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Announcing Our Top Three Finalists

Submissions were collected from those who build for the passion. Our panel of judges including Jordan Mastagni, Roland Sands, Satya Kraus and Jason Paul Michaels, reviewed each one and counted your votes.


Congratulations to our top three finalists: PJ Grakauskas, Alfredo “Fred” Juarez and Christian Newman.


Each of the top three builders will receive a new 2018 stock Indian Scout Bobber and a build budget of $10,000. The three custom Scout Bobbers will be unveiled in July, followed by a fan vote. The winner will be announced at the Legendary Buffalo Chip during the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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Our Finalists

Each finalist will receive a new Scout Bobber to customize and $10,000 to customize the bike.
PJ Grakauskas
Avon, OH
Alfredo Juarez
El Paso, TX
Christian Newman
Lakeview, NY

The Grand Prize winner receives $10,000 and a feature spread in Hot Bike magazine.

Meet the Judges

The Wrench Judge - Jordan Mastagni

Jordan Mastagni

Jordan Mastagni is the Editor In Chief of Hot Bike, a bi-monthly custom motorcycle magazine that focuses on custom motorcycle culture and everything within that landscape. Jordan is a fan of everything with two wheels, and has built several custom motorcycles throughout his career. Jordan is also an overall ambassador for the custom V-twin community and creating the best content for his Hot Bike audience has always been Jordan’s number one priority throughout his career. “Hot Bike has become a household name among motorcycle enthusiasts for almost half a century,” Jordan says. “It’s the go-to mag for everything custom V-twin and I’m just stoked to be part of it day in and day out.”

The Wrench Judge - Roland Sands

Roland Sands

After a successful road racing career on the AMA Superbike circuit from ’94 to ’02, Roland Sands served as Director of R&D and Design at Performance Machine.  In 2005, Sands building career took flight with his appearance on Discovery Channel’s popular Biker Build-Off series. His racing-inspired V-twin, “Glory Stomper,” set the stage for his signature performance-inspired aesthetic. Sands’ ability to smoothly integrate seemingly divergent design elements from road-racing, flat track, café racing and classic American V-twin choppers, spurred an entire movement custom motorcycle design that continues today. In 2009, Sands launched Roland Sands Design (RSD), a brand devoted to aftermarket parts and accessories, along with one of the most successful riding apparel lines in the industry.

The Wrench Judge - Satya Kraus

Satya Kraus

Satya Kraus childhood spent racing and wrenching on dirt bikes, coupled with stints in graphic design and heavy machine operation, laid the groundwork for his eventual career in custom motorcycle design. In 2004, Kraus was able to turn his obsession into a full-blown career thanks to his victorious appearance on the reality show, “Build or Bust.” Kraus success on the show provided the confidence and notoriety to launch Kraus Motors. Over the past 12 years, Kraus has established himself as one of the industry’s truly elite builders, known for an emphasis on performance enhancements that can transform even the most cumbersome baggers into nimble, curve-carving, road rockets.

The Wrench Judge - Jason Paul Michaels

Jason Paul Michaels

Jason Paul Michaels was an original founder of Dime City Cycles (DCC), and more recently, spearheaded the development of Standard Motor Co. – a garage “collective” in Orlando. The unique facility provides a working space for a community of riders and wrenchers, while doubling as a cultural epicenter for the motorcycling community in Central Florida. Michaels builds “riders” – beautifully crafted café racers, scramblers and flat track-inspired machines built to ride hard. He also serves as a public ambassador for a variety of industry organizations and brands including AIM Expo, Motorcycle Industry Council, Progressive Insurance, Motul and Indian Motorcycle among others.

Check out our submissions below.
Finalist
Alfredo Juarez
El Paso, TX
A NASA Engineer ready to build a far-out Scout Bobber.
Finalist
Christian Newman
Lakeview, NY
Classic chopper style with an eye for details.
 
Matt Landman
New York City, NY
Tiffany & Co. by day, motorcycles by night.
 
Ben Davis
Millsboro, DE
A Delaware dad with board tracker dreams.
 
Ross Latimer
Warrenton, VA
A union Pipefitter with dreams of making a pro-stock style drag racer out of a Scout Bobber.
Finalist
PJ Grakauskas
Avon, OH
Blending modern performance with old school design, PJ wants to build a full-fairing classic race bike.
 
Kyle Kaifesh
Reno, NV
Growing up in a precision machine shop, Kyle Kaifesh is ready to build a next-level Scout Bobber.
 
Ashlee Wegner
Hendersonville, TN
A 16-year military veteran, with a fighter-jet-inspired design.
Brian Ragle
Ocala, FL
Founder of a co-op garage goes for a big build solo.
Jon Lefevers
Jonesborough, TN
Jon follows an American tradition with a rigid chopper Scout Bobber design.
Kyle Kompas
Milwaukee, WI
A go-anywhere Scout with adventure in its blood.
Cody Brouwers

Reno, NV
A sign builder with café racer dreams.

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