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Cover Story - World Class Powersports................. 3 Letter From The Editor........................................... 4 December 2012 Cruisin’ Calendar......................... 6 Nazareth Children’s Home 4th Quarter Birthday Party / Cookout...................................................... 10 Spruce Pine Moose Riders Support Shop With A Cop.. 12 Biketoberfest At Thunder Tower............................. 14 Highway Dogs RC 3rd Anniversary Celebration..... 16 A Day Of Great Riding And Helping A Cause........ 17 Twas The Month Before Christmas....................... 19 Dot, Bob & Ginny B Memorial Ride........................ 20 Jo’s Ride For The Cause....................................... 21 Customer Appreciation At Smokin’ Harley-Davidson.... 22 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Day...................... 23 Winston-Salem Veterans Day Parade................... 24 Smoky Mountain Steel Horses Bike Show............. 25 1st Annual Benefit Ride For Epilepsy Awareness Month.. 26 AHDRA Jim McClure Nitro Nationals At Rockingham.. 28 Save The Ta Tas Run............................................. 30 Ray Price Race Team Captures The Win At AHDRA Cajun Nitro Nationals................................ 31 3rd Annual Sandi’s Ride In Memory Of Sandi Davis... 32 3rd Annual Bikes, Booze, And Tattoos.................... 34 RIP Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Butler IV..................... 37 Annual BBQ Cook-Off & Veterans Day Celebration at Ray Price........................................ 39 Gunter’s In The Grove 1st Annual Bike Fest........... 40 Veterans Day Freedom Photo At Blue Ridge H-D... 42 Nancy “Lady Grave Digger” E. Jackson.................. 44 Brothers As POWs In Korea – Brothers Forever... 45 NC CVMA Donates To ECU Patriot Scholarship... 46 Steele Angels 9th Annual Toy Run.......................... 47 15th Annual M.D.A. Bike Show............................... 48 Mud Creek Baptist Church Benefit......................... 51 Darlene Hardin Tribute........................................... 54 Donnie Watson Memorial Ride.............................. 55 Bros & Bro-ettes.................................................... 56 1st Annual Cause For The Paws Benefit Bike Ride And Dice Run......................................................... 57 Johnny Ray Vanhoy Sr. Benefit Ride..................... 58 The 1st Annual Seth Nall Scholarship Fund Ride... 61 Karing For Katiebug Benefit................................... 64 American Children’s Home Ride - 2012................. 65 8th Annual High Country Toy Run........................... 66 Freeborne’s South 2nd Anniversary Party............... 67 Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson Open House...... 68 Fought Like A Girl And WON!................................ 71

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am writing this LFE the week before Thanksgiving and it gives me cause to reflect on several things. First of all, I AM thankful. I am thankful for all the material possessions that God has given me. I am thankful for my job, my wife, family, and friends. I am thankful that I live in the USA, for our veterans, and for you. I am thankful for my health. We have already ridden on several toy runs and benefits that make me grateful that I can contribute to someone else’s happiness. It makes me humble to ride a $20,000 motorcycle to support those less fortunate. Sometimes it is hard to look at the children and imagine myself in their circumstances as I ride back home. They smile. We smile. God smiles. The gifts are just a token of love. Our love, representing God’s Love, given freely to those who have done nothing to earn it. They accept the gifts without knowing who gave them. It goes without saying that we expect nothing in return. Can there be a parallel between the big-hearted bikers and the Love of God? I think there is. But is it for them or us that the drama illustrates the story of unconditional love? I think both. Riding to a destination to present toys or a donation helps us relate to God’s love for mankind. He is, as we are, happy to give. Unconditionally. The only thing that is required is acceptance of the gift. It is paid for. It is delivered. It is free! On the day that Jesus Christ was born, the angels knew, the shepherds knew, and soon, kings knew. They were forced to make a choice. Was this the Messiah that was prophesied? Some proclaimed Him the “King of Kings”. Others were skeptical. As history often repeats itself, many are faced with this same question everyday. Christmas, in its purest form, is the acknowledgement that the birth of Christ was, indeed, the Gift of God to mankind. Our gifts to each other are symbolic of His love. I hope that all this symbolism will point you to the best gift ever; God’s Love. Bikers are big on freedom. This is freedom, big time! Then comes New Year’s Eve. Out with the old, in with the new. A new beginning? Yes! Symbolic? Maybe, it depends on you. I hope that you will resolve to take that step, accept God’s love and become a new creature in Him. May God bless you and may your holidays be the best ever.

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You can submit your event 24/7 on our website www.FullThrottleMagazine. com E-Mail: Lincoln@FTCarolinas. com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336885-6794. We reserve the right to edit all submissions DEC 1 GUILLAIN-BARRE’ SYNDROME BENEFIT POKER RUN Cape Fear Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 12-1pm. $10/ rider, $5/ pass. Live music, raffle, 50/50, live auction. Proceeds for medical bills. www.capefearhd.com Randy 910-584-4096. DEC 1 TOY POKER RUN The Shop Clubhouse, 521 New Cut Rd., Spartanburg, SC. First out 11am, bring new toy, games or cash donation. Entertainment, food. Benefits Safe Home & Rape Crisis Coalition Of Spartanburg Co. Willie ron@theshopshots.com 864-542-5610. DEC 1 BENEFIT FOR SHAMROCK & CHARISSA Tuscarora MC, Snow Hill, NC. Gate open 12pm, $5, 50/50, camping, food, live music. Hurricane 252-531-5770 Chaser 252-531-1632. DEC 1 17TH ANNUAL GASTON COUNTY TOY RUN FOR KIDS Ranlo Church of God, 1800 Spencer Mountain Rd., Gastonia, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11:30. Police escorted, food. Bring new unwrapped toy. Benefits Gaston County children. Chuck 704-349-3195 Foot 704-913-3392. DEC 1 LAW DOGS MC SC 1ST ANNUAL TOY RUN AND SHOW Victory Cycle, 1700 S. Highway 14, Greer, SC. Ride 11am, bike show 1pm. new unwrapped toy or cash donation, 50/50 door prizes. 864-884-7698. DEC 1 HLF TOY RUN Preacher Steves Leather, 4470 Old Hwy 29, Thomasville, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12 noon. Bring a unwrapped toy. Door prizes, music and food after ride. popkorn cananland@ juno.com 225-7224.

