Normally you might get offered a discount or some riding kit to persuade you into purchasing a new bike. But this is a bit different. Until 30th September, 2018, you can buy a Triumph motorcycle and win some unique artwork. Every new customer is entered into a prize draw. And the winner will receive the prize at the 2018 Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham in November.
But what is this artwork, you ask? Well, it’s quite unusual.
Triumph fans might have already spotted it’s a portrait of the new Bobber Black. And you might have seen the painting as it is currently displayed at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience.
But what’s possibly most interesting is the way it was created.
It was painted by internationally renowned British artist Ian Cook. And as PopBangColour, he creates his work using a combination of radio-controlled cars, wheels and tyres. So despite a first class degree in Fine Art Painting, the artwork comes from a mixture of real and toy motoring parts.
And it turns out painting with toy cars isn’t easy. Ian spent two days creating the big 2.4 metre wide and 1.2 metre tall piece of art. And in the process, used 25 litres of acrylic and water-based paint, and the use of 100 radio-controlled cars.
Ian Cook, Coventry-based PopBangColour artist, said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a lot of great projects in my career but this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of such an iconic motorcycle through my work – I’m really pleased with the final piece.”
Paul Lilly, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles UK & Ireland, added: “Ian creates some really amazing and bespoke pieces of art. We’re very happy with how the painting has turned out and look forward to handing it over to its new lucky owner later this year at the NEC.”
So if you’re thinking of buying a new Triumph motorcycle at the moment, you might want to keep some space clear on the living room wall. Although obviously you’ll probably appreciate it more if you’re actually ordering a new Triumph Bobber Black, rather than a Speed Triple or Tiger. But you’d certainly hope any motorcycle fan would appreciate the painting and unique skill involved. And it’s not often you can buy a Triumph motorcycle and win some unique artwork!