2017 Minneapolis J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Results

Winner FreeStyle

1st Place – FreeStyle

Dec 8-10, 2017 Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

Do you know why there is so much diversity and high-level customs in the Minneapolis edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows? There is just nothing to do but build something in the Winter. You certainly are going to ride in 10 below.

It was bitter cold outside but toasty in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The following 8 builders have qualified for the Championship in FEBRUARY 09 – 11, 2018 to complete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.

FreeStyle – 2017 Minneapolis Ultimate Builder Results

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Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate BuilderDec 1-3, 2017 Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

FreeStyle – Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder 

The Cowboy flew into town with his honey because Chris Callen, editor of Cycle Source Magazine and producer of Grease + Gears, snatched up his latest custom and brought it to NYC as he made his cross country trek from the Long Beach show to the New York show.

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Jeff Holt’s Builder Party + Results from LB Ultimate Builder

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off at the Jeff Holt Builder Reception at the Bikernet.com HQ on Friday night. Bikernet, the largest online custom bike magazine, opened their doors to the industry and treated guests to tours and killer tacos.

The industry party included builders, manufacturers and dealers in the Powersports Industry.

Nov 17-19, 2017 Results J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows

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2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

It’s always a surprise at the kick off of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder series in SOCAL because of the diversity of the builders at the Long Beach show. And this year it was even more so. Builders came from as far as Dallas, TX to show off their creation.

Multiple ground up builds, Triumphs, Indians, Softails, DYNAS, Baggers were all under the spot light and  were competing at the friendly confines at the Long Beach Convention Center.

2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

Custom Street Class Winner


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Sponsors for the $70,000 Championship Show Round

70,000 Championship Award

Championship Award

70,000 Custom Bike Show – The Largest in America

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition, featuring more than 350 motorcycles and $100,000 in cash and prizes across the IMS Tour.

Professional and amateur builders compete at their local IMS for cash, prizes, recognition and a chance to move-on to the Championship Round in Chicago – where $70,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs!

Classes:
– Freestyle
– Modified Harley
– Modified Retro
– Custom Street

For more information on the bike show series, click here.

Sponsors for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Sponsors for the $70,000 Championship Show Round

Sponsors for the $70,000 Championship Show Round

Harley is providing a 120r Crate Motor

70,000 Custom Bike Show

$2,440 of pure softail accessories goodness

icengineworks product awards

(4) $500 Gift Certificates

Atomic Dice Studio Arts

Atomic Dice Studio Arts

FreeStyle Winner Takes the Belt

FreeStyle Winner Takes the Belt

IMS Tour Will Showcase Custom Motorcycle Building

IMS Tour Will Showcase Custom Motorcycle Building

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Kickoff

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the return of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show hosted by J&P Cycles produced by Jeff Najar of Biker Pros.

“$50 Gets You in Front of 10,000+ Motorcycle Enthusiasts,” explained Najar. “Enthusiasts need a reason to get excited about what builders are showcasing and we assist builders in telling thier story.”

Hank of Widowmaker CDR had this to say about attending the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows.

In addition a “do-it-yourself” demonstrations from Grease & Gears Garage (which will be presented by emcee Pat Jansen) is added to this year’s tour.

Grease & Gears garage, presented by Cycle Source Magazine, will feature a lineup of live demonstrations from top custom motorcycle builders and craftsmen in the industry, providing an inside look at custom building and motorcycle repair techniques including:

  • How to build custom exhausts
  • Rebuilding carburetors
  • Upgrading controls
  • Frame fabrication

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Interview with Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Cycles

Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Cycles builds custom-production motorcycles from his World HQ in Oklahoma City, OK. Just last year he started building parts for his Brass Balls Business. Now you can go to Revzilla or J&P Cycles  have find his creations in billet aluminum. 

