The winners of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, have been announced! Whether an amateur or a pro when it comes to building bikes, there is undeniable talent in the participants of the UBCBS each year, and this year is no exception. Take a closer look at their builds and get more detailed information in the press release below.
Carlisle, PA. (September 13, 2021) – Progressive IMS Outdoors, the Powersports industry’s leading consumer motorcycle tour connecting enthusiasts with industry leading brands, today announced the winners of the 12th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) held last weekend at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania, the third stop on the eight-city tour. UBCBS has a rich history as the nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition, featuring hundreds of motorcycles and offering the chance to win tens of thousands in cash and prizes across the 2021 IMS tour.
“We designed the competition to spotlight professional and amateur builders alike, attracting world-class builders at each stop along the tour that come to showcase their rolling works of art. Not only do the participates receive well-deserved recognition, but the custom motorcycles on display provide event attendees the opportunity to engage with some of the finest customs across the U.S.,” remarked Bob Kay, director of UBCBS.
Each stop along the tour holds a competition at the event comprised of three classes – Custom Street Class, Custom Classic Class, and Freestyle Class – and the People’s Choice Award. Winners from each category are entered into the championship round held in Atlanta, competing for the grand prize and renowned title: King of Builders.
“Congratulations to the winners in Pennsylvania—this region has a remarkable group of builders, with unique and custom bikes that reflect each builder’s story. We are still accepting applications for the upcoming five cities and welcome all creatives and builders to be a part of the fun,” continued Kay.
Submit an application to participate in the upcoming competitions here: https://motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.
Winners from IMS Pennsylvania include:
- Tom Keefer won with a Harley-Davidson FL. This full custom classic was rebuilt from a 1944 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead with a rigid frame and GSX-R inverted forks with shaved. The bike includes a 6-speed transmission, a 2-inch belt drive, custom mid controls, and BST carbon fiber wheels.
- Greg Carter was the runner up with his Harley-Davidson-based Boardtracker with a Boardtracker choppers frame, leaf-spring front end, and perimeter brakes.
- Tom Keefer won with a 2001 Harley-Davidson Dyna frame, S&S 124 engine, and Kawasaki ZX6 inverted front end. The custom paint by Keith Hanson featured a 24-carat gold leaf within the paint along with hand-painted pinstripes. Some of the elements include Galfer floating brake rotors with Nissin calipers. and Suzuki V Strom wheels. The bike was built in 2015.
- Jonathan Parmer and his 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe was selected as runner up. His bike featured Xecution style fenders & tank dash, a C&C custom seat, RC components wheels, Thunderbike customs handlebars, Evil Twin engine build, HPI throttle body, Arlen Ness air cleaner & grips, Cyclesmith floorboards, and Custom Dynamics strut lights.
- Bobby Shakal was also runner up with a 2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. The bike sports stretched bodywork and big wheels.
- Jack Deagazio won with his 1964 Harley-Davidson Chopper, custom painted by Mo Diaz, with engraving, twisted parts, specialty plating, polishing and a silver Harman girder fork.
- John Humphrey was named runner up with a completely custom bike sitting on a one-off 23-inch front wheel, 21-inch rear wheel, 131 H&L motor, and hand-hammered aluminum sheet metal made by John along.
- Larry Collette won the People’s Choice award with his radical 1951 Harley-Davidson FL.
To learn more about the competition and to register as a participant, visit here.