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King of the Builders crowned at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Championship

By February 14, 2017General Posts

The 8th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS), has crowned its 2017 “King of the Builders”. UBCBS is an elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition featuring more than 350 motorcycles andthe largest tour wide awards in the U.S. totaling over $100,000 in cash and prizes. The competition ran through all seven IMS shows and awarded over $57,000 dollars in cash and prizes at the championship round in Chicago and also named Nick Beaulieu as the 2017 “King of the Builders.”

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show: “The 2016-2017 J&PCycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show proved to be one of the best yet with creative designs and concepts from some of the leading builders and craftsmen in the country. We strive to support and promote the custom motorcycle building industry, and give our designers a national platform to display their works of art. We are very excited to announce Nick Beaulieu as the 2017 King of the Builders, adding his name to a prestigious list of builders who have won in the past.”

The custom motorcycles entered into the championship round were reviewed and voted on by a panel of special guest judges, including: Jeff Holt, Brand Director for Hot Bike and Street Chopper Magazines; Chris Callen, Editor-in-Chief of Cycle Source Magazine; Pat Jansen, Builder; and Carl Pusser, Builder and past UBCBS winner.

The UBCBS hosted four classes of competition, Freestyle, Modified Custom, Modified Harley-Davidson, and Modified Retro; and special awards categories, The Originality Award, The Ingenuity Award, Best Paint, K&N Award, People’s Choice Award, and Sho Dog.

The annual competition is proudly sponsored by J&P Cycles, who is returning as the title sponsor of this elite-level competition and supporting the “People’s Choice” award along with Bell Helmets, as well as Harley-Davidson, who returned as the presenting sponsor of the Modified Harley-Davidson class and Royal Enfield as the presenting sponsor of the Modified Retro class. J&M and Condor Products are also onboard as product sponsors, providing gift certificates to select class winners and runner-ups throughout the IMS Tour and Championship.

Additional brands sponsoring the championship include: Arlen Ness, Atomic Dice Studio Arts, BDL, BMW, C&S Custom, G Clean, Helmet Sounds, K&N Engineering, Kuryakyn, Led Sled Customs, Motone Customs, Rinehart Racing, Thundermax, and Vance & Hines.

Nick Beaulieu, 2016- 2017 UBCBS King of the Builders: “Thank you to the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows and J&P Cycles for giving me the opportunity to be here and providing me a platform to share my work. It’s great to be here, supporting the industry with my fellow builders and enthusiasts.”

The winners of the 2016-2017 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Championship are as follows:

King of the Builders: Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels
Bike: The Hate Machine, Custom Chopper

1- Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels
Bike: The Hate Machine, Custom Chopper
2-Wayne Burgess
Bike: Spitball Magoo, 1996 Custom Shovelhead

Modified Custom
1- Evan Favaro, Speakeasy Motors
Bike: “Ethel,” 2015 Custom
2-Kyle Shorey, Speed Foundry
Bike: MahaKala, Triumph

Modified Harley-Davidson, presented by Harley-Davidson
1- Steven Iacona, Iacona Customs
Bike: Phoenix, 1992 1200 Sportster
2-Dusty Pine
Bike: 1993 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Modified Retro, presented by Royal Enfield
1-Steve Dietzman
Bike: 1968 Triumph Chopper
2-Matt Anderson
Bike: 1982 Harley Davidson FXRS