Monday, July 24, 2006

Bike gang auction

SYDNEY, Australia - The Comanchero Motorcycle Club is auctioning off a day in the life of a biker, including a visit to the infamous site of a shootout with a rival gang that left six people dead.

The club has advertised the chance to spend eight hours with three or four Comancheros on their Harley Davidsons in Sydney on internet auction site eBay, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

The advertisement also promotes the chance to visit the scene of one of Australia's bloodiest biker wars, known as the Milperra Massacre.

The Comancheros lost four members at the Viking Tavern on Father's Day in 1984, while two members of the rival gang, the Bandidos, were killed. A teenage bystander was shot in the face.

The auction has a reserve price of 2,000 Australian dollars (US$1,500), and the club has pledged to donate half the final bid to the cystic fibrosis unit of The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

"We could've done this as a business for ourselves, but one of our members' 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, has cystic fibrosis and we thought, `Why not give half to a charity,' " club spokesman Charlie Graham told the newspaper. "It's for a good cause."

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

well, im gobsmacked...(is that right?)

dom said...

Not like you to be speechless !