Round Duo – Ultimate Builder Impresses in Dallas

Kyle Shorey Takes the WIn @ Ultimate Builder in Dallas
Kyle Shorey Takes the WIn @ Ultimate Builder in Dallas

The second round of the 2012 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off in Dallas, TX with 37 bikes featured down the red carpet. The FreeStyle and MOD Street winners in Atlanta made the trip to Dallas and took the gold and the glory for the second weekend in a row. Warm fall weather and free motorcycle parking got the crowds in over the weekend event.

FreeStyle

Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications took 1st place in the FreeStyle class with Speedmetal. To date Speedmetal has taken two first place trophies, in Atlanta and Dallas, and has won the coveted IronWork’s Magazine Editor’s Choice award.

Speedmetal exhibits an organic design that the firm is known for. The wheels, engine, brakes and tranny were salvaged from the customer’s donor bike, a Saxon Crown chopper. Then just about everything else was hand fabricated by team Shadetree.

Kyle Shorey of Shadetree FabricationsWins FreeStyle with Speedmetal
Kyle Shorey of Shadetree FabricationsWins FreeStyle with Speedmetal
  1. Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications – Speedmetal
  2. Rob Skipper, 3 /2 Choppers – Infidel Chopper, 3/2 Infidel 2012
  3. Ceasar Ramirez, Misfit Baggers – Kings Ransom, 2000 Road King

MOD Harley

Joseph Russell of Flying Tire Motorcycle won the MOD Harley class with his orange 2010 Harley-Davidson FLTR that features 96” engine with a Stage 3 engine upgrade. The two features that catches the eye are the paint and 26” wheel. The orange and gloss black paint was provided by Other Side Custom.

Joseph Russell Pulls off a WIn in Dallas With his MOD Harley Entry
Joseph Russell WIns in Dallaswith his MOD Harley Entry
  1. Joseph Russell, Flying Tire Motorcycles – 2010 Harley Bagger
  2. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Puro Vato, 2005 Deluxe
  3. Juan Gandara, Lubbock Custom Cycles – Bonita, 1997 XLCH

Performance Custom

Derek Johnson took a strong second place two years ago and came back in 2012 with updates like wheel spinners, frame paint and extended swing arm that was enough to move him up one position and take the win in Performance Custom class in Dallas. TX. The bike features a full complement of performance upgrade and chassis mods to keep the bike planted during high speed runs.

Derek Johnson takes 1st with Da Busa in Performance Custom Class
Derek Johnson takes 1st with Da Busa
  1. Derek Johnson – Da Busa, 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa
  2. Cody Kitchen – The Green Mile, 2005 Kawasaki 636
  3. Speed Dealer Customs – 1978 Yamaha SR500,

Retro MOD

Jeff Halstead of Halstead Customs built Miss Guided, a 1974 Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster and won the Retro MOD class. Halstead built this little bobber by reimagining it with today’s technology. The thing that you notice about the bike is the integration of the parts and color, which really makes the bike pop. The red rims are accented by the red strips on the tank and fender. It’s no mystery why Halstead did so well at his first Ultimate Builder Show as he was riding shot gun to the show with his good friend and celebratory builder Larry Moore, an Ultimate Builder winner and AMD Team USA Member.

Justin Halstead takes Retro MOD Class win in Dallas @ Ultimate Builder
Justin Halstead takes Retro MOD Class win in Dallas
  1. Jeff Halstead, Halstead Customs – Miss Guided, 1974 H-D Sportster
  2. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vaquero, 1977 Goldwing
  3. Shawn Little, Shadetree Fabrications – Shadetree, Generator Shovel Rigid

MOD Street

GIO from Blacksmith Motoring drove in from his win in Atlanta to show off his brace of bikes at the Dallas round of the Ultimate Builder. His latest build, El Vendetta, took the win in MOD Street. The 2008 Yamaha Retroliner is turbo-charged and rocks the tarmac with 120ci stroker that is making 200+ HP. It’s built with forged pistons, lighten crank and Blacksmith heads & intake. The bike rolls with a 26” front wheel, air ride and 6 piston Hawg Halters brakes.

El Vendetta from Blacksmith Motoring takes a Win @ Ultimate Bullder
El Vendetta from Blacksmith Motoring takes 1st
  1. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vendetta, 2008 Yamaha Roadliner
  2. Chop Shop Motorsports – 1980 Kawasaki KZ750
  3. Dan Klein, Rock n Roll Custom – 2004 Honda CBR 600F4I

The Show Dog Winner is DeMarkus Sheppard of Live Fast Customs. The Ultimate Builder Show Dog award is given to the dealer or builder that has shown exemplary effort in engaging the audience and furthering their marketing goals and objectives. The award for the effort is a biker chain wallet from Rocking K Customs Leather, a $200 value.

