A meteorite for a Harley?
SPACE ROCK: Experts have yet to varify whether Jim Griffey's rock is indeed a meteorite.
When buying a new vehicle most manufacturers will accept a trade-in, usually this an old clunker and not a piece of fallen debris from outer space.
Jim Griffey was digging post holes when he came across a strange rock. Being an avid rock collector, he thought its shape was unusual and took the rock to experts in Little Rock, USA who told him it could be a meteorite but further tests would need to conducted.
"I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that it's a real meteorite," Griffey said.
So he decided to cash in on his space plunder by contacting a Harley dealer to see if he could make a trade - a meteorite for a motorcycle.
Landers general manager George Nickham says at first he was baffled by the request but said the bike manufacturer was seriously considering the deal.
Griffey said he contacted Nickham and said he’d accept any Harley for the trade.
"He said ‘Let me think about it and LeeAnn is doing all the research she can today. She said I think we are going to help you’. I said you know I don't mind taking an old Harley that will smoke cause I'm 63 and I smoke a little bit too," Griffey said.
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