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August 23rd, 2013
So you're a Seattle Seahawks fan and you think your Russell Wilson jersey, Shaun Alexander bobblehead or Matt Hasselbeck living room shrine might not be enough to show just how big of a fan you really are.
Well, you're in luck. For just a $50 donation to charity, you can buy a chance to win what might be the ultimate piece of Seahawks team flair: A $60,000 custom motorcycle that is sure to garner plenty of attention around Seattle.
According to MyNorthwest.com, Keith Wong is a Seattle-based craftsman who was approached by Patrick 'PT' Town, the founder and executive director of Union Ride & Charity Rally, to build a custom made bike to raise money for local charities.
Wong eventually created a bike that is definitely one of a kind. (When's the last time you saw a Hell's Angel sporting "action green"?) It's currently being raffled off and fans can buy tickets at a number of locations around the Seattle area.
"I've never built a bike like this,” Wong told MyNorthwest.com. “I looked at it and thought 'Oh man, I only have three weeks to complete this bike?' The other shops said this will take four months and I said 'oh well, I'm going to give it my best shot.'"
The bike is a 2005 Harley Davidson Road King, which was chosen because that was the year Seattle won the NFC championship and reached the Super Bowl. And, hey, it probably gave Wong more room to work than a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja.
Here are some the bike’s features:
• A handcrafted Seahawks head attached to the front of the bike.
• Reversed exhaust pipes shaped like talons.
• Football on the engine and a custom air cleaner modeled after CenturyLink Field.
• Seats from game-used footballs.
• Impending autographs by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and several players.
• The possibility of avoiding a speeding ticket if the officer is a Seahawks fans (okay, speed at your own risk).
Union Ride & Rally will raffle off the bike for charity at a free event on Sept. 7 at the Downtown Harley Davidson of Renton, Seattle. The event reportedly will raise money for several non-profit organizations, including Northwest Harvest, A.N.E.W., Helmets to Hardhats and the Awareness, Education and Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Youth Football.
How cool is this bike? Well, let's just say there's a hairy guy in Minnesota who's probably a little "action green" with envy today.
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