The Anatomy of a Custom Steampunk Motorcycle

Copper Mike's Steampunk Motorcycle

This Custom Steampunk Motorcycle Goes Mainsteam

Producing the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show has allowed the team at Biker Pros to see a significant number of custom sleds and few have had a lasting impression like the custom Steampunk motorcycle from Copper Mike. His SteamPunk features many antique copper industrial gauges, an old fire extinguisher and even an old maritime compass inset on the copper gas tank: Old Skool Kool with Bling Appeal.

Copper Mike's Steam Punk Motorcycle
Copper Mike's Steam Punk Motorcycle

This Gravesend Cycles custom took 1st place in the ultra-competitive FreeStyle class at the New York round of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in 2012. The 1973 Shovelhead features a rebuilt engine with engraved heads and has 10:1 compression.

Copper Mike used numerous antique gauges and parts and rebuilt them into functional pieces. He built the hand clutch with an old Harley mouse trap, the floor boards are made from old fire extinguishers while the air cleaner is a brass box with a welded–in trumpet horn. Head light and taillight are sourced from a submarine, a retooled dash mounted compass serves as an analog GPS while the saddlebags were made from a leather Russian ammunition bag.

Old Skool Steampunk Kool
Old Skool Steampunk Kool
Steampunk Motorcycle
Steampunk Motorcycle
Working Steam Gauges
Working Steam Gauges
Copper Mike's Steam Punk Motorcycle
1973 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
The 2013 Steampunk Seduction with David Uhl

Gravesend Cycles, is located in Lindenhurst, NY and you may have seen some of his designs at various charity events, high end boutiques (like Atrium in NYC or Miami), or featured in various hotels and casinos as a timeless piece of artwork.

Steampunk Seduction
Steampunk Seduction

Copper Mike’s Bike and the lovely Miss Jennie Villano were transported back into Victorian England through David Uhl’s “Steampunk Seduction.” A small edition of canvas giclee prints (total of 100) are offered, all of which comes signed and numbered by David with Certificates of Authenticity.

“What the past would have looked like if the future had started sooner.”
– Retro-futuristic Machine

David Uhl's Steampunk Motorcycle Painting called Steampunk Seduction
David Uhl’s Steampunk Motorcycle
The Anatomy of Steampunk

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, and China Mieville.

Michael Cole Gravesend Cycles, Inc.
805 Albin Ave
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-433-3173

The Super Bowl of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Heading to INDY

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

2013 Ultimate Builder Championship

The Ultimate Builder Super Bowl – Feb 15-17, 2013

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is a show within the the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®. And in February, The International Motorcycle Show will be running next door to Dealer Expo combining to create the largest motorcycle extravaganza in the Untied States.

The US Championship will see the award money doubling from $7,000 to $14,000 in prize money. Total prize money and awards eclipse $100,000 for the 13 event series.

Each Class Winner Recives a Big Check
Each Class Winner Recives a Big Check

The Super Bowl’s Custom Bike Classes

The US Championship will include the following 5 bike categories. The custom bike show is designed to celebrate all makes, models and drivetrain. The US Championship of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is known to showcase the most diverse group of custom sleds under 1 roof.

Creating Media that Moves Customers
The FreeStyle Class Winner in Atlanta & Dallas & Heading to INDY

Ultimate Builder Class: Freestyle

One-off, ground-up built custom bikes, on all or any chassis platforms or drivetrains. Must run and stop.

Ultimate Builder Class: Modified Harley-Davidson

Stock Evo or later frame and stock Evo or later (1984) (including Screamin’ Eagle / JIMS) engine cases. The stock frame/Harley platform geometry must be main and arising smoothings/moldings (such as exhaust bracket relocation for example). Swingarm/rear-end changes, of any kind, including replacement swingarms, are permitted; fat or skinny rear end conversions are permitted; as is frame or rear-end lowering or raising – provided the basic stock frame geometry is unchanged. Case internals can be replaced, along with cylinders, heads and internals. Turbo chargers, super chargers, NOS kits etc are permitted. Frames and cases can be from two different Harley-Davidsons.

