News Winner gets Sucker Punch Sally's custom bike

Winner gets Sucker Punch Sally’s custom bike

The CAO La Traviata custom bike, fashioned by renowned bike builder, Sucker Punch Sally’s in conjunction with CAO Cigars, was awarded to one lucky cigar distributor at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers’ Association Convention and International Trade Show held August 8-12 in New Orleans, LA.

CAO Cigars, one of the foremost premium cigar companies in the world partnered with old-school custom bike builder, Sucker Punch Sally’s to create and give away a one-of-a-kind CAO custom bike to commemorate the unveiling of their new La Traviata brand of cigars.
In order to qualify for the giveaway, retailers had to order a certain amount of cigars from CAO. A little over 100 CAO Retailers were in the final drawing held at the 77th Annual IPCPR Trade Show heralded as the most important event of the year for tobacconists. The winner was selected and the bike was recently awarded to Denis Reed, owner of Pars and Cigars of Des Moines, IA.

"I’m amazed and thrilled that I won!" exclaimed Reed after winning the custom bike. "It’s such an honor. Thank you so much to CAO and Sucker Punch Sally’s for making this possible. I can’t wait to get out there and ride it now!"

"The bike that we constructed for the La Traviata brand unveiling was shockingly good," says Sucker Punch Sally’s owner, Christian Clatyon. "We had a lot of fun building the bike and working with CAO It turned out great."

Created to commemorate the debut of CAO’s La Traviata brand of cigars, the bike giveaway was only available to cigar retailers. CAO La Traviata is a full-bodied, full-flavored cigar that combines an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a Cameroon binder and incorporates two different ligero filler tobaccos from the Pueblo Nuevo farm in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

"The modernized old school aesthetic of the Sucker Punch style is a perfect match for our approach toward making cigars," commented CAO Senior Vice President of Marketing Mike Conder.

"We really wanted to reward our retailers with a fully custom motorcycle. CAO is very fortunate to work with such a number of prestigious retailers throughout the country. This is our way of saying thank you." Explains CAO Director is Lifestyle Marketing, Jon Huber.


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