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Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Results in Cleveland, OH

Mod Harley Class

The pastel Hot Rod paint and the molded tins really grab your attention when you first look at Cory Edwards’ Sudden Impact. The lines on this ’85  FXR are smooth and clean. The Gilliland Customs’ build features handmade sheet metal, Jims Flywheel, Screamin Eagle heads and Edlebrock dual carbs.




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2012 DC - Ultimate Builder Awards Washington, DC Ultimate Builders

2012 DC - Ultimate Builder Awards
FreeStyle Class
1. GIO, Blacksmith Motoring Co. – El Patron, 2003 Suzuki Volusia
2. Jeanette Coles – Tribute to Michael Jackson, 2009 GSXR 750
3. Bruce Banks – Big Wheel, 2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX

FreeStyle – GIO of Blacksmith Motoring Co. rolled into DC with El Patron, a 2003 Suzuki Volusia and took first place in FreeStyle. GIO is our first two class winner in the 2011 – 2012 Ultimate Builder series with a win with El Vaquero, a 1977 blown Honda GL1000 Goldwing. The power cruiser features Nitrous, Stroker Kit, Big Bore Pistons, Custom Cams, 4 Degree Rake, Remote Air Ride and Performance Suspension shocks. GIO’s background is in jewelry and it shows from the jewel encrusted key to the chrome etching on the heads, bars and lights. Blacksmith Motoring Co. hails from Chicago and is making the mid-west tour with the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.


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FreeStyle Class

1 Steve Broyles, Stevenson’s Cycles –  GL Special, Stevenson’s Cycle Bobber

2 Eric Gorges, Voodoo Choppers – De Lux, 2011 Voodoo Choppers’ Bobber

3 Rob Gallo, Detroit Choppers – Detroit Black Out, 2011 H-D Road Glide


FREESTYLE – Gary Lipton said use your imagination… and Steve Broyles from Stevenson’s Cycle built the GL Special based on a number of ideas that he had in the back of his mind. The primary inspiration was his Schwinn Flyer that he rode over god’s creation as a kid. You can see that reflected in the wide handlebars. The heart of the matter is a S&S 93ci mil with fully polished split rocker boxes and cooling fins. The fins required 3 months of work to complete. Broyles used his signature glass side oil tank that is built like a wedge, brass foot and hand controls. The frame is a custom fabricated rigid bobber unit. The GL Special also sports an Evil LSD Belt Drive. As you walk up to the bike, the paint grabs your attention. It was sprayed by Darren Williams of Liquid Illusion Art.

Mod Harley Class

1 Kirk Schubert, Chop Docs Choppers, Shoobdville, 1997 Fat Boy Bagger

2 Jody Jendon, Reflections Custom Cycle, 2007 Street Glide

3 DJ Hunter, Biker Bobs H-D, PDS, 2010 H-D FLHX

Modified Harley Winner

MOD Harley – After High School Kirk Schubert’s sister received a 4 year college degree and after he graduated he received the keys to a Harley Fat Boy. Through the years the 1997 Fat Boy has gone through a number of iterations and has metamorphosed to its final design called the Shoobdville Bagger. It sports an 88ci mil with hand shift, ape hangers, lakester pipe and a sweet paint job by Ronnie Harris of Chop Doc Choppers. Ronnie also performed the fabrication work. The cherry on top is the brass shifter from the executive offices of the now defunct Cadillac Hotel.

Performance Custom Class

1 Jack McCoy, M43 Powersports – Inferno, 2008 Suzuki B-King

2 Mark Hunt, Bummer – Crazy Horse, 1974 H-D Ironhead

3 Nikki McEwen, PSYCHO Customs, 2001 Hayabusa

Performance Custom Winner

PERFORMANCE CUSTOM – Jack McCoy of M43 Powersports rolled in his 2008 B-King beast named Inferno. The first thing you notice on the bike is the true flames paint job. It is expertly applied by Centerfold Customs. The front 21” wheel on ultra-low profile tire combined with the 300mm rear delivers an aggressive stance. Hanging off either side of the front end are two huge turbos that deliver a gut-checking 550HP. Additional enhancements includes custom engine parts and an industrial-strength single swingarm.

