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SPEARFISH, SD, June 9 /CNW/ - Lehman Trikes is pleased to announce that
it is donating a 2008 PitBoss trike to the Kids & Chrome 2008 auction
scheduled for Wednesday, August 6th, at the Spearfish Holiday Inn & Convention
Center, Spearfish, SD. Kids & Chrome annually sponsors a fun-filled evening
including reception, dinner, and both silent and live auctions during the
Sturgis Rally. Proceeds of the festive event are divided between two deserving
Black Hills non-profit organizations, Children's Home Society (the Kids) and
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame (the Chrome).
Lehman has announced that the 2008 PitBoss, Lehman's newest turnkey trike
worth approximately $28,000, would be donated to the charity, rather than the
previously announced conversion kit worth approximately $13,000. The PitBoss
originally was designed as a prototype at the request of Polaris Industries
for their 50th anniversary. The PitBoss is powered by the Victory(R)
Kingpin(TM) motorcycle with Victory's(R) own Freedom(R) 100 cubic-inch V-Twin
engine and true 6-speed overdrive transmission. The PitBoss is endowed with
wide-ranging curb appeal, stylish design, comfort and power. The PitBoss
purposely is designed to empower the rider with freedom, fun, and excitement.
Lehman Trikes donated a trike conversion kit including installation and
paint for the Kids & Chrome 2007 Auction; but, generously donated a second kit
after another bidder asked if he could purchase a second kit for the same
price, with proceeds going to the charity. Lehman's donations received the
highest bids of the evening, substantially helping to boost the total amount
raised to approximately $100,000.
The 2008 Kids & Chrome event is supported by the generosity of the
motorcycle community as well as local and national event sponsors including
Budweiser, the Kids & Chrome title sponsor. Other sponsors are Lehman Trikes,
BaggerWorks, Black Hills Harley-Davidson, the Buffalo Chip, Black Hills
Surgery Center, Performance Machine, Baker Drivetrain, State Publishing &
Printing and Sturgis Bike Week.
The live auction will feature items such as the 2008 PitBoss donated by
Lehman Trikes and "The Dakota", a one-off custom bagger, created by Tom
Binyon, owner of BaggerWorks Custom Touring Motorcycles in Wichita, Kansas.
Tickets for the Wednesday, August 6th, Kids & Chrome benefit dinner and
auction can be purchased on-line at www.kidandchrome.com or by calling Stacey
Sharp, Kids & Chrome Event Coordinator, at (605) 341-5226. To become a sponsor
of Kids & Chrome or to donate auction items for the event contact Darla Crown
at Children's Home Society at email@example.com or by telephone (605)
Dan Patterson, President, and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Lehman
Trikes stated, "We are proud to be a sponsor of Kids & Chrome and we urge
motorcycling and trike enthusiasts to participate in this very worthwhile
charity event. Winston Churchill once said, 'We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.' We at Lehman Trikes are truly blessed; we
not only have made a living in this community, but now we have the privilege
to serve our community by giving back a small part of what we have received,
and we hope that it will indeed make a difference."
For further information:
For further information: Sales/Public Relations Information, Kennon D.
Hines, Lehman Trikes USA, Inc., 125 Industrial Drive, Spearfish, SD, 57783,
Phone: (605) 642-2111, Fax: (605) 642-1184, Trading Symbol: LHT:TSXV, Email:
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