Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder

UBCBS

Results from the Chicago edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The weekend started with snow and it ended with snow. You would think that bad weather would reduce the number of custom bikes in the show but the allure of $70,000 in cash and prizes delivered over 85 custom sleds.

The Chicago round produced 8 customs transferring to the National Championship. The custom bikes came from as far away as Texas, New York and California.

The following are the Chicago winners that transferred to the national championship:

CUSTOM STREET CLASS – Chicago Round Ultimate Builder

Chicago Round - Custom Street Winner

Custom Street Winner

Winner – #450 – Juan Rodriguez, JR Customs – 2004 Hayabusa
Runner-up – #550 – Angel Perez, Motorcycle Mania – 2007 Yamaha Warrior

MODIFIED RETRO CLASS – Chicago Round Ultimate Builder

MOD Retro Winner

MOD Retro Winner

Winner – #725 – Adam Karns, Karns Kustoms – 1974 XLCH
Runner-up – #1850 – Patricia Bonk – 1963 Harley-Davidson Hummer

MOD HARLEY CLASS – Chicago Round Ultimate Builder

MOD Harley Winner

MOD Harley Winner

Winner – #1675 – DA Performance – 2009 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic
Runner-up – #300 – Backbone Built Bikes – Party Crasher – 2001 HD Softail

FREESTYLE CLASS – Chicago Round Ultimate Builder

FreeStyle WInner

FreeStyle WInner

Winner – #900 – Carl Pusser, Walking Tall Customs – The Amethyst 1977 Triumph
Runner-up – #1700 – Chris Moos – DYNOT, 2018 Harley-Davidson DYNA

Tortilla Awards:

Best Paint – #2050 – Niki Martin, Roy’s Toys Customs – Custom Chopper
Innovative Innovator – #375 – BVC Leaning Trike – Razor on Wheels
Kooky, Crazy & Out of the box – #325 – 2002 Buell Blast – Frankenstein

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

Additional Awards

Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Buider

Best Bagger Award

Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder

People’s Choice Award

Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder

Cycle Source Editor’s Choice

Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder

Best DYNA Award

Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder

Best Chopper Award

Good times at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

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

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Giordano’s Pizza, 2 Pieces and You Are Toast

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Builders Working the Room

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Carl Pusser Announces his Retirement

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Joan sharing the Monkey

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Niki + Roy Martin in Chicago

Ryan McQuiston’s tasty Piece

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Carl Pusser Wins – Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

Chicago Round J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike SHow

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