Chicago, Ill., Feb. 19—Last weekend the Motorcycle Missions entry took first place in the National Championship. The bike features a 1974 Shovel mil in a custom boardtrack frame. The little bike boasts a custom front end, exhaust and fenders.
Motorcycle Missions, founded by Krystal Hess, is a non-profit corporation helping veterans and first responders who deal with PTSD and suicidal ideation find hope and healing through motorcycles. Eight veterans of Motorcycle Missions built the winning motorcycle as part of Motorcycle Missions build mentorship program.
- #2025 Motorcycle Missions Veterans named Porterfield—1974 Shovel in a board track frame
- # 1700 Chris Moos named DYNOT—2018 Harley-Davidson Dyna
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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.
“Since its inception, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) has become a spark of creativity for some the best motorcycle artists, designers and craftsmen in North America,” said Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Producer. “I’m so proud that they served our country and they’ve teamed up to create championship-winning motorcycle.”
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.
First and second position in each class split the $70,000 National Championship prize package in Chicago. Click here to see winners.
February 23–25, 2018
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