Vintage Western Gold whiskey, Sam’s ‘Apple Jacks’ cocktail and the stunning views of Dolceaqua, Italy were the backdrop for this projects gestation. After a day riding some of Italy’s finest trails, Sam was explaining how his eldest son had found a new obsession – Grave Digger. Grave Digger is the world famous Monster truck conceived in 1982 by Dennis Anderson. Bam, following in his dad’s love for all things Green and Purple (If you look at Sam’s Leatt helmet earlier this year it was custom painted in black, green and purple.), had discovered the truck and was quickly obsessed with it and his model of Grave Digger. Sam had recently taken Bam to meet the real life truck at a Monster Truck meet in his native city of Perth.
Bam meets Gravedigger earlier this year – Thanks to Sam’s long-term sponsors: Monster Energy.
With Sam killing it in his last two Enduro World Series Rounds (Wicklow and La Thuile), alongside his downhill day job, we thought it was appropriate to do something a little special as a surprise present. Here is the photo story caught by Fraser Britton.
Surprise! – Sam is welcomed to Canada with a little care package from us.
|Legends, this is by far the coolest bike I’ve ever had. Thanks so much, I’m pumped on it! – Sam Hill, shortly after getting the new frame.|
Working late in the man cave, Sam’s friend and mechanic, Jacy building the new beast for the EWS.
Constant testing, Sam trying a coil shock with the new Nukeproof Superlight Steel spring.
Hopefully Bam Approves – 60 hours of skilled airbrushing went into the frame from Johnny at Elite Refinish.
Nukeproof would like to thank Elite Refinish (@refurbmybike), Belfast, for turning this project around in a short timescale. The finishing touch is a call out to friend and fellow rider, Stevie Smith #longlivechainsaw
Photos by Fraser Britton