Assistant Director, Paul Brothwood wins Harley-Davidson competition with Mexican inspired artwork
Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland recently launched a national competition to see what Harley® riders had been up to during lockdown. A range of photos were submitted by the American brand’s fans and owners, including some interesting hairstyles! The top four photos were chosen and put to a public vote via social media. After a flurry of votes, local resident, Paul Brothwood won the vote. Voters commented on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle’s custom paintwork, which had been done during the lockdown. Paul Brothwood, who is the Assistant Director of Wolfruna Chapter said: “Lockdown has been a challenge for us all. As I was not able to ride my bike, I took the opportunity to have it fully customised.
“The artwork is inspired by Frida Kahlo (Mexican theme) and thanks to social media I was able to find an artist that could assist. I very much look forward to touring Europe if allowed in the summer. My Chapter has a route mapped out to Moscow, which we are all very excited about.”
Matthew Sharpe, owner of OdiousRule, who applied the detailed paintwork, said: “As a result of lockdown, I had to use social media platforms to promote my business and as a result contact was made with Paul. It was great to work virtually and create such a unique piece of art. To have national recognition like this is exciting. I look forward to customising the new Harley-Davidson helmet Paul has won!”
Paul Lilly, Market Leader for Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland said: “We wanted to create a fun and engaging opportunity for our community to share examples of what they’ve been up to during lockdown, be that suspect DIY home haircuts or inspiring custom bike projects. We had some amazing entries, and it was great to see the level of support and positivity come through our community. We wanted to provide some alternative entertainment and our entrants certainly brought the fun. Paul Brothwood’s inspirational custom artwork is a worthy winner and we look forward to providing him with his new Harley-Davidson helmet, which will accompany Paul and his HOG Chapter to Russia, hopefully in the summer.”