The winner of the this year’s Abbott House Helping with HorsepowerTM Motorcycle Rebuild raffle will be double lucky — because this year’s project includes TWO redesigned Harley-Davidson motorcycles!
The two bikes, named “Second Chances” by the girls, are 2000 and 2004 Harley Davidson Sportsters with low mileage and lots of personality.
We chose these bikes because we wanted them to represent the way the girls feel and the work Abbott House does, Laura Klock, VP of Klock Werks and Helping with Horsepower™ founder, said.
These bikes are very strong on the inside (had great motors), but they were scratched up, dirty, and “rough around the edges” on the outside. At first when the girls looked at the bikes, they wondered what was really wrong with them. But once they looked more closely they recognized that just because the motors appeared to be good, doesn’t mean they didn’t need some work.
The bikes could represent “twins” or best friends, opposites, family, or even “double trouble”, but one theme beyond our foundation of teamwork began to stick. Seeing the two motorcycles together is a powerful reminder for the girls that “you are not alone.” “Second Chances” was chosen as the name for the two bikes because an Abbott House girls said, “We can all relate. We are torn down, emotions tangled, abandoned, but then we get saved, given another chance to rebuild ourselves, to be stronger than before, just like these bikes.”
Two bikes, designed and given away as a set, are a reminder to the Abbott House girls and to the world, that we are never alone
Industry-leading companies who have stepped up to support the 2015 “Second Chances” Helping with Horsepower™ project are motorcycle shop sponsors KlockWerks Kustom Cycles and J & L Harley Davidsonwho have donated a portion of the motorcycle costs, parts, and maintenance support. Local sponsors include Helping With Horsepower, Klock Werks, Liquid Designz, Avera Queen of Peace, Iverson Chrysler, POET Biorefining, Boyd Financial Services, Home Federal, the Mitchell Daily Republic, and Graham Oil. Other sponsors include PPG, AVON Tyres, Vance and Hines, Kuryakyn, RSD, Biltwell, and more!
Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100…One ticket gives you the opportunity to win BOTH bikes! We’ll be drawing the winner during Christmas at the Palace on November 23rd in Mitchell. Purchase tickets here by noon on November 23rd.