- Backyard Project 2020 Call to Creation
Let’s back to workshop! For the second year, Wheels and Waves is running a custom motorcycle contest. Ten projects will be selected from and exhibited during the festival, to showcase the skill and encourage the audacity of amateur and professional bike makers.
Held for the first time in June 2019, the inaugural edition of the Backyard Project was striking for the diversity of the entries – cafe racers, flat trackers, electric and neo-classical motorcycles. Equally striking were the entrants’ profiles, which included young bike makers, new workshops and talented amateurs. The ten winning customizers benefited from a first class display of their creations, and all agreed that it led them to fruitful exchanges with new talents and inspiring people and sometimes to initiate new collaborations. It was Pierre Etienne’s Ducati racer, aka the Kerozin Workshop, which won the jury’s unanimous vote and which will be exhibited at the 2020 Artride (a jury which featured notably Jeremy Tagand, head bike builder from Deus Ex Machina, and Pascal Tomek, Motul). Given the great interest generated by all the entries, this year we’ve decided to involve Visitors, who will be able to vote.
Take your chance! Are you working on a customization project which is awaiting to be revealed? This is the right time to get back to your workshop and fine tune your entry. Send your application to email@example.com.
The Backyard Project is a custom motorcycle competition open to both amateurs and professionals. The competition is aimed at revealing the creativity and skill of future and established talents in the field, without any restrictions on style. Electric or petrol engines, old or modern cycles, bobbers, choppers, café racers, scramblers or others…..only the display of the mechanics, and its harmony with the overall design of the motorcycle will be up for judgement. The winning motorcycles will have never been previously displayed, and will be unveiled for the first time to professionals and the public during Wheels and Waves.
How to enter:
Ten projects will be selected. Please send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, before 29th February 2020, accompanied by a presentation of your universe (your garage, your collective, your motorcycles and/or other personal creations, sketches, photos, blog, Instagram account) and of the philosophy of the project created for Wheels and Waves 2020.
The motorcycle must be totally completed and ready to ride before 15th May 2020. The selected candidates will be informed of their participation by email.
In order to encourage exchanges with visitors, the winning motorcycles will be permanently exhibited onsite throughout the duration of the festival. A Wheels and Waves military tent measuring 10m2 (5.4m X 2m) will be supplied for each project, and can be set up by the entrant in accordance with the motorcycle’s design, while respecting the aesthetic of the Village: use of ‘natural’ materials (metal, canvas, wood, plants), and no plastic, banners or PVC. Lighting will be provided.
Backyard Project Jury
A jury composed of five iconic faces representing the world of Wheels and Waves – guests, journalists, designers – will decide the winner of the Backyard Project 2020. The jury’s visit to each booth will be unscheduled and will take place during the first three days of the event, when the judges are available. Besides jury vote, a percentage will be dedicated to Visitors vote. The project winner will be revealed on Sunday 14th June on the main stage in the Village.
- Hit the Deck podiums
Creativity : Vincent Coupeau
Best Line : Hugo Westrelin
Longest Slide : Teiva Kailany
Highest Air : Julien Béchet
Versatility : Peter Bocalini
Ben Raemers Homage prize : Mickaël Germond
PODIUM RIDERS OF THE WEEKEND
CASH FOR TRICKS
- Log Invitational podiums
- Palmares Garage Shapers Exhibition
- Palmares Backyard Project1-KEROZIN2-CAFE RACERS SPIRIT3-ORTOLANI CUSTOMS
- Deus Swank Rally 2019 podiumsVINTAGE1-Antonio Silva2-Jacobo Pellejero3-Sacha HebrardPRE-20001-Bruno Guyard2-Thibault Guyard3-Fred Tombait
- Punk’s Peak 2019 podiums
Punk’s Peak 2019 podiums :
- Troy Corser
- Hadrien Fabre
- Kazuo Fukuda
- Paul Young
- Patrick Esser
- David Papilloud
- Marc Holstein
- Eric Roux
- Jérôme Allé
- Eric Benedicto
- Jeremy Legodou
- Manuel Huguet
- RIDE MAP W&W
120, 160, 200, 250km… Whatever your choice is, here is the handsome Pays Basque map including 4 « routes » !!!
Drive safely, respectfully downtown and outside the city! Be a Hero Next Door!
- Wheels & Waves 2019 newspaper is out
– Village map and practical information
– Races and contests explanations
– Complete Artride, music and cinema program
BACK TO THE ROOTS! ⚡️The Wheels & Waves 2019 newspaper is now available. You will find there all the information needed to get yourself ready for the festival. See you in less than a month 🤟🏻
The paper version will be available in the village, at the skatepark and in a selection of hotels, restaurants, shops and other establishments in Biarritz and its surroundings.
Big thanks to our partners Indian Motorcycle, Breitling, Honda, Motul France, Deus Ex Machina France – The Tenement of Tenacity, BMW Motorrad France, BMW Group Classic, Royal Enfield, DMD, Moto Heroes..
- Guest Alert : Troy Corser
Troy will participate @ Punk’s Peak Sprint Race & much more… 😉
Event ▶︎ Wheels & Waves 2019 – Official Event