2017 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Bike Show Cleveland Results

(Courtesy of Jeff Najar/Biker Pros) Cleveland is always a delight with the amount of diversity and innovation that we see. And this year, it was huge with a lot of energy and innovation in the Retro MOD class. Young guns spent more time and effort than money to deliver outstanding builds.

Another young builder that has been making a name for himself is Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals. His work in vertical twins gets better each year and this year he put it all together and took the point in FreeStyle and MOD Retro.

2017 Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show FreeStyle Class 1st Place

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show FreeStyle Class 1st Place

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class 2nd Place

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class 2nd Place

FreeStyle

Austin Martin rolled his latest custom into FreeStyle to compete with the big dogs and rolled out of Cleveland with a win and a check for $2,000. His XS 650 features a custom frame, 138 cycle designs front end, JE forged pistons, matching 21″ wheels, AMO stainless bar, exhaust and Lyndall Racing 2pc.fully floating high carbon crown cut rear rotor.

1. Austin Martin, Austin Martin Originals – 1976 XS650
2. Scott Colosimo, Cleveland CycleWerks – Heist, 2017 Custom

He qualified for the US Nationals in Chicago and will compete for $50,000+ in cash and prizes including a 120ci Screamin’Eagle (SE) Pro 120R engine and a Royal Enfield motorcycle.

Green Earth Technologies provides a product sponsorship in the Freestyle class with their portable power sprayer and green bucket of polishing and cleaning materials.

2017 Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley 1st Place

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley 1st Place

2017 Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley 2nd Place

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley 2nd Place

MOD HARLEY

Dusty Pine wheeled in his garage built Hot Rod that he has been working on for a number of years. It features custom molded hardtail frame and one-off “see through” fuel tank. The engine delivers 90 hp out of the 1200cc engine and 10.5:1 CR ported and polished heads, Andrews cams and Bassani exhaust.

1. Dusty Pine – 1993 Harley-Davidson Sportster
2. Wayne Raeke – Lue, 2012 Softail Slim

Harley-Davidson is the presenting class sponsor, along with Harley-Davidson, J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters provide product sponsorship.

2017 Cleveland Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show RETRO MOD 2nd Place

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show RETRO MOD 2nd Place

RETRO MOD

Austin Andrella had a great weekend in Cleveland as he took first place in FreeStyle and Retro MOD. The “Ole 69’er” features a LED Sled narrow springer, Joe Hunt Mag cantilever seat, WWII ammo box for electrical American Racing Spinner for speedo delete and a bare bones leather seat.

1. Austin Andrella, Austin Martin Originals – ‘Ole 69’er – 1969 Triumph
3. Dani Pajak, Disowned Customs – Copper Chopper, 1993 Harley Sportster

Royal Enfield is the presenting class sponsor. Along with Royal Enfield is K&N Filters providing product sponsorship in the class.

MOD CUSTOM
Tony Odom of Fancy Cycle took the win with his 2003 Hayabusa called “The Scorpion Bike.” The bike features an extended swingarm, digital mirrors and hidden exhaust. The wild paint scheme was provided by Wicked Kolor. The most unusual aspect of the build is the plexiglas cage that houses two live scorpions.

1. Tony Odom, Fancy Cycle – The Scorpion Bike, 2003 Hayabusa
2. Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras – 2016 BMW R Nine T

Condor Products provides product sponsorship for the class.

2017 Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show Best Paint Award Winner

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Bike Show Best Paint Award Winner

Best Paint was awarded to Eddie Slovensky with Mr. Classic, a 2008 Harley Electra Glide Classic featuring over 140 hours of custom Pink Floyd paint scheme and clear coat by John Kyser of Hold Fast Tattoo’s & Dan-o of Mainstreet Studios.

The People’s Choice recipient went to Dell Battle of Dangerous Dezigns with his 1991 Sportster ‘72 Style Sporty. He won a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets and $100 gift certificate from J&P Cycles.

Phillip Hudson took the Ingenuity Award for his 1980 Suzuki GS750.

The Originality Award went to Ala Yahya of Zash Blade Motorcycle for his 2017 Zash Detroit Blade motorcycle.

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Originality Award Winner

2017 J&P Cleveland Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Originality Award Winner

K&N Award winner is Jesse Combs + Theresa Contreras for their 2016 BMW R Nine T. The builders received up to $500 in product awards.

SHO DOG is awarded to the individual that works the show to promote their business and the custom bike industry. Tony Odom, Fancy Cycle won The Leatherworks solo chopper bag for his efforts.