ANTHONY 'ANT' PARTRIDGE
Anthony Partridge has always been passionate about motorcycles, but it took many years for him to realize this passion would be the final driving force to his success. He got his first bike at the age of 11, but it wasn’t until he got his first Harley that he started properly building bikes. His fascination with metals and alloys, however, began when he started an apprenticeship as a machinist at the foundry where his father worked. He enjoyed the job, but soon realized the factory life just wasn’t for him.
In the meantime, he worked a variety of jobs – machinist, tool and die maker, engineer on super yachts, commercial ship designer/builder, project manager in a ship repair company, super-car mechanic, divemaster, competition flair bartender, founder and co-owner at Europe's first ever bartending school, night club manager/owner, restaurant manager, construction worker, furniture mover, interior designer, really BAD actor in his web TV series “American Icon Meets Driver,” and more. However, with bikes being his one true passion, it was only a matter of time before he got back to his first love, motorcycles.
When Ant was offered a job at a new custom motorcycle shop in Marbella with his best friend and roommate at the time, Pete, he immediately knew that this was his dream job. However, eventually, due to financial difficulties at the shop, Anthony and Pete were forced to leave their jobs.
Ant and Pete had a plan to open up their dream bike shop – the pair spent three years preparing, but right before they were ready to open, Ant received the terrible news that Pete had crashed his bike in Germany and died. When Ant and Pete’s other friends started to organize a party to say goodbye, Ant ran into another old friend who shared his same dream and passion for motorcycles, and the two opened a shop together. Ant was the creative force in the business and built an unknown brand from the ground up – within three short years he was taking commissions from the world’s largest motorcycle brands. He not only designed and created some of the world’s most jaw-dropping customs, but his eye for design led him to create production parts and custom apparel for motorcycles and enthusiasts.
Eventually, Ant realized it was time to move on and broaden his horizons even further – he wanted to travel more, and develop his craft and relationships with suppliers and brands globally. Soon he was working throughout the European Union as a consultant, designer and custom bike builder for many of the industry’s top manufacturers. Ant enjoys traveling the world to places such as Germany, France, Holland and the UK, building unique bikes as he goes and working in primitive conditions – he built his first bike in his living room.
Born in the UK but raised in Canada, Ant has lived in Spain for the last 17 years and now is fusing old styling with new technology. He set up one of Spain’s biggest custom motorcycle shops and now has over 10 years of experience designing and building custom motorcycles. He’s built up a worldwide reputation and prides himself on his well rounded skill set and his exemplary customer service.
Ant has now added another new chapter to his life – working on Discovery Networks International’s new series, GOBLIN WORKS GARAGE https://www.questtv.co.uk/goblin-works . When he isn’t filming the new show, you’ll find him at one of many custom motorcycle shows around the globe with one of his newest bike builds, riding, racing and doing anything he can that involves two wheels and mayhem.