Ultimate Builder Minneapolis: Retro designs rewarded

Publish Date: 
Jan 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - It was the invasion of the 1970s as diggers and choppers rolled into the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Jan. 17-19 in Minneapolis.

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: David Polgreen of The Wretched Hive took first with "Miami Vice," a ‘70s-era digger style sled.
The 1966 Shovelhead features an original chromoly Arlen Ness frame, 6” stretch, extended vintage Ness springer and super rare magnesium Kimtab wheels. Gas tank and fender are molded to the frame. The oil tank is hidden in the fender, and the bike features a custom exhaust with handmade pentagram tips.
Second place: Eldon Hass with "Twister," a 2011 Custom Chopper.

Third Place: Derik Skogen, Hellbent Mfg., with "Day of the Dead," a 2012 H-D FLHX.


Modified Harley Class
First Place: Pete Mason of Full Tilt Boogie brought in his 1940 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead and edged out the second-place finisher's bike by a point. Mason's bike, "Earl," is a stock frame, stock 61cu engine modified into a bobber, with paint by Micheal Geltz.


Second Place: Jason Schulberg with "Old Gold," a 1954 Panhead.



Third Place: TJ Design with its 2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.





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