Mar 082012
 


5th Annual Biker Fusion Benefits Soldiers’ Angels

 

March 15th Lineup Includes R. Lee Ermey and Victory Motorcycles

(March 1, 2012—Daytona Beach, FL)  When event promoters Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions and Ken Conte of Rise Above Consulting first launched their “Biker Fusion” fundraiser after Repp’s 10 year run of the Biker’s Ball, they had no idea how much the motorcycle industry and other enthusiasts would embrace the idea of a benefit during Daytona Beach Bike Week for a great cause. In their fifth year and after more than $60,000 raised, Conte and Repp are in awe of the industry’s support as their 5th Annual Biker Fusion fundraiser comes together on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Doghouse Bar and Grill on Main Street in Daytona.

 

This year’s event features a presentation of a custom Victory Motorcycles to legendary Marine and Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a. “Gunny.” Victory will reveal a custom motorcycle designed and painted by the Victory Industrial Design staff that “Gunny” can ride on all his upcoming rides. The fundraiser will once again benefit Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led non-profit that provides aid and comfort to active servicemen and women of the U.S. military as well as veterans and their families. Rally TV will provide red-carpet video coverage of the event.

 

“We’re overwhelmed and humbled by the response we’ve gotten from the motorcycle industry. We’re grateful to our myriad in-kind sponsors, and to Victory Motorcycles and San Diego Harley-Davidson stepping up as new sponsors. The donations for our auction and raffle are a great demonstration of the generosity of this community and the spirit of Daytona Bike Week,” says Ken Conte, event organizer and owner of Rise Above Consulting. “People enjoy the event because it gives motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to rub elbows with an impressive list of world-class, A-List builders, industry leaders and celebrities, while raising money for an outstanding cause.”

 

The general public can attend this VIP event by making a $25 donation at the door, and those planning to come are encouraged to RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/events/238503579576295/. This year’s fundraising event includes a live auction featuring Precision Billet products, entertainment, and a number of great bikes from an impressive line-up of builders, moto-journalists and industry notables.

 

“Last year’s hosts Dave Perewitz and Paul Yaffe return, joined by Steve Broyles for this year’s benefit,” says Carrie Repp, event organizer and owner of R&R Promotions. “They did a fantastic job firing up the crowd and getting people to look within and donate, and this year they are all donating something handcrafted for the auction. It’s amazing for us to see the overwhelming support we receive each and every year, and it has been an honor to plan and organize an event that benefits such a worthwhile cause.”

 

Biker Fusion has quickly become an industry and Daytona Bike Week staple, and organizers hope to continue raising funds for our troops for years to come. Event sponsors for the 5th Annual Biker Fusion include: The Doghouse Bar and Grill; Kandgcycles.com; Spectro Oil; Rise Above Consulting; R&R Promotions; Hot Leathers; Ride Wright Wheels; San Diego Harley-Davidson; Panama City Beach Motorcycle WeekPrecision Billet and Victory Motorcycles . This year’s auction and raffle features products from Choppers Inc.; Danny Gray Seats; Michael Lichter Photography; Hardcore Watch Company by Steve Soffa; Covingtons Customs; Wolfgang Publishing; Arlen NessBuck Lovell Photography; Deadwood Tobacco; Fab Kevin Steel Chopper PartsIndian Larry Motorcycles; Fred Kodlin; David Uhl; and Sara Liberte. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the general public for a $25 donation at the door, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Soldiers’ Angels.

 

About Biker Fusion

Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions started The Bikers Ball and produced it for 10 years, raising more than $1 million for Boys & Girls Clubs with the support of the motorcycling community. She moved on to producing the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse, and saw an opportunity to continue the tradition of an industry event for a good cause during Daytona Bike Week to benefit Soldiers’ Angels. Repp saw firsthand the great public relations work Ken Conte was doing for the Roadhouse, and asked him to join forces to create Biker Fusion. “Fusion” came from how Repp, Conte and many others fused their energy, effort and monies for a worthwhile cause. With the Roadhouse on hiatus this year, Repp is working to on new opportunities. She and Conte wanted to continue Biker Fusion together, and teamed up to continue raising money for our troops and providing an opportunity for their friends and associates to come together each year in Daytona Beach Bike Week. As a team, they are proud that the event has raised so much money for U.S. troops, and they are thankful for the amazing support they’ve gotten over their five years of collaborating on the best industry event of Daytona Beach Bike Week.

 

About Rise Above Consulting:

Rise Above Consulting is a full-service public relations and marketing agency focused on the American V-Twin motorcycle industry. We work hard to ensure that your company gets in the news. We impact your bottom line by giving you top-line exposure through targeted media relations, brand building and event coordination.

