Official home of Peoria's Grand Nationals Weekend

We are really proud that these Nationally known and highly sought after custom motorcycle builders have chosen the Grand Nationals Weekend party to come show you some cool bikes they have built and also to meet with you, talk the talk and even sign autographs.

Special thanks to Central Illinois’ own Carl Pusser of “Walkin Tall Cycles” for helping spread the word about our event at all the top world class motorcycle showcases!

Carl Pusser, Walkin Tall Cycles


CARL has been ridin motorcycles since he was 8. A 1948 BSA Bantam was his first bike. He got his license when he was 12 on a 650 BSA Thunderbolt. A small shop in Selmer, Tennessee is where Carl met Cordell Pratt who inspired and mentored him. Carl is pretty damn sure that’s where it all started. His imagination grew as he started seeing the custom world (Ron Finch, Arlen Ness, Perewitz, Simms, Donnie Smith, etc.) and checking out the Easyrider magazine when he wasn't old enough. LOL

Past awards Carl Pusser has received:

  • 2014 Ultimate Builder Mod Harley, Cleveland
  • 2015 Ultimate Builder Champion Freestyle, Chicago
  • 2015 Detroit Gibraltar Center Best of show
  • 2015 Ron Finch personal Choice award
  • 2015 Harley Davidson Museum Freestyle 1st
  • 2015 AIMExpo Championships of America Free Style 4th place
  • 2016 Easyriders Nashville Editors Choice
  • 2016 Easyriders Invitational Columbus, Editors Choice
  • 2016 The Chill show, Wichita Ks Best of show

  • Jon Shipley


    Come down to Carl's booth Walkin Tall Cycles and meet this custom award winning builder Jon Shipley of Hoosier Daddy Choppers. He has won multiple top shows, competed in AMD World Championship. Come over and check out his badass customg

    Dell Battle

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    Dell Battle teamed up with HBC and Dangerous Dezigns to win the MOD Harley class in the J & P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at#MinneapolisIMS. This 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster is inspired by old-school board track racers and is named 72 Style Sporty. 

    Cabana Dan


    Grand Nationals Weekend come meet Cabana Dan and check one of his machines. He has been featured in Easyriders many times and Mama tried show

    Tom Hendricks


    Come to Grand Nationals weekend at check out Tom Hedricks Lord of the Rings bike and meet the man behind it.
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