|One of the first Crocker 'big twins', serial #8 from 1936, a 'small tank' model, to be raffled off. The Crocker was a limited-production factory hot-rod, and equalled the HRD Series A Rapide twin, introduced the same year, as the fastest production motorcycles in the world. Curiously, both machines had about the same production figures - 'around 75' - and both are obscenely expensive today|
Just in time for the EJ Cole auction in Las Vegas (I'll be your 'color man' on the podium), in which a Crocker will be sold among many other very rare American machines, comes news of the Megabike Raffle. The basic premise is simple; as a fundraiser for the Amelia Island Foundation, Dale Walksler of the Wheels Through Time Museum has put up one of his Crockers (#8, an original 'hemi-head' model) as the grand prize in a raffle. There will be a limit of 5000 tickets sold, and each ticket is $1000, although there's a discounted rate for buying multiple tickets.
|Dale Walksler with the engine that started the ball rolling...|
|David Uhl's painting 'The Discovery', part of the grand prize|