Progressive Announces Dallas Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Winners

The third round of the UBCBS showcased diverse entries that ran the gamut from restomods to clean-sheet creations

1967 Harley-Davidson Sportster
In the Freestyle category, Tom Miller won $1,000 for his 1967 Harley-Davidson Sportster, painted by Gary Queens.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show

The third round of the 2018–2019 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS), staged at the IMS in Dallas last weekend, is now in the books, and the winners have been announced. The top spots were taken by everything from clean-sheet designs to full-blown restorations and a mash-up of other styles, making for a really diverse group of winners. The lucky prize-holders will move on to the championship round in Chicago.

Hard to believe it's already in its ninth year, but the UBCBS has evolved to the point where it now offers the largest prize package in the US: more than $100,000 cash and prizes across the Progressive IMS tour. The elite-level custom motorcycle builder blowout showcases more than 400 motorcycles over seven stops on the IMS show schedule, with the championship round in Chicago taking place on February 17. For more info, visit the IMS site and check out the winners below.

1952 Harley-Davidson FL
Tim Scates was the runner-up in the Freestyle group, winning a plaque for his 1952 Harley-Davidson FL with a 42-degree rake and 105ci Pan/Shovel engine.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
1965 Triumph
The winner in the Custom Retro category was Kevin Anderlie, who snagged $750 for his totally rebuilt 1965 Triumph, which was airbrushed at Ande Air Custom Airbrushing.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
1964 Honda CYB 77 Tracker
Isiah Booth with the Moto Conspiracy nabbed the runner-up prize in Custom Retro for his modified 1964 Honda CYB 77 Tracker, which takes its cues from the CYBs of the ’60s.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
2012 Bobber Digger
Danny Ratliff and airbrush artist Ryan Townsend won $500 for a 2012 Bobber Digger in the Custom Street category.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
Ducati Scrambler
Runner-up for Custom Street was Krystal Hess with Motorcycle Missions for this Ducati Scrambler.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
2019 Harley Road Glide
Snagging the Modified Harley-Davidson prize was Louie Bailey with Lucky 7 Custom Cycles and painter Chris Fox, with this 2019 Harley Road Glide.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
1949 Harley-Davidson WL 45
Clifton Waxman and Frank Hofmann won People's Choice with a custom 1949 Harley-Davidson WL 45 boasting a 54-inch stroker motor.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
1977 Harley-Davidson XLH
In Best Chopper, Tim Simecek and Brooks Robinson of Hard Luck Motorcycles took home the win for their 1977 Harley-Davidson XLH.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
46 Indian Chief custom
The K&N Garage Builder prize went to Robert Pandya and Joe Mielke, whose ’46 Indian Chief custom wowed the crowds with custom bodywork inspired by the aviation heroes of WWII.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show
1971 Honda tank
The Best Street Bike went to Cody Russell and painter Kim Russell of Vertigo Moto for their mix of 1971 Honda tank, rebuilt tailsection, and plenty of custom fabricated parts.Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show