Meet the Team

Chariots of Fire Customs first opened its doors as a full service motorcycle shop in March 2005 at its first location in Moscow Mills, Missouri. After undergoing 2 expansions, owners Jan and Reine Knobbe decided it was time to move into a larger location to better serve our customers. Chariots of Fire Customs, LLC moved to 216 North Lincoln Drive in Troy, Missouri in September 2012. Be sure to check out our calendar for information about our annual show and other events.

Custom is in our name. Quality is in our products. Service is our reputation.

Meet the Team:

Jan “49%” Knobbe

I have over 30 year experience working on and building motorcycles. After working in the automotive field for over 33 years I retired and opened my own motorcycle shop. I am a master ASE certified mechanic, certified Power Commander Dealer and certified Missouri state inspector.

Reine “Biker Bunny” Knobbe

I’m an Occupational Therapist and motorcycle shop owner. I handle donations, public relations, accounting, and purchasing accessories. Come by and see me, you’re bound to get a smile and a hug.

 

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William “Sparky” Tindall

I am a returning employee of Chariots of Fire. I worked for Jan and Reine from 2005 to 2009 when I went to the USAF. I was injured while deployed in Afghanistan, shortly after returning home the USAF medically retired me. Upon my retirement from the military, I was offered a returning position as the parts manager at COFC, I am thrilled to be back, where I can make new acquaintances and reconnect with the people who I interacted with years ago.

Brandon “New Guy” McGovern

My interest in working on bikes came at an early age. It started by working on race cars with my dad. At age 20 I started working at a shop in Columbia, MO and loved it, but was ready to switch to bikes. I started working for Harley-Davidson but wasn’t thrilled about where that was heading. Then one day, after meeting Jan at one of their bike nights, he called and offered me a job. I’m glad I accepted the offer because the people are great and we take care of each other like a small family.

 

Jack “Smiley” Headrick

I started my mechanical obsession by watching and helping my father with his projects. I owned my first dirt bike at 10 and was taught how to fix it myself. At 16 I applied at Chariots of Fire and was given the chance to prove my hard-earned skills. Since then I have grown and learned a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. The nick-name “Smiley” comes from my friend Peg-Leg, because of my lack of emotion.

 

Amanda “Rosie” Lotter

I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Lincoln County in 2016. I’ve been the Counter Clerk here since July of 2017 and couldn’t be happier. I manage whatever I happen to come across on the retail end of the shop. From sizing you for that new helmet to organizing paperwork, I’m always ready to help keep our customers satisfied with a smile on my face.