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PAGE 28 MBBW Spring Rally 2017 - Back On The Horse Again

PAGE 38 13th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash At Tilley Harley-Davidson Of Statesville

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Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - Thunder In The Smokies............................7 Bike Nights.......................................................................9 Live Music........................................................................11 Quotable Quote................................................................16 Smoke Out 18 - Making Choppers Great Again...............18 El Patron Mexican Grill And Cantina................................21 STE Powersports.............................................................22 A Harley Father’s Day Weekend......................................24 Jeremy Morris Service Dog Benefit..................................26 Thunder In The Smokies – Summer Rally........................28 4th Annual Meals On Wheels Dice Run.............................32 World Honda Chopper Meet.............................................34 10th Annual Ride For Angels Hospice Of Davidson Co.....36 MBBW Spring Rally 2017 Back On The Horse Again......38 Cherokee Cycles - Living the Dream................................40 GWRRA Annual Care Bear Ride......................................42 Bikers Inside The Beltway Brings Hundreds To Washington, DC...............................................................43 The Sixth Annual Iron Chariot Ride To Benefit Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge..................44 Holland Family Benefit.....................................................46 Smokin’ Harley Roll The Dice...........................................48 Angelz Among Us.............................................................50 VFW Post 9899 Flag Retirement Ceremony....................52 13th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash At Tilley Harley-Davidson Of Statesville...........................54 Benefit Ride For Christy Cassidy-Shirey..........................56 Boozy Creek 49th Anniversary Dirt Drags........................57 Bike Night At Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken..................................58 PGR Mission for William (Bill) Arnold...............................60 8th Annual Honoring Their Service Motorcycle Escort......62 Fast Harleys Only Bagger Race.......................................64 North Carolina Fund Raiser For Jeff Dawson...................66 People & Places...............................................................68 Smokin’ Harley-Davidson $250 Bike Show......................70 Thunderzone....................................................................71 Faith In Action...................................................................72 In-Vest USA Poker Run....................................................74 Carolinas Waterfall Ride...................................................77 Harley-Davidson Of Charlotte Celebrates With An Incredible Gift To Its Customers..........................78 17th Annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin..............................80 Gaston County Shrine Club Dice Run..............................82 In Memory Of JC Culpepper.............................................83 Benefit For The Keith Gilmartin Family.............................84 Davidson County CBA/ABATE Of NC Turns 18 Years Of Age.....................................................86 Spokes & Jokes................................................................88


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ast month I used this space to give you an overview of how we got involved in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. While working on the last issue of our 19th year, I was looking at event pictures and a line from “Truckin” by the Grateful Dead popped into my mind: “Lately it occurs to me, What a long strange trip it’s been”. (You sang it, didn’t you?) I was overcome with emotion as I looked at pictures and I flashed back to events of years gone by. Memories of events and people that we have met, some of whom are not with us today, swirled through my brain. It was intoxicating. It forced me to reminisce for quite some time and I came to this conclusion: It has been an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the motorcycle community and its history. In fact, it has been a rare blessing. When we published the first issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine in August of 1998, the only way to get information about local rides and rallies was by flyers and word of mouth. Easyriders magazine was around, but coverage was focused on national events and local events got squat. Little did we know that we were plowing new ground and creating a living record of motorcycling in the Carolinas. For the past 19 years, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine has documented the history of the motorcycling community like no other publication that I know of. Month after month the bikers and motorcycle oriented businesses, without whom we could not have survived, have supported our mission to focus on local charities, benefits, non-profits, veterans, clubs, and motorcycle rights events that, otherwise, would get no recognition for their contributions to our lifestyle. Many have come along for the ride, so to speak, and contributed mightily. Our sales representatives, many who have been with us for 5 years or more, some for 10+ years, our office staff, and our advertisers have made The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine possible. I salute you all because we surely cannot take all the credit for our success, but together we can, and will, continue to make it happen. So, as we begin our 20th year, I say, “Thanks for the memory”. Motorcycling is special. I hope that you will choose some events from the Cruisin’ Calendar and get out there and make some memories of your own. Perhaps they will be recorded in an issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. I hope so. My offer from last th month still stands. If you have a copy of Issue #1 from August 1998, send me a picture of you and the magazine and I will send you a Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine tshirt of your choice.

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AUG 2 ICE CREAM WEDNESDAY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 12pm. 843-369-5555. AUG 3 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. AUG 3 BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, all makes & models, no fee, DJ, dyno pulls, cash prize. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. AUG 3 ABATE OF SC LIBERTY RIDERS MEETING Rogers Country Store 2205 Screaming Eagle Rd., Lugoff, SC. 6:30. Darwin “Doc” Flagg 803-467-5117 AUG 4 BIKE NIGHT Kennedy-Hall Post 106 Legion Riders 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. 6-9 rickland39@ gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. AUG 5 HELPING HEROES SCAVENGER HUNT Beach House HarleyDavidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $20/ bike $10/pass. Presented by Red Knights MC-NC 3. Benefits local firefighters. Joe Jenkins 910-916-2452 or Chad Butchello 910-540-1863. AUG 5 GREEN BERET FOUNDATION POKER RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10 first out 12, $20/rider $10/pass, food, raffles. Presented by Nathanael Greene Chapter of the WarFighters MC. 4gwfmc@gmail.com Gary Harter 910-263-3196.

AUG 5 14TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL DICE RUN Legends Pub 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 12. Presented by Steele Angels. Wendy Rogers 910-818-0458.

AUG 5 RIDING ACADEMY REUNION Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 11-4, food, prizes, test rides, group ride, demos. 336-273-1101.

AUG 5 CHATHAM CO CBA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Bojangles 40 Russet Run, Pittsboro, NC. 9am, $10/ hand. Mike 919-363-8662.

AUG 5 5TH ANNUAL PATH OF HOPE RIDE FOR RECOVERY Path of Hope 1675 East Center St. Ext., Lexington, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $20/rider $10/pass, food. www.apathofhope.org. 336-248-8914.

AUG 5 HELP HELENA HEAL BENEFIT & POKER RUN American Legion Post 47 171 Legion Dr. Waynesville NC. Reg. 9:30, KSU 11. $15/$10 passenger, $5 extra hand. Food & entertainment after, silent auction, 50/50. Help with medical expenses. Kimbra 828-734-8664 AUG 5 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. AUG 5 SGT. BRIAN DEVORE RIDE FOR RECOVERY Raging Bull Harley Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 9-11, $20/bike $10/pass, raffle, music, food. Tanya Smith 919-801-4498 or Tyler Duke 919-730-7078. AUG 5 7TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9:30 – 11:30, $15/ bike $5/rider, after party at Lucky’s Saloon, live music, 50/50 raffle, auctions. Proceeds benefit Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133.

AUG 5 RIDE FOR BLAKE SHORE Cedar Lodge Baptist Church 1305 Cedar Lodge Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:45-11, $10/bike $20/pass, $15/vehicles. 336-475-1152. AUG 5 POKER RUN American Legion Riders Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9-10 KSU 10:15, $15/rider $10/pass, 50/50. Benefits Legacy Scholarship Fund for Children of Men and Women KIA since 9/11. meredysmail@gmail. com. Meredy Swafford. 336-2870108. AUG 5 RIDE FOR PREACHER STEVE & CAROLYN Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $10/rider $5/pass. Live music, raffle. Presented by Heaven’s Misfits CMC. Brian Jones 336-289-1949, Pat 704-2817499 or David 910-664-0117. AUG 5 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S THIRD QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Reg 11:30, KSU 12:15, party at 1. www.bikerswithacause.com 704545-1062.

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AUG 5 2ND ANNUAL SUEDE AND CHROME Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 105, door prizes, food, vendors, live music. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. AUG 5 9TH ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW UAW Union Hall 2290 Salisbury Hwy, Statesville, NC. 10-3, bike/ cars/vendors set up 8am, $20/entry, live music, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Rolling Thunder Chpt 2. Jack 704-560-2041. AUG 5 4TH ANNUAL RUN FOR THE SON BENEFIT RIDE Hollar & Greene Produce 230 Cabbage Row, Boone, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1, donations accepted, food. In honor of Dillion L. Critcher. Presented by Peacemaker Chapter Christian Motorcyclists Assoc. Danny Critcher 828-964-2100 or Keith Honeycutt 828-268-6010. AUG 5 HELP HELENA HEAL BENEFIT AND POKER RUN American Legion Post 47 171 Legion Dr., Waynesville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $15/bike, $10/pass, $5/extra hand. Food, entertainment, 50/50. Kimbra 828-734-8664. AUG 5 V.V.A ANNUAL LZ 960 BENEFIT RUN Lakevue Landing 1543 Camp Shelor Rd., Manning, SC. Reg 11am, $10/entry, door prizes, food. Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of American Chp 960. 803-460-8551 or 803-478-4300. AUG 5 POKER RUN Rack & Roll 758 E Main St., Laurens, SC. First out 11:30, $10/hand $5/extra hand, raffle, 50/50, food. Benefits Beverly Kelly. Hosted by Iron Addicts RC. Josh 864-200-5758. AUG 5 RIDING GEAR ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. RSVP 3 days prior to workshop marketing@ tth-d.com, 803-461-1121.

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AUG 6 HIGHWAY TO CHARITY POKER RUN 17 Customs 724 Hwy 17N Little River, SC. KSU 2, $15/ rider $5/pass for pre register, $25 day of ride. 843-281-0525. AUG 6 14TH ANNUAL TEXAS ROADHOUSE MOTORCYCLE RIDE Texas Roadhouse 8304 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. Reg 9:15 KSU 9:45, $25/sgl, $40/dbl, $10/nonrider. Food, live music, t-shirt, raffles, vendors. Benefits Homes For Our Troops. 803-788-5384. AUG 7 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. AUG 9 ICE CREAM WEDNESDAY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 12pm. 843-369-5555. AUG 11-12 ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Games, food, duck race, cornhole tourney. 336-973-8405. AUG 12 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE RIDE IN BIKE SHOW Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. No entry fee, live music, people’s choice award and editor choice award, cash prizes, bikini bike wash. fullthrottlemagazine.com 336-885-5400. AUG 12 FLYTHE’S MS RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. AUG 12 2ND ANNUAL BRING THEM HOME TOGETHER HarleyDavidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, food, prizes. Benefits Motorcycle Missions supporting military families with PTSD. Sponsored by Disciple Christian MC.

Eddie Shannon flashdcmc@gmail. com 910-995-3597. AUG 12 RIDING ACADEMY CLASS REUNION Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11-2. www.rayprice.com 919832-2261. AUG 12 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. AUG 12 6TH ANNUAL TEAM KENZY BENEFIT RIDE Camp Manna 243 Gibson Way, Mocksville, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10, $20/rider, $15/ pass, pre-register by Aug 5th for $5 off/person, door prizes, raffle tickets. Jessica 336-403-4681. AUG 12 VETERANS APPRECIATION RIDE Brooklyns AfterHours 3481 US-601, Concord, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12 sharp, $20/bike, 50/50, t-shirts while they last. Benefits VA Resident Housing. oldskool@steelrainmc.com. AUG 12 SCOOTIN FOR BUGG MEMORIAL DICE RUN American Cycle Works 1724 Mount Olive Church Rd., Gastonia, NC. First out 11, last out 12, $15/hand $20/2 hands. Benefits Kilah Davenport Foundation. 704-854-9467. AUG 12 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 11-3, live music, vendors, door prizes, food, bikini bike wash. www.stepowersports.com 704-883-8385. AUG 12 4TH ANNUAL BRODY THOMPSON MEMORIAL POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10 last out 12, $20/rider $10/pass. Bike & Car show 2-4, $10 car and bike show entry. Live music, food, cornhole, door prizes, auction.Jay@ brodythompsonfoundation.com 704872-3883.