 

About R&R Promotions:

R&R Promotions is a multi-faceted “live marketing” special events and promotions company with experience in nearly every area of event development, promotion and production. Reliable and personable, Carrie Repp is a strategic, behind-the-scenes planner focused on results. R&R’s approach is visionary yet realistic, whether creating a corporate-sponsored event, motorcycle rally, high-end private affair, successful fund-raiser, or a national promotion.

 

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Auction Items Include:

 
“Gunny” Autographed Posters from Full Metal Jacket

 

“After the Storm”
Value $100

Contributed by Michael Lichter FRAMED

 

“Early Morning”
Value $100
Contributed by Michael Lichter

Brass Knuckle His & Her Necklaces
Value $70

Contributed by Fabricator (FAB) Kevin

Soul Collector Watch with Stingray Band and Swarovsky Crystals
21 Jewel Automatic
Value $500
Contributed by Hardcore Watch Company by Steve Soffa

“Advanced Custom Motorcycle Painting by Dave Perewitz”
Value $27.95

Contributed by Wolfgang Publishing

Front Brake Calipers
Fits 2008 –2012 FLT bagger
Right & Left
Value $400
Contributed by Arlen Ness

Bike Photo Shoot in Sturgis
Magazine Style Photo Shoot by Buck Lovell

Value $500
Contributed by Buck Lovell
Covington Customs
CNC Tribal Design BDL Belt Drive Cover
Value $500
Contributed by Covington Customs

Danny Gray Airhawk XL Seat for Bagger
Value $600
Contributed by Danny Gray Enterprises

 

Tribal Design Hard Bag & Latch
Contributed by Precision Billet
Value $150

Dan Akyroyd Autographed Crystal Head Vodka

Collector’s Item
Contributed by Dan Akyroyd and Diamond Dave

 

Bishop Tavern & Lounge (Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona)
$200 gift certificate
Contributed by Diamond Dave

 

Indian Larry Motorcycles Gift Package featuring an Indian Larry taillight, T-Shirts, buttons and stickers
Value $350
Contributed by Bobby & Elisa Seeger

RON de JEREMY Autographed Spiced Rum
Ron Jeremy & Diamond Dave

 

TBD Item

Value tbd
Contributed by Fred Kodlin

Assorted Cigars Gift Package
Contributed by Deadwood Tobacco
Value $400

 

Choppers Inc. New Product
2” Risers, Ball-Milled Pegs, Folding Foot-Pegs in an aluminum gift case.
Contributed by Choppers Inc
Value $600

To-date, this particular set is the first to be offered for public sale, featuring a couple of new introductions AND our brand-new Matte Black anodized finish –which is super cool.  Billy will also be using these same items on his USAF bike build for Rolling Thunder.

Dark Side CNC air cleaner
Value $400

Contributed by Precision Billet

Man & Machines “Dave Perewitz” photo art signed poster

Value $100.00

Contributed by Sara Liberte

 

 

“Autumn Knuckle”
Fine Art by David Uhl

Value $1250
Note: Uhl’s pieces have sold for as much a $150,000

Gunny Autographed items

Paul Yaffe  Custom painted tank half that can be mounted on the wall or table

Dave Perewitz

Steve Broyles

 


 

Mar 032011
 

There are a few types of footprints out there… there is; of course, Vans and Converse… and I suppose for some of you there is Air Walk.  Oh, ok, and for all you old guys, there are the engineer boot prints, but the younger set is probably still stompin’ around in their Doc’s.  But that is not exactly what I am talking about.  No, this footprint is somewhere between those just stated, and that notorious “carbon” footprint we are all worried about.  This footprint is pretty awesome, actually.  It is an effort put together by Lisa Ballard and The Limpnickie Lot (read, mostly Vans footprints), to raise some cash and put some food onto the shelves of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Now last year they did a good job… Hell, anything at all is good when you are talking about helping to feed a family… but I know this year will be even better!  So read the press release below and please, please give something… You don’t want to lug canned goods in your saddlebag all the way from Oregon?  You will be happy to know that they will accept cash.

 

Give a little, help a lot, and enjoy Bike Week.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

L&R,

 

ArtBiker

 

The Limpnickie Lot joins forces with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for the Limpnickie Lot Footprint

 

We are proud to announce that for the second year the Limpnickie Lot Footprint will be left with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida during Daytona Bike Week. The Limpnickie Lot Footprint was created to leave an impression within the rally communities.

