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rocket bobs rides off with vegas prize

Swindon-based custom house Rocket Bobs has blown away global competition to win the Artistry in Iron competition held in Las Vegas, USA. It was the first time a British builder had taken part in the prestigious event, held during the 16th annual BikeFest between 29 September and 2 October.

Artistry in Iron is an invitation-only competition which includes 20 award-winning builders that have shaped the industry and who are establishing the latest trends in custom bikes and engineering.

The bikes are judged solely by the master builders themselves, and Rocket Bobs was presented with a cheque for $10,000 as well as a custom-designed championship bracelet created by renowned designer and master artisan Steve Soffa.

“I am so excited that we won,” said Rocket Bobs’ Pete Pearson. “To be the first UK company to be invited was in itself an honour, so to come away with the top prize for our Triumph-based build was a humbling experience as this show is one of the top of the custom world.  

“Our winning bike, Speed Weevil, is a salt flat racer which we hope to run at Bonneville next year and features a number of unique design points.”

Speed Weevil features a 1935 Triumph L2-1 engine which has raced in the UK for 70 years.

Rocket Bobs Cycle Works opened its doors in 2009. Since then the company has won the prestigious CustomBike show in Germany, been placed third in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building and has seen its parts sold in the Custom Chrome range.



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