About Daughters of Customs
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT RALLY) teamed up with Biker Pros and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys to bring together father/daughter duos to compete on the national stage for the first ever Daughters of Custom Build-Off.
The 3 teams include Roy and Nikki Martin, George and Sofi Tsingos of GT Moto and Austin and Ady Andrella of Austin Martin.
The winner of the “People’s Choice” award is the Daughters of Customs Winner. And for 2018 the build-off winner was Roy and Nikki Martin. There bike became the official 24th Annual Military Bike Giveaway and was awarded in a special military tribute before headliner ZZ Top performs on Saturday night.
How it works – The People’s Choice winning bike, Roy’s Toys Customs bike. The other two bikes were auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Fisher House Foundation to support veterans, the military, and their families.
Hosted by CycleTrader.com, the other two bikes from George and Sofi Tsingos of GT Moto and Austin and Ady Andrella of Austin Martin were auctioned to the public.
For the build-off, the Martins purchased a ‘retired’ bike from their family friend and co-worker, John Quinn.
“It is a 1999 Kraft Tech Rigid frame, 80 cu in Evo motor, 21 in front with a 16in rear,” Nikki describes. “We changed the front end to a 39 mm, it’ll have custom sheet metal by us, custom seat by Matt Hurtado of Working Mans Customs and a killer paint job by Taylor Schultz of Schultz Designz.”
Hurtado creates exceptional leather art. His seat design was integrated into the color palette created by Taylor Schultz. The Northern California artist not only developed an outstanding design, but smoothed the frame to provide a very custom look.
For the Martins, business and family go hand-in-hand. Nikki is the Chief Operating Officer at Roy’s Toys Customs, which her father, Roy opened in 1994 along with his wife, Christy. Though he now has over 20 years of custom bike building experience under his belt, Roy’s very first custom build began with the teardown of his 1994 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Special.
As a father, he could not be prouder of his daughter’s bike building abilities: “I have always wanted Nikki to follow in my footsteps, but she has gone farther than I have ever dreamed…”
About Roy’s Toys Customs
Roy Martin of @roystoyscustoms is a family run business since 1994. Roy started with his first Harley Davidson, which was a 1994 Heritage Softail Special. After putting 2000 miles on it, he had it torn down to build his first custom motorcycle. Roy’s wife, Christy, was upset, using many choice words, and saying “you better know how to put this back together”. And that is how it all started…