The second round of the 2012 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show kicked off in Dallas, TX this last weekend with 37 bikes featured on the red carpet. The FreeStyle and MOD Street winners in Atlanta made the trip to Dallas and took the gold and the glory for the second weekend in a row. Warm fall weather and free motorcycle parking got the crowds in over the weekend.
Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class Results
Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications took 1st place in the FreeStyle class with Speedmetal. To date Speedmetal has taken two first place trophies and has won the coveted IronWork’s Magazine Editor’s Choice award.
Speedmetal exhibits an organic design that the firm is known for. The wheels, engine, brakes and tranny were salvaged from a customer’s donor bike, a Saxon Crown chopper. Then just about everything else was hand fabricated by the Shadetree team.
Ultimate Builder MOD Harley Class Results
Joseph Russell of Flying Tire Motorcycle won the MOD Harley class with his orange 2010 Harley-Davidson FLTR that features 96” engine with a Stage 3 engine upgrade. The two features that catches your eye are the paint and 26” wheel. The orange and gloss black paint was provided by Other Side Custom.
Ultimate Builder Performance Custom Class Results
Derek Johnson took a strong second place two years ago and came back in 2012 with updates like wheel spinners, frame paint and extended swing arm that was enough to move him up one position and take the win in Performance Custom in Dallas. TX. The bike features a full complement of performance upgrades and chassis mods to keep the bike planted during high speed runs.
Ultimate Builder Retro MOD Class Results
Jeff Halstead of Halstead Customs built Miss Guided, a 1974 Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster and won the Retro MOD class. Halstead built this little bobber by reimagining it with today’s technology. The thing that you notice about the bike is the integration of the design and color, which really makes the sled pop. The red rims are accented by the red strips on the tank and fender.
Ultimate Builder MOD Street Class Results
GIO from Blacksmith Motoring drove in from his win in Atlanta to show off his brace of bikes at the Dallas round of the Ultimate Builder. His latest build, El Vendetta, took the win in MOD Street. The 2008 Yamaha Retroliner is turbo-charged and rocks the tarmac with 120ci stroker that is making 200+ HP. It’s built with forged pistons, lighten crank and Blacksmith heads & intake. The bike rolls with a 26” front wheel, air ride and 6 piston Hawg Halters brakes.
The Show Dog Winner is DeMarkus Sheppard of Live Fast Customs. The Ultimate Builder Show Dog award is given to the dealer or builder that has shown exemplary effort in engaging the audience and furthering their marketing goals and objectives. The award for the effort is a biker chain wallet from Rocking K Customs Leather, a $200 value.
Leading money winners are Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications at $5,000 and GIO of Blacksmith Motoring with $3,500.
The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is produced by www.bikerpros.com. At each round of the competition Biker Pros photographs each bike and makes them available in their Flickr gallery at www.flickr.com/photos/bikerpros.