Steampunk Motorcycle @ the IMS Show in NY

Copper Mike's Steampunk Motorcycle
Steampunk Motorcycle @ IMS Show

Steampunk Motorcycle

The Quintessential Steampunk Motorcycle – The 2013 International Motorcycle Show features Steampunk Seduction, a creative collaboration with artist David Uhl, the lovely Miss Jennie Villano and Copper Mike of Gravesend Cycles with his beautful and award winning Shovelhead named Steampunk.

2012 Ultimate Builder Winner

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Garage Coffee Nashville Builds a Man Cave in Nashville & Sells Cups of Road Rage

The Coffee Company in Nashville
The Coffee Company in Nashville

Garage Coffee Nashville

Late last January, during a blizzard on a Sunday night in New York City, I met Rob Camardo at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show while he was promoting his Garage Leathers’ saddlebags.

I was talking with him about becoming a sponsor of the Smoke Out Rally, the Choppafest of the East Coast, and while looking at his premium-grade, American-made saddlebags, a pound of his Road Rage Coffee rolled across the floor of his booth.

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NY Ultimate Builder Sign Up

The New York round of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is shaping up to be the largest show in the 13 event series. The pre-event entries are ahead of last year and the bikes look outstanding. Don’t miss it. Listed below are a few of the builders that will be attending.

NY Ultimate Builder Entry List

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Cycle Source Provides Editors Choice Awards

Biker Pros  Signs Cycle Source for NY
Biker Pros Signs Cycle Source for NY
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Cycle Source Magazine Provides Editor’s Choice Award at NY Round of J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Biker Pros, the producer of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, announced today that Chris Callen, Publisher of Cycle Source Magazine, is co-promoting the New York round of the custom motorcycle series on January 18-20, 2013.

The magazine will provide an Editor’s Choice Award and feature that custom bike in an upcoming issue of the magazine. The magazine also influenced Indian Larry Motorcycles to participate in the New York round of the series and provide three Kustom Kulture bikes for the showcase on January 18-20.

“Chris is holding the flag high for American manufacturing, innovation and next generation builders and we are excited to be working with him on our largest event on the East Coast,” explained Bob Kay, Biker Pros Partner. “It’s his dedication and hard work that has put Cycle Source Magazine on the national stage and we expect our association will elevate the Ultimate Builder brand.”

The J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show pulls world class builders from across the United States into a series that provides over $91,000 of total prize money and $7,000 at each round. Builders can get into the show by making the jump to Professional and amateur custom builders of choppers, cruisers, bobbers, baggers, race bikes and sport bikes are invited to enter their bikes into the competition and judge each other’s work.

There are 13 individual rounds of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show nationwide with the Indy round coming February 15-17. The 2012-2013 tour cities represent the most motorcycle-dense populations in the United States, reaching 75% of the nation’s motorcycle enthusiasts. Attendees will see the latest trends in custom motorcycles and meet their local two-wheeled hero’s at the show.

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Corbin’s 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day & 2013 Hollister Rally Kick Off on Same Weekend

99The re-born event, which has been on hold since 2009, is set to take place on July 5th & 6th. Mike Corbin, among many others, was instrumental in bringing this rally back. Corbin is planning their 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day during the same time as the rally.

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Ultimate Builder: Minneapolis, MN Recap

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by Biker Pros
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by Biker Pros
The 2013 Minneapolis edition of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into brisk 3 degree weather in the Great White North.

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As the saying goes, if the weather is bad outside then the inside will be packed… and that was certainly the case as Saturday saw record attendance. GIO brought his iron and took wins in MOD Street and MOD Harley and is now the leading money winner in the series at $6,500.00.

Ultimate Builder FreeStyle
Deadline Customs rolled in two customer bikes and his Gotta Love Orange rolled out with a win for Dan Coates. The 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide features a cut neck to accommodate the huge Rampage 26” tire and wheel combo up front . The engine rocks it with a 103inch set up with free flowing exhaust and tuner. The paint and skull graphics really set the bike off.
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Hollister Motorcycle Rally Returns in 2013

hollisterHOLLISTER, Calif. – The Hollister City Council Jan. 7 voted to resurrect the Fourth of July motorcycle rally for 2013. The iconic rally, which had been on-hold since 2009, is now scheduled to take place on July 5 and 6.

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It’s widely agreed that the “American Biker” outlaw image was born in Hollister during the Fourth of July weekend in 1947, when a rowdy group of bikers terrorized the town. The story was picked up by Life Magazine, and then sensationalized in the movie, “The Wild One,” starring Marlon Brando.

The city launched the Hollister Independence Day Rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “The Invasion of Hollister”; however, the city put the rally on hold in 2009 due to financial considerations. Private commemorations, including an annual open house at nearby Corbin-Pacific, kept the rally’s spirit alive.

The city of Hollister has partnered with Mark Cresswell as their Rally manager. His firm is Worldwide Dynamics Inc. 561-214-1137 or 561-214-1138 P.O. Box 668 Old Fort, N.C. 28762

The 2013 rally reportedly will include motorcycle-only parking, a vendor display, two entertainment areas, local beer gardenes, demo rides, and an official bike show for the AMD World Championship of Bike Building, the company said.

About Hollister

"The Wild One" with Marlon Brando
“The Wild One” with Marlon Brando – Where it started on the Screen

Hollister is a city in and the county seat of San Benito County, California, United States. It’s primarily an agricultural town with a population of 34,928.

Have you ever seen the movie “The Wild One” with Marlon Brando? That’s loosely-goosely based on the 1947 incident.

In 1997, the City of Hollister decided to hold a Fourth of July Independence Motorcycle Rally downtown to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that event. It turned into an annual happening that brought thousands of bikers into town. Although it was cancelled in 2009, many bikers continue to visit the area to check out July 4 events held by local motorcycle groups and Johnny’s Bar and Grill.

2013 Washington DC Winners @ Ultimate Builder

Roy Chamberlin Wins FreeStyle
Roy Chamberlin Wins FreeStyle


C&C Cycle rolled 3 bikes into the DC edition of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and came out big with a FreeStyle win with Drug of Choice. Owned by Conrad Filbert, the 1996 Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy features a raked neck, custom made fenders, stretched gas tank, Custom made spotlight bracket, Ness massive front fork assembly, Wide tire kit and frenched in  LED tailight.
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AMD January Edition Online Now

January Edition Online Now
January Edition Online Now


Biker Pros Highlights of AMD MAGAZINE: This month include news about 100 years of family ownership for Kegel Harley-Davidson, the Carole Nash Irish Motorcycle and Scooter Show in Dublin in March 2013, S&S Cycle entering the own-brand/own-formula v-twin oil market, our photo-review of Zodiac International’s new season Dealer Show in The Netherlands in November, news of Parts Europe exhibiting at Big Bike Europe in Germany in May 2013, and an ‘Industry Extra’ vendor feature on Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Bagger custom styling specialist Bad Dad.

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