By Natasha Metzler
A custom-designed motorcycle signed by President Barack Obama will be auctioned in Las Vegas to support military families.
The United States Army Chopper bearing Obama's signature, along with autographs from Vice President Joe Biden and national security adviser James Jones, will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. on September 23-25 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.
The foundation builds houses around the country and donates them to the government to provide free housing to military families who have someone being treated at a military or Veterans Affairs hospital. There are 49 Fisher Houses on the grounds of military and VA medical centers.
The motorcycle, built by Hardcore Choppers of Sterling, Va., was designed to recall 1950s European race cars. It features a six-speed transmission and a 150-horsepower engine.
All the proceeds will go to Fisher House and Barrett-Jackson has waived its transaction fee, according to a spokesman for Fisher House.
Jones' son, Jim Jones, donated the chopper for the auction.
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