ATLANTA, Ga. - Rich Worley of American Biker came, saw and ran the table with his custom sled at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike competition at the Atlanta Progressive International Motorcycle Show. His 1978 Shovelhead took first in FreeStyle, and won the IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award.
From Hayabusas to Harleys, high-end custom paint was the theme of the show. The Ultimate Builder competition is managed for the Motorcycle Shows by Bob Kay and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros.
See all the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show winners here.
First Place: Worley's "Steampunk Shovel" is a 2012 custom with a 1978 Shovelhead, and paint by Chris Minichiello. It features a circuit breaker ignition, flame thrower exhaust and brass accented parts. Engine upgrades include Delcron cases with dual plug heads, port and polish.
Second Place: Chris Garrison of CG Customs with "Animal," a 2002 Sportster.
Third place: Greg Wingo of Unknown Customs' 2004 Harley Road King.
Modified Harley Class
First Place: The W. T. Customs-built 2003 Harley Night Train called "El Fuego" took top honors. The competition was stiff, however, with last year’s winner, Michael Lewis of Violent Choppers, missing first place by a point.
Paint on "El Fuego" was administered by Chris Garrision of CG Customs. The sled features a 1550cc mil swingarm upgrade and Springer front end. Additional fabrication was with gas and oil tank.
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