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Well the GGG event is just about here again. This will be the 7th Annual Grease Gears and Grooves Bike and Car show. This event was started by the old Full Throttle crew and we thank them for starting such a great event and we are certainly proud that we have been able to grow this event every year. We are grateful again this year that our friends at Sunset Ford have allowed us to use their facility. The event will be on Saturday July 11th. Vendor setup and bike and car show entries must set up between 6am and 9:30am with gates opening to the public at 10am. We have a huge participation of Vendors this year and great food and cold beer from the Halfway Haus. We are looking for a great crowd again this year and hope you take time to come out and enjoy the event. Part of the proceeds will benefit Bikers Against Child Abuse again this year. We want to thank the folks that help sponsor this event: Halfway Haus, Sunset Ford, Doc’s Harley Davidson, Ray Dinkins Gieco Insurance, Ferguson Roofing, Handlebars, Events Partners and Smirnoff. Without these great folks the event would not be the Huge success it is. Dee Rock will provide the live entertainment and we will have the popular dunking booth and lots of fun for the whole family. So mark your calendars for the St Louis event of the summer, July 11, 2015 at Gravois and Lindbergh the old Sunset Ford lot and come enjoy Full Throttle Magazine’s 7th Annual Grease Gears and Grooves. I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the Full Throttle Magazine 2016 Calendar we will be printing. We have begun our search for the 12 girls that will be our FTM calendar girls for 2016. We are holding our second try outs at Fro’s Crossbones on July 17 starting at 8pm. If you have what it takes or know someone who has what it takes make sure to be at Fro’s on July 17th to be part of the try outs. We are offering cash prizes to the girls who are selected for the calendar, a trip to Lake of the Ozarks as well as Covergirl and Centerfold shoots for our magazine. Guys you don’t want to miss this event and ladies get a chance to win cash, trips and photo shoots. Ladies you can pre-register by emailing me at publisher@ fullthrottle-magazine.com. FTM is again this year, proud to be a Sponsor for “Bikers for Babies”. I hope lots of you are planning on riding with us at this event on Sunday, July 26. This year the ride combines the Metro East and the St Louis Metro riders to form a Huge group of rider that will have a fun day starting at Dave Mungenast Motorsports on South Lindbergh and ending at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Il. Registration starts at 9am and kickstands are up at 11am. I am hoping to see lots of riders this year because this is a great event to help our kids. As always my friend, Ride Safe and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine.
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Debbie Evans is considered a pioneer in Observed Trials competition, a sport that calls for expertise on a narrow, marked, twisty maze of a course. Evans proved adept at the sport, which is a display of strength, concentration and balance. She was the first woman to compete in FIM World Championship Trials and was dubbed the “Queen of Trials” by the motorcycling press. She was also the first woman to successfully ride in the U.S. Trials during the late 1970s and is generally considered the best female trials rider in the history of the sport.
girls. Even though her male counterparts did not like being beaten by a girl, over time she earned the respect of her fellow riders. By the 1970s, Evans was recognized as easily the best female rider in trials riding and she earned sponsorship from Yamaha. In addition to trials competition, Evans began giving exhibition shows, at first at fairs and local races, and eventually in front of tens of thousands of fans at AMA Grand National and AMA Supercross events. Her trademark move became a trick in which she would balance her motorcycle with the kickstand up and perform a headstand on the seat.
In an amazing testament to her skill, in 1998 Evans, at 40, came out of retirement after 18 years away from the sport to compete in the unofficial Women’s World Trials Championship and finished eighth in a field of 38 competitors from 12 countries. In 1999 she led a U.S. women’s team to third in world championship team trials competition. In addition to her considerable accomplishments in trials, Evans became even better known for her day job as a Hollywood stuntwoman. Evans emerged as one of the leading movie stunt performers in Hollywood and has earned numerous awards for her work in more than 200 movies and television shows.
By the mid-1970s, Evans became the first woman to obtain expert classification in trials. In 1979, she recorded another first when she scored a victory in the sportsman class at the U.S. Trials Nationals. Seeking greater challenges, Evans, at 19, accepted an invitation to race in the grueling Scottish Six Days. Even though that type of racing was not her forte, she trained hard to get into peak fitness. Despite the fact that many thought the Scottish Six Days too difficult for Evans, she proved her skill by not only finishing the event, but placing a very credible fourth in the 175cc division.
Evans was born in Lakewood, California, on February 5, 1958. The daughter of an avid motorcyclist, Evans learned to ride when she was just 6 years old. Her father was a trials rider and young Debbie grew up around the sport. “I think he wanted sons,” Evans told Readers Digest. She added she regularly terrified her mom, Edna, by scaling fences and climbing lampposts around their Los Angeles home. Not content to simply watch, as a young girl, Evans would ride her mini-bike around and mimic the moves of the older trials riders. One day a fellow competitor was talking to Evans’ dad as he was loading up and pointed to a youngster jumping a small motorcycle and said, “That little kid is pretty good!” It turned out the little kid was Debbie and her dad recognized that she was good enough to start riding trials. She entered her first trials when she was 9 and earned a third-place trophy.
