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neduro 07-09-2013 08:40 PM

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

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:

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:

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.

max384 07-09-2013 08:44 PM

So sorry to hear. One ticket purchased.

neduro 07-09-2013 08:49 PM

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.

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

More chances to feel lucky!

Konflict Motorsports 07-09-2013 11:08 PM

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

mrxinpa 07-10-2013 03:09 AM

Great idea gentlemen. Donation sent (jlciscorp)

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

Desertpistons 07-10-2013 07:13 AM

Jim house
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

Carlos M 07-10-2013 07:38 AM

Few tickets bought. Good luck, Jim.

Thanks for organizing Ned!

Farioli 07-10-2013 09:27 AM

Thanks for doing this. In.

Drif10 07-10-2013 10:25 AM


NC-Okie 07-10-2013 05:23 PM

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

GalacticGS 07-10-2013 08:32 PM


Best wishes to the Rowley family during this devastating time...

nomad guy 07-10-2013 08:52 PM

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

coyotetrips 07-10-2013 09:06 PM

Tickets bought. Good luck Jim


Flood 07-11-2013 01:55 AM


Yellow Pig 07-11-2013 08:34 AM


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