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Table Of Contents Issue #228

PAGE 18 Ray Price H-D Celebrates 35 Years

PAGE 20 Carolina Field Of Honor Memorial Day Recognition

PAGE 38 Cyclemania 2017 – All Kinds Of Cool Bikes

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Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cover Story - The Real Bulldog........................................6 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................8 Bike Nights.......................................................................9 Live Music........................................................................11 Quotable Quote................................................................16 8th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet........................18 Ray Price Harley-Davidson Celebrates 35 Years.............20 JJ’s Watering Hole Grand Opening..................................22 Tii Tharpe Wins First NHRA Race....................................24 Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 8th Anniversary Celebration.....26 Run For The Wall 2017....................................................28 GRMC Fallen Brothers Party............................................30 PGR Mission for Patrick Ryan (Rick) Baird......................32 2017 Ride Of Pride Dedication.........................................34 Trax-Side Bike Rally.........................................................36 Carolina Field Of Honor Memorial Day Recognition........38 Raging Bull Super Charged Saturday..............................40 Ride For The Kids Motorcycle Rally.................................42 12th Annual Hogs & Rags Rally.........................................44 Wingin’ It Southern Style..................................................47 3rd Annual Pete’s Ride......................................................48 The John Pennington Love Run.......................................50 4th Annual Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship Ride..........52 Rolling Thunder 2017 The 30th Anniversary.....................54 94 Diamonds....................................................................56 Isaac’s Benefit Ride..........................................................58 2017 USMC EOD Poker Run...........................................60 Bikers And The Local Community Come Together In Clean-Up......................................................................62 Ray Price Anniversary Weekend......................................64 Carolina Faith Riders Benefit Fun Run.............................67 People & Places...............................................................68 Memorial Day Event.........................................................70 Thunderzone....................................................................71 Ever Wondered Why?......................................................72 PGR Mission For William MacLaughlin............................74 Harley-Davidson Footwear - Mansfield............................77 Cyclemania 2017 - All Kinds Of Cool Bikes......................78 NC State Veterans Home Ride.........................................80 First Ever Community Ride And Rally..............................82 Johnny Paul “Junior” Needham, Jr. 9/28/42 – 6/1/17.......84 Go Ahead And Judge Me.................................................87 Slider Gilmore Presentation.............................................89


Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner Mark@FTCarolinas.com

Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager Molly@FTCarolinas.com

Lincoln Infield

Layout / Design / Webmaster Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com

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t was in June of 1998 that Wild Thing and I made the decision to publish The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. In March of that year, we went to Daytona Bike Week and during our daily adventures we gathered all sorts of interesting literature, t-shirts, and souvenirs. Back at our campsite, usually the next morning, we would go through the previous day’s treasure. Among the various local “biker” publications, was a copy of Florida Full Throttle Magazine. Having previously lived in Sarasota, Florida, and been a part of the motorcycle community (Wild Thing worked at the local Yamaha shop) I saw ads and read of motorcycle shops that we were familiar with. We piled all that stuff in the truck and struck off on another adventurous day in Daytona. When we got back home, I read FFTM from cover to cover and mused that it would be great if someone would publish a magazine like that here in NC as flyers and word of mouth were the only avenues to find out about motorcycle events at that time. Then one day it hit me! If you want something done, do it yourself. The mantle fell on me. We went back to Florida to meet with the publishers and learn how we could publish Full Throttle Magazine in The Carolinas. They showed us the ropes and introduced us to some other people who were involved. It was interesting to say the least! Later that evening, on the 9th floor balcony of my father’s condo, while having a cold beverage and looking out over the Gulf Of Mexico, we contemplated whether, or not, to embark on this new journey. We were both undecided until a huge meteorite streaked across the sky. I mean it was HUGE! We looked at each other, taking it as a sign, and agreed to do it. The rest is history and a story for another day. “It will be fun. It will be easy”, they said. We had no idea what we were getting into, but we found out fast. The issue of The Carolinas’ Full throttle Magazine that you are holding in your hands is the result of nearly 19 years of the learning curve and the meteorite is on the cover of every issue as a reminder of the day it all began. Remember Issue #1? Some of you may still have one lying around somewhere. If you do and send a picture of you holding it to Editor@ FTCarolinas.com and I will give you a free CFTM t-shirt. Now pick out some events from the Cruisin’ Calendar or an advertiser that you would like to visit and enjoy riding in this summer weather. We are looking forward to seeing you on the road in the Carolinas. Thank you for your loyal readership over the years. The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2017 is published monthly and no reproduction of any content is permitted except by prior express written approval of Mark D. Infield, Publisher, Editor, & CEO. Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors in ads beyond the cost of space occupied by error. Publisher is not liable for: any slandering of an individual or group, as we mean no malice or individual criticism at any time. We are not responsible for the opinions or comments of our columnists. The advertisers are solely responsible for content of their ads, promises, and coupons, or any lack of fulfillment thereof. Publisher is also to be held harmless from: failure to produce any issue as scheduled due to reasons beyond control; all suits, claims or loss of expenses; including but is not limited to: suits for libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. Publisher does not promote excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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BUlld g Although many of you have met him on the road, at a local event or maybe just seen his Ad in Full Throttle, you probably don’t know much about him and why he’s chosen to dedicate himself to the biker community. We sat down with Bob Karney, Carolinas’ Biker Lawyer, to ask some questions about his past, the present and where he’s headed in the future. 40 years of representing injured bikers. Wow! Did you always want to be a lawyer? Where did you go to law school? Well in my younger days, I wanted to play baseball and then later got into music, which actually paid for a couple years of college. The band broke up with one of the guys going to play with BB King and another with Chuck Berry. Unfortunately [laughing] I wasn’t good enough to make a living in music or baseball and since I was about to graduate from college I needed to come up with a new plan. My buddy in the Marines suggested that I go to law school. My family didn’t have much money, my only option was to work my way through school with student loans. At one point, I remember working several jobs at the same time; bartender, waiter and construction. You name it. Over those three years, I probably did it. I attended law school at Samford University in Birmingham, AL and our mascot was a bulldog. It’s stuck with me ever since. I’ve been practicing personal injury law in the state of NC for coming on 40 years now and still going strong.

