St Louis Chopper Builder Donate Custom Bike & 2.5 Million to College

Savill-BikeGary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill, residents of St. Louis, and owners and operators of Silver Wraith Choppers, LLC in St. Louis  have donated a custom-built motorcycle to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine to be raffled as a part of the college’s annual Gentle Doctor Benefit (GDB). The GDB will be held on April 5 and serves as a fundraiser to support scholarships for the College of Veterinary Medicine

In addition to the motorcycle, the couple made an estate commitment of $2.5 million to the college. That gift will create an endowment to support scholarships for veterinary students and will encourage volunteer work among its recipients.

“We are thrilled to be able to give this gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine with the intent that it will support the development of future veterinarians for years to come,” Gary Savill said. “Barbara and I are animal lovers, and we hope this gift will help care for animals around the nation and the world by educating future classes of veterinarians. We also wish to enable students who otherwise would not be able to afford the education and training required to enter this noble profession. Another important aspect of this scholarship is volunteer work; we hope that students who receive this scholarship will be inspired to continue such charitable work throughout their careers.”

The Stampfli-Savill endowment will provide one or more scholarships to cover 50 percent of all tuition and fees each year to students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be shown to students from underrepresented ethnic groups. Students awarded scholarships from the endowment will be required to perform at least 120 hours of animal-related community and volunteer service each year.

The Stampfli-Savills, who had no prior affiliation with MU or the College of Veterinary Medicine, were inspired to give their gift to the college after reading about the philanthropy of other donors.

Raffle tickets for the motorcycle are currently on sale. For more information about the motorcycle and to purchase tickets, visit:

California Scooter Company Donating CSC Motorcycle To In-N-Out Burger Foundation


California Scooter Company is donating a custom motorcycle to the In-N-Out Burger Foundation for auction at the In-N-Out Burger 24th Annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament.

May 19, 2011 – California Scooter Company announced it is donating a custom motorcycle to the In-N-Out Burger Foundation for auction at the In-N-Out Burger 24th Annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament.  This is the second year in a row CSC Motorcycles has prepared and donated a custom motorcycle for the iconic In-N-Out restaurant chain’s annual charitable event.

“We’re proud we can support the In-N-Out Foundation,”said Steve Seidner, the CSC Motorcycles chief executive officer.  “This is a worthy charity and we are pleased we can help.   Last year, our California Scooter raised $8,000 for the In-N-Out Foundation, and we hope our 2011 bike brings as much or more.    In-N-Out is a great organization, and we’re glad we can help their magnificent charitable work.”

This year’s custom In-N-Out California Scooter has a paint theme based on In-N-Out’s funny car drag racer, including the In-N-Out logo, crossed palm trees, and deep ruby red metalflake paint.   Last year, the California Scooter was one of the most exciting items auctioned at the annual In-N-Out Annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament, and it brought one of the highest prices at the In-N-Out fund raiser.

California Scooter Company has prepared several corporate-themed bikes for various companies, including one most recently built for Go Go Gear (a Los Angeles-based apparel manufacturer;  “We enjoy building corporate customs along with our standard motorcycles,” Seidner said.  “We like helping companies promote their image, and the California Scooter platform provides a great palette for doing do.”

Organizations interested in developing corporate-themed custom California Scooters can contact CSC Motorcycles at 909 445 0900.

California Scooter Company manufactures 150cc street-legal motorcycles. The company sells in all 50 US states and Australia, and is in the process of certifying its bikes in Europe and Canada.