Indian Chief Motorcycles Bring in over $80,000 at Schwarzenegger-Sponored Fund-RaisersLOS ANGELES--Nov. 19, 2002--Hot off the set of the latest installment of the Terminator franchise, "T3: Rise of the Machines", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, two Indian(R) Chief(R) motorcycles that appeared in the film were auctioned to supporters of the now successful effort to pass California's Proposition 49.
The proposition is designed to increase state grants for before and after-school programs in elementary and middle schools. These programs will provide tutoring, homework assistance, and educational enrichment to children throughout the state.
"I am very thankful to the generous bidders who have contributed to the Prop. 49 campaign," said Mr. Schwarzenegger, "I have been riding Indian motorcycles for years, both on and off screen and I am happy that these Chiefs were also such a big hit at these fundraising auctions."
The first Chief was sold at a fundraiser in Newport Beach for $45,000 along with the Terminator costume worn by Schwarzenegger during the filming of T3. The winning bidder plans to loan the motorcycle and costume to the Orange County Sheriff's Department for use in its after-school DARE anti-drug program.
The second Chief was sold for $40,000 at subsequent fundraiser in the San Francisco area.
Indian Motorcycle Corporation provided eight motorcycles during the filming of Terminator 3, each of which was configured as a specially made police machine. Mr. Schwarzenegger rode the motorcycle during an exciting chase scene in the film. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, one of the most highly anticipated franchise sequels in the history of Hollywood, is scheduled for release on July 3, 2003.
About Indian Motorcycle Corporation
Indian Motorcycle Corporation, based in Gilroy, California, was formed in 1998 to re-launch an American icon. The original Indian Motorcycle Company, which built the first American-made motorcycle in 1901, was a leading motorcycle manufacturer for almost 50 years. Although Indian Motorcycle products were out of production from 1953 to 1999, the Indian brand is still well known to motorcycle enthusiasts because of its reputation for innovation and distinctive styling. Indian currently designs, manufactures and markets a full line of premium heavyweight motorcycles and a broad range of related products, parts, accessories, riding gear and lifestyle apparel. For more information on Indian motorcycles, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
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