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TUESDAY JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295

RAY PRICE HD CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Every 1st & 3rd Tues @ Sammie’s Tap & Grill 2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 6-9pm 919-832-2261

WEDNESDAY EL PATRON MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 1030 Freeland Dr, Salisbury NC 704-636-5300 6-9 pm

THURSDAY GADGETS OF LUGOFF 96 Hwy 601, Lugoff SC 803-438-0101

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THUNDER TOWER HARLEY-DAVIDSON 190 Pontiac Bus. Ctr. Dr. Columbia, SC 803-461-1121, 7-10pm TILLEY HD OF STATESVILLE @ The Beach House 6-9pm 167 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville NC 704-872-3883

SATURDAY RAGING BULL HARLEY-DAVIDSON 300 Muldee St, Durham NC 919-596-9511

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DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 336-992-3033 Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 6-9 pm 305 McCormick St, Garner NC SUNDAY 919-661-6688 HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE LUCKY’S SALOON 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 704-966-0192. Live Music 336-570-1050 PIT STOP BAR & BILLIARDS SLIDERS SPORTSBAR 2484 NC Hwy 11, N. Kinston NC Last Thursday of the Month 252-523-3700 2901 English Rd, High Point, NC TRAX TAVERN 336-470-8603 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290

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AUG 12 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON M/C 37TH ANNUAL RALLY 103 Atlantic Rd, Robbins NC. Gates open 1pm adm $10, food, cold drinks, bike games, car & bike show. Ronnie Thompson 910-948-3911. AUG 12 TWISTING THROTTLES CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR VETS Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Cidery 163 Boone Creek Dr., Boone, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 1 $25/sgl $30/dbl, food, raffle prizes. Benefits Camp Healing Waters. 828-263-1111. AUG 12 2017 CWC 4TH ANNUAL SWEATY SEAT RUN & SCAVENGER HUNT RPM Custom Cycles 1630 Old Barnwell Rd., Lexington, SC. First out 10:57pm, last out 12:57pm. Hosted by CWC ABATE. 803-356-5977. AUG 12 2ND ANNUAL BIKES & BOATS POKER RUN Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10-11, $20/hand, food, entertainment. Benefits Lake Wateree VFW Post 8346. Dcriscoe52@gmail. com 803-622-4364. AUG 12 READY TO RALLY WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. RSVP 3 days prior to workshop marketing@tth-d.com, 803-461-1121. AUG 12 ANNUAL DAVID KING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION RIDE Langley Community Center 2710 Augusta Rd, Langley, SC. $15/bike $5/pass and can food item. Food, live music, vendors, blood drive, door prizes. Benefits Hope Ministries of the Valley. 706-524-2609.


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AUG 12 PHIL PAGE MEMORIAL CHALLENGE Harley Haven 941 Western Ln., Irmo, SC. KSU 9. $40/ bike challenge. Hosted by Central SC HOG Chapter. Benefits Carolina Sunshine for Children. Rain date 8/19/17 centralschog@gmail.com 803-781-1837. AUG 12 HOWLIN ON THE RIVER PARTY Swamp Dog Club House 18929 Main Hwy, Olar, SC. 11-until. Music, auction, bike show, bikini bike wash, biker games, food, vendors. Rain date 8/26. 803-507-7767. AUG 12-13 TENT EVENT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Aug 12th food from 11-3. www.speedwayharleydavidson.com 704-979-7433. AUG 13 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. AUG 16 ICE CREAM WEDNESDAY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 12pm. 843-369-5555. AUG 16 BIKE NIGHT Cherokee Cycles 1700 Hwy 14 S., Greer, SC. 864-879-2119. AUG 19 8TH ANNUAL DEAN FERRIS MEMORIAL POKER RUN Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 4960 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. Reg 11 KSU 1, police escorted, t-shirts, 50/50, auction, door prizes, live music. Presented by The Eagle Riders Piedmont 4420. Jerry 434-251-0994 or Ann 434-251-2072. AUG 19 CHROME KNIGHTS BACK PACK RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.

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AUG 19 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

AUG 19 GRILLIN & CHILLIN Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. Live, music, food. www.smokymountainsteelhorses.com 828-452-7276.

AUG 19 BIKERS 4 BOOBS HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 8, $20, live music, food, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. bikersfourboobs@yahoo.com Fay Morgan 336-420-6907.

AUG 19 22ND ANNUAL MOONSHINE RIDE FOR CHARITY Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 3-5 KSU 6, $20/rider $5/hand, food, door prizes. 336-667-1003.

AUG 19 OPEN RIDE WITH TRIAD BAD LASSES Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 2:30 KSU 3. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. AUG 19 BENEFIT FOR EDDIE & DIANE MERRITT Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 2pm, $10 bbq plates, live music, raffles. Help with medical expenses after motorcycle accident. 336-992-3033.

AUG 19 CUSOMIZATION WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. RSVP 3 days prior to workshop marketing@tth-d.com, 803-461-1121. AUG 19 MONTHLY RIDE Cherokee Cycles 1700 Hwy 14 S., Greer, SC. 864-879-2119. AUG 23 ICE CREAM WEDNESDAY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 12pm. 843-369-5555.

AUG 19 BABY LUCAS CHARITY RIDE VFW Post 5464 712 VFW Rd., Monroe, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $20/rider $5/pass. Raffle, 50/50. Mike 704650-3573 or Leslie 704-241-7436.

AUG 25 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Riders Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 6pm, food while it last. Meredy Swafford. 336-2870108.

AUG 19 1ST ANNUAL RIDE FOR RUDY Zippers Restaurant and Lounge 475 N Generals Blvd, Lincolnton, NC. Reg 10 last out 11:30, $20/sgl $25/dbl. 704-732-1212.

AUG 26 HOPE FOR HARRISON RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060.

AUG 19 5TH ANNUAL WALKIN’ ROLL ACTIVITIES LEAGUE POKER RUN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9-11am, $15/hand $25/3 hands, live auction, 50/50, buggy rides, free food, more. Benefits Walkin’ Roll organization. www. walkinroll.org Sherrill Baxter 828962-2580.

AUG 26 HOMETOWN HEROES RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. AUG 26 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports, 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919639-5511.


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Weekly Live Music / DJ FRIDAY JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St, Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 BAND OR DJ HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford NC 704-966-0192 LIVE MUSIC LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM

SATURDAY LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC 8PM

SUNDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford NC 704-966-0192 LIVE MUSIC TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC 2:30PM

AUG 26 2018 NEW MODEL OPEN HOUSE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11:30. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. AUG 26 REBEL ROUSERS ANNIVERSARY PARTY Liberty Tavern 750 South Greensboro St., Liberty, NC. 2-until $10, food. 336-622-3025. AUG 26 BENEFIT FOR RANDY “SHORTY” FREE AND BRANDY CHAPMAN Southern Boyz Riding Club 140 South East Broad St., Robbins, NC. Reg 10-11:45 KSU 12, $20/bike, $10/rider, food, 50/50. Proceeds go toward medical bills. Frankie Burgess 910-690-9273 or Paula Burgess 910-690-7649. AUG 26 7TH ANNUAL SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30-10:30 KSU 10:45, $20/sgl $30/ dbl includes food, $6/plate non-riders, live music, live auction, raffles. Karen Hatchett 336-707-7538. AUG 26 BEACH DAY Sliders Sportsbar 2901 English Rd., High Point, NC. Music, wet t-shirt contest. 336-470-8603. AUG 26 SICKLE CELL CHARITY RIDE PHSSCA Office 1102 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/bike, 50/50. Benefits Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency. 336-274-1507. AUG 26 DAVIDSON CO CBA/ ABATE OF NC MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Midway Yamaha 1335 National Hwy, Thomasville, NC. 10am, food, literature. Jim Everhart 336248-7880. AUG 26 MODEL YEAR 2018 REVEAL PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044.

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AUG 26 CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY POKER RUN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson 2002 13th Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10 last out 12. $20/rider $10/pass. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50, live music. Benefits Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County. Kim Bumgarner 828-381-2568. AUG 26 2017 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS MR Motorcycle 774 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC. Reg 9-11, first out 10. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Curethekids.org Ashley Davis 828-418-0799. AUG 26 WILLIAM MAST MEMORIAL RIDE Watauga High School 300 Go Pioneers Dr. Boone, NC. Reg 9:30-11:30, $25/sgl, $30 dbl, includes t-shirt and food. Benefits scholarship fund in memory of William Mast and Pat Baker. Billmast07@yahoo.com www.willammastmemorialfund.com. 828-264-2407. AUG 26 LWCC ROUND UP POKER RUN Sweetwater Tavern 4582 Charlotte Hwy Lk, Lake Wylie, SC. First out 11 last out 1, $20/hand, 50/50, raffle, food, live music. Benefits Lake Wylie Children’s Charity., Inc. 980722-9395. AUG 26 BRUISERS N CRUISERS Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Tattoo, beard & mustache, pin up, strong man contest., live music, biker games, bikini bike wash, food, beer vendors. Benefits Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. AUG 26 HEATING GEAR WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr., Columbia, SC. RSVP 3 days prior to workshop marketing@tth-d.com, 803-461-1121.


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AUG 26 6TH ANNUAL CHARITY RIDE & AUCTION Barron Masonic Lodge 100 Cauthen St., Heath Springs, SC. Reg 8-9:45 KSU 10, $20/sgl $25/dbl includes t-shirt. Presented by SC Widows Sons Masonic Riders Assoc. John Carter 803-4277425 or Larry Leaird 843-672-4753. AUG 26 12TH ANNUAL REGIONAL HOSPICE RIDE Spartanburg Shrine Club 1450 Fernwood Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC. Reg 8:30, KSU 10, escorted ride, $25/person. 864-5735645. AUG 27 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. AUG 30 ICE CREAM WEDNESDAY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 12pm. 843-369-5555. SEPT 1-2 BULL CITY RUMBLE 13 – VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. www.tonup. bigcartel.com/bull-city-rumble.com 919-687-6969. SEPT 1-3 LABOR DAY LUAU PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. SEPT 2 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price HarleyDavidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice. com 919-832-2261. SEPT 2 OASIS SHRINE SCOOTER PATROL RIDE IN Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. KSU 10, $20/sgl $30/ dbl, 50/50. Lyle Smith 336-209-9617, Terry Cox 336-509-6545.

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SEPT 4 27TH ANNUAL AUTO REUNION & MOTORCYCLE SHOW Historic Downtown Matthews on Town Green 210 Matthews Station St., Matthews, NC. 9-3, $15/bike reg. www.matthewschamber.org. Dawn Sigmund 704-847-3649. SEPT 4 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEPT 8-9 DEMO DAYS Honda of Winston-Salem 591 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. 844-666-5584. SEPT 8-10 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. SEPT 8-10 CHEROKEE BLUE RIDGE RUN Cherokee Fairgrounds 545 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC. $15/ day $30/ 3 day. Bike show, live music, tattoo artists, food trucks, demo rides. Presented by Smoky Mountain CBA/ABATE. Michael Roe O’Donnell 207-377-2727. SEPT 9 CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CHARITY RIDE Fuller Center 314 Jasper St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 9:30, $15/rider, raffles, door prizes, breakfast. Rain date Sept 16th. Lt. S. Leake 910-824-4146. SEPT 9 5TH ANNUAL HOGS FOR DOGS Scooters Bar & Grill 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $20/rider $10/pass includes t-shirt, food. Benefits Animal Advocates Coalition. Rain date 8/14/17 www.advocates4good.org. Holly 919427-9452. SEPT 9 2ND ANNUAL MDA MUSCLE RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12:30 escorted ride,

$20/rider $10/pass. Food, 50/50, door prizes. www.mda.org Theresa tt_hutch@yahoo.com Amber Toy AToy@mdausa.org 919-783-0222. SEPT 9 AMERICANS GUARDIAN RIDE FOR A CAUSE VFW Post 10225, 1706 W.Garner Rd Garner, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11. Benefits Veterans Empowering Veterans. www. agmc12b.us. magicmike@agnation. us. 919-772-1062. SEPT 9 10TH ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER POKER RUN Burn Out Alley 11832 US 15 501, Aberdeen, NC. KSU 11, $10/rider, band, raffle. Benefits families of fallen warriors. www.SFA62.org. allenv33@hotmail. com. SEPT 9 1ST ANNUAL KAY TEAGUE TATA RUN & LITTLE PINK BASH Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl includes Little Pink Bash Dinner, live music, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Little Pink Houses of Hope & Team Sandy. www.littlepink.org/teamsandy, triburtetee@gmail.com, Sandy EllingtonGraves 336-516-2348 or Barry Hicks 336-693-4100. SEPT 9 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. SEPT 9 CAMEL CITY BIKEFEST Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC. 11-11 free admission, live music, vendors, pin-up and best beard competition, baddest bagger competition, live tattooing. Presented by Biker Trash Nation. 336-464-6202. SEPT 9 MOTORCYCLES FOR MAMMOGRAMS Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 Hwy NC 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10:30, escorted ride, $20/bike, vendors, biker games, 50/50, silent auction, food, live music. Rain or shine. Benefits Randolph Health Mammogram Fund. 336-6292415.


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SEP 10 15TH ANNUAL CATAWBA COUNTY SHRINERS POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11, first out 11:30, $15/hand $35/3 hands, food. Dennis Grigg 828-7810062 SEPT 10 9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Sponsored by Red Knights. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. SEPT 11 ANNUAL 9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10am, $15/rider $5/pass, escorted ride, ceremony, collector’s pins, food. Benefits Horry County Firefighters Relief Fund. 843-3695555.

