Paterson, NJ -- Delaware American Motors, DAM, has brought home the prestigious world championship cup from the AMD World Championship of custom bike building at the Annual Sturgis, South Dakota Rally.
After two grueling weeks on the road and over 4,000 miles traveled the DAM team arrived back at their Paterson headquarters weary but satisfied by the great accomplishment they just achieved. DAM, competing against motorcycle heavy weights in the production manufacturer class, won scoring 95 points to clinch the championship cup.
The AMD World Championship is the most prestigious competition in the world attracting 68 entrants from 13 countries. With the manufacturer class, the bikes you compete with are the same bikes that you sell or intend to sell to the public. This means that your designs have to be well conceived and engineered not only for safety but for mass production.
The DAM team entered bike number two, ‘Pennsylvania’ of the Tech Twin American 13C series. The series of motorcycles was conceived to honor the founding of our country with each bike named after one of the thirteen colonies and being built in the order that each ratified the constitution. Bike number one is ‘Delaware’, the winning bike ‘Pennsylvania’ is number two and work has begun on bike number three ‘New Jersey’.
In 1792, Alexander Hamilton formed an investment group called the Society of Useful Manufactures (the "SUM") whose funds would be used to develop a planned industrial city in the United States that was later to become Paterson. Hamilton believed that the United States needed to reduce its dependence on foreign goods and should instead develop its own industries. Taking the lead from Hamilton, DAM is proud to bring Motorcycle manufacturing back to New Jersey and to the city of Paterson.
With the World Championship behind us the future is looking as bright as ever.