Although she was performing well in competition and had Yamaha sponsorship, she was making little money from her efforts. While she was attending college, an unexpected call gave her the opportunity to make her skills on a motorcycle pay off. A friend of her father’s called her to ask if she would be interested in doing stunt work for a movie. The movie called for Evans to stunt ride Yamaha dual-sport bikes clad with 50 pounds of metal panels, sissy bars and other movie props. “Every time you’d turn the thing it would want to take a dive into the ground,” Evans recalls. “They had us doing jumps on them and all kinds of other stunts. In retrospect it was pretty dangerous stuff, but that’s how I got into the Screen Actors Guild.” Evans proved to be exceptional at stunt riding. Her trials background gave her the perfect background for the trick riding required in movie making. In fact, Evans once said that she treated each stunt like a trials section, studying
the stunt intensely before performing it. Evans rapidly
As a youth, Evans competed successfully in trials and became one of the leading stunt actors in Hollywood and it enduros, this during a time when there were no classes for wasn’t long before that line of work gradually became Evans’
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full-time profession. Evans became so well respected in the Hollywood community that she became a pioneer in stunt work just as she had in trials riding. Evans began performing stunts that had previously been restricted to male stunt performers. She performed stunts on many of the top movies from the 1980s to present. She has been recognized for her accomplishments by winning numerous awards for her stunts, including a prestigious Taurus World Stunt Award in 2002. “I enjoy the adrenaline rush of stunts – being able to do something I’m really good at and being paid for it,” Evans said. “It thrills me to no end to have the police blocking off the street and I come down and do my thing – something I’d normally get thrown in jail for.”
By 1980, Evans had retired from full-time motorcycle competition to concentrate on stunt work and raising a family. She and Lane had three children. But Evans’ stunt work required her to stay in peak physical condition, and when women’s trial competition finally began to take hold, Evans jumped at the chance to return to the sport. In 1998, Italy hosted the first unofficial Women’s Trials World Championship (formally recognized by the FIM starting in 2000). After 18 years away from the sport, and at 40 years old, Evans still had enough skills to finish eighth. The next season she lead a U.S. squad that finished third overall in a Women’s Trials Team competition. In 2002, Sherco/Bultaco signed Evans to compete in the FIM Women’s World Trials Championship. In addition, Evans competed in her first road race at Daytona in February of 2002 as part of an endurance racing team.
On the personal side, Evans married three-time U.S. Trials champ Lane Leavitt. The two collaborated in business ventures, including teaching trials schools and Evans has been featured in numerous articles, not only forming a top stunt work agency. Evans’ sister, Donna, in motorcycle publications, but also in general interest is also a leading women’s trials rider in her own right. magazines such as Reader’s Digest and Glamour. Evans was named as Honda’s factory rider for the highly publicized Vetter High-Mileage Contest in 1982. Strong winds coming off the Pacific Ocean knocked over the totally enclosed streamlined 125cc Honda and the damage kept her from finishing in the prescribed time. Even though the motorcycle lost some of its fuel load in the crash Evans was able to squeeze an amazing 276 miles per gallon out of the Honda.
Evans will always be remembered for her pioneering legacy in the sport of trials and for her accomplishments in the world of Hollywood stunt work. Artilce and information sited from www. motorcyclemuseum.org/hallof fame.
