PHOENIX, Ariz. -- While the majority of the United States experienced extreme winter weather, the Phoenix edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show was treated to balmy temperatures in the mid-70s.
Entries in Ultimate Builder Phoenix included an Arlen Ness inspired 80s-era FXR, Radical Baggers and bobbers and choppers.
At each J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder show, more than $8,000 in cash and prizes is spread over five classes with a grand total of more than $100,000 awarded in the series. The Ultimate Builder competition is managed for the Motorcycle Shows by Bob Kay and Jeff Najar.
In Phoenix, Shannon Venturo won the People's Choice Award with her 2011 Softail Deluxe called Dazln. SHO DOG Awards were given to Caren Cooper and Shannon Venturo. Cooper won the Garage Leathers solo bag and Venturo won the Rocking K Custom Leather chain wallet.
See all the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show winners here.
First Place: Sam Baldi took first and the $2,500 check with "Lost Angel," a custom 2013 build with an EVO Patrick Racing 113 mil softail with trans brake, centrifugal clutch and Paul Cox seat. Paint is by One Xtreme.
Second Place: Caren Cooper of Big Sky Motorcycle with "Fire & Ice," a 2012 Big Sky Bobber.
Third Place: Bill Nethercutt of Hatred Customs for "Confused," a 2008 Harley-Davidson Streetglide.
Modified Harley Class
First Place: Joe Watts of Knucklehead Cycles finished his MOD Harley custom build just hours before the kickoff of the Phoenix inaugural. His effort was rewarded with the $1,500 check for "Negra," a 1986 Softail.
Second Place: Shannon Venturo for "Fatty Girl," a 2014 Break Out.
Third Place: Jeff Five of Bob’s Cycle Supply for "Apple Crate," a 1988 FXR.
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