Posts Tagged ‘Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show: Detroit’

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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