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Bubba Blackwell Announces New Bike Jump Record Attempt

If you're going a little soft in the brain by the relentless Olympics coverage, hang on, there's hope yet - legendary daredevil Bubba Blackwell has just announced his plan for yet another bike jump. On this attempt, scheduled for June 12, 2010 at Rockingham Park, New Hampshire, he'll try to break his own record for most cars jumped aboard a Harley-Davidson XR750. Back in 2001, Blackwell spectacularly failed to clear 22 cars in an attempt to surpass his long-standing 20-car jump record from 1998. Needless, to say, Blackwell hopes he'll clear the 22 Ford Focus autos, and if not, that it will end more benignly than seen in these photos from 2001.

Harley's Military Contest Winner Announced

First Lieutenant Stephan Cady, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo., has been announced as the winner of Harley-Davidson's Harley Salutes the Military contest. Currently deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, Cady will be presented with his prize, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle of his choice, by supermodel Marissa Miller upon his return to the United States this summer. Cady will also receive free Rider's Edge motorcycle training and an all-expenses-paid trip for himself and three friends to attend an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event.

Created in partnership with Maxim magazine, the Harley Salutes the Military Contest asked active military service men and women and veterans to answer five multiple choice questions and one fill-in-the-blank question asking, "What has been your proudest moment when serving your country?"

"My proudest moment was, after enduring a 12-hour siege by 400 militants at our outpost in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, looking around me and seeing the brave heroes that I served with that day," Cady responded.

Competitive Bike Exchange Now Runs Through March 31

Harley-Davidson's Competitive Bike Exchange program has been extended through March 31, 2010. The offer has been increased to $1,000 over the negotiated trade-in value of eligible competitive brand motorcycles towards the purchase of qualified new, untitled 2008 and 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and remains at $500 for 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Customers who purchased a 2008 or 2009 motorcycle that qualified for the Competitive Bike Exchange prior to February 8, 2010 will receive a $500 Harley-Davidson gift card in the mail as a thank you. For details, see h-d.com/trade-in.

Limited Edition Shriner Trikes from Harley-Davidson

Harley has announced yet another new model for 2010 - but this one has three wheels. The Motor Company is excited to announce a limited-production addition of the 2010 FLHTCUTG Tri-Glide(r) Ultra Classic(r) motorcycle to its Shrine model offerings.

The Harley-Davidson Shrine Tri Glide(r) is offered for members in Arctic White with Red & Gold pinstripes or for Jester members in Concord Purple with Violet & Burgundy pinstripes. The ordering window is from January 27 to March 5, 2010 through Harley-Davidson dealers. Since this is a limited quantity, the order window could be closed sooner if the production is sold out. This offer is valid for the model year 2010 only and may not be offered again in 2011.

Any Shrine member whose membership is in good standing is eligible to purchase a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle through the Shrine Purchase Program. This is a limited time offer and can only be ordered through Friday, March 5, 2010. For more information, visit www.harley-davidson.com, click on Motorcycles, Special Editions, Shrine and see your Harley-Davidson dealer to order one.

Oshkosh Defense's'Rumble' Sweepstakes Supports the Armed Forces Foundation

Oshkosh Corporation's Oshkosh Defense division will be participating in a jam-packed month of events planned across the country as it continues its support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) Rumble With a Cause . The campaign has a goal of raising $150,000 for AFF while providing the opportunity to win one of two custom-painted motorcycles. The AFF provides a wide range of assistance and services to active and retired military members and their families, including counseling, living expenses, funeral arrangements, housing improvements, and career counseling.

One recipient of the organization's services is retired U.S. Army Captain Mark Little, who lost both of his legs below the knees following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Iraq in 2007. While recovering in the U.S., Little and other wounded veterans were taken on a getaway vacation to Las Vegas as part of the AFF's Morale, Welfare & Recreation Program. The program provides moral support and diversionary programs for service members and their families to help cope with the stress of deployment and injury or loss of a loved one.

"The AFF works through a holistic approach that touches on a number of issues affecting military members and their families. My experience with the organization as a wounded veteran lead to my personal support for the organization following my full recovery," Little said. "The Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes is an excellent opportunity to support the wonderful work of the AFF and have a chance to win a custom-painted motorcycle."

With the support of Oshkosh, the AFF launched the Rumble With a Cause sweepstakes in October 2009. AFF employees will be on site at events listed below to collect donations and sweepstakes entries. The sweepstakes, which closes on April 15, will have two winners, each receiving a custom-painted Harley-Davidson(r) Fat Boy(r) motorcycle, donated to the AFF by Oshkosh Defense. Those not able to attend the events may enter online at www.rumblewithacause.org.

"The men and women serving in our Armed Forces put everything on the line for their country, and the AFF offers much-needed programs to help them and their family members deal with the effects of war and the transition back to civilian life," said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. "This sweepstakes allows Oshkosh to support these tremendous efforts while giving away two bikes that honor the U.S. Army and Marine Corps."

No donation or purchase is necessary to enter. Individuals will receive one entry for each $10 donation made up to a total of $200 or 20 entries. All rules, including instructions for entry without donation and eligibility requirements, are on the sweepstakes Web site. Oshkosh will promote the sweepstakes at these upcoming events:

Feb. 6-14 Daytona 500 Race Week, Daytona Beach, FL Feb. 12-21 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL

Feb. 24-27 AUSA Winter, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Feb. 26-28 Tennessee State National Guard Conference

Feb. 27-March 7 Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL

March 3 Armed Forces Foundation Gala, Washington, D.C.

March 26-28 Texas National Guard State Conference, Austin, TX

April 8-10 California National Guard Conference

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