Chuck Palumbo is a former WWE Super Star Pro-Wrestler and the owner of CP Kustoms. After visiting Walter Reed Hospital in D.C. and learning of Lt. Christopher Palumbo’s (Chuck’s younger brother) heroic efforts in Iraq, in which he was awarded the Silver Star, Chuck was inspired to do something special to thank our troops. From his CP Kustoms bike shop in San Diego, Chuck Palumbo is building “The War Machine”, then he will ride it to the “Horse Smoke Out 10” (May 8-9) in Rockingham, North Carolina. Then, after riding cross-country he will give it away. It’s that simple.
The chopper will be displayed at the run’s two-day launch party in Cottonwood, AZ on Friday, May 8 beginning at 4pm, and continuing on Saturday, May 9 at 10am. Following the launch party Chuck will ride across the country on “The War Machine”. Tickets for a chance to win this handcrafted CP Kustoms original can be purchased at the launch party events and also at the posted Long Run stops across the country. Anyone unable to attend the festivities of the Long Road Run or the “Horse Smoke Out 10” still has a chance to win the “War Machine.” Just visit CP Kustoms to purchase raffle tickets online.
Horse Smoke Out Rally dates and posted stops: Fri, May 8 & Sat, May 9 – Cottonwood, AZ (Two-day Launch Party). Sun, May 10 – ride approx 506 miles to Santa Rosa, NM. Mon, May 11 – ride 427 miles to Oklahoma City, OK. Tues, May 12 – ride approx 243 miles to Clarksville, AR/. Wed, May 13 – ride approx 440 miles to Nashville, TN. Thru, May 14 – ride approx 290 miles to Asheville, NC. Fri, May 15 – ride 200 miles to Rockingham, NC for the final 2 days of the Smoke Out Rally. For more detailed information visit “The Horse Smoke Out 10”.