Capt. America Harley created for comic book fans
Words & Photos: John Gunnell
The Captain America Harley that was on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in early November is a custom Captain America Fan Art Motorcycle. The RAWTIN Garage of Salt Lake City created this one-of-a-kind motorcycle for the Salt Lake Comic Con 2015, a show for comic book fans and collectors. The bike was displayed at the Com Con event in conjunction with the appearance of Captain America star Chris Evans.
“We’re in the business of fun and what better way to help spread that message than partnering with Salt Lake Comic Con and RAWTIN Garage to produce a spectacular Captain America motorcycle,” said Joe Timmons, owner of Intermountain Harley-Davidson. “Our friends at RAWTIN Garage did an exceptional job of creating an old school comic book style graphics treatmentwith an unbelievable attention to detail.”
RAWTIN Garage is a custom paint shop in Salt Lake City that specializes in top quality restorations, airbrush art and hand painted artwork. The shop thought that the Harley-Davidson Softail Slim was a perfect platform for a customized bike worthy of a superhero because it combined retro styling with the unique sound of a Harley V-twin. The build team at RAWTIN Garage was up for the task at hand, which was turning the stock Softail Slim into a Captain America Fan Art bike. “We’re huge comic con fans,” said the team members. “We knew right away that we wanted to do old school comic book style art on sections of the Harley, while retaining an overall design flow over the entire bike.”
Dan Farr, Founder and Producer of Salt Lake Comic Con was impressed with the work that RAWTIN did. “I’m excited about this new marketing vehicle and especially for Chris Evans to see it, when he comes to our event on September 26,” he was quoted as saying to reporters. “We are pleased the comic book fans were as excited as we were about his appearance at the Salt Lake Comic Con. This bike is proof of the great interest in Captain America.”