2017 Minneapolis J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Results

Winner FreeStyle

1st Place – FreeStyle

Dec 8-10, 2017 Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

Do you know why there is so much diversity and high-level customs in the Minneapolis edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows? There is just nothing to do but build something in the Winter. You certainly are going to ride in 10 below.

It was bitter cold outside but toasty in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The following 8 builders have qualified for the Championship in FEBRUARY 09 – 11, 2018 to complete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.

FreeStyle – 2017 Minneapolis Ultimate Builder Results

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Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate BuilderDec 1-3, 2017 Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

FreeStyle – Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder 

The Cowboy flew into town with his honey because Chris Callen, editor of Cycle Source Magazine and producer of Grease + Gears, snatched up his latest custom and brought it to NYC as he made his cross country trek from the Long Beach show to the New York show.

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Imogen Rolls with the Great Frog Los Angles

Imogen Lehtonen

I met Imogen on a Photo Shoot

by Jeff Najar

She Rides Anything on Two Wheels

Imogen Lehtonen is a family member of the founders of the legendary jewelry company, Great Frog London.

The Great Frog has been hand making epic jewelry out of their basement in London since 1972. Legends like Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Metallica, Slash, Aerosmith and more wear their pieces.

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The Cry for Quiet: Noise Nazis @ Our Door

The Cry for Quiet: Noise Nazis @ Our Door

Aftermarket Exhaust

The Fight For Sound

Today’s auto manufacturers do all they can to insulate the driver from the noise that is coincidental with the act of driving. Add stereos, texting, cell phones, tinted windows, and visibility as well as attention is diminished. Even though it hasn’t been scientifically proven, it’s rational that ‘loud pipes save lives.’

Noise Free America and Ted Rueter want noise laws to be enforced. [Read more…]

Jeff Holt’s Builder Party + Results from LB Ultimate Builder

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off at the Jeff Holt Builder Reception at the Bikernet.com HQ on Friday night. Bikernet, the largest online custom bike magazine, opened their doors to the industry and treated guests to tours and killer tacos.

The industry party included builders, manufacturers and dealers in the Powersports Industry.

Nov 17-19, 2017 Results J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows

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2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

It’s always a surprise at the kick off of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder series in SOCAL because of the diversity of the builders at the Long Beach show. And this year it was even more so. Builders came from as far as Dallas, TX to show off their creation.

Multiple ground up builds, Triumphs, Indians, Softails, DYNAS, Baggers were all under the spot light and  were competing at the friendly confines at the Long Beach Convention Center.

2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

Custom Street Class Winner


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2 Bikers Find Love and Passion at SEMA

Atomic Bob & Pat Jansen Goes to SEMA

Atomic Bob & Pat Jansen Goes to SEMA

Atomic Bob & Pat Jansen Talk SEMA on the POD-E

Atomic Bob and Pat Jansen head out to SEMA with one working the show and one bringing out a show truck.

Good times? Oh yeah. The boys met their heros and hung out with the cool kids. – ed

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Sponsors for the $70,000 Championship Show Round

70,000 Championship Award

Championship Award

70,000 Custom Bike Show – The Largest in America

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition, featuring more than 350 motorcycles and $100,000 in cash and prizes across the IMS Tour.

Professional and amateur builders compete at their local IMS for cash, prizes, recognition and a chance to move-on to the Championship Round in Chicago – where $70,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs!

Classes:
– Freestyle
– Modified Harley
– Modified Retro
– Custom Street

For more information on the bike show series, click here.

Sponsors for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Sponsors for the $70,000 Championship Show Round

Sponsors for the $70,000 Championship Show Round

Harley is providing a 120r Crate Motor

70,000 Custom Bike Show

$2,440 of pure softail accessories goodness

icengineworks product awards

(4) $500 Gift Certificates

Atomic Dice Studio Arts

Atomic Dice Studio Arts

FreeStyle Winner Takes the Belt

FreeStyle Winner Takes the Belt

IMS Tour Will Showcase Custom Motorcycle Building

IMS Tour Will Showcase Custom Motorcycle Building

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Kickoff

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the return of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show hosted by J&P Cycles produced by Jeff Najar of Biker Pros.

“$50 Gets You in Front of 10,000+ Motorcycle Enthusiasts,” explained Najar. “Enthusiasts need a reason to get excited about what builders are showcasing and we assist builders in telling thier story.”

Hank of Widowmaker CDR had this to say about attending the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows.

In addition a “do-it-yourself” demonstrations from Grease & Gears Garage (which will be presented by emcee Pat Jansen) is added to this year’s tour.

Grease & Gears garage, presented by Cycle Source Magazine, will feature a lineup of live demonstrations from top custom motorcycle builders and craftsmen in the industry, providing an inside look at custom building and motorcycle repair techniques including:

  • How to build custom exhausts
  • Rebuilding carburetors
  • Upgrading controls
  • Frame fabrication

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Interview with Dar Holdsworth with Brass Balls

Interview with Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls

Over 30 parts from Brass Balls

Mr. Brass Balls Grabs the Microphone & Talks Motorcycle Parts

Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Cycles builds custom-production motorcycles from his World HQ in Oklahoma City, OK. They’ve hit the market by storm.

Just last year he started building parts for his Brass Balls Business. Now you can go to Revzilla or J&P Cycles  have find his creations in billet aluminum.


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