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of the Kustom Kulture; two quintessential industry impacting cars came to mind that set the stage for future Hot Rods and Customs, as well as performance The 1932 FORD DEUCE COUPE AND 1955 CHEVY. You were what you drove, and these two cars epitomized what the cruising scene was all about by how gearheads personalized their cars. So influential, their nostalgia was brought to life as the stars of the movie “American Graffiti”. Hot Rods were modified cars from 30’s through 40’s. Running boards were removed; fenders completely removed or replaced with light weight cycle fenders; or adding fender skirts. They were modified for high performance with additional carburetors; high compression heads and bigger cam; dual exhaust; engine swapping; altered suspension dropped front axle; aggressive tyranny; and low gears. Body styles changed in the 50’s. For example: the wheels encased in the fenders, and hood extended the full width of the car. This allowed for stock conditions to be customized. They were altered by channeling to lower the body; chopping the roof lower; sectioning the body thinner; frenching and tunneling headlight and taillights;
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swapping headlight, bumpers, and grilles; adding chrome side strips; also brilliant and unique paint jobs (sometimes with flames). The initial Hot Rod to kick it off and allow modifying was the 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe. It all began when Ford introduced their first 8 cylinder engine in the 1932 Model 18 Deuce Coupe. The “18” referred to the 1st V8; now just called Ford V8. It was a single unit 221 c.i. Flathead V8 with a 3.0625 bore, 3.750 stroke, 5.5:1 comp ratio, and 65 hp @3400 rpm. It was one of Fords more empowering developments to the automotive industry. Most V8 at the time had multicylinder blocks bolted to a common crankcase. The casting of this crankcase was a monoblock single integral unit; making it a mass marketed and produced auto with a V8 engine affordable to consumers for the first time. The engine consisted of cylinder heads held by 21 studs; an aluminum manifold; Detroit lubricator carb; poured Babbitt main bearings and high oil pressure to lube main and rod bearings single belt; generator/fan combo; and 2 water pumps located at the front of the heads. Only in ’32 was the crankshaft forged and the belt adjustment by a single nut on the generator post mount. In a Flathead V8 the camshaft is above the crankshaft, and valves are inside the block where exhaust passes downward around the cylinders to outboard of the manifold. This excessive heat transferred through the block made it susceptible to
COUPE AND CHEVY SHOEBOX not only overheating, but cracking if inadequately cooled. Although it was preferred by many hot rodders due to a short crankshaft with a 4 in (101.6mm) stroke for better handling; this engine was replaced by the Ford Y-block in 1954. But the Y-block 239 c.i. with 130 hp, whose deep skirt resembles a “Y”, experienced oil issues in the rocker shafts from traveling to the crankshaft bearings before the camshaft bearings - since the passage way from center of cam bearing to cylinder head was too small.
In 1955 Chevrolet finally stepped up their game from the Inline Straight 6 and produced their first successful V8 – the Overhead Valve 265 c.i. Chevy Small Block. Unlike the Flatheads where the valves were inside the block next to the pistons; the valves are over the cylinder heads, and the cam is within the block. It was smaller, lighter, and more powerful than any other V8 in the industry at the time. With 3.75 bore, 3.00 stroke, and 8.0:1 comp ratio, this engine came available as 2-barrel carb “Turbo Fire” with 162 hp @4400 rpm; Power Pack “Super Turbo-Fire” 180 hp @4600 rpm - with Rochester 4 barrel carb and dual exhaust; or 195 hp @5000 rpm - adding Corvette cam and valve springs. Compared to Ford’s V8’s: the Y-Block had little room for boring being limited at 348 c.i., where the Chevy small block could go up to 400 c.i. Also Chevy’s V8 didn’t impose cooling load issues in the block from exhaust heat as the Flathead did.
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allowed the engine wall thickness to be controlled and overall size reduced, plus lighter casted stamped steel rocker arms mounted on individual studs as opposed to a common shaft. Due to using hollow pushrods, oil lines were eliminated since the rocker pivots and valve stems were now lubricated by the valve lifters. Not only did this manufacturing innovation create a smaller 40 lb. lighter block and 57 more horsepower compared to Chevy’s “Stovebolt Six”; it proved greater efficiency with a high rev rate and heat tolerance. This lightweight power boosting engine was developed in the 1955 Chevy. Offered in the Model 150 “One-Fifty”, 210 “TwoTen”, and Bel Air; the “Shoebox” look emerged with smooth straight side and hood paneling, triangular outward jutted taillights, vertical pillar, and a wrap-around glass windshield. It was the first Chevy to be used in Motorsport racing, as well as first year a 12 volt electric system used by Chevrolet. The ’55 Chevy had the capability of exceptional handling with the combination of a recirculatingball-type steering box, 11-inch brake drums incorporating an anti-nosedive feature, double A-arm independent front suspension, and light weight ball joints with coil springs (semi-elliptic leaf springs with diagonal mounted shocks in rear suspension). Between performance and smooth handling; variations of interior, molding, and trim; topped with 14 solid and 23 two-tone paint color options; the ’55 Chevy dubbed as the “Hot One” became the main custom trendsetter in the industry.
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The fourth amendment guarantees your rights against illegal search and seizure. If you’ve been stopped for a traffic violation, the police do not have a right to search your vehicle just because you have a firearm. Probable cause or a search warrant is still needed for them to search your vehicle. Simply carrying a gun with a concealed carry permit does not meet the standard of probable cause.
retain an attorney immediately after any justified shooting or use of force. Doing this will protect your rights. Remember you’re never going to talk yourself out of anything at the scene of the shooting. The Revised Statutes of Missouri shift the burden of proof, which under normal circumstances is on the state, onto the defendant when self-defense is claimed. Once you and your attorney issue a statement that justifies the shooting, the burden of proof is then shifted back to the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your use of force was not justified under the statutes.
