2017 J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis Winners

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis - Hot Bike Editor's Choice Winner

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show debuted a new activity for the Minneapolis custom bike builders entering the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show called Grease and Gears. Grease and Gears can be seen on the International Motorcycle Show Facebook page and is like being in a garage hanging out with your buddies working on your bike. Custom builders that made it to the stage included Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications, Brian Klock, Max Ness, Matt Anderson of Gilby Street Department and Cory Ness.

It was bitter cold outside but toasty in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The following eight builders have qualified for the Championship in Chicago on February 09 – 11, 2018, to compete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.

CUSTOM STREET CLASS
Dirty Girl is a 2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 that was designed and built by Vanessa Nay. It features a British Customs Low Profile Diamond Stitch Slammer Seat, BC Retro Taillight, BC Retro Chain Guard that’s been drilled-out, BC Bates Foot Pegs, BC Front Fender Bracket, BC Rear Shock Mount Plug n’ Play Retro Turn Signals, BC Number Plates, BC 1″ 4-bolt Handlebar Risers with Mule Tracker Handlebars, Continental TKC80 Tires and finished off with a BC Sleeper Pro Exhaust.

Winner – Vanessa Nay – 2017 Triumph Bonneville T120, “Dirty Girl”

Runner-up – Bill Lawson – 2013 Yamaha XT250

MODIFIED RETRO
Matt Anderson of Gilby’s Street Dept. built a 1982 Harley Davidson FXRS with a left-handed side-draft Weber carb, two rear heads, RC Nitro Wheels, S&S 4.5″ flywheels built to 94 ci Shovelhead. Additional features include a Jody Peweritz Mustang Seat, Rick Doss rear fender and Klock Werks front fender.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis 2017 MOD RETRO 1st Place

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis 2017 MOD RETRO 1st Place

Winner – Matt Anderson – Gilby’s Street Dept., 1982 Harley-Davidson FXRS

Runner-up – Chris Rotondo, Breanne Allen, The Moto Collective, 1972 Honda CL350, “Sage”

MOD HARLEY
The 2009 Ward Performance Pro Street Dyna features a Ward Performance 124 ci engine said to pump out 161 horsepower, custom rear set controls, handbuilt stainless exhaust, +6″ over aluminum swing arm, an inverted fork with custom triple trees, JRI Drag Shocks, lithium ion battery and BST Carbon Fiber Wheels.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis 2017 MOD HARLEY 1st Place

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis 2017 MOD HARLEY 1st Place

Winner – Rick Ward – Ward Performance, 2009 Harley-Davidson Dyna

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis 2017 MOD HARLEY 2nd Place

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis 2017 MOD HARLEY 2nd Place

Runner-up – Brian Klock – Klock Werks, 2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage, “Pumpkin Spice”

FREESTYLE
Dana Hallberg’s Deadline Customs built a bagger-style bike custom with a Hayabusa mill that delivers an estimated 600+ HP. Mounted low in the frame is a Garrett turbo. Additional features include a complete custom body by Deadline and Black label baggers, real carbon fiber inlays, special powder coating by race coatings, one off MAD wheels 32”, Pingal wheelie bar, custom fuel cell and radiator in bags. In all it features over 150 custom parts and chrome plating by JR custom plating.

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis - FREESTYLE 1st Place

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis – FREESTYLE 1st Place

Winner – Dana Hallberg – Deadline Customs, 2017 Misfit Industries frame Road King-style Bagger, “Goat”

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis - FREESTYLE Runner-Up

2017 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Minneapolis – FREESTYLE 2nd Place

Runner-up – Gilby – Gilby’s Street Dept., 2005 H-D Custom 2-Wheel Hot Rod, “Gilbzilla”

Additional Awards
The Tortilla Awards came together because Jeff Holt from HOT BIKE loves tortillas from Raquelitas Mexican Food in Denver, CO. In order to get a case of free tortillas, he came up with three Tortilla Awards.

Tortilla Awards – Best Paint Practitioner – Brian Klock – Klock Werks, 2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage, “Pumpkin Spice”
Tortilla Awards – Most Innovative Innovator – Dana Hallberg Deadline Customs, 2017 Misfit Industries frame Road King-style bagger, “Goat”
Tortilla Awards – Best Crazy, Cracked, Kooky Design – Gilby, Gilby’s Street Dept., 2005 H-D Custom 2-Wheel Hot Rod, “Gilbzilla”

Hot BIKE Editor’s Choice: Zack Kinsey, 1955 H-D Panhead Chopper
Cycle Source Magazine’s Editor Choice Award: Jason Schulberg, Harley-Davidson ‘48 UL
SHO DOG Award: Bill Lawson, All Wheel Bike
K&N AWARD: Chris Rotondo, Breanne Allen, The Moto Collective, 1972 Honda CL350, “Sage”
Best Chopper/Bobber: Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications
Best Bagger: Curtis Hofman, Hofman Designs, 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King
Best DYNA / FXR: Rick Ward, Ward Performance, 2009 Harley-Davidson Dyna