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Bonhams auctioning custom Wayne Rooney motorcycle
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:00|
LONDON – A motorcycle designed by Manchester United soccer star Wayne Rooney is expected to fetch between £40,000 and £60,000 ($63,000-$95,000) when it is sold by Bonhams in aid of charity Feb. 20.
The 2012 Lauge Jensen cruiser-style machine, designed by the world-famous striker and custom-made by the Danish motorcycle manufacturer will go under the hammer at the Bonhams auction of sports memorabilia in Chester, UK on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with 100 percent of the sale amount going to KidsAid, a Danish charitable foundation that helps young people affected by illness.
The motorcycle incorporates a number of special features designed by Rooney himself. These include:
“I was really excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the design of a unique Wayne Rooney Lauge Jensen custom bike,” said Rooney, commenting on his design.
“The fact that the funds raised will go to kids in Denmark is a great way for me, on behalf of all the players at Manchester United, to say thank you for the support we receive from the Danish people,” Rooney added.
Founded only a few years ago by established custom-bike builder Uffe Lauge Jensen, Lauge Jensen Ltd. is Denmark’s first motorcycle manufacturer since Nimbus ceased production in 1959.
For more information on the Bonhams sports memorabilia sale in Chester on Feb. 20 log on to www.bonhams.com/auctions/21119.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:33|