TOMMY "TOMBO" BOLTON
LEGENDARY MOTORCYCLE DRAG RACER &
AWARD WINNING CUSTOM BIKE BUILDER
TOMBO FEATURED ON NEWS 9 OKC
Welcome to Tombos Garage
The Home of Legendary Motorcycle Builds
At Tombos Garage, we're not just building motorcycles; we're crafting legends on two wheels. Our founder and master builder, Tommy "Tombo" Bolton, is renowned in the motorcycle community for his extraordinary skill and creative vision in custom motorcycle design. Specializing in big-wheel bagger motorcycles, Tombo's expertise is unmatched in the industry.
The Art of Customization
Each of our motorcycles is a masterpiece, reflecting the unique personality and style of its owner. Tombo specializes in creating custom big-wheel bagger motorcycles, a style known for its large front wheel and custom bagger aesthetic. His passion for detail and perfection is evident in every build.
The heart of any motorcycle is its frame, and at Tombos Garage, we take this to the next level. Our in-house custom-made tig welded frames are the foundation of our builds. Starting at 23 inches and scaling up to an impressive 32 inches, these frames are designed to provide not just a stunning appearance but also superior performance and handling.
Unique Identification for Every Build
Understanding the importance of identity and authenticity, every motorcycle crafted at Tombos Garage is assigned a unique 17-digit VIN number. This VIN, provided exclusively by Tombos Garage, comes with a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO), ensuring the legitimacy and originality of your custom build. For enthusiasts who prefer to keep a piece of history, we also offer the option to retain the original stock number in its standard location.
Starting Your Custom Journey
Embarking on your custom motorcycle journey begins with a vision and a commitment to excellence. Our custom builds start at $75,000, a testament to the quality, craftsmanship, and bespoke nature of each motorcycle we create. At Tombos Garage, your dream motorcycle isn't just a vehicle; it's a personal statement, a work of art, and a testament to the legendary skill of Tombo.
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Tommy “Tombo” Bolton established himself as one of the most accomplished and influential African-American motorcycle racers of all time. During his illustrious career, he won over 25 championships and broke numerous barriers, including securing major sponsorships at a time when such achievements were unheard of for African-American racers. His peers, other great African-American motorcycle drag racers, have credited Tombo as their inspiration to get into racing. His groundbreaking achievements include becoming the first African-American drag bike racer to pass the 200 mph mark with a 7.18 at 205 mph in 1990, and being the first African-American motorcycle racer to run a 7-second 1/4 mile.
Tombo's racing career began at the young age of 19, and by the mid-eighties, he was receiving notoriety as the first African-American to rise to prominence in the sport. He earned the distinction of being the first to win top-ten plates in all major DRAGBIKE USA categories, and in the early nineties, entered the competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, becoming the category’s first African-American racer to receive major sponsorship. By the mid-nineties, Tombo moved to Oklahoma City, focusing on tuning the bike, and as a tuner, he won 11 championships. Today, Tombo continues to contribute to the sport through his business, Tombo Racing, where he builds sport bikes, drag bikes, and baggers, leaving an indelible mark on the motorcycle racing world.
TOMBO BY THE NUMBERS
YEARS OF MOTORCYCLE
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MOTORCYCLE DRAG RACING
FIRST TO WIN TOP-TEN PLATES IN ALL THE MAJOR U.S. DRAGBIKE CATEGORIES
1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO PASS 200MPH ON A MOTORCYCLE
1033 SE Grand Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73129