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™ MC XIII Cesis Custom Bike Show Latvia, July 21, 2018 he fourth annual MC XIII Cesis Custom Bike Show took place in Pils Park at Cesis in Latvia in July, overlooked by the impressive ruins of Cesis Castle, with the event taking place in conjunction with the annual town festival, which regularly draws 60,000 visitors over three days. Competitors from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia entered 34 bikes, aiming for three Best Custom awards plus Best Old Timer, Best Engineering and Best Paint. Judging was by an expert jury and competitor vote, and in addition there was also a Best Public award. This is the first year a show from the Baltic states has been an AMD World Championship official affiliate, and the winner received 2,000 euro expenses to compete at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT Customized in Cologne, Germany, from October 3-7. Killer Custom from Lithuania was judged Best Custom with “Mutant”, a heavily modified 1998 Softail Standard featuring a handmade custom front end with leaf spring fork, custom 17” wheels, one- off handlebars, gas tank and exhaust. They are no strangers to the World Championship, having previously competed in 2013 in the Modified Harley-Davidson class. T Killer Custom from Lithuania came first with “Mutant”, a heavily modified 1998 Softail Standard Second place was won by local builder Konstantins Kobzevs Third placed Juris Nelke’s Honda CX500 Cafe Racer was highly rated by the expert jury 30 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - AUGUST 2018