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I began my career as a solo lawyer and needing work I went to the big firms in town asking that they send me any cases that they did not want to handle. They sent me personal injury cases, a lot of which involved motorcycles. I realized that the motorcycle accident victims were being taken advantage of by the insurance companies and there was a need for quality representation in the biker community and still is today. Insurance companies have no intention of doing the right thing and will play dirty when a motorcycle is involved. They will do everything possible to avoid paying a claim. That’s why it is so important for bikers to hire an attorney who knows how to operate a motorcycle. I can’t tell you how many cases we have successfully completed for bikers who have been turned down by other attorneys before coming to our firm. In my opinion, there’s NO way someone can properly represent and protect a motorcycle accident victim if they know nothing about motorcycles. This is a problem many riders run into when they hire a lawyer without any riding experience. My first bike was a 1970 Yamaha. I loved riding then and still do today. What are you most proud of in your life/career? Well family always comes first for me. I’m proud of my son and daughter. I’m also proud of my Associate Attorney, Sean Clayton. He’s a very talented attorney who graduated from App State with honors and got his law degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. He grew up in a family of bikers and, like me, put himself through college and law school. I’m proud of the work we do. We’ve become the firm for bikers and have been able to help thousands of folks return to their lives and get back on the road. I’m proud when I win a case for a family who was told by other attorneys that they have no case. Ginger: I have to interject here. I want to say that not a week goes by that I don’t encounter a client of his or a biker who tells me that my husband changed their life for the better. That when no other lawyer would take their case, Bob stepped up and not only personally took care of them through their recovery, but got them a settlement that they could have never even imagined. Just last week at a dealership I was approached by a woman who lost her husband in a motorcycle accident. She introduced herself, gave me a hug and said that Bob is not just her lawyer, he’s family. I don’t see as much of Bob as I’d like, because he’s always working,


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but I do rest easy knowing he makes a positive difference in people’s lives. Recently, Governor Roy Cooper contacted Bob and invited him to be on a committee to help our great state of North Carolina. We are really flattered and I know Bob will do a great job. I love riding and standing beside my Bulldog! Super proud of him.

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So much has changed. Fighting insurance companies today is harder than ever before. Distracted driving is a constant battle. Cell phones, texting, selfies, plus all of the devices installed in cars that take attention away from the road. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve pulled cell phone records of the at-fault driver and found that they were either texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident. As riders, we have to always keep our eyes peeled and be ready for anything. What is the largest settlement or victory you’ve had for a client? Gosh. That’s tough. There are so many. One that stands out in my mind is when I turned down a $7 million offer for a young mother because I knew she needed more. I ended up getting her the $8 million I demanded and she deserved. It doesn’t matter if it’s a multi-million dollar settlement or a $10,000 settlement, I fight just as hard for all of my clients. To the insurance companies, accident victims are just numbers on a piece of paper. My clients are friends and family. Winning their case means everything; sometimes its survival, paying the mortgage, putting food on the table, taking care of their children. What we do makes a difference in peoples’ lives and that’s what keeps me going and pushes me to fight harder. What’s your favorite ride? That’s another tough one. Ginger and I love to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spring, summer and fall for local getaways. The touring trips we’ve done have been spectacular: Mount Rushmore, Black Hills, Montana, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Florida Keys, the California Coastline. America is so beautiful! Experiencing our national parks on a motorcycle is fantastic and I have to admit Yellowstone is my personal favorite. Ginger’s my

