SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the third round of winners of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) sponsored by J&P Cycles, which took place at IMS Dallas over the past weekend. The winners will move on to compete in the championship round in Chicago, Illinois.
Celebrating its tenth consecutive year shining a spotlight on the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles across the nation, UBCBS is the largest and one of the most sought-after touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition features more than 300 motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour, awarding more than $70,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle and People’s Choice.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour will be invited to compete in the championship round taking place February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” To learn more, please visit: motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.
“Custom building is one of the most creative outlets our industry has to offer, and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows offer the ideal platform for builders to showcase their work on a national stage,” said Bob Kay, director of UBCBS. “Not only are the motorcycles strikingly ornate but it’s an incredible opportunity for the motorcycle enthusiast community to learn about and appreciate the unique story behind the creation of each build.”
The winners of the UBCBS at IMS Dallas 2020 are:
- Winner: Shelby Combs with OKC Chop Shop and painter Manny’s Fine Line won first place with a 1975 Harley-Davidson KLCH featuring a Led Sled frame, Lightening Rod Fabrications front fork, hand tooled leather seat, foot clutch and jockey shift, and Baringer brakes and controls valued at $20,000.
- Runner-up: Dell Battle with Dangerous Dezigns and painter Brad H. Design were selected as runner-up with a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster featuring a sporty 72 style. The motorcycle is valued at $5,000.
- Winner: Kevin Anderle won first place with a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sporster. The café racer custom was built from a 2006 Sportster 1200 (200 original miles found in a garage), and features a Dyna polished rear wheel, Progressive shocks, custom rear license bracket, rear-set foot controls, relocated rear master cylinder, coils, horn, ignition switch, Harley-Davidson clip-on bars, speedo bracket, aluminum seat pan, and more. The motorcycle is valued at $15,000.
- Runner-up: Krystal Hess with Motorcycle Missions and painter End Fabrication were selected as runner-up with a 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King with Liberty Sidecar valued at $50,000. The motorcycle was donated Haas Motorcycle Museum to be used by Motorcycle Missions as a therapy bike for its Veterans and First Responders. The custom build was revealed on October 5, 2019 at Adam Sandoval’s Bring it Home Ride which brought home the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s largest parade of Harley-Davidsons.
Winner: Timothy Scates and painter Paint by Pygmy took home first place with a 2006 ASVE Bobber featuring a wishbone Springer frontend, custom-built twisted down the tube frame, gas tank, handlebars and exhaust, internal wiring, custom engraving, Danny Gray seat, 21-inch Invader front wheel, 16-inch Invader rear wheel, 1936 Ford spare tire ring rear fender, and a Hurst floor shifter valued at $50,000.
- Runner-up: Danny Ratliff with Brass Balls and painter Ryan Townsend were selected as runner-up with a 2012 Darwin Digger Bobber featuring an incredible airbrush by Townsend coupled with a sleek custom build valued at $30,000.
As voted by IMS attendees, Nathan Carroll of Iron Vulture Metalworks and painter World’s Finest Custom Paint took home the People’s Choice award with a 2019 Hardley-A-Davidson BMF. The custom motorcycle features a stroker shovelhead, and all mounts, amps, and fixtures are handmade. The motorcycle is valued at $50,000.
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