Joseph “Lefty” Hyde’s 1973 Triumph Tiger, painted by Tim Becker and Monti Roach, took home first place in the Custom Classic category. Check out the skull headlight and ’60s-style sissy bar. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)
It’s the seventh round of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, and the awesome builds keep coming. The winning customs from the latest stop of the show tour in Minneapolis have been announced by the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS), and it’s another excellent group of standards, classics, and choppers. The next (and final) stop is in Chicago, where winning bikes from each round will be competing on February 9 to bring home the King of the Builders prize. When all is said and done, the elite-level custom motorcycle competition will have featured more than 300 motorcycles across the eight cities, and doled out more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.
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As we said, the big Championship round is in Chicago next week, and given all the talent we’ve seen so far, it’ll be a tough job for the panel of industry experts to pick just one winner at that event. Stay tuned, and get more info at: motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.
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Runner-up in Custom Classic was James Berreau with a 1974 Yamaha RD350 painted by John Kochevar of Collision Masters. Features include an XS650 fork conversion, custom paint, and a custom wire harness with electronic conversion. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)
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Juan Rodriguez of JR Customs with painter JP Customs took home first in Custom Street with a 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa featuring a molded windscreen, a 300-fat tire kit with Tornado wheels, and polished chrome frame. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)
Johann Jack Inc.’s 2003 Yamaha YZF-R1 packing an Öhlins shock, Brembo brakes, carbon fiber Akrapovič exhaust, and carbon fiber BST wheels was named runner-up. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)
Jordan Dickinson of Union Speed and Style snapped up first place in Freestyle with a ’47 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead painted by Relic Kustoms. The entire bike was handmade, with a one-off frame, and the gas tank, fender, and oil tank hammered from sheet steel. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)
We are digging Krystal Hess’ 2003 Triumph Speedmaster, which got the runner-up prize in Freestyle. Paint was done by Taylor Schultz. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)
IMS attendees voted Barry Zelickson’s 2017 Harley Road King as the People’s Choice winner with its unique mix of chrome and skulls. (Sam Bendall/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/)