J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Washington D.C. Results

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

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:

Class Winners

Freestyle Class

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.

Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications – LC Speedster, Custom Sportster

Winner – #1150 Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications – LC Speedster, Custom Sportster

Robert Kelly, Bert’s Cycles - 1968 Stroker Shovelhead

Runner Up – #1250 Robert Kelly, Bert’s Cycles – 1968 Stroker Shovelhead

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.

Ross Latimer Rats Hot Wheels, 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Winner – #1300 Ross Latimer Rats Hot Wheels, 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Angelo Slano, Bulldog Army - 2005 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Runner Up – #850 Angelo Slano, Bulldog Army – 2005 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Harley-Davidson is the presenting class sponsor, along with J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters, providing
product sponsorship.

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.

Ben Davis, Legion Cycle Works - 1979 Honda CB750

Winner – #875 Ben Davis, Legion Cycle Works – 1979 Honda CB750

Hank Thibodeau, Widowmaker CDR - 83 Kawasaki GPZ750

Runner Up – #1050 Hank Thibodeau, Widowmaker CDR – 83 Kawasaki GPZ750

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
Continental GT.

Sasha Valentine, Motorelic - 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT

Winner – #1375 Sasha Valentine, Motorelic – 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT

Thomas Foulds, DIY Cycle Part - 1981 Yamaha XV 750

Runner Up – #1400 Thomas Foulds, DIY Cycle Part – 1981 Yamaha XV 750

 

Category Winners

Best Paint was awarded to #1175, Kelvin Dudenhoeffer, for Evil Crusader, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street
Glide. Paint by Sinthium Custom Motorcycle Paint.

Evil Crusader, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

Best Paint – #1175 Kelvin Dudenhoeffer, Evil Crusader – 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.

Robert Kelly, 1968 Stroker Shovelhead

People’s Choice – #1255 Robert Kelly, 1968 Stroker Shovelhead

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.

Mushu Suzie, 1983 Kawasaki GPZ750

Ingenuity Award – Mushu Suzie, 1983 Kawasaki GPZ750

The Originality Award went to #1000, Casey Harrington, for his Prince tribute called Purple Rain. The bike is
a 1981 Honda CM400A.

Casey Harrington, Purple Rain. 1981 Honda CM400A.

Originality Award – #1000 Casey Harrington, Purple Rain. 1981 Honda CM400A.

K&N Award Winner is Ross Latimer with his 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail.

Ross Latimer, 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail

K&N Award – Ross Latimer, 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.

Roy Chamberlain of C&C Cycles

SHO DOG – Roy Chamberlain of C&C Cycles

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