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SEPT 15-16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Entertainment, vendors. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com 704-6386044. SEPT 15-16 CBA STATE PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336973-8405. SEPT 16 CAPE FEAR KICK DOWN BIKE SHOW & SWAP MEET Satellite Bar & Lounge 120 Greenfield St., Wilmington NC. 11-4, $20/entry includes event t-shirt. Free for spectators and non-registered bikes Vendors, food, live music. Benefits Wilmington Prostate Cancer Support Group and a project of Veteran Owned, Veteran Grown. capefearkickdown@gmail.com Paula Ackermann 910-228-4748. SEPT 16 12TH ANNUAL 343 MEMORIAL RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 10-12 KSU 1, escorted ride, $20 includes t-shirt, pin, dog tag (first 343 riders), food. Benefits The NC Burn Center. Presented by NC Red Knights Cpt 6. 910-791-9997. SEPT 16 8TH ANNUAL WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T REMBEMRANCE RUN and POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony NC Veterans Park, 300 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville, NC. Reg. 8:30 am Ceremony 10 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, vendors. www.rollingthunder-nc1.com John Thompson 941-380-8844. SEPT 16 KICKSTANDS UP FOR CANCER Turkey Fire Dept. 390 N Main St., Turkey, NC. Reg 9:30, $25/ bike. Benefits Southeastern Cancer Care. Jerry Bradshaw 910-590-3937.


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SEPT 16 7TH ANNUAL JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. SEPT 16 VFW POST #2514 POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060. SEPT 16 2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR RESCUE & FAMILY COOKOUT Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 12. Food, music, raffles, auction. info@biscuitfoundation.org 336-693-4100. SEPT 16 RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR VETERANS Summerfield’s First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and shirt, escorted ride. Benefits the Disabled American Veterans. www.ridetoremembertriad.com 336312-6499 or Ron Stoll 336-601-8088. SEPT 16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY POKER RUN FOR VETERANS Tilley Harley of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11. Escorted ride leaving Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville 12:45pm. Benefits Salisbury VA Hospice Unit. Sponsored by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. 704-638-6044. SEPT 16 8TH ANNUAL LOGAN STROUD FOUNDATION MEMORIAL RIDE & POKER RUN Kannapolis Train Station 201 S Main St., Kannapolis, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $25/ rider $15/pass, includes event t-shirt, raffle, 50/50, door prizes. www.loganstroudfoundation.com Kris Stroud 704-305-1683.

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SEPT 16 OPEN HOUSE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Food & beer trucks, live music, fashion show, test rides. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. SEPT 17 MOTORCYCLE RIDE Barry L Joyce Cancer Resource Center 725 Ayersville Rd., Madison, NC. Reg 1 KSU 2, $10/bike. Food. Rain date Sept 24. Lisa 336-5895310. SEPT 17 UNDY 500 Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Raffles, food, live music. Benefits local veterans through the Palmetto Warrior Connection. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. SEPT 21-25 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS Doubletree Williamsburg 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg VA. Pre reg $80/member $90/ non member, after reg $90/member $100 non member, workshops and banquet. Presented by Motorcycle Riders Foundation, jcannon@mrf. org. 202-546-0983 or Jim Cannon 804-314-9071. SEPT 22 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Riders Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 6pm, food while it last. Meredy Swafford. 336-2870108. SEPT 22-24 RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST AND MOTORCYCLE EXPO Downtown Raleigh, Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St Raleigh NC. Public bike show, invited bike builders bike show, parades & rides, free concerts, stunt shows, tattoofest, vendors, family friendly, Pin-Up contest, sound-off contest. Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center. www. CapitalCityBikefest.com, 919-8322261.

SEPT 23 2ND ANNUAL MICHAEL BARRETT RIDING FOR WREATHS POKER RUN New River HarleyDavidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9-11, $20/bike $10/extra hand. Benefits Wreaths Across America in behalf of the Onslow County Vietnam Veterans. Phillip East 910-934-0734. SEPT 23 NEW BERN ELKS MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR New Bern Harley-Davidson 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. 9-10:30am. $20/rider $10/pass. Food, drink, door prizes, 50/50. Proceeds benefit local area veterans. Tom 252-633-3665. SEPT 23 6TH ANNUAL BULLDOG HERO AWARDS Presented at Ray Price Capital City Bike Fest, Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, NC. Accepting nominations until Sept 8th, go to karneylaw.com to nominate. Presented by The Karney Law Firm, 704-376-7982 SEPT 23 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $10/bike, $10/hand, door prizes, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits area veterans & service dog training programs. Alloverrovernc@gmail. com Mongo 863-241-4740. SEPT 23 AGMC’S INAUGURAL MEMORIAL RIDE American Legion Post 87 409 W. High Ave., High Point, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $25/rider, $10/pass. Food, 50/50, auction. Benefit’s ma Cares. wecare@macares. org Abby 336-478-4086. SEPT 23 HOGS FOR A CAUSE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 10 $15/sgl $20/dbl. Benefits MDA. jklein@mdausa.org. 803-799-7435.


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SEPT 23 2ND ANNUAL DAN BOYCE MEMORIAL BENEFIT RUN Venture’s Sports Bar & Grill 5531 Edmond Hwy, Lexington, SC. Reg 10 $20/sgl, $5/pass. Benefits local first responders medical bills. Blaze 803-445-8964 or Robbie Rector 803518-6804. SEPT 24 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. SEPT 29-30 DEMO TRUCK EVENT Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. SEPT 29-30 FALL SPRAWL Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-9738405. SEPT 30 6th ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS BIKE RALLY Beach House HarleyDavidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10. Police escorted. $25/rider $10/pass. Food, music, prizes. Benefits Hope Harbor Home. www.hopeharborhome.org. dvbikerally@gmail.com 910-4655037. SEPT 30 41ST ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060. SEPT 30 THE MIRACLE LEAGUE RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:45, $15/bike $10/ pass. Rain date 10/14. Benefits The Miracle League of the Triangle. norulesriders@aol.com. 919-832-2261. SEPT 30 RIDE TO APPLEFEST JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30. Benefits Alight Foundation. 336-6632795.

SEPT 30 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S FOURTH QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Reg 11:30, KSU 12:15, party at 1. www.bikerswithacause.com 704545-1062. SEPT 30 ROSE’S RIBBON RUN 180 Massage 4831 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC. Reg 9:30-11, $25/ rider $10/pass, raffles. 980-2886774. SEPT 30 2nd ANNUAL DAY OF HOPE RIDE’N FOR A CAUSE Hawg Farm 8424 Cleveland Rd., Clayton, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $25/sgl $35/dbl $10/non rider, food, music. Benefits Jill’s Wish Foundation. Presented by Pink Ink Tattoo’s. jillswish.org Tara Dunsmore 919-592-5580. SEPT 30 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Nam Knights MC Tar Heel Club House 327 North Grogg Street, Spring Lake, NC. $10/donation, live music, raffle, 50/50. Presented by Nam Knights Tarheel Chapter kffksig@gmail.com 919-710-6533. SEPT 30 RIDE FOR THE KIDS POKER RUN Thunder Tower 190 Pontiac Business Ctr Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10:30, first out 11, $20/sgl $30/dbl incl lunch and music, silent auction. Benefits Palmetto Children’s Shelter. 19jjh47@gmail.com 803461-1121. OCT 7 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. OCT 7 VETERANS MC HOPE MILLS N.C. 35TH ANNIVERSARY 2280 Applebury Lane, Hope Mills, NC. 4pm, live music, food, raffle. Frarom10@yahoo.com 910-2736575.

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OCT 7 RIDIN’ IN REMEMBRANCE Time Out Sports Bar 727 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $10/person, food, music, vendors, camping, 50/50, silent auction, door prizes. Sponsored by OCR Chapter #5, SCV Camp #668, SCV Mechanized Cavalry 5th Battalion, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Squad. Deovindice1970@gmail.com Shannon 336-493-9413. OCT 7 1ST ANNUAL ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 8, first out 9:30, $20/rider $10/pass $5/ extra hand. Benefits Special Olympics. Billy Basinger 704-216-8682. OCT 8 VETERAN’S INFORMATION EXPO Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Veteran resources, food, free event. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. OCT 12-15 26TH ANNUAL ALL HARLEY JIM MCCLURE NITRO NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. Thur. 10am $50 (4 days), Fri 12 $45 (3 days), Sat 8am only $20, Sat & Sun $35, Sun 8am only $20. www. rockinghamdragway.com 910-5823400. OCT 14 11TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $25/inc tshirt, food, live music. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. www.rideforthecurenc.com rideforthecurenc@gmail.com 252931-7665. OCT 14 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3. free adm. 336-271-4774.


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OCT 19-22 25TH ANNUAL BIKETOBERFEST Daytona Beach, FL. www. officialbikeweek.com. OCT 20-21 DEMO TRUCK & BANC MUSIC FEST Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. OCT 21 2ND ANNUAL BEIRUT MEMORIAL RIDE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30, $20/bike $10/pass. Benefits Corpsmen Memorial Foundation and Corpsmen Memorial at Lejeune Gardens. Hosted by Strength & Honor MC. Trip.shmc.nc@gmail.com Trip 910-459-2854. OCT 21 9TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER BENEFIT RIDE HarleyDavidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11. Food, live entertainment, door prizes. blueknightpdb@gmail.com marie281warren@hotmail.com Paul Brown 252-349-3715 or Robin Warren 252-229-8963. OCT 21 6TH ANNUAL SETH NALL MEMORIAL RIDE Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 9429 Archdale Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg 9:30am KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, food, door prizes, t-shirts, auction. Benefits the Seth Nall Scholarship Fund For High School Seniors. Tim Nall 336-989-5000. OCT 21 10TH ANNUAL BIKERS WITH BOXES Billy Graham Library 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, NC. 9:30am – 3pm. Pack Operation Christmas Child box, music, fellowship, giveaways, food. www.billygrahamlibrary.org 704-401-3200. OCT 21 CHRIS & CODY GRAGG POKER RUN Helping Hands 810 Harper Ave NW, Lenoir, NC. Reg 1011 last out 11:30, $20/sgl, $25/pass, 50/50. momsintruder@yahoo.com Gary Sanders 828-850-7983.

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OCT 27-28 HALLOWEEN PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336973-8405. OCT 28 HAWG-O-WEEN CELEBRATION Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9-10:30. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. OCT 28 ANNUAL RIDE FOR AUTISM Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060. NOV 4 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. NOV 11 BBQ COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8AM, $5, blood drive, live music. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. NOV 11-12 44TH ANNUAL CBA FALL SWAP MEET & BIKE Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, tattoo contest. www. charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-4556245. NOV 25 25TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CHILDREN’S HOME TOY RUN Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060. DEC 2 TOYS FOR TOTS RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30, bring new unwrapped toy. Benefits Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

DEC 2 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. DEC 9 25TH ANNUAL BRUNSWICK COUNTY TOY RUN Walmart Parking Lot 4540 Main St., Shallotte, NC. Reg 8:30-11 KSU 11:30, $25 includes shirt & lunch, raffle, food, door prizes. www.brunswicktoyrun. org 910-754-5144. DEC 9 CUSTOMER CHRISTMAS PARTY Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11-2, food, Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music, LOH gift wrapping. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261.

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Smoke Out 18 Making Choppers Great Again Story and photo by Alan Dockery Well folks, I survived another great Smoke Out at Rockingham Dragway on the third weekend of June. This is 18 years that North Carolina has enjoyed one of the best biker rallies on the East Coast. The Smoke Out, sponsored by The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine and presented by Low Brow Customs, kicked off Friday afternoon. I suggest folks make a slow pass through the vendors and exhibitors first thing to see who is there, who you want to come back and talk to more, start thinking about what you need to buy. Get a schedule because there are things going on all over the property. Before the official greeting and the bands take the main stage, you can already hear bikes roaring down the famous Rockingham Drag Strip. Yeah folks, for a few hours at a time the drag strip was open for us to make passes. Old fashioned grudge racing with a

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to participate in. The Anvil Toss lets some men and women show how far they can chuck a heavy piece of iron. Early in the afternoon there was a Painted Ladies contest. The Horse staff provided the paints and brushes, and we judged folks’ “artwork.” That guy who won the Chili Pepper Eating contest had to have an iron stomach! Oh, yeah! There were more bands Saturday playing just about all day. Old Man Noise started us off. Sarah Shook and the Disarmers took us into the dark. While the Koffin Kats had the crowd in a psychobilly frenzy as the Smoke Out wound down Saturday night. I believe I saw D.B. Bryant on the campground stage late that evening. And there were more cool folks to entertain us. Freak Show Deluxe performed a few times. I saw them on the main stage and then for an up-close show at the Mini Bike Races. They will make you cringe and laugh. The Cherry Bombs are a rock music performance group that looked hot while dancing and doing cool aerial and fire stunts. I missed the motorcycle stunt shows but could hear and see the smoke from them. Occasionally, a military aircraft would fly over low and slow. With North Carolina’s military bases not far “I tell folks the away, flight training routes nearby, and lots of GIs at Smoke Out ain’t the Smoke Out, I bet the quite the same as crews were wishing they most bike rallies.” were with us. For many folks, the best thing about the Smoke Out is the bike shows and contests. Several entered the Amateur Chop-Off. The Pro Builders brought some awesome machines. I’ve told y’all for years that The Ride In Bike Show is always the best of the year. Trophies were presented for the best of the Pros and Joes. The Mini Bike Races are a blast. I was back with a new motor in Old Blue, my WalMartian costume and weak brakes. It’s a hoot to see bikers racing cool little mini bikes and dressing up in super hero costumes. They ran a sidecar race and drift trikes, too. Drift trikes are powered big wheel type machines that look like the back half of a go-cart with a bicycle front end. Too much fun. Y’all need to bring something to race next year. After supper, The Horse Staff took the stage to honor bike show winners and others. Roadside Marty fired up the crowd for another great Wet T-shirt Contest. The Koffin Kats closed out the evening as the Smoke Out wound down. Saturday

