Australian Shaun Ruddy takes Sturgis Win

A Brass Ball's Chopper & Garage Leathers' Solo Bag

A Brass Ball’s Chopper & Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag

Shaun Ruddy of Chop Deluxe Takes 1st Annual Custom Bike Show

Ruddy’s 2012 Retro Racer held point and took the win at the 1st Annual 2013 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Sturgis. The day provided picture-perfect blue skies, warm weather and cooling breezes.

The good vibrations of sweet-stroking Harleys peppered the morning as competitors entered into the Sturgis show. Located at the corner of 4th and Lazalle, the city closed off 4th street to host the event.

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Winner

The FreeStyle class was so competitive and the voting was so close that a couple of votes could have changed the top 5 results.

The top 3 positions were filled by previous Custom Bike Show winners. Shaun Ruddy won Ultimate Builder at the 2012 edition in Long Beach, Kyle Shorey is our 2012-2013 National FreeStyle Champion and Sam Baldi took the gold in Hollister just 4 weeks ago.

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Winner - Shaun Ruddy

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Winner – Shaun Ruddy

  1. Shaun Ruddy, Chop Deluxe – 2012 Retro Racer
  2. Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications – 2013 Custom Triumph Chopper
  3. Sam Baldi, Profile Cycles – Lost Angel

Ultimate Builder RADICAL Bagger Winner

Rod McCharles Wins Ultimate Builder RADICAL Bagger

Rod McCharles Wins Ultimate Builder RADICAL Bagger

  1. Rod McCharles, Custom Werks – Black Cherry, ’10 Road King
  2. Rod McCharles, Custom Werks – Orange / Black, ’11 Street Glide
  3. Lee Schermerhorn – Bitch Slap, ’07 Harley Bagger

Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Winner

Mike Ball Wins MOD Harley

Mike Ball Wins MOD Harley

  1. Mike Ball – Lucille, ’79 Harley FLH
  2. Juan Gandara, Lubbock Custom – Sueno Firme, ’07 Harley Delux
  3. Jon Shipley, Hoosier Daddy Choppers – Firehouse Racer

Ultimate Builder Retro MOD Winner

Brian Elliot of Black Sunshine Customs Wins Retro MOD

Brian Elliot of Black Sunshine Customs Wins Retro MOD

  1. Brian Elliot, Black Sunshine Customs – Wenona, ’78 FX
  2. Brian Nikkel, Brass Balls Bobbers – El Flaco
  3. Brent Law

Ultimate Builder MOD Street Winner

Eric Powell of Vic Baggers takes Win

Eric Powell of Vic Baggers takes Win

  1. Eric Powell, Vic Bagger Customs – Baggin to Draggin’, ’07 Vegas
  2. Donny Larue – XS650 Pro Street

Ultimate Builder is known for the diversity of styles, innovation and designs and Sturgis was a treat for enthusiasts checking out the show. From ground up builds to tractor design queues to choppers to Hot Rod-styled side cars, it had everything. The event was packed from 10AM through the awards ceremony at 4:30PM.

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Judging is based on the AMD World Championship rules. It is a peer judged bike show where the builders judge the show. Builders have the insight on what it takes to build a championship-caliber custom motorcycle.

Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series.

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Custom Shows Produced by Biker Pros

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Biker Pros, a communications and publicity company, produces Custom Bike Shows across North America. Clients like Advanstar, Harley-Davidson and American Motorcycle Dealer have engaged Biker Pros for multiple years to assist them in meeting their communication objectives.

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