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Custom 2008 Diablo Chopper to Help The Dream Factory
There is a lot of power in a motorcycle engine. There is also a lot of power in how one particular motorcycle can make dreams come true. The Dream Factory is an organization that grants wishes to children 3 through 18 who are chronically or critically ill. It contacted Derby City Customs with a wish of its own.
Derby City Custom Motorcycle with 113 cubic-inch Ultima engine and six speed Ultima transmission on a 2008 Diablo frame will be raffled for The Dream Factory
Artist Gary Smith airbrush design represents the face of any child
The Dream Factory asked brothers Jeremy and Jason Cantwell of Derby City Customs to design a motorcycle that will be used in a raffle where the proceeds go to sick children. Both companies are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Dream Factory logo was designed for Derby City Customs by Unique Designs Upholstery
The Dream Factory grants dreams to children 3 through 18 who are critically or chronically ill
The Cantwell brothers donated their time for two months and designed a custom chopper from concept to completion.
“The chopper is all hand molded sheet metal,” said Jeremy Cantwell. “It has a Softtail design that is eight inches up and five inches out.” A powerful 113 cubic-inch Ultima engine with a six speed Ultima transmission were built into the 2008 Diablo frame. It is ready to ride equipped with K&N Engineering air and oil filters. “K&N makes all of our filters for every one of our custom bikes,” said Cantwell. “We put the best we had on this custom chopper and K&N is our filter of choice. K&N makes the best air and oil filters on the market.”
The electric blue bike was painted by Jerry Smothers and the seat was created by Unique Designs Upholstery to model the Dream Factory logo. “The faces of the kids on the bike are all air brushed by Gary Smith of Louisville, Kentucky,” said Cantwell. “They faces are not modeled after any particular child, but were made to represent all children with hope.”
Raffle tickets are on sale at $20.00 a piece. Derby City Customs want to raise at least $100,000 for The Dream Factory. To buy a raffle ticket contact Derby City Customs or The Dream Factory in Louisville, Kentucky. The raffle ends October 25, 2008 and the bike will be shipped to the winner.
All dream expenses are paid for through donations, fundraising efforts and in-kind contributions to The Dream Factory. The average cost of a dream is $5,000.
“If we can send a child to swim with dolphins or to an amusement park, the look on the kids faces will make it all worthwhile,” said Cantwell. “We hope this bike will raise awareness for The Dream Factory and the work they do.”
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