December 2009 Tigé donated a custom Z1 and factory delivery package to the WakeWorld Toys for Tots auction.  Michael Cope outbid all others during the annual auction, ordered his custom Z1 and now takes delivery at the Tigé corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Abilene, TX.

The Copes are avid boaters, previously owning direct drives, the Z1 will be their first experience with a V drive.  Michael was sold after experiencing a ride in his brother’s 2006 Tigé 20V last summer.  “I was amazed at how well the 20 foot boat handles in rough water as it moved across the lake it was like a luxury sports car,” said Cope.  “After touring the Tigé facility I fully understand why the Tigé is so heavy and performs so well – the difference is in the construction and design of the Tigé hull.  Tigé is comparable to a 300-pound running back that moves like Barry Sanders.”

The Copes visit to Abilene included meeting Tigé’s key personnel, a personal tour of the facility and an all-inclusive overnight/dinner package in Abilene.

At the first sign of warm weather these diehard Texas Tech fans will be sporting their new red and black tricked-out Tigé Z1 at Lake LBJ near Mason, Texas.

Tigé was proud to be a part of the auction that benefits the long-running U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots collects and purchases toys that are given to underprivileged children during the Christmas season. This is the fifth auction staged by which has raised more than $34,000 for Toys for Tots since 2005.

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