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Well I did love my crazy custom build, but you can’t beat a Harley. I love my Heritage Softail, but for longer trips I enjoy my Road Glide. The tour pack for Ginger is really comfortable. I have always wanted a classic Indian though. The new models are gorgeous, but Ginger says I’m cut off! Looking forward, what’s ahead for the Bulldog? We’ll soon be opening a second location in the Raleigh/ Durham area which I’m very excited about. We are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Karney Biker Calendar. Ginger produces it every year and features owners, builders and dealerships throughout the Carolinas. She’s shot over 125 cool bikes over the years. I keep asking her to make me a big book! The highlight for me every year is the Bulldog Hero Awards which will be handed out this summer for bikers that make a difference in their communities. Don’t forget to nominate someone you know! We’ve now donated over $35,000 to biker’s charities and look forward to doing more this year! Then, Ginger and I will be riding with friends to the Outer Banks this summer and then Daytona in October. If you could give bikers one piece of advice, what would it be? Make sure you protect yourself and get enough insurance coverage! It is a very minimal fee to get UNDER-INSURED and UN-INSURED coverage on all your vehicles. These are specific requests you want to make to your insurance company. If anyone is unsure what kind of coverage to get, tell them to call me. It breaks my heart when I get a call from a biker that’s gone down and the driver who caused the wreck had minimal insurance coverage. Many times that is the situation and that’s why bikers need to have their own coverage. Those kind of situations keep me up at night. Oh, and don’t forget your rain gear in the summer! I learned that the hard way more than once.


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Cruisin’ Calendar You can submit your event 24/7 E-Mail: Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-833-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions

JUN 30-JUL 2 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER 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. JUL 1 ELI’S RIDE Waffle House 172 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC. 9am, free ride. https://www.facebook.com/ eli.spoonride/. JUL 1 H-D 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUL 1 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Live music. 336-992-3033. JUL 1 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-4, $5/spot. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704638-6044. JUL 1 TODD’S BIG ORANGE MEMORIAL RIDE Broncos 2543 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, free ride (donations welcome). Memorial service 6pm Gaston County CBA “Homestead” 267 Stowe Rd, Gastonia NC, food available, cash bar, live music. Jaren Buchanan 704-509-6747. JUL 1 HOTDOGS AND HARLEYS Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 11-4. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883.

JUL 1 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Myrtle Beach HarleyDavidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11-3, live music, food. Benefit ALS Association. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. JUL 1 7TH ANNUAL JULY 4TH PARTY The Water Hole 3355 Hwy 15-401 E, McColl, SC. Free, Food, drinks, fireworks. 843-523-5883. JUL 1 POKER RUN FOR IN-VEST USA Spartanburg Harley-Davidson 365 Sha Lane Spartanburg, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits active shooter vests for officers/K9 dogs. 864-5838840. JUL 1-2 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DEMO TRUCK Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 S Church St., Greensboro, NC. 10-4, drawings, live music. www.indianmotorcyclegreensboro.com 336-763-5621. JUL 1-3 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUL 1-10 15TH ANNIVERSARY HISTORY FESTIVAL Wheels Through Time 62 Vintage Ln, Maggie Valley, NC. www.wheelsthroughtime. com 828-926-6266. JUL 3 VETERAN VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-1 www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044.

JUL 4 GASTON CBA HELMET LAW PROTEST Roses 605 Park St., Belmont, NC. Reg 10. Magic Mike Dixon 704-641-3590 JUL 4 JULY 4TH COOKOUT VFW Post 9899 2923 Archdale Rd, High Point, NC Food and cold beer 2pm 336-431-1106. JUL 4 4th OF JULY BBQ Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. Food. 704-277-0268. JUL 6 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharley.com 252-439-1345. JUL 6 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. JUL 6 ABATE OF SC LIBERTY RIDERS MEETING Rogers Country Store 2205 Screaming Eagle Rd., Lugoff, SC. 6:30. Darwin “Doc” Flagg 803-467-5117 JUL 7 BIKE NIGHT Kennedy-Hall Post 106 Legion Riders 6250 Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. 6-9 rickland39@ gmail.com Rick Land 704-929-9831. JUL 7-8 DEMO TRUCK Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. JUL 8 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Live music, food, party favors. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.


