Unveiling Of Electric Drag Bike at Sturgis Bike Week … A SUCCESS!

by AaronEquipmentCo27. August 2010 16:06
  Lawless Electric Drag Bike   Susan, Michael and Emily Cohen with Paul Teutul Sr. Orange County Choppers, Lawless Industries, Aaron Equipment and AEK Packaging Equipment recently unveiled the Lawless Electric Drag Bike on Thursday, August 12 at 10:30am at the Sturgis Drag way in South Dakota. The Lawless, AEK Packaging Equipment & Aaron Equipment Electric Drag bike was built with the intention to break the ¼ mile speed record by an electric powered motorcycle, attempting to reach a speed of 200mph.     The Lawless Industries, Aaron Equipment and AEK Packaging , two part “American Chopper” Episode, “Debut of the Lawless Electric Drag Bike” will be airing on September 23rd and 30th on TLC.     *The bike is co-sponsored by Aaron Equipment Company, Inc. and AEK Packaging Equipment, both of Bensenville, IL. Photos from Sturgis Bike Week:         The Sturgis Rally Week is held annually, usually in the first full week of August and generally gathers over 400,000 attendees to bike week. Sturgis Rally Week's 70th Anniversary ended in a successful manner with record breaking crowds of visitors, entertainment, vendors, food and amenities. The Legendary Buffalo Chip is already counting Sturgis Rally Week 2010 as one of its most successful rally gatherings ever. Featured Article in the Rapid City Journal, Sturgis Rally Daily See a Preview of the Lawless Electric Drag Bike on YouTube     Skateboarder and Sculptor Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 Tyler Jerke Vaughn Shafer is set up at the Buffalo Chip working on his 2010 sculpture. Shafer has brought a piece of his work to the rally for the last seven years and has included Sturgis motorcycle rally goers in the work. Two months ago Schafer had a vision to create a large, bronze, statue honoring those that have been killed in action. What he has brought to the rally this year is a large battlefield cross, a makeshift cross using soldier’s boots, rifle and helmet. Shafer said he wanted to create a tribute to those that have served in the Armed Forces. “All this goes to those that gave their lives,” he said softly while crying. “There is a lot of heart going into it.” While at the Buffalo Chip Shafer is giving everyone the opportunity to allow him to engrave their initials into the bronze base of the piece. “Anyone wanting to show their respect can have their initials engraved and a patch for their jacket,” he said. After the rally, Shafer said it will be displayed in Washington, D.C. and he hopes to find a good home for it after that. A kid at heart, Shafer will also attempt to break the world record motorized skateboard record on Thursday, a record he previously held in the 90’s by going 70.55 mph. Shafer is a former Hollywood stuntman. View this article at Sturgis Street Blog at the Rapid City Journal In other battery powered vehicle news: Ohio State University Students Break the Battery Powered Land Speed Record     If you think of electric cars as kind of pumped-up golf carts useful for getting around town but not much else, then you probably haven't encountered the 307-mph Buckeye Bullet 2.5 Built by a group of students at Ohio State University, yesterday the electric car broke their own world land speed record for battery powered vehicles, by averaging 307.66-mph over two runs in opposite directions at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Pretty quick for a glorified golf cart, and I expect it will take some heat off the Tesla people in defending bragging rights for electric vehicles. Unfortunately, I don't think you'll see the Buckeye Bullet in showrooms anytime soon. Click Here To View The Buckeye Bullet 2.5

Electric Drag Bike Unveiling At Sturgis Dragway

by AaronEquipmentCo6. August 2010 16:08
Orange County Choppers, the custom bike shop featured on the TLC television show, American Chopper, will unveil an Electric Drag Bike on Thursday, August 12 at 10:30am at the Sturgis Dragway (SR-79 in North Sturgis). The Lawless, AEK Packaging Equipment & Aaron Equipment Electric Drag bike is being built with the intention to break the ¼ mile speed record, by attempting to reach a speed of 200mph. Orange County Choppers along with Lawless expect this bike that has a 500+horsepower to be the fastest battery powered motorcycle built to date. In addition to the unveil, Orange County Choppers will be displaying custom made bikes and selling merchandise at the Exxon Mobil 1 trailer located at 4th and Lazelle Street. Paul Teutul Sr. and Rick Petko will be doing autograph signings at this location on Thursday, August 12 as well. Rick will be signing from 1pm-3pm, and Paul Sr. from 3pm-4pm. For more information, visit www.orangecountychoppers.com.

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