1-Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts underway in Japan. “On behalf of everyone at Polaris, our heartfelt thoughts and sincerest well-wishes go out to the people of Japan,” said Scott Wine, CEO, Polaris Industries Inc. “Our Japanese partners and friends have supported Polaris for more than 40 years. It’s our hope that this donation can not only help the people of Japan in their recovery, but also honor those who have been so important to Polaris over the years.” The foundation for the strong, ongoing business relationships shared between Polaris and Japan dates back to the late-1960s.
2- 2011 Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The Legendary Buffalo Chip Adds Mind-Blowing Jumps and World Record Attempts to Rally Week Festivities with Freestyle Moto X Riders. A contract with motocross Pro Riders and distance jumpers Trigger Gumm and Derrick McClintock has been signed and the Chip’s Sporting Complex will stand witness to an array of once-in-a-lifetime feats and skill testing jumps. The daredevils will be performing 200 plus jumps daily from August 5 through August 13 with all jumps taking place at midnight. Attempting an array of world record distance jumps including one astounding world record breaking jump on a Harley Davidson during the course of the week, Gumm and McClintock are looking forward to showing “Chipsters” what a gnarly jump really looks like.
3- Balding Bikers. The Hair Club wants you. The hairpiece company sees a potential market in rally crowds and plans to have a presence at rallies over the next six months. It started with Daytona Bike week. “We wanted to take a brand that people look at as dated and to convey to people that this is not your father’s Hair Club,” Lee Zoppa, vice president for marketing and advertising at Hair Club, told the New York Times. As you already know, the company commissioned an “American Chopper” build from Paul Teutul for Hair Club’s 35th anniversary last year. Of course, this chopper got a lot of TV “Hair Play” and will be displayed at the rallies.
4- The Guts & Glory Rally Across America. The inaugural event will depart Los Angeles on a 9,000 (plus) mile, 11 day timed rally across America. Crossing 48 States, and concluding in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Guts & Glory Rally Across America may well total up to 10 Million collective miles ridden by its participants. The Guts & Glory RIDE A MILE sponsorship program is aimed at National and International corporations that are proud to support the work of the Shriners, and the three Veterans charities already a part of the Guts & Glory Rally Across America. As a key component of the Guts & Glory Rally Across America. Sunrise Entertainment will be filming a reality television series throughout the course of the rally. This television series will chronicle the joys, struggles, challenges and most importantly, the personal stories of many of the participants. Filmed in High Definition using cameras mounted on motorcycles, chase vehicles, helicopters and even an ultra-light aircraft, viewers will feel as they are a part of the rally.
5- Did You Know? If you add the last 2 digits of the year you were born to the age you have this year, total is 111. And it’s true for everybody this year. Try… Anyone can explain why?