2017 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Bike Show D.C. Results

(Courtesy of Jeff Najar/Biker Pros)

Last Year’s National Champion, Jeremy Cupp, takes Freestyle Win in Washington, DC

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition series featuring more than 350 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each of the 7 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS). These elite-level, custom motorcycle creations will compete for cash and product prizes on the IMS Tour, including the Championship Round in Chicago.

Class Winners

2017 DC Ultimate Builder Bike Show FreeStyle Class 1st Place

Jeremy Cupp’s “LC Speedster” Sportster won 1st place in the FreeStyle Class at the 2017 DC Ultimate Builder Bike Show.

2017 DC Ultimate Builder Bike Show FreeStyle Class 2nd Place

Robert Kelly’s 1968 Stroker Shovelhead won 2nd in the FreeStyle Class at the 2017 DC Ultimate Builder Bike Show.

Freestyle Class

Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications entered his custom Sportster called LC Speedster and came away with the win with stiff competition coming from Robert Kelly’s custom Shovelhead chopper.

1. Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications – LC Speedster, Custom Sportster
2. Robert Kelly, Bert’s Cycles – 1968 Stroker Shovelhead

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 Ultimate Builder Bike Show 1st Place MOD Harley Class

What’s not to like about Ross Latimer’s ultra-cool Hot Wheels-inspired Sportster?

2017 DC Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley Class 2nd Place

Angelo Slano’s 2005 Harley Fat Boy won 2nd place in the MOD Harley Class at the 2017 DC Ultimate Builder Bike Show.

Modified Harley Class presented by Harley-Davidson 

Ross Latimer’s personal bike is a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster named Rats Hot Wheels and it took 1st place in MOD Harley. It features a Layer Custom Candy teal/ Hot Wheels paint scheme with a 1250cc Hammer Performance motor that makes 110+horsepower.

1. Ross Latimer Rats Hot Wheels, 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster
2. Angelo Slano, Bulldog Army – 2005 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

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

Modified Retro Class presented by Royal Enfield 

Ben Davis of Legion Cycle Works rolled in his sano1979 Honda CB750 and rolled out with a win. The sled features handmade fairings, GSXR1000 front end and mono shock conversion.

1. Ben Davis, Legion Cycle Works – 1979 Honda CB750
2. Hank Thibodeau, Widowmaker CDR – 1983 Kawasaki GPZ750

Royal Enfield is the presenting class sponsor, along with Royal Enfield and K&N Filters providing product sponsor in the class.

Modified Custom Class

Sean Skinner of Motorelic built the custom for Sasha Valentine. The design cues came from enthusiasts’ decision from www.caferacerxxx.com Instagram page. The bike started out as a 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT.

1. Sasha Valentine, Motorelic – 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT
2. Thomas Foulds, DIY Cycle Part – 1981 Yamaha XV 750

Category Winners

Best Paint was awarded to Kelvin Dudenhoeffer for Evil Crusader, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. Paint by Sinthium Custom Motorcycle Paint.

The People’s Choice recipient was Robert Kelly with his 1968 Stroker Shovelhead. He won a Custom 500 lid from Bell Helmets and $100 gift certificate from J&P Cycles.

Hank Thibodeau of Widowmaker CDR took the Ingenuity Award for Mushu Suzie, a custom 1983 Kawasaki GPZ750. It features a 6″ under wide glide leaf spring front end, a one-off headlight, bars, dual ram air intake, rear mounted gas tank and a 13″ seat height.

The Originality Award went to Casey Harrington for his Prince tribute called Purple Rain. The bike is a 1981 HondaCM400A.

K&N Award Winner is Ross Latimer with his 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail.

SHO DOG is awarded to the individual that works the show to promote their business and the custom bike industry. Roy Chamberlain of C&C Cycles won The Leatherworks solo chopper bag for his efforts.