American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 229 August 2018 - Page 25

Championship winning bikes so far. “This was the jumping-off point that made a collaboration between Avon and ‘The AMD’ compelling,” says Avon Marketing Director Michiel Kramer. “As a company Avon is proud of its heritage and as a custom bike tire market leader we are especially proud of our heritage as the tire of choice for so many of the market’s greatest and most innovative designers and craftsmen. “The AMD World Championship has always been a showcase for that heritage, so forming an alliance was an obvious idea. We look forward to working with the AMD team and continuing to make a contribution to the outstanding work and achievements of this market’s talented and passionate professionals and amateurs alike.” Speaking about Avon’s decision, AMD’s Robin Bradley said: “We have always been very careful about the brands and businesses we engage with, where the work of the custom bike building community is concerned. Having successfully transitioned the AMD World Championship to Europe and into the superb INTERMOT ‘Customized’ Hall 10 ‘Show-within- the-Show” at Cologne, we feel we are ready again to start allowing selected vendors to share in what “The AMD” means to custom bike builders. Dave Cook (Cook Customs, Milwaukee) became the first and to date only United States AMD World Championship winner with “Rambler” - shod with Avon 21-inchers front and rear “We couldn’t be happier that Avon is the first vendor we have been able to welcome into the family and know that the profile and value they will generate for our competitor community will help them to further their careers and recognition of their achievements and abilities.” This year's ‘AMD’ will again be staged at INTERMOT Customized, Cologne, Germany (October 3-7)