2013 NY Ultimate Builder Results

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Was Packed
The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Was Packed All 3 Days
The New York round of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is like none other. From the starting gun on Friday at noon till closing at 5PM on Sunday, it was packed ankle to armpit with enthusiasts giving their appreciation to the 50 custom sleds on display.

In year’s past FreeStyle and Performance Custom class machines dominated the show. This year Retro MOD had the largest participation with guys and gals building to this specification: “Any modified bike, with any drive train on any chassis configuration that is 25 years or older. Great class for older Harley’s where the frame was cut to rake or stretch as well as a class for Café Racers from the Ton-Up era.”

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class

George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle made the debut of the Long Bike and took the win at the 2013 edition of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in NY. It features an ‘80s era Shovel, Sugar Bear front end and split rocker boxes. It’s a super sized 11.5 feet long.

Ultimate Builder NY
2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results

1. George Stinsman, Chaos Cycle – The Long Bike, Custom Chopper
2. Nick Genender, NYC Choppers – Speedster, Custom Chopper
3. Jesse Bassett, The GasBox – 741 Indian, 1940 Military Scout

Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Class

Chris Callen of Cycle Source Magazine got on the horn with Jason Grimes of Northeast Chop Shop to introduce him to the Ultimate Builder. Results? First and third in MOD Harley class. Jason’s winning sled, the Damascus Bike, is built with hand-hammered Damascus steel. The bike is accented with textured copper. Dave Steeves of GDL Paint provided the paint.

2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results
2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results

1. Jason Grimes, NE Chop Shop – Damascus Bike
2. Eric Schroeder, Tribal Iron Choppers – Café Grinds, ’94 Sportster
3. Jason Grimes, NE Chop Shop – 13 ½, ’84 Sportster

Ultimate Builder Performance Custom Class

Roman Levin got bored and built the FOH Street Racer. It features a custom frame, swing arm and metal fabrication. Roman painted the bike is his garage. When not working on bikes, he is a paint and body man on 356 Porches.

2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results
2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results

1. Roman Levin, FOH Cycles – FOH Street Racer, ‘79 GS 750
2. TT Cycles – 1970 Triumph Drag Bike
3. Mike Davis, Speedworx – Saluda, 2006 Honda CBR

Ultimate Builder RETRO MOD Class

Justin Reid of Longwood Customs brought his ’66 custom Triumph Bonneville that features a bolt-on hardtail, rebuilt engine, 6 inch stretch and lowered front and rear. The paint that was applied by Reid and Eddie Piers really made this bike standout.

2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results
2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results

1. Justin Reid, Longwood Customs – 66 Bonnie, ’66 Triumph
2. Will Ramsey – Dead at 19, 1981 HD FXW
3. Fred Montano, East Coast Super Bikes – Spitshine, ’60 Panhead

Ultimate Builder MOD Street Class

Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors took the win in MOD Street with Butler 650. A 1978 Yamaha XS650. It features a fully rebuilt engine, custom front end, custom tail section, hand fabricated sheet metal parts, café gas tank, Suzuki front end on a Yamaha frame.

2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results
2013 Ultimate Builder NY Results

1. Evan Favaro, Speakeasy Motors – Butler 650, ’78 XS650
2. Mark Tempesta, Break Lite Motorsports – Ultimate RR, ’96 CBR 900RR
3. Damian Collins – Aztec, ’02 R1

Additional Awards

Mike Davis of Speed Worx won the People’s Choice Award. Will Ramsey won the Show Dog Award sponsored by Rocking K Custom Leather for his promotion at the show.

Show Dog & People’s Choice Awards
Show Dog & People’s Choice Awards

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.

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

  1. GIO – $6,500
  2. Kyle Shorey – $5,000
  3. Bruce Bolden – $3,000

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