Ultimate Builder New York: Cold weather, hot bikes

Publish Date: 
Jan 23, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The weather report called for cold, rain and snow on the outside, but there were hot custom bikes on the inside for the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in mid-December at the Jacob Javits Center in lower Manhattan. The show offered enthusiasts the chance to see some spectacular custom bikes, according to Jeff Najar of Biker Pros.

The Ultimate Builder competition is managed for the Motorcycle Shows by Bob Kay and Najar of Biker Pros.

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

FreeStyle Class

First Place: George Stinsman built a custom bike for his client who said that he couldn’t ride it because it was just too nice. So Stinsman built him one to ride.

"The Hate Tank" is a 2014 Chaos Cycle classic bobber that features 80” Shovel  and paint by Chris Mauro. And what did his customer say after the bike won Ultimate Builder in New York? “Great, now I have two bikes I can’t ride!”

Second Place: Satya Kraus of Kraus Motor Co. for "Achuma."


Third Place: David Lamoureux of Lone Wolf Custom Cycle for "The Beast," a 2005 VTX 1300R.



Modified Harley Class

First Place: The "Firehouse Racer" by Jon Shipley of Hoosier Daddy Chopper features a Harley-Davidson 96 CI twin cam engine and hand-fabricated exhaust tipped with a 1920s fire hose brass nozzles, S&S Carb and Ultima 2 inch belt drive. Illumination comes from a 1910 Jose Lucas Carbide headlight and an After Hours Choppers tail light. The leather seat is from Anvil Customs.

Second Place: Kary Reilly and Matt Kaplan of 60 Degree Cycle with "Lanior," a 2008 V-Rod.



Third place: Chris Lindsey of Westchester Powersports for "Red Bike," a 2007 FXSTB.

More winners, continued on next page