Statement on the current situation of the custom bike show in Bad Salzuflen


The CUSTOMBIKE SHOW is the largest exhibition for converted motorcycles and traditionally takes place every year on the first weekend in December in Bad Salzuflen .
The small and tranquil health resort is now known far beyond the country's borders and has become the international and highly acclaimed venue for the world's largest exhibition for converted motorcycles.
But what hardly anyone knows is that this is where the idea for this trade fair was born.

Andreas Reibchen, the managing director of Messe Ostwestfalen, had the original idea for the fair back then. It was initially carried out as “High Performance” by Eschenbacher Medien and from 2005 onwards it was organized by Huber Verlag from Mannheim under its current name. With its magazines for motorcycles, contacts in the industry and the necessary manpower, Huber Verlag was simply the right organizer for this event .

However, after Huber Verlag had to file for bankruptcy at the beginning of the year, the company is now being broken up.
“But that doesn’t mean the end for the custom bike show,” emphasizes Andreas Reibchen, “The custom bike simply belongs in Bad Salzuflen and that’s why we are in close contact with the insolvency administrator and are firmly planning to take over the trade fair and
continue it seamlessly this year !”.

He continues his appeal to exhibitors and visitors: “We are already close to reaching an agreement, but an orderly takeover takes some time.” He therefore asks for patience and emphasizes that everyone involved will be informed as quickly as possible.

The Ostwestfalen trade fair in Bad Salzuflen attracts 350,000 visitors and 4,000 exhibitors to the region every year. CUSTOMBIKE SHOW alone attracts around 30,000 visitors and over 300 exhibitors every year. This makes the Ostwestfalen trade fair an important source of revenue for the economy in OWL. Taking on a trade fair like the CUSTOMBIKESHOW, especially in times like these, is courageous and the right signal to the industry!

Text copyright: Bad Salzuflen Exhibition Center

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