Kyle Shorey of Speed Foundry took the win in the FreeStyle class of the J&P Ultimate Builder show as the IMS series went to Dallas, with ‘My Pal’.
A 1979 Harley-Davidson FX sled, it features a metal flake cream paint job with brass accents throughout. Kyle built the handlebars, custom grips, footboards, handshift shift gate, dash and exhaust himself. The Texan took home a check for $2,000.
He will be heading to Chicago for the US Championship and to compete for the “KING of the Builders” award and a share of the $50,000 in cash and prizes on offer there.
Runner-up was Junior Burrell, Retro Moto, with ‘The Bee Hotch’, a 1978 Yamaha Sr500.
The Modified Harley class win was taken by Dell Battle, of Dangerous Dezigns/Snake Alley, Chicago, with a 1991 Sportster, with Young Lace, Power House Custom Cycles, taking second place with ‘Ecstasy’.
The black and red paint on Dell Battle’s 1991 Sportster is eye-catching and features include billet wheels, custom exhaust, intake, custom tank, controls and swingarm. Air ride front and back allows the bike to look aggressive while at rest.
Harley-Davidson is the presenting class sponsor, with J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters providing product sponsorship.
Roy Martin of Roy’s Toys took the Modified Retro win with ‘Warrior Voices’, built for a charity of the same name. Proceeds from this raffle bike provides veterans with training to assist them in getting back in the workforce.
The 1979 Ironhead Shovel rigid features a torpedo headlight and matching grips, Harley-Davidson hand controls with a brushed finish, switch deletes by LC Fabrications, ammo cans for saddlebags, a brass microphone converted to a taillight, Shovel motor with split rocker boxes and springer front end, with powder-coat by Pristine Powdering.
Runner-up was Ron Pearce with ‘CB500 Café’, a 1972 Honda CB500. Royal Enfield is the presenting class sponsor, with K&N Filters providing product sponsorship in the class.
The Modified Custom class win was taken by Motone Customs, who were contracted for a custom build from Speed Foundry of Texas. Kyle Shorey’s ‘MahaKala’ is a 2004 T100 Triumph, with a seat fabricated by Working Man Customs. Tony Lewis of Eurosports Cycles provided overbore, porting and polishing of the heads. Cycles One fabricated the hard tail, and the gas tank was sourced from the Motone Customs parts bin. The metal work was completed by Speed Foundry, and paint is by Liquid Illusions.
Runner-up was Chop Shop Motorsports with their 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster.
|The People’s Choice and Ingenuity award went to Bryan Stalcup for his custom ‘Convertible’ – it changes from a cruiser to a sportbike at the touch of a button!|
|The Originality award went to Tim Scates for his ‘El Dorado’ |
1972 Moto Guzzi based 850 Bobber
|Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications won the FreeStyle class with LC Speedster at the prior weekend’s Washington DC J&P Ultimate Builder/IMS event, having come second in New York|