DEC 1 5TH ANNUAL CHARLOTTE MAGICAL TOY RIDE PX Cafe, 1250 Lucky Penny St, Charlotte, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11:30am. Bring a toy to ride. Lunch, Police escort. Diamond Princess 704-222-0156, Flossie 704-891-0716, Castro 704-236-4581. Toy ride to benefit The Charlotte Salvation Army. www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/commands/cha Shelly Henderson Shelley.Henderson@ uss.salvationarmy.org 704-619-5328. DEC 1 22ND ANNUAL CONOVER SCHOOL TOY RUN Wizard Saloon, 651 21st Street NE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11 am, parade 12:30. Michael Dyson micheleapr@yahoo.com 828-327-8555, 828-612-1018. DEC 1 13TH ANNUAL DISCOUNT MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN Discount Motorcycle, 300 Spring Branch Rd., Dunn, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am, Meal provided after ride, Fee is a New Unwrapped Toy. Benefits needy kids in Harnett County, www.soulsofservicelemc.com Dog dog2019@gmail.com 910-984-6453. DEC 1 32ND ANNUAL SMOKY MOUNTAIN TOY RUN Kearfott Manufacturing, 2858 US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC. Reg 10am, Police escorted parade 1pm. Bring a new toy worth $10 or $10 cash/person. T-shirt and pin sales, 50/50, music, chili cook-off. Benefits Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project. www.smokymountaintoyrun.com Gary info@smokymountaintoyrun.com 828-686-3930. DEC 1 6TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS POKER RUN JR’s Corner Tavern, 901 Greensboro Rd., High Point, NC. Reg 10:30-12pm, ride 12:30pm. Raffle, 50/50, auction, best & worst hands, live music, food. 336-887-9144. DEC 1 TOYS FOR TOTS RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Bring new, unwrapped toy. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. DEC 2 CBA TOYS FOR TOTS AFTER PARTY Easy Eddie’s, 12125

Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. Music, food. 704-875-2501. DEC 2 27TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOY RUN Greenville Shrine Club, 119 Beverly Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 1pm ride 2pm, new unwrapped toy. Benefits Julie Valentine Center. Melody bikerbubbies_original2@yahoo.com 864-244-9678. DEC 2 29TH ANNUAL TOY RUN PARADE Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Dr, Florence, SC. 12, ride 2pm, police escorted, $20/person or new toy of equal value. Food, live auction, door prizes. Benefits children of Pee Dee. Spons by Florence Lions Club & Doug’s H-D. 843-662-1211. DEC 2 BLUE KNIGHTS SC-1 TOYS FOR TOTS ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE PARADE Pepsi-Cola Bottling Plant, 6925 North Main St., Columbia, SC. 11am, ride 1pm, bring unwrapped toy. Benefits U.S.M.C. Reserves Toys For Tots. 803-580-1886. DEC 2 20TH ANNUAL TOY RUN Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market St, Wilmington, NC. Bring a new, unwrapped toy ride 12 noon. benefits Marine Corps Reserve, and Toys for Tots Renee King info@cchd.com 910-791-9997. DEC 2 RCCBA 26TH ANNUAL TOY RUN Randolph Mall Dillards parking lot, US 64 /Dixie dr., Asheboro, NC. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a boy a girl Jackie Smith fallinuphill1967@ gmail.com 336-328-5500. DEC 2 CHARLOTTE CBA TOYS FOR TOTS RIDE Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC. Reg 11am, ride 1pm, bring new unwrapped toy. Police escorted. www. charlottecba.org 704-455-6245. DEC 7 PEARL HARBOR DAY DEC 8 15TH ANNUAL BRENNER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TOY RUN Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538

Cruisin’ Calendar Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 11, ride 1:30, $10 or new unwrapped toy, escorted ride. www.hdofgreensboro.com Alex Cobb 336-273-1101. DEC 8 PICTURES WITH SANTA Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-4pm www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. DEC 8 PICTURES WITH SANTA Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70E, New Bern, NC. 10am-12pm 252-633-4060. DEC 8 17TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Legends Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. Wear PJ’s 910-867-2364. DEC 8 HORIZON RIDE Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley. com 336-722-3106. DEC 8 6TH ANNUAL CATAWBA INDIAN TOY RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11am-12:30pm, $10 unwrapped toy or $10 donation, food, 50/50. Neal Sanders 803-371-4183. DEC 8 CUSTOMER CHRISTMAS PARTY Ray Price, Inc., 1126 S. Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC. music, food and fun! 11am-2pm www.rayprice.com/ activities Marketing Department kris@ rayprice.com 919-832-2261. DEC 8 RIDE FOR LIFE Freedom Biker Church of Fayetteville, 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8:30am, ride 9:30am. Lunch inc. Bring 3 nonperishable foods (canned, boxed, etc.) Ride to deliver stockings to the SECU family house at Chapel Hill. www. freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com JD Tew jktew@aol.com 910-567-2221. DEC 8 TOYS FOR BRENNER’S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL Moose Lodge Of Winston-Salem, 1495 Old Salisbury Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 11am-12:45pm, ride 1pm. $20/ Rider + $5/ Passenger OR Bring A TOY for a

Child. 50/50, food, music, door prizes. Moose Lodge Palm5000@msn.com 336785-3574. DEC 8 3RD ANNUAL TOY RUN Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 10am-2pm, $10/person or donated toy. 50/50, raffle, door prizes, food. Benefits the American Red Cross. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. DEC 8 CHRISTMAS MERCY FOR YOUTH UNLIMITED RANDOLPH CO 305 Chestnut St., Asheboro, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 12, bring unwrapped toys ages 0-17. Spons by Soldiers Of Mercy Motorcycle Ministry. Denny 336-9531674. DEC 8 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME CHRISTMAS TOY RUN Pat Roger’s Speedway H-D, 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Reg 11:30, ride 12:15. Call or e-mail Darby for the wish list or go to the web site to choose a gift. Christmas dinner by The Buffalo Troopers. Police escorted. bikerswithacause.com Darby Dillard ddawgsta222@yahoo.com 704-545-1062. DEC 8 THUMPER’S CMOU HOLIDAY CHARITY RUN FOR TURNING POINT Iron Horse Motorcycles, 1600 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC. 12pm, ride 1pm. Bring gift for a boy & 1 for a girl up to 12 yr old & a gift for mom. Cash donations accepted. Benefits Turning Point assists women & children who escaped from violence. www.turntoday.net www.cmouonline.com Dano dano@heavenssaintsmm.com 704-2547355. DEC 8 HELPING OUT A BROTHER Desperado’s Selma Club House, 192 Old Creech Rd, Selma, NC. Great food, great music and good times. Benefits Preacher with his current and future medical expenses due to cancer. Ricky hukai@ earthlink.net 919-426-9321. DEC 8 V.A. HOSPITAL RIDE Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley. com 336-722-3106.

7 DEC 9 PICTURES WITH SANTA Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr Se, Hickory, NC. 12pm-4pm. www.blueridgehd.com Minni Jenniferf@ sfe-us.com 828-327-3030. DEC 14 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION KC’s Biker Barn, 2135 B Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham, NC. 4-6 910-817-9912. DEC 14 LADIES LOCK-IN WITH THE CHIPPENDALES Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. 8pm. Advance tickets $13, day of $18 704-875-2501. DEC 15 PICTURES WITH SANTA Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 2pm. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. DEC 15 CLIFFORD SELLERS MEMORIAL RUN Legends Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. 910-8672364. DEC 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Pat Rogers Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am, refreshments, door prizes. www.speedwayharley-davidson. com 704-979-7433. DEC 15 SEXY SANTA HELPER CONTEST Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. 9pm, cash prizes for Santa’s sexiest helper. 704875-2501. DEC 15 SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN TOY RUN Cherokee Shrine Club, 151 Shrine Club Rd., Gaffney, SC. Reg 11am, ride 2pm. Bring 1 new unwrapped toy per rider. Free food, entertainment. Benefits Shriners Hospital for children. hosted by the Bluecrew MC. slim@bluecrewmc.com DEC 15 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH FAYETTEVILLE BBQ PLATE SALE Freedom Biker Church of Fayetteville, 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. BBQ Plate Sale 11am7pm. Delivery for plate orders over 10.