Leading Money Winners

Leading money winners are Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications at $5,000 and GIO of Blacksmith Motoring with $3,500.

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.

Texas Invades Georgia & Wins the Ultimate Builder in Atlanta

Kyle Takes a WIn in Atlanta at the Ultimate Builder
Kyle Takes a Win in Atlanta @ the Ultimate Builder

The 2012 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off in Atlanta, GA on November 2-4, 2012 with outstanding sleds from custom builders. Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications drove in from Texas with 3 bikes and took 1st and 2nd in the FreeStyle class. His winning bike is named Speedmetal. Enter your bike at http://www.motorcycleshows.com/ to compete with your local 2-wheel heros.

Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications won the IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice award at the 2012 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Atlanta.

FreeStyle – Ultimate Builder

Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications took the win in the FreeStyle class at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Atlanta with Speedmetal. The bike doubled up on trophies as it also took IronWork’s Magazine Editor’s Choice award and will be featured in the magazine in an upcoming issue. 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.

Kyle Takes a WIn in Atlanta at the Ultimate Builder
Kyle Takes a WIn in Atlanta at the Ultimate Builder

  1. Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications  – Speedmetal
  2. Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications  – Black Betty
  3. Don Parkinson, Biker’s Dream  – Shake Spear

MOD HARLEY – Ultimate Builder

Modified Harley was won by a builder new to the Harley market, Blacksmith Motoring won MOD Harley in Atlanta’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show . The bike features 8 stage candy paint with ghost graphics, cholo exhaust system, acid etched ape hangers Blacksmith Diamond 21” Front, 16” Rear and Remote Air Ride.

GIO Takes MOD Harley Win in Atlanta
GIO Takes MOD Harley Win in Atlanta
  1. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Puro Vato, 2005 Deluxe
  2. Dell Battles -Orange Crush, 2009 Roadglide
  3. Steve Studstill, Biker’s Dream – Top Gun, 2006 Roadking

Enter your bike: http://www.motorcycleshows.com/

Retro MOD – Ultimate Builder

Michael Lewis of Violent Choppers took the win in Retro Modified with Flat Busted, a 1947 Harley-Davidson UL Flathead. The rigid custom retro bobber features a Harley Flathead 80” engine, a S&S Super E Carb and a deep black paint job by Kelvin McKeig.

Retro Mod-Winner
Retro Mod-Winner
  1.  Michael Lewis, Violent Choppers – Flat Busted, 1947 H-D UL Flathead
  2. Kevin Kaspar – Skank Banger, 1968 H-D Shovel
  3.  Jonathan Vershure, Custom Café – CB750 Café Racer, 1980 Honda CB750

Performance Custom – Ultimate Builder

Garwood Custom Cycles’ Neptune Crisp took the win in the Performance Custom Class at the Ultimate Builder in Atlanta. The 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 features a 19″ Front Wheel, 300 Wide Tire kit with Chrome RC Component Wheels,  Air FX Air Ride System and Braided Brake Lines. Dual blue/ white light kit with remote and headlight halo makes the bike glow.

2012 Performance Custom Winner - Ultimate Builder
2012 Performance Custom Winner – Ultimate Builder

  1. Steve Garwood, Garwood Custom Cycles – Neptune, 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
  2. Steve Garwood, Garwood Custom Cycles – Turbusta, 2004 Suzuki GSX 1300R
  3. Steve Garwood, Garwood Custom Cycles – Crisp, 2011 Suzuki GSX 1300R

MOD Street – Ultimate Builder

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

2012 MOD Street Winner @ Ultimate Builder
2012 MOD Street Winner @ Ultimate Builder
  1. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vendetta, 2008 Yamaha Roadliner
  2. Chip Simmons, Simmons Motorworks – 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 750
  3. Charlie Michael, Garwood – Jaded, 2002 Yamaha Roadstar

Ultimate Builder Schedules US Championship

2013 Ultimate Builder Championship

2013 Ultimate Builder Championship

The US Championship of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is scheduled for Indy on February 15 -17, 2013. So polish up the chrome for an action-packed weekend of competing with the best-of-the-best custom builders from across the nation.

The Championship is a feature of the Progressive  International Motorcycle Show. The prize money doubles with $14,000 on the line and the winner of the MOD Harley class takes home a Screamn’ Eagle 120R engine.

