CTEK’s Big Toe, the 6-year Guinness Book of World Records holder for Tallest Rideable Motorcycle, powered by a 12 cylinder 300hp Jaguar engine, is up for bidding Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Arizona Auction. If you would like to watch the auction from home, tune in from 5-7pm MST that Saturday to the SPEED TV Channel to catch all the action. If you end up coming to the auction in person be sure to check out the CTEK Booth: #18J or visit lot 1287 to see and bid on Big Toe.
“Big Toe is one of the most unique motorcycles ever built. Hand crafted by Tom Wilberg of Sweden, Big Toe was designed and assembled in Sweden over more than five years. Big Toe has won numerous awards and recognitions over the years, the most prestigious being the 1999 recognition as the World’s Tallest Rideable Motorcycle certified and published by the Guinness Book of World Records. In addition to appearances in Swedish TV and media, Big Toe has appeared in newspapers, magazines and TV news shows around the US. Big Toe was the center attraction during the 2006-2007 Advanstar’s International Motorcycle Shows, visiting 13 major US cities. Big Toe stands 7.5′ tall and over 16′ long, weighs over 3,600lbs on top of Firestone Champion tires that are more than 5′ in diameter. Big Toe has a 2-pump custom hydraulic system that operates the suspension and steering. The engine is a 1975 vintage Type E Jaguar SOHC, 2-valve, 60 degree, 300hp, 5.3L 12 cylinder. Intake comes from 45mm twin choke Weber carburetors. A custom stainless muffler system handles the exhaust. Big Toe has an added rack system mounted on the tail spoiler with saddlebag fitted with TV monitors. The dashboard includes a built in CD/DVD system.”
CTEK Smarter Battery Charger is excited to be part of the Barrett-Jackson auction.
“In honor of the city’s oldest, largest and best auction, Scottsdale Mayor, W. J. Lane, has officially declared January 17 – 23, 2011, ‘Barrett-Jackson Week’ in honor of the company’s 40th Annual Collector Car Auction taking place the same days. The event has become a fixture in the state and region over the past four decades, attracting more than 200,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, resulting in a more than $90 million impact on the local economy (not including automobile sales), and raising millions of dollars for local charities.”