The 25th Annual Republic Of Texas Motorcycle Rally will be host to the Inaugural Derwood Invitational Builder Show. Located in the Derwood Arena on the Expo Center grounds, the show will include a curated collection of motorcycles from some of the top builders in the country. Bikes of every kind are welcome to participate and we are currently selecting hand picked bikes to join us. See our list of participating builders below and check back often as the list continues to grow.


From Hot Rod Royalty comes classic customizing. Cole Foster, owner of Salinas Boys Customs, has been constructing rolling works of metal art since 1989. Cole’s designs are timeless, stylistic and subtle yet making a screaming statement collectively with the final product. Attention to detail, maintenance of pure lines and skillful craftsmanship are the qualities respected by those who have seen Cole’s work. Passionate and obsessive in the pursuit of the perfect custom is what defines Cole Foster the artist.


Royal-T Racing is a 3 man custom fabrication shop and race team located in the heart of the upper 9th Ward New Orleans, Louisiana. Owned and operated by Patrick Tilbury and focused on producing the highest quality parts and full-builds possible while competing in the Super Hooligan racing scene. Since its inception Royal-T has showcased quality and innovation while keeping beauty and simplicity in mind.


Austin’s Bronson Willard is the owner of Southern Metal Choppers. Southern Metal Chopper’s builds have been featured in publications like Cycle Source and Hot Bike Magazines. His award winning motorcycles have been featured in several films, music videos, national commercials and video games.


One of the pioneers who led the resurgence of custom choppers in the late 80’s, Tom Foster took his love for hi-tech components and meshed them with his gritty SoCal hot rod style creating show stopping works of art that ran as good as they looked. Tom has built bikes for rock and movie stars, he has traveled the world, but he is happiest when he is thrashing one of his bikes around town or on the open road.


Matt Jackson is a custom bike builder from Austin, Texas. Jackson Choppers specializes in 60’s and 70’s style Harley Davidson choppers. Full builds and custom fabrication.


Wil Thomas is a Los Angeles based Producer, Director and entrepreneur.  His multifaceted involvement in the motorcycle community have made him a cultural ambassador, and he has traveled globally in support of his passions and creative ventures.

He has been featured in chopper centric films, magazine publications, books and even music videos like (Ride by Lana Del Rey) (Suck it and See by Arctic Monkeys) and (Be Together by Major Laser featuring Wild Belle). In recent years he toured extensively throughout Europe, South America, Malaysia, Japan, North America, and even Africa.

Executive Producing the film Sugar & Spade which has been screened and received internationally. He also produced and directed the film short “They Call Me Cheetah”, which was invited to both Toronto and Mexico motorcycle film festivals. Often used in-front of the camera and associating with brands like Harley Davidson, Stance, Brixton, Levi’s and is currently an ambassador for Caddis Eyewear.

Custom motorcycle invited builder shows include Michael Licther’s Passion Built Show, Born Free 4, Mama Tried 1 & 7, Paradise Road Show, and the Cycle Showcase St. Louis, Two Wheels Brazil.