We are asking you to stop by the local grocery store and pick up a few extra canned goods to help replenish the bare shelves. You can add your donations to the big red bins located at the Stone Edge Skatepark throughout the week. We will also be accepting cash donations as their state program that allows them to buy it back for a greater amount With the generous donations during last year’s Bike Week, we raised $550.00. We chose to spend the first hundred dollars at the local Food Lion store to add to the bins, which was a total of 140 lbs. of non-perishable food.  We then proceeded to write a few checks totaling $450.00 to the Second Harvest Food Bank. “With Second Harvest of Central Florida’s buying power equates to $4050.00 dollars worth of food. That in turn will feed 83 families of four for 4 days. We really appreciate you thinking of us and starting this program. You have made a lot of needy families happy,’ stated Second Harvest operation manager, Bob Thomas

We look forward to a great Bike Week and would like to thank you in advance for your contribution. If you are not heading to Daytona but would love to donate, please go to the Limpnickie Lot blog, http://limpnickie.wordpress.com/ and click the PayPal link on the left side panel. 100% of the donations will go to Second Harvest Food Bank

For more information about the Limpnickie Lot Footprint, please contact Lisa Ballard at lisa@shinysidemarketing.com

 

 

 

Lisa M. Ballard

603-377-0517

www.shinysidemarketing.com

http://theshinyside.blogspot.com/

 

Feb 252011
 

David Uhl has a new piece out for Daytona’s Anniversary Rally… Check it out and check him out in person in Daytona… Hey, check me out there too!  I will be roaming the streets, so come and find me.

Love, Respect, and Fine Art,

ArtBiker

We are excited to announce the release of David Uhl’s latest masterpiece, “Ready to Rally”.  This piece is the 7th in the Daytona Commemorative Series and features a beautiful lady biker, readying her ride for the next leg in front of Daytona Harley-Davidson on Beach Street (image below).

In David’s words, “This being the anniversary year for the rally, I wanted to paint a subject that was very rally specific.  Looking over the last six years of my Daytona Commemorative pieces, I realized that there was not a “Bike Week ” depiction in the whole group. So I thought it appropriate this year to create  a work  that represented a sight  that would most certainly grab your attention while you were cruisin’ the streets.  This is my favorite model Elizabeth and she will be with us at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach on the 11th and 12th to meet and greet all those who care to stop by and say hello”.

As with his previous Daytona pieces, David will make these prints available through the end of this year’s rally (March 13th).  Edition numbers will be assigned as orders are taken and shipping is included in the prices below within the lower 48 United States.

Hand-signed, numbered canvas giclee prints:

“Regular” – image size 20″ x 30″, $895 framed

“Large” – image size 28″ x 42″, $2,850 framed


To reserve your print, simply respond to this email or call me at the number listed below.  David will be in his gallery at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach (outside the front door of the dealership) from March 4-13.


Best regards,


Greg


Greg Rhodes

National Sales Manager

Uhl Studios

David Uhl Fine Art


15801 W. Colfax Avenue

Golden, CO  80401


Cell 303-913-4840

Fax 303-985-5490

greg@uhlstudios.com


 

 

 

“Ready to Rally”
Daytona Commemorative 2011
David Uhl

Daytona’s Rat’s Hole Show… always a great time!

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Feb 132011
 

It’s time for Daytona Bike Week and you don’t want to miss out on this show. This will be the largest show Daytona and the Rat’s Hole is pulling out all the punches. 
     We are making new trophies for this year and the Famous Rat’s Hole Big Daddy Rat trophy is going 3 deep.  Our famous model builder and judge Ken Glenn is up for the task. Ken has been building unbelievable models for years and he brings his famous talent to the Rat’s Hole awards. This will be a collector’s item for the special bike builders that place in the Top 3. These Winners are going home with a first class prize.

The Rat’s Hole will host Live on Stage the World Bike Showdown. Three famous bike builders from around the World will compete for the crown. The Winner will be determined by a peoples vote. Everyone who comes through the front door will get one vote ticket to vote for the bike that they like the best. 
 
 The Rat’s Hole is also bringing back the Ratty Rag. The Ratty Rag was started in 1974 in Daytona Beach by Big Daddy Rat.  This was the first FREE motorcycle newspaper in Daytona and up to the date that Big Daddy Rat got sick, there has been over 1 Million copies given away.

Go to www.ratshole.com and pre-register today for the World Famous Bike Show. We will also have a Rat’s Hole Bar and you can pre buy a collector mug. If you would like to advertise in the Ratty Rag give us a call at 386-454-3496. 
 
 The Rat’s Hole with M/C Radical Randy and a tattoo and Ratmate contest will be a Great Party.

Ted & Pam and the Rat’s Hole Gang