Charity: Host Viewing Party for American Chopper Episode With Wheelchair-Accessible Trike

FOUND AT DEALER NEWS –

Paul Teutul Sr. and the crew from Orange County Choppers have built a wheelchair-accessible trike to raise funds for the Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation. People can participate, the foundation said, by hosting a viewing party for the American Chopper episode scheduled to air on TLC on Thursday, Jan. 7.

The trike allows someone living with paraplegia to ride a motorcycle without having to transfer from his or her wheelchair. The bike includes a five-speed, hand-controlled transmission with reverse. A built-in electric ramp rises and declines at the touch of a button, allowing a wheelchair to roll into place, automatically lock in and then roll out. Top speed is 110 mph.

“Earlier this year, we approached the OCC team with the idea of creating a fully accessible, custom chopper, like only Paul’s team at OCC could design and produce,” the foundation’s Peter Wilderotter stated in a press release. “Not only did they jump at the opportunity, but they embraced it and took it to a level we could have only imagined.”

Teutul Sr. said, “This bike represents freedom and independence to someone living with paralysis. It provides a paralyzed individual the opportunity to partake in an activity they love doing, regardless of the chair. This chopper was by far the biggest challenge of any bike we’ve ever created; however, it was our honor and pleasure to participate.”

To spread awareness and raise funds, the Reeve Foundation encourages people to host viewing parties. “We are inviting people to gather their friends and make a small donation to join the party. Please check your local viewing times and tune in Jan. 7,” Wilderotter said.

As further incentive, the party that raises the most money will win a VIP tour of the OCC facility for four people. For more information, or to host or attend a viewing party, go to www.ChristopherReeve.org/OCC. The site also has a video previewing the episode.

Comfort by Design Battery Sentry

Comfort by Design Accessories has unveiled its new battery sentry and auto guard. The fully automatic unit can be left attached to a battery for long periods of time, so bikes can be ready to go at a moment’s notice, the company says. The unit is light and compact.

Comfort by Designs also offers solo seats and other accessories.

Contact: Comfort By Design, 319-389-0798,www.comfortbydesignacc.com

Rebel Girl Expands Product Line

Rebel Girl street apparel and accessories has expanded its offerings to meet the needs of the vintage and sportbike markets. Rebel Girl’s original apparel line serves the American cruiser market. Visit the company’s website for a full catalog.

Contact: MC Leather Works, 586-786-0300, www.rebelgirl.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This will be the last few posts for 2009 – What a rough one……2010 promises to be exciting and prosperous. The economy is on the rise, alot of infrastructer jobs funded by the government are suppose to start – which means people back to work.

2010 is the 5 year Anniversary of South Side Kustoms which means we will be running lots of promotions and events. Like our 1st Annual Rumble in the City July 31st 2010 – South Side Kustoms Grand Open House June 5th 2010 with car/bike cruise – band and more. Our 2010 Charity Raffle Bike to Benefit the Buffalo Dream Center – This will also be our 5th Annual Christmas Party for Toys for Tots December 11th 2010.  Watch our events page for all the details. http://www.south-side-kustoms.com/EVENTS.html

I want to wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year – I look forward to makeing and continue the frienddships we have mad into the year 2010 and beyond. Thank You for your support and friendship.

From Jason – Starfuker and the South Side Kustoms family –

Happy New Year!

LAST WEEK for FREE SHIPPING!

This is the Last Week for FREE SHIPPING on SSK’s YEAR END SALE! After January 1st 2010 – prices on our bikes will unfortunately have to go up to compensate for the industry price increases on us. BUT the increase will only be $400 – $500.  BUT HERE IS A HINT TO NEXT YEAR – 2010 is the 5 Year Anniversary of South Side Kustoms – so we will be running all kinds of 5 year anniversary specials!

http://www.south-side-kustoms.com

Motor City Motors on Discovery Channel

I have to admit I was against watching this show at first. But I caught it last night due to lack of anything else on. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Done in the whole – MONSTER GARAGE theme – 5 days to build something – different shop hosts (Detroit Brothers). But all in all a good watch. will this lead to more hotrod and motorcycle shows on Discovery Channel again? I hope so….it makes for good TV – and interest in our industry. Good Luck Detroit Brothers.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=1.16190.26016.38741.1

Snow in Buffalo

Yeah Yeah – I know – no big deal – Us Buffalo folks are used to the snow and winter. But here is a photo worthy pic of a glimpse out our door this morning. We were only suppose to get 2-4 inches according to the weather man….lol