Retro Mod

1 Steve Hollon, Gogatha Choppers – General Grunge, 1987 Sportster

2 Giovanni, Blacksmith Motoring Co. – El Vaquero, 1977 Honda GL 1000 Goldwing

3 Ron Harris, Chop Docs Choppers, Sweet Lou, 1977 H-D FXH

Retro Mod Winner

RETRO MOD – Steve Hollon of Gogatha Cycles delivered General Grunge to the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and he came away with a win in the Retro Mod class. The 1987 Sportster features items from your typical build, drop seat, canteen, infantry helmet, dual grenades and camouflage paint. Cliff Weller of Centerfold Customs provided the paint.

People’s Choice – Giovanni, Blacksmith Motoring Co. – El Patron

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Chris Flechtner Wins FreeStyle in Seattle
FreeStyle Class
1st- Owner: Chris Flechtner, Builder: Speed Shop Design, Name: Beezerker – 1965 BSA 650cc
2nd- Owner: Jay Taylor, Builders: Jay Taylor & Guy LaClair, Name: Machete, 2011 Taylorcraft Pro Street
3rd- Owner: Robert Schultz, Builder: The Drop Shop, Name: Burning Obsession, 2005 Yamaha 1700cc V-Twin

Mod Harley-Davidson
1st – Owner: Joe Cooper Builder: Cooper Smithing Co. Name: GunBaby, 1999 XL1200, 74ci
2nd – Owner: Ron Balich, Builder: Cyclpath, Name: Cyclpath Sickle, 1994 HD FLST
3rd – Owner: Eric Roland, Builder: Urban Customs, Name: Softail Springer, 2009 Harley-Davidson Screamin Eagle

Retro MOD Class
1st- Owner: Jay Bennett, Builder: Cyclpath, Name: Hummer, 1954 Harley-Davidson Hummer
2nd- Owner: Andrew Robinson, Builder: Devil Garage Company, Name: The Kagu Tsuchi Express, 650cc Yamaha
3rd- Owner: Scott Larson, Builder: Cyclpath, 1984Harley-Davidson FXWT

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2011 Seattle - UBCBS Venue

The following are photographs from the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle. The show has been outstanding with builders showcasing their rides and providing real excitement to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Some builders have invested over 1,000 hours creating their exceptional motorcycles.

Rain stayed away for a few days in Seattle and brought on a cheerfulness inside and outside the venue.

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show
Andy Miller from 3Guyz tests their Springer on the 69 Chopper

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowJay Taylor brought in Machete for the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowThe Beezerker makes the trip to the Ultimate Builder in Seattle

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowJoe Cooper of Cooper Smithing Co.brought Gun Baby, a 74ci H-D based on a 99 XL200

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowCyclpath built Cyclpath Sickle with a 1994 HD FLST

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowEric Roland rolled out the 2009 HD Softail Springer

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowBuilt by East Side H-D – 2011 Dyna

2011 Seattle - Ultimate Builder Custom Bike ShowLynnwood Harley-Davidson brought in this righteous Bagger

2011 Seattle - UBCBS John White, owner of Crazy Horse, sits on a Crazy Horse-powered 69 Chopper

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custom bike showAlways a highlight of the annual show season in Europe, and one of the oldest custom bike shows in the world, Custom Bike Show, the annual gathering for the Scandinavian Custom Bike Championship on the coast an hour northeast of the Swedish capital Stockholm produced stand-out winners for the two affiliate event Sturgis prizes that organizers Twin Club MC put up this year.

Staged the weekend before this year’s independent Harley-Davidson club federation’s European Super Rally in Lithuania, hundreds of Harley riders from Germany, Finland and elsewhere made the show the first leg of a two-weekend two event road-trip, resulting in an increased international flavor to the camp grounds and to the entries in the seven classes at the show.

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dreamachineThis year’s European H.O.G. Rally, Harley’s 20th annual such extravaganza, was staged at Biograd, on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian coast on the Adriatic.
Affiliated to the World Championship of Custom Bike Building for the second year, the event is a firm favorite on the European H.O.G calendar, attracting riders from all over Europe and beyond.

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