Ultimate Builder Class: Performance Custom

Race inspired styling with performance enhancing engine modifications. Any motorcycle frame configuration and drivetrain combination. Judging will be focused around drag racing ie; strtched out ‘Busa, Bonneville racers and highly modified sportbikes.

Ultimate Builder Class: Modified Street

Must have Major OEM ie; Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Triumph etc manufactured frame and engine cases. Harley is not allowed in this class. Frame must maintain stock configuration so neck may not be cut to rake or stretch. Designed for mild customs without frame configuration modifications and stretched swing arms. Cruisers are allowed to use hardtail sections.

Ultimate Builder Class: Retro Modified

Any modified bike, with any drive train on any chassis configuration manufactured prior to 1984. Must be based on a pre-1984 engine, and styled to have the appearance of a motorcycle manufactured prior to 1984. Use of some contemporary parts/design elements is permitted.

Promotional Photography for the Ultimate Builder
Builders enjoying the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Rocking K Custom Leather is providing a custom leather chain wallet for the hardest working builder at the show. The award is called the Show DOG. Bell Helmet is awarding a custom lid for the recipient of the People’s Choice Aard.

Show Dog & People’s Choice Awards
Show DOG & People’s Choice Award Prizes

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.

IronWorks Magazine Taps Biker Pros for Photographs

IronWorks May/June 2004 Cover

IronWorks Magazine Story Details

Title: Bye, Bye Blackbird, Page 50
Published: March 2013 Edition
Writer: Story by Marilyn Stemp
Photos: Photos by George Emmons Najar of Biker Pros
Details: Quarter mile jet

We brought Marilyn Stemp to the Harley-Davidson ProShow in Milwaukee, WI to hand out an Editor’s Award for her favorite motorcycle at the show. She selected Tony Pan’s Pan and also decided that Boyd’s Blackbird was a little some’m, some’m that her readers would like.

It’s a great looking bike with pictures from Biker Pros’ George Emmons Najar. To get the details, pick up a copy of the 2013 March Edition.

Cleveland Results: 2013 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Ultimate Builder: Clevleand
Ultimate Builder: Clevleand

The Ultimate Builder rolled into Cleveland, OH and for the 3rd year in a row, snow greeted the custom bike builders as they unloaded their sled into the show.

Cleveland, founded in 1796, is located in northeastern Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie and just 60 miles West of the Pennsylvania border. It’s home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class

Jesse Bassett at The Gasbox began the custom Indian sled build with an eBay-found 1940 741 Indian frame. A Norton Commando 4-speed transmission was chosen to replace the OEM Indian 3-speed. New engine plates were made and the scout primary was cut in half, offset and mated with a 1920’s Indian outer primary. All aluminum was polished, all steel was nickel plated, and all cast iron was electroless plated. The entire frame and fork were nickel plated then painted Indian red.

FreeStyle Winner
FreeStyle Winner

1. Jesse Bassett, The GasBox – 741 Indian, 1940 Military Scout
2. Jesse Bassett, The GasBox – The Grape Escape, ’75 Shovelead
3. Justin Kenley – 2012 Softail

Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Class

Three years ago Bob McAreavey rolled his orange and black Softail into Cleveland’s IX Center and took the MOD Harley win. In 2013 he came back with a Roadking and took the win again. 2 shows and 2 wins.

MOD Harley Winner
MOD Harley Winner

1. Bob McAreavey – 2009 Roadking
2. Little John Kuklisin, Klock Werks – Softglide, 2010 Roadglide
3. David Cook, Sledgehammer Bobbers – Sledge, ’11 Dyna

Ultimate Builder Performance Custom Class

Chris Carr won the 1992, 1999, and 2001-2005 AMA Grand National Dirt Track (Flat Track) championships, the 2000 Formula USA Dirt Track Championship and the AMA 600cc Dirt Track championship seven times (1988–1993, and 1995). And now he is a 2013 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show winner of Cleveland in the Performance Custom class.

