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Wimmer Best of Show in Charlotte

By January 30, 2013General Posts

Story by "Cadillac" Joe D.

This past weekend, the Mid-Atlantic region was host to a show that never disappoints. That was the Easyriders 2013 Bike Show presented by Geico and Dennis Kirk. An annual event in North Carolina where literally thousands of people flocked to the Charlotte Convention Center to view a vast array of some of the coolest custom bikes on the east coast. This region of the country has some of the best builders in the world, so the competition is ALWAYS a very close contest. This year, the best of show was history in the making.

The best of show went to IMBBA Master Builder and Hall of Fame Member, Lee Wimmer of Wimmer Custom Cycle in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Not a huge surprise given the track record of this great builder and humanitarian. 

The surprising thing might be the brand of bike the custom build was created from……..that being an SX 650 Yamaha. Now, is fairness, the only thing that is actually Yamaha is the motor. The entire rest of this exquisite bike is hand built by Lee Wimmer himself.  

John Greene of Easyriders said "This is the first time in history that a metric bike under 1000cc has one best of show." 

Congrats to Lee from all his pals and fans for a job well done.