The top builds at the latest Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at Texas Motor Speedway.
By StaffOctober 7, 2021
Winning the Freestyle class in Texas was Larry Curik with this 2021 Lone Star Choppers XR1525S built around a chopped 30-year-old Ness Luxury Liner frame.IMS Outdoors
Progressive’s IMS Outdoors show series has now notched the fourth stop of its 2021 cross-country tour, unfolding last week at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, and along with the weekend event’s usual demo rides, vintage bike displays, and new rider training activities came round 4 of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. The “nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition” (according to Progressive) showed incredible one-off custom machines going head to head in the Custom Street Class, the Custom Classic Class, and the popular Freestyle Class, as well as the no-holds-barred People’s Choice Award. Here are some of the winning builds.
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Taking the top prize in the Custom Street group was this customized Darwin Motorcycles Digger, owned by Danny Ratcliff.IMS Outdoors
Danny Ratliff won the Custom Street category with a 2014 Darwin Motorcycles Digger, (part of the Brass Balls Bobber series) featuring a magic touch from “Manny” the magician—a brushed stained finish that changes color from all directions.
Jason Williams’ Harley Road Glide snagged runner-up in the Custom Street group.IMS Outdoors
The runner-up to the Freestyle-winning Lone Star Chopper bike in the lead photo was another Harley, this one a 2003 H-D XL from Justin Kelly with custom paintwork by Conrad.IMS Outdoors
This super-clean Honda CL350 from Motorcycle Missions took the People’s Choice Award.IMS Outdoors
Motorcycle Missions won the People’s Choice Award with its 1972 Honda CL350. The motorcycle was built by a group of female US veterans who tore the bike down and did a complete engine rebuild/restore, ceramic coated the parts, and added custom bodywork. The restoration project turned into a custom build when a set of brand-new Yamaha R6 fork and custom triple trees were donated by Cognito Moto. The bike also features a 7-inch LED Evo S headlight donated by Motodemic, 18-inch wheels (with a donated Cognito Moto machined front hub), custom Corbin seat, and rear shocks donated from Ikon Suspension. The mufflers were also donated by Voodoo Moto.