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Siren bike, bound for Las Vegas, is unveiled

December 10, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

To many people, a siren means "Attention! Watch out!" But Scott Cawood's siren is another sort - a voluptuous, seductive woman.

Sirens are women who use their sexual attractiveness to lure men.

Cawood, the Sharpsburg-area metal artist featured in The Herald-Mail's Oct. 22 Gallery page, designed the elaborate siren that decorates a high-end motorcycle created by Metropolitan Choppers in Frederick, Md.

The bike was commissioned by Treasure Island Resort & Casino, the Las Vegas resort which unveiled the finished product at its Tangerine Lounge last month.

Metropolitan Choppers is owned by Rick Hill, who lives in Hagerstown. Jim Walczy is spokesman for Metropolitan Choppers and senior partner at Walczy+Hamilton, a Maryland advertising firm. Walczy says the siren-themed bike promotes the resort's "Sirens of Treasure Island" floor show, in which sirens take over a pirate ship. The bike will remain on permanent display in the Treasure Island hotel lobby.

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Cawood spent six months on the siren's design and construction. The siren's hair, which Cawood sculpted from solid steel sticks, flows back over the gas tank. The bodice covers the front of the chopper's down tubes. Two blue halogen headlights lights peer out of her eyes, and waves adorn the front and rear fenders.

To learn more about Metropolitan Choppers and Scott Cawood, visit www.metropolitanchoppers.com and www.cawoodart.com.

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