8 $7/plate. Benefits Freedom Biker Church of Fayetteville’s building fund. www. freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com JD Tew jktew@aol.com 910-624-0679. DEC 15 VA HOSPITAL AND WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA RIDE American Legion, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9am, ride 10am. Meredy meredysmail@gmail.com 336-724-0660 DEC 15 20TH ANNUAL TOY RUN Moore County Wingmen M/C. Sandhills Harley-Davidson, 7540 US Hwy 15-501 North, Pinehurst, NC. Bring new unwrapped toy. northcarolinawingmen@ yahoo.com 910-281-4892. DEC 15 JEFF GUFFEY BENEFIT RIDE McLeansville Fire Department, 5362 Friedens Church Rd, McLeansville, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am. food, 50/50. Benefits Jeff a firefighter who is under going cancer treatment and needs our help. Lisa White lisarooster@gmail.com 336-263-5440. DEC 16 CMA FELLOWSHIP RIDE Walmart Parking Lot, 2500 West Forest Hills Rd, Wilson, NC. Ride 2pm. meal or ice cream at the end of the ride. cmausa. org Billy Hammock Whammock@nc.rr. com 252-299-0455. DEC 21 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION KC’s Biker Barn, 2135 B Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham, 4-6pm 910-8179912. DEC 22 CHRISTMAS PARTY Crazy Shots, 668 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC. Food and music. 919-732-1003. DEC 22 CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044. DEC 25 CHRISTMAS DAY DEC 31 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY Crazy Shots, 668 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC. Food, party favors, music. 919-732-1003.

Cruisin’ Calendar DEC 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Legend’s Pub, 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. 910-867-2364. DEC 31 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. Music, $20/single $30/ couple, mid night breakfast, champagne toast, party favors. 704-875-2501.

2013 JAN 5 CHILI COOK-OFF AND POLAR BEAR RIDE IN Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. www.rayprice.com 919832-2261. JAN 5 POLAR BEAR RIDE Onslow Community Ministry, 600 Court St, Jacksonville, NC. 11:30am, ride 12. Email to find out reg item. Hosted by Jacksonville Light Keepers. lightkeeperschapter@ gmail.com JAN 12 11TH ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY & BIRTHDAY BASH Pat Rogers Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 707-9797433. JAN 13 POLAR BEAR RIDE Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Starting at 11am, $35/person inc adm to the Richard Petty Museum, tshirt and lunch. Pre-reg by phone or day of the event at 10am. Jerry Aaron info@ rpmuseum.com 910-850-3298. JAN 13 POLAR BEAR RIDE Cape Fear Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC. Starting 10am. Reg $35/person inc free adm to Richard Petty Museum, T-shirt and lunch. Pre-reg by phone or day of event at 9am Jerry Aaron info@rpmuseum.com 910-850-3298. JAN 19 LORDS OF LOYALTY MC 2ND ANNUAL CANDY-ASS RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St, Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11:30am. $12/bike, $6/passengers. 50/50

raffles & more. Jameybmoss@gmail. com 252-885-2128. JAN 26 EASYRIDERS 2013 BIKE SHOW Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College St., Charlotte, NC. 10am-8pm. Bike show, vendors, bike builders. easyridersevents.com 800-9629857. FEB 2 MOTORCYCLE BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10-10:30am www.rayprice.com 919832-2261. FEB 9 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE 15TH ATTEMPT FEAR OF FEBRUARY PARTY Horsefeathers Roadhouse, 3746 Mount Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC. 12-6pm. Free Food, Music, Contests, Raffles, Giveaways, Event T-Shirts, Raffles! www.FullThrottleMagazine.com Mark Infield Mark@FTCarolinas.com 336-885-5400. MAR 23 - MAR 24 39TH ANNUAL CBA SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC. Live music, food, wet t-shirt contest, tattoo contest, vendors, bike show. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-455-6245. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN-UWHARRIE CO. Corner Pocket Sports Bar, 456 US Hwy 52 N, Albermarle, NC. 9-9:45am ride 10, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Charles Holcombe 704-463-0111. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN-TRIAD CO. Lowe’s Food, 10106 South Main St, Archdale, NC. 10:30am ride 11:15, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ ABATE of NC. Robert Causey 336-4428885. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN-RANDOLPH CO. American Classic Motorcycles, 1170 US Hwy 64 W, Asheboro,

Cruisinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Calendar NC. 12:30, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Quincy Williams 910-783-5122. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN-DAVIDSON CO. Silver Diner, 295 North Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC. 11am ride 12, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ ABATE of NC. Kenneth Moon 336-2254367. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUNCHATHAM CO. Virliesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grill, 58 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC. 10:30, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Mike Mohan 919-363-8662. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Bojangles, 7701 Gateway Lane NW, Concord, NC. 10am, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Gary Bridges 704458-0517. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN-CABARRUS/ROWAN Johnson Restaurant, 1760 N. Main St, China Grove, NC. 9:30am, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Dwayne Jenkins 704-314-5137. APR 13 9TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN-ALAMANCE CO Citgo Station, Rt. 49 South, Belmont, NC. 10:30, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Raz 336-236-5552. APR 13 TAMMYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GIRLS RELAY FOR LIFE MOTORCYCLE RIDE Done Right Auto, 63 Peacock Ave, Denton, NC. live music, cook-out sale, give aways, escorted ride. Benefits the team goal for Tammyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Girls Relay for Life team. Tammy McKinney tammysgirls12@gmail.com 336-250-8852. APR 13 2ND ANNUAL RAM REGIMENT BIKE RIDE Starmount High School, 2516 Longtown Rd, Boonville, NC. Cruse in/bike ride. $20/single, $25 for a couple, reg 8am, ride 9:30am, show

cars, food, live music, 50/50, door prizes, event t-shirts. Benefits Band instruments and new uniforms. George Couch glc12312@yahoo.com 336-426-8606. APR 27 DRAGON SLAYERS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Shoot NC Range, 6401 Knightdale Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell, NC. 10am, $10, free w/military ID, pig picking, 50/50, door prizes, raffles, corn hole tournament $10, bike games, vendors, burnout contest, live music, tent and rv camping. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project Snapper 919-369-9925. APR 28 3RD ANNUAL RIDE FOR A CURE Leaving C & P Mini Mart, 700 Union Chapel Rd, Pembroke, NC. Reg 1pm, ride 2pm. $10 Single, $15 Couple. 50/50, auction. Benefits Harvest 4 Hope Relay for Life Team. Illya Chavis Lindsey illyasconcession@yahoo.com 910-521-9856. MAY 17 - MAY 18 ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF AMERICA SOUTHERN NATIONAL MEET Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gate open 8am, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, Historic Motor Maids on Sat. amcasouthernnationalmeet.com Bob Aton 417-838-4777.

