Dalton Walker of Split Image Kustoms takes win @ 2013 Ultimate Builder in NORCAL

Dalton Walker Gets the Big Check

Dalton Walker Gets the Big Check

Ultimate Builder in NORCAL

Dalton Walker of Split Image Kustoms debuts his latest creation and takes home the big check.

The 2013-14 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series kicked off at the San Mateo County EventCenter with an eclectic and diverse group of custom sleds. Choppers, bobbers, sport bikes, pro street and restorations were all shined and polished for the tens of thousands of enthusiasts that streamed into the show.

Ultimate FreeStyle Class

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

FreeStyle Winner

Dalton Walker of Split Image Kustoms finished his build at 1AM the day of the show and then rode hell for leather to San Mateo to enter into the Ultimate Builder.

The bike was built for his painter, Kal Koncepts, and features a custom springer and tank built into the frame. The engine is a 1984 Harley-Davidson, 84ci EVO polished with a SIK Mag. The bike is so new that it has not yet been named.

  1. Dalton Walker, Split Image Kustoms – 1984 Harley-Davidson
  2. Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studios – Widowmaker, 2007 Custom
  3. Jose Contreras – 2013 Chopper Pro Street

MOD Harley Class


MOD Harley Winner

Jim Carducci Is a Harley guy and a dual sport guy… the results is a dual sport 2003 Harley Sportster. It features a NRHS 1250 Kit, Andrews and N4 Cams. It includes a hand-formed Aluminum gas tank, Ohlins suspension, custom triple clamps and custom swingarm.

  1. Jim Carducci – SC3 Adventure, 2003 Sportster
  2. Casey Johnson, Headcase Kustom Art – US versus THEM, 1995 Sportster
  3. Roger Vaughn – King of Kings, 2001 Road King

Ultimate Builder Retro MOD Class


Retro MOD Winner

Bones Legacy is the result of the meeting of two “old school” choppers lovers.

But not just any choppers, the “period correct ones”, the ones from the past or the ones built as they would have been built at that time.

Paul Ponkov revealed his latest NORCAL Digger called Black Rainbow and he took the win. It features paint by Sonny Boy and engine mods include MAP Belt Drive, Kibbelwhite valves, Morris Mageto and SRM oil system. The frame is a stretched hand-made gooseneck which has been molded and smoothed throughout. Handmade tail light, pipes, oil tank, bars and pegs.

  1. Paul Ponkow, Bones Legacy – Black Rainbow, 1973 Triumph Bonneville
  2. Chris Carter – Falcone, 1951 Moto Guzzi
  3. Dana Miccer, Mutt Hallam – Hummer, 1960 H-D Super Ten

Performance Custom Class

Performance Custom Winner

Performance Custom Winner

TPJ Customs is a complete fabrication shop located in Northern California. They build show bikes that are tough enough to stand up to everyday abuse but are unique and custom so they also look great on show bikes.

Bryan Schmike rolled his TPJ Mabel onto show floor and the first thing you notice is the minimal nature of the bike. Just about every piece of the big twin is hand made by the shop.

  1. Bryan Schmike, TPJ Customs – 2013 TPJ Mabel
  2. Shelby Thompson, AFT Customs – Sentoh, 2011 Honda CB 836CR

Ultimate Builder MOD Street

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

MOD Street Winner

Ric Escobedo rolled his 2007 Honda Repsol CBR 1000RR into the convention center and it made an immediate impact. It features a custom subframe, custom rear tail and the engine has had a EDR Super Sport Build up.

  1. Ric Escobedo – 2007 Respsol CBR 1000RR
  2. West Coast Hydrographix – Kandee, 2006 Yamaha R6
  3. Superbike Coach – MotoGP Project Bike, 2006 Yamaha YZFR1

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is located on the silver carpet inside the International Motorcycle Show in NORCAL. 28 bikes entered the show and split $7,000 in cash awards and $500 in leather from Rocking K Customs and Garage Leathers.

Get your bike into the game at www.custombikeshows.com.


People’s Choice Award

At each show you never know who will show up. Denis Manning, Hall of Famer and owner of BUB Enterprises, was in-the-house checking out the latest products from the OEMS and the custom builders. Denis also has owned the world’s fastest motorcycle multiple times. He is shooting for the stratosphere of 400mph and looking to take the record back in 2015.

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