There are no words to describe being able to take the J&P Cycles Ultimate Biker Build Off Championship win home to 8 American Patriots who served their country in order to give us moments like these. The level of talent in this competition was nothing less than humbling, and so to have our shovelhead board tracker “Porterfield” take the win was an honor.
There are so many people to thank, but first we want to congratulate the veteran builders who each week were cutting and bending metal, welding, sanding, metal finishing, tearing down and assembling this project!
Sgt Erik Sherman - Marines
SGT Andrew Pike - Army
SSGT Shawn Stover - Army
SGT Adria Garcia - Army (Purple Heart Recipient)
LTC Alba Melgar-C'De Baca - Army
SSGT Cassaundra Melgar-C'De Baca - Airforce
SPC Shayne Madison - Army
SFC Ron Harding - Army
A1C David Roy - Airforce (shop mentor and fabricator. Owner Voodoo Vintage)
Thank you Lieutenant Austin Vermillion (Navy) for donating your shovel for this project. Without you, this bike build would not have been possible.
Special thanks to our build mentors David Roy and Chris Moos for the enormous and selfless outpouring of support and numerous hours spent making this bike build possible for them.
Thank you to our parts and equipment sponsors for making sure our every need was taken care of: Cowboy Harley Davidson, Lowbrow Customs, Ranger Leather, Avon Moto, Lincoln Electric, Weldtables.
Thank you painters End Fab, Tanner Leaser and Misfit Industries
And last but not least, thank you to the endless number of family and friends who have supported us and cheered us on!