IMS Announces Dallas J&P Cycles Custom Bike Show Winners

IMS, aka The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, just announced the third round of winners of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) sponsored by J&P Cycles. The show was held at IMS Dallas over the past weekend. The winners will move on to compete in the championship round in Chicago, Illinois.

Celebrating its tenth consecutive year, UBCBS is one of, if not the, largest touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The high profile builder competition brings over 300 motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour, awarding more than $70,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle, and People’s Choice. 

The winners of the UBCBS at IMS Dallas 2020 are as follows:

Custom Classic

IMS Shelby Combs Harley-Davidson ironhead
Winner: Shelby Combs with OKC Chop Shop and painter Manny’s Fine Line won first place with a 1975 Harley-Davidson KLCH featuring a Led Sled frame, Lightening Rod Fabrications front fork, hand tooled leather seat, foot clutch and jockey shift, and Baringer brakes and controls valued at $20,000.
IMS dangerous designz harley sportster
Runner-up: Dell Battle with Dangerous Dezigns and painter Brad H. Design were selected as runner-up with a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster featuring a sporty 72 style. The motorcycle is valued at $5,000.

Custom Street

IMS harley sportster cafe racer
Winner: Kevin Anderle won first place with a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster. The café racer custom was built from a 2006 Sportster 1200 (200 original miles found in a garage), and features a Dyna polished rear wheel, Progressive shocks, custom rear license bracket, rear-set foot controls, relocated rear master cylinder, coils, horn, ignition switch, Harley-Davidson clip-on bars, speedo bracket, aluminum seat pan, and more. The motorcycle is valued at $15,000.
IMS motorcycle missions road king sidecar
Runner-up: Krystal Hess with Motorcycle Missions and painter End Fabrication were selected as runner-up with a 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King with Liberty Sidecar valued at $50,000. The motorcycle was donated Haas Motorcycle Museum to be used by Motorcycle Missions as a therapy bike for its Veterans and First Responders. The custom build was revealed on October 5, 2019 at Adam Sandoval’s Bring it Home Ride which brought home the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s largest parade of Harley-Davidsons. 


IMS timothy scates bobber
Winner: Timothy Scates and painter Paint by Pygmy took home first place with a 2006 ASVE Bobber featuring a wishbone Springer frontend, custom-built twisted down the tube frame, gas tank, handlebars and exhaust, internal wiring, custom engraving, Danny Gray seat, 21-inch Invader front wheel, 16-inch Invader rear wheel, 1936 Ford spare tire ring rear fender, and a Hurst floor shifter valued at $50,000.
brass balls digger
Runner-up: Danny Ratliff with Brass Balls and painter Ryan Townsend were selected as runner-up with a 2012 Darwin Bobber featuring an incredible airbrush by Townsend coupled with a sleek custom build valued at $30,000.

People’s Choice 

brian emig shovelhead
As voted by IMS attendees, Nathan Carroll with Iron Vulture Metalworks and painter World’s Finest Custom Paint took home the People’s Choice award with a 2019 Hardley-A-Davidson BMF. The custom motorcycle features a stroker shovelhead, and all mounts, amps, and fixtures are handmade. The motorcycle is valued at $50,000.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour are invited to compete in the championship round on February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” To learn more, please visit

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