The 10th amendment refers back to states rights. Missouri has several laws on the books that protect your privacy. These include a prohibition against making a list of concealed carry weapon permit holders available without a warrant signed by the judge. Another statute prohibits the state, any of its agents, or contractors from developing a database in conjunction with the federal government The fifth amendment is the right not to that records the type of firearms, the number incriminate or testify against yourself. This is firearms, the types of ammunition, or accessories most important to exercise after you’ve been that you buy. I’ve had the comment made that involved in an incident in which you have had to we are anti-government. My rebuttal is we are justifiably use force. Remember anything you say pro-privacy. The alternative is being like the can be used in a court of law. After a shooting state of New York, which has a open record of everything you say to the police is documented in firearms owners. This list got published in the a report. It is very important that the statement newspapers twice, you make is given through an attorney, who has giving criminals a your best interests in mind. Excited utterances list of every firearm RECOMMENTDATIONS are admissible in court, that’s why being quiet owner in the state FOR FUTURE TOPICS? and retaining an attorney is your best course of and by default every GOT QUESTIONS ? EMAIL US AT action. citizen who did not Questions@SouthernArmory.com own a firearm. The sixth amendment guarantees your right to an attorney. So my advice is, always
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DEE ROCK “AMERICAN MADE” Well, GGG is here and we have the privilege and honor to once again have straight from Nashville Mr. DEE ROCK. His country background along with a blues rock vibe is always a treat to listen to. I was able to catch up with Dee to see what’s been happening with him over this past year. And let me tell you…..He’s has been a busy guy. Dee has always enjoyed playing the local bars and clubs. As he says; “It’s a great way to cut your teeth.” But, as for many artists out there he has great plans for himself. He wants to take his career to the next level. Throughout his musical career, he’s had the privilege of meeting some of the greatest people in the music industry. One person in particular is a woman by the name of Julie (Boolie) Bumgarner. Boolie, as she is known by, is an accomplished writer, singer, artist and a BMI Songwriter. Inspired by her family and more importantly, her grandfather, she created a captivating true rendition of what has never seen in a television western series. The name of her story is “Big Sky”. Dee Rock was suggested for a role in this epic series and has been cast as Jacob Dryer, a bouncer in one of the town saloons. What is very special about Big Sky is that Native American actors will portray traditional as well as untraditional roles and American Veterans, retired, reserve and disabled are also being cast. The synopsis of the story, “Big Sky will addresses the American frontier realities of slavery, bigotry, and greed, as well as the more desirable human qualities of forgiveness, hope, and the pursuit of dreams. With a classic, Bonanza-era feel, plentiful action, cliffhanger endings, and some comic relief, Big Sky’s varied cast of characters experience joy and heartache, life and death, failure and victory, all while exhibiting an indomitable will to persevere in the true pioneer spirit.” Julie Bumgarner, CEO/ Creator/Executive Producer and Writer, Chris Bumgarner, Executive Producer/Licensing , Rick Balentine, Executive Producer/ Co-Creator/Writer/ Composer; Rick composes music for many shows and scores music for many movies. Gail Carson, Associate Producer and Producers Dennis Anderson, Janie Hughes, Donna Ava Messer, Violetta Anna Licari, @ Cindy Long Producer/Casting Director, Frank Howell Casting Director and Diana Lenska, Publicist For more info about this new and upcoming TV Series, you can visit www.bigskytvshow.com .
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He has joined forces with an amazing country outlaw group created by Dannie Johnson (CEO) from North Carolina called “The North American Misfits”. N.A.M. is a national touring act that is comprised of some amazing talented artists that hail from Southern USA to Canada; hence the name. N.A.M. is gearing up for some awesome tour dates, opening for major recording acts. You can check them out at www.northamericanmisfits.com. Dee continues to promote his own music as well @ www.deerockcountry.com and has a new video being released called Wild Mustang which is dedicated to all the female bikers everywhere. It was shot at Bearkiller and son Brian Thompson’s East Piney Farms in Dickson TN and directed by Jon Tramel. Dee’s love for this industry continues to shine through his work. We could not be happier to hear about his latest successes and to be able to share them with you. When we were talking, he told me that he was so thrilled that we asked him to come back and play at our Grease, Gears & Grooves event again this year. And we are happy that he accepted the invite.
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She walked up and tied her old mule to the hitching post. As she stood there, brushing some of the dust from her face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old woman and laughed, “hey old woman, have you ever Danced?” The old woman looked up at the gunslinger and said, “no, i never did dance...never really wanted to.” A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “well, you old bag, you’re gonna Dance now,” and started shooting at the old woman’s feet. The old woman prospector not wanting to get her toe blown off -- started hopping around. Everybody was laughing.
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Joe asked God, “How much is a penny worth in heaven?” God replied, “$1 million.” Joe asked, “How long is a minute in heaven?” God said, “One million years.” Joe asked for a penny. God said, “Sure, in a minute.”