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actually sitting and relaxing, talking to Glen Marsh from Redondo Beach, California. He has been to all the West Coast Smoke Outs and four of the East Coast events and was telling Edge how much he appreciates the effort it takes to put on an event like this. “I come to North Carolina because this is a family and you feel welcome,” Glen said. “They put on an amazing event, with great talent, wonderful staff, beautiful bikes, gorgeous eye candy walking around. It’s hard to beat this event.” Folks come to the Smoke Out from all over and some of them come together. One of those groups is known as the Long Road Riders. Every year volunteers organize a ride from several states away to end at the Smoke Out. They plan campgrounds and motels along the route. This year they stayed at Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort the night before going to Rockingham. I talked to a couple of them from North Carolina who, for years, have ridden to the start and then back with the group. Lorren Bryant of Chapel Hill, and Pat Witherspoon from Burlington, have made the Long Road Ride together for five years. “We started the Sunday before the Smoke Out in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, with 56 people. Forty were first-time Long Road riders and there were five women riding. Most of us camped on the ride,” Pat said. “There are guys who ride from across the country to North Carolina and then head to the Long Road start.” “This is the ninth year for the ride,” Lorren said. “Volunteers put on the ride. That’s how the Smoke Out works. Family and comradery. Each day’s ride is 300 miles or less between campgrounds. Everybody can take their own trip and pace since it’s a gypsy ride.” Next year will be the nineteenth Smoke Out. I really want to see a whole bunch of y’all there as we build to Smoke Out 20. If you ain’t been in a while, come on back. If you have always wanted to go, be there next year so you have an idea what to expect in 2019. My personal big thanks goes out to Paulette Mojica who helped shoot photos this year. You can see hundreds more of mine, Paulette’s, and Molly’s photos at www.FullThrottleMagazine.com.


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STE Powersports is one of the fastest growing pre-owned motorcycle centers in the Carolinas! We specialize in preowned Harley-Davidsons, but also have a selection of metrics, four-wheelers, boats, and everything in between! We purchase inventory locally and throughout the South East so our customers have access to a wide variety of bikes to choose from. Financing is available! We work with all credit levels and use both local and national lenders who are ready to help get you riding! If you have a trade, bring it by! All trades will be considered. Located right off I-40 in Statesville, NC, we’re easy to find and quick to get to from the surrounding areas. The staff at STE Powersports goes out of their way to make sure your dreams of riding become reality. Clyde Eller is leading the sales team which is made up of Julie Ward, Jamie Pope, Shad Lutz, and Susan Nelson. They are just as knowledgeable and passionate about motorcycles as they are about fulfilling their customer’s dreams of riding! You’ll be greeted with a smile and treated to a low-pressure sales environment that keep our customers coming back time and time again. STE Powersports would like to welcome Clyde Eller as the new sales manager. Clyde started riding a Harley-Davidson X90 at nine years of age. Clyde was working summers as a thirteenyear-old washing bikes and working the parts counter and mowing grass to save up money for another bike, a Z90 HarleyDavidson. Then at fifteen he moved up to a 1965 BSA 650 Rocket basket case. With help from Uncle Raymond and a friend, Phillip Kuykendall, they had the Rocket running in no time and he was riding.

Clyde’s dad co-signed a loan and Clyde’s first Sportster was bought. There have been quite a few bikes since then; Hondas, Harleys, Ducatis, Triumphs, BSAs, and a Norton. Harley-Davidsons’ stuck and have become Clyde’s passion. After trying several different careers, Clyde became an employee at the local Harley-Davidson shop, working the parts counter again. Finally, a position opened up in finance and sales at the Harley shop. Clyde had found his calling. Helping people get into the Harley-Davidson / biker lifestyle was rewarding, since Clyde was just sharing his passion. Twenty years later, Clyde has opened himself up to a new position as sales manager at STE Powersports. The bikes here are previously owned and the variety seems endless, from Burgmans to Harley-Davidson Ultra Classics and trikes of all sizes. Clyde still loves the motorcycle lifestyle and getting to help folks fuel their same passion makes for a great day. Clyde invites everyone with that need for the freedom a motorcycle provides to stop by STE Powersports where that need can be fulfilled. STE Powersports would like to also welcome Shad Lutz to the sales team where he joins Susan Nelson, Julie Ward, Jamie Pope, as well as Justin Bowen. Frank Coletti also has joined the team as the service man. STE Powersports is more than a dealership, we sell and encourage a lifestyle! Come on out to STE located at 1426 Northside Dr. Statesville, NC and meet the awesome staff and get riding! Everyone at STE Powersports welcomes you to come by and meet the sales staff and check their large inventory of bikes. You all are invited to the Customer Appreciation Day coming up o August 12th.


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A Harley Father’s Day Weekend By: Rick Gammons What did you do on Father’s Day weekend? Mow the grass? Cook out? Drive to the lake? This is all good, but the Saturday before Father’s Day was special for several folks that wanted to ride. HarleyDavidson of Greensboro sponsored a free “Several fathers Father’s Day brought their children run. Several fathers brought and a few older their children children brought their and a few older dads, each riding their children brought own motorcycles.” their dads, each riding their own motorcycles. As bikes rolled up, I felt a few drops of rain! The weather was questionable, but it did not stop almost 40 motorcycles from showing up for the ride. Handshaking and hugs, followed by the chatter about past rides, this ride, and the weather dominated conversations between riders. The Harley shop blocked the road in front of the showroom so motorcycles could park on the pavement headed out. This was also an escorted ride. Three bikes and one car with of-

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By: Mark (Stretch) Carlyle June 25th was not only a great day to ride, it was perfect for more 250 bikes and the hundreds that came out to Tank Town Tavern in Charlotte, NC! Angelo and the staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND for Jeremy. All the food and items for raffle were amazing. It kicked off around 2 pm and went well “Riders kept into the night! About coming and 8 bands donated their time and music for Jercoming.” emy. Riders kept coming and coming. So many came that they had to move all the four wheelers to make room for the bikes. I met riders from both Carolinas that came and donated so Jeremy can get a support dog. Oh, did I mention all the dogs and kids from all over? It was truly a family affair at Tank Town Sunday. Jeremy, who is 9 years old, was born with a rare condition called Moyamoya. Moyamoya disease is a rare, progressive

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Thunder In The Smokies – Summer Rally By Buzz: I love riding in the mountains. The curves, the little towns, and mountain scenery make up my favorite destinations. When I saw that, after 18 years of solid spring and fall rallies, Handlebar Corral Productions was putting on a Summer edition of Thunder In The Smokies, I knew that I wanted to be there. The weather forecast wasn’t the best, but I wasn’t going to let that keep me from having a good time! I packed up my bike with magazines and clean socks and hit the road for Maggie Valley, NC. I stayed dry for 150 of the 195-mile ride from Thomasville, NC to Maggie Valley, NC. The 45 miles of “rain” wasn’t enough “The sky had cleared to get me wet above the over the valley and it knees. I checked into my room was a great night to at Our Place Inn, put take in a show!” on some dry socks and headed out! My first stop was at Wheels Through Time Museum. It had been a few years since I had been to the museum and it was more impressive than ever! If you like old motorcycles and motorcycle paraphernalia, you have to go to Wheels Through Time Museum.

WTT is not your ordinary motorcycle museum, the bikes are not roped off and far away, you can get up close and personal with some of the rarest and well preserved bikes in the US! Plus, this is “the museum that runs”, and most of these beauties are in running order and have ornate pans under them to keep them from “marking their territory” on the floor. I could have spent a few more hours at WTT, but, it was 5:30 and the first band was cranking up down the road at Thunder In The Smokies! I received a warm welcome from the ticket gals at the entrance and parked with the already formed row of bikes in the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The sky had cleared and the sun was shining as Grand Theft Audio, thanks to the concert sponsor Smoky Mountain Steel Horses, kicked off the rally. The Maggie Valley Festival grounds is a beautiful place to have a rally. The grounds are surrounded by towering mountains and the blue skies (Duh, you’re in the valley!) I made my rounds through the vendors to see what I “needed” on this pleasant evening. There were vendors for leather, food, jewelry, mobile audio, shirts, patches, and anything else you may have “needed”. La Santa Damiana performed some awesome fire dancing at 7pm in between music sets. Let me tell you something, she had the crowd “fired up”! Between her fire dancing, fire breathing, and warm personality, she was well worth watch-

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that only motorcycles could enter. There were a few women at the registration table eagerly awaiting the bikers to arrive. It was only 9:30AM. The run was supposed to start at 10:30AM. That’s why there were only a couple bikes parked in the lot. I walked to the table, introduced myself, and gave out a few copies of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle’ Magazine. After talking with the people at the table, I walked around the lot until more bikers arrived. They came, a couple at a time, but they came. The weather looked threatening, but they still came. This was a labor of love for all concerned. One of the bikers I met was a US Marine veteran. He spent ten years as a Marine, and was discharged in 2015 after a few deployments overseas. I helped him find his name on the marble monoliths in the Military Appreciation part of the park. From now on, whenever I visit the park, I’ll go to his name, and remember the young man. As it got closer to 10:30, the parking lot filled with motorcycles, and the riders were busy filling out the release forms for the ride, paying the $25 per bike, and then donating for the 50/50 drawing. Many of the bikers were hugging each other when they met while others were talking about how they were just at the other’s house looking for him. It was a very friendly atmosphere. It was almost time to start when Carolyn and Rodger from the Gaffney Christian Motorcyclists Association – “Warriors For Christ” arrived. They said their meeting went longer than expected. We had a brief conversation. They also blessed a member’s new motorcycle before the run. At 10:30, one of the ladies spoke about the run, and how it would end at the Gaffney Elks Lodge where the participants would receive the door prizes, and food while listening to live entertainment. Then there was a prayer asking God to protect all in the run and their families. At about 10:35 the bikers started to leave. There were bright orange signs along the way so the bikers wouldn’t get lost. This was a well-organized run. I was glad that I went. I made some new friends, and saw some old ones I hadn’t seen for a while. I will definitely go again next year. They have it on the same weekend every year and it’s for a great cause.


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World Honda Chopper Meet Story and photo by Alan Dockery It’s so cool that folks come from all over the country to ride in our mountains and enjoy North Carolina’s southern hospitality. The last weekend of June, I joined a bunch of bikers as they converged on Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort in Ferguson, NC, for the World Honda Chopper Meet. This gathering is mostly folks who ride older single overhead cam CB 750s of the type made from 1969 to 1978. Later twin cam bikes and some newer Honda choppers, bobbers and customs were welcome. Some of my Harley riding buddies showed up to get ideas and advice on building the old Honda in their garage. The World Honda Chopper Meet is an internet community getting together in the real world. Most of the folks attending are members of the internet forum at www.HondaChopper.com. It’s a chance to meet and get to know the people behind the screen names on the forum. Fourteen years ago, members of the internet board moved their event to North Carolina to align with the Horse Backstreet Choppers Smoke Out, then held in Salisbury. The website administrators, known as the

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a 50/50 drawing where the winners cut was about $350. All in all, it was a great day for a great cause. I talked with Deb Knox who along with her team at Hospice of Davidson county planed and put on this event and she was telling that last year they provided care for patients to the tune of about $250,000 and this year is expected to be even more. I spoke with her assistant Allie on Monday and she told me that there was around $22,000 raised thru this event so far and more expected over the next few weeks. Wow! That’s something to be proud of fellow bikers. May God bless you for your generosity. If you would like to make donations to this worthy cause you can send them to Hospice of Davidson county at 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292 or you can contact them @ 336-4755444. I would like to thank Hospice for all they do for people who are at their lowest point in their lives. God bless you all for everything you do

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MBBW Spring Rally 2017 Back On The Horse Again

By: Everette “EZ” Short Well it’s come and gone like a cool breeze and The Myrtle Beach Bike Week of Spring 2017 had few accidents, no violent incidents, and zero motorcycle fatalities. With more riders and bystanders than we’ve seen in the last decade, it was amazing to see old and new friends, with bikes thundering across the strand for all two weeks of the extravaganza, without complaint. Of course, Murrells Inlet was choked off with traffic, awesome bands, and rocking chairs, while the rest of the crowd rode, and they rode a lot! It was a lot like it used to be and it was good. Coastal Indian almost had me switching brands with a test ride of the new Indian lineup. If you got in on their rides, then you would know that all their machines were a blast to ride. On the North Myrtle Beach end, the action was full throttle up and down the highway, while 17 Customs

