Results: 2013 Dallas Ultimate Builder

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The Dallas edition of the 2013-14 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was packed from opening bell on Friday to the awards ceremony on Sunday at 4PM. The free parking for motorcycles drew a huge 2-wheel crowd that funneled into the Progressive International Motorcycle Show and the very first bikes they saw were the custom sleds from the show. The bike show diversity was spectacular with big wheel Yamaha Bobbers to a Diesel custom to huge tire baggers. [Read more…]

IronWorks Magazine May Just Feature Your Bike!

The IronWorks Connection

Enter the Ultimate Builder in Dallas and you could get a bike feature in IronWorks Magazine.

IronWorks will be in Dallas on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. to award their Editor’s Choice Award and to award a bike feature.

Pat Patterson of Led Sled Customs specializes in Sportsters that don’t fit the traditional mold. When Pat is not building Sportstes, he’s building IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice Trophies… Slick!

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.

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2013-14 Ultimate Builder Dates

Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series

Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles is represented inside each Progressive International Motorcycle Show. The Ultimate Builder matches the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as it tours the U.S. and features hundreds of the hottest custom motorcycles dripping in eye-popping chrome, wild paint jobs and dazzling rims. Register your bike here.

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Cafe Racer Culture rolls into the Legendary Buffalo Chip


Michael Lichter’s Custom Bike Show in Sturgis

“Motorcycles as Art” exhibition at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this summer is titled “Ton Up! – Speed, Style and Cafe Racer Culture,” focusing on the origins and continued popularity of the Café Racer movement worldwide.

Co-curators Michael Lichter ( and Paul d’Orléans ( have assembled a comprehensive display of 32 machines from 12 makes and 6 decades, plus never-published photography – from the original café racing scene in 1960s England to the present, paintings by Triumph ‘resident artist’ Conrad Leach, images from the Ace Café Collection, vintage leather ‘Rocker’ jackets from the Lewis Leathers archive, the “One-Show” 21-helmets display of custom painted helmets, painting by Andrea Chiaravalli and photography by Erick Runyon with other artists to be announced.
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We are heading to Sturgis

Biker Pros has created a business-oriented show. Participants have the ability to stand by their bike, hand out flyers and promote themselves and their business.ubuilder


Location is 4th and Lazelle, Stugis, SD [Read more…]

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.