Last Year’s National Champion, Jeremy Cupp, takes Freestyle Win in Washington D.C.
The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition
series featuring more than 350 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each of the 7
Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS). These elite-level, custom motorcycle creations will
compete for cash and product prizes on the IMS Tour, including the Championship Round in Chicago.
The winners from the Washington D.C. show, taking place January 6 – 8, 2017, are:
Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications entered his custom Sportster called LC Speedster and came away with the
win with stiff competition coming from Robert Kelly’s custom Shovelhead chopper.
Green Earth Technologies provides a product sponsorship in the Freestyle class with their portable power
sprayer and green bucket of polishing and cleaning materials.
Modified Harley presented by Harley-Davidson Class
Ross Latimer’s personal bike is a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster named Rats Hot Wheels and it took 1st
place in MOD Harley. It features a Layer Custom Candy teal/ Hot Wheels paint scheme with a 1250cc
Hammer Performance motor that makes 110+ HP.
Harley-Davidson is the presenting class sponsor, along with J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters, providing
Modified Retro presented by Royal Enfield Class
Ben Davis of Legion Cycle Works rolled in his sano1979 Honda CB750 and rolled out with a win. The sled
features a handmade fairings, GSXR1000 front end conversion and mono shock conversion.
Royal Enfield is the presenting class sponsor, along with K&N Filters providing product sponsor in the class.
Modified Custom Class
Sean Skinner of Motorelic built the custom for Sasha Valentine. The design cues came from enthusiasts’
decision from www.caferacerxxx.com Instagram page. The bike started out as a 2014 Royal Enfield
Best Paint was awarded to #1175, Kelvin Dudenhoeffer, for Evil Crusader, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street
Glide. Paint by Sinthium Custom Motorcycle Paint.
The People’s Choice recipient was #1255, Robert Kelly, with his 1968 Stroker Shovelhead. He won a Custom
500 lid from Bell Helmets and $100 gift certificate from J&P Cycles.
Hank Thibodeau of Widowmaker CDR took the Ingenuity Award for Mushu Suzie, a custom 1983 Kawasaki
GPZ750. It features a 6″ under wide glide leaf spring front end, a one-off headlight, bars, dual ram air intake,
rear mounted gas tank and a 13″ seat height.
The Originality Award went to #1000, Casey Harrington, for his Prince tribute called Purple Rain. The bike is
a 1981 Honda CM400A.
K&N Award Winner is Ross Latimer with his 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail.
SHO DOG is awarded to the individual that works the show to promote their business and the custom bike
industry. Roy Chamberlain of C&C Cycles won the The Leatherworks solo chopper bag for his efforts.