The International Motorcycle Show is packed to the rafters with manufacturers, vendors, and seminars. The manufacturers that will be in attendance at Indy include:

Winners at the Ultimate Builder

Winners at the Ultimate Builder Winners at the Ultimate Builder receive Double Prize Money

FREE Photo Booth @ Ultimate Builder

FREE Photo Booth @ Ultimate Builder
FREE Photo Booth @ Ultimate Builder

“We are excited to be bringing the US Championship to the The Racing Capital of the World,” said Bob Kay, Partner. “We will be seeing a significant amount of innovation and outstanding artistry.”

Custom Bike Presentation @ Ultimate Builder

Custom Bike Presentation @ Ultimate Builder Each Bike Has the Identical Presentation

Each bike at the Ultimate Builder is presented on a black mat, steel ring and a Do Not Touch sign. This allows enthusiasts to walk 360 degrees around the bike to see all aspects of it. It also keeps a barrier from the crowd.

There will be a free gear check in booth at the entrance so you can keep your gear safe and secure while you visit the show.

$7,000 Awarded @ the ProShow

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow

Biker Pros Commentary: Harley-Davidson engaged BikerPros to produce the AMD-affiliated World Championship of Custom Bike Building show during the Milwaukee Rally Weekend on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus. Biker Pros developed the program, sourced the builders and managed the event.

Biker Pros Produces the Harley-Davidson  ProShow

The Motor Company awards $7,000 in prize money during the AMD affiliated Custom Bike Show Weekend on Labor Day weekend – August 30 through September 3, 2012. It all happenwd at the Harley-Davidson Museum under the Big Top during the annual Milwaukee Rally.

  • FreeStyle winner – $2,000
  • Mod Harley winner – $3,000
  • Performance Custom – $1,000
  • Retro Mod winners – $1,000

INK CUSTOM BIKE - Biker Pros Produces the Harley ProShow

2012 ProShow Video Interviews


Interview with Scott Maeyaert, owner of INK


IronWorks Interview with Steve Earnshaw


Bandit Interviews with Steve Earnshaw

2012 ProShow Results

FREESTYLE

    1st – John Shipley, Hossier Daddy Choppers
    2nd – Iler Brothers, Hammer In Hand Custom
    3rd – Matt Drew – Cook Customs

MOD HARLEY

    1st – Steve Iacona, Iacona Custom Cycles
    2nd – Paul Richards, Native Custom Baggers
    3rd – Kurt Peterson, Sumo-X

RETRO MOD

    1st – GIO, Blacksmith Motoring
    2nd – Tonypan Sanfelipp

PERFORMANCE CUSTOM

    1st – Boyd Dingman
    2nd – Mitch Hansen, HMC Racing

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow
Make plans to attend the Custom Bike Show weekend in Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend from August 30 through September 3, 2012. The rally welcomes thousands of Harley-Davidson riders and Custom Bike Builders. The custom bike show will host 4 classes. Each class winner will be awarded a cash prize:

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow

BikerPros produces the Harley-Davidson ProShow

INK Motorcycle at the 2012 ProShow


Bandit of Bikernet.com Talks AMD World Championship

The Billet Bobber Called Rocketeer F3

Rocketeer Billet rear fender

Brass Balls Bobbers built a Billet Bobber Called Rocketeer F3 for the World Championship

Interview with Dar Holdsworth at the AMD World Championship

Rocketeer F3 Wins the AMD World Championship

Tech savvy builders create with billet aluminum because it is lite, durable and it can be machined into almost anything and no one likes the look of aluminum better than Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Bobbers. His latest award winning sled, the Rocketeer F3, features a gleaming gas tank and rear fender manufactured with solid aircraft-grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum.

Rocketeer Build Up

Holdsworth invested over 300 hours in designing and hand crafting the tank and rear fender. The tank was created in two pieces. Welding the clamshells became an arduous task. So difficult that the first tank was scrapped and the design was revised in order to ensure a water-tight enclosure. Billet is not used in gas tanks because of cost and complexity. The cost for a set of tanks and fenders will set you back the price of a Harley-Davidson Dyna. Additional fabrication includes an aluminum oil tank with billet cooling fins.

Rocketeer Billet Tank
Rocketeer Billet Tank

Building a custom theme bikes is not only a tradition; it’s also part of the Kustom Kulture. The Foremost sponsored bike has the tricks that make it standout like the rear fender that floats over the rear tire. The fender incorporates a hidden ledge that mates to the curved rear struts. The rigid utilizes a seat with an adjustable air bag instead of springs. The seat is a covered with a leather created by Hix Design.

