Victory Motorcycles has put up for auction the brand new Victory Vision that Kyle Petty will ride this year during his annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America to raise money for the Victory Junction Gang Camp, the company announced today.
Petty will ride the new Victory Vision Tour, launched in January and not available to consumers until the fall, more than 2,800 miles down the East Coast from Maine to Florida. At the conclusion of the ride, the NASCAR hero sign the bike and award it to the auction's highest bidder. All net proceeds from the auction will be donated to the camp, where it will go to help children with chronic and serious illnesses.
Bidding on the autographed bike runs through July 21, on eBay.The $20,000 minimum bid has already been made.
"The Victory Vision auction is another way that we can show our support for Kyle and the kids at Victory Junction Gang Camp," says Tom Tiller, CEO of Polaris Industries. "We are proud of both our longstanding partnership with the charity ride and the opportunity to help raise money and drive forward the inspirational mission of the Pettys and their camp."
The Victory Vision boasts the Minnesota-based company's Freedom V-Twin engine under four inches of cushion in the driver's seat, wind protection and airflow management for all-weather riding and ample storage space.
"I am extremely grateful to the people of Victory Motorcycles for their generosity and support of this year's charity ride," Petty says. "Just getting to ride the awesome Victory Vision is going to be a huge thrill, but to have them donate the bike for auction and help raise money for the kids and the camp is unbelievable."
Petty and his wife, Pattie, created the Victory Junction Gang Camp for children battling chronic and serious illnesses in memory of their son Adam. Each year, more than 250 motorcyclists from around the country join Petty on the cross-country trip and have raised more than $9 million to date for the camp and other selected children's charities. Along the way, Petty and the riders stop to visit with motorcycle and NASCAR fans and spread the word about the ride and the mission to raise money for the camp.