What do you get when you mix America’s fastest-growing sport, one of the country’s best custom motorcycle builders and the largest brewer in the world? You end up with the Budweiser Burnout Bike.
The Budweiser Burnout Bike, built by The Cycle Xchange (TCX) in Matthews, NC, sports a custom chassis with a monster NASCAR tire on the rear, and has performed ground-shaking, crowd-pleasing smoking burnouts at more than 250 national bike shows and other major events across the country. The Budweiser Burnout Bike Pit Crew performs NASCAR-style pit stops and tire changes during the demonstrations.
The Cycle Xchange is owned by Jeff Clark, an 18-year veteran of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. The long-time racing-engine specialist achieved his lifelong dream when he opened TCX in 2004, surrounding himself with a team of technicians with more than 75 years of collective expertise in the motorcycle industry. Each weekend during the NASCAR season, Jeff can also be seen as the gasman during pit stops for America’s most popular racer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 8 Budweiser team.
The Cycle Xchange is a custom motorcycle fabrication and engine performance center with 2500 sq. feet of showroom and 10,000 sq. feet of service area, including an engine dyno facility. Among the more prominent of their custom designs was a bike designed and built for Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Make-a-Wish Foundation fundraiser. The bike raised more than $67,000 in an online auction. Jeff and the charity bike were featured on Speed Channel’s “7 Days” program in 2006.
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.8 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world’s largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Admired U.S. and Global Companies lists in 2006. Anheuser-Busch is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world’s largest recyclers of aluminum cans. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.