 

Questions for the Mr. Brass Balls

  1. You started out in 2016 with 1 part, now your up to 30+ how did that come about?
  2. We saw one of your bikes in the latest edition of the Horse Magazine. Are you building and selling the parts that are on your custom production motorcycles?
  3. You’ve got some interesting stuff for Sportsters. Take us through a café racer build
  4. Where can you buy products from Brass Balls Cycles
  5. When you aren’t building bikes and producing parts I understand you are making Jeeps go fast… so what if the fastest way to make a fast jeep?

 

 

PODCAST SPONSOR – Atomic Bob and his Atomic Dice Studio Arts – Taking Monsters and Aliens to the next level of existence… ONE Monster at a time.

 

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Pat Jansen Speaks with Aeromach and Kirsh Helmets on the Podcast

SHERIFF OF AEROMACH

Paul Aiken is the chief bottle washer of Aeromach.

Paul Aiken of Aeromach mfg

With the acquisition of an Indian Chief in 2014 and an Indian Scout in 2015, Aeromach became the leader in aftermarket accessories for the new line of American classic motorcycles. They continue to lead the field when it comes to products that make your motorcycle more comfortable and better looking! Pat Janson of Sin-Central Garage finds out how a company goes through a design process in order build products for the Indian market.

JOAN of KIRSH HELMETS

 

 

Kirsh Helmets, a member of the Impact Technologies family of companies, is an American-made Helmet Company. Our unique technology brings together Style, Safety, Comfort, and Improved Performance. Joan Simmons talks about their “NEW” American-made line of low-profile helmets. The Kirsh Helmet line is shipping at the end of the month of November.

Gas Axe Chop Shop wins FreeStyle at COTA/AIMExpo

Gas Axe Chop Shop wins FreeStyle class and receives the AMD World Championship prize at Championship of the Americas during AIMExpo

Voted for by the custom bike show competitors, Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop took the ‘W’ with a 1959 Panhead engined hand-crafted chopper called ‘Pennie Lane’. Custom designed, using a Model A front axle/reverse shock set-up with a Model A front spring for the rear swingarm, all the work was done in-house by Dixon and his talented crew with most of it on his manual machines.

Gas Axe Chop Shop wins FreeStyle

Gas Axe Chop Shop wins Championship of the Americas during AIMExpo

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Kacey Elkins of Krossover Customs Wins 2017 Paint Slinger Shootout

Paint Slinger Shootout Winner: Scott Holbrook Awards Kacey Elkins of Krossover Customs

After months of work, hours of taping and many late nights, Kacey Elkins of Krossover Customs came away with the win of the 2017 Paint Slinger Shootout Award.

The Stanford, Kentucky native made it to the “TOP 5” and then Scott Holbrook from Simpson Helmets selected Elkins for the win because of his clean and innovative design.

Paint Slinger Shootout Winner: Scott Holbrook Awarded Kacey Elkins of Krossover Customs

Shane & Scott of Simpson Select Kacey Elkins of Krossover Customs

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Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins Championship of the Americas

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins the Championship of the Americas & Heads to AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop in Ten Mile, Tennessee, and his bike Pennie Lane earned enough votes by fellow builders to take first-place honors and win  FreeStyle. Tim is now one of the elite members of TEAM USA and part of the North American contingent that will travel to Cologne, Germany, and Intermot 2018 to bring the world Championship back to the states.

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins Championship of the Americas

Tim Dixon of Gas Axe Chop Shop Wins Championship of the Americas

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Kustom Kulture Artisan Show Results at OC Bikefest

Kustom Kulture Artisan Show at OC Bikefest Winners

The Kustom Kulture Artisan Show wrapped up the series finale at OC Bikefest on September 14 – 16 with three ride-in shows with the last day winner, Steve Younkin, taking the “Big Dog” award and qualifying for the AIMExpo Championship of the Americas. Once he arrives in Dayton, OH,

Steve Younkin,taking the "Big Dog" Award

Steve Younkin,taking the “Big Dog” Award

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