At an early age, Don Bloom developed a serious need for speed. Whether it was racing his brother on farm tractors or riding horses along a ditch road, Don always wanted to be the fastest. Nothing much changed when he bought his first scooter, a 1961 Cushman. You could always find him working on it, tuning and tweaking this or that, trying to get more power.
Don has bought and built many motorcycles through the years, more than 40 total, most of which he raced. Don’s racing experience has come in many forms. His motorcycle racing experience includes Drag Racing, Motocross, Flat Track, TT and Enduro. He also competed in NHRA Super Stock classes, IHBA Drag Boat racing and AHDRA motorcycle Drag Racing. Don still races an AHDRA STREET PRO bike that can run a quarter mile in the high 8s at 150+ mph.
Since retiring from a successful career in the architectural concrete business, Don builds motorcycles full time. HammerDown Cycles and Speed Shop has grown into a shop known for very fast street Harleys, drag bikes and custom bikes. HammerDown Cycles and Speed Shop specializes in building complete one-of-a-kind motorcycles or even a simple one-off component for your bike. We use CAD programming to design pieces that you can’t buy out of a catalog. Meticulous attention to detail results in fit and finish second to none.
Our mission is to provide our customers with a bike that replaces a saturated market of over-painted, over-chromed clone bikes with a clean, tough-looking custom that has a raw, race-bred look and stance.