CUSTOM BIKE BUILT LIVE AT THE CAROLE NASH INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE AND SCOOTER SHOW
October 16 2008.


Custom bike builder Hawg Haven is set to construct a £30,000 monster live before bikers' eyes at The Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show. This 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 has 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 over 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 carolenash.com.