Bike Show

Classification Guidelines – subject to change prior to contest.

Three bikes or more constitute a full class for judging and a award presented.

Fill out the contact form to request information to enter the Bike Show.


Chrome, etc. Must have stock sheet metal, frame, and wheels.

Semi Stock

Custom paint, wheel changes, chrome, etc. In a swing arm, softail, rigid or XL frame.

Full Custom

Frame modifications or aftermarket, front ends, wheels, custom paint, chrome, etc.

Radical Custom

Custom frame, molding, handmade parts, extensive modifications, chrome, etc.


Big twin, FL, must have fairing or windshield, bags.


Pre 1965. You know ’em when you see ’em

Trike and Sidecar

Three wheels

Professional Built

Any professionally manufactured motorcycle i.e. Ness, Nazi, BigDog, Titan, Ultra, Quantum, etc.

Special Interest

Anything without a class.

Contest Rules

All bikes must be left uncovered to be judged at the end of the day. Judges will not touch bikes.

Your bike will be judged on the following items: Upholstery, Electrical, Engine Detail, Paint, Frame, Chrome/Engraving, Wheels/Sprockets.

All decisions are final. We do our best to be fair.

No ballet stuffing or soliciting for people’s choice will be tolerated. You will be removed from the competition and gaining nothing.

Potential Show Classes

  • Antique
  • Dresser
  • Indian
  • British
  • Radical Show
  • EVO Sportster
  • Trike
  • Asian & European
  • Asian & Euro Street Sport
  • Bagger
  • Special Construction Chopper
  • Pro Street
  • Old School Chopper
  • Softail
  • Mild Softail
  • Swingarm
  • Mild Swingarm
  • Bobber
  • Rat
  • Panhead
  • Custom Manufactured
  • Asian & Euro High Performance
  • Hardtail
  • Special Construction

Special Classes

  • Best Paint
  • Best of Show
  • Judges Choice
  • People’s Choice
  • Host Choice


Any biker is passionate about his or her machine. At times, disputes can arise regarding the subjective opinion of the sole judge. CMT’s assigned judge, Dick Cartier, strives to remind all the entrants that the event is for pleasure and fun of spending a day among friends, beautiful bikes and all that is at Catskill Mountain Thunder. In the case of a dispute, the final determination lies with the sole judge.

Times and classes may change without notice.