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CHOP DELUXE, STUNNING MOTORCYCLE BY BUILDER SHAUN RUDDY

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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Ever wonder where all of the coverage and stories come from?

Maybe its just me, but when I buy a magazine or read an article on the net, I’m always digging for who did what, and that’s mainly because I probably know the character and want to see what he or she is up to. Most people have no idea where the story content came from, how long it took to gain the content, the buttons that needed to be pushed, or the hours / days needed to get that “special” picture. We (Marilyn Stemp and myself, Jack McIntyre) have spent a lifetime doing what our hearts want us to do. Does it make one wealthy, hardly, however money isn’t everything. The people we have met, the places and situations that we have been in, are priceless. We have been in areas of this country that most people will never have the opportunity to experience let alone with the people we have been there with. I personally have ridden the Black Hills with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, not just once, several times. Marilyn has interviewed the most recognized in the industry along with those who don’t carry a following, but still have every bit the story as the celebrity. It just goes on and on, year by year.

So the next time you read a post or pick up a magazine, take a look at the editor, the photographer, and wonder how much time & effort was put into grabbing that short paragraph of information. I know that Marilyn and I appreciate nothing more than to know you were interested in what we had to say.

marilyn and jack

THE 2015 V-TWIN EXPO

Post & images from Jack McIntyre

I just returned home from the 2015 V-TWIN EXPO in Cincinnati. I know that there is always talk of this expo having problems finding attendees, especially with all of the new Expo’s popping up. However, I have to say for the record, the V-TWIN still has a very firm grip on the industry, its specific to the type of motorcycles that we all love without getting so overly geared towards everything. Yes, this year’s show was only on one floor, but to me, it was as good a show as ever. The vendors had some wonderful set ups, the products displayed were nothing short of amazing, and it had the charm and history of Easyriders. Below are some images just to give you an idea with more to come.

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Results From Cleveland J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The Cleveland edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show shifted into gear Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 1, 2015. The Ultimate Builder is located on the red carpet between the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers at the Progressive® International Motorcycle Show.

The hardest working motorcycle entertainer, Progressive Insurance’s Pat Jansen, started the awards ceremony on Sunday at 3PM. The first award handed out was the People’s Choice award and it went to Gary Savill of Silver Wraith Choppers.  The 2014 Wraith Digger features a plunger rear suspension, H-D EVO and artic white paint by Liquid Illusions Art. He left the Cleveland competition with a Special Ops vest from 5 Ball Racing Leathers and a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets.

The Show Dog Award is provided to the builder that engages with enthusiasts and works the hardest to further their business. There were many contenders but Jack Deagazio spent all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday working with the crowd. For his efforts he took home The Leatherworks Inc. solo bag.

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner: FreeStyle Class

Raw Iron Choppers is a shop that believes in giving the customer what they want, at a reasonable price and with a fast turnaround. They also believe in cool custom bikes like their Raw Iron Special which features a high-compression Knucklehead, custom frame and a Kiwi Indian leaf spring front end. Jesse Srpan and his team built the bike in 5 weeks for the Discovery Channel’s Bikerlive.

  1. Jesse Srpan, Raw Iron ChoppersRaw Iron Special – 2014 Custom
  2. Wayne Burgess, – Nancy, 2006 Chopper

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner: MOD Custom Class

Carl Pusser of Walkin Tall Cycles brought in two outstanding bikes. His EVO-based “All Balls, Lil Brass” took first in the MOD Custom Class. The bobber features 20% brass and outstanding paint by TJ Byard. The engine includes a custom exhaust, HI-PO cam and performance carb.

  1. Carl Pusser, Walkin Tall Cycles – All Balls, Lil Brass, 1999 H-D
  2. Tracey Fields, All N All Custom Baggers (ANAC) – Bone Collector, 2008 Street Glide

Retro MOD J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner

Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals  built his winning bike from his backyard garage. Over the past few years he has been racking up the awards for his amazing bike builds. Double D’s faced stiff competition against Jack Deagazio’s “Evil or Sacred,” Todd Muller’s ’67 T120 Bonneville and Dave Cook’s 1947 HD WL  but in the end the 1981 Yamaha XS took the point. The bobber features a retro Hot Rod color scheme applied by Steve Hennis Flame Thrower Customs, all new electronics, polished covers, AMO one-off hard tail, vintage Avon tires, stainless spokes and powder coated rims.