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they laid down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.” “What does When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, that tell you?” Watson pondered for a minute. “Astrostill laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back nomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies, into the saloon. and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I obThe old woman turned to her pack mule, pulled out a douserve that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that ble-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. The loud the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologclicks carried clearly through the desert air. ically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that The crowd stopped laughing immediately. we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?” Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. “It The young gunslinger heard the sounds, too, and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. tells me that someone has stolen our tent.” The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old woman and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels. The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old woman’s hands, as she quietly said, “son, Have you ever kissed a mule’s behind?”
One day a man came home from work to find his wife crying hysterically in the kitchen. “What’s wrong, dearest?” asked the confused husband. “Oh darling,” sobbed the wife, “I was cleaning little Suzie’s room when I found whips, handcuffs and chains under her bed, along with a very erotic porn magazine! What ever are we going to do?” “Well,” replied the man, “I guess a spanking is out of the question?”
The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “no m’am ... But... I’ve always wanted to.” There are a few lessons here for all of us: 1 - Never Be Arrogant. 2 - Don’t Waste Ammunition. 3 - Whiskey Makes You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are. HUH! 4 - Always, Always Make Sure You Know Who Has The Power. Three elderly men are taking a walk outside their nurs5 - Don’t Mess With Old Women; They Didn’t Get Old By ing home. The first one says, “Windy, isn’t it?” The secBeing Stupid. ond one says, “No, it’s Thursday!” The third one says, “So I just love a story with a happy ending.
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mean stee Welcome back Full Throttle readers and riders! As you recall I left everyone on a bit of cliff hanger in last month’s issue, “The Mean Streets Of St. Louis”. Since then our project has been completed and submitted to The Motor Company to compete!! To refresh your memory many Harley-Davidson dealers are competing in a nationwide contest called “The Custom Kings”! The Idea is to bring some light to the new 750 and 500 Street models by giving dealers the opportunity to express themselves and their dealership through a personal build and I believe our team here at St Charles Harley Davidson did just that! The catch? The build has a restricted budget and it must be completed in 31 days! No big deal..... We had an amazing idea in mind for this build. We wanted the bike to reflect not only pure sex appeal but raw attitude. We wanted a bike that had no boundaries. The team wanted a bike that was a perfect reciprocation and representation of ourselves. If there is one thing that our team can all agree on is that none of us like to be told what to do. We don’t care for “No Trespassing” signs or people who say “You can’t do that!” or “Why would you do that?” We wanted a bike that could be at home in any environment. The simple base for our build would be the 750 Street frames and the Revolution X power plant, the rest would be cast aside so we could start fresh. First things first, the team ditched the puny front end that came on the bike and opted for the VRod Night Rod inverted front end for that aggressive stance and gnarly look. Wayne took the VRod front end one step further and shaved down any mounts not being used and repainted it to really clean up the front end. The rear swing arm was short and stubby so we adapted a Dyna swing arm to the Street frame. This helped the look and also pushed the rear axle out further by about four inches so we could accommodate larger tires and rims into the rear drive line. Some beefy Legend Suspension 13” Revo A shocks hold up the rear end as well as give it an aggressive yet comfortable ride.
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eets part 2 Now that we had the right set up to mount some larger than stock rims and tires we went right to it. We would be leaving behind the scooter sized tires and used Dyna Street Bob blacked out laced rims. The team thought some Pirelli Scorpion Rally dual sport tires would give this bike the look that we were going for. Enough street treads to keep you on the road and enough aggressive tread to get you almost anywhere you would like to go! Well, we have suspension front and rear, and rims and tires to get us rolling, but what about drive line? The stock belt and pulley just weren’t gonna get it done. As I said before there were no kits to covert this or that. We had to be smarter than the build. When it came to the drive line we really wanted a chain which proved to be a task in itself. I had the opportunity to talk to “Denver Dan” out at The Speed Merchant in California as they were in the middle of their 500 Street build for the “Hot Bike Magazine” build off and were using a chain drive. Turns out you can use a Duciti Multistrada counter shaft sprocket and it bolts right on! Down side? The sprocket is like a 15 tooth, we needed something closer to a 20 count. So we had a machine shop take the stock main shaft pulley and weld it to a sporty style chain counter shaft conversion sprocket. We may have worked harder on this one but we all came out smarter than before! Beyond making parts fit that shouldn’t fit at all the team straight up hand made some parts to finish the job. The “number plate” that houses the intense head lamp as well as the custom exhaust was made in house by our pros. The eye catching paint was done by Cliff at Holzhauer Pro Motorsports in Nashville Ill. The final step was to put our ass on some class! All was done but the seat and Jerry and Antoine at Top Stitch Interiors really made a seat that complimented the build. Can’t thank those guys enough for their input and hard work! For that matter I have to give it to our build team Wayne, Steve, Nick and with a little help from Jake, they really worked hard and created an amazing piece of Moto Art that is fully functional and fun. I hope to visit this piece with the team in Milwaukee at the Harley-Davidson Museum as that is where she will end up should we win the big show. To me and the team that would be one of the biggest accomplishments anyone of us could achieve, to be standing in the museum staring at something we all had a hand in making truly great.......thanks for stopping by and y’all enjoy the ride!
