Back Street Heroes
TIME HOARE-THE PAINT SHACK
I’ve always been passionate about painting motorbikes – I’m self-taught, painting my own machines, and those of friends, to improve my techniques. I think it started when I was about 12 years old, when I found out how to take bicycles apart and repaint them in bright colours, then spray cans from Halfords and American bike magazines gave me the ideas to start on motorbikes and, after three attempts at starting up in business, mortgages, children, and a divorce, 45 years later I have a dedicated workshop with all the equipment I need. I can paint anything and everything, from classic British bikes to modern race bikes to streetfighters and customs, in any and every style from original colour schemes to one-off custom finishes. All graphics are painted on, not stickers or decals, and I’d like to think this’s become one of my business strong points.