NEWS FROM JEFF NAJAR from Bikerpros.com live from the Atlanta I.M.S. Show. Results from the IMS ULTIMATE BUILDER COMPETITION
Rich Worley of American Biker came, saw and ran the table with his custom sled. His ’78 Shovelhead took first in FreeStyle, won the IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award. From ‘Busas to Harleys, high-end custom paint was the theme of the show. Enthusiasts were treated with some of the most outstanding designs and creativity seen on the circuit.
Ultimate Builder FreeStyle Class
Rich Worley of American Biker took the premier class at the Atlanta Edition of the Ultimate Builder with his custom Steampunk Shovel. It’s a 2012 custom with a 1978 Shovelhead. Paint by Chirs Minichiello. It features a circuit breaker ignition, flame thrower exhaust and brass accented parts. Engine upgrades include Delcron cases with dual plug heads, port and polish.
- Rich Worley, American Biker – Steampunk Shovel, 2012 Custom
- Chris Garrison, CG Customs – Animal, ’02 Sportster
- Greg Wingo, Unknown Customs –’04 Harley Road King
Ultimate Builder MOD Harley ClassThe 2003 W. T. Customs-built Harley Night Train called El Fuego took top honors in the MOD Harley Class. The competition was stiff with last year’s winner, Michael Lewis of Violent Choppers, missing 1st place by a point.
Paint on El Fuego was administered by Chris Garrision of CG Customs. The sled features a 1550cc mil, swingarm upgrade and Springer front end. Additional fabrication was with gas and oil tank.
- Chris Garrison, CG Customs – El Fuego, ’03 Harley Night Train
- Michael Lewis, Violent Choppers – Shovel Head, ’71 FX Harley-Davidson
- Andrea + Kevin Clouse – Bling Bling, ’11 Sporty
Ultimate Builder Retro MOD ClassBrad Powell of BradBikes rolled in his Norton Streetracker early on Saturday morning for the Ultimate Builder competition. His top competitors included a Triumph chopper and a sano XS-650 café racer. When the dust settled his custom-built Norton took home the gold with one point to spare.
- Brad Powell, Bradsbikes – Norton Streetracker, ’72 Commando
- Mark Webster, MW Performance – ’77 Yamaha XS-650
- Zane + Sean Cullerton, WT Customs – Black Beast, ’64 Triumph
Ultimate Builder Performance Custom ClassPaint was on display with Uptown Grafx taking 1st in Performance Custom class and MOD Street class with bikes that featured high-end mural work. Michael Demby of Uptown Grafx brought God of War, a 2003 Hayabusa. It features a 7” tablet, sound system, GPS in left side mirror and a rear camera sync to the right side mirror. The 240 rear tire and stretched swingarm rounds out the mods.
- Michael Demby, Uptown Grafx – God of War, ’03 Hayabusa
- Kyle Shorey, Shadetree Fabrications – Speedmetal. ’12 Shadetree Custom
- Mark Garwood, Garwood Customs – Apocalypse, ’04 Hayabusa
Ultimate Builder MOD Street ClassWhen Tyler Hughley rolled his 2010 Can-Am Spyder into the Atlanta hall, he provided the Ultimate Builder with their first Can-Am in their national competition. And first time was the charm as his 3-wheel sled took the 1st in the MOD Street class competition. It features a full airride suspension and killer paint by Uptown Grafx.
- Tyler Hughley – Dark Knight, ’10 Can-AM Spyder
- Mark Webster, MW Performance – Sweet Tracker, 1973 Yamaha TX650
- Steve Studstill, Bikers Dream – Indian Born, Indian Chief
SHO DOG AwardMicheal Demby of Uptown Grafx
Steve Studstill of Biker’s Dream
People’s Choice Award
Rich Worley of American Biker
IronWorks Editor’s Choice Award
Rich Worley of American Biker