Performance Custom Winner
Performance Custom Winner

1. Chris Carr, Kenny Tolbert – Beaulah, ’08 XR750
2. Perry Paugh, Dougherty MC – S/C & Pro ET Race Bike, ’95 ZX11 Ninja

Ultimate Builder RETRO MOD Class

Jesse Srpan of Raw Iron Choppers built this ’50 Panhead with a wishbone frame, 61ci mill and blue metal flake paint. The frame was raked to 44 degrees.

Retro MOD Winner
Retro MOD Winner

1. Rick Srpan, Raw Iron Choppers – 1950 Panhead EL
2. Jerry Horvath – 1976 Kawasaki KZ400
3. T. McEnally, Ace Classic Cycles – ’74 Triumph Trackmaster

Ultimate Builder MOD Street Class

GIO from Blacksmith Motoring drove in from Chicago with his latest turbo build, El Vendetta, and took the win in MOD Street at Ultimate Builder in the Great white North. The 2008 Yamaha Retroliner features a Blacksmith 120ci stroker with forged pistons, lighten crank with HIPO heads & intake. The bike rolls with a 26” front wheel, air ride and 6 piston Hawg Halters brakes.

MOD Street Winner
MOD Street Winner

1. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vendetta, 2008 Yamaha Roadliner
2. Andrew Ella – First Attempt, ’77 XS650

Additional Awards

Show DOG Winner
Show DOG Winner

Jerry from JHL Choppers won the Show Dog Award sponsored by Rocking K Custom Leather for his promotion at the show.

Jesse Bassett of The GasBox won the People’s Choice Award with his 1940 Military Scout.

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:

  • GIO – $7,500
  • Kyle Shorey – $5,000
  • Bruce Bolden – $3,000

Why Facebook posts are Memorable?

Dr. Laura Mickes, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick

Dr. Laura Mickes, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick
Dr. Laura Mickes, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick
Source: GizMag
All articles by Antonio Pasolini

The success of social networks such as Facebook may provide clues to the type of information the human mind tends to favor. New research suggests human memory prefers spontaneous writing favored by users communicating online to grammatically polished text found in edited material. This the gist of the findings presented in a paper called Major Memory for Microblogs, which details the results of a research comparing memory retention of Facebook updates to book excerpts and faces.

One of the tests involved 32 people and assessed participants’ memory for Facebook posts in relation to their memory for sentences from books. The Facebook updates were stripped of images and removed from their original context. The result: participants remembered them one and a half times better than the edited sentences taken from books. That ratio increased to two and a half in a separate test for faces involving 16 people.

“These kinds of gaps in performance are on a scale similar to the differences between amnesiacs and people with healthy memory,” said Dr. Laura Mickes of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick (U.K.), who authored the research along with Christine Harris and Nicholas Christenfeld, of UC San Diego (U.S.). She believes the results partially explain the popularity of social media platforms.

“The fact that posts were so memorable suggests that they resonate with the recipients,” says Mickes.

Even when graphic signs such as emoticons and unique characters were removed, Facebook posts kept the advantage over edited excerpts, the researchers say. The fact that the updates are self-contained while book sentences are chosen randomly and presented out of context could also explain why Facebook posts are more memorable.

The research team uses a concept called “mind ready” format, which means that “what easily comes to mind is easy to remember.” The concept explains why our memory prefers spontaneous, gossipy, or, as some may say, trivial, bits of information.

It all goes back to how we evolved. Harris highlights how memory and the social world have played a key role for human survival throughout history.

“We learn about rewards and threats from others,” she says.”

So it makes sense that our minds would be tuned to be particularly attentive to the activities and thoughts of people and to remember the information conveyed by them.” A similar pattern was observed with other online media such as Twitter and comments on online articles.

