Drawing for classic bike in September
Recent inquiries indicate rising interest in the classic 2003 Indian Chief Roadmaster motorcycle that the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation will award at its yearly drawing at 3 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011.
The bike, given by Jon Marshall of Rapid City, SD, has 9,013 actual miles and is displayed near the entrance of the Welcome Center. You can see a gallery of photos here.
Proceeds from the benefit raffle drawing will help to match the $5 million T. Denny Sanford Foundation gift challenge that is funding the development of the horse’s head on the giant mountain carving.
Bike raffle tickets are $20 each or three for $50. To buy tickets or get details about the fund-raising benefit sale, please call (605) 673-4681 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crazy Horse Memorial’s dream-building fleet of motorcycles has included:
- 2006 – “Warrior,” created and donated by Elite Custom Motorcycles of Prescott, AZ. The 2005 custom bike toured for a year and sold more than 13,000 tickets that generated $217,300 for the nonprofit Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. The bike, valued at $26,755, was won by Andy and Brenda Bober of Avon, CO. They never rode it. Instead, they gave the bike, displayed at Crazy Horse even after the drawing, for permanent display at the Memorial on Ruth Ziolkowski’s 84th birthday in 2010.
- 2007 – Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic, donated by Ray and Debra Croghan of Denver, CO. Paul Poissant of Whitingham, VT, won the specially-painted touring bike, which sold 6,141 tickets and raised nearly $110,000.
- 2008 – A Heritage Softail Classic, acquired by the Memorial from Black Hills Harley Davidson of Rapid City, SD, generated more than 7,700 ticket sales that grossed $138,000. James Sokolik of Santa Clarita, CA, won the bike.
- 2009 – Bob Gilchrest of Mineral Wells, W.Va., won the 2008 model Harley-Davidson Street Glide that featured a custom paint theme celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982). Ticket sales totaled $120,570.
- 2010 – “Commitment,” the custom chopper created and donated by Eric Gorges of Voodoo Choppers of Clinton Township, Michigan. The bike, valued at $32,000, generated $44,000 in ticket sales and was won by a Missouri National Guardsman, Bryan Crabtree of Pineville.