Compressed Air Systems Sends the VMAC Raptair MF to Daytona Bike Week in Support of Women in the Military

Back in early April, Compressed Air Systems got an unusual call from WyoTech – the motorcycle mechanic’s technical school. They were interested in renting an air compressor for an upcoming project. WyoTech was providing equipment and marketing support for an all-female bike-building team to benefit the H.E.R. project. Created by Gina Woods, the 15-year radio talk show host of Open Road Radio, H.E.R is a way to recognize women veterans and raise funds for The National Women Veterans Association of America (NWVAA). H.E.R. stands for Honor, Encourage, and Respect.

Gina Woods of XX Chromes All Women Bike Build in Chicago is the consummate motorcycle pro.  The idea was for Gina and her crew to a build a military-themed bike in five days at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson during 2014 Bike Week. This motorcycle event and rally held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida is a terrific venue to raise awareness and money for a unique project like H.E.R. Each year, approximately 500,000 people make their way to the 10-day event.


Of course, Compressed Air Systems jumped at the opportunity to help out such a worthy cause – and we offered to donate one of our most innovative products on the market: the VMAC Raptair MF. This new portable diesel-driven multi-function unit was perfect in this unusual situation since getting an electrical power supply to the pavilion was going to be a serious issue.

We only had a few days, but using our best out-of-the-box-thinking, we put together a mobile powerhouse: the VMAC Raptair MF, a 30-gallon air receiver, and a refrigerated dryer. We knew The VMAC Raptair MF was capable of powering all of the requisite air tools and electrical tools, and they could even make use of the built-in welder.   We’ve found that mobile mechanics love the Raptair because it’s so versatile with six systems in while remaining exceptionally small and lightweight! The air receiver was added to be certain that more than enough air would be readily available… and the dryer was critical in order to get the necessary clean air for the portable spray booth.

The mobile work station devised for the H.E.R. bike project was a huge hit at Daytona – 100% self-contained so it was able to be moved around the shop on a cart to wherever it was needed.  In fact, the entire project was a major success; the H.E.R. bike project is now touring the country and is going to be featured in Full Throttle Magazine and Gina Woods Blog. As well, H.E.R. Project 2014 Bikes will be raffled off at the VET AIDE 2014!

Compressed Air Systems is proud to salute women in the military by participating in the H.E.R. Project! If you would like to know more about the H.E.R. project, contact: Gina Woods at or call 630.833.9889.

For more information about the versatile VMAC Raptair MF and how you can use it for your needs, contact Compressed Air Systems. We’re the air specialists since 1963!



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