Baggers and Choppers and ‘Busas! Oh, My! Yes, the Washington, DC edition of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was electric. Just about every style of custom sled was represented at the show with guys coming in from as far as Chicago, IL to attend our nation’s capital largest and most diverse motorcycle event.
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.
- C&C Cycle – Drug of Choice, 1996 Fat Boy
- Rats Custom – Tadpole, ’73 CB 750
- Bruce Banks – Wish, 2010 Harley Road Glide
MOD Harley Win
Adams Karns turned his shop-worn ’01 Sportster into a primo New School Board Tracker that rocks the 2012 J&P Ultimate Builder, DC Edition and features a Twisted Choppers Rear, Custom Gas Tank, highly modified DNA springer, powder coated engine and Karns Kustoms exhaust.
- Karns Kustoms -21, 2001 Harley Davidson Sportster
- GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Puro Vato, 2005 Deluxe
- Earl Laurie, C&C Cycles – Baltimore Bandit, 2008 H-D FLHX
Performance Custom Win
Garwood Customs built Alex Quinones’ Old Skool, a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, to the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in DC. It features Single Sided 300 Wide Tire Kit by C and S Custom, Performance machine wheels, Air FX Air Ride System and paint by Team Neyon. In addition, the bike runs CTS Race Front Rotor, Performance Machine Rear Braking System, Custom Spike Fork caps and yoke cap and a Custom Leather Seat.
- Garwood Customs – Old Skool, ‘06 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
- Speedworx – Saluda, 2006 HondaCBR
- JDA Customs – 2007 Suzuki GSXR
Retro MOD Win
A 1982 Yamaha XS650 named Whiskey Tango rolled into the Retro MOD class in DC and rolled out Sunday night the winner. Devon Eckert’s bike features a 2 inch back bone drop, 5 degree rake and goose necked, 5 inch extended and hardtailed with 2 inch seat drop, xs400 front fork tree and wheel swap. Additional custom touches include air ride seat, custom jockey shift, custom gas cap, custom battery box, custom tail light and pamco ignition.
- Devon Eckert – Whiskey Tango, 1982 Yamaha XS650
- Steve Campbell – Tamaqua, 1979 Yamaha Xs650
- Two Wheel Mafia – White Noise , 1980 Yamaha XS 650
MOD Street Win
Blacksmith Motoring Co. took the MOD Street win with their 2008 Yamaha retroliner / roadliner that features a 255hp 120 CI stroker kit, Turbo and competition cam. Special features include Blacksmith Retroliner front-end conversion kit, Blacksmith front and rear 3 piece steel fenders and Houdini illusion beach bar setup. The bike sports an Engraved 26 inch front wheel, 240 rear, Bandito rear airride, race tuned front suspension, 13inch rotors 6 piston caliber.
- GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vendetta, 2008 Yamaha Roadliner
- Andres Gutierrez , Karns Performance – 2000 TL1000R
- Victory of Southern Maryland – Drilled, 2004 Vegas
The Show Dog
The Show Dog Winner is Mike Davis of SportWorx. 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 $250 value.
The Washington DC round kicks off the start of the 6-show frozen tundra tour with every event above the Mason-Dixon line. The next round is in Minneapolis, MN beginning on Friday, January, 11. Custom bike entries are still open at http://www.motorcycleshows.com/ultimate-builder.
Multiple event winners include Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications at $5,000, GIO of Blacksmith Motoring with $4,500 and Bruce Boldon at $3,000.