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This is your invitation to participate in the OC BIKE FEST. 

We Only Have 19 Slots Available. Let Us Know ASAP.  September 15th – 17th, 2016
Whether you are a professional builder or simply delight in personalizing your machine to reflect your tastes, we invite you to join us at this year’s OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show.
FreeStyle Awards:
  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
Custom Retro Awards:
  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
Custom Street Awards:
  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
Additional Awards:
  • Biker Pros will provide (2) event passes for each participant in the bike show ($70 value).
  • Award – People’s Choice
  • Award – Best Paint
  • G Clean Polishing Products
Get’r done!
 September 15th – 17th, 2016
REGISTRATION – This is how the process works. Go here and register. After you register we will follow up directly with you to confirm your participation.
GERMANY – Win OC BIkefest and we send you to AIMExpo. Win there, and we send you to Germany for the World Championship.


The following are the class definitions for the 3 classes:
    • Freestyle – One-off, ground-up built custom bikes, on all or any chassis platforms or drivetrains. Must run and stop
    • Custom Retro – Any modified bike with a Harley Davidson pre-1984 engine or other OEM manufacturer with an engine over 25 years old
    • Custom Street – One of the most popular platforms – limits builders to major OEM engine and chassis configurations

“THE” EVENT – This is an exciting event and all the bikes will be in the entertainment area and right next to the ocean.

Biker Pros
Bob Kay
Biker Pros


Location: Long Beach, Ca, 2012: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Pictures by Jack McIntyre / Iron Trader News.

Shooting bikes for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders Shows & Bikerpros during the 2012-2013 shows was an experience that I will never forget. Week after exciting week, great cities & people, it was a period of my photography career that will always be remembered and appreciated. So, as you can imagine, my hard drives are LOADED with galleries of the bikes I photographed. Now & then, I post a gallery for the viewers to enjoy. Today I chose a hand fabricated bike by Michael Schacht from the Crocker Motorcycle Company.  The bike was entered in the RETRO MOD CLASS and properly named “Crocker Big Tank”. Year, 1942, Engine: 85CI, hand fabricated including engine, clutch, and transmission. Enjoy the images!

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The J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows held during the last few years, IMS Shows showcased hundreds of striking, hand built motorcycles. Only a fraction of them received their due so we’re taking the opportunity to show you more of them in detail at Iron Trader News, thanks to Jack McIntyre’s top notch photography. So sit back and enjoy this close-up gander at some of the industry’s best. We certainly did!

Owner: Shaun & Sheree RuddySHAWN

Builder: Shaun Ruddy

Bike Name: Chop Deluxe

Make / Model / Year: 2012 Retro Racer

Paint by John Deel

Engine 127″ Ultima El Bruto

Features: Hand machined & polished brass pieces throughout, clear ignition plate.

Photos by Jack McIntyre


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2016 Minneapolis Winners: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show circus rolled into Minneapolis with the weather in the low 30’s. Locals were happy because it was a warming trend in the city. When we rolled out it was frosty 12 degrees.
Even though it was Super Bowl 50 weekend, the show was packed with enthusiasts. The bikes were outstanding with the MOD Retro class full of interesting and diverse custom sleds.
Jeff Holt selected Poncharello, a Union Speed & Style custom sled, built by Jordan Dickinson for the HOT BIKE award. He then selected Swamp Witch built by Pete Mason for Street Chopper Magazine. The People’s Choice award went to Matt Johnson and his 1989 GSX-R 750. He received a BELL Custom 500. The SHO DOG Award goes to the hardest working builder at the show and in Minneapolis it went to Crazy John Markwald and his double engine bike. He went home with a Leatherworks Solo Bag.
J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class
Katie Washnok’s custom motorcycle is named Pearl and it took 1st at the Minneapolis 2016 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Katie is the “better half” of the husband and wife team that builds custom bikes from Blackout Motors, a shop that is a stones throw from Sturgis, SD.
The bike features a custom Coach Leather saddle, Ridewright Wheels, S&S KN93 mill, Black Doom Frame, Springer and an open primary. The Grip Ace integrates all the switches to a switch pad on the grip and delivers a clean handlebar.
James and Katie will be heading back to the shop with $2,000 in awards and a championship ring from Speakeasy Original.
1st – #750 – Katie Washnok, Blackout Motors – 2013 Blackout Motors named Pearl
2nd – #250 – Jordan Dickinson, Union Speed & Style – 2014 Union Speed named Poncharello

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Class
Dell Battle won in Cleveland and decided to roll the dice for the win in Minneapolis. The gamble paid off with another win and another check for $1,000. He will be heading to Chicago to compete in the championship and a 120R Engine award from Harley.
Dell named his bike 72 Style Sporty and the 1991 Sportster features tall billet wheels, custom exhaust, intake, custom tank, controls and swing arm. Air ride front and back allows the bike to look aggressive while at rest.
1st – #925 – Dell Battle, HBC & Dangerous Dezigns – Named 72 Style Sporty
2nd – #800 – Tice, DAF Customs – 2006 Dyna named Dirty Diana