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For most of you when you see xXx you think of Vin Diesel from his Million $$$ Movies, but not me. I think of EXTREME Speed and one look at this ‘68 Camaro, especially under the hood when you see the 2 MASSIVE Turbo’s where the radiator should be, you’ll think the same thing I do. This Camaro to the average person would think, “I wonder if it is fast?” The car from the outside looks pretty much the same as it did from the factory except for some of the subtle but needed changes. But, that is how Gerald Roland likes his cars. He likes the time period correct look but all of the power at Full Throttle you can get out of them. Basically Classic looks but xXx Speed. Gerald bought this Camaro from his cousin Daniel Lawless in 2006. Daniel owned it for 20+ years, which explains how the car was in such great condition. When the car made it to it’s new home, Gerald stripped it down to a bare shell. Once it was stripped it was taken to Jeffer’s Pro-Cars and their main builder Rob Matheis assembled a firewall back Dual frame rail Pro Mod chassis complete with a Smith Race-Craft A-arm front suspension. To make sure all of the power gets to the ground it has a late Danny Miller 9 1/2”, 40 spline spool, 3:70 gears, magnesium housing with Full Floater solid axles. Beside the use of the twin parachutes it also has DUAL Strange calipers in the rear on each side. For a car capable of speeds like this, OEM suspension will not make the grade. So instead this car is almost bullet proof. Even a custom rear U-joint cage was built, a chrome moly driveshaft tunnel was made, double wall 4-link bars, 4”chrome moly driveshaft and AFCO shocks at all 4 corners. Even different tire sizes were considered, the chassis is set up for 29”, 31”, 33”, and even 34 1/2” tires can be used. At some point during the build of this Camaro, Rob Matheis opened up another shop of his own - “Matheis Race Cars” Let me just say this about Rob, I would love to have one of his race cars. Have it delivered to: ............
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Back to the story! Rob handled all of the Turbo plumbing, headers, intercool mounts, rear wing, parachute mounts, wheelie bars and a long list of other items he completed while still at Jeffer’s. As for as the power plant, Ron Besselman of Bessel Motor Sports did the machine work. Eric Dillard, Steve Petty, and the guys at Pro Line helped get all of the needed parts so Gerald could assemble the 632 Cubic Inch. Steve Petty designed the camshaft, dual fuel injectors, Diamon’s pistons, Callies crankshaft and Oliver billet rods. Patrick Barnhill supplied the GT 4788 Turbo’s and waste gates.The transmission is a Trans Specialties 5500 trans with a North star convertor. I had mentioned the 2 MASSIVE Turbo’s are now located where the radiator should be which makes you think where’s the radiator? Just look outward toward the fenders and you will see 2-dual 3-1/4” with 1-1/2” tube double pass cores with dual high flow fans. For the body work and paint it was taken to Cullen & Bob at Cruncheez Auto Body & Paint. You can look at the hood and realize it was NOT ready for paint out of the box like they all advertise. This one had over 200 hours of labor to make it one of a kind. Like I said, Gerald likes the Original look, so it was painted Lemans Blue, but NOT Lacquer. Multiple tire choices and track selections were not the only variables here. Steve Petty also designed 2 tune-ups; one for pump gas and one for C-16 Race fuel. Both tunes come in at well past 1000 horse power at the rear tires, with only 10 psi of boost. These TWIN 88 mm Turbo’s should be able to produce 30 psi, so you can see the potential possible. Again with the Period Correct looking theme; all of the lights work, Ring Brothers hood hinges, a nice stereo sound system, both front seats, and power windows with all of the factory glass. This Camaro has way too many cool and fast items to list and to visually see them all. You need to take a long look at the designing, quality, details, and workmanship Gerald and his choice of people performed on this car to try to take them all in. xXx should have a whole new meaning after you see this completed Camaro next month.