The researchers believe their findings could provide useful guidance for professionals who design educational tools and copywriters. They are currently exploring other forms of communication that are as memorable as microblogs and following up on the idea that they are mind-ready.

Major Memory for Microblogs was recently published in the journal Memory & Cognition.

Dealers who blog find connection with customers

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harley Custom Weekend ProSHowHouse of Harley-Davidson, Laidlaw H-D see results
Source: Powersports Business

Blogs are everywhere these days. People blog about technology; they blog about shopping; they blog about things most people don’t even care about; and of course, they blog about powersports.

Yet, very few dealerships host a blog, and dealers who do say their non-blogging counterparts may be missing out.

Matt Laidlaw of Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson in Baldwin Park, Calif., said his dealership staff has blogged for seven or eight years.

“It keeps our customers updated, it lets our customers know we’re knowledgeable about the stuff we sell and it creates for better SEO (search engine optimization),” he said.

House of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee has hosted a blog for nearly two years.

“From a business perspective, we think it’s important that we are utilizing all our opportunities to increase our SEO, so integrating the blog into all our social media efforts helps us,” marketing manager Sarah Maio said.

Getting content for the blog can be a simple as looking into what’s being talked about at the dealership. Laidlaw’s blogs have included anything from information about new bikes to event details to services specials.

“I blog about whatever I want, basically new stuff. I blog about what’s new in the Harley industry, what’s new about products and stuff like that, and any events we’re having at the dealership,” Laidlaw explained.

House of Harley has shared Halloween costume tips, tales of an employee’s bike trip, advice on great riding roads and more.

“We think that being in Milwaukee, really in the backyard of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, that we can offer a unique glimpse into what riders here are doing,” Maio said.

While Laidlaw and a colleague take turns blogging at his dealership, House of Harley-Davidson has hired a third party vendor to draft the blog content, which dealership staff then tweaks.

Shortly before Halloween, House of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee posted a blog about motorcycle-themed costumes. The dealership uses the blog to keep in touch with its customers and draw traffic to its website.

House of Harley-Davidson reaches a worldwide customer base because the dealership is so close to the Motor Co.’s headquarters. The dealership appeals to that audience and its locals by sharing information about Milwaukee-based activities and events, as well as events that readers worldwide can participate in, including the House that Social Media Built (see sidebar). The dealership will also keep its customers updated on Harley’s 110th anniversary activities through the blog.

“It’s about the experience of being a rider and being a part of the House of Harley-Davidson, no matter what corner of the world you live in,” Maio said.

The dealership promotes each new blog through its Facebook and Twitter sites, and it also has a link to the blog placed prominently on its website. With this promotion, traffic to the blogs has been strong.

“The average time spent on the blog is around 2 minutes,” Maio reported. “Readers are not just bouncing on and off the page.”

Analytics also show that many of those readers are returning the House of Harley-Davidson site as well.

Laidlaw said traffic to his blog hasn’t reached the levels he’d like, but he says the effort is still worth it because of the credibility and SEO benefits it gives the store.

Because of the House of Harley-Davidson’s blog traffic and SEO, Maio said the biggest benefit to them is letting customers know of their presence.

Cancelled: October 2013 Dealer Expo

Dealer Expo

Dealer Expo
Dealer Expo Date Change
The October 2013 Dealer Expo, announced in September, will not be held, an Advanstar official confirmed.

So the industry’s major trade show lineup as it stands today is:

  • 2013 V-Twin Expo, Feb. 2-3, Cincinnati
  • 2013 Dealer Expo, Feb. 15-17, Indianapolis
  •  2013 American International Motorcycle Expo, Oct. 16-20, Orlando
  • 2014 Dealer Expo, Sept. 26-28, Indianapolis
  • 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo, October, Orlando

Advanstar’s announcement of the new fall date for Dealer Expo included the following factors in the decision to move to October:

  • OEM and distributor meeting timing has shifted the buying cycle to the fall
  • Dealers place the bulk of their orders in Q4
  • New products, both OEM and aftermarket, are launched closer to the end of the year
  • Indianapolis in October is beautiful, making the show a true “Ride In” destination

Select manufacturers will host their dealer meetings in Indy.

