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Monday, 6 November 2017

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder custom bike shows

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is stopping at seven cities across the USA, and will be awarding $70,000 in cash and prizes at Chicago in February 2018.
Organiser Jeff Najar (Biker Pros) said that “Jeff Holt from HOT BIKE, Chris Callen from Cycle Source Magazine and Pat Jansen from Sin-Central will be helping to hand out all the goodies.”
The four paying classes are FreeStyle, Modified Harley (presented by Harley-Davidson), Modified Retro (presented by Royal Enfield) and Modified Custom.
Being staged at United Business Media’s Progressive Suspension sponsored International Motorcycle Shows (IMS), this season sees the cut-down seven city itinerary of 2016/2017 essentially being repeated, with three timings changed (*).

Long Beach, CA: November 17-19, 2017
New York, NY: December 1-3, 2017
Minneapolis, MN: December 8-10, 2017*
Cleveland, OH: January 26-28, 2018
Dallas, TX: February 2-4, 2018*
Chicago, IL: February 9-11, 2018
Washington D.C.: February 23-25, 2018*

The 2017 ‘King of the Builders’ was Nick Beaulieu of Forever Two Wheels, Windham, Maine, with “The Hate Machine”, an S&S 111” engined custom chopper with a custom-made girder front end, hand-made frame with pentagram downtube and axle blocks, one-off pentagram wheels, handmade exhaust with pentagram exhaust tips, custom tail section and aluminum gas tank and Baker 6-speed, featuring a BDL belt drive.
In 2015/2016 there had been 10 venues – for last year Portland, Sacramento, Miami and Phoenix were dropped, with a return to Washington DC added. UBM says that research has shown that “31 percent of the IMS  2015/2016 tour attendees purchased a new or used vehicle within 12 months of attending a show. 

“This will be the 37th season for the IMS series since its inception in 1982 and will see a return for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, with builders competing for a cash and prize fund valued at over $100,000 in total during the Tour, with $70,000 of that being awarded at the Chicago finals.”