For over 40 years, New Zealander, 68 year-old Rob Pollock perfected the art of faux woodgraining, restoring classic cars and vintage hot rods with his fine craftsmanship. Rob learnt the technique during his panel beating (auto body repair) days working in the family business, RJ Pollock & Sons, which he took over from his father.
Prompted by his New York-based son, Aaron, a freelance designer and art director, to woodgrain a bicycle frame for him, Rob began experimenting. So successful was his foray into this market, that he has turned his talent into running a home-based business from his garage in Auckland, hand-painting bicycle frames with meticulous care.
Got a bicycle frame you’d like woodgrained? Contact Rob – for USD1,500 he will woodgrain your frame for you.