Andrew Ursich Wins 2016 Ultimate Builder in Long Beach, CA

Andrew Ursich takes the Win

Andrew Ursich Wins 2016 Ultimate Builder in Long Beach, CA

Fresh off the kick start of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Long Beach, CA and the results were just… Wow! We had outstanding builds that were world-class from fit, finish and design.

The first show of the season is a great place to catch up on the latest products. Like K&N Filters, they released a new articulated miniature shaker hood air cleaner that looked like it was plucked off a 1970’s era Dodge Challenger.

The SHO DOG is awarded to the individual that works the show to promote their business and the custom bike industry. Charles Hollom took to the stage and received a leather solo bag provided by The Leatherworks, the home of the nickel bag.

It’s also a great place to catch up and meet new and old friends alike. I ran into Keith Ball of Bikernet.com, the online custom bike magazine and he said, hey man you look great, you know when you gain a lot of weight, sometimes you really look healthy. He is a master of the back-handed complement.

And not long after that, I was talking with the new sheriff of J&P Cycles, Sean Laughlin, VP of Marketing, about our Dallas promotion, and some guy puts an arm around my neck and starts chocking me. Turns out it was Jeff Holt of HOT BIKE. He was in attendance with Dumptruck and a raven-haired leather-clad tatted-up chick that was asking people if they would like to be chocked. Needless to say, the kids were flying their freak flag high and proud.

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class

Andrew Ursich Wins 2016 Ultimate Builder in Long Beach, CA

Andrew Ursich Wins 2016 Ultimate Builder in Long Beach, CA

Andrew Ursich has only built 3 bikes and each bike has won or placed at the Ultimate Builder the last couple of years. He took home another $2,000 for his effort with Pink Panther and has his eyes set on Chicago and winning a good chunk of the $50,000 dollars in cash and prizes that are up for grabs.

Pink Panther is a Panther engine find from Craig’s List.

  1. Winner – Andrew Ursich, Pink Panther – 1949 Panther with custom frame
  2. Runner Up – Ryan McQuiston, company, 45 Mag – 1941 Harley Magnum

Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Class

Winner – Ken’s Factory  - 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail

Winner – Ken’s Factory – 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail

Nelson Kanno rolled in Ken’s Factory 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail sporting grips, risers, handlebars, triple trees, pegs, intake, exhaust, push rod covers, neo-fusion gas cap, and shifter rod. But the piece thatpiece that stood out was the blower perched on the side of the cylinders.

J&P Cycles, Harley-Davidson, J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters sponsors the class.

  1. Winner – Ken’s Factory, Big Sucker – 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail
  2. Runner Up – Jonathon Schroder – 1999 Harley-Davidson Softail

Ultimate Builder MOD Custom Class

Jim Guiffra, Aft Customs - 1976 Honda CB836CR

Jim Guiffra, Aft Customs – 1976 Honda CB836CR

The AFT Custom racer features race suspension, twin carb, hydraulic clutch, Beringer brakes, digital electronics, exposed stator, 836 kit, sump in front down tube. Raced at Mojave Magnum and is street legal.

Condor provides the winner and runner up with a gift certificate.

  1. Winner – Jim Guiffra, Aft Customs – 1976 Honda CB836CR
  2. Runner Up – Jovan Samonte – 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike

Ultimate Builder Retro MOD Class

Winner – Anthony Robinson - 1969 Triumph T-100R Daytona

Winner – Anthony Robinson – 1969 Triumph T-100R Daytona

Anthony Robinson custom built a 1969 Triumph T-100R Daytona featuring hand-built wood fender, Kustom paint, Milled and engraved 19″ front and 18″ rear wheels, hand made Stainless fender struts, Leaf spring seat mount, original Harley Davidson 45″ springer front fork, inverted speedster bars with internal clutch and throttle and 1943 US Navy issued binocular case for battery box.

Royal Enfield and K&N Filters sponsors the class.

  1. Winner – Anthony Robinson – 1969 Triumph T-100R Daytona
  2. Runner Up – Nick Okane – 1982 Honda CBX 1000

Best Paint was awarded to Micheal Uriarte of Dirtbag Baggers LLC. His 2003 Road King painted by Custom Candy paint was really outstanding. Troy Kyne of Kyne Customs took People’s Choice and Most Original Award. He won a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets. Jay Lossa of Lossa Engineering took the Ingenuity Award for his BMX 1968 Honda CT90.

Anthony Robinson also took the K&N Filters At Large Award.

There are four classes at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. These classes accommodate every conceivable custom creation as there is a bike for each class and a class for each bike.

    1) Freestyle – Open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train; Any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMV. Motorcycle must run.

    2) Retro Mod – Open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train 1984 or older; OEM driveline with stock, modified or aftermarket frame. No reproduction engines allowed. Any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMW. Motorcycle must run.

    3) Mod Custom – Must have a major OEM engine and frame. Neck may be cut to rake or stretch frame. Hard tail sections, stretched swing arms and wide tire kits are acceptable. Includes OEM cases. Any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMV.

    4) Mod Harley – Must have Harley-Davidson engine cases and frame. Neck may be cut to rake or stretch frame. Hard tail sections and wide tire kits are acceptable. Touring models, Softails, Dynas, FXRs, Sportsters and V-Rods qualify for this class. Must be a 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle configuration as defined by the DMV.

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Ultimate Builder Results

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US Nationals Recap – Nick Beaulieu is The King of the Builders
Long Beach, CA Recaps – Andrew Urlich Win
New York, NY Recap – Nick Beaulieu takes NY by Storm
Washington D.C. Recap – Ross Latimer takes MOD Harley
Dallas, TX Recap – Speed Foundry Takes 2 Classes
Cleveland, OH Recap – Austin Andrella takes 2 classes
Minneapolis, MN Recap – Jordan Dickinson of Union Speed and Style takes FreeStyle & Retro MOD
Chicago, IL Recap – F Bomb takes MOD Harley

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