Interview with Jeremy Cupp

Interview with J. Cupp

Interview with J. Cupp

Jeremy Cupp wins at Ultimate Builder & AMD World Championship

Jeremy Cupp runs a metal fabrication shop and fits custom bike builds in when he has time. He is one of the most highly-regarded builders in America. He has won the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show FreeStyle class in Charlotte, NC, the Ultimate Builder US Championship in FLA and came in 2nd at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Stugis, SD.

Interview with Jeremy Cupp

Interview With Jeremy Cupp at BikerMetric… Cupp is the mastermind behind LC Fabrications of Grottoes, Virginia.
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Tony Prust’ Steampunk Triumph T120 Bonneville

Steampunk Triumph Custom Motorcycle

Steampunk Triumph Custom Motorcycle

Events: 2013 Chicago & Indy Ultimate Builder
Source: Bike EXIF
Photos: Biker Pros
More Steampunk Bikes: At Biker Pros

This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s a more ‘traditional’ look than many Analog motorcycles, with a side order of steampunk too. [Read more…]

The AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show is 50% Full in Milwaukee

chickThousands  of motorcycles are converging on Milwaukee this coming Labor Day for a weekend full of excitement. The Harley-Davidson Museum is hosting the AMD Affiliate  Custom Bike Show as part of the 13th annual “Milwaukee Rally” and the Harley-Davidson 110th Celebraiotn.

“We will have some of the best free-style bikes in the world on display,” Bob Kay with Biker Pros said. “We have bikes coming in from both coasts to compete at the mecca of custom bikes.”

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Rick Bray Rolling Pala Duro into Milwaukee

Rock Bray's Pala Duo Custom Sled

Rick Bray’s Pala Duo Custom Sled

Competition Heats Up in FreeStyle Class

Rick Bray is rolling in his award-winning Pala Duo custom sled to compete in the 2013 edition of the AMD Affiliate Custom Bike Show. If he wins the class he will be joing an elite group of Team USA members that receive a complmentary pass and travel to Germany in 2014 to represent the USA and compete in the World Championships.

The bike’s name, Pala Duro, means Hard Shovel in Spanish and that’s good because the bike is running a Harley-Davidson 80 inch [Read more…]

Custom Bikes on Pinterest

Custom Bikes On Pinterest

Custom Bikes On Pinterest

Want to see more pictures of custom bikes? Biker Pros produces the Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show, Ultimate Builder, Bike Time Extreme Custom Bike Show and Harley-Davidson’s AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show. Check them out at

Ultimate Builder Heads to Sturgis, SD

1st Place Freestyle Rick Bray "Pala Duro" 1981 Kustom Kustom

Ultimate Builder heading to Sturgis

Word has it that Harley-Davidson will not be hosting a ride-in show in Sturgis, SD this year. Combined with the fact that the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building has relocated to Germany from the Harley pavilion, this leaves the downtown area off Lazalle without the benefit of a custom Bike Show.

That was until Advanstar decided to bring the Ultimate Builder Circus to town. Details are being finalized with a projected mid-week date. A street located adjacent to the downtown Harley-Davidson facility will be closed down for the day to host the event.

Biker Pros Produces Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder

Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Biker Pros is returning to the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to organize and run the popular Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles for Sturgis.

Total cash awards: $7,000.

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series pulls world-class builders from across the United States. The bike show is one of the highlighted features of the rally.

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What Do Ultimate Builders Say?

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by

What Builders Say about the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series

The J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show provides 5 custom classes for builders, dealers and enthusiasts to show their custom sleds. We polled them about what they thought of the series. Here is what a few of them had to say.

The Ultimate Builder matches the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as it tours the U.S. in conjunction with the International Motorcycle Shows.

“There were a lot of things about the show that I thought were great. The level of quality in the motorcycles, the show’s displays, awards, and venue, along with the integration with new product manufacturers, made for a really impressive show.”
-Christian Dotson
Dotson Design

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Ultimate Builder Heads to Sturgis


Featuring the world’s leading customized bikes and offering the largest prize purse of any builder competition on earth, the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Presented by J&P Cycles is heading to downtown Sturgis, SD to showcase the greatest bikes the rally has to offer.

Check out the jaw-dropping designs, unbelievably exact engineering and painstakingly precise paint-jobs during the rally’s premier head-to-head motorcycle throw-down.

Sturgis, SD – Bike Show

  • Registration: 9AM -12PM
  • Judging: 1PM – 3PM
  • Awards: 4:30PM

Think you’ve got what it takes to compete with the best builders around? Simply enter your bike into one of four competition classes – Freestyle, Modified Harley, Performance Custom, Retro Mod or Modified Street, by entering your custom sled here.

Bikernet Features Editor’s Choice Winner in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Ultimate Builder Bikernet Editor’s Choice Winner

Long Beach Ultimate Builder Bikernet Editor’s Choice Winner

Click here to read the entire bike feature.

From Top Dead Center in Oxnard, CA
By Bandit with photos by Peter Linney

I’ve been scrambling from project to project, but this feature always lingered in the back of my mind, like it haunted me. I picked it as the Long Beach Ultimate Builder Bikernet Editor’s Choice winner, and Peter Linney immediately shot it for a feature, and then he wanted his payment. I didn’t like the way he shot this bike, but I was also very aware how difficult a twisted chrome frame is to photograph under any conditions.

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