Interview with Tim Scates

Timothy Scates built a bike for his daughter Amy and named it Amy’s Twisted Bobber. The twisted down tube came from steel forged in the 1800’s. Tim hand built the handlebars, gas tank, frame and rear fender. The 74ci Harley engine runs split rocker boxes, SU Carb and magneto.

Tim took home a check for $2,000 and an Anvil Ring from Speakeasy Original at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

2016 Dallas Ultimate Builder Results By J&P Cycles

The 2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show showcased 48 unique custom bikes in four categories including FreeStyle, MOD Harley, MOD Custom and MOD Retro.

The Ultimate Builder is a show within the International Motorcycle Show series. You will see enthusiasts from all over Texas stop in to take a look around. Rick Fairless of Strokers and reality TV fame was walking the floor and checking out the action as well as world champion motorcycle racer Kevin Schwantz.

2016 Class - Dallas Edition, Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

2016 Class – Dallas Edition, Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

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Surprise Winners at 2016 Ultimate Builder in Miami

2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders

2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Miami with a pronounced Latin beat. The energy was high inside the Miami Convention Center with Cartel Baggers making their presence known by displaying 16 custom Baggers in the MOD Harley and FreeStyle classes.

And if you like a killer Baggers, then the Miami show is a “can’t miss” on the schedule. During the awards ceremony hundreds of Cartel Baggers’ enthusiasts came out to support the competitors and the custom bike lifestyle. [Read more…]

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.

Imogen & Andrew work the 5-Ball Leather Shoot

Imogen & Andrew working on the 5-Ball Photo Shoot with Brass Monkey

Imogen & Andrew working on the 5-Ball Photo Shoot with Brass Monkey

By K. Randall Ball with photos by Markus Cuff

This story is about two young upstarts in the motorcycle industry, Andrew Ursich & Imogen. They didn’t stumble into each other until the Bikernet.com website tossed them together for a photo shoot in the Port of Los Angeles ghetto for 5-Ball Leathers.

Actually, Imogen, who runs the Great Frog wild skull jewelry outlet on Melrose in Hollywood, was first discovered by the Bikernet feature photographer, Markus Cuff, while looking cute at a Born Free Show. Her slender form and dramatic tattoos attracted his attention.
“I need to shoot you for Tattoo Magazine,” Markus spouted to Imogen, a Born Free 2 girl. [Read more…]

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.