Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

The Largest Custom Series in the USA

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolls into the teeth of winter with a much anticipated stop in Minneapolis, MN. Independent shops, dealers, builders and Hamsters all converged at the Minneapolis Convention Center to showcase their latest builds at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

And the 2017 edition didn’t disappoint. It was huge, one of the best shows in the series with guys bringing their “A” Game.

Winners and runner ups from the Minneapolis competition are guaranteed entrance into the Ring of Champions at the US Nationals held concurrently with the Chicago round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

Minneapolis Results 2017 Ultimate Builder – FreeStyle

Jordan Dickinson of Union Speed and Style brought in his Frost Buzzard, a 1951 Harley-Davidson Pan Head that was customized in his shop. Everything is hand made and one of a kind. It features a custom frame and hand-formed gas and oil tanks. The paint is by Michael Cody.

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Union Speed and Style’s Frost Buzzard

Winner – # 825 – Jordan Dickinson, Union Speed and Style – Named Frost Buzzard – 1951 Harley-Davidson Pan Head

Runner Up – # 875 – Dan Rognsvoog, Cabana Dan – 1948/49/50 Harley Hummer

Green Earth Technologies provides a product sponsorship in the Freestyle class with their portable power sprayer and green bucket of polishing and cleaning materials.

Minneapolis Results 2017 Ultimate Builder – MOD HARLEY

The Dana Hallberg’s Deadline Customs Bagger took the win at Minneapolis with his 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King. The deep red full custom body, 30” front wheel, custom kandy paint.

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Deadline Customs’ 2011 HD Road King

Winner – # 1250 – Dana Hallberg, Deadline Customs – 2011 HD road king
Runner Up – # 1025 – Jason Payfer, Gilby’s Street Dept. – Named Crimson Belle – 2007 Softail Deluxe

Harley-Davidson is the presenting class sponsor, along with Harley-Davidson, J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters, providing product sponsorship.

Minneapolis Results 2017 Ultimate Builder – RETRO MOD

Jordan Dickinson’s Harley-Davidson Knucklehead was built out of his Union Speed & Style shop in Minneapolis. It took home top honors in the Retro MOD Class. The Knucklehead is a concept bike from the 30’s and 40’s as if Harley was making a race bike back in the day.

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Union Speed and Style’s Poncharello

Winner – # 800 – Jordan Dickinson Union Speed and Style – Named Poncharello
Runner Up – # 1350 – Pete “Watermellon” Mason

Royal Enfield is the presenting class sponsor, along with Royal Enfield and K&N Filters providing product sponsor in the class.

Minneapolis Results 2017 Ultimate Builder – MOD CUSTOM
Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

REAL DEAL’s 2016 BMW R Nine T

Winner – # 1000 – Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras, REAL DEAL – 2016 BMW R Nine T
Runner Up – # 1300 – Brian Hable, Hable Racing – Named Poison Ivy, 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R 1300

Condor Products is providing a product sponsorship.

Minn Motorcycle Winners

Minn Motorcycle Winners

  • Best Paint was awarded to #1400 John Shipley with his trike named Perfect Rose.
  • The People’s Choice recipient went to #1100 Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, Gilby’s Street Dept. with his “Green Onion”. He won a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets and $100 gift certificate from J&P Cycles.
  • Paul Martinson took the Ingenuity Award for his 1968 Ward’s Riverside Benelli named Cafe a la Carte.
  • The Originality Award went to # 925 Matt Anderson for his 1982 Harley Davidson FXRS motorcycle.
  • K&N Award winner is #900 Jeff Castellari for their 2016 SHR Streetracker. The builders received up to $500 in product awards.
  • SHO DOG is awarded to the individual that works the show to promote their business and the custom bike industry. Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson won The Leatherworks solo chopper bag for his efforts.
Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Innovative Award

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

People’s Choice Award

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Retro MOD 2nd Place

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

est Paint Award

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

Innginuity Award

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

K&N Award Winner

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

MOD Harley 2nd Place

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

FreeStyle 2nd Place

Minneapolis Results: 2017 Ultimate Builder

MOD Custom 2nd Place

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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