LIBERTY, S.C. – Vince “Nobody” Doll didn’t even ride a motorcycle until he was 40. But after that, there was no stopping him.
The founder and owner of custom shop Redneck Engineering, manufacturer of custom motorcycles. He founded the Liberty-based company 12 years ago.
Since then his motorcycles have been featured at various shows nationwide, in magazines and displayed in museums as works of art.
“I had never basically ridden a motorcycle until I was 40,” he told the Greenville News. “I got my first bike from Harley-Davidson of Greenville and rode it for a little bit and it got kind of boring because I was seeing them everywhere just like it.”
Prices for the bikes range from $20,000 to $50,000. Redneck Engineering offers 1,000 variations of 15 frames. With the help of design software called Solid Works, Doll cuts and welds steel to create frames and other parts.
“Solid Works has really enabled us to get our ideas on the shop floor much quicker, to take an idea in our minds, see it in 3-D mode in very little time,” he said. “One bike I’ve been working on for a guy for over a year, because we can’t get the parts he wants. But the average build is about three months.”
His work has been showcased at shows in Daytona Beach, Fla., Myrtle Beach and Sturgis, just to name a few rallies, and his bikes have been displayed in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Union Station in Kansas City, The Clinton Library and other places.
His bikes have also been featured in many motorcycle publications including Easy Rider, American Bagger and V-Twin magazines.
Posted by Holly Wagner