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The National Debut of the Diamond P Chopper

Built By Vinnie & Cody of V-Force Customs

January 17, 2010       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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It was an absolute full house for the unveiling of the Diamond P Chopper at the Prime Event Center on Friday night, January 15, 2010.

The Diamond P Chopper is a memorial to the ACS (American Cancer Society) and all that are fighting cancer, those who were lost to cancer, and those who have survived cancer.

Donations went to the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society helps provide the glimmer of hope in all they do from the Relay for Life, to Make a Wish, and on, and on, with support for both the patient and their families. The goal is to raise as much as possible for the ACS.

Make a donation to The American Cancer Society

The bike owner Fred Pickering (Right) of Midland Michigan will eventually raffle or auction off the Diamond P to raise even more for the ACS. After the debut of the bike in Bay City, Michigan, Pickering will go on a national tour showcasing his bike to help raise awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Vinnie & Cody of V-Force Customs who built the Chopper were on hand for Autographs and pictures after the unveiling and also the following day on Saturday at Great Lakes Harley-Davidson.

A U2 tribute band "Vertigo USA" was the entertainment for the night.

DIAMOND P CHOPPER INFO Owner: Fred Pickering Bike's Name: Diamond P Chopper Brand Name: V-Force Customs Model: Custom Year: 2009 Build Time: 2 Months Color: Red

(Video Production MyBayCity.com, Julie McCallum, Entertainment Director)


  • Motor Specs Year: 2009 Manufacturer: JIMS Model: Twin Cam-B Displacement: 131 cid Cylinders: JIMS Heads: JIMS Cases: JIMS Exhaust: Vance and Hines Big Radius
  • Transmission Year: 2009 Manufacturer: Baker Shifting: 6 Speed Case: Polished Clutch: Baker King Kong Clutch Primary: Baker Enclosed
  • Frame Year: 2009 Manufacturer: Rolling Thunder Suspension: Softail Dimensions: 4"up, 5"out, 35 Degree Rake
  • Fork Year: 2009 Style/Type: Meanstreet lowers/ RC Comp Trees
  • Wheels & Brakes ~Front Size: 21"x 3.5" Make: Renegade Wheels Tire: Metzler Brake: Performance Machine ~Rear Size: 18" x 10.5" Make: Renegade Wheels Tire: Metzler Brake: Performance Machine
  • Accessories Handlebars: V-Force Customs Hand Controls: Harley-Davidson Grips: Performance Machine Forward Controls: Jay Brake Headlight: Adjure Air cleaner: V-Force Customs Mirrors: Kuryakyn Seat: V-Force Customs/Pirate Upholstery Gas Tank: V-Force Customs Rear Fender: V-Force Customs Front Fender: V-Force Customs Oil Tank: V-Force Customs Gauges: Auto meter 2 in 1 ECU: S&S Wiring Harness: Thunder Heart/ V-Force Customs





  • (Above) Lynn Weaver, Director of Bay Area Service Center and Sue Schulte (Chair, Bay County Relay for Life) sell memorable shirts with all proceeds benefiting the CAS.




    Event organizers were happy with the number of supporters to fill the house at the Prime Event Center, Downtown Bay City.


    (Above) Melissa Macherzak of Bay City gets a photo with Vinnie and Cody who spent the rest of the night autographing and taking photos with fans.


    (Above) The Diamond P Chopper was on display at Great Lakes Harley-Davidson on Saturday, January 16, 2010. Great Lakes Harley-Davidson is located at 3850 South Huron Road in Bay City (989) 686-0400


    (Above) Brian Pedler pictured with Vinnie & Cody during the meet and greet session


    (Above) Vinnie & Cody of V-Force Customs who built the Chopper were on hand for Autographs and pictures on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Great Lakes Harley-Davidson.


    (Above) Lianne Kossick takes a moment from work to give a smile for MyBayCity cameras.


    (Above) Never to young to fall in love with a Harley



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