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Cherokee Cycles - Living the Dream By: Nicole Patterson Suck, squeeze, bang, and blow: four words that have something very dirty in common: a four-stroke internal combustion engine. At the tender age of six, my dad taught me this phrase in reference to the four components of a combustion engine, igniting my learning into the workings of motorcycles and likewise the family motorcycle business. Motorcycles provide life to my family. I have been raised on motorcycles, watched as my parents lived on motorcycles, and lastly witnessed my grandparents find closure through motorcycles. Many of the Saturdays I can remember from growing up, even reaching into recent years, were spent at the shop. I remember riding my bicycle in monotonous circles and ringing my bell in a similar monotonous manner in the warehouse while the mechanics worked. I would eat my lunch next to my dad, sharing his desk and usually most of his French fries. On the way home, as a passenger, I would wrap my arms tightly around my dad or grandpa as I sat on his bike. Each Sunday morning my grandma would watch my sister and me while my parents would go for a ride, usually into the mountains, with a group of fellow biker parents. Although “The best way to live they missed a few hours life is to have a method in the morning, they nevof temporary escape, er failed to return home and riding provides in time to make a family momentary detachbrunch and tell a story or two from the ride. ment from the world When I reached a and its problems.” more trustworthy age, I worked my summers at the shop alongside the family, learning the business and the basic mechanics of motorcycles. The summer before my junior year, my dad tested my skills by placing me in charge of a custom bike project modeled after a famous WWII bomber, Miss Behavin’. I helped to design the bike, worked on its conversion into a trike, stained its leather, and finally worked on its project promotion. Miss Behavin’ was the pinnacle of my learning at the shop and showed both my family and me something which my dad already knew: I could function as a part of the family. The impact of motorcycles to my family is twofold. First,

they provide a practical way to make a living, and second, they provide a way to live life. I learned the first aspect of this duo straightforwardly from working my summers at the shop, but I did not firmly grasp the second aspect until recently when my grandma was tragically diagnosed with ALS. As the disease progressed, she slowly lost the ability to communicate, but before total communication was cut off she had a request for my grandfather. She decided she wanted her ashes to be spread in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The choice of location was obvious to my family and friends of my grandma because every year she and my grandpa would camp in the Black Hills during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. I decided I wanted to be able to ride my own bike during this event in order to be a member of the group remorse. I learned to ride with my mom and while doing so experienced the second and most important part of the family doctrine: motorcycles provide a way to live life. The best way to live life is to have a method of temporary escape, and riding provides momentary detachment from the world and its problems. I believe my grandma wanted to be remembered as the euphoria which comes from riding. A sensation more emotionally potent and accessible than a memory, meaning by capturing a feeling she crafted the perfect way for the family to reminisce. The same feeling seduced my grandpa into starting the shop, lured my dad away from his corporate job, and provides an outlet for when reality becomes too heavy. My family discovered a secret when they decided to pursue motorcycles and this secret has structured my family, and by extension, me.


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GWRRA Annual Care Bear Ride By: Lisa and Joseph Brown Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) NC Chapter B2 “Winston Wings” had their annual Care Bear Ride Saturday, June 10. The event started at Flow Chevrolet/GMC on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem with kick stands up at 10:00 for a 45 minute Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department escorted ride. The Sheriffs stopped all traffic at lights, on ramps, etc. so the riders could just ride straight through. When the riders returned, they covered two Sheriff’s “The Sheriffs stopped cars with stuffed animals. all traffic at lights, These animals are used on ramps, etc. so the to hand to children and riders could just ride older adults in stressful situations. straight through.” After loading up the cars, Flow Chevrolet/ GMC fed everybody hamburgers and hot dogs with chips, drinks, and cookies. Everyone had a great time. We wish to thank Flow Motors for allowing us to use their facilities, providing lunch at no charge, and most of all donating $500 toward the purchase of more stuffed animals!

We also wish to thank the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department for an excellent safe ride through the county and Sheriff William Schatzman for making a personal appearance at the event. A special thanks to Sergeant CP Sayers for coordinating everything between us and the Sheriff’s Department. We are looking forward to next year’s ride. Watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruising’ Calendar for the date!

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Bikers Inside The Beltway Brings Hundreds To Washington, DC

Motorcycle Rights Foundation Over 100 motorcyclists made the trek to Washington, DC to connect with elected officials from across the country in support of motorcyclists’ rights. Participants included Members of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, State Motorcycle Rights Organizations (SMROs) and representatives from NCOM, as well as motorcycle clubs from across the country. More than 300 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff took place on May 23. Dozens of motorcycles lined Third Street in front of the US Capitol as rights advocates prepared to discuss issues critical to the 2017 legislative agenda. Among these included supporting the RPM Act, ensuring motorcyclists had a voice within the emerging area of autonomous vehicles, and the reestablished Motorcycle Advisory Council, as well as recommendations concerning the definition of a motorcycle. Notably, participants asked their legislators to support and co-sponsor recently introduced legislative measures citing concerns over the profiling of motorcyclists (H.Res.318 and S.Res.154). Every meeting marked another critical step forward in building and maintaining relationships with congressional offices, and each meeting provided the opportunity to communicate directly with a wide array of lawmakers who are currently considering legislation that would affect the rights of motorcyclists. The event also helped to educate and raise awareness among elected officials about the challenges many motorcyclists face on our nation’s highways. This was demonstrated in an event held in Cannon House Office Building, which allowed Members of Congress and their staff to experience these challenges first hand by using a SMARTrainer which simulates some of the situations riders experience. The SMARTrainer event, sponsored by MRF Awareness & Education, was hosted by Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa and was widely-attended. President of the Board of Directors for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Kirk ‘Hardtail’ Willard said, “This mobilization of riders from across our nation delivered crucial messages ensuring our voice is heard in Washington. With every Member of Congress representing hundreds of thousands of constituents, this event allows riders to deliver our message in person and hold our lawmakers accountable for protecting our right to ride.” FMI visit MotorcycleRidersFoundation@wildapricot.org

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The Sixth Annual Iron Chariot Ride To Benefit Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge

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By Debbie Harman The Sixth Annual Iron Chariot Ride was held June 24th. Bikers gathered at Greensboro Harley-Davidson to ride in support of Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge, located in Greensboro, NC. Teen Challenge is a faith based program for individuals who are struggling with addiction. There are over 234 centers in the United States and over 1200 worldwide. The Greensboro center is for adult men ages 18 and older. We were blessed with beautiful Carolina blue skies as three Guilford County Sheriff’s Department officers escorted the numerous bikes of all makes and models. The riders enjoyed Starbucks coffee and

Krispy Kreme doughnuts at registration. Kickstands were up at 10 am and then the 100+ miles of riding in the countryside ended at Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge, located at 1912 Boulevard Street. Lunch at Teen Challenge was provided by Jam’s Deli and dessert provided by Harris Teeter. During lunch, the choir made up of men in the Teen Challenge “We were blessed program, sang and shared with beautiful testimonies of what God has Carolina blue done in their lives. It was a beautiful day. skies ...” Teen Challenge wishes to thank Mike and Teresa Williams and Kevin and Annie Campbell, who organize this event. We also want to thank our sponsors, Krispy Kreme Doughnut, Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Jam’s Deli, Starbucks Coffee, Greensboro Harley-Davison, and Gladwell Insurance. We are facing a major drug epidemic not only in Guilford County, but across our state, our nation and our world. Every day we hear about someone who has overdosed. Something has to change. Teen Challenge is offering these men change, a new way of living. The bikers came out to show their support for the men who have chosen to get help. If you know someone who needs to find hope and help for their addiction go to our website www.GPTeenChallenge.com for more information or call Wayne, at Teen Challenge, 336-292-7795 x 305. Our mission is “To introduce hope and healing to individuals with life-controlling problems through a personal, loving relationship with Jesus Christ so they may live successfully in society.” There is HOPE!


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Holland Family Benefit

By: Wally Wersching During the fundraiser at the Gaston County Shriners Club, I picked up a flyer for a benefit for the Holland family. Glen Holland was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, and has no income to support his wife, Chelsea, and their six children. He’s a sheet rock hanger by trade, and cannot go to work for quite a while yet. The Dixie Drifters Riding Club from Gastonia, NC was hosting a benefit lunch on Sunday June 25th starting at noon. After reading the flyer, I had to attend, and help. They were having food, 50/50 drawing, music, a “He has a vague bike wash, and a bake sale. All the proceeds were going to Glen and memory of the Chelsea. accident…” I left home about noon on Sunday heading east on Rte. 74. I followed it all the way into Gastonia, and started looking for the address of the Dixie Drifters clubhouse. I found the right block but missed the clubhouse. I couldn’t read the addresses on the storefronts. I went around the block to try again when I saw all the bikes in a parking lot behind the building. I parked, and walked up to the back of the clubhouse where I met “Ears”, the young man I met the day before. He was talking with his grandmother when I introduced myself. I

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Smokin’ Harley Roll The Dice By: Anthony To celebrate Father’s Day weekend, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem, NC was the place to be June 17 & 18 to ROLL for a chance to win a Black 2017 Street Glide. Hey! If you were there you know it was a GREAT time! If you missed it, plan it for next year. There were 6 dice. Five sides of each die had a Harley-Davidson logo on it. The 6th side had one of the letters to spell FATHER. Each participant was given one opportunity to roll the dice to spell FATHER. Bill Dotson said, “Each day, we reached our set limit of 200 rollers.” I checked back on Monday only to find out that no one had won the bike, but everyone had a GREAT time trying. Remember to check out SmokinHarley.com to view the largest inventory of motorcycles in the area and for upcoming events. You can call Smokin’ H-D at 336790-6094 or better yet, swing by Smokin’ Harley-Davidson at 2441 Myer Lee Dr. (I-40 Business at Exit 10) in Winston-

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By: Cindy Carter meeting, according to Rhoades, was the A bevy of beautiful angels flew into 90th birthday celebration of the father of central NC this past June! the founder of Chrome Angelz, AnnamaChrome Angelz, to be exact, and, perhaps, it would be better to say they roared rie Sesta. “It was a special occasion for all of us,” Rhoades said, “and an honor in, traveling from around the country for everyone who joined in the celebrato attend their annual International RC tion.” Convention. Riders came in on a Thursday night, One member earned her Iron Butt patch for a meet-n-greet at Rhoades’ house, by making the trip from Farmers Branch, before settling in TX, to Fuquay-Varina, at Comfort Inn in NC, in only 24 hours. Fuquay-Varina. That was not surpris“They encourage The next morning, ing, though, given how they were up early for and empower much these women love a fun ride to Cameron, to ride. women motorcycle NC, and a chance to The Chrome Angelz enthusiasts…” do some browsing in are an amazing group of an antique shop. Some women, and an amazof the riders broke off ing club, with chapters from the main group around the world! They encourage and and continued their ride on to Morrow empower women motorcycle enthusiasts, Mountain. Rhoades was delighted that working to build the number of women the police in both Angier and Lillington who enjoy motorcycle riding, adventure, gave the women a police escort through and fun. their towns. Now, that’s the way to show “We are sisters,” said Wendy Rhoades, respect for women riders, especially President of the NC chapter. “We are those who give so much back to the comthere for each other, no matter what, and these International meetings we have each munity! By Friday night, the Chrome Angelz year give us a chance to get together, meet were in Angier, NC, for bike night at new members and share experiences.” Good Times Café, where they were One of the highlights at this year’s


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treated to a variety of good food, including plenty of country fried steak, and a big helping of karaoke. Owners, Morris and Tammy Pope worked hard to ensure their special guests were well fed and entertained. Even the former manager of Good Times Café, Melissa, returned, just for the occasion, to assist with planning, logistics, and serving guests for the event. Then, it was time to return to the hotel, for a good night’s sleep, before getting down to business the next day at the club’s International meeting. Once business was completed, it was time for more fun! On Saturday night, the Chrome Angelz were back in Angier for their International RC Convention party, which was a good old-fashioned NC pig-pickin’ and hoedown at Ronnie’s Berries Farm. Members had the run of the beautiful farm, and in the middle of their hoedown, they were treated to a heavenly vision, one maybe only Angelz are privileged to see, a stunning double rainbow. Rhoades hopes that members will be talking about this year’s RC Convention for some time to come. Annual meetings are held in difference places across the country. Each year, their final piece of business is to choose a location for the next year’s meeting. For Rhoades, she had started her Steel Cowgirls Chapter only a year before it was chosen to host the 2017 International RC Convention. Next year, riders will travel to Maine. Of course, the Chrome Angelz love to ride! According to Rhoades, if they can ride to support a fellow member through tough times or share the joy of good times, they will make the journey. She went on to tell how members of an Ohio chapter rode all the way to Florida for another member’s wedding, and how people from various parts of the country rode to North Carolina for Rhoades’ own wedding. This help and support extends to the respective communities of all Chrome Angelz. “We are into causes,” Rhoades said. “We do what we can for children, veterans, and others in our community.” Helping others and being good role models are among the values the Chrome Angelz promote for their club. “We want to create a positive image for the public,” Rhoades explained, “to get people to see all the good that motorcycle riders and clubs do on a regular basis.” Therefore, part of belonging to the club is being involved in the betterment of one’s community through charitable donations, bike runs, doing whatever might be needed to help strengthen the lives of those who are in any area in the world where Chrome Angelz can be found. Or can fly to! For more information, reach out to Wendy Rhoades, President Curve, Steel Cowgirls, NC Chapter, Chrome Angelz RC at prezcurvecarc@gmail.com.

