Harley Davidson hosts auction of autographed bike to benefit military veterans

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Marvel Studios have announced they will auction off a 2011 Harley-Davidson V-Rod muscle bike that has been signed by the stars of the movie Captain America: The First Avenger, to support Disabled American Veterans. The auction will take place from now until Thursday, Aug. 4 on eBay.
Stars of the movie, including Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Neal McDonough the director Joe Johnston and comic icon Stan Lee all signed the motorcycle during the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles, Calif.
"Captain America and Harley-Davidson are both great symbols of freedom, but we can never forget the brave men and women who have made extraordinary sacrifices to protect our way of life," said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson’s director of Marketing Communications. "We’re excited about the potential of this unique auction to strengthen our relationship with the Disabled American Veterans and the work they do."
Harley-Davidson collaborated with Marvel Studios to provide several motorcycles for Captain America: The First Avenger, which traces Captain America’s origins as a World War II era Super Hero who rode a military motorcycle as a means of transportation.  During World War II, Harley-Davidson produced and dispatched approximately 90,000 motorcycles overseas to support the war effort.
The auction will take place at www.ebay.com/herobike. All of the proceeds of auction will benefit Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust to fund the Harley’s Heroes program.  

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