Ultimate Builder Long Beach: Different styles in play

Publish Date: 
Jan 24, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is known for the diversity of styles, innovation and designs, and the Southern California show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show offered a variety, from ground-up builds to tractor design cues to choppers to Hot Rod-styled FXRs.

The People’s Choice Winner was Gary Savill of Silver Wraith Choppers. SHO Dog winners were Bubba of Sesto Custom Cycles and the Aloha Brothers Fab. The Ultimate Builder competition is managed for the Motorcycle Shows by Bob Kay and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros.

See all the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show winners here.


FreeStyle Class

First Place: Sam Baldi of Profile Cycles took the $2,500 first-place check with "Lost Angel," a custom 2013 build with an EVO Patrick Racing 113mil softail with trans brake, centrifugal clutch and Paul Cox seat. Paint is by One Xtreme.




Second Place: Gary Savill of Silver Wraith Choppers with his 2013 Wraith Heimdall Slammer.


Third Place: Quentin Gutierrez of Seth Slagiel/Craft Kustoms with "Twisted Knuck," a 1940 Knucklehead.


Modified Harley Class

First Place: It was touch and go for Chris Richardson of LA Speed Shop as he had finished his build of a 1959 Harley-Davdison FL in the early morning hours before the show. Since the clear was still wet, he rolled it in Saturday morning, a significant disadvantage in the judged competition.

Richardson had an idea for a Bagger, taking elements from his bobber style and combining it with a fairing and hard bag to deliver a low-slung and skinny machine that won first place. The bike features a 3-inch stretch in the rear, hand-made custom saddlebags, fairing, oil tank, gas tank, exhaust, narrowed rear fender and narrowed springer front end.

Second Place: K&N with this 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail.


Third Place: Shannon Venturo of Devas Bling with "Dazln," a 2011 Softail Deluxe.

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