The Rocket II was designed and built by two of the worlds most creative artists, and its styling is as powerful as its 1,000-horse Hemi. Tim The Frogman Cotterill is an English sculptor who grew up loving the outdoors, animals, and motorcycles. Hes spent decades creating frog sculptures that are always in high demandbut his artistic talents extend to vehicle design as well. It was around 1989 when Tim got the inspiration to build a radical, three-wheeled, six-cylinder trike. The stocky, aptly named Rocket seriously disturbed the peace in his old English hometown. But he soon moved to California, and though he lost interest in that wild trike, he never forgot about it. But a few years ago, Cotterill met another artistic gearhead: Michael Leeds of Blastolene. Leeds designs and builds high-profile machines, including a stunning retro/future roadster called the Blastolene Special owned by Jay Leno. Leeds considerable skill clearly carried over to sheetmetal, and with Tims ideas and drawings in hand, they went about planning what Tim called A custom motorbike like no other. It would be called the Rocket II.
ROCKET II Stats:
Weight: 2500lbs Motor: John Arruzza - Arruzza High Performance, North Carolina 16 plug, 426 Hemi 1 of only 50 cast blocks, 1000hp 871 blower 0-100mph 4.5 seconds Headers: Bassett Racing, Anaheim, CA (Speedboat headers) Transmission: 3 speed Torqueflite Body: Randy Grubb, Oregon Electrical: Dave Nelson MSD ignition Wheelbase: 12ft Wheels: Front wheel is homage to Bonneville Salt Flats Front rim made out of a block of aluminum 18x26 50lb rim inspired by the Viper Tomahawk 2 front tires 24in Metzler Back axle: Kugel Komponents La Habra, CA 20 inch rims on back Mickey Thompson tires 18x31 9 inboard brake pistons Custom speedometer: Classic Instruments Back lights: 59 Cadillac
Model dimensions: - length - 4132 mm - width - 1975 mm - height 1135 mm
Designed in Solid Works 2012, rendered in Keyshot 5.0.99.