Post by Jeffrey Najar, Partner
FreeStyle J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner
Rick took top honors and took home a check for $1,000 and a Nino 925 custom skull ring for his effort. The bike also won at Artistry and Iron just a few months back. It’s a scratch-built chopper with jewel-like construction and features a shovelhead mil.
1st RKB Kustom Speed, Rick Bray – Bike Name: Solomon Special, 2014 custom build and frame with shovelhead mil
2nd Jose Contreras– Bike Name: Guerrero, 2013 Pro Street
Sponsors for the 2014-15 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show includes Progressive Insurance, Advanstar, J&P Cycles, Nino 925 Ring, CyCan cleaners and polishers, 5 Ball Racing Leathers Special Ops Vest, Danny Gray saddles, Leatherworks solo bag and Bell Helmets.
The Ultimate Builder includes three broad classes including FreeStyle (anything goes), Retro MOD (anything goes for bike built before 1984 and MOD Custom (bikes with stock frames and engine cases). Enthusiasts tell us that the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the most diverse and eclectic show they have attended.
Custom MOD J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner
Paul Binford brought three bikes to San Mateo and came away a winner in the Custom MOD class. Paul is known for his big and bold design and a FTW attitude. He entered a customer’s 2005 Roadglide that had come into the shop with a severe case of road rash. So the bike was disassembled and rebuilt to the customer’s specifications. The results? An award winning Bagger.
1st Binford Custom Cycles, Paul Binford – Bike Name: Bad Investment, 2005 Harley-Davidson Roadglide
2nd AFT Customs, Jim Giuffra – Bike Name: Cimeron, 2014 Honda CB836
Retro MOD J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner
Dalton Walker rolled in his 1937 custom Flathead and it just stood out from the crowd. The bike is homage to the 1970’s diggers. The bike features Dalton Walker’s style of high-end fabrication with custom fittings and custom components throughout.
1st SIK, Dalton Walker – 1937 UL, Flathead 74 with split backbone
2nd RKB Kustom Speed, Rick Bray – Bike Name: 1 Piece at a Time, Custom shovelhead built for Biker live
More Winners – Larry Lovisone and his 1994 Honda RC45 won the People’s Choice award and took home a Bell Bullit helmet and a 5 Ball Racing Leathers’ Special Ops Jacket. Jim Carducci won the Show Dog award, a Solo saddlebag from Leatherworks . The Show Dog is for the builder or dealer that really works the show and spends time with the enthusiasts.