American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 229 August 2018 - Page 32

t is difficult to explain, but I’m sure everybody has the same experience - sometimes there are bikes that just drill into the psyche and you find yourself coming back to drool over them time and time again. We did show some pictures of Hungarian builder Sapka Muvek’s ‘Black Brass’ immediately after it scored a top 20 finish in the 2016 ‘AMD’, and again last year when we ran a retro about his World Championship pedigree and his “Timeless Machines”. But, with just 10 weeks to go, here we are again, and this time hopefully doing the exquisite attention to detail the justice it deserves. Sapka is no stranger to success in AMD’s World (and European) Championship programs. We first got to know Sapka many years ago when he won the AMD European Championship at Custom Chrome’s Dealer Show in Germany in 2007 and went on to a 5th place at the AMD World Championship later the same year. His bike back then, called ‘Time Machine’, was an all wood and brass homage to HG Wells and his famous novel - the wheels, for example, were made in lignum vitae - a wood so dense, strong, hard, heavy and water and salt resistant that its engineering uses have even included as the main shaft in nuclear powered submarines! Fast forward to 2016 and Sapka also competed with ‘BSA 42’, a I 32 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - AUGUST 2018 250 cc 1961 B in the Cafe Rac However, it wa with its Ultima primary, DNA showcased bra showing impec on Avon tires a