J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Winners – Long Beach
The winner of the first round of the 2018-2019 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) at this season’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at Long Beach, California, was Brandon Holstein of The Speed Merchant, who won $1,000 for his 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob.
Now in its ninth year, UBCBS is an elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition featuring more than 400 motorcycles, and with more than $100,000 cash and prizes awarded across the IMS tour, the largest prize package in the United States. The competition will be held at all seven stops on the IMS Tour with the winners moving on to compete in the championship round taking place February 17 in Chicago, Illinois.
Winner: Brandon Holstein of The Speed Merchant - 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, featuring a handmade aluminum tail and front cowling on the Harley-Davidson – a first prototype billet aluminum swingarm with mid controls and triple trees.
Runner-Up: Shaun Ruddy took home a plaque for his 2018 Chop Deville custom motorcycle, featuring a fully handbuilt tracker.
Winner: Anthony Robinson of Anthony Robinson Gasoline & Coffee took home $750 for his 1966 Triumph T-100, hosting a 500 motor engraved with an open primary belt drive.
Runner-Up: Michael LaFountain and painter Geoff Giamarco of Michael LaFountain and Raccia Motorcycles received a plaque on the 1974 Honda CB750, highlighting a custom tank, seat and instrument panel among other custom-built features.
Winner: Jon Schroder won $500 for his 2007 Suzuki GZ250, featuring a custom-made tail, seat, fly screen and pipe.
Runner-Up: Jay Losa received a plaque as runner-up in the Custom Street competition.
Winner: Eric Bennet of Bennett’s Performance Inc. took home $750 and a $250 Harley-Davidson gift card for a 1977 Harley-Davidson frame. The water-cooled engine was the front engine out of the Jammer Streamliner that set the AMA record at 276.376 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in October 1978.
Runner-Up: Jim Carducci received a $100 Harley-Davidson gift card for his 2018 Carducci Dual Sport Gera Baja. The custom motorcycle features a 1275 cc Sportster motor, suspension travel, CNC swingarm, 2-into-1 exhaust with a LeoVince muffler among other custom build features.
Winner: Jim Carducci also won a People’s Choice award for his 2018 Carducci Dual Sport Gera Baja.