The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) Announces the New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show 2019/2020 Winners

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Santa Monica, Calif. (December 10, 2019)  The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the second round of winners of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) sponsored by J&P Cycles, which took place at IMS New York over the past weekend. The winners will move on to compete in the championship round in Chicago, Illinois.

Celebrating its tenth successive year shining a spotlight on the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles across the nation, UBCBS is the largest and one of the most sought-after touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition features more than 300 motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour, awarding more than $70,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle, and People’s Choice. 

Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour will be invited to compete in the championship round taking place February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” To learn more, please visit: motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.

“Custom building is one of the most creative outlets our industry has to offer, and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows offer the ideal platform for builders to showcase their work on a national stage,” said Bob Kay, director of UBCBS. “Not only are the motorcycles strikingly ornate but it’s an incredible opportunity for the motorcycle enthusiast community to learn about and appreciate the unique story behind the creation of each build.”

The winners of the UBCBS at IMS New York 2019 are as follows:

 Custom Classic

  • Winner: Evan Favaro with Speakeasy Motors and painter Taylored Auto Body won with a 1991 BMW R100RT. Café racer style, the motorcycle features a stainless steel exhaust through a handmade custom tail section, custom louvered belly pans, stripped frame CAN-BUS wring, Bluetooth proximity key ignition, custom Cerakote wheels by Prodigy Performance, a seat by Fish Bros, and all electronics operate off a smart phone app. The motorcycle is valued at $25,000.
  • Runner-up: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Brad H Design were selected with a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster.

 Custom Street

  • Winner: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Letters & Liens won with a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster.
  • Runner-up: Brian Ballard with A&J Cycles and painter Dave at Slag Kustom were selected as with a 2019 Triumph Scrambler XE. The motorcycle is based on Steve McQueen’s 1961 Triumph Desert Sled, featuring a custom rear fender, undertail, number plate and light bracket by Slag Kustom, a custom 2:1 exhaust, prototype A&J Cycles TFT dash relocation bracket, custom folding license plate bracket, vintage Harley-Davidson SX125 front fender, lighting upgrades from Denali and Kellerman, valued at $20,000.

 Freestyle 

  • Winner: George Stinsman with Chaos Cycle and painter Brian Bruzzone won with a 2020 Chaos Cycle Café featuring an exhaust swingarm, custom gas tank, oil tank/fender wheels, and chaos cycle triple trees, valued at $40,000.
  • Runner-up: Ryan Coligan was selected as runner-up with a 2019 custom Turbo 100 featuring a turbocharged blow through carb setup, 100ci merch motor and evo bottom end twin cam top end. Coligan built the custom frame, hosting all-aluminum bodywork and fuel/oil cells. The fuel/oil cell is found under the seat, featuring an extremely low 14″ seat height with 26″ front 15″ rear car wheel with custom hub and a 230-width tire, and features a hurst shifter from a 1969 Camaro. 

 People’s Choice 

  • As voted by IMS attendees, Rob Adams and painter Ryan Kelly were selected as the People’s Choice winner with a 2019 RA Chopper featuring hand-built tins, Rolling Thunder frame, a Sugar Bear front end, Ultima 113 engine with a six-speed transmission, and custom metal flake paint, valued at $40,000.