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By: Darby L. Dillard The weather was a bit on the border of “to ride or not to ride” as this was the Saturday that Hurricane Sandy was going by the Carolina coast. But the weather held off for us and it couldn’t have been a better day for riding! Not to hot and not to cold and the sun was peeking through a high layer of thin clouds. It’s amazing to me how these parties keep on getting better and better. The only way I can explain it is that there is definitely a blessing to be had if you just come and receive it. I would like to thank Pat Roger’s Speedway H-D, The Buffalo Troopers, and all of our regulars who always attend, for their continued support! The picture with this article is just some of the people who are involved. We always have a wonderful group of people from the Rockwell area to meet us at the home. Plus my wife Betty and a group of her friends (I call them her gang) always get things prepared by the time the bikers arrive at the home from Pat Roger’s Speedway H-D in Concord, NC. If you haven’t ever come with us to the home, the children at the home would love to see you and we could use your sup-

port. Feel free to contact me, Darby Dillard at ddawgsta222@ yahoo.com for details. Also we have a web site that keeps up with the times and dates of the events. And it also keeps up with the wish list for the children. It is BikersWithaCause. com. The events are listed on Pat Roger’s web site also. Our next event, The Nazareth Children’s Home Christmas Toy Run (12-8-12) will be our biggest of the year. Look for details on our web site or please contact me. The Buffalo Troopers will be serving a Christmas dinner. We will have a band for some good Christian music, and, of course, Santa will be there. We usually have a police escort. Look for details. On a very important and sad side note Pong Wilbourn, part of a wonderful couple I met at the home has passed away. Her husband Greg is left with two young children and Pong also has two older children. These are special people as I only met them a few times but I am very saddened by our loss. There is a foundation for Pong Wilbourn (Team Pong Fund) at Wells Fargo Bank. Please think about it and follow your heart. God bless!

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By: WildThing It was indeed a pleasure to visit Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, October 13th for the first day of their two-day Biketoberfest. The showroom was filled with beautiful, gleaming, new and used motorcycles and the sales staff busy showing them off to inquiring customers. There was a party spirit affecting the whole dealership from the balloons in the showroom to the big-top tents outdoors. Picking up a schedule, one noted the variety bands listed to entertain the crowd all day as well as a variety of other activities. There were two group rides each day sponsored by the Thunder Riders H.O.G. Chapter who also had a canopy set up on the patio outside the front door for members to relax in the shade and possibly sign up new members. The Thunder Riders posed for a group shot with their trophy from the SC HOG Rally in the afternoon. Meanwhile the Buffalo Soldiers were in the side lot registering motorcycles and classic cars vying for trophies to be awarded in the afternoon. Deputy Trey Wade and Deputy Chris Wells from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department put on a safety skills demonstration at 1pm. They had set up cones and were executing tight turns and figure eights around the cones and dragging their footboards, as the speed and angle of the turns were so sharp. Trey announced that this was a demonstration of the versatility of Harleys as well as showcasing skills to keep riders safe on the roads. Of course, these guys ride for work, so they have to hone their skills to stay alive when bad things or inclement weather involves them while on shift. They demonstrated a “140º pull out” to show how to get out of a tight parking spot. It behooves all motorcycle riders to practice good riding skills every time they ride and that is the reason these deputies go around demonstrating the right way to do it. They also demonstrated the proper way to pick up a motorcycle that is tipped over on the engine guards and without injuring yourself. All the while there were bands performing on the stage

under a shade tent and there were food vendors enticing folks with wonderful aromas of wings and BBQ! Tables and chairs were set up under an adjoining tent in front of the stage to relax, have a bite to eat, and enjoy the music. In the yard next to the service department side of the building there was a giant slide, bounce house, and also a rock-climbing wall that attracted the younger generation and was busy all afternoon. Also on that side of the building the service department had a tent set up and were offering parts and accessories for sale and they had a lift set up for minor service. Back to Rider’s Edge practice lot on the other side of the building, which was by now parked full of motorcycles and show bikes and cars, the stunt team of Leah Petersen and Aaron Twite were revving their engines and attracted a huge crowd as they took turns and performed several stunts including burnouts and stoppies. At each round they would come barreling down toward the spectators and at the last second swerve, screech the tire and stop on a dime! Everyone was busy watching and trying to catch them with cameras and phones. Late in the afternoon, Gene Preston and his son, Chris, owners of Thunder Tower took to the stage at a band break to call everyone over to award the trophies. In the bike show, 3rd Place went to Tunita Dome for her unique green trike, 2nd went to Terry Roe for his ‘blue pearl’, and 1st Place went to Odell Jenkins for his ‘Godfather’ theme bike. In the car show, 3rd Place was awarded to Gary Davis for his Hall of Fame Edition Dale Earnhardt Camaro, 2nd to Ray Montoya for his vintage gold fastback Mustang, and 1st to Jay Britton’s 69 Camaro. The big daddy 5’ tall Best of Show trophy was awarded to Scott Ward from Greenwood, SC for his one-of-akind custom dresser. Apparently it is ridden daily, but it didn’t have a speck on it! Scott, after posing for pictures with his trophy showing off the custom paint job, wowed the crowd by starting it up and shooting fire out of the tailpipe! It was a great day and was sure to be repeated on Sunday. Gene Preston and his family and staff sure do know how to entertain and look after the needs of a large crowd. From the food, cold beverages, music, vendors, and entertainment, all came together to make for a very successful day. Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson located at 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive in Elgin, SC just off of I-20 at Exit 82 (Spear Creek Church Rd.) on the east side of Columbia, SC is surely a destination you want to put on your list to visit. Check them out at ThunderTowerHarley.com. BTW, all the photos Of Thunder Tower Biketoberfest will be posted on www. FullThrottleMagazine.com for your viewing pleasure and you can download them for free!


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By: dpapabear Saturday, Oct 13, I was riding in the Maggie Valley area doing some leaf color watching and found out that the Smoky Mountain Steel Horses shop in Waynesville, NC was holding a bike show with the proceeds going to the Haywood County Children’s Christmas Program. The weather was perfect for riding and a lot of people were stopping by for the event. They had food, door prizes, 50/50, trophies and music. The “Blackwater Voodoo” band was bringing the tunes during the day, playing a little bit of everything. Smoky Mountain Steel Horses (www.SmokyMountainSteelHorses.com) is trying to have something going on at the shop a couple times each month, so if you are riding in the area, stop by and check them out at 82 Locust Drive in Waynesville, NC. They are also offering pickup service if you are in the area and encounter a problem with your bike. The Maggie Valley/Cherokee area is a favorite riding destination for riders of all makes of machines, so keep them in your mind while in the area. Check out the “Full Throttle Magazine of the Carolinas” print copy or online for the businesses that are biker friendly and see other things going on in the area while planning your ride. The bike show winners were: Best Paint-Steve Henson, Best Accessories-Darwin Ferguson, Highest Mileage-Gary Case (around 600,000). The 3rd place went to Debbie Dwyer, 2nd place went to Darwin Ferguson, and the Winner Overall went to Steve Henson. Congratulations to all! Check out www. FullThrottleMagazine.com for pics from the event as well as pics from my ride. Ride safe!