Rocketeer Billet Tank
Rocketeer F3 Billet Bobber

The Rocketeer utilizes a Baker 2.4″ synchronous primary drive. Beringer hand controls, brakes and Kustom Tech risers and grips were selected for their quality and tech-look. The wheels are lightweight aluminum hubs & rims wrapped in Avon tires

Brass Balls spooled up a set of custom-made mid controls. Todd’s Cycle martini tail lights and PIAA head light provides illumination. A Garage Leathers’ solo bag graces the frame rail. A mid glide MeanStreet Slammer graces the frontend.

Racing Innovations fabricated the Darwin Rocketeer rigid. Mounted in the frame is a S&S Shovelhead 103″ inch engine fitted with a chain drive.

Rocketeer Billet rear fender
Rocketeer Billet Rear Fender

The 2012 edition of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is the latest award the Rocketeer F3 has won.

Rocketeer Won the 2012 Championship
Rocketeer Won the 2012 Championship

The Championship has been running since 2004 with more than 1,000 custom bikes showcased. The Rocketeer entered the Production Manufacturer class, which is based on a production motorcycle with multiple units of the model projected or produced annually.
by Biker Pros – Biker Pros provides publicity and event services.

Rocketeer F3 Wins the AMD World Championship
Rocketeer F3 Wins the AMD World Championship

Combine Nickel, Steel & an Ironhead = World Championship

Painttless

Shop: Thunderbike in Hammiken, Germany.
Name Of The Bike: PainTTless
Builder: Andreas Bergerforth & Crew
Engine: 1984 Sportster Iron
Transmission: HD WLA 750

PainTTless is a long and slim sled with curvy lines and hand-crafted parts
PainTTless is a long and slim sled with curvy lines and hand-crafted parts

The 9th edition of the AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building is a showcase of innovative motorcycle design and engineering. The show is headed up by Robin Bradley of American Motorcycle Dealer Magazine and represents one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles that are known for stunning designs, flawless fabrication and mechanical innovation.

Features high gloss finish in polished nickel and no paint… thus the name PainTTless.

Biker Pros co-produces the United States edition and works with AMD and Harley-Davidson at 3rd & Lazelle Street where all competitors converge and set up their bikes in a huge white tent. In 2012 the FreeStyle class was won by a Harley-Davidson dealership, Thunderbike, from Germany with his 1930’s salt lake racer-inspired bike called PainTTless. Thunderbike is one of Germany’s most prolific builders and has a Teutonic obsession with craftsmanship.

1984 Sportster Ironhead engine with Amal carburetor
1984 Sportster Ironhead engine with Amal carburetor

PainTTless is a long and slim sled with Art-Deco lines and hand-crafted parts that feature high gloss finish in polished nickel and no paint… thus the name PainTTless.

At the heart of the build is a heavily rebuilt 1000cc Harley-Davidson Ironhead from an early model Sportster complete with 1938 Bosch Magneto and Amal Carburettor. The transmission and primary are from a much older Harley-Davidson WLA bike. The frame and swingarm are custom built by the Thunderbike team as well as bodywork and 19″ wheels. Owner Andreas Bergerforth and his crew were working on a purpose-built engine but ran out of time before they had to complete the project.

PainTTless is the stand-out bike for the 2012 Championship.
PainTTless is the stand-out bike for the 2012 Championship.

To win the World Championship, competitors and VIP judges vote for their choice. Thunderbike, of Hamminkeln, near Essen in Germany, brought the stand-out bike for the 2012 Championship. It’s been estimated that the total cost of the build including man-hours and materials is well over $150,000.

Details on PainTTless

 

Builder Team Thunderbike
Owner Thunderbike
Location Hamminkeln
Country flag de Germany
Website thunderbike.de
Bike Name PainTTless
Year/Model 2012
Engine Make/Size Sportster Iron / 987 ccm
Drivetrain H-D 750 WLA
Frame Make/Type Thunderbike
Front End Thunderbike
Rake 36°
Stretch +2″
Swingarm Thunderbike
Wheels Front Thunderbike 2.50 x 19
Wheels Rear Thunderbike 3.50 x 19
Tires Front 3.50 x 19 Roadrunner Avon
Tires Rear 4.00 x 19 Heidenau
Brakes Front Thunderbike
Brakes Rear Thunderbike
Painter Kruse Design
Chroming/Plating A. Kruse GmbH Langenfeld

 

Thunderbike is one of Germany’s most prolific builders

Thunderbike is one of Germany’s most prolific builders

The 9th edition of the AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building

The AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building is a showcase of motorcycle design & engineering

Winners

The show is headed up by Robin Bradley of American Motorcycle Dealer Magazine

 

2012 World Championship competitor.