The 2021 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show competition has crowned a new ‘King of Builders,’ Anthony Robinson. The press release below recaps the IMS Outdoors event in Atlanta, and a Southern California bonus round has been announced, with all winners and runner-ups from the bonus round qualifying for the 2022 championship. Read on for more information.
Conyers, Ga. (November 2, 2021) – Progressive IMS Outdoors, the Powersports industry’s leading consumer motorcycle tour connecting enthusiasts with top brands, today announced the championship winners of the 11thannual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS). The championship round reached a crescendo at the Atlanta stop of the IMS tour on October 31, with the ‘King of Builders’ crown being awarded to former UBCBS participant Anthony Robinson.
“Congratulations to Anthony Robinson for taking home the Championship Freestyle Class first-place prize who is crowned the King of Builders, and to everyone who partook in this year’s UBCBS competition,” said Bob Kay, director of UBCBS. “The raw talent and pure passion these builders infused into their custom bikes is remarkable and we applaud everyone who participated.”
Kay continued: “What’s exciting about this year’s competition is that it’s not over. We are thrilled to host a bonus round in Southern California during the IMS tour’s final stop along the eight-city event series, offering special prizes and features.” All winners and runners up from the bonus round held in Southern California will qualify for the 2022 championship.
Winners and the runners-up from each class throughout the seven-event competition were entered into the championship round held last weekend in Atlanta. The builders competed for the grand cash prizes of $10,000 in the Freestyle Class and $2,000 each in the Custom Street and Custom Classic Classes. All prizes are courtesy of Arlen Ness, Avon Grips, Bell Helmets, BDL, Biker Net, Black Fly’s, Cycle Visions, Dunlop, Fat Baggers, LePera Seats, and Twin Power.
Builders can still enter to compete in the bonus UBCBS competition held at the Progressive IMS Outdoors Southern California event in Costa Mesa, California, November 19 through 21. Register here to participate.
Winners from the championship round include:
• Brian Buttera took first place with a 1977 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead that features a handmade stainless rigid frame, a girder front end, handlebars, rear struts, and exhaust. The custom also hosts a solid brass rear fender and components, handmade gas and oil tanks, along with AN fittings throughout, and a handmade bead-rolled aluminum seat.
• Chris Wilson secured runner-up with a 1980 Harley-Davidson FLH that features a factory frame, drop-seat kit, an adjustable swingarm, four-speed Baker N1 hand shift transmission, and a 98-inch stroked Shovelhead motor, painted by Joel845.
• Jesse Spade won with a 2000 Ducati 750ss that hosts a hand-shaped tail and fly screen, painted by J Daar.
• Yaroskov Lutensko was selected as runner-up with a 2019 Harley-Davidson FXBB, featuring deep black custom paint with a Carbon HD Screaming Eagle, a Stage IV Big Bore Kit with accessories and black engine covers. The custom includes an assortment of Harley-Davidson parts, with front and rear axle covers, a derby cover and headlamp ring, hand grips, a shifter peg, footpegs, and a leather bag. More features include an adjustable shock, fat risers, a Harley-Davidson fuel cap, Mototeks pulley, with Metzeler ME888 Tires, a Kodlin rear suspension lower kit, and much more. The custom was painted by EXSA Automotive.
• Anthony Robinson secured first place with a 1949 Triumph T-110 dubbed “Black Coffee,” with custom-designed and handcrafted wheels, fuel and oil tanks, a custom seat, fenders, manifold, copper tubing, rear perimeter brake, controls, bars, and much more. The motorcycle rides on a 1938 Indian Jr. Scout girder frame with an 18-inch rear Chevron clincher tire and a Firestone 21-inch front tire. The custom features open hubs for visibility of the crush tubes and is engraved gold and chrome plated along with the dust covers and the taillight. The motorcycle was custom-painted by Mike Clary.
• Steven Iacona secured runner up with a 1996 Harley-Davidson FSXT featuring handmade parts, including a headlight and taillight, a rear fender strut, rear fender, fork brace, exhaust pipes with heat shields, oil tank, brake caliper brackets, engine mount, gas tank, electrical box and battery. The Craft Tech frame is highly modified and hosts fully adjustable Progressive front and rear suspensions, Brembo radial calipers and hand controls, and machined Harley-Davidson 39mm fork legs. The stainless ridge tubing is hand bent and polished for brake, oil, and clutch lines. The engine is fully modified and polished, along with a polished transmission. The custom was painted by Robert Pradke.
To learn more about the competition and to register as a participant, visit here.
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