Garage Leathers provides the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show with a Custom Solo Bag for each SHO DOG recipient in the 12 city tour. The NORCAL winner was Gino Ilacqua.
The 2013-14 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series kicked off in NORCAL at the San Mateo County EventCenter with an eclectic and diverse group of custom sleds. Choppers, bobbers, sport bikes, pro street and restorations were all shined and polished for the tens of thousands of enthusiasts that streamed into the show.
Garage Leathers, the solo bag manufacturer for Harley-Davidson Softails, Dynas, Sportsters, custom motorcycles and choppers, builds custom solo bags that many custom bike shops use on their personal motorcycles.
Results from the NORCAL Ultimate Builder
Ultimate Builder Award – FreeStyle Class
Dalton Walker of Split Image Kustoms finished his build at 1AM the day of the show and then rode hell for leather to San Mateo to enter into the Ultimate Builder. The bike was built for his painter, Kal Koncepts, and features a custom springer and tank built into the frame. The engine is a 1984 Harley-Davidson, 84ci EVO polished with a SIK Mag. The bike is so new that it has not yet been named.
- Dalton Walker, Split Image Kustoms – 1984 Harley-Davidson
- Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studios – Widowmaker, 2007 Custom
- Jose Contreras – 2013 Chopper Pro Street
Ultimate Builder Award – MOD Harley Class
Jim Carducci Is a Harley guy and a dual sport guy… the results is a dual sport 2003 Harley Sportster. It features a NRHS 1250 Kit, Andrews and N4 Cams. It includes a hand-formed Aluminum gas tank, Ohlins suspension, custom triple clamps and custom swingarm.
- Jim Carducci – SC3 Adventure, 2003 Sportster
- Casey Johnson, Headcase Kustom Art – US versus THEM, 1995 Sportster
- Roger Vaughn – King of Kings, 2001 Road King
Ultimate Builder Award – Retro MOD Class
Bones Legacy is the result of the meeting of two “old school” choppers lovers. But not just any choppers, the “period correct ones”, the ones from the past or the ones built as they would have been built at that time. Paul Ponkov revealed his latest NORCAL Digger called Black Rainbow and he took the win. It features paint by Sonny Boy and engine mods include MAP Belt Drive, Kibbelwhite valves, Morris Mageto and SRM oil system. The frame is a stretched hand-made gooseneck which has been molded and smoothed throughout. Handmade tail light, pipes, oil tank, bars and pegs.
- Paul Ponkow, Bones Legacy – Black Rainbow, 1973 Triumph Bonneville
- Chris Carter – Falcone, 1951 Moto Guzzi
- Dana Miccer, Mutt Hallam – Hummer, 1960 H-D Super Ten
TPJ Customs is a complete fabrication shop located in Northern California. They build show bikes that are tough enough to stand up to everyday abuse but are unique and custom so they also look great on show bikes.
Bryan Schmike rolled his TPJ Mabel onto show floor and the first thing you notice is the minimal nature of the bike. Just about every piece of the big twin is hand made by the shop.
- Bryan Schmike, TPJ Customs – 2013 TPJ Mabel
- Shelby Thompson, AFT Customs – Sentoh, 2011 Honda CB 836CR
Ultimate Builder Award – MOD Street
Ric Escobedo rolled his 2007 Honda Repsol CBR 1000RR into the convention center and it made an immediate impact. It features a custom subframe, custom rear tail and the engine has had a EDR Super Sport Build up.
- Ric Escobedo – 2007 Respsol CBR 1000RR
- West Coast Hydrographix – Kandee, 2006 Yamaha R6
- Superbike Coach – MotoGP Project Bike, 2006 Yamaha YZFR1
The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is located on the silver carpet inside the International Motorcycle Show In NORCAL. 28 bikes entered the show and split $7,000 in cash awards and $500 in leather from Rocking K Customs and Garage Leathers. Get your bike into the game at www.custombikeshows.com.