As you all know last month a catastrophe descended on Oklahoma and left that area ravaged. Some of the victims are motorcyclists who lost everything. The story of one such victim caught the attention of IronWorks’ good friend Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles. Dar has made it his mission to help US Navy Vet. Gerald Mobley see that his tornado ravished ’dream bike’ comes to fruition. But Dar needs help and IronWorks is proud to be able to help in anyway we can and one way is to get the word out that parts are still needed, see the list below, so if you’d like to help please do. Now here’s the whole story from Darwin Motorcycles:
“Navy Vet, Gerald Mobley, lost everything in the May 20th tornado that devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Our friend and freelance photo journalist James Pratt came across Gerald during recovery efforts yesterday. Salvaged from the rubble that was once his home, he found what he told James, “was going to be his dream bike”. He had been building it in his garage, piece by piece, as he could afford it. It appears the chassis and motor are salvageable. But this bike is currently part of his worst nightmare. James, knowing about our support for Pros4Vets and our ReCycle For The Troops program, contacted me to relay Gerald’s story. I immediately wanted to help. However, still recovering from a very depressed economy, I have my concerns about the financial aspect of this project. SCREW THAT. We have faith that the motorcycle community will rally with us and WE WILL BUILD HIS DREAM BIKE.”
“Our Tornado Survivor & Navy Vet, Gerald Mobley’s bike is in mock up. For those who are new to this story, Gerald lost his home in the May 20 tornado. Salvaged from the rubble of what was once his home, was the chassis of a motorcycle he was building… his dream bike we are told. We decide to help make his dream bike a reality. And we are happy to report that great companies have stepped up to help us make Gerald’s world a bit brighter. Companies like S&S who is completely refurbishing & rebuilding his motor, Rivera Primo who provided a new Brute Primary drive, Hix Design who is had crafting a custom seat, and more. We will show more photos of the bike as it evolves and tell you about additional companies and individuals who have contributed. Bikernet.com & IronWorks magazine will be covering the build as well. We hope to present it to Gerald soon. Stay tuned for announcements.”
We are grateful for any assistance with parts that anyone might have of the items we have listed below that we need.
If there are any parts line that anyone would want featured on the bike, even if it is not on the list above let me know what it is and we will try to include it in the build.
Marilyn Stemp, Editor, IronWorks Magazine
Source and images: Darwin Motorcycles
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