The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) Reveals the Long Beach J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show 2019/2020 Tour Winners

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) Reveals the Long Beach J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show 2019/2020 Tour Winners

Santa Monica, Calif. (November 27, 2019)  The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the first round of winners of the 2019-2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) sponsored by J&P Cycles, which took place at IMS Long Beach over the past weekend. The winners will move on to compete in the championship round in Chicago, Illinois.

Celebrating its tenth successive year shining a spotlight on the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles across the nation, UBCBS is the largest and one of the most sought-after touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition features more than 300 motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour, awarding more than $70,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle, and People’s Choice.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour will be invited to compete in the championship round taking place February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” To learn more, please visit: motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.

“Custom building is one of the most creative outlets our industry has to offer, and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows offer the ideal platform for builders to showcase their work on a national stage,” said Bob Kay, director of UBCBS. “Not only are the motorcycles strikingly ornate but it’s an incredible opportunity for the motorcycle enthusiast community to learn about and appreciate the unique story behind the creation of each build.”

The winners of the UBCBS at IMS Long Beach 2019 are as follows:

Custom Classic

-        Winner: John Jessup with Team Dream Rides and painter Steven Turnbaugh won first place with a 1984 Harley-Davidson FXDG featuring a frame-up build with a fuel injected twin-cam engine.

-        Runner-up: Ava Wolff with Tobacco Motorwear Company and painted Mike Learn were selected as the runner-up with a 1984 Yamaha KT600 featuring a custom fabricated seat pan and subframe, extended exhausted, a 1979 XS750 gas tank, and a rebuilt motor. 

Custom Street

-        Winner: Dana Buch with Screamer Motor Works and painter Drifter Garage won with a 2006 Yamaha Custom Flat Track motorcycle valued at $65,000.

-        Runner-up: Mike T. with Dirtbags California were selected as the runner-up with a Harley-Davidson Rocker.

Freestyle

-        Winner: Anthony Robinson with Gasoline & Coffee won the Freestyle category with a 1973 Harley-Davidson IronHead XL

-        Runner-up: Niki Smart with A Bike Company was selected as the runner-up with a 2019 ABC 500 hosting custom work from front to back, featuring chromoly forks, frame, and swing arm. The motorcycle also features carbon fiber spoked 26-inch hand-built wheels, carbon dual tanks, fenders, and seat, and is valued at $100,000.

People’s Choice

-        As voted by IMS attendees, builder Krystal Hess and painter Real Deal took home the People’s Choice award. The 1972 Honda CL350 is the result of the Motorcycle Mission’s first all-female U.S. Veteran builder crew.

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About Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (www.motorcycleshows.com)

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® offer enthusiasts an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. Launched in 1982, the tour showcases hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for new and experienced riders, and gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, as well as hours of entertainment. The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.