INDIANAPOLIS (October 4, 2013) – Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, in collaboration with Klipsch Music Center, a Live Nation Entertainment venue, and Mecum Auctions, announces today the upcoming auction of the brand’s custom-made Orange County Choppers™ motorcycle featuring signatures from the world’s most famous recording artists. Debuting at Mecum’s Chicago Auction event, October 10-12, the motorcycle will be sold to the highest bidder with all funds benefitting Make-A-Wish® to help grant wishes to Indiana children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“While no stranger to charity, this endeavor is by far the most exciting and rewarding experience we have ever conceived as a company” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “With the help of our valued partners at Live Nation and Mecum Auctions, we are honored and humbled to impact the lives of deserving Indiana children, while also sharing our passion for live music with the custom collector community.”
“Klipsch is a great partner and we are thrilled to be involved in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to help raise money and awareness for an amazing organization,” said Kelly Ford, Senior Director of Sponsorship Sales for Live Nation – Midwest Music.
“We are truly grateful for the generosity of Klipsch and their dedication to our mission,” said Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Director of Individual Giving Amy Nelson. “Funds raised from the auction of the Orange County Choppers motorcycle will help make the heartfelt wishes of local wish kids come true.”
Mecum’s Chicago Auction is taking the gavel to the Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago October 10-12. Featuring historic vehicles and headline-worthy conveyances, this annual sell-off attracts hundreds of desirable collectors and enthusiasts nationwide. As Chicago’s only collector and classic car auction, this multi-day events makes for a wonderful celebration of all things automotive. The custom-made motorcycle will be available for preview at the Schaumburg Convention Center from Wednesday, October 8 through Thursday, October 9 ahead of its sale on Friday, October 11 at 6:20 p.m. EST. The auction may be viewed on Velocity TV during that time as well as live on Mecum’s website.
Upon becoming the name-in-title sponsor of Indiana’s Klipsch Music Center, Klipsch unveiled plans to extend its fundraising efforts with Make-A-Wish. After housing the branded Orange County Choppers—equipped with Klipsch speakers—onsite at the amphitheater over the course of the 2012 concert season, the motorcycle now features more than 50 signatures from artists including Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, KISS, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Bush, Jimmy Buffett, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley to name a few.
Over the years, Klipsch has worked closely with Make-A-Wish in Indiana to grant wishes to children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
For more information on Klipsch and its products, please visit http://www.klipsch.com.
For more information on Klipsch Music Center, please visit http://www.klipschmusiccenter.com
For more information on Live Nation Entertainment, please visit http://www.livenation.com.
For more information on Mecum Auctions, please visit http://www.mecum.com.
For more information on Make-A-Wish, please visit indiana.wish.org.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is the largest of the 61 Make-A-Wish® chapters in the country in terms of territory, wishes granted, children waiting for their wish to come true and potential wish children. Currently, there are more than 200 children in Indiana waiting for their wish to come true. You can help share the power of a wish® by volunteering, contributing financially, donating frequent flier miles, or remembering Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in your planned giving by calling (877) 206-9474. Currently, Make-A-Wish is in need of volunteers in Northern and Southern Indiana. For more information, visit our website at indiana.wish.org.
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