LAS VEGAS (March 11, 2006) – In an effort to raise money for
children’s charitable causes across the country, PB Choppers of Moravia, Iowa,
is building two custom motorcycles for Speedway Children’s Charities – one to be
raffled and another to be sold during an on-line auction later this year.
The first custom chopper was unveiled today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in
conjunction with the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, where
fans now have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets.
For the on-line auction, PB Choppers will team up with renowned NASCAR artist
Sam Bass for a race-inspired motorcycle that will be unveiled May 20 at Lowe’s
Motor Speedway during activities for NASCAR’s All-Star weekend in Concord,
N.C. The auction will take place Sept. 1-15, with additional details to be
announced at a later date.
“Many of us may not know where Moravia, Iowa, is today, but I promise you
that once fans across the country get a look at these motorcycles, they’ll know
all about PB Choppers,” said General (Ret.) Thomas Sadler, Speedway Children’s
Charities Executive Director. “This bike will roll out of here carrying a
message of hope and promise for children in need everywhere.”
Following this weekend’s events at LVMS, the first of the two custom choppers
will travel to NEXTEL Cup races at Speedway Motorsports properties in Georgia,
Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina and California. Fans will have the
opportunity to view the bike and purchase raffle tickets for $5 each. The
drawing will be held Nov. 5 when NASCAR makes its second visit of the year to
Texas Motor Speedway.
“We wanted to create a ‘wow’ bike that had show-stopping characteristics
including a show-chrome transmission, dressed-up wheels, incredible horsepower
and a blow-your-mind color scheme,” said Jim Wubben, who owns PB Choppers with
his son Shaun.
In addition to the modern design of the bike, the gas tank will be
autographed by Cup Series drivers, significantly increasing the chopper’s value
“The Wubbens have designed bikes worth winning,” said Bruton Smith, chairman
and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Sonic Automotive. “This raffle
and on-line auction provide us with a win-win situation for everyone. Not
only will two lucky individuals ride off on custom choppers, children around the
country will benefit from the proceeds raised by generous race fans.”
Additional information about obtaining tickets online is available by
visiting www.speedwaycharities.org or by
calling (800) 236-2354.