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Results From Washington DC Ultimate Builder

1LC Fabrications’ Jeremy Cupp takes Freestyle in Washington, DC2

RESULTS: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, 2017 Washington DC
Jeremy Cupp took 2nd in New York before the holiday break and then motored into the 1st at the Washington DC edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike show. He beat all comers in FreeStyle with his custom Sportster called LC Speedster.
The Sportster comes equipped with power supplied by an S&S internals. The silver and black paint scheme contrasts nicely with the distressed oxblood leather diamond-pleated seat cover. Hanging off the carb is a striking LC Fab’s Ham Can air cleaner. It’s a won-of-a-kind motorcycle from a won-of-a-kind builder.
Winner – #1150- Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications, LC Speedster – Custom Sportster
Runner Up – #1250 Robert Kelly, Bert’s Cycle & Fabrication – 1968 Stroker Shovelhead
JANUARY 13 – 15, 2017
More Cash Awards – We are awarding $6,000+ in cash & prizes. Go ahead – get details on the series.
Load in – Friday, January 13, 2017 – 8am – 1pm
The Dallas Show is part of the world’s largest touring motorcycle builder competition and features: 
  • A large enthusiast crowd
  • The greatest amount of media
  • Great sponsors
We have four paying classes including:
  • FreeStyle
  • MOD Harley
  • MOD Retro
  • MOD Custom

Join the competition – Enter today We are looking forward to seeing you!

Additional Awards:

  • People’s Choice Award
  • Best Paint
  • The Ingenuity Award
  • The Originality Award
  • SHO DOG Award
  • K&N Award
Click here for Bike Show results.

2016 Chicago Winners at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

56 custom bike builders wheeled into Chicago to compete for the combined Chicago / US Championship J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rounds. Builders from New York, Miami and NorCal all made their way to the bone chilling cold to showcase the best their creativity had to offer.
Some of the greatest up-and-comers and established artists of the 2 wheel persuasion where in attendance including Evan Favaro, George Stinsman, Steve Iacona, Cory Ness, Dave Dupor, Jon Shipley, Will Ramsey, Kyle Shorey and Art Steele to name a few.
J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show FreeStyle Class – The winner of the Chicago round in FreeStyle was Jon Shipley. He advanced to the US Championship to compete for the King of the Builders on the following day. His bike wore an old-school green and yellow flaked paint that complemented the copper accents throughout the build. The engine featured a Panhead and a split rocker shovelhead atop a 93”sportster bottom end. In addition, Jon made the oil tank, grips, foot controls and handlebars. He accepted the $2,000 check for the win. Jon also received a custom anvil “Made In USA” ring from Speakeasy Original.
1st – 775 – John Shipley, Hoosier Daddy Choppers – 2016 Custom named Green Bling
2nd – 600 – Gary Capone, Le Mani Moto – 2015 Le Mani Moto named Series One Racer
3rd – 1375 – Mike McFadden Moonshine Sidecar
4th – 475 – Kevin Persons, Hot Rods And Handle Bars – 2012 Harley FLHTP named Black Betty

The SHO DOG award was won by Mark Gates for his work engaging the crowd and showcasing his 2008 Softail Deluxe. He’ll receive The Leatherworks Solo Bag for his effort.
Jeff Holt handed out the Street Chopper award to Jeremy Cupp and the HOT BIKE award to Gary Capone of Le Mani Moto. Bell Helmet supplied a Custom 500 helmet to the People’s Choice winner, Ilya Levkov and his 206 Road Glide.
J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Harley-Davidson Class – Baggers ruled the Chicago builders with over 20 custom touring models on display. And the bagger that ruled them all was the custom from builder Dave Dupor of DD Custom Cycle and his 2011 Road King. And what blew your skull back were the bags that open up like car doors. They swung out and around the exhaust tips that enter and exit the bags on the sides.
Dave Dupor rolled out the bike he competed in the HOT BIKE tour and took home a check for $1,000. On Saturday night he rolled his bike into the Championship corral to compete in the US Championship on Sunday.
1st – 1325 – Dave Dupor, DD Custom Cycle – 2011 Road King
2nd – 700 – Joe Chval – DA Performance – 2009 FLHX named Monsterglide
3rd – 275 – Antonio Palermo, F Bomb Baggers – 2009 Bagger named Scooter Shooters
4th -875 – Kieran Thompson – FKKMOtoUSA – 2003 H-D Sportster 1200C named XL1250

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Custom Class – The thing about this fat tire, stretched swing arm Hayabusa is it’s 12 years old and it’s Juan Rodriguez’s daily rider that still looks brand spanking new. The paint is deep and pops even in the dull convention lights. Paint was supplied by JP Custom. It has a super clean look that you expect from a fire breathing Suzuki. Juan took home a check for $750 and entered the US Championship.
1st – 800 – Juan Rodriguez – 2004 Suzuki Haybusa named Menace
2nd – 175 – Fonarelli Motorsports – 2013 Cleveland Heist – Paint Midwest Customs
3rd – 1150 – Tony Odom – Fancy Cycle, 07 ZX14 named Spiderman Bike
4th – 1125 – Tony Odom, Fancy Cycle – 09 ZX14 named Skull Bike

