- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 05 August 2013
Bikers from across the country have yet again warmly embraced Built In Britain with Carole Nash as entries flood in for the nation’s biggest and best biking contest.
Proud owners of choppers, customs, classics, concours, restored, sports, sports modified and streetfighter bikes are vying for a top prize package worth over £2,350. It includes £1,000 cash plus a 15 drawer Sealey APCOMBOBBTK58 Topchest and Rollcab combi with a 147 piece toolkit. The runner up will bag an AB33059BCOMBO five drawer Topchest with a handy 138 piece toolkit worth some £70 whilst all 12 finalists will enjoy the pleasure and pride of having their machines professionally photographed for the annual institution that is the Carole Nash calendar. In addition the winner’s pride and joys will be displayed at the UK’s biggest bike show – MotorcycleLive – this November.
One professional will also triumph in the Pro Builder category, again pocketing a cool grand and one of those spectacularly desirable Sealey 15 drawer topchests.
If you’ve got a bike that you think’s a winner then why not enter. It’s as easy as, well, uploading a picture (or more) and a few words to the Built In Britain website. Do so and you can also claim a free copy of Bike, Ride, Classic Bike or Performance Bikes. But you’ll have to step on it as the closing date for entries is looming large – you have until only next Thursday August 8th before the shutters go down. (We have now extended the deadline to the 12th August until noon).
Remember the contest is open to all types of bike and that’s well reflected in the broad cross section of entries received so far. You can check out a gallery of those machines already in the mix here and judge for yourself how well your bike stacks up against the competition.
After that judging moves in to expert hands as the Built in Britain panel narrows down the entries to a shortlist of 50 with a further ten bikes voted for by readers of our Insidebikes Facebook page. Then it’s up to the great British biking public to deliver the final verdicts as the polls open on the website. The finalists and ultimate winners will then be revealed on November 23rd, the opening day of MotorcycleLive at the NEC.
The competition is expected to be as hard fought as ever. Last year thousands of votes were cast before Lee Workman’s one-off Suzuki GSXR 1340 drag-styled streetfighter took the amateur title and Rolling Art Motorcycles claimed the pro prize with their “Dunkley Harton