J&P Cycles Awards $20,000 and Crowns Eight U.S. Vets as Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, awarded the title of Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building to eight U.S. military veterans from Texas. They earned the title at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show whose final stop on the tour was part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago.

The $20,000 grand prize was presented to Motorcycle Missions, a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas that uses motorcycles to help veterans and first responders address PTSD. Founded in 2015 by Krystal Hess, a pediatric and surgical nurse who found out about motorcycles while suffering from PTSD.

The new “Kings” are Sgt. Adria Garcia (Army), Spc. 1st Class Ron Harding (Army), Spc. Shayne Madison (Army), Lt. Col. Alba Melgar-C’De Baca (Army), Sgt. Andrew Pike (Army), Staff Sgt. Shawn Stover (Army), Sgt. Erik Sherman (Marines), and Staff Sgt. Cassaundra Melgar-C’De Baca (Air Force). Sgt. Garcia is a Purple Heart recipient.

“How can you not be proud of these folks? They served our country and now they’ve teamed up to create this stunning custom motorcycle. We’re honored to name them the Kings of Custom Motorcycle Buildeing,” said Zach Parham, president of MAG Retail Group.

The motorcycle, nicknamed “Porterfield,” is a 1974 Harley-Davidson donated by a veteran injured while serving in the military. The team was inspired by the style of a board track racer, a popular type of racing in the early 20th century. It features a long slim frame, a solo saddle and low, racing-style handlebars.

“Since J&P Cycles’ founding, we’ve supported people who love motorcycles. When organizations, like Motorcycle Missions, use motorcycles to positively impact people lives, it makes our jobs even more rewarding,” added Parham.

High resolution images available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n8sy8984hfpx6yd/AAA6-SbziBnn7f-E6AbFaql9a?dl=0

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2 Responses to “J&P Cycles Awards $20,000 and Crowns Eight U.S. Vets as Kings of Custom Motorcycle Building”


  1. 1 Guzzigreg Feb 17th, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Cool build! Thanks J&P for helping our Vets!!

  2. 2 MarcD Feb 25th, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    thank you for the link

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