2nd -David Clegg3rd – Larry Proctor
Antique Custom by Mustang Seats WINNER –  Jeff Lane
2nd – Jim Griffin (Bud Light paint)
3rd – Jim Griffin (Budweiser paint)
BEST RAT- Sam Green
CHARITY’S CHOICE – Pam Miller
EDITOR’S CHOICE-Matt Gibby
BEST PAINT by WIZARDS – Josh Hubbard
JIREH CYCLES – PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Thomas Barker
BEST OF SHOW – Steven Deal