Progressive Pat Interviews Pat about his 1975 H-D

What do you do when you retire? If your Pat Issacson, you build a slick 1975 Harley Davidson bike. The bike features a 93inch S&S mill. Everything is handmade or modifiyed by me on this motorcycle



 

Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Pat on his latest build. Produced by Biker Pros.

Interview with Pat Patterson of LED SLED

Pat Patterson of LED SLED built a custom motorcycle for Progressive Insurance that is showcased at the 2015-2016 Progressive International Motorcycle Show series.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition features more than 400 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each tour stop.

Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Pat on his latest build for Progressive. Produced by http://custombikeshows.com.

Interview with Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors

Interview with Evan Favaro, the owner, operator, designer and builder of Speakeasy Motors. The firm is a custom motorcycle and hot rod shop specializing in custom metal shaping, fabrication, welding, hot-rods, and restorations.

We caught up with him before he won the MOD Retro class at the 2015 edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in NYC.

Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Evan on his latest build. Produced by http://custombikeshows.com.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition features more than 400 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each tour stop.

Paul Andrecola’s 600HP / 177 MPH Gremlin

Progressive Pat caught up with Paul Andrecola and his 600HP Gremlin trike at the 2015 NYC edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. The Gremlin is a GM 502 CI Big Block engine. It features aluminum heads, roller cam, twin 4 barrel carbs on a tunnel ram intake mated to a turbo 400 race tranny connected to a 9” Ford aluminum rear-end.

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Interview: George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle

Stinsman’s motor, called a Shovester, features a Shovelhead top and Sportster bottom. 500 hours in machine work went into the mil. It’s an interpretation of the 70’s era drag bike. George clipped the tranny and installed a Baker 6. A slick for the rear tire and a custom Chaos Chopper front wheel gives it a down and dirty look. He took home a check for $2,000.

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Scott Avery talks Custom Harley-Davidson Springer



It started as a factory springer Softail and ended up as a custom springer Softail that took 2nd place in the 2015 edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in NYC. Scotty from North Jersey Customs talks with Progressive Pat about his latest build. Produced by http://custombikeshows.com.

Chaos Cycle takes win at Ultimate Builder in NYC

Progressive Pat starts the show with a little Cheese Cake

Progressive Pat starts the show with a little Cheese Cake


There are a million stories from the New York International Motorcycle Show. And the big story from the 2015 edition of the NYC round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is that the two custom bike reveals from Speakeasy Motors and Forever Two Wheels came in 1st and 2nd respectively.

As usual, the competition was off the chain. Builders for the NYC show fabricate bikes that can take on the mean streets of Manhattan and win at any other custom show in the nation. [Read more…]

Long Beach Results: 2015 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

It’s just a few days before Thanksgiving and it’s snowing in the East and Midwest but in Los Angeles its 76 degrees with blue skies and warm breezes. Forty nine bikes rolled into the Long Beach, CA edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show to complete in 4 categories and 4 special awards.

The Sho Dog is the award for the hardest working builder during the 3 days at the show. Jim Carducci worked the entire weekend showcasing his hi-tech adventure Sportster and won a solo bag from The Leatherworks. The People’s Choice award went to Calin Senciac of Imagine Vehicles International with a radical Moto Guzzi. For the 2nd year in a row he walked away with a Custom Bell lid. [Read more…]

Portland Results from 2015 Ultimate Builder

Shaun and family win big in Portland

Shaun and family win big in Portland

The weekend rain, drizzle and flooding didn’t let up until Sunday afternoon and even though mother nature was on a rampage, it didn’t stop the local Portland, OR motorcycle enthusiasts from attending the kick off of the new 2015 – 2016 season of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is positioned right in front of the main entrance of the hall and are the first thing you see as you enter the convention center.

Throughout the 10 show series approximately 400,000 enthusiasts will see the custom bikes. The total cash and prize package for the series is $100,000. The Chicago round will host the US Championship and will provide $50,000 in cash and awards. Sponsors include J&P Cycles, Harley-Davidson, Progressive Insurance, Bell Helmets, Speakeasy, The Leatherworks and 5 Ball Leathers. [Read more…]