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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 CROSSROADS TAVERN 874 Browns Chapel Rd, Gibsonville NC 336-585-0165 EL PATRON MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 1030 Freeland Dr, Salisbury NC 704-636-5300 6-9 pm JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295

THURSDAY GADGETS OF LUGOFF 96 Hwy 601, Lugoff SC 803-438-0101 TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290

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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

FRIDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033

SUNDAY HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192. Live Music

LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 6-9 pm PIT STOP BAR & BILLIARDS 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 2484 NC Hwy 11, N. Kinston NC 919-661-6688 252-523-3700 LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050 SLIDERS SPORTSBAR Last Thursday of the Month 2901 English Rd, High Point, NC 336-470-8603

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JUL 8 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY Pit Stop 2484 Hwy 11N. Kinston, NC. 252-258-2520. JUL 8 MILITARY APPRECIATION BENEFIT RIDE Grumpy’s Grill 3839 Fire Department Rd., Williamston, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $15/rider $5/ pass, live music, food. Benefits Semper Fi Fund. Hosted by Iron Order MC Locked & Loaded Chapter. Jim Moye 252-814-0771. JUL 8 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUL 8 SCOOTIN THE TRIAD POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10am, $20/sgl, $25/dbl. Also leaving Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by the Big Dawgz Riding Club. Benefits Wounded Warriors. 831-277-2993. JUL 8 MILITARY APPRECIATION EVENT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Test rides, refreshments. www. speedwayharley-davidson.com 704979-7433. JUL 8 RED, WHITE & BLUES BBQ & BASH Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. 11-3, live music, food, games, prizes, games. Benefits The Charleston Fisher House. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. JUL 9 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. JUL 9 THUNDER SUNDAY Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 3505 Bamboo Rd, Boone NC. Reg 10 am, coffee & donuts, 11am service Sponsored by Peacemakers, Boone NC, Chpt 674. MVBCB.org 828-2669700.


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JUL 14-15 SPYDER EXPERIENCE DAYS Honda of Winston-Salem 591 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Spyder Demo rides. 844-666-5584. JUL 14-15 SUMMER RAGE Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-9738405. JUL 15 15TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. JUL 15 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY Baker American Cycles 1508 Hope Mills Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9-4, demo rides, free food. 910-423-1901. JUL 15 5TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE WARRIORS POKER RIDE USO of Jacksonville, 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9 $20/bike/ vehicle, $10/pass. Benefits US of Jacksonville. Vema910@gmail.com Bird Dog 910-238-9985. JUL 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. JUL 15 WILD BUFFALO WINGS COOK-OFF Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8am $10 all you can eat while it last, live music, Rex Blood Services blood drive, food trucks, vendors. Benefits Duke Children’s Miracle Network and the All-Star Ride for Life. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUL 15 SAM’S RIDE Our Place Tavern 4350 NC 89 Hwy E, Walnut Cove, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1, $10/ person, food, 50/50, door prizes, auction. Proceeds go toward expenses. Grey Hughes 336-830-1754, Bobby Ely 336-403-6138, Angie Ely 336-830-3279, Tresa Purdy 336-4143820.

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JUL 15 FIRE FIGHTERS HELPING FIRE FIGHTERS Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 9-11 $20/rider $10/pass, post ride party, food, live music. Jay “Probe’SA” Whiteheart 336-909-4029 or 336-909-8931.

JUL 22 BROOKLYN BOONE’S BENEFIT DICE RUN Raging Bull 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 8:30–11:45 KSU 12, $15/rider $10/ pass, 50/50, door prizes. Alan Wilder 919-971-7870 or Greg Smith 919482-8103.

JUL 15 RIDE FOR ANGELS Denton FarmPark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Reg 8:30-10:30 KSU 11, $20/pre reg $25 day of, $10/rider, escorted ride. Benefits Hospice of Davidson County, rain or shine www. hospiceofdavidson.org 336-4755444.

JUL 22 TITANS MC OPEN HOUSE Hwy 29 S & Black Rd., Thomasville, NC. 5pm. Free adm, food while it last, must be over 21. kvn_hlt@ yahoo.com.

JUL 15 CELEBRATION OF LIFE FUN RUN Patty’s Dew Drop Inn 1268 Surfside Ind. Park Rd., Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 11 KSU 12. 843828-4732. JUL 15 BENEFIT FOR CHRISTY CASSIDY SHIREY Skeeter’s 2544 South Lake Dr., Lexington, SC. Reg 11 first out 12, auction, raffle, 50/50, food. Help Christy after house fire. Charlene Chauncey 803-319-1884 or Bobby Jeffcoat 803-955-9890. JUL 16 13TH ANNUAL RONNIE’S SUNDAY BASH Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Live music, bike wash, bike show, bike display, vendors, 50/50, door prizes. In honor of Ronnie Carver. Benefits Victory Junction Gang Camp. www.tilleyhd.com 704872-3883. JUL 22 RIDING FOR A SMILE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, food, prizes. Benefits Meg’s Smile Foundation. Presented by Iron Order MC. www. megsmile.org iomchardcorecrew@ gmail.com 919-280-6529.

