Custom motorcycle builders from around the Pacific Northwest competed in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle last weekend.
Freakshow Choppers made the trip down from Shawnigan Lake, BC, to win the Freestyle class in the Seattle Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show for its 2012 Pro-Street custom called ‘Santa de Muerte.’
When you think of Seattle, rain and cold weather comes to mind. Well, the weather didn’t disappoint this past weekend, but who knew that the people were so warm and friendly? The custom bikes entered in the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle didn’t disappoint either as all five classes had innovative and well-built bikes throughout. Freakshow Choppers came down from Canada to make their presence known while adding an international vibe to the fifth round of the series.
The competition in the FreeStyle class was fierce with a high-level of fit and finish and attention to detail displayed by all of the competitors. In the end, it was Freakshow Choppers that took the trophy and the big $2500 first prize check. Freakshow Choppers brought its “Santa de Muerte” ( Saint of the Dead) 2012 Pro-Streeter to the Ultimate Builder Show in Seattle, a stretched-out custom featuring an S&S 124” twin cam with T-Man Stage 4 Heads. The chassis has been hand-built and raked while it sports front and rear air ride, a single-sided swingarm and custom wheels.
1. Jay, Freakshow Choppers – Saint of the Dead, Freakshow Choppers
2. Mike Fobes – Twisted Evil, ’11 Fobes Twisted
3. Bear – Hellboy, ’09 Anarchy MoCo
Dorian Kelly rolled “Jon Doe” into the Seattle Convention Center to battle in what turned out to be the most competitive class of the weekend. Just about any of the competitors could have taken 1st place, the caliber of competition was that close. Many of the judges commented on the winning Harley’s flawless paint and classic black and chrome color scheme. Russ Foy of Custom Classic is the man responsible for the paint. The bike features air ride suspension, Carlini bars, custom exhaust, extended bags, fenders and a diamond cut motor. Ride Wright provides the wheels, PM takes care of braking and Danny Gray built the gator seat.
Dorian Kelly’s 2005 Road King Classic features air ride suspension, Carlini bars, extended bags and fenders, custom exhaust and diamond-cut cylinder heads.
Geoffrey Rossi’s 2012 Full Custom, winner of Seattle’s Performance Custom class, is based on a Ducati DS1000.
Mike Boehlke’s 1953 H-D FL called ‘The Deuce’ edged out a ’71 Triumph by a mere point to win the Retro Modified class in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Seattle.
Premium Custom Cycles swept the top two spots in the Modified Street class in Seattle, this 2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R good for first place.
1. Dorian Kelly, Cycle Path / Megal Kelly – Jon Doe, ’05 Road King Classic,
2. Lorenzo Marr, Urban Custom Bikes – Usain Bolt, ’10 H-D FLHR
3. Freddie Manning, Urban Custom Bikes – 2003 H-D FLSTS
Geoffrey Rossi competed with “Build 43,” his 2012 Full Custom Ducati sportbike based on a DS1000. It contains all the HI-PO goodies cradled in a fully custom Ducati-red frame. Additional features include a BST Carbon rear wheel, GSX-R Frame, wire loom, Watson LED blinkers and MotoGadget instruments.
1. Geoffrey Rossi – Build 43, 2012 Full Custom
2. Premium Custom Cycles – 503 Jericho, 2004 Yamaha R1
3. David Clark, Premium Custom Cycles – Untamed Busa, 2009 Hayabusa
“The Deuce” takes the Retro Modified title in Seattle. The last Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show of 2012 ends with a bang as the hotly contested class saw Mike Boehlke and his 1953 Harley-Davidson FL taking the win from Hell Mutts 1971 Triumph by a single point. The 74 cubic-inch Panhead features custom pan covers with S&S heads. It sports a bobber chassis with hand-built exhaust, taillight assembly, shaved gas tank and custom sheet metal.
1. Mike Boehlke – Deuce, ’53 H-D FL
2. Billy Davis, Hell Mutts – Jaded, ’71 Triumph
3. Andrew Robinson – The Stingray, ’65 triumph
Greg Whiteside of Premium Custom Cycles brought four bikes to the Ultimate Builder Seattle show and came away with a win with Ms. Carolina, a 2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R with Paint by Punk.
1.Danielle Veney, Premium Custom Cycles – Ms. Carolina, 2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R
2.Eddie Castro, Premium Custom Cycles – Reddy, 2007 GSX-R600
3.Steve Hegel – Hurri-Kane, 2008 Triumph Rocket III
Jessica of Urban Custom Bikes won the Show Dog Award sponsored by Rocking K Custom Leather for her tireless promotion on the show floor and for her ability to engage the audience and to promote her business.
The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by www.bikerpros.com. The show takes a couple of weeks off for the holidays before firing up again in the new year for the next round in Washington, D.C., January 4-6.