Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society Endowed Fund

Total Donations*
$720.00

*Updated on October 1, 2020.

Fund Purpose:
To support the Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society

Fund Story:
The Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society was founded in 2015 to commemorate not only the biggest race of its kind to take place in Grant County, Ind., but also, to preserve Indiana’s rich motorcycle history. Sharing stories such as Lawrence Ray Weishaar, the driver of Harley-Davidson’s “Wrecking Crew” who was gifted the small pig that became the team’s mascot from a local farmer earning Marion, Ind. the notable name: “Home of the Hog” is one way we ignite people’s interest in the Marion’s heritage in the Hog Hall of Fame and inspire them to look deeper into our state’s motorcycle legends.

Our annual three-day event, the Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally, honors our history by highlighting the historical aspect of racing with open-collaboration across the nation to promote the accomplishments of the teams from Harley-Davidson, Indian, and Excelsior, and the crazy dangerous conditions they raced under to residents and travelers. In this way, our organization also stimulates our economy with tourism dollars and cultivates a booming culture in our area.  The event includes two full days of bands, bike shows, and field events, historical and educational activities, contests and awards, and nationally known vendors.

Our team is focused on taking the Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society and the Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally into the future and ensuring that both outlive all of us. So many of our board members and volunteers joined this team for the love of riding and appreciate the unique story of the Hog in Marion. It’s not hard to bring our personal passion to the effort of inspiring the next generation of riders and enthusiasts. Whether you are an avid motorcycle rider or an local resident looking to learn more about a piece of our heritage, we appreciate your support. Thank you.

Fund Page Details:
Donating to this fund will increase the impact of its charitable fund purpose and grantmaking abilities. Clicking “Give Online” will allow you to make a charitable gift to this fund held at the Community Foundation of Grant County. Or mail your check to our office instead by using this donation form. Additionally, gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, and estate plans are also accepted.

*The amount listed above may not be up-to-date. Call the Community Foundation for the most up-to-date fund balances.

 

 

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Loretta Tappan

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