Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Nick Anglada, of Nick Anglada Originals, Teams up with Yamaha, Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to auction off a custom sport bike for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Daytona, FL (Dec. 8, 2009)—Nick Anglada Originals (www.nickangladaoriginals.com) unveiled a custom-built baseball-themed Star Raider to many anxious fans last Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Yamaha booth at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California.

Anglada worked alongside Seattle Mariners Superstar Ken Griffey Jr. and the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation to make this Star Raider Motorcycle a reality. Ken Griffey Jr. is a long-standing national board member of the Boys and Girls Club of America and the unique motorcycle will be auctioned off early next year with all the proceeds benefiting the clubs.

“This motorcycle represents a lot of committed people coming together and making a difference for the children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Nick Anglada, owner of Nick Anglada Originals. “I truly enjoyed working with Ken Griffey Jr. and the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation. Ken really pulled through for the kids he cares about and even brought in two of his legendary baseball colleagues to help the cause.”

Designed, fabricated, and painted in seven days, the motorcycle includes an extremely aesthetic paint job that reflects the passion shared by most American's of baseball. The body work by Gator Customs (www.gatorcustoms.net), includes patented Gator Glass on the coil covers and on the custom gas tank that houses six enclosed, signed baseballs from Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. Their work is also also located on the molded bodywork on the rear fender and over the custom paint with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America logo.

Other sponsors that helped make this bike possible include:

  • LeoVince Exhaust
  • Tanury Industries, which provided the vaporized titanium PVD coating for all the chrome
  • Star Accessories, which provided the wheels and all the billet engine cover accessories
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Kuryakyn Swing Arm Covers
  • Mustang Seats
  • Burly Brand Handlebars
  • Progressive Suspension
  • Galfer Brakes
  • Legends Supreme Billet Forward Controls

About Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey Jr. is a future MLB Hall of Famer, MLB Player of the Decade (1990-2000), American League and MLB All-Star Game MVP, the recipient of the Louisville Slugger Lifetime Achievement Award and 10 Rawlings’ Gold Glove Awards, and No. 5 on the MLB Career Home Run list with 630 Home Runs.

Ken is a Member of the National Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Chairman of the Florida Hospital Centennial $100 million Capital Campaign; member of Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s Council on Physical Fitness and participant in numerous charitable events and causes. In addition to Ken’s individual public service work, the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation has raised almost $500,000 during the last four years for the Boys & Girls Clubs and Children’s Hospitals across the country. In November, 2008, Ken was also named an American Public Diplomacy Envoy by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

About Hank Aaron and Willie Mays

Hank Aaron and Willie Mays are both MLB Hall of Famers. They are No. 2 and 4 respectively on the career MLB Home Run list with 755 (Hank Aaron) and 660 (Willie Mays) home runs. Both of these baseball legends were named to MLB’s All Century Team (1900-2000), along with Ken Griffey Jr. Willie Mays and Ken Griffey Jr. were also named to Rawlings’ All Time Gold Glove outfield, along with Roberto Clemente.

About Nick Anglada Originals

Nick Anglada Originals is the premier custom sport bike and cruiser builder in the United States. His creations have appeared on multiple magazine covers, won countless awards, and have drawn accolades from the enthusiast public and the media alike.

Nick Anglada’s customizing viewpoint is simple. Customizing is a work of art, but ultimately it must be built in harmony with the customer’s revelation.

When Nick’s customer sees his or her bike for the first time, his intention is for them to be filled with an overwhelming emotion eliciting a total epiphany. This is why Nick refers to his customer’s revelation, instead of his or her vision. His customers come to him because more is no longer enough. They demand absolute sovereignty; absolute independence from every single being around them. Their custom motorcycle must encapsulate that need in every respect while ultimately transporting the experience of motorcycling to an entirely new level. If Nick builds with an eye on their needs, while carefully overseeing the various elements that drive his creative process, the custom build will not only speak to the eyes, it will speak to the soul.

For more information, please visit www.nickangladaoriginals.com.