The other half of the well famed “Sucker Punch Sally’s” dynamic Duo, Donny started his shop in Cincinnati back in January of 1986. After being on the road working on a world championship top fuel drag team out of Louisiana, Don was ready to come off the road and open his own spot. With only two Harley dealers in his town and one service type shop, Don’s Custom shop started very well and continued that way through the busy mid-nineties when you couldn’t go and just buy a Harley, you had to order them.
As a renowned engine builder, Don was always into the beauty of the machine. His engine work was only paralleled by his ability to match the right finishes with the right fitment to make the ordinary look extraordinary. When it came to how one of his motors ran, well brother there were few out there that could match his abilities on the bench.
After building a lot of self-assembled, titled customs for customers he met and sold Jeff Cochran one of his builds and they quickly became friends. Jeff would come to Don’s shop on his Christmas vacation every year and he would build a bike while there. After starting a T-shirt company with his wife Beverly, it all came together around 2003. With their T-shirt design “Sucker Punch Sally’s Old-school Choppers and Hotrods” and Don’s shop, Sucker Punch Sally’s began as a motorcycle manufacturing company.
After developing and then selling Sucker Punch in October of 2006 and working with them until 2009 Don went his own way and now rebuilds motors, services bikes and builds the occasional custom at his Miamitown Ohio shop just 200 ft. from his family home. @shovelhead_garage HYPERLINK “http://www.donscustomcycle.com/” www.donscustomcycle.com