The 'REAL DEAL' Dick Allen Memorial BIKER BUILD-OFF Rules
These are the 'tentative' RULES for the Build-Off and are subject to change as we receive input from folks who might be prospective entrants. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any input you'd like considered for the organization/or rules of this event.
The 'Real Deal' Dick Allen Memorial Biker Build-Off
The intention of the Build-Off is to promote unique
individual craftsmanship in the fabrication of a motorcycle using the tools,
techniques, parts and materials that were commonly available to the
'average' person in 1969.
It is anticipated that the cutoff date for entrants will be
September 1, 2015 but the 'Build' officially begins November 1, 2015. Final judging
of the bikes will take place in August of 2016 at an as yet undetermined
location. Prior to the judging all entrants will be required to participate in a
long distance cross country endurance rally from Long Beach California to Chicago, Illinois
and then proceed back to the location of final judging. This 'rally' is to be
held in commemoration of Dick Allen's 'Great Race' or the 'Dick Allen
Dash' as it was sometimes called. These are tentative dates and may change.
(It was originally envisioned that the event would take place in 2015 but scores of potential entrants have told us that they already have their winter bike project lined up and don't have the space, the time or the financial resources to be working on two projects at the same time).
Each entrant shall personally perform all of the work
necessary to complete the motorcycle. It is not permitted to use outside
services, individuals, friends, buddies, helpers or agents in any phase of the
fabrications and assembly. Potential entrants are encourage to signup as soon as
possible so that the staff has a chance to estimate the number of bikes that
will be needing road support and backup vehicles during the race.
Each motorcycle project 'entered' in the event shall be
fabricated and assembled, complete and ready to roll for a maximum of $15,000.
The fair market value of any parts and/or components provided by friends or
sponsors shall be included in that sum.
All frames must be made from scratch. Any material is
acceptable. Any style is acceptable
Wheels and Tires:
In the interest of safety wheels and tires may be of
'modern' manufacture. Modification of Car type wheels is permitted.
Fenders are optional but if used must be either, made from scratch (any material), or re-purposed from vintage (pre 1969) salvage yard products. The use of NOS or repops of 69 and older fenders is permitted. Fenders may be modified in any way imaginable. Trailer fenders are permitted.
Front forks must be fabricated from scratch and may be of
any style or design. Springs and/or shock absorbers may be 'new' components.
Seats must be fabricated from scratch. Any material, style
or design is acceptable.
Handlebars must be fabricated from scratch. Risers may be
modern aftermarket components.
In the interest of safety brakes and brake system
components may be of 'new' manufacture. Both drum and disk permitted. Front
brake is optional.
Motors shall be limited to any type manufactured in the
1969 calendar year or of older vintage. The entrant must personally do all work
and/or modifications made to the motor. The use of 'new' vintage
reproduction motors is permitted. (motor criteria is still being looked at and
'Evo's may be accepted due to budgetary considerations so give us your
feedback on this issue).
Transmissions shall be limited to any type manufactured in
the 1969 calendar year or of older vintage. The entrant must personally do all
work and/or modifications made to the transmission. The use of 'new' vintage
reproduction transmissions is permitted.
Fuel Tank/Oil Tank:
Fuel and/or oil tanks may be fabricated from scratch but it
is permitted to use any reproduction tank that was commonly available prior to
Jan. 1, 1970. Any modifications are permissible.
Painting and Finish Work:
The entrant shall do all painting and finish work personally. It is permitted to send parts out for chrome plating. No powder coating or anodizing is permitted.
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