April 15, 2019 – Yankee Harley-Davidson has entered the Battle of the Kings competition, a Custom Bike Build Competition between Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country to see who can build the best customized bike. This year, Yankee Harley invited students from the local tech school, Bristol Tech Education Center, to come help build the bike and The Hometown Foundation, Inc. documented and supported the entire experience!
Yankee wanted to get the Bristol Tech students involved to show them a real-life experience as well as submerge them in the Harley-Davidson bike culture. The team took a 2019 Road Glide and transformed it into an All-American spectacle. They customized everything from color, exhaust, to handle bars. The team gave the students control by allowing them to come up with ideas and then apply them to the bike. The Hometown Foundation, Inc. was proud to partner with Yankee Harley-Davidson and follow the team on their 3-month long transformation. We documented everything from the breakdown of the bike to the powder coating and airbrush and even to the big reveal photo shoot. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the works of Explicit Airbrush, Shoreline Coatings LLC, and Melnick Metal Works Inc. They all worked together to create a show-stopping, one-of-kind motorcycle.
Yankee also made it an engaging experience for the students by inviting Mike Moore, District Manager of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, to oversee the project and talk to the students about what he does for the company. Students were able to talk to Mike and ask how they can achieve a career at Harley-Davidson and how to make their resume stand out among the others. It was great to see the enthusiasm they had for being there and experiencing the Harley-Davidson brand. The entire Yankee team was so passionate to share their years of wisdom and answer any questions the students had. They truly gave the students a once-in-a-lifetime experience and more dealerships should follow their lead.
Voting is now open from April 15th – May 15th. Be sure to visit the website and vote! CLICK HERE! To see the full transformation video, CLICK HERE! Thank you in advance for your support. Wishing you a safe and fun riding season!