Ace Builds custom competition announced

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Ace Builds is a new custom competition that will give builders the chance to have their machine displayed at this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham. 

The competition is searching for the best hand built and custom motorcycles in the country. Entrants will have their machine shortlisted before four finalists will be cast to the public vote to decide the ultimate winner.


Each of the four finalists will receive a £250 voucher to spend at and will also each receive 4 tickets to attend this year’s Motorcycle Live and have their creation displayed where it will be seen by thousands.

There will also be a chance to win a £1000 voucher for the overall winner to use at and the opportunity to have their bike featured in the Motolegends product catalogue. Oh, and you’ll get a trophy as well to remind you how awesome your machine is too. 

Eligible motorcycles must have been built in the UK, be owned by the person who built the bike and has to be street legal. The chassis of the bike must also be from a manufacturer that will be exhibiting at Motorcycle Live this year (you can check out the list here).

This isn’t a competition that’s aimed specifically at retro or café racer themed machines either. Anything that is unique or has been custom created will be eligible to enter the competition.

How to enter

To enter, you simply need to upload 6 images to the Ace Builds website with a brief description of up to 200 words that describe the machine and building process.

The closing date for entries will be 29 September before the finalists will be selected from an expert panel of judges that include Anthony “Dutch” van Someren from the Bike Shed, Editor of Classic Bike and Built magazines, Gary Pinchin and finally MCN’s own Deputy Editor, Richard Newland.

More details and information can be found on the Ace Builds website along with the full terms and conditions for the competition.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer