Go on, go on! Update 08.07.20
Now it is official. The CUSTOMBIKE lives. Here the press release from the responsible persons. We will keep you up to date here…
“A little more than a week ago we were stunned to learn that the publishing house where our CUSTOMBIKE is printed no longer exists and that our magazine will be discontinued with immediate effect. No time to say goodbye properly. Nearly 30 years of work, many thousand pages of printed motorcycle passion – and in the end, nothing of Europe’s oldest magazine for converted motorcycles should remain on the shelves but two dozen archive slipcases? Our first impulse was to throw it all away and check it off. But we hadn’t expected the overwhelming reaction of the screwdriver and custom scene. Your comments, mails, messages and numerous phone calls awakened our fighting spirit and the realization that this is not the end of the story. To protect our magazine from windy locusts, we had to act quickly. And we did.
The Show must go on!
We have been trembling since the announcement in February, but now it is official: The Huber publishing house failed to successfully restructure in the course of its insolvency proceedings and will therefore come to a sad end in July 2020 after 40 years of history.
Until the last minute, the publishing house & employees were hoping in vain for a solvent buyer who could secure the future of Custombike Show & Magazine, as well as Dream Machines, Bikers News, Tätowier Magazin or Tattoo Erotica.
Especially at the beginning of the new millennium Custombike has brought fresh wind into the scene. The Thunderbike Team around Andreas was able to contribute numerous covers and articles for the Huber magazines and we proudly look back on a long lasting close partnership.
Numerous joint bike shows were organized and many parties were celebrated. The chemistry has always been right between the publishing house employees and us – Bikers for Life.
Let’s hope for good news soon for the continuation of the custom bike show in Bad Salzuflen and that the Huber editors can continue to put their concentrated expertise at the service of the scene.
We thank you very much for the wonderful time together and your courage and exemplary commitment.
Organizer of the Custombike Show in financial troubles
Currently, the Mannheim lawyer Tobias Wahl from the law firm anchor has taken over the provisional insolvency administration. The continuation and restructuring of the company is being sought, so that talks are already underway with banks, creditors and the urgently needed investors. The aim is to sell the company to a new investor within the framework of a transferable restructuring and thus “to preserve the publishing house as a place for creativity and scene thinking as well as as as many jobs as possible” […] “There is a large and loyal fan community and therefore a corresponding demand for the products and services of the Huber Verlag”, says Wahl.
We at Thunderbike are deeply touched with this news, as we have a personal friendship with many of the Huber Verlag employees and tremble with them. We have had countless publications of our bikes in the “Huber Magazines” over the past years, we are regular advertising partners and of course one of the big exhibitors at the Custombike Show.
previous custombike shows
Custombike Show 2019
Have a look at the review of the Custombike Show in Bad Salzuflen. This year we have presented 16 brand new [...]
Custombike Show 2018
You didn't make it to the Custombike Show in Bad Salzuflen this year? It doesn't matter. We have already [...]
Custombike Show 2017
On the first weekend of December, the Custombike Show 2017, now the world's largest trade fair for converted [...]
Custombike Show 2016
For the 12th time in a row, the Custombike Show, now the world's largest trade fair for converted motorcycles, [...]
Custombike Show 2015
For the first time we presented on the custom bike the radical "Production-R v2.0" and our latest breakout [...]
Custombike Show 2014
Everything new brings the ... December. The new Softail Breakout such as the new Bagger parts are just a part [...]
Custombike Show 2012
At the Custombike Show 2012 in Bad Salzuflen we presented for the first time our next Bagger generation, the [...]
Custombike Show 2011
Also in 2011 Thunderbike was in Bad Salzuflen on the Custombike Exhibition.