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Story and photo by Alan Dockery The second weekend of October had Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine reps spread a little thin since there was so much going on. I was with the thousands of fans and hundreds of racers who were at Rockingham Dragway for the All Harley Drag Racing Association’s Jim McClure Nitro Nationals presented by the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association. The weather was beautiful! Clear and cool is great for the drag racers and the campground full of fans. Friday evening bikers were filling the grounds while racers started running impressive numbers during a final test and tune session. That evening the campfires felt good. Qualifying started early Saturday morning and the great weather meant fans were in for an awesome day of drag racing. Besides the action on the strip, you could check out the race machines in the pits and a bunch of vendors. The final round of qualifying had the nitro-fueled machines running as the sun went down. What a sight it was watching the flames thundering from the race bikes as they streaked down the strip at more than 200 miles per hour. After qualifying, it was time to party. Folks were cruising the campgrounds, stopping to warm up when they saw friends or a good fire, sampling good eats and drinks. The band PeacePipe rocked a crowd down by the main gate. Sunday morning the AHDRA ran eliminations for some of the larger sportsman classes. After noon it was time for Opening Ceremonies, which includes Mark and Molly Infield, Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine bosses, presenting a $150 bonus to the SYN3 ET Number One Qualifier. A Carolina racer took the big check at The Rock. Tim Scamardo from Gastonia, NC, had a perfect .000 second reaction time on his 2006 Night Rod. The Jim McClure Nitro Nationals draws lots of nitro-fueled bikes since the air is usually good and the track well prepped. It is also great for fans that love the roar of hundreds of horse-

power, the smell of nitromethane and six-second passes at more than 200 miles per hour Tommy Grimes, Pfafftown, NC, qualified the Ray Price H-D machine ahead of everyone else in Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel with a 6.239 second ET and logged the top speed of 223.69 MPH. He was eliminated in the semi-final round. Jay Turner, Julian, NC; Brook McCabe, Roanoke Rapids, NC; Armon Furr, Orangeburg, SC; and Tii Tharpe, East Bend, NC, also ran in Top Fuel. Mark Cox, Fleetwood, NC, competed in Rush Pro Fuel making it to the final round. Jay Beasley, Winston-Salem, NC, qualified the Bobby Hoover machine in the Hawaya Racing/ Vreelands H-D Pro Drag class. Keith Browne, Semora, NC, qualified #1 in Rush Pro Gas. Mike Motto, Jacksonville, NC, raced in Rightquick Street Pro. The Hot Street class saw Dickie Johnson, Aynor, SC, in competition. Keith Richner, Moore, SC, qualified second in the 18-bike Bison Racing Super Gas field with Greg Best, Raleigh, NC, also running. Eighteen bikes also qualified in Super Sport with Chris Wood, Princeton, NC, and Keith Richner representing the Carolinas. The Rush Super Eliminator field had 22 bikes including Gene Jennings, High Point, NC; Lane Boger, Sr., Greensboro, NC; Todd Dillon, Wilmington, NC; Garret Owens, Welcome, NC; Donald Meeler, Goldsboro, NC; Jimmy Winters, Apex, NC, and Chris Wood. Garrett Owens qualified at the top of the 25-bike Screamin’ Eagle Performance class. Steven Brumfield, Stantonsburg, NC; Kelly Overcash-Braswell, Sanford, NC; Jeffery Ellis, Summerville, SC; Glenn Sutton, Moore, SC; Rick Medford, Cherokee, NC; Travis Ellis, Summerville, SC; Erik Harley, Gastonia, NC; Lane Boger, Jr., Concord, NC; Greg Best, Jimmy Winters and Donald Meeler also raced in SEP. The SYN3 ET Class had 51 riders in the first round and a bunch of them from the Carolinas. Jason Moore, Cameron, NC; David Herndon, Huntersville, NC; Wendell Craig Burch, Chapel Hill, NC; Chris Orazem, Concord, NC; Johnny Johnson, Aynor, SC; Kevin Jones, Elgin, SC; Mike Best, Cary, NC; Diane Grizzarn, Cary, NC; Vince Bryant, Pembroke, NC; Nick Prianus, Fayetteville, NC; Mike Hillman, Raleigh, NC; Kelly Overcash-Braswell, Tim Scamardo, Chris Wood, Erik Harley, Donald Meeler, Gene Jennings, Steven Brumfield, Garrett Owens, and Glenn Sutton competed in ET. Check www.fullthrottlemagazine.com for more of my photos from the Jim McClure Nitro Nationals and download any that you like for FREE.







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By: Paul Craven Hurricane Sandy pushed the Save The Ta Tas Run ahead one week to November 4th, but there was a great turn out of bikers from all over the Low Country and surrounding areas anyway. The ride started at Low Country Harley-Davidson in Charleston, SC and ended at the Sand Shack on Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston for the after party with stops along the way at Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw Island, the Firefly Distillery, or Red’s Ice House at Bohicket, Seabrook. Arriving at Low Country, we were surrounding by a sea of pink. I mean everything from shirts, hats, vest, bikes, and even hair and beards. It was amazing to see that bikers from all over were coming to support the run and just down right having a blast doing it. Jennifer Oldal of Low Country Harley said that they had over 150 bikes register with over 200 riders. What a great turn out for an even greater cause. We had a wonderful time at the event and talked to a lot of people who were survivors themselves or related to a survivor of cancer. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Breast Cancer support and prevention by the Breast Cancer Network. You can go to their website for more information at: BreastCancerNetwork.org So folks, if you find yourself in the Low Country of South Carolina stop on in Low Country Harley-Davidson at 4707 Dorchester Road and say hello to Jennifer and the gang. As for me, I’m just happy as can be that I live in an area where the scenery is breathing taking and the People are, too. Until next time: Keep it Full Throttle.


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The Ray Price Race Team finished the 2012 AHDRA Championship Series with a win at the Cajun Nitro Nationals In Bell Rose, LA October 27 and 28. After qualifying in the #3 position this weekend, the team put on a great show to finish strong. “Consistency is the key to winning”, says Ray Price, “the numbers we are seeing show that and is paying off.” Saturday, the Akea Express, piloted by Tommy Grimes ran the following qualifying passes. Pass #1 6.679 ET @ 218.23 mph; pass #2 6.646 ET @ 218.51 mph; pass #3 6.650 ET @ 211.39 mph and pass #4 6.564 @ 211.39 mph. The 1,000 horsepower Top Fuel Nitro Harley drag bike takes a round one win with a 6.619 ET @ 213.64 mph vs Seamen’s 7.900 ET @ 181.67 mph. The semi-finals proved to be a tight race, as it usually is when you pair Grimes vs Horne. The team pulled off another win, running an impressive 6.307 ET @ 221.34 mph vs D. Horne 6.382 ET @ 229.04 mph. To wrap up the day in Bell Rose, the Ray Price Race Team runs a strong 6.459 ET @ 211.23 mph in the finals vs J. Turner 8.992 ET @ 108.69 mph. “Although we didn’t capture a championship we are pleased to finish number two in points for the 2012 AHDRA Championship Series”, says Ray Price. The Ray Price Race Team will run its last race of the year in Valdosta GA, competing in the Manufactures Cup Drag Racing


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By: Jeanie Hood-Carter A Benefit Ride and Memorial were held on November 3rd in St. Paul, NC for Nancy “Lady Grave Digger” Jackson, who passed away unexpectedly on October 14th. Nancy was known for several things. She LOVED helping others. She would drop everything to help a friend in need or someone who simply asked for help. She LOVED her family and friends and she LOVED her fur babies if as they were her own babies. She had a big heart, a warm smile, and was a good woman. Nancy is survived by 2 sons, John Fulghum and James Skelton, and 1 grandson, Damein Fulghum. She was loved by a host of biker family friends, and special friends James and BJ Cashwell. It takes a very, very special lady to have the qualities she maintained in friendships. Lady Grave Digger will be missed by all whose lives she touched! May she RIP as her memory lives on.

