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Harley-Davidson®, renowned for its rich heritage in customisation and self-expression, has teamed up with some of the best contemporary artists from across the globe.

The ‘Art of Custom’ design competition will search for inspirational new art to appear on  bespoke Harley-Davidson fuel tanks. Ambassador and artist ‘Lebo’, whose art graces the walls and galleries of Wynwood, has kicked off the campaign by custom designing three tanks.

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

The competition 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.

Live from 30 March, budding artists and designers can download the tank template, http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_AA/Content/Pages/home.html
 and bring to life their own interpretation of the Harley-Davidson spirit in whatever style and way they wish.  From paints to graphics, entrants can use the tank as a blank canvas to express themselves just as the Harley-Davidson styling team have done for over one hundred years.

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.

Closing date for entries is Monday 30th April 2012.