Because Everyone Deserves A Full Tank
Dec. 18, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA – The SmokeOut Rally, an event that started a chopper movement some 20 years ago, was not only successfully revived in 2022 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury, NC, but at the same time, the event organizers Chris & Heather Callen knew they wanted to do some good for the community that was welcoming The SmokeOut back with open arms. Enter the Tankful Project. With motorcycle tank shells donated by Paughco Parts, more than a dozen world-class artists donated their time and talent. Each tank was then displayed during The SmokeOut Rally and put up for auction on an online platform for a nationwide reach. Thanks to the generosity of Paughco, the artists, and high bidders from across the country, we raised $15,000 for Meals On Wheels with the inaugural Tankful project 2022 and were able to send $7500 to two separate communities
With 2022 being a tremendous success, Paughco has once again stepped up to donate the tanks to the cause, and 19 artists from around the country and world have reached out to volunteer to be part of the 2023 Tankful Project. We are honored to have the following artists join us on this endeavor: Steve Gibson of Air, Oil and Lead, Yamasha, Jody Perewitz of Perewitz Cycle Fab, Mo Diaz of Mo’s Custom Image, James Patience Of Ground Zero Customs, Michl’s Kustoms, Ron Fleanor of Fleaz Color Faktory, Robbie Lynch, Chris Garrison of CG Customs, Ashley Alexander from Shiny Side Paint, Targino Kustoms, Stuart Ellis from Ellis Kustoms, Bobby Bordeaux of French Kiss Kustoms, Amber Stanley from Bitchin Customs, Eric Puglia from Puglia Custom Design, Chris Burney of Aggravation Inc., Be A Light Artisans, and Brian Bordeaux from Skillbilly Productions. There is one spot for an artist still available, if you’ve got time and talent to donate to a worthy cause please email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
The auction will open as soon as the completed tanks are received. Donations may also be made on the auction site for those that may not be lucky enough to be the high bidder. Folks will be able to bid at www.smokeoutrally.com/tankful. 100% of all monies raised through Tankful will be donated directly to Meals On Wheels in Rowan County, SC, and Spearfish, SD.
You can stay tuned to The SmokeOut Rally social media for tank updates as the artist progress on the tanks.
For more information on Meals On Wheels please visit: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/