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f you’ve been to Ted Motorcycle World then you probably have met Bill Stewart, this owner. Bill is not just your typical Motorcycle dealership owner. He came to be the owner of Ted in much of a different fashion then a lot of the other owners. He didn’t have a higher education; he didn’t have a lot of money nor was it given to him by his parents. It’s much more interesting than that. First, let me tell you story. Bill grew up on Kirkwood and in 1964 Bill was in his 10th year of high school, starting working at South County Sports Center own by George Meek working on Hondas, Yamaha’s & Triumphs; eventually Royal Infield came on board. And as quickly as Royal Infields came, they went; and soon after Triumphs left as well. Bill first love was the Triumph but because they were no longer around, he concentrated on Hondas. In 1970 Bill went to work for Frank Leta Honda in Cool Valley where they sold Cars and Motorcycle. His title was a Mechanic and Parts Manager. It was a small store so Bill wore several hats. In 1972 a gentlemen by the name of Don Thompson, who was a field service rep for Honda, approached Bill and asked him if he would like to come and work with him at Bob Schultz on St. Charles Rock Road. Don and Chris Thompson would leave later to purchase the Harley-Davidson dealership in Villa Ridge, Mo. Bill agree and head to work for Don as a mechanic. He worked mainly on Honda’s and Yamahas. By 1978 he switched over to working on Harleys due to the fact that Schultz’s bought out First Capital Sport Center in St. Charles, Mo. Who then was a Harley-Davidson dealer. When Bill was sent to St. Charles as a mechanic, since he wore a beard since his twenties, everyone thought he was the new Harley-Davidson mechanic so he became one! While Bill worked for Bob Schultz during the early seventies he also was fortunate to work with American Honda. Honda Engineers would come down to St. Louis and use Bill as the mechanic and test driver. Once he work with them on low speed wobbles! They would have Bill ride the bikes to test the front in wobble that people were experiencing. He would go 40mph, let go of the handlebars and slap the right side handlebar to make it slap the fork stop and then it would bounce to the other side. This was called a “Tank Slap”. (Between you and me, they weren’t too concerned about liability issue. And do not try this at home) Bill did this several times and each time the handlebars would bounce from one side to the other and then straighten out on its own. They whole purpose of the test was so see at higher speeds, if could you fall off if there was a slight wobble. In 1978 when Bill was sent to St. Charles to work, he met a woman by the name of Melinda, who was the old dealer, Pat Seamen’s daughter; she stayed on and ended up becoming his best friend! In 1980, due to the fact that he had worked with American Honda and Don Thompson being a ex Feld Rep, he was fortunate to get a job as a Field Service Rep himself. But before he had a chance to start his former wife express that she did want Bill on the road so he had to turn his dream job down. Soon after that, Bill got divorced leaving other job opportunities more readily obtainable. Soon after, Melinda encouraged Bill to see if there were any Field jobs available. Well as luck would have it the next Field Rep that walked in was a Harley-Davidson Field Rep., Dick Woods! Bill asked if there were any positions available at Harley and come to find out there were. I told Dick just get my foot in the door and I can do the rest! Now by this time, Bill started dating Melinda and soon after they married. He headed up to Harley-Davidson Cooperate and sat down with the HR direction Bob Cooper, staring down
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rld's Very Own "Bill Stewart"
at a stack of resumes on Bob’s Desk, and all Bill had was a one page history. The HR director asked him, what bought him in today. Bill, thinking that was a silly question, proceeded to answer him. “Well, Bob, I want to be a Rocket Scientist. That answer took caught Bob off guard. All he could think to say was. “Well, Bill, Why is that?” Bill response was, “Because, I think that Harley is going to go far and you will need a Rocket Scientist.” Well, that answer got him to the next level of interviews. He met with the person who is in charge of the Service Field Rep. This portion of the interview was supposed to be about four hours; two hours of Q&A and two hours of hand on work. About three questions in, Bill was asked a question that he proceeded to answer. He was told he was wrong; Bill challenged that and said that he was right. This went back and forth several times until Bill asked the interviewer to go and check his answer, since we just walk through the engineering department, please go and ask them. When he returned, He looked at Bill and told him he was hired. Bill was floored and asked why. The man answers “Because you stood on your rock.” “That’s the kind of person we want working here.” Bill started working for Harley-Davidson, as a Field Service Rep., in 1981 based out of St. Charles; he had eleven states, 230 dealers, out for twelve days and in for two. That was a brutal schedule to keep. Here’s where it gets interesting. Before Bill took this job, He had only been working on Harley’s since 1978. He would go into these stores and fix these bikes like he had been working on them for years. Due to the fact that Harley was starting to change their components, made it easy for Bill to work on them. They had parts just the same if not the same as Honda’s; (carb’s and front forks) which Bill had years of experience working on. In 1985 Bill had the opportunity to move up to Sales, but he would have to move to Charlotte, NC; he agreed. Now back then they were only hiring individuals with a Master’s degree. But seeing the potential Bill have to offered, they gave him the job. Plus the fact that they just went though two Yankee’s with no mechanical background! With the Carolinas’ dealers, they all came from the service department and still ran a lot of their dealerships from the back, not only did you have to talk the talk, but