JUL 22 SUMMER OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury NC, 704-638-6044. JUL 22 EPWORTH CHILDREN RIDE House of Spirits 3711 Hwy 321, West Columbia, SC. Reg 10am, $15/person, police escorted, food. 803-394-5562. JUL 22 CHRISTMAS IN JULY Cooters Bar & Grill 1782 Grace Ave, Lancaster, SC. Reg 12:30 KSU 2, $10 or gift cards, food, raffles, 50/50. Proceeds to benefit children in need. Hosted by Rock Hill Hooligans. Knuckles 803-968-2421. JUL 22-23 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11-3 Sat 12-3 Sun. Free food, games. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. JUL 28 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Riders Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 6pm, food while it last. Meredy Swafford. 336-2870108. JUL 28-30 ANTIQUE BIKES ON MAIN Downtown Chesnee, SC. Swap meet, live music, vendors. Sat 8th Annual Prayer Ride KSU 1, Wall of Death MotorDrome. dennisharris@chesnet.net www.AntiqueBikesOnMain.com Dennis Harris 864590-2141.


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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 THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS 63711 Hwy 321, W. Columbia SC 803-400-2382 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

SUNDAY 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

JUL 29 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports, 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919639-5511. JUL 29 7th ANNUAL PATRIOT ROVERS RIDE FOR THE FALLEN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8:30-10 KSU 10:30, $20/rider, $30 dbl, escorted ride, food. Benefits Carolina Patriot Rovers. 336-6646990. JUL 29 SHAY’S MEMORIAL RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $10/bike $5/rider, event shirt $15, food. bikersforkidsnc@ gmail.com 336-469-1470. JUL 29 2ND ANNUAL LAST CHANCE MOONSHINERS RUN CHARITY RUN The Last Chance Saloon 2519 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. Reg 10. Bike games, auction, raffles, door prizes, food. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. moonshinerunsc@yahoo.com Shelia Heck 864-364-7534. JUL 29 TRINITY MC KERSHAW JULY JAM 2990 Flat Rock Rd., Kershaw, SC. $10/person cover. Live music, food, door prizes. Rain or shine. Taz 803-246-2130, Cooter 803-288-0961, Big Rich 803-4166168. JUL 29 HILLBILLIES & VETERANS FLAG RUN Smith Brothers Harley-Davidson 3518 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN. Reg 8:30-9:50 KSU 10, $20/sgl $25/dbl, escorted ride. Presented by Dog Tag Brigade Veterans Foundation. Benefits Veterans in need. End of run Hillbilly Jam, Show & Shine Car-Bike Show Maggie Valley NC Martin Garst after 6 423-948-8670, Mike Doyle after 4 423-483-3468.

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JUL 30 CHRISTMAS IN JULY Greenville Shrine Club 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC. 2-5, Bring snacks (no peanut butter), office supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper products. Benefits Julie Valentine Center. Sponsored by Greenville Chptr ABATE of SC 864-244-6200. JUL 30 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. 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.


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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 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 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 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 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. 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.

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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 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 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 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 FLYTHE’S MS RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. 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 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE 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. www.fullthrottlemagazine.com 336885-5400. 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 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 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 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.


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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 26 2018 NEW MODEL OPEN HOUSE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11:30. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.

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 26 7TH ANNUAL SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30-10:15 KSU 11, $20/sgl $30/dbl includes food, $6/plate non-riders, live music, live auction, raffles. Karen Hatchett 336-707-7538.

AUG 19 CHROME KNIGHTS BACK PACK RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.

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 19 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. 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 25 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Riders Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 6pm, food while it last. Meredy Swafford. 336-2870108. AUG 26 SHRINERS HOSPITAL TAB RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $10/rider $10/ pass, 50/50, door prizes, bands, vendors. Benefits Shriners Hospital, Greenville, SC. www.redrummc.com, redrumfirstnationsraleigh@gmail. com Jim Callara 919-741-3479.

AUG 26 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. 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 27 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977.


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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 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 8-10 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 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 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.

