News Canada to Host IMBBA Sanctioned Shows

Canada to Host IMBBA Sanctioned Shows

Master Bike Builders

The 2011 North American International Motorcycle Super show, held in Toronto Ontario January 7-9, has been sanctioned, and will be judged by the International Master Bike Builders Association’s (IMBBA) Canada Team.

The show will be one of the qualifying venues for the final entrants into the 2012 IMBBA World Cup Competition.

The World of Motorcycles Expo show that will be held in London, Ontario, Feb. 11-13, 2011, and in Kitchener, Ontario, March 19-20, 2011, has announced its partnership with IMBBA.

The IMBBA will be sanctioning and judging the Radical and Pro Built bikes in these two shows.

The top bike from these shows may qualify as the last Canadian entry into the prestigious World Cup Show in Laval Quebec 2012.

IMBBA Canadian Representative Bob McKay has announced the sanctioning of The Great Canadian Bike Rally Motorcycle show being held in Merritt, BC, July 14-17, 2011.

This will be the first IMBBA-sanctioned and judged show in Western Canada.

Jeff Starke (IMBBA’s International President) says: "IMBBA is extremely proud of the progress made by our Canadian representative, Bob McKay.

"Bob, in a very short time has pulled Canada together and set an example for other counties to follow. Canada’s IMBBA-certified judges will be busy next year judging most of Canada’s top custom bike shows."

Canada is the first to fulfill the requirements for certified motorcycle bike judges by completing the IMBBA Judges Course and passing the IMBBA judges test.

These judges will receive the required training and mentoring from Master Judges before becoming certified.

According to an IMBBA spokesman, "Builders receive professional advice and input on how their bikes can be built and score higher points.

"This is helping the builder bring the quality to an even higher level, and for the first time, with a standard, rather than, the good old boys clubs or the political machine. In the opinion of numerous industry professionals within IMBBA and others considering IMBBA, the program is off to a great start in Canada!"

Canadian Motorcycle Show Schedule for World Cup Competition Qualifying

2011 Show Information:

  • January 7-9, 2011: North American International Motorcycle Supershow; Toronto, Ontario; International Centre
  • February 11-13, 2011: World of Motorcycles Expo; London, Ontario; Western Fair Agriplex
  • March 19-20, 2011: World of Motorcycles Expo; Kitchener, Ontario; Bingemans Park and Convention Centre
  • April 9-10, 2011: Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show; Toronto, Ontario; International Centre
  • April 15 -17, 2011: Classic Bike & Tattoo Show; Laval, Quebec; Le Centre SportXpo de Laval

For more information contact Bob McKay at

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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