walk the walk! It took almost a year to get accepted by all the dealers! He worked as a District Manager for from 1985 to 1997. He still has many dealer friends that remain in contact with! While Bill was working as a service field rep he met a man by the name of Ted Burleson, the owner of Ted’s Motorcycle World. Over the course of several years they began to become friends. Now working as a District Manager, in 1996, Bill heard that Ted’s was up for sale. While on a dealer trip, Ted and his wife and Bill and Melinda were sitting on together. Bill brought this information up to Ted and asked if this rumor was true. Ted confirmed that information. Bill’s Wheels started turning. He then asked Ted if he would be interested in a Sweat Equality deal. (By this time Bill has been involved with over 17 new store builds, sell offs, etc.) At first Ted was not interested because he wanted all his money upfront. Bill getting that response from Ted made him more determined than ever. So he started scouting out people who would be a financial backer. About three months later, he contacted Ted and said he had the backing in place to make the purchases and to Bill surprise, Ted changed his mind and told him that he was doing to some thinking and would like to finance him himself, accepting the sweat equity deal. Bill made several trip back and forth from North Carolina to Alton meeting with Ted trying to hash out the numbers. They finally come to an agreement but Bill was still concerned how he was going to generate an income for him to purchase, since he had none. Now, even though Bill was jumping in with both feet, he didn’t have any
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upfront cash. Ted wanted $20,000 earnest money to ensure the transaction. Bill was going to have to borrow that money just to make the move up from North Carolina; so more negotiations started to occur. Bill told Ted that since he didn’t have the $20K and had the expense of moving up here, he proposed that He would receive 2 to 5% of the profits for the first year. ( He did say that 2 to 5% very fast though). Ted came back and said that that Bill proposal of 25% seemed fair, apparently Ted’s value in Bill was much more than Bill realized! Weeelll, Bill said “Great; than what do you think for the second year?” Bill told Ted and since he chose the amount for the first year he would have Ted choose the second year. Ted came back with 50%. Again Bill was thrilled, but kept his poker face (Like he has one) with that amount. By year three Bill was to pay Ted the remaining amount agreed upon. This entire agreement was done on a mere hand shake. Plus all the money stay in Ted’s name in case Bill would back out! When Bill started working for Ted, Ted’s was making approximately 2.9 Million per year. By the time Bill took over Ted’s was making over nine million. When year three rolled around, even though profits where way up, Bill was still way short on what he needed to complete the purchase. Unbeknownst to Bill, he befriended an elderly man who frequented the dealership. Bill would take him to lunch from time to time. The gentlemen suggested that Bill should go to his bank to get the loan for the final purchase of the dealership. Bill thought he could try that. Now, when this gentlemen said “His Bank”, that’s what he meant. He OWNED the bank. He told Bill to go up with all his information and he would take care of the rest. The loan was approved by a special board meeting the following Monday! The next hurdle that Bill had to overcome was the Lawyers. When they get involved, something always seems to go wrong. The Lawyers told Ted that he can’t sell the dealership for that kind of money because it has grown three times over and it’s worth more money. Ted put his foot down and said “that was Bill’s number not mine.” Listening to the lawyers and very happy that Ted kept his word, knowing that most would be consume with greed, Ted was a man of his word. That’s when Bill jump in and stated he could come up with a 5 year business plan that will justify that price. There is a lot that is going to have to be done to the dealership; a new store needs to be built; it is going to have to be relocated. There are quite a few things that have to be done; expensing all that out, will certainly justify that purchase price. The lawyer indicated that if it can be held up on court, then they will proceed. Once the deal was done, Bill started the ball rolling on the new phase of Ted’s Motorcycle World. Even back then Ted’s sold Honda and when it came time to look at new locations, Harley new rules were that they have to be an exclusive Harley Dealership. Harley also wanted to see Ted’s move to the Hwy 270 and North Lindbergh area. Bill didn’t want to move up there because that was a dying area. And By moving, it would mean that they would lose Honda’s, which Bill also didn’t want to do. Ted’s was grandfathered in at their current location, so the only solution was to stay where they were at, buy some of the surrounding land and build the new building that you see today. Again working for Harley-Davidson Corporate he knew all the loop holes that dealers had played on him as a District Sales Rep. Bill says even today I don’t realize how much knowledge he has gain in the 51 years he’s been in the business! A business that his father once stated “Son, you will never make a living in the motorcycle business’ and to remember that those two hands can only make so much money. Bill knew he was wrong on the living part, but the thing about two hands made him think, I’m going to need more hands! So you see, Bill Stewart did not come to own Ted’s Motorcycle World in the conventional way. With the sweat off his back, he worked to make it what it is today.
Bill still surrounds himself with his family today. He and Melinda are no longer together but still remain good friend and great work colleagues. With his son Kyle, at the Helm as General Manager, Ted’s Motorcycle World is a great place to go for all your motorcycle need. Even today Bill believes that a hand is stronger than any contract and a happy customer is worth more than money!
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