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SEPT 9 HELLFIGHTERS OF CONCORD 5TH ANNUAL STEEPLECHASE Harvest Harrisburg Church 7155 Hickory Ridge Rd., Harrisburg, NC. Reg 9, KSU 10, free event. Rain date Sept 23. Kenny Shumaker 704490-6917, Glenn Munson 704-6221183. SEPT 9 MASONIC CHARITY RIDE Masonic Temple Eureka 604 E Church St., China Grove, NC. KSU 7:30am, $20/person, door prizes, food. Doug Earnhardt 704-957-0346 or Jerry Edwards 704-640-0399. 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 15-16 6TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Entertainment, vendors. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com 704-6386044.

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 15-16 CBA STATE PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336973-8405.

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 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 am Ceremony 10 KSU 11:15, $20/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, vendors. www. rollingthunder-nc1.com John Thompson 941-380-8844.

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 16 7TH ANNUAL JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345.

SEPT 22 BIKE NIGHT American Legion Riders Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 6pm, food while it last. Meredy Swafford. 336-2870108.


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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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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 27-28 HALLOWEEN PARTY Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336973-8405.


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Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 28 HAWG-O-WEEN CELEBRATION Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9-10:30. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. 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. 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 919832-2261. 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 910-7545144. DEC 9 CUSTOMER CHRISTMAS PARY 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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8th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet By: Alan Dockery We couldn’t have asked for a nicer May weekend for the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Southern National Meet. For eight years, they have come to Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC, to let y’all see, hear, touch, and smell the history of motorcycling. Not only were there lots of cool old machines to check out, but there were plenty of bikes and parts for sale. too. The AMCA meet is mainly a Friday and Saturday event. The serious parts guys are digging through boxes Friday. For y’all who want to check out the meet and activities you can ride in Saturday morning and enjoy it in one day. Sunday is when they judge the bikes seeking national recognition. This year’s theme was Indian Motorcycles and there were lots of them on site to checkout. As more folks see what goes on at Denton, there are more who come for the whole weekend. That gives them more time for checking out the vendors, bikes, and hanging with friends. Camping at Denton Farm Park is nice with acres of cool, shady woods. I know you can buy everything online these days, but a real swap meet still has its advantages. Online you hope the part is what they claim and what you need. Buying in person at Denton allows you to examine the part, haggle with the seller, and sometimes get an

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interesting story, too. The three sponsoring AMCA chapters; Blue Ridge, Dixie and Catawba Valley picked the perfect place since Denton Farm Park enhances the antique experience with several old buildings featuring historical equipment and machinery, plus antique train rides. Bob Aton, Meet Chairman, has done a great job the last eight years building an event praised by bikers from all over the country. They often compliment Bob and the staff on hosting such a cool meet. Between the historical site and the Southern hospitality, the meet brings people back year after year. “We had a huge, spectacular turnout this year for the 8th Annual Southern National AMCA meet, both in vendors and spectators,” Bob said. “This was probably the biggest event we have had. It’s hard to believe that we are getting close to having done this for 10 years, and we continue to grow. We continue to get vendors from across the United States, bringing their old motorcycle parts to be sold. This year we had so many vendors that we had to continuously mark off spots on Thursday and Friday.” “We were super grateful to Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine for bringing his Kick Start Classic to our meet. We also thank Buzz for his participation in both the narrated antique bike parade and for being the speaker at our banquet. He shed light on the fact that we need to get younger participants in our sport,” Bob said. “As usual the Denton Farm Park owners continue to keep us in a wonderful setting. Also, the weather was spectacular.” Saturday’s activities started with the Antique Bike Road Run through the beautiful Carolina countryside. Not long after they rode out, The Kick Start Classic group rolled in. This is Buzz Kanter’s ride across the North Carolina mountains for old motorcycles. I hope y’all had a hot bologna sandwich and cold Cheerwine for lunch before the afternoon got busy.


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One of the coolest features of the AMCA Southern National Meet is the History In Motion narrated parade of antique motorcycles. Riders line up and wait their turn to pull up to a spot, surrounded by folks, while each bike is described. This is so much better than just a bike show. The narrator tells us who is riding what. But often the rider takes the microphone and gives more details and stories about their machine. Buzz stepped up and did a great job as narrator. After the parade, folks moved to the field games area. You should have seen the guys and gals competing on old bikes with foot clutches and hand shifters. It was amazing how well some can ride those old machines. Once the field was clear, bikes pulled in for the Concourse D’Ordinaire, a bike show for the common bike. Any bike could enter as long as it was old and ran. This is a cool little show with awards for things like Least Chrome, Most Rustic, Least Paint, Most Cobbled, Most Sordid. Later in the evening there was a banquet catered by BBQ Joe’s and each year they have a guest speaker share a different aspect of motorcycling. This year, Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine was the speaker at the 8th Annual AMCA Southern National Banquet. The AMCA Southern National meet is the Carolinas’ event you must attend if you are into the history of motorcycles. Bikers can check out historic machines and spend hours talking to the guys who saved and restored them. You will see some of the oldest motorcycles running and rideable. You can buy bikes and parts to start your own project. Motorcycles 35 years old are considered antiques. That now includes the imports many of us grew up riding. Yes, there are lots of Harleys, Indians, Triumphs, Nortons, and the bikes we are used to seeing at antique meets. But the Japanese bikes and parts vendors are increasing, too. Many of us have fond memories of those machines. The AMCA Southern National meet is not a snobby gathering of guys with high-dollar antiques. It is for you and that clean old machine you found in a shed or the ratty project bike you’d rather ride than restore. Come join us next year at Denton. To see more of the photos, go to www.FullThrottleMagazine.com.