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VFW Post 9899 Flag Retirement Ceremony By: Rick Gammons I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all! The flag of the United States of America is an honored symbol of our nation’s unity, it’s hopes, it’s achievements, it’s glory and high resolve. When the flag is in such condition, that it is not a fitting emblem for display, it shall be destroyed in a dignified manner befitting such a symbol. The “The flag of the traditional way United States of is to cut up the flag into pieces America is an honored and burn it in a symbol of our nation’s modest but blazunity, it’s hopes, it’s ing fire. achievements, it’s On June 10th, glory and high The American Legion Post 9899 at 2923 Archresolve.” dale road in High Point, NC conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 1pm. Let us reflect on the meanings of our flag. The blue field (union) is the point of honor, the upper corner of the right, the symbolism of the right hand, the weapon hand. Raising the right hand free of weapon meant peace. It became a salute, giving praise and honor. The blue union represents the night sky, with the stars forming a new constellation, one star for each state in the union. The stripes are symbolic of the beams of morning light from

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13th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash At Tilley Harley-Davidson Of Statesville Story and photo by Alan Dockery A hot and muggy Sunday afternoon means riding is a good way to cool off. It was great to see hundreds of bikers riding into Tilley Harley-Davidson, Statesville, NC, the third Sunday of July for the 13th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash. The Bash was started by long-time Tilley H-D employee Ronnie Carver just to have something for bikers to do on a summer Sunday afternoon. Now, it draws riders from across the Carolinas just to come hang out for a while. I saw folks I’ve known since my first summer back in North Carolina and guys I met earlier this year. Once riders put down their kickstands at the dealership they could get some hot tasty Lancaster’s BBQ and a cold beer or soda for lunch and sit in the shade of the big tent. While eating lunch, you could leave your bike with the Hooters girls to have it washed. I enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones over lunch. The Frank – N – Stan Band, some good ole Southern Americans, were cranking out classic tunes we could sing along to.

Those are some guys I’ve sat around a campfire or the Riders’ Roost bunkhouse porch with singing along many times as they strum guitars. Outside the ladies from Bob Karney, Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers were handing out goody bags. Anna’s Sweet Treats was serving some of their tasty goodies. Carolina Patch and Leather could sell you some new patches and sew them on, “It was a good day to too. Inside the dealerhave Robinette out ship, it was cool at the dealership and and there were great Ronnie back for the deals on bikes, acbash,” cessories, and clothes. They had raffles giving away a HarleyDavidson grill and a cooler. The proceeds from the Sunday Bash go to a fantastic cause, Victory Junction Gang Camp. If you like race bikes there were several to check out. Janette Thornley had her multi-championship winning Nitro Pro Fuel Harley Drag Bike there. Several of Don Tilley’s old race bikes were on display and I took a while to tell folks the history and some stories about them. Robinette Tilley was there to greet old friends and talk for a while. It’s so good to see her out and smiling. She made a special presentation to Ronnie thanking him for his years of dedication to Tilley H-D and the customers. Robinette told everyone how much she and the staff miss him since he retired. Ronnie’s Bike Show gave us some cool machines to check


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Boozy Creek 49th Anniversary Dirt Drags Story and photo by Alan Dockery Boozy Creek. You know, the name even sounds like a fun place. A couple times a year the Peacemakers MC of Kingsport holds a party in the East Tennessee hills, the Boozy Creek Field Meet and Dirt Drags. The meets are held around Mothers’ Day and Fourth of July. I think they had about the best weather in years for the July party. Saturday bands played from early afternoon until late that night. Between bands we took to the field for bike games and people games. Bike Games Winners were: Bucket Race: Tattoo & Virgii From Tri Cities MC. Slow Race: Tattoo. Plank Ride: Shannon Bishop. Keg Roll: Cody Bowlin. Helmet Toss: – Mr. Clean. Honey I’m Home: Cody Bowlin & Savannah Hurst. Weenie Bite: Cody & Savannah People Games Winners were: Tater Dig: – Tiffany Atkins. Beer Guzzlin’ Bouncy Ball Race: – Whitney Atkins. Keg Toss: Men, Cody Bowlin, Women, Christine Lilly. Sunday even more “Man, there were a folks rode in for the day and the dirt drags. After bunch of fine machines a round of the race bikes at this little place in taking to the track for the hills.” qualifying, folks were ready to bring their own rides out for the bike show. Man, there were a bunch of fine machines at this little place in the hills. Bike Show Winners were: Dresser: Donnie Cobb. Dyna/ Superglide: Paul Goad. Sportster: Chris Kern. Chopper: Ken Sargent. Indian: – Todd Little. Non-American: Mr. Clean. Moped/Scooter: Rodney Roberts. Custom: – Mark Wampler. Crotch Rocket: Randy Horton. Folks, from kids on 50cc bikes to snortin’ Harleys and monster, high-powered Jap bikes, got into the dirt drags. Drag Race winners were: Kids: Harley Boggs. Dirt Bike: Adam Delph. Street Tire: Tattoo. Four-Wheeler: Michael Wright. Money Class: 1st Place: James Shelton, 2nd Place: Brandon Luttrell. The party ends with the Miss Boozy Creek contest. Savannah

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Bike Night At Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken By: Buzz Bike night is the oasis of biker fun that gets us through the week. It’s the encore of the weekend that really tops off your week, and Ted’s Kickin Chicken’s Bike Night roots run deep in the triad area of North Carolina. Ted’s Bike Nights are on Thursday night and feature the area’s best local bands, awesome 65¢ chicken wings, $2 beer, and a paved parking lot that can handle a party! Teds is located at 4695 S. Main Street in Winston-Salem, NC, a good bit away from the bustle of downtown WinstonSalem. Their location allows for a little county riding to let you wind out some gears before you get there and is on a quiet section of road giving Ted’s a relaxed atmosphere. We rode through a 1 mile monsoon on our way to bike night and were among some other hearty bikers that knew they might get wet, but weren’t going to miss bike night! The band, Shmack Daniels, voted Best Live Triad Music Show of 2016, was setting up on back porch of Ted’s. Inside, the dining room had some available tables, but it was such a nice night to eat outside. Ted’s features all your favorite domestic beers at $2 and

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PGR Mission for William (Bill) Arnold By: Wally Wersching On Monday, June 26th, I received two PGR Mission notifications. One was in Mooresville, NC, and the other in Simpsonville, SC. They were both at the exact same time. Mooresville and Simpsonville are both about an hour from home. I had to decide which one to go to. I decided “We were honored to on the one in be there for Bill and Simpsonville, his family.” SC because I wanted to stop at Cherokee Cycles. It’s on the way back, and I hadn’t seen Royce for a few months. I left home heading south toward Greenville at about 11am. The PGR Mission staging was to be at 12:45PM so I’d have enough time to make it. It’s only supposed to take about an hour and fifteen minutes to travel to Simpsonville, SC from Shelby, NC. As I was riding “Miss Vickie” down I85, I looked at the clock, and realized that I was making good time. I decided to

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put their lives on the line every day. The day ended with a recognition supper with all the fixings for the cyclists and jeep drivers at the Light House Restaurant on Lake Keowee. This is the eighth year that host families welcomed the Marines into their homes for four days of recreation and relaxation. While they were here they got to play golf, tennis, swim, fish, water ski, jet ski, and go tubing. In between, they visited with their host families and attended some local Veterans recognition events. On Thursday morning, they enjoyed a breakfast out and a trip to Clemson University where they learned about the school’s military heritage as well as a visit to Memorial Stadium, home of college football’s National Champions. This event is made possible by the nonprofit Communities 4 Warriors/ Communities 4 Marines, the KeBIKE NIGHT owee Key commuTHURSDAY MON NITE nity, and the Roger GS & BURGERS C. Peace RehaO 7 803-438-0101 CHICKEN WIN bilitation Hospital, P D RAOKE which is part of the A K A E Y SIC Greenville HospiNS LIVE MU tal System. Many A WEEK KER BI thanks go out to 96 Hwy 601 S. Lugoff, SC. FRIENDLY all involved in this HOUR M-F 4-7 event. Semper Fi. CK YARD PAVILLION

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Fast Harleys Only Bagger Race Story and photo by Alan Dockery If you love seeing Harley-Davidson Baggers with the front wheel a foot in the air as they take off down the drag strip, then y’all should have been at the Atlanta Dragway for the Fast Harleys Only Bagger Race the middle of July. That was possibly, the biggest bagger race of the year with certainly the baddest bikes in the world. I’ve spent many days at that first class drag strip down in Commerce, Georgia, but this race was different than any I had been to. The Head Man In Charge, Marcell Tillman, brought together racers from a few different worlds to enjoy something they all have in common – quick Harleys. I’m cool with that. Many of us have always been cool with street racing, too, but now the drag strip has lights and timers and is safer. Marcell’s background is street racing, from the streets of Compton to Atlanta. He operates a shop called Fast Harleys Only. This race was one of the rare times the street racers and the professionals have competed together. “One of the missions of FHO is to be the go between for both worlds,” Marcell said. “They both have their own flavor and style. When you bring them together it’s kind of explosive

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to see how they interact. You got the street racers who don’t have any rules. Then you have the professionals who play by all the rules. So, the street guys have to tighten up to conform to rules and the pros get to get loose.” The race was some street style on the drag strip. It started with Greg Dahl, professional Harley drag racer and championship winning engine builder, doing a simple tech inspection and listing who was there and what classes. Then all “I pulled off probably the racers sort of did their own tech one of the greatest and verified bikes Harley-Davidson were in the correct bagger races that of three classes they ever happened,” were running. On the spot, the racers decided what was allowed on which bikes and worked it out to have a fair race. “I pulled off probably one of the greatest Harley-Davidson bagger races that ever happened,” Marcell said. “I convinced the street guys to come out and race. I convinced the American Motorcycle Racing Association guys to come out and I guaranteed their safety. Some people have that fear of what can go wrong. Me being from Compton, me being from the streets, me being an ex-gang member, having the respect of both worlds, I can bridge the gap between both worlds and have the respect to pull it off.” They ran three bagger classes; Street, Extreme, and All Race. There were some Outlaw Street bikes and two ET classes, Street and Pro ET with wheelie bars. Imports were allowed in ET classes. Marcell and his promotion partner,


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Kadafe Chaudhry, put up some good money in all the classes. But for many of the racers it was more about bragging rights and bringing that pride back to their neighborhood. These guys had lots of money in those bikes. Some of them were new to Harleys, but had raced their Jap bikes and now are racing their Harleys. I saw a couple guys who still wore their old Suzuki racing leathers. Bikes like those that were racing at Commerce have always been my favorite. Yeah, Top Fuel is cool, but these bikes are more like what we all ride. We can picture with the money and time building our bikes to be quicker. Plus, race classes like this have always been competitive and had a certain rowdiness among the racers that I like. That attitude showed as guys were talking smack and flashing cash before each round. Street racing is about rivalries, too, and Marcell played that angle with an East Coast versus West Coast Shoot Out title among the baggers. East Coast won it two to one. Carolina racers and builders were well represented. I saw Joe Peterson racing hard in both ET classes. Mike Motto had his Outlaw Street machine there. Chicken Man was quick. The Big Injun Racing Team from Asheville made a few passes. There were some Carolina clubs at the strip. Y’all know there are guys from around here who can make lots of horsepower and build great bikes. Some of the racers might be new to Harleys, but they know to go find the guys who have proven themselves on the drag strip to build their bikes. I saw T. R. Reiser, T-Man Performance, racing and

helping other guys. During the awards, Kadafe and Marcell recognized Kendall Johnson as the performance street bike builder of the year. When the day was done, a bike y’all might remember from the AMRA Harley Drags at Rockingham last year was the baddest bagger. Kadafe Chaudhry, Pittsburgh, and his 160-cubic inch machine continued to beat everyone to win the All Race class. Chicken Man from Raleigh was runner up. Rob G’s Camp won the Extreme Bagger class and Fast Black was second. Kadafe also won the Street Bagger class with Bo Prez taking second. “These cats are on a whole ‘nother level,” Marcell said. “They were already there I’m just giving them the exposure they need. And the builders love it. They get the credit. What my race has done is expose the true builders and the not so true builders.” “And we showed the world what we can do. A lot of these guys are former gang members who have made it out of that. They found the love for motorcycling. That gave them a way out of that world. Some of them came from rival gangs. For me to have some of the people that I had all there together was what I pulled off.” I say thanks to Marcell and Kadafe and all the racers who supported the biggest, baddest bagger race. They plan to do more in the future, maybe four or six a year. They can use some sponsors who want to get in on bagger drags. I hope they come to North Carolina and a whole bunch of y’all with quick bikes come out to race.

