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AMD World Championships

There is a happening every year in Sturgis that might not be on your radar but probably should be. The AMD World Championships of custom bike building. The AMD Championship has continued to bring the best builders together from not only the United States but form all over the world. The bike’s that come to this show range from classic choppers and state of the art baggers to engineering marvels that steer through the swing arm or like this years overall winner Freddy “Krugger” Bertrand of Belgium’s entry. Freddy’s show stopper had a completely adjustable chassis that it allowed the VRod equipped machine to go from a super low raked stance to a more aggressive sport riding stance by not only changing ride height but the actual rake angle as well. Freddy has a trio of third place finished to his credit and finally broke through this year with his out of the box entry.

J&P Cycles being an Official Partner of this event also has the responsibility to pick a winner for the “partner pick of excellence award, and in doing that uncovered a great story in itself in the form of Danny Schneider from Hardnine Choppers. Danny’s take on a 1942 WLA not only caught our eye but the judges as well taking third in the Modified Harley Davidson class. Danny is a former freestyle motocross rider from Switzerland who had an accident breaking 18 bones in his body leaving him looking for a different line of work. Judging by the reception that Danny’s bike “DMX” received at the World Championships we think he’s found his calling. This being only the 5th bike he’s built Danny has put himself on the fast track to bike building supremacy. The bike Danny created was even more impressive when you consider the Swiss laws which don’t allow for hardly any frame or engine modification, he was behind the eight ball from the beginning. The WLA stood out to us in a sea of unmatched fabrication and design as the little DMX bike made you think some thing the others didn’t…it made you want to ride it! And I don’t mean just putt up and down Main Street this bike screams for you to hop on it and find the nearest golf course and go rip it up! Lost in the “one upping” of wild ideas in today’s top level customs is the idea that motorcycles are meant to be ridden and that’s exactly what Danny does with this one. Quite possibly the coolest thing about this bike is the fact that this is his daily rider, not many builders in the show could claim that. Keep an eye on Danny and Hardnine Choppers you never know what’s rolling out of the shop for next years World Championship.

By |2014-03-31T16:01:45+00:00September 6th, 2010|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

About the Author:

Patrick Garvin began his stint with J&P Cycles at the start of 2008 after doing some installs for us at Daytona and Sturgis for two years. Currently, Patrick splits his time between the eCommerce team and purchasing, finding new and exciting products for our website and catalog. When he’s not at his desk, he’s zigzagging across the country with J&P’s event crew. Patrick has an obsession with going fast on just about anything, a trait he shares with his 6-year-old son Race. You can usually find both of them wrenching in the garage or ripping through the fields on dirt bikes. Emma, his beautiful wife of 7-plus years, puts up with his antics and keeps his head screwed on because he certainly wouldn’t be able to find it without her.


  1. […] respective class. And as we’ve done in the past, this year J&P Cycles will help choose the Partner Pick of Excellence Award, which recognizes one additional bike builder for going above and beyond with their […]

  2. […] Join J&P Cycles Patrick Garvin has he give us an in-depth look at this years AMD World Championships of Bike Building Partners Pick of Excellence winner, Danny Schneider of Hardnine Choppers. View full post on amd – Google Blog Search […]

  3. Mike Orihood September 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    the “patrners pick” was much nicer bike than the “over all winner”

  4. Luke September 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm


  5. HardNine Fan September 7, 2010 at 1:17 am

    This dudes bikes are the shit. I saw his crew in Sturgis and have been checking out their stuff on facebook.

  6. danny September 7, 2010 at 1:04 am

    patrick whut up!? hey nice report! and thanx again for the pick!!!

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