Carole Nash has secured another major NEC show coup with the announcement it will be hosting the worldwide exhibition debut of AMD-winning Shaw Speed & Custom’s latest stunning creation – a 20s inspired F1-XLR Harley Nightster.
Coated in classy McLaren F1 smoke grey paint with bronze and black trim, the machine combines inspiration from a 1920s Harley-Davidson board racer with thoroughly modern engineering tricks, such as a ram air intake to help the 12o0 V-twin really breathe.
Mooted as another potential AMD winner for the East Sussex based customisers, the Nightster’s distinctive features include upside down forks culled from VRSCF V-rod Muscle, modified Covington rocker covers one off pipes and mighty 33cm (13”) brake rotors and six pot calipers to tame the 53cm (21”) Performance Machine wheels.
The bike will debut alongside Destiny Cycles’ award-winning Carousel and the Trike Shop’s re-tweaked 3 Of Three on the motorcycle insurance specialist’s stand (Hall 3, 3F20, 3F10) at Motorcycle Live. Earlier this year Carousel took both Best in Show and Best Paint - courtesy of Norfolk’s Pageant Paintwork – at France’s Kustom Show and was beaten only by the legendary Larry Houghton to the Freestyle title at Beaulieu’s Custom Motorcycle Show.
Described by Destiny’s Vic Jefford as “full on Swedish” the sleek stainless steel wishbone framed beauty is powered by a hybrid engine created from S&S shovelhead crankcases, 585 camshaft and modified twin plugged cylinder heads, with Vision Grinding cylinders. Full-on features include 51cm (20”) Tolle over hydraulic forks with master engraver Don Blocksidge adding sweet touches to the sliders and Vic’s one-off yokes – and the two into two polished pipes.
The Trike Shop’s 3 of Three is debuting a new paint job and other tweaks instigated by the Cardiff three-wheel specialist. The £25,000 monster is based around a heavily modified Busted Knuckle frame and now sports an eye-catching black and sparkle paint job created by fellow South Wales’ geniuses, RIP Customs Motorcycles.
Visitors to the Carole Nash stand will be able to nestle on 3 of Three’s custom chrome Hard Ass seat and have their picture taken with the ever popular Carole Nash calendar beauties.
Custom aficionados will also be able to feast their eyes on the 12 finalists of the Carole Nash sponsored Built In Britain (formerly Britain’s Got Biking Talent) contest. For the first time they can also vote in person when visiting the Built In Britain stand to determine who will be the competition’s ultimate winners and share in the £5,000+ prize pot. A dozen modified machines will be featured, two from each of the six contest classes of Sports & Sports Modified, Choppers & Customs, Streetfighters, Classics, Concours & Restored and the new Pro-Builder category.
Other attractions of the Carole Nash stand will include a personal and virtual appearance by World SBK star and Carole Nash Ambassador Jonathan Rea and the launch of a new free prize draw dubbed ‘The Ultimate Biking Giveaway’. The company will be releasing further details shortly.
1. Carole Nash was ranked as the UK’s 36th biggest UK insurance broker in August 2012 by Insurance Times magazine. The company employs over 300 staff in the UK and Ireland and provides insurance for some 300,000 classic, vintage, modern, custom and off road motorcycles – equivalent to around 25 percent of all licensed machines. It is also a leading player in the classic car sector with its portfolio also spanning modern car, van, military vehicle, travel and home insurance.
2. Carole Nash is a trading style of Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd registered in England and Wales No 2600841. Carole Nash Insurance Consultants Ltd is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority.
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Carole Nash Insurance Consultants, 110 Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 1NU
By: Carole Nash PR
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