Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications Named King of the Builders at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder US Championships

April 15, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder US Championship winner builds family values and show-stopping bikes.

By Tyler Ludlow, Shop photos by Harleigh Cupp, “Seven” bike photography by Michael Allen

For the winners, The J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Championship has been well known to come with a certain set of… side effects. When builders win this event, they are instantly in-demand: the bikes, the parts, and most importantly, their time. Jeremy Cupp, the winner of the 2016 J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Championship, refers to it as the “Michael Jordan Effect”.

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Ever since his J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder win in 2012, LC Fabrications custom part line has been flourishing. “There are highs and lows, … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Event Recap: Giddy Up 2016

March 29, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

How do you sum up a time warp?  The Giddy Up show was a true throwback to the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s from the vintage motorcycles to the look and feel of the attendees. This grassroots bike rally was born when five friends got together with the same mindset, to create the best vintage chopper show in Texas.  Giddy Up first kicked off in 2014 and from the looks it has already outgrown its current venue, River Road Ice House. Last year there were 6500 attendees, and this year I would say it might have been topping 8,500.

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The River Road Ice House is about 2 miles off of a … Continue Reading

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We talk Indian Scout with J&P Cycles MOD Custom Champion Bill Dodge in Daytona

March 25, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer


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I met up with Greg “Edge” Scheuer, Producer of the Smoke Out Rally in Rockingham, NC, at his house in South Carolina and motored down to Daytona, FL for the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week.

Edge is the mad ringmaster of the chopper world and produces wild entertainment at the Smoke Out like mini bike races where you are disqualified if you don’t wear a super hero costume.

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If you are into custom Choppers and Bobbers then the place to be in Daytona Beach is at Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Chopper Show, which is sponsored by the Horse Backstreet Chopper Magazine team. Willie’s … Continue Reading

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2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder U.S. Championship

February 29, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the leading traveling motorcycle builder competition in the U.S. featuring the largest tour wide offering of cash and prizes and attracting nearly 400 custom motorcycles from coast-to-coast. It’s the custom show inside the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® awarding over $100,000 in cash and product prizes during the 2016 IMS Tour.

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The 2016 U.S. Championship Round featured a total cash and prize package of more than $51,000 and drew the largest crowd in the series at Chicago IMS on Valentine’s Day. Builders from New York, Florida, NorCal and the Midwest all made their way through … Continue Reading

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2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Update: Phoenix AZ

February 23, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer


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It was a blustery 82 degrees in Phoenix, AZ as the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Circus rolled into University of Phoenix Stadium as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Phoenix was the final stop in the 10 stop series and showcased one of the most diverse selections of custom sleds including Ducati, Vincent, BMW, trikes, Harley-Davidson baggers, scramblers, choppers and bobbers.

At each show Jeff Holt of HOT BIKE selects his two favorite bikes and in Phoenix he selected the FreeStyle winners with Lupe Aguayo’s 2014 Road King receiving the HOT BIKE Editor’s Choice award and Ryan Gore’s 1977 … Continue Reading

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2016 Chicago Winners at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

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February 17, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer


 

56 custom bike builders wheeled into Chicago to compete for the combined Chicago / US Championship J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rounds. Builders from New York, Miami and NorCal all made their way to the bone chilling cold to showcase the best their creativity had to offer.

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Some of the greatest up-and-comers and established artists of the 2 wheel persuasion where in attendance including Evan Favaro, George Stinsman, Steve Iacona, Cory Ness, Dave Dupor, Jon Shipley, Will Ramsey, Kyle Shorey and Art Steele to name a few.

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show FreeStyle Class – The winner … Continue Reading

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2016 Minneapolis Winners: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

February 9, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer


 

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show circus rolled into Minneapolis with the weather in the low 30’s. Locals were happy because it was a warming trend in the city. When we rolled out it was frosty 12 degrees.

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Even though it was Super Bowl 50 weekend, the show was packed with enthusiasts. The bikes were outstanding with the MOD Retro class full of interesting and diverse custom sleds.

Jeff Holt selected Poncharello, a Union Speed & Style custom sled, built by Jordan Dickinson for the HOT BIKE award.

MN-EditorsChoice-HotBike-250-JordanHe then selected Swamp Witch built by Pete Mason for Street Chopper Continue Reading

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Redemption Renews Jesse Srpan’s Body and Soul

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February 4, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer


 

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Jesse Srpan owns Raw Iron Choppers and is grabbing success by the handlebars as one of the youngest professional bike builders in the industry. Being young doesn’t mean simple designs because he builds some of the coolest custom sleds.

Jesse is not new to the Ultimate Builder, he won 1st place in Freestyle in 2015 and 1st place in MOD Retro in 2013. When not building bikes he is a welder, teacher and master fabricator. You might recognize him as he won the Discovery Channel BikerLive television show.

It all started when he was a kid and watched Motorcycle Mania and … Continue Reading

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2016 Cleveland Winners: Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

February 2, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer


 

Last year Cleveland got a pounding and the Polar Vortex had just begun to extend its icy fingers down from the Great White North. This year the weather was a balmy 60 degrees and the vortex is remembered like yesterday’s news.

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Lines snaked outside the entrance into the International Motorcycle Show at the IX Center in Cleveland. The quality of the custom builds were stellar this year. It’s unfortunate that there is only 1 winner in each of the four classes as there were so many deserving motorcycles.

Dell Battle won the Hot Bike Editor’s Award for his 1991 Sportster named 72 … Continue Reading

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Speed Foundry Success Plan: Start Cowgirl Ugly & End Up Custom

January 29, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

Kyle Shorey of Speed Foundry had a plan…

To find the ugliest looking used Softail and make it cool. Can it be done easily? Does Kyle have a plan?

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Well, I had to find out so the day before the 2016 Dallas edition of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show I headed out to his shop at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, Texas. It was a cold and overcast day in North Texas and the hangar that Speed Foundry resides in offered little shelter from wind whipping in from the North.

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I rolled in to hear about Pinkie, a 1991 bitter and twisted Softail Standard with just 9000 … Continue Reading

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