PLACE YOUR VOTES HERE!

Pick your top 3 favorite bikes

  • 001. #HOP - jrdann

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 002. 1/4 mEyel cReaper - '48 Hawthorne

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 003. 1959 Schwinn Rat Rod - schwinnmesa

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 004. 35 Silverking - kingrider

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 005. 76er - yoothgeye

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 006. 7 Day Wonder - longshort

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 007. Aluminati - imagearchy

    Votes: 58 11.8%
  • 008. American-PatriRat - expjawa

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 009. Bad Apple - pick

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • 010. Backlash - muddy

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 011. Barefoot Delivery - slowerisbetter

    Votes: 54 11.0%
  • 012. Bareknuckle Brawler - bean

    Votes: 55 11.2%
  • 013. Beautiful Loser - sensor

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 014. Beer Run - kingfish254

    Votes: 10 2.0%
  • 015. Bellowing Yellow - Skipton

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 016. Black Tie-phoon Roadster - Hammond Eggz

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 017. Brown Sugar - motopsyco

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 018. Bully - bighit

    Votes: 45 9.2%
  • 019. BurberBee - NOC

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 020. Captain Slow - raskal13

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 021. Cheezy Board Tracker - snydur

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 022. Class Act - beatcad

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 023. Competitor - purple

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 024. Cooler Corona - Rodderz

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 025. Corsair - TENNESSEE

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 026. Crazy Horse - tin machine

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 027. Curved Odyssey - 28incher

    Votes: 62 12.6%
  • 028. Deluxe 6 Rat Racer - petrohead

    Votes: 124 25.3%
  • 029. Der Rod Baron - gowjobs

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 030. Devils Golden Fiddle - biker_km

    Votes: 11 2.2%
  • 031. Devistar9 - oxyjansen

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 032. DFC2420 - recycledbikez2

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 033. Drift Wood - erichitscar

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 034. Elginor - Ken Nighplay

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 035. Era Correct AMF Bmx - AMFjunky

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 036. Excelsior Deluxe - cman

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 037. Factory Hot Rod Schwinn - rusty513

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 038. Fairly Odd Lady - Rotton

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 039. Family Deuce - Family Deuce.5

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 040. Fat Rat - dangratsdan

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 041. Feelin' Blue - motorcitygearjammer

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 042. Fix This II - ratina

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 043. Flathead - mrflagman

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 044. Frightliner - tvc15

    Votes: 92 18.7%
  • 045. Gentleman's-Picnic - hewey

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 046. Go Away - garagegoon

    Votes: 26 5.3%
  • 047. God and Luck - Chunt

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 048. Goose Is Cooked - Oneuglybike

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 049. Green Machine - baalberry

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 050. Ground Zero - NLCTVWguy

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 051. Hangover Cure - druggedonions

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 052. Hard Luck - karfer67

    Votes: 27 5.5%
  • 053. Hoodoo Operator - LowpowerD

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 054. Hot Rod 'Liner - MplsCoaster

    Votes: 24 4.9%
  • 055. Hotrod Hobbyhorse - Strings_and_steam

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 056. I.N.B. - scrumblero

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 057. Indian Summer - MoranBros.Design

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 058. Jetflow Express - lobsterboyx

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 059. Jolene - gaskill

    Votes: 17 3.5%
  • 060. King Klunkster - subadrew

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 061. Key Lime Twist - vfr86

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 062. Kultured - thirstee

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 063. Lobotomy - Sum1

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 064. Longboard - PabloAntonio

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 065. M3 Final Derivation - Twisted Root

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 066. Maxximum Flow - texasbigjon

    Votes: 26 5.3%
  • 067. Maine Woods - ChrisMac

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 068. Mash Banger - Kuttnhack

    Votes: 42 8.6%
  • 069. Midnite Diamond - Tommy S.