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North Carolina Fund Raiser For Jeff Dawson By: Gary Steelman The biker community showed up in a big way on April 29th. STE PowerSports and Clutches of Statesville, NC sponsored a benefit poker run for Jeff Dawson and over a hundred bikes were registered Saturday morning. Jeff has been fighting a rare neuro immune disorder for quite some time now and needs some help with the medical bills. The first draw was held at Clutches and then off to Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill “The bands in Hickory. No played all day need to say everyone had and into the a great time late-night hours.” there. Ice cold refreshments and plenty of eye candy are always found at Iron Thunder. The third draw was held at Horsefeathers Roadhouse & Park, where more of those nice ice cold refreshments were waiting amid that winding ride around the lake. Sasha’s On The Lake wound up with the

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Smokin’ Harley-Davidson $250 Bike Show By: Buzz Think your bike is rad? Like music and hanging out with your friends? Want to line your pockets with $250 in green backs? If you said “NO” to any of these questions, adjust the penny in your loafers and move on. If you said, “YES” to these questions then you need to head out to Smokin’ HarleyDavidson for their $250 Bike Show! There is no fee to enter your bike, so there is no reason to miss out on this bike show! Smokin’ had postponed the bike show from the previous week due to threatening weather, but July 13th was a great night to be out on 2 wheels. I rolled up to Smokin’ HD and there was a nice line of bikes in the bike show. There was a DJ playing tunes and some official judges taking notes on clipboards as the bike show contestants eagerly awaited the results. I sure am glad I didn’t have to judge this one, there were a lot of really nice bikes! The suspense mounted as Ray, the GM at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson announced the winner. Wayne Pinnix took home top honors and a handful of cash with his blacked out 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. Wayne’s Road Glide is a sweet ride with a custom seat and floorboards among other things, and topped off with hydraulics and a pushbutton center stand! Congrats Wayne! Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, located at 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC, has another $250 bike show scheduled

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Faith In Action Bros & Bro-ettes, Have you ever thought anything about the homeless or even the older people who have no family? To be honest with you, I never did either until we started going to Daytona and started handing out food. Some people are homeless by choice and some just can’t do any better. Maybe drugs or alcohol have gotten a hold of them. It’s not our place to judge, so never put anyone down or belittle them because we don’t know the situation, or what has happened. Pray for them and treat them the way you want to be treated. Sure, they may stink, but so do some of us and we have running water! Working at the Mission has shown me a lot about how to look at people with a different attitude and outlook. We have regulars that come in each time the doors are open and they have become like family, and when they don’t show up for a while, we become concerned and worry about them, wondering if something has happened. We hadn’t seen one of our regulars in several weeks, so we went looking for him. I remember some of our talks about where he stayed, so Barbara and I went to where we thought he stayed, but we couldn’t find him or anyone that knew anything. We prayed, “Lord, show us the way to where he is”. We went up one street that we had already been on and saw a lady that Barbara had seen come into her work, so we asked

her and she said, “Sure, they come through my side yard and stay in a field behind my house”. Sure enough, they called his name a couple of times and he answered and was alright. He was very thankful that we came looking and checking on him. He just had a job now and didn’t get off in time to come anymore. Do you know of anyone that is homeless or older person or someone that has no family or lives by themselves? Have you checked on them lately? I have always said people treat the bikers just like the homeless because they don’t understand them. James 2:14-26 says: 14) What does it profit, my brethren if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15) If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food. 16) and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled”, but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17) Thus, also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18) But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by my works”. 19) You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble! 20) But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead. 21) Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac


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In-Vest USA Poker Run

By: Wally Wersching On July 1st, Spartanburg H-D held a poker run for In-Vest USA which was founded in 1993 when South Carolina businessman Michael Letts first learned that local law enforcement officers were not provided protective vests as a regular part of their personal equipment. Outraged, and determined to correct this situation, Letts formed In-Vest USA, to help officers in South Carolina. In 2003 In-Vest USA went national with the support of an extensive network of grassroots volunteers as well as corporate sponsors. In-Vest USA now helps raise awareness of the issue, and raise funds to distribute free vests and equipment to first responders in communities across America. Their mission has stayed the same – “Protect Those Who Protect Us”. Facts according to FBI statistics: an officer not wearing a body armor vest is 14 times more likely to be killed by a firearm than an officer wearing a vest; 40% of officers do not have a protective vest (almost 400,000); Body armor vests must be replaced every 5 years, and cost around $700 each. The Poker Run started at Spartanburg H-D and ended at the Lake Bowen Country Club where there would be live entertainment by the Justin McCorkle Band, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and food. The proceeds from the event will provide active shooter vests for officers, and K9 dogs. I left home at about 9:30 heading for the Harley dealership. I arrived a little after 10am. Only a few bikes were in the lot, because the run wasn’t supposed to start until 11am. As I was parking “Miss Vickie”, a young couple parked next

to me. I learned that they were from Spartanburg. We talked for a while, and then I walked into the dealership. I looked up, and saw their collection of classic motorcycles. It’s like their own little museum. They have all kinds of old motorcycles not just Harleys. There are three Indians (including a 1938 Indian Four, and a 1947 Indian Bonneville), a 1955 Vincent, a 1920’s Ner-a-Car, and of course a few old Harleys. Most people don’t even know that they are there because they are focusing on the new bikes and merchandise on the floor. I remember when the dealership was in their old building – an old meat packing building with wooden floors, and the constant smell of “Gunk”. They had their old bikes in a cramped corner of the building. They were difficult to see and enjoy but I knew that they were old and unusual. I walked outside to see a few more bikes in the lot. At the registration table, they were selling t-shirts with the slogan: “Now More Than Ever – I Back the Blue”. The event invited car clubs to participate too. I watched as a couple old British MG sports cars pulled out of the lot. I wanted to get a close picture of them but they were leaving early. Then a US Marine veteran pulled in. His Harley was decorated with many US Marine logos and medals. We talked for a few minutes. Instantly, I knew he was from New Jersey by his accent. We laughed about our different accents – neither being local. As 11:00 approached, the bikes started to leave. I left too, and made it home before noon. Cindy and I went out for a nice lunch. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

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Carolinas Waterfall Ride By: Bill Gallaway The Star Touring and Riding Chapter from Greenville, SC turned their monthly ride into a waterfall tour. On Saturday, June 3, there were 13 bikes and 17 riders that ventured out. The weather was perfect for a mountain ride. There were several events scheduled around the upstate and it was difficult to make a decision on where to ride. The majority of riders left the Piedmont of SC at 8:30 to begin the ride thru the upstate through Clemson and Walhalla, up past the Wiginton Overlook to a stop near Mountain Rest for a restroom and gas break at Tunnel Town Express. This was the last gas break before moving on to Highlands, NC where the group stopped to view Bridal Veil Falls. This area has changed a bit since the last time I was by there. You could drive under the fall years ago. Not a great idea. Perhaps it is closed because a boulder came down on a car? Anyway, the next waterfall to visit was Dry Falls. All along the way there were photo opportunities. It was nice to ride the area without the smell of smoke in the air as we had last year from the various forest fires. We finally arrived at the lunch destina-

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Harley-Davidson Of Charlotte Celebrates With An Incredible Gift To Its Customers

By: Sally McAteer Although Harley-Davidson of Charlotte has been in continuous operation since the 1920’s they are fast approaching their 25th anniversary under current ownership of Ken Lipack. On February 2, 2003 Ken took over ownership from the Wiggins, and in March of 2005 moved the dealership from South Tryon Street to its current location at 9205 East Independence Boulevard in Matthews, NC. As the celebration is approaching Ken, as well as his entire staff, recognize the main reasons HarleyDavidson of Charlotte has prospered and grown steadily through the years. It is the combination of the iconic brand, their loyal customers, and the entire staff’s continuous commitment to providing great experiences and the highest value, not just at the time of sale,

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17th Annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin By: Wally Wersching Every year, the town of Linas was the entire group. colnton, NC closes its streets I continued walking around for a couple days of BBQ, the courthouse until I armusic, and motorcycles. rived at the main street of This year it was on June 2nd the activities. On both sides and 3rd. I decided to go on of the street were tents with Saturday after participating vendors selling their many in a PGR Mission in Morand various wares. They ganton, NC. were not all motorcycle reAfter the funeral service, I lated. There were also things headed toward Lincolnton. specifically for the women I came to the roadblock and and children in the crowd. squeezed through between I started walking away from a couple barriers. I rode up the courthouse. There were one block, and parked in the many unusual bikes but most shade. I was at the opposite were Harleys or Harley wanside of town from where the nabes. I did not see any Vicaction was. tory motorcycles. They really stand out in a crowd of Harleys. It was a little after noon when I started to walk toward the They were having a bike show around the courthouse, and courthouse. To the right was the food area. There were food some of the participants were riding up to park in the show. I vendors galore. The aroma of the food was enough to make didn’t want to ride my bike through the crowd you gain a few pounds just by inhaling it. because there were too many people walkPeople were walking up and down the street ing with children. That’s why I parked where “The aroma of the with food in their hands and everyone was I did. There were many bikers who rode food was enough having a great time. through the crowd. They either wanted to be to make you gain a I visited the Budweiser stage where a Rock seen or they had a special place they wanted n’ Roll band was playing to a small crowd. few pounds just by to go. “Messier Objects” is a group of musicians I continued, and around the courthouse on the inhaling it.” from upstate South Carolina who strive to right. I stopped for an ice-cold cup of water at merge the music they were raised on with the the CMA tent. It was very refreshing because techniques they learned in school to bridge the gap between the sun was getting pretty hot by that time of the day. genres and people. I stood, and enjoyed their rendition of an The bikes in the show were parked in a blocked off speold Herbie Hancock tune. They really sounded good. I’ll bet cific section. Some were very interesting like the old Harley that later in the evening, the crowds would be large and loud. Knucklehead. Another in the show was a Ridley, a ¾ sized There was an artist painting the drummer in the group who bikes with an automatic transmission made in the late 1990’s was an attractive young lady. Her appearance didn’t fit the by a father and son team in Oklahoma. They are great bikes stereotype for a rock and roll drummer. She was very talented, for shorter people because of the low seat height and they have ample power for such a light bike. I made a circle around the courthouse, and started walking back toward the bike. Later in the day, bike games were presented by the Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson Hog Chapter on South Cedar Street, right by the main event entrance. I learned that the Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned North Carolina State Championship Barbeque Cook-off was canceled this year. It’s too bad. I really enjoy the smell of all that pork slow-cooking. I left about 1 pm, and when I got home, Cindy and I went out for lunch at our favorite restaurant. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.


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By: Robert Sisk Wally Wershing contributed to this story On Saturday, June 24th, the Gastonia Chapter of the Guardians Of The Children, the “SOB’s” (Shriners On Bikes), and the Gaston County Shrine Club held a dice run to raise funds for their charitable endeavors. With the chance of rain looming that afternoon it was still a great turnout of about 60 riders including several members of the Shriners also riding and running the sweep! Within the 94-mile run starting in Dallas, NC, it led us through Bessemer City, then into SC for one of our stops, and to the outskirts of Charlotte. After leaving Charlotte we were in a race to avoid the rain. With dark clouds on three sides of us, everyone made it back to the Gaston County Shrine Club safe and dry, where Allen Shirlen had the some of the best BBQ prepared for us. Along with the food that the members of the Shriners prepared, there was enough for seconds so everyone got full. Chip Rollins said that the plan is to make this an annual event, so be sure to watch for it in the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar around June of next year!

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All of the money collected from this event is donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, SC. If you’re not familiar with they do, The Shriners Hospitals For Children were founded in 1922 with the goal of providing expert medical care for children. Today that effort “After leaving supports the health care system’s 22 facilities Charlotte we were in across the US, Canada, a race to avoid the and Mexico, treating rain.” children up to 18 years of age who have orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. The advanced care is provided in a family-centered environment that is focused on maximizing a child’s quality of life, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. They would like to thank everyone that participated, everyone that made donations for door prizes, all their sponsors, Larry’s Tree Service, JD Bryson Machinery Movers & Riggers, Rollins Insurance Agency, S.O.B. (Shriners On Bikes), and thanks to Choice Landscaping for sponsoring the t-shirts.