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder MOD Retro Class – Steve Iacona of Iacona Customs rolled in Crusader into the Chicago edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder. The 1972 Triumph Bonneville, named Crusader, was positioned as the first bike you see as you enter into the Progressive International Motorcycle Show and that turned out to be a mistake because it created a traffic jam during the entire show. Iacona created a Café Racer with a hand hammered fairing and tail section. The engine was scotch brite to make the cases gleam. Iacona took home a check for $750 and entered the US Championship.
1st – 1425 – Steve Iacona, Iacona Customs – 1972 Bonneville named Crusader
2nd – 1400 – Bill Shalk, Tried and True Garage, 1967 Custom Bobber named Making Chips
3rd – 1050 – Paul Anderson, 1946 WLA 45 named Once in Awhile
4th – 1075 – Paul Anderson, 1940 WLA 45 named Evil Twin

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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Chaos Cycle Wins the 2015 Round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

new-york-cityIt was hot in New York. And the wool Pendleton board shirts and a heavy jacket were overkill for the 60 degree December weather. It was even hotter in the Javits Convention Center because it was packed wall-to-wall with enthusiasts.
Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine and Street Chopper Magazine awarded the Editor’s Choice awards to Pat Isaacson for his 1975 Harley and Nick Beaulieu of Forever Two Wheels for his bad ass chopper. Up on stage Holt gave a rousing speech about builders and the commitment it takes to show up and put your creativity on the line.
In New York we had two awards for Peoples Choice, one at the show and one for online. The in-person award went to Paul Andrecola of G Clean for his 2013 600 HP Custom Trike. He took home a Bell lid. Isaacson picked up his second award for the online People’s Choice. He received a power washer from G Clean.
The SHO DOG award went to the hardest working builder promoting his work at the show. This year The Leatherworks solo bag went to Scott Avery of North Jersey Customs.1102_hrbp_01_z+ultimate_builder_winners_in_minneapolis_and_chicago+ultimate_builder_logo
J&P Cycles provided a goodie bag with a t-shirt and G Clean threw in a full package of green-cleaning supplies.
After the builder’s came up on stage for their pictures, it was time to get down to business and award some cash.
Keino of Keino Cycles brought in two bikes and came out the winner with his 2014 XJR 1300 Yamaha. The custom featured a springer frontend, custom pipes, tank, tail section and saddle. This bike could take you on a wild ride. He took home a check for $750.
Keino Sasaki, Keino Cycles – 2014 XJR 1300 named Rhapsody in Blue
Chris Zahner – 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT

If you were paying attention to the International Motorcycle Show social media posts then you were seeing the build of Evan Favaro’s custom a piece at a time. With this Speakeasy Motors bike, the whole is much better than the parts. It features prototype billet/lexan valve covers, hartailed frame, custom neck, Leaf spring front end by kiwi Indian, Bevel gear throttle, hand fabricated split tanks and fenders. Handmade stainless exhaust stainless seat with hand-tooled pad, 21” front wheel, custom intake and custom rear brake. He took home a check for $750.
Evan Favaro, Speakeasy Motors – 2015 Custom named Ethel
Justin Reid, Longwood Customs – 1972 Bonny named Amalgamation
Dell Battle’s custom Sportster has only been in two shows and it took a 1st at the Harley-Davidson Museum Show and second at the CIA OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show.

This bike features a stock but highly-modified frame with air ride front and rear with a radical custom paint job. He took home a check for $1,000.

Dell Battle, Dangerous Designs – Custom Sportster
Scott Avery, North Jersey Customs – 1991 H-D Softail Springer

George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle took the win over Nick Beaulieu by a single point. That is how tight the competition was in NYC. The paint, style and fit and finish was on Nick’s column but Stinsman’s motor won the day. It’s called a Shovester and features a Shovelhead top and Sportster bottom. Stinsman’s bike is an interpretation of the 70’s era drag bike. He clipped the tranny and installed a Baker 6. A slick for the rear tire and a custom Chaos Cycle front wheel gives it a down and dirty look. He took home a check for $2,000.
George Stinsman, Chaos Cycle – 2016 Custom named Thugnificent
Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels -2015 FTW Pan Chopper named Darkest Day
Throughout the 10 show series approximately 400,000 enthusiasts will see the custom bikes. The total cash and prize package for the series is $100,000. The Chicago round will host the US Championship and will provide $50,000 in cash and awards. Sponsors include J&P Cycles, Harley-Davidson, Progressive Insurance, Bell Helmets, Speakeasy Original, The Leatherworks and 5 Ball Leathers.