Jack Daniels Indian Scout Bobber Nets $28,000 at Charity Auction
When Indian Motorcycle unveiled the limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Scout Bobber back in March, the 177 individually numbered models were sold out in under 10 minutes. The motorcycle drew inspiration from the Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade, and it was the culmination of a collaborative build between Jack Daniel’s, Indian, and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. It’s a tribute to firefighters and first responders across the country and the globe, so it’s fitting that Indian Motorcycle reserved one of its hot-ticket, $16,999-price-tag-wearing motorcycles to be auctioned off.
Indian donated the Jack Daniel’s Scout Bobber to Firefighters For Healing, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children impacted by burn trauma and their families. Proceeds raised from the organization’s annual Red Tie Gala will provide care for burn survivors and firefighters in Minnesota.
The Jack Daniel’s Scout Bobber was subject to a summer-long auction; the closing price settled at $28,000.
“Firefighters For Healing is a great organization and we’re proud to help support their cause in aiding firefighters and burn survivors,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The Jack Daniel’s Scout Bobber is a tribute piece for first responders everywhere, so to take that bike and help raise funds to aid and support our local Minnesota firefighters is a real honor.”
Firefighters For Healing displayed the Scout Bobber at multiple events it hosted, and at the Ramsey, Minnesota, stop, a volunteer firefighter was blown away by the bike and ultimately placed the highest bid. Jake LaFerriere, who founded Firefighters for Healing after he suffered burn injuries while battling a house fire, personally delivered the bike to the home of the new owner.
“We’re extremely grateful for the donation by Indian Motorcycle and couldn’t be happier with the funds raised from the auction,” said Firefighters for Healing Vice Chair Chris Dunker. “The bike got a lot of attention while on tour with us throughout the summer, but I think the $28,000 exceeded all of our expectations. Every dollar helps us lighten the financial burden for families and create smiles during a very dark time of recovery and rehabilitation for the burn survivors.”
Firefighters For Healing has donated tens of thousands of dollars to local burn units and thousands of dollars of support to burn victims.