  1. Austin Andrella, Austin Martin Originals – Double D’s, 1981 Yamaha XS
  2. David Cook, DC MOTO – 1947 H-D WL

Three classes, FreeStyle, Retro MOD and MOD Custom, are presented at each of the J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder competition. The bikes are sourced from the local builder community and each show has a unique selection of custom bikes. Retro MOD bikes are motorcycles older than 1984. Anything goes with FreeStyle bikes and you are only limited by your imagination. Bikes retaining the frame cradle and OEM engine cases are slotted into the MOD Custom class.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows rolls into 11 cities across the nation. The nationwide motorcycle extravaganza has something for every powersports lifestyle and fan. Besides the nation’s largest custom bike show, it’s the best place to experience the latest in gear, aftermarket parts and accessories. You can see the all-new models from major manufacturers and enjoy rider seminars at the main stage and much, much more. The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by BikerPros.com.

Ultimate Builder Results: Dallas, TX

Post by Jack McIntyre, Article by Jeff Najar

The most bikes, the greatest diversity, and the most big wheel baggers in one show describe the 2015 edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Dallas.  Over 40 bikes rolled into the friendly confines on Friday, January 23, 2015.

The craftsmanship, design and innovation were just outstanding. For example, Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrication  brought in a slick little Softail that was built off his kit that allows you to convert your sled into an old-school bobber in a matter of hours. Platinum Motorcycles brought in a crazy Kawasaki ZX14 bagger. It’s being developed into a kit so that anyone with a little talent can ride a sportbike as a bagger.

The hardest working motorcycle entertainer, Progressive Insurance’s Pat Jansen, kicked off the show in fine style. The first award handed out was the People’s Choice award and it went to Krystal Hess of Ricochet Customs.  She left Big D with a Special Ops vest from 5 Ball Racing Leathers and a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets.

The Showdog Award is for the builder that works the show floor the hardest. There were many contenders but Art Steele had it in the bag by hiring spokes models to assist in promoting his company and his line of custom Baggers. For his efforts he took home The Leatherworks Inc. solo bag.

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner: FreeStyle Class

Controlled Chaos features a hand built frame with a half of a leaf spring handling the damping on the rear. The 47 CI Harley-Davidson mil utilizes dual mags and dual carbs. The tank and sheet metal were hand-hammered into submission. Paint supplied by Lonnie Moore.

  1. Moore Customs, Larry Moore – Controlled Chaos, 2015 Moore Customs
  2. MisFit Customs – Acid Trip, 2013 Street Glide

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner: MOD Custom Class

MisFit Customs placed 6 bikes into the competition and came away with a first in MOD Custom and 2nd in FreeStyle. Acid Trip, features a raked neck, extended bags, performance upgrades and sound that makes your ears bleed. The show stopping paint was applied by Execution Style.

  1. MisFit Customs – Acid Trip, 2013 Street Glide
  2. Metroplex Kustoms, Crush – MK Road King, 2010 Road King

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner: Retro MOD Class

Jimmie Lee & JC Coen rolled in their customer’s bike, T100. Two and a half days later they rolled out of Dallas, TX with a big check and a win. The bike features a drop seat frame and a T100 500cc mil. The white powder coat frame contrasts beautifully with the turquoise tank and rear fender. The bike comes with a springer frontend and raised white wall Pirelli tires front and rear.

  1. Three Two Choppers  – T100, 1971 Triumph T100
  2. Freddie Arnold  – Memphis Magnum, 1947 HD

Throughout the weekend builders were interviewed on the Progressive stage. Enthusiasts were able to see behind the curtain and understand how the creative process works and what it takes to build rolling pieces of art.

Three classes, FreeStyle, Retro MOD and MOD Custom, are presented at each of the J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder competition. The bikes are sourced from the local builder community and each show has a unique selection of custom bikes. Retro MOD bikes are motorcycles older than 1984. Anything goes with FreeStyle bikes and you are only limited by your imagination. Bikes retaining the frame cradle and OEM engine cases are slotted into the MOD Custom class.

 

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows rolls into 11 cities across the nation. The nationwide motorcycle extravaganza has something for every powersports lifestyle and fan. Besides the nation’s largest custom bike show, it’s the best place to experience the latest in gear, aftermarket parts and accessories. You can see the all-new models from major manufacturers and enjoy rider seminars at the main stage and much, much more. The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by BikerPros.com.