Lieutenant Rebuilds The Warrior Motorcycle For Veterans Warrior Voices Charity
by Kurt Woock, Writer for and on behalf of the City of Glendale
Martin took a beat up 1979 Ironhead Sportster and rebuilt it from the ground up. To reflect the people this bike would represent, Martin added such details as gas cap made out of an old grenade and a taillight out of a solid brass microphone.
Today, Martin is the Support Services Division Commander for the Glendale Police Department. The Glendale Police Department is split into two spheres.
One side consists of patrol. The other side contains everything else required of a police department: evidence, dispatch, records, victim advocacy, and more. Martin commands the latter.
It’s a Family Business – Roys Toys Builds Motorcycle for Warrior Voices
In 1994, Roys Toys Customs was opened. 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”.
Roy and Christy as high school sweethearts in 1983, now being married 32 years. 20 years later, Roys Toys Customs is a family run business. Roy builds the motorcycles, his daughter, Nikki is the COO of the company, and his son Tony is an apprentice builder.
Roy’s grandchildren, the triple A’s, Adrijan, Atijana and Aiden, have shown a growing passion to be future builders. Roys Toys Customs is very excited to be a part of the Warrior’s Voice Bike Build, debuting in the 75th anniversary Sturgis Bike Rally.
Roy was born and raised in Denver, CO. Being a self-taught welder, fabricator with over 35 years in the custom car scene, and 20 years building custom motorcycles. Right out of high school, Roy started working at a local machine shop, West Electronic Balancing. His job was balancing the internal engine parts, crankshafts, connecting rods and pistons for many race influenced engine builders.