Tom Arnold and Victory Motorcycles Team up to Auction off Customized Victory Vision Street for Charity
Artistic Genius of the late Stan Winston Showcased in Custom Paint Design of Award-winning Motorcycle on Display at AMA MotoStars Exhibit
MINNEAPOLIS - July 3, 2008: Victory Motorcycles, a division of Polaris Industries Inc., has gone "Hollywood" teaming up with actor Tom Arnold to create a one-of-a-kind motorcycle geared to raise money for two deserving charities. A Victory Vision Street featuring a custom paint job designed by legendary special effects guru, the late Stan Winston, will be auctioned off on eBay from July 21-30 and all net proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront, which benefits the families of American soldiers, and Camp del Corazon, a pediatric heart patient camp that hosts kids who have undergone invasive and life-changing operations.
The unique paint design created by Winston, a close friend of Arnold's and a riding buddy of many years, was inspired by the recent big-screen feature, "Iron Man" -- one of the legend's last projects before his passing. In addition to the extraordinary paint scheme, the bike also has customized wheels and plates from Ness Customs, a custom 400 watt stereo system designed by Al & Eds Stereo, a custom seat and Pure Victory Gear accessories from Victory Motorcycles.
"The styling of the Victory Vision combined with Stan's creative design and the generous donations of many others have created an unbelievable riding machine," said Arnold. "Motorcycles riders and movie lovers will go crazy for this bike and we are thrilled at the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of the kids at Camp del Corazon and the families who are a part of Operation Homefront with this auction."
Bidding on this revolutionary bike will begin on eBay on July 21 and last for 10 days. The highest bidder at the conclusion of the auction will ride off with a piece of Hollywood history and, more importantly, the knowledge that he or she has helped touch the lives of those involved with two extraordinary charities.
To learn more about the charity motorcycle, visit www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/VRA/NewsEvents/StanWinston.htm. The bike is currently on display in Pickerington, Ohio (just outside of the Columbus area) at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in the recently opened "MotoStars" exhibit. It is featured in a collection of over 50 famous and celebrity-owned motorcycles.
For more information on the exhibit, log on to www.motorcyclemuseum.org/exhibits/Motostars/Motostars.asp.
The winning bidder will have the choice to receive the motorcycle at the Hall of Fame Museum, at a special event in Sturgis, S. D. during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally, or via direct delivery to a local Victory dealership.