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TJ Martin, Dallas Mossman, and Arden Rowley visit WW Smith in the hospital in Americus, Georgia. They had all come to The Ride Home, an event that honors American Ex POW’s during National POW/MIA weekend, the third weekend in September every year. They are survivors of Camp 2 – where the “reactionaries” or incorrigibles were sent because they refused to give in and were considered “a bad influence” on the other POW’s. WW and Miss Charlotte were early arrivals, they love coming to Andersonville, but Friday morning as we were leaving for the ceremonies, WW found it hard to breath and went to the Emergency Room, where he was admitted with pneumonia. As the activities of the weekend progressed, everyone found time to make their way to the hospital to check on the Smiths. Saturday after the Remembrance Ceremony, we took WW’s medal and proclamation with us to give to him later. Upon hearing that we were on our way to the hospital to give him his own ceremony, his brothers asked to come along as well, and Dallas Mossman presented WW with his medal. Very appropriate as you see, WW was having seizures in camp and when Dallas heard of an early release for some of the POW’s in camp, he put WW’s name on the list, a move which all are certain saved his life. My husband Curtis and I have had the honor of being the hosts at the hotel where the Korean POW’s stay during The Ride Home. Friendships have built over the years, some we have seen more than once, some not. Activities begin on Wednesday as we prepare for our guests, then Thursday they start to arrive, always happy to see their brothers and new friends. We sat around the pool area, prepared a light supper for them, but what is most important to these fine people is the opportunity to be together, to share their stories and be in fellowship. On Friday we began the day with a parade through town and then to the National POW/MIA museum in Andersonville and a wreath laying ceremony at the cemetery. Friday

evening was the MIA Ceremony honoring those who are still waiting to come home. A POW table ceremony was performed with 20 place settings and a Son, Daughter or Spouse of the MIA honored stood at the table to represent their loved one. This was followed by the Heroes dinner for all our guests. Saturday we staged again for another parade through town, this time offering rides on our motorcycles to our invited guests. Dallas had told me that he wanted to ride this year, but at 84 years young – I thought he was teasing me. Not to be deterred, that morning he found me and asked where his helmet was, he was ready to ride! A helmet was found in short order and we joined the lineup of bikes. As fate would have it, we were side by side with his good friend Arden Rowley as we rode along the route to the Recognition Ceremony held at Georgia Southwestern State University. Here is a link to the power point presentation at the Recognition Ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f46K2xcMX3Y&feature= youtu.be You can read Dallas’ story online at: http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/memoirs/mossman_dallas/ index.htm And WW Smith has published a book: A Moment In Time by Gazelle Press. WW and Charlotte are in Florida while he recuperates, getting better every day. The Ride Home was started by chapters of Rolling Thunder to thank our former American POW’s and MIA families from all wars for their sacrifices for our freedom. For many years they were told not to talk about it anymore, to leave it in the past, forget about it, but when you meet these men and women, you will realize, they can’t forget – and many of them kept silent for years, but now are ready to talk. The Ride Home gives them the opportunity to meet with other fellow POW’s who understand, and Rolling Thunder members who are willing to listen, and give them the honor they deserve, which is long overdue.


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By: Bud Dunlap, CVMA Chapter 15-3 On Thursday, October 18, 2012 members of the North Carolina Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association gathered at The Memorial Walk at East Carolina University Home Of The Gypsy Women in Greenville, NC to donate Dec 8 - Legends 17th a check for $10,000 to the Anniversary Party Patriot Scholarship. The Wear Your Pretty PJ’s money was raised through motorcycle rides and other Dec 15 - Clifford Sellers fundraisers. ECU Development Officer Mrs. Pat Frede, a veteran Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, Memorial Run and Afghanistan veteran, initiated the scholarship fund with an anonymous donation Dec 20 - Employee Christmas Party of the same amount from a former naval officer in 2008. Other donations the past four years have helped endow the scholarship, which has been awarded to two students so far. Ladies Bring A Covered Dish And A Present The scholarship is based on academic strength, leadership capability, and the potential to Limit Of $20 To Exchange contribute to an allied health sciences profession. Awardees must be a military member For More Info Contact Legends Pub or veteran, or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran. Mrs. Frede’s husband, Pete Frede, the North Carolina State Representative of the CVMA, who retired after 22 years in the Navy, presented the check to the ECU adminisNext Door To Legends Is A tration staff. He said, “When you have a school as dedicated to veterans, whose students Hot Hog Leather Private Club end up going in the community and helping veterans, it’s an opportunity for us to help http://groups.yahoo.com/group/legendspub/ the community that has given back to us for so long.”

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15th Annual M.D.A. Bike Show

By: Scott Wicker Beautiful Weather greeted 44 entrants on Saturday, October 20th when Down Home Harley-Davidson in Burlington and the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter held their 15th Annual M.D.A. Bike Show. Twenty categories of entries made for an impressive turn out of bikes. Several interesting items were part of the silent auction and raffle tickets were sold that always contributes to the annual fundraiser as well. Great food was available and spring like weather made for a great turn out and gave us a very enjoyable and fun day. The Show was open to all classes of Harleys, American V-Twins, and Metric Bikes, too! The classes were judged differently this year with the participants entered in the show RowanGunAndPawn@windstream.net marking ballots for their favorite machine in each class. Through the bike show, 50/50 tickets, sales of special event pins, and the silent auction, over $2,200 was raised for M.D.A. Class winners and top finishers are as follows:

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!!

One night, a Russian couple was walking down the street in St. Petersburg, when the man felt a drop hit his nose and the wife felt a drop on her hand. “I think it’s raining,” the man said “No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied. “No, I’m sure it was just rain,” he said. Just as they were about to get into an argument about it, they saw a minor Communist Party official walking toward them. “Let’s not fight about it,” the man said, “let’s ask Comrade Rudolph whether it’s officially raining or snowing.” As the official approached, the man said, “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?” “It’s raining, of course,” he answered and walked on. But the woman insisted, “I know that felt like snow!” To which the man quietly replied, “Rudolph the Red knows rain, Dear!”

fore the store opened.” Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land. “Nearly 75 years ago, (when welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.” Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

to laugh...” That makes ten. The eleventh is Howe. You know, “Then Howe the reindeer loved him...” Eleven reindeer. Oh, and number 12? That’s Andy! “Andy shouted out with glee.” The proof is in the song! Because I’m a man, there is no need to ask me what I’m thinking about. The true answer is always either sex, motorcycles, sex, sports or sex. I have to make up something else when you ask, so don’t ask.


S E OK This guy goes into his dentist’s office, because something is wrong with his mouth. After a brief examination, the dentist exclaims, “Holy Smoke! That plate I installed in your mouth about six months ago has nearly completely corroded! What on earth have you been eating?” “Well, the only thing I can think of is this: my wife made me some asparagus about four months ago with this stuff on it, Hollandaise sauce she called it, and doctor, I’m talkin’ DELICIOUS! I’ve never tasted anything like it, and ever since then I’ve been putting it on everything, meat, fish, toast, vegetables, you name it!” “That’s probably it,” replied the dentist “Hollandaise sauce is made with lemon juice, which is acidic and highly corrosive. It seems as though I’ll have to install a new plate, but made out of chrome this time.” “Why chrome?” the man asked. “Well, everyone knows that there’s no plate like chrome for the Hollandaise.

