Thunder Dome Sturgis Bike Give Away

Jay Allen donates vintage 1967 BSA Lightning
to support Re-Cycle For the Troops

[Sturgis, SD – July 16, 2012]  Jay Allen of Jay Allen’s Road Show has donated a 1967 BSA Lightning motorcycle to be restored and customized by Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles.  The bike will be given away live at the Thunder Dome in Sturgis on the evening of August 8th.
“We are giving this amazing bike away to a military serviceman or woman, active duty, reserve or veteran.  This is part of our ‘Re-Cycle For The Troops’ program in conjunction with Pros for Vets,” said Holdsworth.   While the bike was already in great condition, Dar and crew are completely restoring it and replacing out worn parts.   Avon Tyres donated the new tires.  The winner must be present to win and prove military status.  

Dar Holdsworth is an Air Force veteran passionate about military causes.  He started the Insiders Club online to help make a difference in the lives of military personnel.  The Insiders Club helps Holdsworth realize the goal to restore or build five bikes a year to give-away and to raise money for Pros for Vets.   The Club is an all access membership pass to the world of Darwin Motorcycles which features online instruction for fabricating parts, building motorcycles, special discounts and give-aways.  The membership fee funds the military charity projects.
Darwin Motorcycles is also one of four chosen builders for the Rolling Thunder XXV Custom Bike Tribute.  Holdsworth and his team built the Navy tribute bike.  The other builders are Mike "Kiwi" Tomas, Brigitte Bourget, Billy Lane, and Jay Allen has provided his own custom Army themed motorcycle as a tribute bike.   All five bikes honoring each service branch will be on display exclusively at Jay Allen’s Road Show at the Thunder Dome.
“It makes me proud to be a part of a program and to be a friend of such a person who puts so many man hours and money into a project and then gives it away,” said Jay Allen.  “Dar does this because it’s the right thing to do and I’m honored to give him the venue to give the bike away and  I’m honored that he chose the Thunder Dome to do this fine gesture.”

Jay Allen’s Road Show is at the Thunder Dome Sturgis 2012 from August 3 – 12th.  The Thunder Dome is located three miles from Sturgis on Highway 34 across from Full Throttle Saloon.  The full event scheduled can be seen at

About Darwin Motorcycles:  We proudly build Uncompromising American Motorcycles. We partner with the best companies using the highest quality, mostly American made components.  Each of our bikes  is hand crafted personally for each customer.   We limit the number of bikes built each year to ensure the highest quality, while also preserving the prestige of ownership.  Other sponsors with Darwin Motorcycles include Foremost Insurance, Miller Welders, Ingersoll Rand, Escort Radar, Summit Machine and Spectro Oils. and

About Jay Allen Productions: Jay Allen is the creator of the World’s Biggest Biker Bar: The Broken Spoke Saloon and the Campground at Sturgis County Line. Jay is also emcee and a consultant for The Lone Star Rally, in Galveston, TX, emcee for Ohio Bike Week and Arizona Bike Week and co-producer and emcee of the Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally at Iowa Speedway.   A Land Speed Record holder on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Jay is an avid collector of motorcycles and has appeared on countless television programs, documentaries and DVDs about the motorcycle culture. He is the founder of Jay Allen Productions, a rally production company that includes multi-media film projects and Jay Allen’s Road Show, a traveling interactive motorcycle rally show.  An innovator in the motorcycle industry, he is sponsored by S&S Cycle,  Baker Drivetrain and ONEsource Nutrition.   www.officialjayallen.comTHUNDERDOEM_silver_logo_lo

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One thought on “Thunder Dome Sturgis Bike Give Away

  1. Jay Allen is i believe the only bar operator in Sturgis who is a biker, not just a parasite living off bikers. if you are a biker support Jay’s effort!

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