Meet the DP Customs Design Contest Winner [Photo Gallery][Video]
10 semifinalists have been chosen from the multitude of entries, and among them we were glad to see two guys from countries with a rather limited heritage in custom bike building: Romania (8th place) and India (10th place). This means that Del Prado bothers' idea has really set people and minds in movement and that is awesome.
According to a pres release from Local Motors, the "First place, and a $2,000 cash prize, will be awarded to Andre Costa (aka Lude) from Portugal, for his winning design, the DP Racer.
Second and third place prizes of $1,350 and $950, respectively, will be awarded to Oberdan Bezz (aka OBIBOI) of Italy for his stock car-inspired Talladega concept, and to Marc Senger (aka sixten), from the United States, for his 1960s NASA-themed concept, the DP Customs Lander. Fourth through tenth place finalists will each receive a $100 cash prize.
All winners will have the opportunity to exchange their cash awards for credit towards the purchase of the winning concept from Local Motors new online Shop. Credit amounts are $5,000, $3,500, $2,500, $350 for first, second, third and fourth thru tenth places, respectively."
The complete list of Finalists, including countries of origin, is as follows:
1st place: DP Racer by Andre Costa (Lude), Portugal
2nd place: Talladega by Oberdan Bezzi (OBIBOI), Italy
3rd place: DP Customs Lander by Marc Senger (sixten), USA
4th place: Cobra DP by Paulo Italiani (PauloItaliani), Brazil
5th place: Stealth Concept by Vincent, Graviere (dirtybrush), France
6th place: DP 40 by Robert O'Brien (robo), Canada
7th place: DPC OTTO by Vincent Montreuil (vincent), England
8th place: GT40 DP Customs by Stoianov Sebastian Mihai (stoianov), Romania
9th place: F40 by Paolo Corcagnani (sidewinder), Germany
10th place: DPC Invader by Nagabhushan Hegde (bhushan), India.
You can check out the amazing entries gallery by clicking this link. Just do so when you're at home, relaxed and with some beers at hand, and prepare for a wonderful evening full of beautiful custom bikes.
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