A couple was Christmas shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve and the mall was packed. As the wife walked through the mall she was surprised to look up and see her husband was nowhere around. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do. Because she was so worried, she called him on her mobile phone to ask him where he was. In a calm voice, the husband said, “Honey, you remember the jewelry store we went into about 5 years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we could not afford and I told you that I would get it for you one day?” The wife choked up and started to cry and said, “Yes, I remember that jewelry store.” He said, “Well, I’m in the bar right next to it.

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One evening, in a busy lounge in the deep south, a reindeer walked in the door, bellied up to the bar and ordered a martini. Without batting an eye, the bartender mixed and poured the drink, set it in front of the reindeer, and accepted the twenty-dollar bill from the reindeer’s hoof. As he handed the reindeer some coins in change, he said, “You know, I think you’re the first reindeer I’ve ever seen in here.” The reindeer looked hard at the hooffull of change and said, “Hmmmpf. Let me tell you something, buddy. At these prices, I’m the last reindeer you’ll see in here.” “Give me a sentence about a public servant,” said a teacher. The small boy wrote: “The fireman came down the ladder pregnant” The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. “Don’t you know what pregnant means?” she asked. “Sure,” said the young boy confidently. “It means carrying a child.”

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Jake was dying. His wife sat at the bedside. He looked up and said weakly: “I have something I must confess.” “There’s no need to, “ his wife replied. “No,” he insisted, “I want to die in peace. I slept with your sister, your best friend, her best friend, and your mother!” “I know,” she replied, “now just rest and let the poison work.” Did you know that according to the song, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, Santa has twelve reindeer? Sure, in the introduction it goes “There’s Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen...” That makes eight reindeer. Then there’s Rudolph, of course, so that makes nine. Then there’s Olive. You know, “Olive the other reindeer used

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the car he was working on. So, as I remember it, I told him he did a great job putting the ride together and I would see him in the morning. Later that night Ron and I received a phone call that Rodney was killed in a motorcycle accident leaving what would have been the last stop on the run. The word devastated is not strong enough to describe my feelings that night. On October 21st, we did the memorial run in his honor. Rodney worked so hard on the event we were told his cousin Rocky and family wanted us to go through with it, so we did. They felt that is what Rodney would have wanted. Around 80 bikes met at Bowling’s on Roxboro Road in Durham, NC. As it turned out, it was more of a ride to reflect. All

Donnie Watson By: Kathy Johnson For those of you that don’t know, Donnie Watson was murdered in July. His life was taken away from his family and friends that carry the pain every day. The murderer is still breathing, in other words, breathing the air that was taken away from Donnie. In my mind the killer took 2 lives that day and I will explain that to you as we go further along. When Donnie was killed, his family, friends, and the American Legion Post 7 organized a fundraiser. The fundraiser was to raise reward money to put out to catch his killer. We did raise the $10,000 that was needed to meet our goal. Through the joint effort we had the opportunity to meet some of his family and other friends we didn’t know. It made us all closer and helped a lot of us feel like we were doing something to help, as Donnie would have done himself. Donnie had a lot of passions - family, friends, and anything with an engine. Even though the reward money had been raised, his nephew, Rodney Watson, wanted to do a memorial run to help maintain awareness about what happened to Donnie, and keep Donnie’s name on a race car that Donnie had sponsored. Rodney was much like his uncle - very fun loving. He was also the same as Donnie in that he would want to help someone if they needed help. On October 20th, I was on the way to the state fair and I talked to Rodney on the phone. Rodney was exited about the memorial run the next day he was going to run the route that night. He just needed to finish up detailing

Rodney Watson the bikes stopped where Rodney was killed the night before and hit their throttles. I hope Donnie and Rodney could hear us and know how much they were loved. I will always think of them and miss them and I am sure it goes for every one that knew them. They were unforgettable! I think every one with that hurt in their heart and pulling in their chest realizes it won’t go away. Maybe you understand now why I said the murderer killed 2 people. You see, if Donnie was not murdered, Rodney would probably still be alive. In fact, Donnie and Rodney would have been at Martinsville watching the NASCAR race together that weekend. Well to the person that killed Donnie, if you are reading this, I feel you are a waste of flesh and you are due punishment swiftly. To anyone that has a tip or information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Donald K. Watson at 4424 Regis Avenue In Durham in the early morning hours of July 9th, contact Investigator Sole of the Durham Police Department at 919-2570985. There is $14,000 reward being offered by the American Legion Post 7 in Durham. I would like to also thank Durham Harley-Davidson. You know why.


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Bros & Bro-ettes If you look at the date of this issue of Full Throttle you will notice that it is the December 2012 issue. Seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to 2012, and here we are looking back on it. I hope you fulfilled all those promises you made for 2012, if not you better get busy! There are plenty of toy runs to take part in this month and we at His Laboring Few want to thank you for all the children you help at our toy run as well as all the others. Big bad bikers have such BIG soft hearts, especially when it comes to children! Thank you for caring and sharing, it really does mean a lot. And then this month we have the opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Born of a virgin, rejected by His own people, crucified for our sins, yet alive today! Yes, it’s another Christmas time and I pray this year is a really special Christmas for you; instead of just another Christmas that it’s CHRISTmas! That Christ is real in your life and you join with CHRISTians all over the world rejoicing together and thanking God for sending His only begotten son, Jesus, into this world for us! Sadly, we still see the effort by some to remove Jesus from public display and even change or remove the Christmas celebration. Well, if Jesus is real in your heart as your Lord and Savior, then no matter how strong their effort may be, you and your family will still have a very Merry CHRISTmas! As hard

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cooking from Abbey and her parents who own this hometown bar. After everyone had their fill of food and spirits we were off over the highrise bridge back to Sneads Ferry and The Pit Sports Bar. From A Custom Part We then proceeded To A Custom Bike... back to Lo Re Lie Let Our Gift Pub & Grill to enjoy the delicious BBQ Counselors Help plates cooked up You Find Your Man by Scott Hoffman The Perfect Gift. and Jim Lawrence. Sammy and Katrina 2636 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Hudler who own Clemmons, NC Seaside Auto Sales donated the shoulders and butts. Check Our Website For Winter Hours We had lots of music on hand pro.com vided by the CaroWOW! lina Band and Dixie Driver that donated their time for this great cause. They rocked it from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM. With over $3,500 raised with raffle prizes nearly everyone got the opportunity to win something. The auction prizes were amazing as well and with the skilled help of our auctioneer, John Pruitt, we raised even more money. Most of the money from the dice roll was donated back and all of the 50/50 money was donated back. One of the crowd favorites was the puppy kissing booth with two adorable puppies named Raven and Militia provided by their parents Diavelo Fletcher and Kristi Sylvan. They were sporting their Harley bandanas and provided even more money for the cause. All in all it was a very enjoyable and profitable day. We raised $7,550 and Happy Jack Animal Food Supplier gave an additional $5,000 and if that wasn’t enough a land donation is also in the works to go toward Dottie’s vision of building a small facility to house these animals in emergency situations. Poppa would like to send out a personal “thanks” to all of the riders who provided blocking for this ride. With this many bikes we would not have pulled this off without their help. We would also like to thank Joy Blankenship for her hard work as my right hand for holding down the fort while we were riding. Poppa and I would like to thank all of the local businesses for their support and donation of prizes. We would also like thank all that attended to make this such a success. This goes to show everyone what the biker community can provide for a good cause. For more information or if you would like to help, check out OC-PAWS.com.

