Old Bike Barn is proud to sponsor the Biltwell People’s Champ! If you are unfamiliar with Biltwell People’s Champ, we will catch you up. It’s pretty simple, builders from around world submit their builds for consideration for the competition. The crew at Biltwell narrows it down to their favorite 24 entries, from there it’s in the public's hands as to who continues on throughout the competition, hence the name ‘People’s Champ”. Once the 24 entrants have been selected, they have roughly 2 months to work on their builds and provide updates via social media. The public will vote and narrow it down to 13 builders. Those 13 have a couple more months to bust out work on their build and then they’re on the chopping block again, the public vote to narrow it down to the Final 6. These final 6 builders MUST have running and riding bikes by April 24th, the Biltwell media team travels to each builder to shoot both video and photo of each build. If you’re bike doesn’t run when they get there, well… you’re out of the competition.
The big reveal of the final vote for the 6 builders happens at the world famous Cook’s Corner Friday June 24th. The morning of the People’s Champ part all the finalists meet out in Lake Elsinore, approximately 50 miles from Cook’s Corner. Each builder must ride their bike to the party, to ensure it’s not only a piece of art, but a fully functioning motorcycle. From there the party is started, toss in your vote for your favorite finalist, grab a cold one and roam the legendary Cook’s Corner. As the party continues on into the evening, one builder will be crowned as the 2022 Biltwell People’s Champ and walk away with $10,000! Voting is live online through 9PM Friday June 24th 2022 so make sure to follow the link and vote for your favorite builder!
Wilmington, North Carolina
1952 H-D Panhead
San Diego, California
1967 H-D Shovelhead
1976 Honda CB750
Jonny Juarez (Not eligible for voting)
1969 Harley Ironhead