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Ray Price Harley-Davidson Celebrates 35 Years By: WildThing Saturday, June 4 was a very special day for the friends and family of Ray Price Harley-Davidson in Raleigh, NC. I say family because this Harley dealership was celebrating 35 years in business as a family run dealership. Ray, while he was alive, and Jean Price and her whole staff treat their customers so well, they become part of the ‘family’ of Ray Price HarleyDavidson. Merriam-Webster defines ‘homecoming’ as the act of returning to your home or to a place that is like your home. This was in evidence as South Saunders Street was parked full of motorcycles and the Raleigh H.O.G. Chapter members were out in full force greeting visitors and encouraging everyone to participate in the activities. This H.O.G. chapter was also celebrating a milestone – their 30-year anniversary and they had a whole weekend of activities scheduled. On the outdoor stage, the band “Driver” was performing some Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes and other biker friendly rock and roll hits. Raleigh H.O.G. had two tents set up in the parking lot, one to recruit new members and another offering free

motorcycle safety checks. There was also a food truck offering pizza and hamburgers for hungry bikers. Inside, we heard the bell ring twice when someone purchased a new motorcycle that day. At 1 pm, Ms. Jean appeared on the showroom floor and was introduced to the crowd, by Kris Weiss, who asked her about being in business for thirty-five years. She told us that when she and Ray started the dealership they “had no idea what we were getting into!” Jean Price is well loved by her customers and staff alike. Then she began to cut the two beautiful cakes for everyone to enjoy. One was for the 35th Anniversary of the Ray Price Harley-Davidson dealership and the other was for the 30th Anniversary of the Raleigh H.O.G. Chapter. Nikki, Miss Ray Price Harley-Davidson, was on hand to assist in the cake cutting and serving. It didn’t take long before the last piece was scooped up. Throughout the day, items were on display on the drag strip as part of silent auction and the H.O.G. members were selling 50/50 tickets. At 3pm, last call was made and the auc-

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JJ’s Watering Hole Grand Opening

By: Mark Infield Sunday, June 11th was a particularly nice day for drinking beer, eating BBQ, and listening to music. JJ’s Watering Hole provided the perfect setting for it, too. Situated in the Motorcycle Park next to Harley-Davidson Of Greensboro, two huge oak trees and green grass along with a delightful breeze just added to the euphoria. Out front, Fatman and his crew, Jamie and Dennis, had 10 butts and 30 pounds of chicken on the grill and smoked them to perfection. Add slaw, baked beans, and an ice-cold brewski to the music by Cannon Ball and you had one happy bunch of bikers. Many friends gathered to help Jeff and Jean Cozzens celebrate. Bikes came and went all afternoon. The bar was full and families sat at tables under the big oaks and some were playing corn hole in the shady grass. It was nice! You owe it to yourself to make JJ’s Watering Hole at 536 Farragut Street in Greensboro, NC a destination. They are open Sunday 12-?, Monday-Tuesday 2-?, Wednesday 2-11, Thursday-Friday 2-?, and Saturday 11-?.

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Story by Alan Dockery Longtime Harley-Davidson drag racer, Tii Tharpe, hoisted his first Wally when he won the Top Fuel Harley class at the National Hot Rod Association Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Fifth Annual New England Nationals at Epping, NH the first weekend of June. The NHRA trophy is called a Wally, modeled after NHRA founder Wally Parks. Tii earned his in the fifth race at this level and set his quickest time ever in the final round. Tii, from East Bend, NC, has been drag racing for “By a thousand feet decades. I first saw Tii roarI had blown on ing down the Rockingham past him.” Dragway soon after I retired from the service and returned to Carolina. They had some big Harley drags at The Rock in those days. He was part of the Wood Pile group, racing with Scot Wood and that crew. His dad, Marty Tharpe, bought the All Harley Drag Racing Association in 1997. Craig Tharpe is his uncle and got into the drag racing and ran it for many years. “Those were some great years,” Tii said. “In 1998 and 99 we ran a quick Pro Mod bike. We won the championship and set records in those days.” By 2000 Tii progressed into Pro Dragster, the carbureted,

