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J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The 2013 J&P Chicago Ultimate Builder Kicked Bagger A$$phalt

The 2013 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off in Chicago, IL on February 8, 2013 with builders coming in from as far as Dallas to compete for over $7,750 in cash and prizes. A new sponsor was added to the mix, HelmetLok provides all placing entries with a way to secure their helmets.

Chicago has always given love to Baggers and this edition was no exception with 7 big-tire Baggers competing in FreeStyle. These bikes were big and brash and had the “look” that you come to expect in these machines.

Enthusiasts were able to get their quota of eye candy as Chicago delivered the most diverse selection of sleds with Baggers, trikes, sidecars, café racers, customs, pro street bikes and restored vintage iron all gracing the red carpet.

J&P Ultimate Builder Class: Freestyle

Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications took the win in the FreeStyle class at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Chicago with Speedmetal. The bike began life as a customer’s Saxon Crown chopper. The wheels, engine, brakes and tranny were salvaged from the donor bike. A key feature of the bike is the prototype springer, which will be available to the public shortly. This is the 3rd appearance and 3rd win with a total of $7,500 in award money going to Kyle. His bike was consistently mobbed throught the show.

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: FreeStyle

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: FreeStyle

  1. Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications – Speedmetal
  2. Tony Starita, Big Tony’s Chopp Shop – Peacemaker, ’12 BTCS Pro-Street
  3. Dave Dupor, DD Customs – Aventador, 2012 HD FLTR

J&P Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Harley

Modified Harley was won by Don Robb of AR Baggers with his 2002 Harley-Davidson Road Glide that features all the goodies including a Big Bore Kit, full air ride, pm wheels, 8 speaker system, touch screen and (2) 1200 watt amps.

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: MOD Harley

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: MOD Harley

  1. Don Robb, AR Baggers – 2002 H-D Road Glide
  2. Dell Battle – One Off, Inc. ’03 Fatboy
  3. Leon Thill, DFT Trikes – Softail Trike

J&P Ultimate Builder Class: Performance Custom

Josh from JDA Customs brought out his 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 and took the win in the Performance Custom class. It boasts a 330 10” over extended swing arm, molded tank with all custom parts built in-house by JDA Customs.

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: Performance Custom

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: Performance Custom

  1. JDA Customs – 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000
  2. Q Ortiz, Fusion Custom Cycles – The Beast, ’07 Hayabusa
  3. Mike Fabrizi, Fornarelli Motorsports – Gorilla, ’08 GSXR 1000

J&P Ultimate Builder Class: Retro MOD

Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles won the Retro MOD with his ’72 Bonneville called El Matador. The ’68 frame has been modified with a bolt-on hardtail with the front forks lowered 2”. The brass headlight was fabricated out of a vintage cigar tin and the taillight from a vintage brass bowl. Engine was rebuilt and sports an open primary, BNR Belt Drive and Joe Hunt Magneto.

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: Retro MOD

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: Retro MOD

  1. Tony Prust, Analog Motorcycles – El Matador, ‘72 Bonneville
  2. Shawn Little, Shadetree Fabrications – Bar Hopper, ’84 Shovelhead
  3. Lucas Szwalec – Scorpion, ’78 GL1000

J&P Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Street

Kamil Podziomski stopped GIO from Blacksmith Motoring from his unblemished record of winning every event attended with his 2005 Buell XB12R custom bike. The Buell features a custom fairing, carbon fiber exhaust, EBR race ECU, custom taillight, carbon fiber rear hugger fender, heat wrapped headers and a custom rear fender.

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: MOD Street

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner:

J&P Ultimate Builder Class Winner: MOD Street

  1. Kamil Podziomski – 2005 Buell XB12R
  2. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vendetta, 2008 Yamaha Roadliner

Additional Awards

Dave Dupor of DD Customs won the Show Dog Award sponsored by Rocking K Custom Leather for his promotion at the show. Fusion Custom Cycles won the People’s Choice Award with “The Beast” a 2007 Hayabusa.

Show Dogg Award

Show Dogg Award

People's Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by www.bikerpros.com. At each round of the competition Biker Pros photographs each bike and makes them available in their Flickr gallery at www.flickr.com/photos/bikerpros.

Ultimate Builder is awarding over $100,000 in cash and prizes over our 13 event series. The big money winners to date are:

  • GIO – $8,500
  • Kyle Shorey – $7,500
  • Bruce Bolden – $3,000

Chicago: The King of Baggers

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

More Ultimate Builder Eye Candy

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

 

Great diversity of Motorcycles at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show