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

Winner – #175 – Dale Crawford of Motone named Mahakala, a 2006 Triumph Hardtail Bobber

Runner-up – #150 – Dale Crawford of Motone named Grasshopper, a 2009 Triumph Bonneville Café Racer


2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

MOD Harley-Davidson Results

Winner – #425 – Tom Day, 1976 Triumph built by David Bird – Hand built from the ground up, custom paint with leaf pattern, hand made oil bag and Cole Foster fuel tank

Runner-up – #1275 Taber Nash – KOKO, Nash Motorcycle Company – KOKO is an extreme build that includes an open primary, a gas thank that includes gas and oil, custom tins and springer frontend


2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

MOD Harley Winner Ultimate Builder Long Beach

Winner – #100 Doug Ide of Ide Innovations with Rising Sun, a 2009 Roadking – The paint is just fantastic, Candy apple red with marblizer, Frame raked for the 1-off 30” wheel, handbuilt headlight nacelle, sliding saddlebag lids – front and rear air ride

Runner-up – #1250 – Samual Kao of JSK Moto Co. with Project Cobalt Storm, a 1997 XL1200 Sportster – The team from JSK Moto took a minimalistic approach. Paint by Air Runner Custom Paint


2017 Ultimate Builder Long Beach Results

2017 FreeStyle Winner

Winner – #300 – Ryan McQuiston 45 Magnum, a 1941 Harley-Davidson Flathead 45”
Runner-up – #675 – Sosa Christian, Space Traveler

Additional Awards Includes:

  • HOT BIKE Editor’s Choice Award: #375 Michael Uriarte -DYNA – Dirt Bag Baggers
  • SHO DOG Award: Michael Uriarte, Dirt Bag Baggers – The Leatherworks SOLO BAG
  • K&N AWARD: #250 – Mark Shell Bonneville Customs, 2015 Custom Chopper 96” Shovel
  • People’s Choice: #425 – Tom Day, 1976 Triumph built by David Bird
  • Best Chopper/Bobber: #450 – Go Takaime 1940 Indian Scout, 1940 Indian Chief engine, 1927 Sport Scout Frame, Fabricated tank, oil tank, pipes, handle bars
  • Best Bagger: #100 Doug Ide of Ide Innovations with his bike Rising Sun
  • Best DYNA / FXR: #375 Michael Uriarte -DYNA – Dirt Bag Baggers – This bike was disassembled on Thursday… Took them a day to button it up.

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!

– Freestyle
– Modified Harley presented by Harley-Davidson
– Modified Retro
– Custom Street

Category Awards:
– People’s Choice: Voted by the IMS Attendees!
– Best DYNA / FXR
– Best Chopper
– Best Bagger
– Editor’s Choice: Selected by Jeff Holt of Hot Bike Magazine
– Jeff Holt Tortilla Award: Painters, Innovators and Kooks will have a chance to win a bag of tortillas from the infamous Tortilla-loving Jeff Holt

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