The J&P Ultimate Builder Kills It in Chicago, IL

The 2013 Chicago Ultimate Builder Hits the Throttle on Custom Baggers
The 2013 Chicago Ultimate Builder Hits the Throttle on Custom Baggers
The 2013 J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off in Chicago, IL on February 8, 2013 with builders coming in from as far as Dallas to compete for over $7,750 in cash and prizes. A new sponsor was added to the mix, HelmetLok provides all placing entries with a way to secure their helmets.

Chicago has always given love to Baggers and this edition was no exception with 7 big-tire Baggers competing in FreeStyle. These bikes were big and brash and had the “look” that you come to expect in these machines.

Enthusiasts were able to get their quota of eye candy as Chicago delivered the most diverse selection of sleds with Baggers, trikes, sidecars, café racers, customs, pro street bikes and restored vintage iron all gracing the red carpet.

Ultimate Builder Class: FreeStyle

Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications took the win in the FreeStyle class at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Chicago with Speedmetal. 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. This is the 3rd appearance and 3rd win with a total of $7,500 in award money going to Kyle.

The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder WInner: FreeStyle Winner
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show
The Ultimate Builder WInner: FreeStyle
  1. Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications – Speedmetal
  2. Tony Starita, Big Tony’s Chopp Shop – Peacemaker, ’12 BTCS Pro-Street
  3. Dave Dupor, DD Customs – Aventador, 2012 HD FLTR

Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Harley

Modified Harley was won by Don Robb of AR Baggers with his 2002 Harley-Davidson Road Glide that features all the goodies including a Big Bore Kit, full air ride, pm wheels, 8 speaker system, touch screen and (2) 1200 watt amps.

The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder WInner: MOD Harley
The Ultimate Builder WInner: MOD Harley
The Ultimate Builder WInner: MOD Harley
  1. Don Robb, AR Baggers – 2002 H-D Road Glide
  2. Dell Battle – One Off, Inc. ’03 Fatboy
  3. Leon Thill, DFT Trikes – Softail Trike

Ultimate Builder Class: Performance Custom

Josh from JDA Customs brought out his 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 and took the win in the Performance Custom class. It boasts a 330 10” over extended swing arm, molded tank with all custom parts built in-house by JDA Customs

The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder Winner: Performance Custom
The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder WInner: Performance Custom
  1. JDA Customs – 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000
  2. Q Ortiz, Fusion Custom Cycles – The Beast, ’07 Hayabusa
  3. Mike Fabrizi, Fornarelli Motorsports – Gorilla, ’08 GSXR 1000

Ultimate Builder Class: Retro MOD

Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles won the Retro MOD with his ’72 Bonneville called El Matador. The ’68 frame has been modified with a bolt-on hardtail with the front forks lowered 2”. The brass headlight was fabricated out of a vintage cigar tin and the taillight from a vintage brass bowl. Engine was rebuilt and sports an open primary, BNR Belt Drive and Joe Hunt Magneto.

The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder WInner: Retro MOD
The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder WInner: RETRO MOD
  1. Tony Prust, Analog Motorcycles – El Matador, ‘72 Bonneville
  2. Shawn Little, Shadetree Fabrications – Bar Hopper, ’84 Shovelhead
  3. Lucas Szwalec – Scorpion, ’78 GL1000

Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Street

Kamil Podziomski stopped GIO from Blacksmith Motoring from his unblemished record of winning every event attended with his 2005 Buell XB12R custom bike. The Buell features a custom fairing, carbon fiber exhaust, EBR race ECU, custom taillight, carbon fiber rear hugger fender, heat wrapped headers and a custom rear fender.

The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder Winner: MOD Street
The Ultimate Builder WInner:
The Ultimate Builder Winner: MOD Street
  1. Kamil Podziomski – 2005 Buell XB12R
  2. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring – El Vendetta, 2008 Yamaha Roadliner

Ultimate Builder Additional Awards

Dave Dupor of DD Customs won the Show Dog Award sponsored by Rocking K Custom Leather for his promotion at the show. Fusion Custom Cycles won the People’s Choice Award with “The Beast” a 2007 Hayabusa.

The Ultimate Builder WInner:
SHOW DOGG Wineer
The Ultimate Builder WInner:
People’s Choice Winner

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.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show
The 2013 Chiago Builders

Ultimate Builder is awarding over $100,000 in cash and prizes over our 13 event series. The big money winners to date are:

  • GIO – $8,500
  • Kyle Shorey – $7,500
  • Bruce Bolden – $3,000

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