Photo Gallery: 2017 Grand National Roadster Show

A Chip Foose-designed one-off custom wins the America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle award.

2017 Grand National Roadster Show
Custom, restored and competition class bikes on display at the Pomona Fairplex for the 2017 GNRS.Photo: Brian Hatano

You don't have to ride a V-twin motorcycle to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each of the custom builds at the Grand National Roadster Show. Now in its 68th year, the GNRS was once known to hot rodders as the Oakland Roadster Show, an annual event that attracted the biggest names in the customizing world. Now held at the Pomona Fairplex in Southern California, the GNRS has become one of the longest-running indoor car and bike shows in the world. The big trophy winner this year went to "Xpression," a 2016 custom from Chip Foose Design and Reister's Rod Shop. The bike is a one-off custom that took 4,835 man-hours to build with no less than 596 custom-fabricated parts. Scroll through the gallery of photos below for a look at all of the neat customs at the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show.

Ken Reister wins America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle award at GNRS 2017

America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle 2017

Ken Reister won the big trophy at GNRS 2017 with this one-off custom featuring a RevTech 110, 6-speed RSD transmission and 596 custom-fabricated parts. The bike was designed by legendary hot rod illustrator Chip Foose.Photo: Brian Hatano
House of Kolor at GNRS

Voodoo Chopper

The Voodoo chopper built by Dalton Walker and Craig Fraser, on display in the House of Kolor booth.Photo: Brian Hatano
Casey Schuler with his 1961 Matchless G-80cs

1961 Matchless G-80cs

Competing in the Restored class was Casey Schuler with his 1961 Matchless G-80cs.Photo: Brian Hatano
Jonathan Schroder's custom 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster

1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Jonathan Schroder's 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster fell into the North America Custom class at GNRS.Photo: Brian Hatano
Indian Jr. Scout in the SoCal Cycle Swap meet booth

1937 Indian Jr. Scout

The Jr. Scout was Indian's smaller, lighter and sportier version of the Chief model, also known as the pony Scout or 30.50. This one was spotted in the Long Beach Swap Meet booth.Photo: Brian Hatano
Born Free 9 giveaway bike

Born Free Show 9 Give-Away Bike

On Saturday, June 24th, Grant Peterson and the Born Free Show are giving away 2 bikes including this 1951 Harley-Davidson Panhead. CLICK HERE for details.Photo: Brian Hatano
Anthony Robinson's 1961 Triumpg T-100 custom

1961 Triumph T-100

Owner/builder Anthony Robinson of Gasoline & Coffee rolled in from Palmdale on his Extreme Designs-painted 1961 Triumph T-100.Photo: Brian Hatano
Dalton Walker C-Cab and Triumph custom

1923 Ford C-Cab and 1951 Triumph Pre-Unit

We first spotted Dalton Walker's 1951 Triumph and its C-Cab hauler at Born Free 8. It's still looking fine at GNRS.Photo: Brian Hatano
Kiyo's Garage CB 750

Kiyo's Garage Dual-Engine "CB 1620"

Kiyo Matsuhiro debuted his custom 1972 Honda at the Mooneyes show in 2016.Photo: Brian Hatano
Jeff Leighton '42 Harley

1942 Harley-Davidson UL

Jeff Leighton brought his show-winning 1942 Harley-Davidson UL to compete in the North American Flathead/Knucklehead category.Photo: Brian Hatano
Stardust custom chopper

2015 Ursich Custom Chopper

The GNRS Best Motorcycle award went to this beautifully engraved Knucklehead-powered chopper called Stardust, the work of Andrew Ursich.Photo: Brian Hatano
German Merman Chopper

1941 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Arie Van Schyndel is the owner and build of this '41 Knuck called "The German Merman." It's powered by a 103-inch Knucklehead with paint and bodywork by Mark Choiniere and Peter Stoddard.Photo: Brian Hatano
Custom Honda CB750

1970 Honda CB750

Dennis Jones' custom called "Cognac" consists of a 1970 Honda CB750 front section mated to a 1996 Honda Shadow rear with a 6-over fork and hand-made panels. The engine is a 1978 Honda.Photo: Brian Hatano
Pink Panther M100 custom chopper

1949 Panther Model 100

Another Andrew Ursich entry was this '49 Panther M100 named appropriately the "Pink Panther."Photo: Brian Hatano
Poncharello Knucklehead

Speed & Style-built Custom Knucklehead

Jordan Dickinson hauled his Union Speed & Style-built Knucklehead all the way from Minneapolis, MN, for the 68th Grand National Show.Photo: Brian Hatano
Portside Garage in Long Beach, CA

1980 Harley-Davidson Sportster

A third entry from Andrew Ursich and the Portside Garage is this custom '80 Sportster.Photo: Brian Hatano
Custom 1969 Triumph T-100

1969 Triumph T-100 Daytona

The "Root Beer Barrel" is a '69 Triumph from the Gasoline & Coffee shop. Front end is a 1945 Servi-Car Springer matched with a tractor leaf spring seat and a hand-made fenderPhoto: Brian Hatano
Custom 1941 Harley chopper

1941 Harley-Davidson WL

Ryan McQuiston's "45 Mag" is a custom 1941 Harley-Davidson WL chopper from Long Beach, CA.Photo: Brian Hatano
Mario Garcia custom bobber

2013 Custom Bobber

Mario Garcia calls his Evo-powered special construction "The Feathered Serpent" and it's loaded with copper, chrome and powder coating from New Year Chroming. The engine is a Freedom Cycles 96-inch Evo.Photo: Brian Hatano
Custom Panhead chopper from RCC

1953 Harley-Davidson Panhead

"Trident" is a 1953 Panhead owned by Masao Inoue of Daito Osaka, Japan. Revolt Custom Cycles incorporated a number of unique features into this build including a braking system that engages by twisting the left grip.Photo: Brian Hatano
Custom 1957 Panhead chopper

1957 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead

Steve Buchanan's "Witch Doctor" is a '57 Pan with an owner-rebuilt 1934 front end, engine and transmission work by Frank Kaisler, and custom paint and molding by John Edwards at Old Tyme Custom Paint.Photo: Brian Hatano
1947 Knucklehead chopper

1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Voted Best Chopper at last year's Born Free 8 show, we're betting that Ryan Grossman's '47 Knucklehead probably doesn't get much cruising range from a tank of gas.Photo: Brian Hatano
Custom Vespa Scooter

1981 Vespa P200

Representing the scooter contingent was Roy Magee and his custom '81 Vespa P200 two-stroker with a Malossi big-bore kit, Dellorto carb, and custom two-piece wheels. The custom paint is a tributre to Mike Hailwood's 1981 Ducati race bike.Photo: Brian Hatano
1959 Panhead cvhopper

1959 Harley-Davidson Panhead

Last but not least is this basic black beauty from Garden Grove, CA. It's a custom 1959 Panhead owned by John Edwards.Photo: Brian Hatano