Las Vegas BikeFest

Las VegasBikeFest Announces Roster for the 13th Annual Artistry in Iron, Master Builders Championship

Every year they invite builders to compete in the Artistry in Iron. There are no rules or guidelines on the builds which allow for each bike to be completely different. The bikes are judged solely by the master builders themselves. The winner is presented with a check for $10,000 as well as a custom designed championship bracelet created by renowned designer and master artisan Steve Soffa.  In addition, second place received a Paughco Custom Rigid Rolling Chassis and third place received a Paughco Springer Front End.

2016 Artistry in Iron Winner
Pete Pearson, Rocket Bob's Cycle Works - England

2016 Builders
Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels - Windham, ME
Paul Binford, Binford's Custom Cycles - Manteca, CA
Johnny Branch, Branch Engineering - Wildomar, CA
JC and Jimme Lee Coen, Three Two Choppers - Fort Worth, TX
Bill Dodge, Bling's Cycles – Daytona Beach, FL
Adam Gaspic, Gasser Customs - North Hollywood, CA
Ryan Gore, Paper Street Customs - Grand Junction, CO
Steve Iacona, Iacona Customs - Brooklyn, NY
Johnny Mac, Johnny Mac's Chopper House - Philadelphia, PA
Will Ramsey, Faith Forgotten Choppers - New Albany, IN
Aki Sakamoto, Hog Killers - Hawaiian Gardens, CA
Daniel Sanchez, Cut Throat Customs - Humble, TX
Mark Shell, Bonneville Customs - Idaho Falls, ID
Kyle Shorey, Speed Foundry of Texas - Roanoke, TX
Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studio - Novato, CA
Andrew Ursich, Ursich Customs - Long Beach, CA

^ Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metalworks - Las Vegas, NV

^ Austin Andrella, Austin Martin Originals - Akron, OH