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 just a few miles North to Troy, Missouri in 2012. In 2018 we made the final move to our brand new facility just a couple more miles North from the old Troy location. 2113 Alexandria Crossing, Troy, Missouri is where we will be from now on. We built this shop from the ground up and look forward to continue providing great services to you for many more years to come. 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.

The Owners

Jan Knobbe

(Owner)

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 Knobbe

(Owner)

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.

 

The Crew

William “Sparky” Tindall

(Shop Management)

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.

 

Trent Norris

(Mechanic)

I graduated from Mitchel High School, SD in 2001.  I joined the Army and served our country from July 2001 until December 2013.  I went to Wyoming Technical School in 2014.  I have been following my passion and working on bike’s since I was very young.  I have three boys that are my pride and joy. 

 

 

Jake Knobbe

(Mechanic)

 

Photo Credits: Ed Krupinski

Amanda “Rosie” Lotter

(Parts Department)

I started with Chariots in 2017 at the front counter and was promoted to the parts department in 2020. I spent most of my life in Chicago and made Missouri my home in 2016 which was one of the best choices I’ve ever made.  Being a female in this position has opened me up to both great opportunities and the occasional doubt by others but I am always up for a challenge.  I take great pride in my work and enjoy interacting with each and every one of our unique customers. So, if you can appreciate a big heart with a side of sass, I’m your parts girl. 😉