WhistleStop Productions announced the return of the Canadian Chopper Challenge presented by Castrol. This one-hour original production returns for a second season and will enjoy a primetime premiere on TSN and TSN HD in November as excitement builds toward the 95th Grey Cup game hosted in Toronto on November 25, 2007.
This latest version – Canadian Chopper Challenge: Grey Cup Edition – will see the original challenge winner, Bob McKay, return to build a one-of-a-kind rolling work of art dedicated to the history of the Grey Cup.
McKay will have only 12 weeks and a limited budget to create his Grey Cup themed machine and deliver it to Grey Cup organizers by September 1. He will begin the challenge on June 1, under the watchful eyes of WhistleStop Productions, the organizers of the Canadian Chopper Challenge. The bike will then be on display as part of this November’s Grey Cup festivities in Toronto.
During the original Canadian Chopper Challenge: NHL Edition, four of Canada’s top custom motorcycle builders were invited to compete by building Canada’s ultimate hockey tribute chopper. Each builder was given a limited parts budget and only 12 weeks to build their hockey dream machine. The competitors and their finished machines were then brought to the TSN studios, where McKay’s winning chopper, ‘Ice Time’, was selected by a panel of former NHL’ers.
As part of the festival celebrations, the chopper will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Grey Cup 2007 Legacy Project. More details about this project will be announced in the months to come. It will then be showcased on an international stage when it is driven onto the field during the halftime show of the Grey Cup Championship by a yet-to-be-named special guest.
Canadian Chopper Challenge: Grey Cup Edition is being presented by Castrol and will once again be sponsored by Parts Canada.
Before its new owner can fire her up, the Grey Cup chopper will embark on a three month promotional tour. Following the Grey Cup, Parts Canada will take the chopper on a six city, cross Canada tour, where it will be displayed at all of the National Motorcycle Consumer shows. MMM