Victory partners with Klock Werks for memorial bike

Publish Date: 
Apr 12, 2012

To the staff at Klock Werks, the Mitchell, S.D., custom and performance shop, it’s fitting that the heart of Vic Briggs beats on.

Briggs, a beloved member of the Klock Werks team, died as the result of an auto accident in June 2011. It‘s in his memory that Klock Werks and Victory Motorcycles have teamed up to create “Tattooed for Life,” a dazzling Victory custom that will be raffled to raise funds for Vic’s four young children and to raise organ donor awareness.

Vic was just 29 when he died. He was a registered organ donor, and his heart beats on, fueling the life of a teen-aged boy. Brian Klock, president of Klock Werks, joked that the staff expects the boy to someday experience Vic’s passions for high-performance motorcycles – and vanilla ice cream. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit “The Br Kids,” Vic’s four children whose names all begin with Br: Brooke, Brittany, Brandy and Brycen.

Complete details about the custom “Tattooed for Life” bike and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets online are available at the Klock Werks website, www.kustombaggers.com/vic.htm.

The bike and organ donor awareness effort also pay tribute to Austin Shimon, a friend of the Klock Werks team who died following a motorcycle accident in 2009 at age 20. He, too, was an organ donor who posthumously enriched the lives of others.

A video featuring Brian Klock discussing Vic, Austin and the custom bike is online at http://youtu.be/UCHMFGFsmN4.

The raffle will continue until October 20, 2012, when the winner’s name will be drawn during Biketoberfest, Vic’s favorite motorcycle event. More information about how to register to become an organ donor is available at www.donatelifeamerica.org.

Klock Werks press release posted by Holly Wagner

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