Rocket Bobs wins London International Classic & Custom Show

Rocket Bobs wins London International Classic & Custom Show

Now in its 3rd year, the London, England, affiliate round of the World Championship of Custom Bike Building once again took place at the historic Alexandra Palace. For 2012, the remit of the show, which took place over February 25 -26, was expanded to include classic bikes and custom cars.
The winner of the Freestyle class, and the £5,000 towards travel expenses to take a bike to Sturgis for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, was Pete Pearson of Rocket Bobs Cycle Works with his '79 Shovelhead "Bankrobber".
The Rocket Bobs bike, which was finished the night before the show opened, is based upon a '79 FXS, fitted with a modified '64 Arrowhead swingarm and Hagon shocks, a modified '76 Super Glide tank and Narrow Glide trees from a '78 FXS with the legs lowered by 2-1/2in. Other highlights include a one-off race pipe in a combination of aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber that took three days of fabrication, and paint by 8 Ball.
In the supporting classes, the Modified Harley title was taken by Mr Jenkins' Shovelhead, while the BSH Invitational prize (sponsored by Back Street Heroes magazine) was awarded to Paul Milburn for his Yamaha XJR "Weird Fish". He then went on to also claim second place in the Freestyle class.

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