DALLAS, Texas - The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Dallas was packed from opening bell Nov. 8 to the awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
Free parking for motorcycles drew a huge two-wheel crowd, and the first bikes they saw were the customs from the show. The bike show diversity was extensive, with big wheel Yamaha Bobbers to Diesel customs to huge tire baggers. The Ultimate Builder competition is managed for the Motorcycle Shows by Bob Kay and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros.
See all the winners of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show here.
First Place: Daniel Sanchez of Cut Throat Customs hails from Houston, Texas, and brought in "El Deguelo," a 2010 CTC Custom that features a cantilevered front air suspension hidden under the gas tank. Paint for the first place winner was by Dustin Hobert, Harley-Davidson Airbrush Studio. The engine is a 1975 Honda 750.
Second Place: Kyle Shorey of Shade Tree Fabrications with "Priceless," a 2013 Shadetree Custom.
Third place: Nick Morale of Dallas Harley-Davidson/Live Fast Customs for "Hated," a 2012 Harley-Davidson.
First Place: Juan Gandara of Lubbock Custom Motorcycles rolled "Firm Sueno" into heavy competition. Gandara came away with first place. The 2007 Deluxe features a stretched gas tank, custom dash, custom paneling around oil tank and rear fender.
Second Place: Sean Stimel of Dallas Harley-Davidson with "Big Slim," a 2014 Harley-Davidson Slim.
Third place: Jeff Halsted for "Altered," a 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail.
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