by JohnNicholas on 09/22/2009
FULLERTON, CALIF. (September 21st, 2009) – Brad Lackey has produced a broadband viral video on YouTube about how viewers around the world can help him and his motocross friends raise funds to build and purchase a custom, modified van for 1982 Motocross and Trophee des Nations Champion Danny “Magoo” Chandler.
The video provides some fun background on Brad’s history with Danny racing in northern California as well as Danny’s accomplishments and his tragic accident at the Paris Supercross in 1985. Brad also explains how Danny is helping new and younger motorcycle riders learn to ride safely yet his own transportation is sorely needing replacement in order for him to keep doing what he is doing. There is great footage from Danny’s DVD “Magoo-The Story of Danny Chandler” as well as photos of the type of van Brad and friends are working towards. Between $75,000 and $100,000 is needed to complete the project and set up the necessary maintenance and insurance funds. Almost a quarter of it has been raised so far.
“Jody Weisel at Motocross Action magazine suggested this idea could be a way to reach a larger audience and we all said ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’, said Brad Lackey. “Our hope is this goes around the world, reaching many of the fans and industry people who Danny touched with his incredible riding ability and personality. We encourage everyone who knows Danny and knows people who know Danny, to send the video link.” Lackey added.
The video has information on how to donate through traditional means as well as the internet though www.LegendsAndHeroesTour.org . It also announces an eBay auction beginning on September 25th, 2009, featuring memorabilia from riders Bob Hannah, David Bailey, Tony DiStefano, Jim Holley, Jason Lawrence, Davi Millsaps, Brad himself, and more.
For more information about Danny Chandler and to purchase Magoo merchandise and DVD’s visit www.DannyMagoo.com
The video was shot and produced by Pipeline Digital Media at Sportsmobile in Fresno, CA. All crew members who worked on the video were volunteering their time and talents.