Historic Signed Indian Chieftain Tank in Auction
Friday, January 3, 2014
How’d you like to own a piece of motorcycling history and help out a good cause at the same time? Apparently the Motorcycle Engineering, Design and Development team at Indian Motorcycle Co. have all signed a gas tank from a 2014 Indian Chieftain
that is going on the auction block to benefit the Twin Cities YMCA. Even Polaris Industries CEO Scott
This gas tank from a 2014 Indian Chieftain has been signed by the team who helped design and build it. Even Polaris CEO Scott Wine scribbled his name on it. The historic one-of-a-kind collectible is up for auction with proceeds benefitting the Twin Cities YMCA and its at-risk youth programs.
Wine got in on the action, jotting his signature on the Chieftain tank as well. The Chieftain made history this past summer as the first hard-faired bagger ever produced by Indian, and this tank signed by the people behind making it happen is one-of-a-kind. To sweeten the pot, it’s been professionally mounted in a Plexiglass display case and is ready to brighten up the foyer, office, or showroom of one lucky business.
The Indian Motorcycle Co
. and parent company Polaris undertook the endeavor hoping “to raise awareness and support for YMCA Youth Intervention Services.” Twin Cities YMCA just happens to be their local chapter, and all proceeds will go “directly to help engage at-risk youth in pro-social activities introducing them to power sports.”
You’ve got until January 31 to get your bid in before the auction closes. The reserve bid has been set at $5000. But as stated, this is the only one of its kind out there. The fact that it’s been signed by everybody involved gives it historical significance. And proceeds will go to help at-risk kids.
The tank is headed to the 23rd annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction January 9-11, one of the biggest auctions around of highly collectible, antique motorcycles. Lots of people with deep pockets will soon get a gander at it, so let the bidding wars begin!
Here’s a link to the YMCA Twin Cities site with information on placing a bid, as well as a contact for anybody interested in obtaining more information.
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