REGENT, N.D., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A North Dakota man said he is planning to build the world's largest motorcycle sculpture to draw tourists to his town.
Gary Greff, whose metal sculptures of grasshoppers, deer, fish and other animals line the Enchanted Highway outside of Regent, said he wants to assemble the motorcycle, planned to measure 102 feet from wheel to wheel and 42 feet from ground to handlebars, next winter with an aim of displaying it on Regent's Main Street in summer 2012, the Bismark Tribune reported Monday.
Greff said he is hoping the motorcycle sculpture will draw tourists traveling to the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota.
"Bikers are always looking for a day trip from Sturgis and maybe we can entice them for an overnight stopover," he said.
Greff said he and his brother, Don Greff, are currently working on transforming the former Regent Elementary School into a 23-room motel to serve as a source of funds for maintaining the Enchanted Highway and creating new sculptures.