The Pope Bike to be Auctioned on eBay and the Proceeds From the Sale of the Bike Will Support the Youth and Family Encounter Event

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Auctionwire, an online auction agency and the Canadian company that managed the eBay auctions of U.S. icons including the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard and Barry Bonds 715 homerun ball, announces the first ever auction of its kind for a Papal inspired motorcycle manufactured by the famed Orange County Choppers. The "Pope Bike" is the first motorcycle to publicly honor and celebrate the Pontiff. The bike will go up for bids on eBay beginning September 15 and the proceeds from the sale of the bike will support the Youth and Family Encounter event.

Auctionwire, an online auction agency and the Canadian company that managed the eBay auctions of U.S. icons including the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard and Barry Bonds 715 homerun ball, announces the first ever auction of its kind for a Papal inspired motorcycle manufactured by the famed Orange County Choppers. The "Pope Bike" is the first motorcycle to publicly honor and celebrate the Pontiff. The bike will go up for bids on eBay beginning September 15 and the proceeds from the sale of the bike will support the Youth and Family Encounter event.

"The Papal Bike includes special custom painting by Nub Grafix and features images and symbols memorializing Pope John Paul II's pontificate. Gold Leafing represents the Pope's chalice and paten that he used to offer Mass. The bike is an inspiration and one-of-a-kind commemorative masterpiece, which includes his Coat of Arms, papal flag imagery, Polish flag colors and papal styled cross.

Auctionwire has run some of the most widely respected and visited auctions on eBay and expects to break records in the category of visitors, interests and final bid price on the "Pope Bike". Auctionwire is currently producing and managing a number of other high profile auctions this year such as the Canadian Film Centre Charity Auction, Special Olympics, L'Oréal Fashion Week Online Auction and Auctions for Action™, Canada's biggest online auction fundraising event of the year.

For more information please visit Auctionwire's website at http://www.auctionwire.com or visit the Auctionwire Team at eBay Live 2007 in Boston at booth number 450. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Auctionwire's office at 416.636.8678 or email them at [email protected]

Auctionwire was launched in 2003 and works with the world's largest corporations, foundations, ad agencies and nonprofit organizations to create successful on-line auctions that raise money, increase brand awareness and generate positive publicity. Auctionwire provides fresh thinking and creative new ways to help clients achieve the best results by creating and running auctions for fundraising, publicity and marketing purposes. From inception to execution, Auctionwire is the trusted agency used by leading organizations to create and manage a successful and profitable online auction.

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