Tattoos and motorcycles go together like college kids and Fireball. That makes the most famous tattoo artist and American motorcycle company a perfect pairing. That match comes to life this summer when the Sailor Jerry Harley Davidsons hit the streets. Six original designs using artwork from Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins have been selected to adorn 2018 Street Bobs. The best part is… they’re giving the bikes away. I rode a Street Bob in the 110th anniversary parade a few years back, and it’s one hell of a bike. If only it weren’t illegal (I assume) to have a holster on the side for your bottle of Sailor Jerry rum. Then we’re really be in business.
Free, Sailor Jerry
Sailor Jerry Harley Davidson partial press release
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, a brand born to honor the father of American old school tattooing, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, and Harley-Davidson® have chosen six bold and brazen artists as the winners in its “My Work Speaks for Itself” motorcycle design contest. All six winners were selected based on their original designs, featuring Collins’ artwork, and will now see their work emblazoned on several 2018 Harley-Davidson® Street Bob Motorcycles. The winners were hand-picked from a portfolio of hell-raising proposals by a rebellious celebrity panel – tattoo artist Megan Massacre, Spike TV’s “Ink Master” star Oliver Peck, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Ambassador Ashley Marsh. Fans can see the winners’ designs in person as the painted Harleys® travel the United States over the summer, honoring two true American icons, Norman Collins and Harley-Davidson®.
“We’re so psyched to have these artists honor Norman Collins and his artistic legacy through these awesome designs,” said Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador Ashley Marsh. “Norman himself was an avid rider, so partnering with the iconic motorcycle brand and putting these artists’ interpretations on them is a great way to honor an American legend.”
“Sailor Jerry and Harley-Davidson are two iconic American brands, and through this contest we’ve found incredible artists who have used Norman’s work to create amazing designs that honor his legacy in the best way possible,” said Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Senior Brand Manager Josh Hayes. “Norman Collins’ rebellious influence continues to live on, and it’s never been more apparent than in the dedication and artistic integrity of our six winners.”
Following Labor Day, each motorcycle will be awarded to lucky winners of the My Work Speaks for Itself Sweepstakes, letting the custom ink and both Norman Collins’ and Harley-Davidson’s® spirit live on infinitely.