2013 AMD World Championship Confirmed Entrants

Sign Up for the AMD World Championship
Sign Up for the AMD World Championship

The Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building® program encompasses some 32 events in total, in 20 different countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

Total public attendance at AMD World Championship regularly top 1 million motorcycle enthusiasts a year, in markets worth some 20 million motorcyclists and nearly 1 billion consumers in general.

 

AMD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY LIST

Company / Builder Country Affiliate Event Qualifier
Free Rider Motorcycles flag pl Poland Open entry
Boss-Performance-Motorcycles flag de Germany Open entry
Rno Cycles flag nl Netherlands Open entry
Francesco Bella flag it Italy Open entry
Adam’s Custom Shop flag se Sweden Open entry
Krugger Motorcycles flag be Belgium World Champion 2010
Revatu Customs flag nl Netherlands Open entry
Rat Shop flag ca Canada Open entry
Hardknock Motor Cycles flag ch Switzerland Open entry
Rocket Bobs flag gb UK London International Custom Show 2012 winner
Ferry Horanyi flag hu Hungary Open entry
Per-Olov Josefsson flag se Sweden Scandinavian Championship 2012 runner-up
No Stock Bikes flag es Spain Open entry
Garage65 flag it Italy European Champion 2010
MG Customs flag si Slovenia Open entry
Lakota Choppers flag us USA Open entry
Steel Creations flag pl Poland Open entry
Abnormal Cycles flag it Italy Modified Harley-Davidson World Champion 2011
Team3Technologies flag si Slovenia Open entry
Bamses Custom Bike flag se Sweden Open entry
Odyssey Motorcycles flag fr France Open entry
Street Kustom flag gb UK Open entry
Paul Funk Design flag nl Netherlands Open entry
Esteves Motorcycles Design flag fr France Open entry
Rockstar Cycles flag de Germany Open entry
Hot Dreams Barcelona flag es Spain Modified Harley-Davidson World Champion 2007 & 2009
Luyckx Motorshop flag be Belgium Open entry
XCX Customs flag au Australia Open entry
Sbay Motor Co flag es Spain Production Manufacturer World Champion 2010
MotorVisionen flag de Germany Open entry
Blue Line Chopper flag fr France Open entry
Wannabe Choppers flag de Germany Open entry
HD Riders Company flag fr France Open entry
Sickboyz Customs flag gb UK Open entry
C&C Choppers flag ie Ireland Open entry
Cafati MoCo flag ie Ireland Open entry
Don Cronin flag ie Ireland Open entry
Motodepo Custom Studio flag ru Russian Federation Open entry
Rough Crafts flag tw Taiwan Open entry
Piet van den Breevaart flag nl Netherlands Open entry
X-Trem Bikes flag de Germany Open entry
Christer Olofsson flag se Sweden Open entry
HPS Racing flag de Germany INTERMOT CCC 2012 qualifier
Iron Pit Motorcycles flag nl Netherlands Open entry
IBCBikes Rohrer flag de Germany Open entry
Weldinox flag es Spain Open entry
Malicia Indigena flag co Colombia Open entry
L&L Choppers flag nl Netherlands Open entry
Warm-Up Zweiradtechnik flag de Germany INTERMOT CCC 2012 qualifier
Poros Customs flag pl Poland Open entry
Shaw Harley-Davidson flag gb UK Modified Harley-Davidson World Champion 2010
RGM Custom Bikes flag ar Argentina Open entry
Detroit Power Plant Choppers flag us USA Open entry
Buesch Motorcycle Products flag de Germany INTERMOT CCC 2012 qualifier
DBBP-Design flag nl Netherlands Open entry
TBA flag hu Hungary EMAT Hungarian Champion
Second City Customs flag gb UK Open entry
By Bob flag cz Czech Republic Open entry
Pontus Abbrahamsson flag se Sweden Open entry
Peter Wesslander flag se Sweden Open entry
Manuel Ramon flag es Spain Llunatica Spain 2012 runner-up
Sebastien Beaupere flag fr France Open entry
Beey Motorcycles flag mx Mexico Open entry
Wildstyle flag cz Czech Republic Open entry
Kansas Motorcycle Works flag us USA Open entry