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 070. Miss Rust Western Flyer - Craiggo

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 071. Muscle Beach Chopper(ette) - Dr. Tankenstein

    Votes: 11 2.2%
  • 072. Mutley - JoKeR63

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 073. My Slow Rodder - bones122

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 074. No Bull - Overlord6920

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 075. On a Wimh - ScurryMurray

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 076. Pack Rat - SSG

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 077. Pennysaver - nelvolks

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 078. Puerto Rican Barrio Burner - ichi bike

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 079. Rail Truck - Wildcat

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 080. Rats Alt - KOTA

    Votes: 41 8.4%
  • 081. Retro Rat-O - Jake Sensi

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 082. Retro Rocket - Bigcam59

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 083. RetroWreckTion - 2dawgs

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 084. Richard Petty Plymouth Tribute - badmuller

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • 085. Rocket 88 - hooch

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 086. Rodeo Bike - rickpaulos

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 087. Roland - Rockit!

    Votes: 44 9.0%
  • 088. Rolly - axsepul

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 089. Ruf'n Rusty - jerrykr

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 090. Salt Flat Speedster - tatman

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 091. Scooby Snack - Smoopy's

    Votes: 29 5.9%
  • 092. Singlespeed Hotrod - herr_rudolf

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 093. Spaced Out Build - Flamer

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 094. Speed Liner - Sinner4

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 095. Speed Demon - Double Nickle

    Votes: 94 19.1%
  • 096. Speed Racer - slow rider

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 097. Springliner - inshane64

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 098. Strick 9 - Jalopy Jim

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 099. Tiger Blood - lucha_mike

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 100. Tucker's Spaceliner - socratesjpt

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 101. Tumbleweed - Brentley

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 102. Twisted Sister Flipped - PeterBuilt

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 103. Wise Guy Naptime - Gold Street Customs

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 104. Woody Henderson - Bendix

    Votes: 20 4.1%
  • 105. Yard Ornament - z-bikes

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 106. Young American - SCHWINNRAY69

    Votes: 15 3.1%

  • Total voters
    491
  • Poll closed .

kingfish254

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yoothgeye said:
Next year I'll do a 2 face bike, one side completely rusted and dented and oxidized, the other side shiny shiny paint and chrome. Take a picture of it against a mirror so you can see both sides... then I'm BOUND to get 1% of the vote.
That would be a cool, but difficult build to pull off!
 

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kingfish254 said:
yoothgeye said:
Next year I'll do a 2 face bike, one side completely rusted and dented and oxidized, the other side shiny shiny paint and chrome. Take a picture of it against a mirror so you can see both sides... then I'm BOUND to get 1% of the vote.
That would be a cool, but difficult build to pull off!
I actually think it would be an easier build than the one I did this year because the "hook" would be the 2 faced paint so you wouldn't have to focus on alot of other details. Start with a rusty survivor, mask off half the bike and go to town on the other side. It would be fun, though most people on the street wouldn't understand, luckily most of them would only see 1 side. haha
 

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Looks like we now have a tie for second place.

The 3 fifty-something contenders are creeping up on 4th place as well.

The top seven only make up 37% of the vote.

Cool, I am part of the majority!!!!
 
Jun 8, 2011
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To quote yoothgeye, "I just want to say that this whole vote thing has been a very humbling experience". When I started my build I like most everyone had hopes of finishing in the upper half of the vote but as I progressed I realized what I was building was much more Hot Rod than Ratrod. Even though I came to this realization I still had to finish my bike to satisfy myself and not worry about the voting. When you're upwards of 57, you've spent a lot of time honing your skills to build a polished product so that's what comes naturally to me. I'm not unhappy with my bike, just that I didn't get into the Rat mindset from the begining. There are some truly amazing bikes here that absolutely blew me away with their creativity and execution and hopefully if I do this again next year I'll learn from them. Thanks to everyone who left comments on my build and for the votes I got. See you here next year!
JAZ
 
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z-bikes said:
To quote yoothgeye, "I just want to say that this whole vote thing has been a very humbling experience". When I started my build I like most everyone had hopes of finishing in the upper half of the vote but as I progressed I realized what I was building was much more Hot Rod than Ratrod. Even though I came to this realization I still had to finish my bike to satisfy myself and not worry about the voting. When you're upwards of 57, you've spent a lot of time honing your skills to build a polished product so that's what comes naturally to me. I'm not unhappy with my bike, just that I didn't get into the Rat mindset from the begining. There are some truly amazing bikes here that absolutely blew me away with their creativity and execution and hopefully if I do this again next year I'll learn from them. Thanks to everyone who left comments on my build and for the votes I got. See you here next year!
JAZ
+1 I'm with ya buddy! :mrgreen:
 