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In Memory Of JC Culpepper By: Kickstart & Donut I just wanted to put a story together about a young man by the name of Jamie Culpepper, or JC, as we all knew him! There is so much you can say about a person, but with JC you can say a ton of awesome stuff about him. I sure have seen and heard a lot about who and what JC was about, and man, “JC also had a thing talk about good for what most guys stories. I wasn’t like and that was his best friend, his father was, nor for fast cars and fast was I the other. motorcycles.” He had one thing in common with me, that’s for sure, and riding motorcycles was it. I met JC a year or two ago on ride I was on and he was introduced to me by another good man, his father, Mr. Tony Culpeper. I found out after his accident that JC served in the Army from 2010-2015 and that he also and went to Afghanistan to fight for our country. JC was born on July 10,1988. JC also went to White Knoll High School and graduated in 2006. Then he moved his career forward by attending Greenville Technical College (class of 2008) and then he move on Midlands Technical College. JC spent a lot of time doing what he loved best and that was helping people learn how to build and fly drones on his YouTube channel, The Blue Falcon Project. JC also had a thing for what most guys like and that was for fast cars and fast motorcycles. He had the best of both worlds, that I can assure you. This is a real hard subject to write about a fallen biker, but I felt the need to put an article in the magazine not only to let the friends know, but also to let the family know, how he touched so many people in so many different ways. There are some things we know about JC and some things we don’t and that’s the way JC wanted it. I didn’t know his favorite food, movie, or color. I can tell you one thing about JC, he loved his friends and family and what he did with his

spare time. I hope a lot of special people get to see this bio about a very special young man that meant the world to a lot of people all over the world. God bless you and may you now rest in peace. You will be greatly missed and on a special note, thanks for ride JC! You know what I mean.


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Benefit For The Keith Gilmartin Family By: Wally Wersching On Sunday, July 9th, the Dixie Drifters Riders Club of Gastonia, NC held a benefit for the Keith Gilmartin family. Keith was a lineman for the STS Cable Company in Charlotte, NC. He was found by his coworkers slumped at the wheel of his truck. Keith died a few days afterwards from complications of heat stroke. Keith “The Dixie Drifters was married and Riders Club go had two young “All-Out” for a children. From the deserving charity…” posts on Facebook, Keith, Amber, and the two sons were a perfect family filled with love. The benefit was held at the Dixie Drifters Clubhouse at 1157 W. Franklin Avenue in Gastonia from 12 noon to 6 pm. There were all kinds of fundraiser things going on like a bike wash, 50/50 drawing, food, and door prizes. The Dixie Drifters Riders Club go “All-Out” for a deserving charity, and Keith’s family needed help. When I arrived a little after noon, they were just getting

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ready for the main group of people to arrive. I talked with many of the club members, and they all seemed very sincere about helping Keith’s family. I was told that many of Keith’s coworkers would be there later in the day. While I was there, one member moved his motorcycle into the bike wash area to clean off all the bugs and road grime. They said that the women would do the washing. I should have stayed, and watched that to see how good they would clean his bike. I gave them a stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines for their participants along with my donation. I was invited to go to Stone Mountain, Georgia with the club later in the month. Regrettably, I had to decline. My stamina is not up to long rides anymore. I’d really like to visit Stone Mountain again. The light show at the end of the day was very inspiring.


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Davidson County CBA/ABATE Of NC Turns 18 Years Of Age By: Papa Jim Everhart, President/Legislative Coordinator “Brothers and Sisters! I want to see a sea of hands out there! Let me see a sea of hands! I want everyone to kick up some noise! I want to hear some revolution out there Brothers! I want to hear a little revolution! Brothers and Sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or whether you are going to be the solution! (That’s right!) You must choose Brothers, you must choose! It takes five seconds, five seconds of decision, five seconds to realize your purpose here on the planet! It takes five seconds to realize that it’s time to move, it’s time to get down with it! Brothers, it’s time to testify and I want to know, are you ready to testify? Are you ready? I give you a testimonial: the MC5!” (From the Intro to “Ramblin’ Rose” from the 1969 MC5 album “Kick Out The Jams”) This July 2017, the Davidson County CBA/ABATE Of NC turned 18 years of age and it seems like no one knows we are here fighting for your rights as motorcyclists. The chapter received its charter in July 1999, in Charlotte, NC at a CBA/ ABATE of NC State Meeting, by its first President, James Lovingood. James recently passed away and was unable to see this anniversary.

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At the time, I was the Vice President of the Randolph Co CBA/ABATE of NC when this chapter of 12 individuals came together in my backyard around a bonfire to form this chapter. They held their bi-monthly meetings around my bonfires when the weather was good or in my basement poolroom when it wasn’t. When the chapter outgrew the house and the yard they moved it to area restaurants. I joined the chapter in 2000 and became their Legislative Coordinator in 2001, the position I proudly hold today. This year I became President in hopes to keep this chapter alive. You noticed I started this piece out with the opening lyrics of Detroit’s MC-5’s song “Rambling Rose”. This song had a very politically motivated impact on me while attending Cass Technical High School in Detroit. It was a magnet school that brought in kids from all over the city that maintained a “B” average or above. I was in Aerospace Technology, Army JR ROTC (MSgt. /Color Guard/All City Drill Team). This was around the time of the Kent State Massacre. That was a hard row to swallow for a JR ROTC cadet in those days, but I survived. This song helped me survive. It got me politically motivated, which I am still today. It got me exposed to new ideas that I had never considered from my upbringing and my ROTC training, thus I had a new breath of realizations to rely on. I think those days in high school prepared me for my adult life fighting for your rights as motorcyclist. I was once told not to go to opening day in Raleigh, but the backlash from other state ABATE’s across the country was “If you’re not there on opening day, then you’re not doing it right!” CBA/ABATE of NC has had a presence in Raleigh on opening day ever since. “Brothers and sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or whether you are going to be the solution” I’ve been associated with ABATE in one form or the other, and MRF (Motorcycle Riders Foundation) all of my motorcycle riding life since 1974 in Detroit. I first joined ABATE in its infancy out of the back of an Easy Riders magazine, later joining the Michigan ABATE when it formed. But I was part of the problem. I never attended any of the local meetings, eventually dropping my membership because I was too busy

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partying and riding with my friends, letting someone else carry the burden of fighting for my rights and freedoms to ride. When I moved to NC in 1977, again I was part of the problem. I was too busy partying and riding with my friends, still letting some else carrying the burden of fighting for my rights and freedoms to ride. In 1994, I was rebuilding my 1941 Knucklehead as my recovery bike and met Buddy Grainger and joined the Randolph County CBA. I held positions there as SGT at Arms, Vice- President, Newsletter Editor, Legislative Coordinator, and – yes even the Santa Claus. Then I knew I was becoming “PART OF THE SOLUTION – NOT THE PROBLEM!” I’ve been a member of the CBA/ABATE and MRF since 1994. When I helped start the Davidson County CBA in my backyard, I knew I was at home with my friends, new friends around the county that I had never known that had existed until they met in my backyard. Some of these friends have now moved on to other parts of the state, to other states, to other parts of their lives like growing a family, simply moved on to who knows what, and some have died off like Wayne Brown and James Lovingood (R.I.P. to both). A small handful of faithful followers (one even comes from as far away as Stanley NC) still meet at the Thomasville Moose Lodge #1868, 114 Thomasville Moose Lodge Road, Thomasville NC 27360, each month on the 3rd Sunday at 5:30 PM.

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Most of our members are also Thomasville Moose members as well. We still do this in hopes to keep our legislative efforts alive for ALL MOTORCYCLISTS on a state and national level. We could care less what brand/style of motorcycle you ride or even if you’re able to ride anymore. All we care about is your interest in doing right by motorcyclists in our state. It’s not always about motorcycles. Sometimes it’s about the gasoline you put in your cars, boats, lawn mowers, etc. E-10 hurts older vehicles and motorcycles. According to the American Motorcyclist Association E-15 is ILLEGAL to use in motorcycles and ATV’s and can damage your motor and affect your warranty. Current EPA regulations state E-15 is only approved for use in 2001 and newer passenger vehicles (cars), and light trucks. So, come on out and help us protect your rights. You can contact Davidson Co CBA/ABATE of NC through Papa Jim Everhart at (336) 248-7880 or JSEverhart@triad.rr.com. Editor’s Note: The American Motorcyclist Association supports efforts to protect riders from unsafe fuel. Go to: https:// goo.gl/1ncnRK to learn how you can help.

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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!!

A beautiful fairy appeared to a destitute Mexican refugee outside an Arizona immigration office. “I’ve been sent here by Obama to grant you 3 wishes as you have arrived in the U S with your wife and 8 children.” The man told the fairy, “I want new teeth, with lots of gold in them.” The fairy looked at the man’s almost toothless grin and – PING ! he had a brand-new shining set of gold teeth in his mouth! “What else?” asked the fairy. “I need a big house with a 3-car garage on the water with 8 bedrooms for my family and the rest of my relatives who still live in my country. I want to bring them all over here” - PING ! There could be seen a beautiful mansion with a 3-car garage, and a walkout patio with a BBQ in an upscale neighborhood. “I want to be like an American - American clothes instead of these torn clothes, and a baseball cap instead of this sombrero. And I want to have white skin like Americans” PING ! The man was transformed - wearing worn-out jeans, a Baltimore Orioles T-shirt, and a baseball cap. Bad teeth were back and the mansion had disappeared. “What happened?” he wailed. The fairy said: “Tough beans, amigo. Now you are a white American, you have to fend for yourself!”

Guy walks out of the restroom. Girl says, ”Sir, your garage door is open.” Guy asks, “Did you see my Harley?” Girls says, “No, I saw a mini bike with two flat tires.”

are three of you, you may have a wish apiece. “Pointing at the Mexican, he said, “Since you found the bottle, you may have the first wish. “The illegal immigrant said, “This country is racist against my people! It’s time to take everyone of Mexican descent that came to this country illegally back to our homeland, where we can finally be happy and live in peace! “The genie clapped his hands and the illegal immigrant was transported to Mexico with millions of his people. Turning to the radical Muslim, the genie asked, “And what is your wish? “The radical Muslim said, “This country is bigoted against those who practice Sharia! I wish to take all of my people away from this horrible place loaded with infidels so we can live in peace in Muslim countries and serve Allah. “The genie clapped his hands and the radical Muslim, along with every other Sharia-practicing Muslim in the country, was instantly transported to the Middle East. Turning to Donald Trump, the genie asked, “And what is your wish? “Trump looked around at the empty beach, smiled, and said “Just give me a Pepsi. It doesn’t get any better than this!”

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A plane leaves Los Angeles airport under the control of a Jewish captain. His copilot is Chinese. It’s the first time they’ve flown together, and an awkward silence between the two seems to indicate a mutual dislike. Once they reach cruising altitude, the Jewish captain activates the auto-pilot, leans back in his seat, and mutters, “I don’t like Chinese.” “No like Chinese?” asks the copilot, “Why?” “You people bombed Pearl Harbor, that’s why!” “No, no,” the co-pilot protests, “Chinese not bomb Peahl Hahbah! That Japanese, not Chinese.” “Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese... doesn’t matter, you’re all alike!” There’s a few minutes of silence...”I no like Jews either!” the copilot suddenly announces. “Oh yeah, why not?” asks the captain. “Jews sink Titanic.” “What? That’s insane! Jews didn’t sink the Titanic!” exclaims the captain, “It was an iceberg!” “Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg, Rosenberg ...no mattah... all same.”

After their baby was born, the panicked father went to see the obstetrician. “Doctor,” the man said, “I don’t mind telling you, I’m a little upset because my daughter has red hair. She can’t possibly be mine!!” “Nonsense,” the doctor said. “Even though you and your wife both have black hair, one of your ancestors may have contributed red hair to the gene pool.” “It isn’t possible,” the man insisted. “This can’t be! Our families on both sides had jet-black hair for generations.” “Well,” said the doctor, “let me ask you this. How often do you have sex?” The man seemed a bit ashamed. “I’ve been working very hard for the past year. We only made love once or twice every few months.” “Well there you have it!” the doctor said confidently. “It’s rust.” One day a housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt, seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to the wife, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?” It depends,’ she replied. “What does it say on your shirt?” He yelled back, “UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN!” And they say blondes are dumb! A police recruit was asked during the exam, ‘What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?’ He answered, “Call for backup.”

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to “Honor thy father and thy mother”, she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters? Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, “Thou shall not kill.” An illegal Mexican immigrant, a radical Muslim and Donald Trump were walking together on a beach in Florida when the Mexican stumbled over a bottle in the sand. He picked up the bottle, rubbed the sand off it, and a genie appeared. “I can only grant three wishes,” the genie said. “Since there

While creating women, God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth. And then God smiled, knowing full well that He had made the earth round. Having recently turned 59, I thought I had lost all the appeal and charm I used to have with the ladies, until today, that is. At my local gas station, the pretty young girl who has served me every other day or so for several weeks asked for my number. I was taken aback. I explained how I was flattered but was perhaps a bit too old for her and that if I were 30 or so years younger, and single, I would happily take her up on her offer, I explained how love and sexual attraction, when intertwined, can be exciting and that I am happily married and asked that she save her love for someone who will truly care for her and respect her not only as a woman, but as a person. “No,” she said. “Your pump number, sir.”


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August 2017 - Issue #229  

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

August 2017 - Issue #229  

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