Paul Wideman Wins J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship

US CHAMPIONSHIP

US CHAMPIONSHIP

The Chicago edition of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show hosted the 2014 US Championship of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show with killer custom bikes in all classes. Paul Wideman of Bare Knuckle Choppers took the FreeStyle win, a check for $5,000 and is our Grand National Champion.

For the championship, cash prizes were doubled to $14,000 and prizes to $7,000. Jon Shipley won the MOD Harley class and took home a check for $3,000 and a Harley-Davidson 120R motor.

US Championship Builders

US Championship Builders

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship class: FreeStyleub-free-il-1-PW-2

Paul Widman’s Championship winning ride is a 1940 EL Knucklehead named Jane Doe. The jewel-like bike features HD 74” mil with shaved and resized flywheels, large port heads and Kibblewhite valves. The chopper sports a handmade frame and front end. The handmade tank sports 1 ¾” coco bolo wood inserts.

 

Championship Winner

Championship Winner

  1. Paul Wideman, Bare Knuckle Choppers – Jane Doe, 2014 Custom Knucklehead
  2. Ron Harris, Chop Doc Choppers – ‘Ol 48, 2013 Board Tracker
  3. Rich Worley, American Biker – Steampunk Shovel, 2012 Custom

 

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship class: MOD Harleyub-modharley-il-1-JonShipley-3

Jon Shipley of The Hoosier Daddy Choppers was all smiles as his Firehouse Racer took the win at the Championship. He received a check for $3,000 and a Harley-Davidson 120R motor for his efforts.His custom sled  features a Harley-Davidson 96 CI Twincam engine with hand-fabricated exhaust tipped with 1920′s fire hose brass nozzles, S&S Carb and Ultima 2in belt drive. Illumination comes from a 1910 Jose Lucas Carbide headlight and an After Hours Choppers tail light. The leather seat is from Anvil Customs.

 

Championship Winner

Championship Winner

  1. Jon Shipley, Hoosier Daddy Chopper – Firehouse Racer, ’13 Boardtracker
  2. Joel Gurath, Backbone Built Bikes – Retro Sexy, 2005 HD FXST
  3. Dell Battle – 2009 Racer, 200 HD Roadglide

 

People’s Choice was won by Josh Weinmann. He received a Bell Custom 500 helmet that was pinstriped from Skratch.  Working Class Choppers took the Hashtag Hustler award and received a J&P Cycles $150 gift certificate. SHO DOG Awards: Mark Gates takes the Rocking K Custom Leather’s chain wallet and Backbone Built Bikes takes the Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag. All award winners received a swag bag of Metal Rescue and a premium cleaning and polishing kit from Wizards.

Each Builder Took Home a Wizards Kit

Each Builder Took Home a Wizards Kit

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship class: Retro Modub-retromod-il-1-markwebster-2

Mark Webster of MW Performance won Retro MOD with custom cafe racer called Stack of Dimes. It is a silver 1977 XS650 custom sled that features extensive engine work, a lightened chassis, a GSXR 750 front end and hand fabricated and formed tank and rear section.

 

Championship Winner

Championship Winner

  1. Mark Webster, MW Performance  – 1977 Yamaha XS650
  2. Kyle Shorey, Shade Tree Fabrications – Priceless, 2013 Shadetree Customs
  3. Dennis Crabtree – Baby Stroker, 1941 HD WL

 

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship class: Performance CustomUB-PC-IL-1-Fusion-2

The Beast was built by Fusion Custom Cycles on a 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa platform. It’s a custom sled with 1397cc mil with ported heads, 360 swing arm, air ride and front and rear swing arm, LED lighting and chrome throughout.

 

Championship Winner

Championship Winner

  1. Ortiz, Fusion Custom Cycles – The Beast, 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa
  2. Biggums – Bigboy, 2008 Hayabusa
  3. Matt Jung, Fornallis – Rump Shaker, 2008 Hayabusa

 

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship class: MOD Streetub-street-il-1-analog-2

Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles found one ulgly motorcycle, a Bimota DB3 Mantra, and then found a Bimota enthusiast that wanted a custom bike. Analog transformed the bike into a thing of beauty. It features a custom subframe, 1 off tank and seat, custom fork brace, Alpina tubeless spoke wheels and a $6,000 ISR brake system. Engine updates include FCR carbs with velocity stacks, EVR slipper clutch, custom exhaust and belt covers.

 

Championship Winner

Championship Winner

  1. Analog Motorcycles – DB3.5, 96 Bimota DB3 Mantra
  2. Team Triumph – Green Manalishi, 2014 Thruston
  3. Thomas Foulds, Working Class Choppers – Jizzeppi, ’82  Suzuki  GS450

Program sponsors include Progressive Insurance and Harley-Davidson. Contributing Sponsors include Wizards, Bell Helmets, Metal Rescue, Rocking K Custom Leathers and Garage Leathers Solo Bags.

Hashtag Hustler Winner

Hashtag Hustler Winner

People's Choice Award Winner

People’s Choice Award Winner

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