Progressive IMS Outdoors announced the Southern California winners of the 11th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS). The event series wrapped the 2021 tour this past weekend in Costa Mesa, California, holding a bonus round of the competition and selecting winners and runners-up that will qualify for the 2022 championship.
“The competition in Southern California was an excellent ending to an incredible year,” said Tracy Harris, senior vice president of Progressive IMS Outdoors. “The raw talent and pure passion these builders infuse into their custom bikes is remarkable, and we applaud everyone who participated. We’re proud to celebrate the hard work and artistry these builders put into their bikes and showcase the creative side of our sport.”
Winners of the Custom Street, Custom Classic and Freestyle categories took home $500 to $1,000 in cash from Progressive IMS Outdoors, plus prizes from Black Flys sunglasses. The People’s Choice winner received a pair of Black Flys sunglasses in addition to $500, courtesy of Gasoline and Coffee. The runners-up from the Custom Classic, Custom Street and Freestyle categories won an Arlen Ness Air Cleaner, Vance and Hines Exhaust and Rinehart Racing Exhaust respectively. All Southern California prizes were provided by Arlen Ness, Vance and Hines, Rinehart Racing, Black Flys sunglasses, and Gasoline and Coffee.
Winners from the Southern California round include:
Jon MacDowell took home first place with a 1967 Triumph stripped-down TR6R hard tail. The bike featured front and rear running Shinko 705 tires, dual Amal carbs with hard lines, custom drag bars and footboards, a foot clutch with a jockey shift and cupronickel hard lines. The lowbrow oil tank includes a modified original triumph gas tank with a Joe Hunt magneto, a Patina frame and antiqued brass and aluminum parts.
Dustin Kott secured runner-up with a 1979 Kawasaki KZ750 that features a CB750 Swing Arm, a GSXR front end and a custom-built seat and rear set with paint by Cali Paint Co.
Mikey Loko won with a 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide with a Rose Gold Bagger.
Dustin Kott secured runner-up with a 2006 Triumph Speedmaster, featuring a reversed cylinder dead and Mono-Shock conversion. The motorcycle hosts a custom subframe, a shaped aluminum tank and custom fairing with paint by Bryan Collins and Cali Paint Co.
Mark Shell secured first place with a 2018 completely custom bike that featured a custom floorboard shifter and brake, and titanium pipes. The custom paint was done by Creative Auto.
Yuanda Xu took home runner-up with a 1966 Harley-Davidson Softail, featuring a stretched wing arm by Chassis Design, custom girder forks by Voodoo Fabrications and a platinum air ride. More features include One-Offs pipes, handlebars, fairing, air dam, oil tank and seat. The bike has custom paint by Jon Schroder.
Lily Karapetyan secured the People’s Choice award with a 2019 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim, with all body work performed with fiberglass, added bags and fairing, LED lights, raised handlebars and a custom seat. The bike was custom painted by Karapetyan.