The World Championship of Custom Bike Building® is supported for the long-term benefit of the custom motorcycle industry by a consortium of Official Partners. World Championship Partnership is only available to selected potential sponsors. The Program’s organizers issue invitations to be associated with the World Championship to custom motorcycle manufacturers, motorcycle parts, accessory and service component manufacturers, distributors and brand owners based on their perceived suitability for association with the aims and values of the program.

The World Championship of Custom Bike Building® exists to showcase and promote international custom motorcycle design and engineering quality, craftsmanship and innovation; and to promote the evolution of custom motorcycling in ways that will help secure the unique enjoyment of custom motorcycles for future generations of riders.

The World Championship is a free-public-admission four-day event that opens on the first Sunday of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, culminating in an awards ceremony at 3:00 pm MST on the Wednesday of the Rally. The whole event, including the awards ceremony, is broadcast on the internet here at www.amdchampionship.com.

Ultimate Builder Rolling into the Motor City

Tony_2_25_11_0565-EditThe Detroit, MI round of the Ultimate Builder is always a gas because you never know what you will find.

This year Big Tony Chopp Shop is bringing out the big guns with his Pro-Street sleds to showcase his big-inch, big-tire and big horsepower bikes.

Meet the Detroit Area Builders FEB 1-3

  • Ralph Spencer
  • Paul F. Anderson
  • Tony Starita
  • Robert Gallo
  • Mike Suggitt
  • Tony Chrome

Register your custom Registration

Ultimate Builder Classes

The following are the class definitions for the 5 classes that we are hosting at our 13 round series.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Free Style – Any motorcycle frame configuration or drivetrain combination. Your imagination is the only restriction. Must run and stop.

Modified Harley – Must have Harley manufactured frame and engine cases. Frame must maintain stock configuration so modifications are limited to smoothing ie; molding welds and joints, welding in filler panels or cutting excess tabs. Swingarm kits and fat tire conversions are acceptable.

Performance Custom – Race inspired styling with performance enhancing engine modifications. Any motorcycle frame configuration and drivetrain combination. Judging will be focused around drag racing ie; strtched out ‘Busa, Bonneville racers and highly modified sportbikes.

Retro Mod – 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.

Modified Street Class – Must have Major OEM ie; Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Triumph etc manufactured frame and engine cases. Harley is not allowed in this class. Frame must maintain stock configuration so neck may not be cut to rake or stretch. Designed for mild customs without frame configuration modifications and stretched swing arms. Cruisers are allowed to use hardtail sections.

Awards and Prizes

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Freestyle Class – 1st Place Cash Prize: $2,500 per UBCBS

Modified Harley Class – 1st Place Cash Prize: $1,500 per UBCBS

Performance Custom Class – 1st Place Cash Prize: $1,000 per UBCBS

Retro Mod Class – 1st Place Cash Prize: $1,000 per UBCBS

Modified Street Class – 1st Place Cash Prize: $1,000 per UBCBS

Award plaques will be given out to motorcycles finishing in second and third place in the three judged categories at each UBCBS.

All UBCBS class trophies will be awarded during the awards ceremony held Sundays beginning at 3:00pm local time. All cash prizes will be paid by Advanstar Communications via check 30 days after Advanstar’s receipt of winner affidavit forms (forms will be supplied by Advanstar to class winners at each UBCSB).

2013 NY Ultimate Builder Results

Show Dog & People’s Choice Awards

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.” Continue reading “2013 NY Ultimate Builder Results”