2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Rhino Works the Crowd at the Ultimate Builder

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results – Iron Customs Take FreeStyle

Custom Bikes from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina all met at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Washington, DC, at the 2018 Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition, featuring more than 350 motorcycles and $100,000 in cash and prizes across the IMS Tour. The final Ultimate Builder competition was held in Washington, DC on February 23 – 25, 2018.

FreeStyle – 2018 DC Ultimate Builder Results
Some bikes you can stop and stare and the more time that you take, the more that gets revealed to you. And that is the way with the Iron Customs‘ bike named Rookie.

The Harley-Davidson engine is used as a stress member of the custom frame. The bike features oil in the frame, radial calipers, front and rear radial calipers, scratch built exhaust and hand built bars. Paint by Iron Customs and Karns Kustoms.

Rob Bochanski wins FreeStyle

Rob Bochanski wins FreeStyle

1st – #100 Rob Bochanski and Troy Layron, Iron Customs – Named Rookie, 1991 Sportster
2nd -#175 – Hank Thibodeau, Widowmaker Custom Design and Re pair – named Lowlife Lucy

MOD Harley – 2018 DC Ultimate Builder Results
Harley-Davidson of Washington DC entered two bikes and came out on top with their custom 2016 XL883L board track-inspired Harley-Davidson racer.

The bike features a bobbed rear frame rails with custom 26” fenders, drop seat, custom swing arm, and lammed 10”shocks. All electrics are located in the gas tank. Paint by Richard Samuals Motorports.

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Harley Davidson of Washington DC wins MOD Harley

1st – #1475 – Alan Day – Harley-Davidson of Washington DC – 2016 H-D XL883
2nd – #1825 – Mike Hill, Legacy Baggers – 2006 Softail Deluxe

Retro MOD– 2018 DC Ultimate Builder Results

Jason Wharton is an artist utilizing the classic technique of pinstriping. In an world where most everything is machine made, he offers the unique service of delicately hand painted signs and designs on every thing from your Classic car to your toilet seat.

Jason is the go-to-guy for Adam Karns of Karns Kustoms and since he had been working with Karns for a number of years, he decided to put a bike in the show. His 1st custom bike and his 1st custom bike win.

The 1974 CB550 Four was in pieces just a week before the show. It’s features a Gulf road racing blue inspired paint job, extended swing arm and a molded and detailed frame.

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Winner Jason Wharton

1st – 375 – Jason Wharton – 1974 CB550 Four
2nd – 1100 – Clint McFee, Hillbilly Mafia Motorcycle Services – 1981 H-D FLH Shovelhead

Custom Street – 2018 DC Ultimate Builder Results

Coleman Powersports rolled in a fan favorite, a 2016 Ducati Scrambler Nicky Hayden tribute bike. Andrew Swenson Designs provided the crowd-stopping paint scheme. The bike featured Termignoni exhaust and tine, Ducati LED signals and performance upgrades.

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Coleman Powersports wins Custom Street

1st – #125 – Coleman Powersports – named Nicky Hayden: Flat Track Pro, 2016 Ducati Scrambler
2nd – #1225 – Rhino + Justin Emmons, Whirled of Color Customs – 2006 Honda CBR 600RR,

“The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is one of the most competitive events in the custom motorcycle building industry, and at each show we are amazed at the craftsmanship, time and hard work that goes into the customs,” explained Jeff Najar, producer, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

K&N Awards
K&N provides the Performer Award as well as awards for winners of the MOD Retro and MOD Harley classes. The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder competition brings out some of the most innovative custom builds in the motorcycle industry with builders seeking the bragging rights for the K&N prize.

K&N Performer Award

K&N Performer Award – #1925 Bill Dixon, Savage Cycles – named Resident Evil, 2010 Resident Evil Chopper

Additional  Ultimate Builder Awards

People’s Choice: 1825 – Mike Hill, Legacy Baggers – 2006 Softail Deluxe
Best Bagger – #250 – Maurice Benson, Red Money Garage – 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King
Best Chopper- Matt Reel, MTW Customs – named Brother Love – 2015 MTW Custom
Best FXR – #650 Roy Chamberlin, C&C Cycle – named 89 FXRSP – 1989 H-D FXRSSP
Cycle Source Editor’s Choice – #1900 – Kevin Wiseman – 1962 Custom Chopper
HOT BIKE Editor’s Choice – #550 Adam Karns, Karns Kustoms – named Misfit, 1974 H-D XLCH

Jeff Holt’s Tortilla Awards
Best Paint – #1050 – Jim Fowler, Sick Sleds – 2016 HD Fat Boy
Most Innovative – #1475 – Alan Day – Harley-Davidson of Washington DC – 2016 H-D XL883
Kooky Award – #725 – Ben Davis, Legion Cycle Works

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Best Chopper Award

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Best FXR

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

MOD Retro 2nd Place

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

2nd Place MOD Harley

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

2ne Place FreeStyle

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Hot Bike Editor’s Choice

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Cycle Source Editor’s Chocie

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

2nd Place Custom Street

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Best Bagger Winner

About Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (www.motorcycleshows.com)

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® offer enthusiasts an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. Launched in 1982, the tour showcases hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for new and experienced riders, and gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, as well as hours of entertainment. The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world.

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