Jay Allen of Jay Allen’s Road Show has donated a 1967 BSA Lightning motorcycle to be restored and customized by Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles. The bike will be given away live at the Thunder Dome in Sturgis on the evening of Aug. 8 at part of “Re-Cycle for The Troops.”
Dar Holdsworth says: “We are giving this amazing bike away to a military serviceman or woman, active duty, reserve or veteran. This is part of our ‘Re-Cycle For The Troops’ program in conjunction with Pros for Vets.”While the bike was already in great condition, Dar and crew are completely restoring it and replacing out worn parts. Avon Tyres donated the new tires. The winner must be present to win and prove military status.Dar Holdsworth is an Air Force veteran passionate about military causes. He started the Insiders Club online to help make a difference in the lives of military personnel. The Insiders Club helps Holdsworth realize the goal to restore or build five bikes a year to give-away and to raise money for Pros for Vets.The Club is an all access membership pass to the world of Darwin Motorcycles which features online instruction for fabricating parts, building motorcycles, special discounts and giveaways. The membership fee funds the military charity projects.Darwin Motorcycles is also one of four chosen builders for the Rolling Thunder XXV Custom Bike Tribute. Holdsworth and his team built the Navy tribute bike. The other builders are Mike “Kiwi” Tomas, Brigitte Bourget, Billy Lane, and Jay Allen has provided his own custom Army themed motorcycle as a tribute bike. All five bikes honoring each service branch will be on display exclusively at Jay Allen’s Road Show at the Thunder Dome.Jay Allen says: “It makes me proud to be a part of a program and to be a friend of such a person who puts so many man hours and money into a project and then gives it away.“Dar does this because it’s the right thing to do and I’m honored to give him the venue to give the bike away and I’m honored that he chose the Thunder Dome to do this fine gesture.”Jay Allen’s Road Show is at the Thunder Dome Sturgis 2012 from August 3 – 12th. The Thunder Dome is located three miles from Sturgis on Highway 34 across from Full Throttle Saloon. The full event scheduled can be seen at thunderdomesturgis2012.com.