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By: Donna Plowman October 27th was a perfect fall day. It delivered cool riding temperatures giving the bikers even more inspiration to load up for a great cause and raise some money for the 1st Annual Cause For The Paws Benefit Bike Ride And Dice Run. Nearly 60 bikes lined up to support the OC-PAWS (Onsiow County Partners For Animal Welfare). OC-PAWS is an organization founded by Dottie Harding that consists of highly motivated animal advocates that support our local rescue groups in Onslow County. They offer low cost spay and neutering clinics, education, public awareness, fund raising, and a commitment to help the county shelter provide the best possible care for animals needing homes. OC-PAWS is funded entirely by donation and fundraisers. The Cause for the Paws began as the dream of Donna & Larry “Poppa” Plowman. There was not a more excited person at the benefit than Dottie when the kickstands went up and all of these bikes roared down the highway. All of the hopes of putting such a benefit together rested on finding just the right charity to support. This began with a dog named Elvis. Elvis needed money to throw his bail at a local shelter after being picked up by the dogcatcher. As the DJ at Lo Re Lie Pub & Grill in Sneads Ferry, NC, I called out to the customers for help. In less than one hour the customers raised all of the money needed to free Elvis. All money was turned over to OC-PAWS and that’s when I found the charity I had been looking for. This event is the first of its kind for Onsiow County and is scheduled to be an annual event. A great ride was in store for all of the bikers. It started at Lo Re Lie Pub & Grill where the benefit was based. The ride then proceeded to go through Holly Ridge on to The Wild Hawg Saloon in Hampstead where we were all greeted with open arms and support. Then it was on to Dale’s Pub in Holly Ridge where we were treated to free hot dogs and Lisa, the bartender, had even made us dog shaped cookies. Our next stop was the Brass Pelican on Topsail Island where we were treated to delicious hot country


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By: Charles Holcombe It’s Saturday morning, November 3rd and it’s about 31º outside. I, like many others riding this morning, am out cleaning the frost off my bikes windshield. I have some heated gear that I have never tried before and today seems like the perfect time to get familiar with it! I’m shocked that my fiancé is riding with me in this weather, but she knows it’s for a good cause. Let me explain why freezing my butt off and I’m about to ride out at eight in the morning. A little over a month ago, a young lady named Avery Vanhoy contacted me through Facebook and said she was referred to me by a mutual friend about putting together a benefit ride for her dad, Johnny Ray. After speaking with her, it seemed that she had everything in order and would only need someone to lead the ride. Seeing that she had never done anything like this, I was quite impressed with the thought and planning that she had already done. I agreed to lead the ride, which meant I would handle the route, police involvement, and inviting everyone I know in the area. Now the planning is done and we are at the AmVets Post 910 in Albemarle, NC early this morning with only two bikes arriving before us. I was really worried that the weather would deter a lot of folks from the ride, but they slowly kept showing up. I heard a familiar rumble through the woods coming our way and knew it would be some folks I have ridden with before, and I was right. The Charlotte Vulcan Riders are now in sight with a large and welcome group including some members of Rolling Thunder 2 from Troutman, NC. Some of the Vulcan Riders are staying behind to help with the cooking and other chores that go with an event. Speaking of the event, Avery has put together a rather large benefit for her dad who has been diagnosed with Non Small Cell Carcinoma. The funds raised here today will go towards the expenses Johnny Ray has and will incur during his battle with this health condition. Johnny Ray knows about battles. He is a war veteran from the Viet Nam era. I haven’t seen him yet, but he will be around most of the day today. Well, it’s 10 am and time to get this ride started. While we will not be escorted by law enforcement, six different jurisdictions have assured us that they will handle all intersections along the way so that our journey goes smoothly, and it did. We only had one stop to make in Mint Hill, NC at a watering hole named Stooges Pub. The bar owner agreed to open early to accommodate our group which was most appreciated. We hung out for about an hour playing corn hole, enjoying some refreshments and snacks, and just talking shop with other fellow bikers. When it was time to saddle up I was thrilled to find out that an off duty LEO was heading our way and said

that we could just ride behind in his car, just in case there was heavy traffic and busy intersections. Not that he was escorting us or anything like that, we were just being safe. Sometimes ya meet nice guys like that on the road. The ride was going a little ahead of schedule, which meant we could eat earlier, cause I’m getting really hungry! The ride went like clockwork, and when we got back to the AmVets Post 910, everyone was starving. There was BBQ and chicken with all the fixins and desert. Avery put together two bands for the event. King Friday played while we were gone, which entertained the staff and other guests attending the event, and Right Turn Clyde who was preparing to play after we got there. I’m not sure what the head-count was but it had to be around two hundred or more. Some had entered the corn hole tournament, which I completely missed! How did that happen? There was a prize to the bikers drawn, a 50/50 drawing prize of $469 and some of the best raffle prizes I’ve seen in a long time! Did I mention an appearance by NASCAR Truck Series driver of #89, Chris Lafferty and IHRA World Champion drag car racer John Furr? My thanks go out to all the volunteers, many I did not know or even see. Also the sponsors and their donations to the event are way too many to fit in here, but if you go to Avery’s Facebook page, you’ll probably see them mentioned there. You could see and feel the love for Johnny Ray from his family and friends. When asked by our friend, Lindsey Lee what Johnny Ray most wanted to say about the fundraiser, he replied, “I am very appreciative and nice to know that people care. Taking care of our country starts here at home and the CBA and community people here are awesome. Bikers do a lot of good. If you treat people good, it will come back to you, and I must have done something good in my life.” You just can’t argue with that! The day turned out to be mild and sunny. Most people stayed


till the end, and a few of us stayed a bit longer and enjoyed the hospitality of the folks at the AmVets post. After the tally was done, I heard there was over $6000 raised for Johnny Ray! Wow! Now that’s how it’s done. My hat’s off to Avery Vanhoy for a job well done. Johnny Ray was very instrumental in the being of the AmVets post in Albemarle, so next time y’all are down this way, stop in and check them out. You can check out the bands that played the event at www. KingFridayLive.com and www.RightTurnClydeBand.com. Thanks to the Charlotte Vulcan Riders and the Uwharrie Chapter CBA/ABATE for all their help and support. To become a member in either chapter check them out at www.CharlotteVRA.com and www.UwharrieCBA.org. Thanks to Lindsey Lee for the interviews and Cassie Boggess for the photos. Thanks to all the Law Enforcement Officers from Stanly County Sheriff’s Department, Locust Police Department by means of Mayor Scott Efird, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department, Mint Hill Police Department, and Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Department Motorcycle Division that helped us along the route. Another big help along the route was Billy Honahan. He was driving the follow-truck with enclosed trailer with all the goodies, which was graciously supplied by Lane Furr, owner of Pro Tire in Albemarle. Pictures from the ride can be viewed and downloaded for FREE at FullThrottleMagazine.com.


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December 2012 - Issue 173  

Full Throttle is a free monthly publication packed with the best biker news, stories, deals, services, and places to go in both the Carolina...

December 2012 - Issue 173  

Full Throttle is a free monthly publication packed with the best biker news, stories, deals, services, and places to go in both the Carolina...