Las Vegas BikeFest Announces Participants for the 12th Annual Artistry in Iron, Master Builders Championshi

2015VegasLAS VEGAS, June 4, 2015 – The roster for the 12th annual Artistry in Iron – Master Builders Championship is now complete. The competition will be held during the 15th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest®, October 1-4, 2015.

The annual invitation only competition, sponsored by Cycle Source Magazine and Steve Soffa Enterprises, will include 21 award winning builders. A limited number of builders are invited to participate annually. The 2013 & 2014 Champion Rick Bray of RKB Kustom Speed, will be back to defend his title.

Artistry in Iron participants include builders that have shaped the industry and who are establishing the trends in custom bikes and engineering.  “Each year we invite those on the cutting edge as well as some past participants.  We’re excited that so many builders have accepted our invitation,” commented event producer Mindi Cherry.  “It solidifies the importance of the championship.  There are no rules or guidelines on the builds so it is always exciting to see what each builder brings to the competition.”

The bikes are judged solely by the master builders themselves, and the winner is announced on Saturday, October 3 and 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, Cycle Source Magazine will feature the winning builder in a future issue.  The public is invited to visit the bikes during Rally Central hours and to meet the participating builders during autograph sessions throughout the weekend.

Confirmed participants include:

Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels – Windham, ME

Paul Binford, Binford’s Custom Cycles – Manteca, CA

Rick Bray, RKB Kustom Speed – Lemoore, CA
Justin Coleman, Torch Industries – Phoenix, AZ
Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications – Mt. Crawford, VA
Maxwell Hazan, Hazan Motorworks – Venice, CA
Brandon Holstein, The Speed Merchant – Signal Hill, CA
Nate Jacobs, Harlot Cycles – Murfreesboro, TN
Scott Jones, Noise Cycles – Santa Ana, CA
Michael Kamalian, Revolution Cycle Manufacturing – Marietta, GA
Satya Kraus, Kraus Motor Co. – Santa Rosa, CA
Ken Nagai, Ken’s Factory – Nagoya, Japan
Caleb Owens, CRO Customs – Newbury Park, CA
Will Ramsey, Faith Forgotten Choppers – New Albany, IN
Chris Richardson, LA Speed Shop – Alhambra, CA
Shaun Ruddy, Chop deVille – Las Vegas, NV
Michael Schreiber, South Bay Customs – El Segundo, CA
Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications – Roanoke, TX
George Stinsman, Chaos Cycles – Mastic, NY
Dalton Walker III, Split Image Kustoms – Hanford, CA
Winston Yeh, Rough Crafts – Taipei City, Taiwan

Las Vegas BikeFest 2015 will be held October 1-4, 2015 at our new location in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East.  Registration and hotel information for the 2015 Las Vegas BikeFest is available on the event website, www.LasVegasBikeFest.com.  Registration will be held at the headquarter hotel, the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience. More information regarding vendor space or event registration can be found at www.LasVegasBikeFest.com, or by calling 1-866-BIKEFEST (1-866-245-3337).