Custom bike builders Hawg Haven are set to construct a £30,000 monster live before bikers’ eyes at The Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show. This truly unique machine will then be given away to one lucky visitor at the 2009 Show!
The bike will be built against the clock under the ‘Carole Nash Construct’ banner on the motorcycle insurance giant’s attraction-packed stand, to be completed before the show closes on December 7th. (Hall 2, Stand 2C20)
A four strong team, including Hawg Haven stalwarts Jon Quantrell and Terry Clarke, have been given a creative licence to build what they want, stipulating only that the finished machine should be painted in the company’s distinctive corporate blue, creating a marvel worth approximately £30,000.
Based around a customised Santee Rigid frame and 1450cc Revtech 88 CI engine, the custom creation is set to take over 200 man hours to build as the Hawg Haven team race against the clock. As well as its construction being open to the eyes of show visitors live footage and highlights will also be streamed via podcasts on the Carole Nash website (www.carolenash.com/insidebikes).
“Carole Nash have given us a pretty free rein so we’ve got some nice tweaks planned, such as a one-off exhaust, hand made tank, vintage tyres and the goosenecked style Santee,” confirmed Jon Quantrell. “We’ve gone through loads of catalogues and magazines for inspiration and have come up with something a bit special which we’re calling the Carole Nash Old Skool Bobber. We’re going to have fun doing this although a hundred thousand bikers peering over your shoulder is going to add just a little work pressure. We’ll have to try not to watch the clock too much either as they’ve decided to have one ticking down every minute we have left to finish the job. Apart from that it’s going to be a doddle!”
Rebecca Donohue, Carole Nash Head of Marketing said that the Carole Nash Construct area would give bikers a rare chance to see one of the world’s finest custom building teams in action whilst taking the visitors’ questions and queries on bike build tips. “How often do you get to witness people like Jon and Terry at work, people who have taken top honours at international custom shows and built awesome machines for the likes of Charley Boorman? This really will be something special particularly as we intend to give away this unique £30,000 machine to one lucky biker once the nation has had a chance to savour its charms.”
Carole Nash plans to take the Carole Nash Construct Old Skool Bobber on a tour of UK and Irish bike shows before awarding it to the lucky winner of a prize draw in which every biker getting a quote from the firm will be entered. The winner will be announced at next year’s Carole Nash NEC Bike Show.
Carole Nash Construct is just one of a series of attractions on the company’s stand. Nick Sanders, who has just journeyed around the world by the longest route for his Carole Nash sponsored Parallel World project will be in the area to talk about his globe-trekking experience. There will be a three-wheeled marine-inspired wonder created by Cardiff’s renowned Trike Shop which bikers will be able to sit and be pictured on. Last but not least on the neighbouring Britain’s Got Biking talent stand the nation’s 12 favourite bikes – as voted for by the British biking public – will be revealed and displayed for the duration of the show. The ultimate winner, the owner of Britain’s most striking bike, will receive a cheque for £1,000 (on press day) whilst all 12 bikes will feature in Carole Nash’s 2009 calendar, copies of which will be handed out free to show visitors. An online version of the calendar will also be available for free download via www.carolenash.com.
Editor’s Notes & Press Calls:
1. Carole Nash Construct will commence at 09.00 on Thursday November 27th, Carole Nash stand, Hall 2, stand 2C20. Hawg Haven newly built custom bikes will be presented to Charlie Boorman and the Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers).
Other media opportunities include, on the same day:
Drinks reception in the Custom Extreme Zone
Photo-call with Jon Quantrell and Charlie Boorman presenting the Custom Xtreme awards- times TBC. Closer to the show’s opening we will also confirm details for photo-calls;
- Announcement of and presentation to the winners of Britain’s Got Biking Talent (Hall 2, stand 2B15) For further details of Britain’s Got Biking talent visit www.carolenash.com or email email@example.com
2. With over 300,000 bikes and around 230,000 bikers on its books and consistently voted in the annual independent RiDER Power survey as Britain’s Most Used Broker, Carole Nash is the UK and Ireland’s biggest bike insurance specialist.
3. For further details of Hawg Haven and its award-winning bikes visit www.hawghaven.co.uk
Tickets can be ordered by phoning 0844 5812345 and online at www.motorcycleshow.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
Ticket Prices for 2008:
Thursday 27th November –
PRESS 8.00am – 6.00pm.
TRADE: Halls 2,3,3a,4: 8.00am – 6.00pm, Hall 1: 12 Noon to 6.00pm
Friday 28th November - PREVIEW DAY – 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 29th November – Sunday 7th December – 10.00am to 6.00pm
TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 581 2345
PREVIEW ADULT/OAP: £28.00, PREVIEW CHILD (11-16): £5.00
ADULT IN ADVANCE: £15.00, ADULT ON DOOR: £17.00
CHILD/SENIOR IN ADVANCE: £5.00, CHILD/SENIOR ON DOOR: £5.00
FAMILY IN ADVANCE (2 Adult + 2 Children 11 – 16): £35.00
FAMILY ON DOOR (2 Adult + 2 Children 11 – 16): £40.00
ADVANCE WITH OXFORD SNUG* £18.00
Children aged 10 and under gain free entry with paying adult – Tickets will be required
Parking Costs: Car Parking: £8 (£7 in advance), Mini-Buses: £10, Coaches: £15
Closing date for advance bookings is 26th November at 5.00pm
* OXFORD SNUG to be collected at Show
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