Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder


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. [Read more…]

Who Won What at the 2018 Championship

Winner at Ultimate Builder Championship

FREESTYLE CLASS – 2018 Ultimate Builder Awards

1 – #2025 Motorcycle Missions, Krystal Hess

FREE 1st
10,000 10,000
$250 Gift Cert – TCX 250
$250 Gift Cert – Joker 250
$250 Gift Cert – Klock 250
Kirsh Helmets – Custom 250
Working Man – Belt 1000
Atomic Bob Art 500
DB Fab Hardtail 350

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2018 Ultimate Builder Championship Awarded in Chicago

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At each round of the series, the custom bikes that won or placed received an automatic bid to compete in the national championship. The championship round advanced 33 award-winning bikes from 6 qualifying competitions with builders coming as far away as California and Texas. And that says something with all of the snow that was dumped in Chicago during the weekend.

A VIP panel of judges were selected for the championship including Chris Callen, editor, Cycle Source Magazine; Chris Theis, custom builder and stuntman; Evan Favaro, custom builder; George Stinsman, custom builder; Max Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles; and Nick Beaulieu, custom builder and 2017 champion. [Read more…]

Ultimate Builder Results in Dallas, TX

Ultimate Builder Results in Dallas

Atomic Bob Parties at Strokers in Dallas

February 2-4, 2018 – Ultimate Builder Results in Dallas – 2018
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

Dallas, Texas is the final stop before the championship round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Over 60 bikes were looking to win or place and to move on to the Chicago to compete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.

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Skidmark Garage Thankful for Participation

Skidmark Garage

Meet the Builders

Many months ago, Tom Wronkovich of Whiskey Grade got this ball rolling when he decided he needed to step into my world and help Skidmark Garage stay alive.

Because he’s connected to some serious decision makers, he proposed the idea of having community motorcycle garages (CMGs) play some sort of role in all the IMS shows this season. This led to Zach Rudio from Progressive’s marketing firm, MatchMG, getting in touch with me.

Zach contacted a CMG in every city that the IMS show was going to and organized the stage schedule in such a way that we were all given the opportunity to plug our respective business (and business model) to the entire crowd in the Progressive area of the show. I was lucky enough to present six times over the course of the weekend.
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Cleveland Ultimate Builder Results

Make Money at Custom Bike Shows

Humongous Show in Cleveland!

January 26-28, 2018 – Cleveland Ultimate Builder Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

The last few years Cleveland Ohio has greeted the hardy motorcycle enthusiast with snow, slush and sub-zero weather.

This year global warming produced a balmy 50 degrees so motorcyclists attending the Progressive International Motorcycle Show stepped a little lighter and smiled a little brighter.

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Make Money at Custom Bike Shows

How to make Custom Bike Shows Pay

How to make Custom Bike Shows Pay

Builders have asked “How do you make a custom show pay for itself” and I have a few hacks to share with you:

1. Promote your participation at IMS via social media – (we’ve had enthusiasts come 2 states away to see bikes) — Use the IMS hashtags including #RidersUnite

2. Take a rag and always polish your bike – enthusiasts will come up and ask you if you are the owner

3. Make sure you have business cards and literature (make sure your handouts are current) [Read more…]

Cowboy Kyle Wins J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in NYC

Results from 2017 New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

Winner FreeStyle

2017 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder NY – on the Sin-Central Pod-E

Cowboy Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications wins J&P Cycle Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in the packed competition located in the Javits Center in New York City.

Shadetree Fabrications is a custom motorcycle shop out of Dallas, Ft Worth that specializes in custom Harley-Davidson Softails. We have developed a line of parts specifically for older and newer model Softails.

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The Cowboy builds a 10K Chopper & Wins J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in NYC

The Cowboy Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications builds a 10K Chopper and then takes his sled to NYC  Wins the NYC edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder.

They are known for creating unique styles with their parts and fabrication. They specialize in modifying HD Softails. You may have seen them in American Iron Magazine, Cycle Source, Iron Works, Vtwin, Easyrider, Freeway & many others.

 We asked the Cowboy a few questions:

  • What’s your style
  • How did you get so much out of such a small investment
  • What makes a winning bike
  • What did you think of the NYC show
  • What are the Texas trends / How do they differ from East Coast / West Coast
  • Tell us about your next custom build



Cowboy Kyle wins J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in NYC


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History of Lowbrow Customs Motorcycle Co.

Team Lowbrow

History of Lowbrow Customs

How did Lowbrow Customs come together? Tyler Malinky tells how his Sportster empire came together.

By Tyler Malinky

Back in the early 2000’s I was riding my 1970 Triumph, my first motorcycle, and learning to work on it. I rebuilt the top end of the engine, and later rebuilt the entire engine and customized the bike. Through all of this I was trying to find parts and information on vintage motorcycles and choppers with limited success. [Read more…]

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