Recap 2017 Cleveland Ultimate Builder: Austin Andrella Wins Big

Double whammy FREESTYLE CHAMP AND RETRO MOD CHAMP!

Double whammy FREESTYLE CHAMP AND RETRO MOD CHAMP!

Cleveland is always a delight with the amount of diversity and innovation that we see. And this year, it was yuuuge with a lot of energy and innovation in the MOD Retro class.

Young guns spent more time and effort than money to deliver outstanding builds.

Another young builder that has been making a name for himself is Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals.

His work in vertical twins gets better each year and this year he put it all together and took the point in FreeStyle and MOD Retro and came away with the combined winnings of $2,750.

Austin Andrella Wins Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class
Austin Andrella Wins Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class

Austin Andrella Wins Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class

FreeStyle Winner

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals rolled his bike into FreeStyle to compete with the big dogs and rolled out of Cleveland with a win and a check for $2,000. His XS 650 features a custom frame, 138 cycle designs front end, JE forged pistons. matching 21″ wheels, AMO stainless bars and exhaust and Lyndall Racing 2pc.fully floating high carbon crown cut rear rotor.

  • Winner – #125 Austin Andrella, Austin Martin Originals – 1976 XS650
  • Runner Up – #525 – Scott Colosimo, Cleveland CycleWerks – Heist, 2017 Custom

He qualified for the US Nationals in Chicago and will compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes including a 120ci Screamin’Eagle (SE) Pro 120R engine and a Royal Enfield motorcycle.  Freestyle is an 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.

MOD Harley Class
 Dusty Pine Wins MOD Harley Class

Dusty Pine Wins MOD Harley Class

Dusty Pine wheeled in his garage built Hot Rod that he has been working on for a number of years. It features custom molded hardtail frame and one-off “see through” fuel tank. The engine delivers 90HP for the 1200cc engine and 10.5:1 CR ported and polished heads, Andrews cams and Bassani exhaust.

  • Winner – #200 – Dusty Pine, 1993 Harley-Davidson Sportster
  • Runner Up – #575 – Wayne Raeke – Named Lue, 2012 Softail Slim

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

Modified 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. Motorcycle must run.

Austin Andrella Wins Ultimate Builder RETRO MOD
Austin Andrella Wins Ultimate Builder MOD Retro Class

Austin Andrella Wins Ultimate Builder MOD Retro Class

Austin Andrella had a great weekend in Cleveland as he took first place in FreeStyle and Retro MOD. The “Ole 69’er” features LED SLED narrow springer, Joe Hunt Mag cantilever seat, WWII ammo box for electrical American Racing Spinner for speedo delete and a bare bones leather seat.

  • Winner – #750- Austin Andrella, Austin Martin Originals – Named ‘Ole 69’er – 1969 Triumph
  • Runner Up – #175 Dani Pajak, Disowned Customs – Named Copper Chopper, 1993 Harley Sportster

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

Retro Modified is apen 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.

MOD Street Class
Tony Odom of Fancy Cycle Wins MOD Custom

Tony Odom of Fancy Cycle Wins MOD Custom

Tony Odom of Fancy Cycle took the win with his 2003 Hayabusa called “The Scoprion Bike.” The bike features an extended swing arm, digital mirrors and hidden exhaust. The wild paint scheme was provided by by Wicked Kolor. The most unusual aspect of the build is the plexiglas cage that houses two live Scorpion.

  • Winner – #550 Tony Odom, Fancy Cycle – Named The Scoprion Bike, 2003 Hayabusa
  • Runner Up – #700 Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras – 2016 BMW R Nine T

Condor Products is providing a product sponsorship.

Modified 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.

 

Best Paint was awarded to #225 – Eddie Slovensky

Best Paint was awarded to #225 – Eddie Slovensky

Best Paint was awarded to #225 – Eddie Slovensky with Mr. Classic, a 2008 Harley Electra Glide Classic featuring over 140 hours of custom Pink Floyd paint scheme and clear coat by John Kyser of Hold Fast Tattoo’s & Dan-o of Mainstreet Studios.

 Dell Battle of Danerous Dezigns takes People's Choice

Dell Battle of Danerous Dezigns takes People’s Choice

The People’s Choice recipient went to #625 Dell Battle of Danerous Dezigns with his 1991 Sportster ‘72 Style Sporty. He won a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets and $100 gift certificate from J&P Cycles.

Phillip Hudson took the Ingenuity Award

Ingenuity Award winner is Phillip Hudson

Phillip Hudson took the Ingenuity Award for his 1980 Suzuki GS750.

The Originality Award went to Ala Yahya of Zash Blade Motorcycle

The Originality Award went to Ala Yahya of Zash Blade Motorcycle

The Originality Award went to Ala Yahya of Zash Blade Motorcycle for his 2017 Zash Detroit Blade motorcycle.

K&N Award winner is Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras

K&N Award winner is Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras

K&N Award winner is #700 Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras for their 2016 BMW R Nine T. 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 Tony Odom, Fancy Cycle won The Leatherworks solo chopper bag for his efforts.

2nd Place Winner in Retro MOD

2nd Place Winner in Retro MOD

 

2nd Place Winner in MOD Harley

2nd Place Winner in MOD Harley

 

2nd Place Winner in FreeStyle

2nd Place Winner in FreeStyle

 

FreeStyle Winner

FreeStyle Winner

 

Builders From Cleveland

Builders From Cleveland

 

Photography provided by Manny Pandya

MOD Custom Winner

MOD Custom Winner

Best Paint Award

Best Paint Award

MOD Harley Winner

MOD Harley Winner

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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