The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) Announces the Chicago J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show 2019/2020 Tour Winners
Santa Monica, Calif. (February 9, 2020) – The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the final round of winners of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS), sponsored by J&P Cycles, that was held in Chicago, Illinois. The winners will move on to compete in the tour-wide championship round that is set to take place Sunday, February 9 at IMS Chicago.
Celebrating its tenth consecutive 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 2019/2020 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 tour were invited to compete in the championship round for a chance to be crowned the “United States Champion.” 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 Chicago 2020 are as follows:
- Winner: Angel Perez of Motorcycle Mania Inc. with painter Kona Chris Paint won first place with a 1975 T500 Titan. The custom motorcycle featured a GSXR front end, Jemco pipes, Fenthal bars, Brembo brakes, and a lithium battery. The bike is appraised at $15,000.
- Runner-up: Jake Shellito with painter Jake Shellito was selected as runner-up with a 1974 Yamaha RD350. The motorcycle featured a handmade oil tank and tail section, a Yamaha R5 fuel tank, handmade signals and brake lights, hand fabricated foot controls, a shaped and upholstered seat, the engine side covers were machined and powder coated, and more. The bike is appraised at $10,000.
- Winner: Chuck Conrick of DA Performance with painter NSD Paintwerks won first place with a 2010 Harley-Davidson Road King. The custom motorcycle featured a 120R engine, lay frame with a single wishbone down tube, and handmade steel fenders and tank. The bike is appraised at $100,000.
- Runner-up: Lake Shore Harley-Davidson with painter Billy Hoth was selected as runner-up with a 2016 Harley-Davidson XL883N. The motorcycle featured Harley-Davidson Rail collection paint, a Gas Box plate mount, Burly Stiletto shocks, a Burly Brat seat, MX pegs, Scrambler handlebars, Super Trapp exhaust, an LED light bar, and more. The bike is appraised at $20,000.
- Winner: Buddy Collins of Buds Vintage Cycles & Barghest Motive won first place with a 1983 Harley-Davidson custom. The motorcycle featured a custom reverse leaning trike, handmade frame and body, a leather-wrapped body and suspension seat, split and shaped rocker boxes — all handcrafted by a single craftsman. The bike is appraised at $60,000.
- Runner-up: Rich Hicks of DD Custom Cycle with CPV Custom Painted Vehicles was selected as runner-up. The custom motorcycle featured a fat tire, a custom FXR fairing, a coated motor, hidden controls, a steel fender, and stainless exhaust. The bike is appraised at $75,000.
- As selected by IMS Chicago attendees, Bryant Bhatmon Levant of Ryteontyme took home the People’s Choice award with a 1971 Volkswagen Trike that featured a four-passenger strike with stereo LED lights, .50 replica ice cooler with a surround video camera system, a luggage rack, and more. The trike is appraised at $15,000-$20,000.
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