J&P Cycles is proud to sponsor the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series for the second year in a row. Last year, we handed out thousands of dollars in prizes to winners carefully chosen from hundreds of custom bikes – and we expect this year to be no different! The competition hosts five classes, and hands out nearly $90,000 in awards to the top builders in each class. Judging is conducted by industry veterans and the competitors themselves.
This year's five competition classes are: Freestyle, Modified Harley, Retro Mod, Performance Custom and Modified Street.
"The Chicago edition of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show hosted the 2014 US Championship of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show with killer custom bikes in all classes. Paul Widman of Bare Knuckle Choppers took the FreeStyle win, a check for $5,000 and is our Grand National Champion." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"Cleveland had killer sleds from The Gas Box, Hoosier Daddy Choppers and Steele Kustoms to name a few. The Ultimate Builder hosted a healthy combination of Joes vs Pros with the builders selecting the money winners through peer to peer judging." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"While the majority of the United States was experiencing extreme winter weather, the Phoenix edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was treated to balmy temperatures in the mid-70s. The Ultimate Builder is known for the diversity of bikes entered in the show and Phoenix, AZ was a treat for enthusiasts. It had a little bit of everything, including an Arlen Ness-inspired '80's era FXR, radical baggers, cool bobbers and choppers." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"The J&P Cycles' Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show headed to Minneapolis, MN last weekend for the eighth round of competition. Custom builders beat the winter blues by showcasing their latest creations inside the warmth of the Minneapolis Convention Center." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"Washington, D.C. was an exceptional round for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show as no less than seven new custom bikes made their debut. John Dodson of Gangster Choppers, Devon Eckert of Whiskey Tango Choppers, Adam Karns of Karns Kustoms and Steve Garwood of Garwood Custom Cycles all brought their latest creations. Motorcycle enthusiasts attending the show were treated to some of the most outstanding sleds in the Ultimate Builder series." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"Snow, ice and -10 degrees... Ahh Detroit in the wintertime. The roads were so bad a 20 minute ride from the airport took one and a half hours. The weather was so crazy, it included thunder snow. So you would think that the Progressive International Motorcycle Show would be a ghost town... Nope. It was packed and the enthusiasts really liked the outstanding diversity of the custom bikes in the show." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"New York Ultimate Builder weather report: cold, rain and snow on the outside; hot custom bikes on the inside. The fifth round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series kicked off last Friday inside the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The show was a real treat for enthusiasts with some of the most spectacular custom bikes seen on the circuit to date." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"Unseasonable cold and Saturday morning rains couldn’t keep dedicated Southern California enthusiasts from coming out to last weekend’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show in droves to see, touch and talk about the latest crop of motorcycles on the market. While the rest of the U.S. was embroiled in a battle against the elements that paralyzed much of the country, riders from around the Los Angeles area and beyond were at least still able to get out and ride. The weather was even more cooperative Sunday as rains subsided, resulting in another good turnout for the 2013 show." –Bryan Harley, MotorcycleUSA.com
"The J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Atlanta under inclement weather this past weekend. Even so, Mother Nature couldn’t prevent a hearty group of enthusiasts from making their way to the third round of Ultimate Builder competition and to see the latest motorcycles from OEM manufacturers. " –Courtesy of BikerPros
"The Dallas edition of the 2013–14 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was packed, from the opening bell on Friday to the awards ceremony 4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking for motorcycles helped draw a huge two-wheel crowd into the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. The very first bikes they saw when they funneled into the show were the custom sleds from the Ultimate Builder contest. The show’s diversity was spectacular with everything from big wheel Yamaha bobbers to a Diesel custom to huge tired baggers." –Courtesy of BikerPros
"The 2013-14 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series kicked off at the San Mateo County Event Center this past weekend with an eclectic and diverse group of custom sleds, 28 in all, competing for a cut of the $7000 prize money up for grabs. A variety of choppers, bobbers, sport bikes, pro street and restorations were all shined and polished for the tens of thousands of enthusiasts that streamed into the show." –Courtesy of BikerPros