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Yoothgeye's Special Awards:
Bike I'd most like to ride in the city: Singlespeed HotRod
Bike that should've been sold in bike stores officially licensed by Hanna-Barbera: Scooby Snack
Bike most likely to give me nightmares: Labotomy
Best complilation build: Speed Demon
Best Pinstriping: Kidney Stew (even though you didn't finish)
etc...
You should make trophies for these bikes and then send them to the builders! I’m sure the builders would like that! :wink:
 
Hmzz...
I like the build-off EXACTLY the way it is.

Sure, a few sub-categories seems like fun. Cause I too find some others besides the top three deserve some more praise, but things can get very complicated... Not only when come voting but also while competing. When I'm participating in the build-off I'd like to compete with EVERYBODY. Not only with the guys who are building diamondframes, for instance. Or the guys that use shiny paint. Etc. Also, you can use your three votes that way.

BTW, I don't see much difference in popularity looking at the voting towards rusty/ratty or shiny paintjobs. The majority of votes are based upon creativity, originality, craftsmanship, details, and last but not least: style.

Just build the bike you want. Compete, because that makes you try as hard as you can to build the best. And when it's time to vote, pick the bike you'd wish you had built yourself. Oh, and two extra bikes because we can't make up our minds :wink:

That way it can't be more clear who has built the best bike in the build-off, AND how far of you are with your build.

Extra praise and GENUINE complements can be posted as a comment in the threads of the builds. That is what I appreciate more than 'winning' a sub-category, btw...

Here's a comment I got from Gowjobs I'd like to share:

gowjobs said:
This is one of the bikes in the buildoff that I would love to own and RIDE. In fact, it's inspiring the direction of my next project right now.
That meant more to me than all the votes I got. 8)
 
kingfish254 said:
The 2nd place race is going to be fun to watch.

Fourth is now only separated by 3 votes.
+1
But it's also fun to keep an eye on the lower regions. Those are small competitions on their own. My singlespeed hotrod is fighting battles for 20th, 19th, or 18th place with other mid-teen pointers. Very exciting. Makes me go to bed very late...
 
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Double Nickle said:
Yoothgeye's Special Awards:
Bike I'd most like to ride in the city: Singlespeed HotRod
Bike that should've been sold in bike stores officially licensed by Hanna-Barbera: Scooby Snack
Bike most likely to give me nightmares: Labotomy
Best complilation build: Speed Demon
Best Pinstriping: Kidney Stew (even though you didn't finish)
etc...
You should make trophies for these bikes and then send them to the builders! I’m sure the builders would like that! :wink:

that's why i'm doing the bendix award- just a fun extra chance for another finisher to get a little something..... :wink:
 
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Bendix said:
kingfish254 said:
I haven't even tried to do the math and figure out what place I am in. :lol:
I know I am somewhere in the top 106

i'm excited i may end up with a percentage point!

:D
I figure I'm somewhere between 1st place & 106th place & I'm happy! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: Math is not my best subject~! :lol:
 

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Bendix said:
Double Nickle said:
Yoothgeye's Special Awards:
Bike I'd most like to ride in the city: Singlespeed HotRod
Bike that should've been sold in bike stores officially licensed by Hanna-Barbera: Scooby Snack
Bike most likely to give me nightmares: Labotomy
Best complilation build: Speed Demon
Best Pinstriping: Kidney Stew (even though you didn't finish)
etc...
You should make trophies for these bikes and then send them to the builders! I’m sure the builders would like that! :wink:

that's why i'm doing the bendix award- just a fun extra chance for another finisher to get a little something..... :wink:
Tell us more about this bendix award! :wink:
 
Its been quite a run , so many bikes ,so many choices I voted for Frightliner, Hard Luck,And KuttNhacks english :oops: forgot the name but I really ,really liked FatRat I made the whole family laugh on that one, and who would have guessed we would have had more than one Silverking frame entered, and I really though Roland was going to take it this year initially, but Double Nickel raised the bar again with his build and KOTA ,dude your bike just rocks!!!! thanks for all the votes guys ,it means alot.