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Last Ride

Take your Last Ride in style!

The 2016 Harley Davidson Trike & Hearse operated by Threadgill’s Memorial Services is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest providing transport for both caskets and urns throughout the Portland Metropolitan area. This distinctive vehicle is a hand-crafted Trike and Hearse carriage inspired by President Abraham Lincoln’s Victorian-style horse-drawn funeral coach. It can and has been secured and transported to outlining communities for services. Reservations are now available for funerals, memorial Services, 50-mile memorial rides and special events.

The Tombstone Trike & Hearse is custom built, taking up to 60 days to acquire components and up to 90 days to manufacture. No expense is spared in quality, design and assembly. The fifth wheel design is unparalleled in safety and security while transporting precious cargo.

The Tombstone Hearse & Trike is custom built in Arizona by Jack Feather. The unit the Threadgill’s operate is production #80 of a total of 94 produced before productions ceased as Jack retired.

 


 



Pricing

 

Basic Service Charge

  • Transportation for Funerals or Memorial Services | $595*
    Charges reflect the same charge as a regular Hearse rental and includes a rider. This includes formal and informal processions for 3 hours.
  • Promotional Events
    Invite us to your next event; birthday parties, retirement parties, Halloween/theme parties, corporate events, grand openings, and ribbon cuttings. Please call us with your special requests. Call for special event pricing.

 

Other Pricing Considerations

    • Military & First Responders
      Active duty military and first responders (Police, Fire Fighters, EMTs) who sacrificed their life in the line of duty will be discounted.
    • *Additional Charges
      • To adjust for long-distance travel, a trailering fee from the Beaverton garage to the starting point may be added at a rate of $2.75 per mile (one-way).
      • Services lasting more than 4 hours from the report time will incur an additional $100 per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments. Time begins from home base.
      • When the place of final disposition (burial) is outside of a 30-mile radius of the starting point, a relocation fee of $2.75 per mile will apply to trailer the coach back to the starting point.
      • Any trips requiring an overnight stay will incur an additional per diem for the driver’s lodging and meals.
      • All fees will be explained and agreed upon before the service. Pricing is current as of February 2019. but is subject to change without notice.



FAQs

About Last Ride LLC

About Last Ride LLC

Ron Threadgill, at the young age of 14, fantasized about driving a hearse and it became a passion. This was the result of passing a funeral home each day walking to and from high school in Napa, California and seeing the hearse in the driveway.

At the age of 41 in Portland, Oregon, while attending the funeral of a friend’s father, Ron rode to the service as a passenger ‘in the front seat’ of the hearse. The apparent excitement was so obvious to the funeral director that Ron was allowed to drive the hearse from the funeral to the cemetery! Since 1997 Ron has envisioned one day owning and operating his own hearse. In 1999 Ron & Deborah entered the Funeral Industry as co-owners of a Funeral Home in Portland, Oregon and he has had the opportunity to drive a Hearse several times, and each has been fulfilling.

In 2016, wanting to increase the mobility of their son, who is on the Autism Spectrum, Ron & Deborah started looking at scooters and mopeds. Because of their son’s limitations, it was important to help him learn how to navigate traffic and get from location to location. Thus, both father and son purchased 2014 Honda Forza 300 cc scooters. Ron got his motorcycle endorsement and the passion was ignited!

Several people told Ron he would want to upgrade, which he adamantly denied for the first 30 days. However, he was already checking out the Harley-Davidsons and was waiting for the right time to pop the question to Deborah. Long discussions ensued and it was determined that unless it was business related, there would be no Harley-Davidson in his future. So in June 2016, Ron, with the assistance of Google, discovered motorcycle hearses. One website, Tombstone Trike and Hearse Company, out of Tombstone, Arizona, caught his attention. He loved the history of the company and the fact that their hearse was built to resemble the Abraham Lincoln Hearse that President Lincoln was transported in from the funeral to the cemetery. Also, the fact that each trike and hearse is custom made and comes as a unit.

On Aug 4, 2016 (Deborah’s birthday), Ron & Deborah ordered their custom-built 2016 Harley-Davidson “Tombstone Trike & Hearse” to be delivered approximately on Ron’s birthday. Ron loves to say that “on my wife’s birthday, I bought myself a Harley.”

The Tombstone Trike & Hearse is custom built, taking 60 to 90 days to manufacture, and is built in Tombstone, Arizona by Jack Feather. The one ordered by Ron & Deborah is number 80. These limited production vehicles are primarily owned by funeral homes on the East Coast and Midwest, as well as in Europe. Ron & Deborah are the first to own the “Tombstone Trike & Hearse” in the Pacific Northwest.

How far does the motorcycle hearse travel?

How far does the motorcycle hearse travel?

We travel within a 300-mile radius from the Beaverton garage. Further destinations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Trike & Hearse will be trailered to locations beyond 30 miles from the garage for safety. It will be the judgement of the driver to consider traffic and weather conditions when trailering within the 30-mile radius.

What does “trailered” mean and why is it necessary?

What does “trailered” mean and why is it necessary?

The travel trailer is customized to safely transport the Harley Davidson Tombstone Trike & Hearse. It is a 24′ 2017 Continental Cargo Trailer which is towed by a Chevrolet 3500 Diesel truck. Because the Trike & Hearse is unique and finished in a high gloss, it is necessary to protect it from rock pebbles, road debris and traffic conditions. Precautions are always providential!

What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of my reservation?

What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of my reservation?

If we are not able to operate the motorcycle hearse due to weather conditions (snow, ice, high winds), we will make every effort to provide alternate transportation to the place of disposition. In this case, a partial refund may be available. Otherwise, a full refund would apply.

The determination to “garage” the Tombstone Trike & Hearse includes mechanical conditions, safety issues for the public and trike rider. These can include: road conditions because of flooding, rain, hail, fire, wind, freezing rain, ice and snow. It will take a team of professionals to orchestrate spontaneous provisions to respect and honor a deceased individual and the family’s wishes.

Can I take the trike & hearse on a test drive?

Can I take the trike & hearse on a test drive?

Unfortunately, no, due to liability and property damage insurance restrictions.

Can I take a ride in the trailer/hearse?

Can I take a ride in the trailer/hearse?

Yes, but only when you are deceased. The hearse does not accommodate living humans due to safety concerns.

Why is the Trike & Hearse not parked publicly?

Why is the Trike & Hearse not parked publicly?

The vehicle is parked in a secure location to protect it from damage. Please check our events page for an opportunity to see the Trike & Hearse.

What forms of payment do you accept?

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards. Pre-payment is required.

Last Ride LLC in the Media

Last Ride LLC in the Media

Portland Tribune Feature Story: Take your last ride on a Harley hearse – 11/22/2016

Threadgill’s Memorial Services, LLC
Phone: 503-526-3952
4815 SW Jamieson Road, Beaverton, OR


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