Attention AZ ADVRIDERS Charity Event for TOM MUELLER!!!!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by joeboo76, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. joeboo76

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    My name is Josiah. I am holding a charity event for a friend of mine. Tom Mueller is the sales man at Victory BMW Motorcycles. He was there for many years. He recently suffered a very severe stroke. He is still in the hospital even after a month. The bills are piling up and we need to help his family.

    Tom Mueller is a very interested person. He has been all over the world on BMW's. The guy could write many books just about his life. Most GS riders in AZ know Tom or have heard of him. So I am holding an event at my shop. This even is open to everyone. We are trying to raise money for the Big Guy and help him focus on getting better. The event will be held on Feb 10th. This is the weekend after SuperBowl so I expect there to be a big crowd. I have reached out to many Vendors on this event and they have come through BIG TIME. I wont post any names but I will tell you they are some major manufacturers. Exhaust, Skid Plates, Riding Gear, ETC... All the items will be up for Silent Auction. There will also be door prizes and some good food. This is a Potluck style dinner and we have some excellent cooks. Here is the address that the event will be held at. People are welcome to contact me if they are interested in helping in anyway. The doors to the shop will open at 12:00PM. I will be there getting things ready. Dinner will be served at 5:00PM. I will close the doors once the party has died down. This will be a very relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to donate. We are there to share stories, meet new people, and to help a fellow dual sport rider.

    Josiah Brennan
    Dirtball Customs
    420 S Robson
    Mesa, AZ 85210
    480-794-1066 Shop number
    520-548-7358 Cell number
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  2. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What time is the event?
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  3. joeboo76

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    Sorry about that. I will be opening the shop at 12:00PM and will close once the party dies down. Dinner will be served at 5:00PM. So from 12:00PM until dinner people are welcome to come by and check out all the items up for silent auction.
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  4. FlagRS

    FlagRS Gone to the Dogs

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    Did not know this, sorry to hear about Tom's troubles :(:

    Tom is an inmate here - Gtano.

    Thanks Josiah, We will try to make this.
    Kurt & Leslie in Flagstaff
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  5. Hank22

    Hank22 Been here awhile

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    Very sad to hear this news Tom is great guy and probably the best sales guy I ever delt with.

    I have been in NY for the past 2 years and returning in April, to late to attend the event but I would like to send a donation.

    Josiah, please send a PM and let me know where I could send a check and who to make it out to.
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  6. Crilly

    Crilly Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great idea. I well be there. Good luck Tom. And thanks Josiah and Jesse.
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  7. joeboo76

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    I also wanted to reveal one of the items up for silent auction. Remus has stepped up and donated a slip-on exhaust for any BMW model. These guys never fail to amaze me. They are awesome and really do support our community. The event has also turned into a Brisket cook off between a couple of guys. So I don't see how we can loose on that one. Good cause and some good food! Hope to see a lot of people there!
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  8. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    The AZBeemer club will be donating some prizes to be raffled off as well!

    We have purchased (2) FirstGear MeshTex jackets that will be raffled off. (One raffle, two chances to win!)
    Jacket info here http://www.firstgear-usa.com/mesh_tex.html

    Winners will get their choice of size, color and style (mens or womens.)

    $5 for one ticket
    $10 for three
    $20 for six

    No need to be a club member to enter.

    Other club members are also donating stuff to be auctioned or raffled off for Tom's benefit.

    To enter the FirstGear raffle, go here http://www.azbeemers.org/2013_fundraiser_paypal.htm

    No need to be present to win. Out of town winner will just need to pay shipping cost.

    Prize drawing will be held at the event Feb 10, late afternoon.

    This event is for a fellow inmate and all around nice guy who needs some help.

    Thanks for your participation.
    Steve
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  9. joeboo76

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    Hey Adv riders,

    Well I just got a nice package from Kimmo at Touratech USA. He sent me a large box containing some awesome items to give out at the Tom Mueller(Gtano) event. Hats, T-shirts, straps, pocket knife, pint glasses, document holder, and 2 stainless helmet holders. So come on down this weekend and lets help Tom Mueller the best we can. Lets show everyone why the ADV community is the strongest group out there.
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  10. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I don't know if I can make the get together but I did buy some raffle tickets for the FirstGear MeshTex jacket. I hope Tom gets better soon as he sounds like a really nice guy.


    Bill
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  11. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    I just heard there will be more items donated to be silent auctioned or sold outright...

    One or more helmets have been donated for auction (no details yet)

    A cool vest (summer's coming!)

    An XXL winter jacket, brand new

    Also, one of the guys is BBQing 30lbs of choice brisket, I'll be bringing a big pot of my "Days of Thunder BBQ Beans" (loaded with bacon by the way), someone is bringing pulled pork and buns for sammiches and more!

    All available for a small donation!

    Go for a ride in the am then swing by and say hi.

    Come and get it! :freaky
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  12. joeboo76

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    So this looks like it is going to be a great event. There are plenty of people and vendors stepping in to help out. There is going to be a lot of really good food and prizes. This event is open to all riders. Al Jesse of Jesse luggage has sent me a set of saddle bags. They are the smaller bags that go on F650GS single, vstrom, KLR, etc!!! Kurt Forget of Black Dog cycles will be there as well. So this would be a great chance to win a set of his foot pegs. Once again this is an event to help a fellow inmate. Come show your support, eat some good food, and tell some motorcycle stories!
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  13. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    Gonna be a nice day afterall! Come on out and socialize!
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  14. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    Big thanks to Dirtball Customs for hosting the event, to all who donated items, time and food, and especially to all those who came out and donated money to the cause.

    It was a smashing success!
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