A cool way to help one of our own...

Discussion in 'Racing' started by neduro, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    A longtime inmate here, Jim Rowley, was unfortunate to lose his house in the Black Forest Fire a few weeks ago. He and his family are OK.

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    He's a rally fanatic and a machinist- over the years, he has helped many of us with our misguided projects. He's built GSs with conventional suspension, Africa Twins with unconventional suspension (proper MX stuff!), and loads of other projects as well.

    As anyone can imagine, the fire is a devastating event both emotionally and financially. Which is where this idea came up, and you can help. On the way out of the house as the fire was coming, he grabbed this:

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    Jonah Street's Klim Valdez jacket from the 2008 Dakar. I had the idea of a raffle, and he agreed. The goal here is to help someone who's gone through a loss.

    Tickets are $5. The drawing will be Friday, July 26. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you'll have to win.

    Send paypal to: mapenginc@hotmail.com

    Throw a few bucks in the till, have a chance at a really cool piece of memorabilia, and help an advrider out in a time of need. When the time comes we'll put all the names in a hat (one name for each ticket sold, more tickets means more chances to win!) and pull a lucky name.
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  2. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    So sorry to hear. One ticket purchased.
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  3. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    To make it more attractive, I'm going to add a couple of prizes as well.

    First, an ultra limited edition If you see Kay wine rally racing shirt from Tunisia. Not this actual one (which has my name embroidered on it) but a brand new, not smelly one. I think I have any size you want from small to XXL.

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    Second, a set of Doubletake Mirrors (the mirrors, but not all the RAM parts).

    More chances to feel lucky!
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  4. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    Sorry to hear of this, 8 tickets bought! Hope this is the start of many ticket purchases to come...
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  5. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Great idea gentlemen. Donation sent (jlciscorp)


    Jim, sorry for your loss. Glad to hear that the family is ok.
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  6. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    I am definitely in for Jim. Great idea, I will also post the link on desertpistons Facebook page late tonight.

    Really sorry for your place. I am glad you and your family is safe.
    I call you once I get back from Europe. Ciao
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  7. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Few tickets bought. Good luck, Jim.

    Thanks for organizing Ned!
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  8. Farioli

    Farioli "just do it"

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    Thanks for doing this. In.
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  9. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    done
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  10. NC-Okie

    NC-Okie Long timer

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    Two tickets for now maybe more later, Thank you for helping.
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  11. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    In!

    Best wishes to the Rowley family during this devastating time...
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  12. nomad guy

    nomad guy A legal alien

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    I bought a few. I truly hope it will help.
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  13. coyotetrips

    coyotetrips Traveller

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    Tickets bought. Good luck Jim

    Cheers,
    Stefan
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  14. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    In!
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  15. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Done!
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  16. wa.tarider

    wa.tarider transalper

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    Hope this helps.
    Norm
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  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    In
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  18. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Great idea.
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  19. brent tex

    brent tex Been here awhile

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    Got a few, its the least I can do. Sorry about your loss mate.
    Brent.
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  20. caryder

    caryder Been here awhile

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    Good idea, good way to help.


    Chuck
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