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Custom Class
Matt Johnson thrashed to get his bike done and then at the last minute threw it in a van and rushed over from Wisconsin to get it into the Minneapolis edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. It was a good thing because his 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750 took 1st place and he received a check for $750. The custom dragster features Trac Dynamocs swing arm, inverted forks, air shifter, 2 stage rev limiter, Beadlock wheels, PMFR hand controls and NOS.
1st – #850 Matt Johnson – 1989 GSX-R 750 named Unaffiliated 7-11
2nd – #550 Tracy Parkes, The Gas Box – 2015 Vulcan S

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Retro Class
This is the first year that Jordan Dickinson of Union Speed and Style entered the Ultimate Builder. And for a rookie he came away with a win in MOD Retro, HOT BIKE Editor’s Choice award and 2nd in FreeStyle. For his effort Jordan took home a big $750 check. Not a bad weekend.
The winning Frost Buzzard is a 1951 Harley-Davidson Pan Head that features hand-formed gas and oil tanks. The paint is by Michael Cody.
MOD Retro is an open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train 1984 or older. It requires an OEM driveline with stock, modified or aftermarket frame.
1st – #275 Jordan Dickinson, Union Speed & Style – 1951 Panhead named Frost Buzzard
2nd – #375 Kevin Theis -19080 Shovelhead named Cabin Fever

The US Championship is just a week away with awards of over $50,000 in cash and prizes. The FreeStyle winner receives a $10,000 award. MOD Harley winner takes a Harley 120R performance engine. And the MOD Custom takes the keys for a Royal Enfield.

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2016 Cleveland Winners: Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Last year Cleveland got a pounding and the Polar Vortex had just begun to extend its icy fingers down from the Great White North. This year the weather was a balmy 60 degrees and the vortex is remembered like yesterday’s news.


Lines snaked outside the entrance into the International Motorcycle Show at the IX Center in Cleveland. The quality of the custom builds were stellar this year. It’s unfortunate that there is only 1 winner in each of the four classes as there were so many deserving motorcycles.

Dell Battle won the Hot Bike Editor’s Award for his 1991 Sportster named 72 Style Sporty. Court House Custom won the Street Chopper Magazine Editor’s Choice award.

Jesse Srpan took the SHO DOG award and received a solo bag from The Leatherworks for his work representing his company at the International Motorcycle Show.
J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class

Whenever Jeremy Cupp from LC Fabrications rolls a bike into a competition, you know he will be standing someplace on the podium. Cupp entered his bike Seven into the open class that allows for any type of drive train and any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMV. The Grottoes, Virginia native took top honors and rolled out of Cleveland with a check for $2,000 and a champion anvil ring from Speakeasy Original. We will be seeing him in Chicago at the US Championship competing for King of the Builder and a $10,000 payday.

Cupp used a Ducati topend, a Buell Blast case and a Triumph gearbox to create his own custom mill. He fabricated the frame, oil, gas tank, rear fender and engine shield. He also fabricated just about everything else but the tires and spokes. The bike got its name “Seven” because Cupp said that it’s the seventh proper motorcycle to roll out of the LC Fabrications garage.

1 – # 250 – Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications – 2015 Custom named Seven
2 – # 775 – Wayne Burgess – 2010 Shovelhead named Spitball Magoo

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Class

The MOD Harley class requires Harley-Davidson engine cases and frame.  The neck may be cut to rake or stretch the frame.

The black and red paint on Dell Battle’s latest custom bike, 72 Style Sporty, really pops. The 1991 Sportster features tall billet wheels, custom exhaust, intake, custom tank, controls and swing arm. Air ride front and back allows the bike to look aggressive while at rest.

At the awards ceremony Dell jumped up on stage for his photo op and his $1,000 payday. Dell is heading to Chicago for the US Championship and the KING of the Builders award.

1 – # 925 – Dell Battle, Danerous Dezigns – 1991 Sportster named 72 Style Sporty
2 – # 150 – Demetrius Clarke, John Speed & Custom – 2007 Harley

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Retro Class

MOD Retro is an open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train1984 or older. It requires an OEM driveline with stock, modified or aftermarket frame.

Ed Kubiez worked with Jeese Basset at The GasBox to create an exceptional custom build of a 1965 BSA. The bike features 6” stretch and 4” lowered custom frame with Invader wheels and a rear perimeter brake system. Kustomtech handles the controls and a Hurst shift lever guides the shifting. Updates include a sectioned Superglide tank and late model dual carb heads.

1 – # 175 – Ed Kubiez, The GasBox – 1965 BSA
2 – # 100 – Austin Andrella, Austin Martin Originals – 1969 Triumph named Ole 69’er

Ed Kubiez’s next event is the US Championship in Chicago.

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Custom Class

The MOD Custom class sports OEM engine and frame. Neck may be cut to rake or stretch the frame. Hard tail sections, stretched swing arms and wide tire kits are acceptable.

Rich Worley road up from South Carolina to showcase his 2016 Indian Scout named Mad Max Scout. It features paint by Rusty Nash and Mick Forest, circuit breaker ignition, custom seat and handmade brass parts.

1 – # 550 – Rich Worley, American Biker – 2016 Indian Scout named Mad Max Scout
2 – # 350 – Justin Seely, KWS Motorsports – 2006 CBR1000rr named Wolverine

Rich Worley’s next event is in Chicago for the US Championship.

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