Get tanked up

Oxford (06 March 2012) - Ever fancied being a motorcycle tank designer? The Art of Custom competition is your chance to get your design showcased and win a new Harley-Davidson® Sportster motorcycle. What’s more, two runners-up will get their tank produced, displayed and presented to them at the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee.

To provide inspiration to entrants, a number of artists including Lebo and renowned Irish character artist Terry Bradley, have customised a selection of Harley-Davidson tanks with their own original artwork.

As well as the new tanks, will also showcase some of the most iconic designs from the past century including the classic 1971 Willie G. Davidson designed ‘FX Super Glide’ and the 2008 ‘Cross Bones’ which formed the basis for the motorcycle ridden by Captain America in the 2011 Hollywood film.

Up until now, our infamous Tank Wall has only been available to those visiting our museum. However, enthusiasts can now peruse some of the most iconic tanks ever ridden since 1903 at their leisure. Each one has its own story, from our latest designs to some unique commissions, and each one plays a very important part of Harley-Davidson’s history.

Site users will vote for their favourite designs with the top 50 going forward to a panel of judges, including members of the Harley-Davidson Styling Team, competition ambassador Lebo and Terry Bradley who will whittle the competition down to the final 10.

The public can then cast their votes to select the winner who will receive the experience of a lifetime. They will visit the home of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to see their bespoke design re-created on their very own mechanical masterpiece; the Harley-Davidson Sportster. Two runners up will have tanks customised with their design and displayed at the famous Harley-Davidson museum.

So what are you waiting for? Visit the Tank Wall site to enter now, good luck!