Online Auction Of An Autographed Indian Chieftain Fuel Tank

1chieftaintank2chieftaintankThe Indian Motorcycle Engineering, Design and Development team as well as Scott Wine – CEO of parent company Polaris – have come together to create a unique piece of history in hopes to raise awareness and support for Twin Cities YMCA Youth Intervention Services.

They all autographed an original 2014 Indian Chieftain gas tank on which you can bid until midnight January 31, 2014. The Chieftain is the first even bagger made under the Indian brand. Reserve bid is $5000.

This piece of history will come professionally mounted in a plexiglass presentation case for displaying. All proceeds will go directly to help engage at-risk youth in pro-social activities, introducing them to power sports. You can submit your bid, indicating amount, name, address and phone number by emailing to: Indiantankbid@ymcatwincities.org

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15 Responses to “Online Auction Of An Autographed Indian Chieftain Fuel Tank”


  1. 1 Doug Jan 1st, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Enough Hollywood, Indian. Just humbly build the best and as wide of a variety of bikes that you can. There’s plenty of other ways to raise cash for charity

  2. 2 Doug Jan 1st, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    e.g. i bet the tank (w/o signatures) that was intended to be bolted to the very first ever produced Bagger would fetch more cash.

  3. 3 scampman13 Jan 2nd, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Any effort to help the less fortunate is very commendable in my eyes!
    And if it was not for Cyril, we would probably not even know about the good deed!

    Happy New Year to all.

  4. 4 JackS Jan 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Capturing a bit of history in the making while donating to a charitable cause ain’t all that bad in my book.

  5. 5 Doug Jan 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I don’t disagree with history & charitable causes. Are any line worker’s signatures on that tank?

    Do you see the point now about the signatures? It takes the entire company

  6. 6 Drake Jan 2nd, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Doug. I think that it’s you who don’t see the point.

  7. 7 Robert Pandya Jan 2nd, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    This is a pro-production tank – this it’s signed by the men and women who were connected to the design and creation of the new Indian Chiefs.

    Certainly there will be an opportunity to involve the Spirit lake crews as we have done may times in the past with Victory. They are great people there and throughout the company.

    If it’s not for you, that’s fine. Just pass it over. But don’t degrade peoples attempts to help their fellow man. If you have that energy – go volunteer or something.

    For those who want to put their money into a complete motorcycle, we are auctioning off the lowest publically available VIN (007) via the Barrett Jackson Auction in a couple of weekend. ALL the proceeds go to help fund the Operation Ride Home program started by Jack Daniel’s. That program puts money into the hands of our lower ranking service members so they can get home for the holidays from where ever they are stationed. It’s a red Chief Vintage with some custom work done by Brian Klock and the Klock Werks crew.

    More information is available here: http://www.jdoperationridehome.com/home/checkAgeForm/?from=http://www.jdoperationridehome.com/

    And Here: http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2013/12/07/operation-ride-home-indian-motorcycle-and-jack-daniels-partner-to-help-send-armed-services-personnel-home-for-the-holidays/

    Register for the auction here: http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?ln=1586&aid=525

    Have a good day –

    Robert Pandya
    External Relations Manager
    Indian Motorcycle

  8. 8 Brandon Deal Jan 2nd, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Cool idea.

  9. 9 Doug Jan 2nd, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    How so Drake?

    Robert – how am I “degrading” an attempt to help the fellow man? Questioning the use of signatures is far from degrading and does not even have anything to do with the idea of donating to charity.

    I even said I don’t disagree with charities.

  10. 10 BobS Jan 2nd, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Geez Doug are you serious? These guys use the value of their brand to raise money for charity and your response is, “Enough Hollywood”? And now you don’t understand how that’s degrading? In my neck of the woods we now which end of the bull that stuff comes out of.

  11. 11 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jan 3rd, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Good marketing, albeit it seems a bit cynical…….

  12. 12 Blackmax Jan 3rd, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Thank You Robert for agin showing some clarity ….
    Sounds like a good & charitable idea to me ….
    Just 1 man’s opinion….

  13. 13 Matt W. Jan 3rd, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, some people can get offended by anything I guess. I see this as a win/win for everyone involved. Good deal Indian.

  14. 14 Doug Jan 3rd, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    geez Bob, my comments are not degrading to the idea of donating to charity no matter if Pandya calls it that or not.

    If it raises cash for a charity, great. If it didn’t seem odd to you that just the engineers & design team were included, then that is the difference in opinion, not the idea of a charity.

    Note that the original post did not describe that this was a pre-production tank & therefore the post didn’t give some context to just having the designers & engineers sign it. Nothing against the post as that info. may not have been available.

    Matt W. – not offended. Commenting & raising questions based on the information initially provided is the beauty of free speech.

  15. 15 Micah McCloskey Jan 6th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Good idea INDIAN/ POLARIS. Good enthusiastic action on your part. I think INDIAN is back for good and we motorcycle enthusiasts welcome it.

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