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Respected figure in custom world dies in crash

A respected figure in the custom world has died in a biking accident. Colin Rutherford, who ran Area  51 Custom Cycles, also known as House of Custom, based in Clydebank, near Glasgow, was riding his Harley-Davidson at the weekend when was involved in a collision with a tractor.

Colin, 59 and from Irvine, had set up Area 51 in 2006, having worked for West Coast Harley-Davidson, then in Glasgow city centre, since its formation in 2003. Initially Area 51 focused on the sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles, parts and accessories before moving from its Paisley base to Clydebank to specialise in customs.

Colin offered a bespoke custom-build service for projects from tanks, yokes and frames through to complete bikes, and his bikes won international recognition. The company also carried out servicing and repair – by Harley-factory-trained technicians – upgrades, tyres, and insurance work.

The accident happened on Saturday.



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