small engine nitro bikes. At the end of the year banquet, Weasel and Johnny Cool asked Tii to ride his Pro Fuel bike. Then he really got his feet wet in nitromethane. “In 2002 and 2003 I rebuilt a top fuel bike,” Tii said. “Well Jim McClure actually finished it up. We went out and raced around and tried to get ready to even go to a race and be competitive. Got down the track and had limited success. Then we got up with Bill Furr and Rex Harris and got a system on the bike that we could tune. After that we started making some good laps. Ran that bike from 2003 to 2005.” “Then we had a son, I had to move around, money is funny and top fuel racing is expensive. So, I sat out for quite a few years. Tracy Kile called and I started running with Bad Apple Racing for a few years. Three years ago, he brought on Frank Capone. It worked out perfect for me since I got to race with Jay Turner,” Tii said. Jay Turner is one of the best guys in Top Fuel Harley racing. He has lots of bike and decades of experience. Jay won the 2016 NHRA and IHRA Top Fuel Championships. Already has wins in 2017. “It has been an honor and privilege to race with Jay,” Tii said. “I’m glad that Tracy got me back involved. Jay has made me a better rider and put me on some really good equipment. Gained a lot of experience and he even let me keep riding after I crashed one of his bikes. He has put together a great team of

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people including Justin Heinle, Jeremy Hoy, and Don Newlove.” “I qualified fourth with a 6.29,” he said. “First round ran a 6.26 against Mike Scott. I had Tracy in the second round. Don’t know where he was finding his lights. He was tuned up and cut my eyes out at the line (with a great reaction time). But Maddy (the bike’s nickname) ran him down and I finally got on him at about the eighth mile. By a thousand feet I had blown on past him. Ran another 6.26 at 227.96. “Must have been an exciting pass to watch,” Tii said. “Maddy touched down at the eight mile then came back up and hit the bars so hard she carried the front end past a thousand feet. “I had Sharky, Rickey House, in the final round. I knew it would be a bare-knuckle brawl. Rickey has been on fire this year. Knew I had to push it at the tree and hold on to it for 1,320 feet. I ran a 6.248 at 227.96.” That was Tii’s quickest pass ever and first NHRA major national event win. “It was a great weekend,” he said. “I became an uncle, too, when my brother had a son. Winning at Epping was special. I love Rockingham and lots of places. But the fans in Epping are really die hard drag race fans and really love our motorcycles up there.” Tii is on a roll and at print time earned his second Wally when he won the NHRA race at Bristol Dragway. Tii Tharpe, took down teammate and Top Fuel Harley points leader Jay Turner while throwing down a 205.01 mph run in the process.

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Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 8th Anniversary Celebration

By: Caroline Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 8th Anniversary was celebrated this year on May 20th and was definitely the place to be. It is Smokin’s way of kicking off the riding season in a big way. They have a huge celebration with vendors, food, live music, and the ultimate prize a drawing for a free motorcycle! The fun started at 9 am and soon the place was packed. Those who had not pre-registered for the drawing were able to do so until 1 pm that afternoon. So, folks ate, shopped, browsed, or just hung out with friends until then. Also, local DJ, Crazy Chris, and the band Dark Horse entertained folks throughout the day. You could tell the drawing was about to happen, when Brother Bill and general manager Ray Perry started wheeling out that beauti-

ful 2017 Heritage Softail Classic to the stage area. Two Guys named Chris and Biggie from Rock 92 announced that the drawing would be a reverse drawing until they have 10 tickets left. At that time those ten folks would get a key to try to start the bike. Talk about intense! It didn’t take but 2 or 3 people until, the winner was revealed. I remember when the winner, Ted Trexler, walked up to the bike with his key, not expecting it to be the one to start the bike. Man, he was sure surprised! Well this is just one of many events that will be going on this year at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. So, go by and check them out at 3441 Myer Lee Drive in WinstonSalem, NC or at www.SmokinHarley.com, and in the Cruisin’ Calendar of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine.


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PGR Mission for Patrick Ryan (Rick) Baird By: Wally Wersching I’ve been to many PGR missions, and they are all different while all being the same. A veteran has died, and we are there to honor him (or her). Most of them are for men who served their country, and afterwards led a prosperous and fruitful life. They all were missed by their family – wife, children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. I was sorry to see any of them die, but it seemed that it was their time to go. The PGR Mission for Patrick “Rick” Baird was very different. In 20062007, he was deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom. When he came home, he was a student at the University of South Carolina - Upstate. Rick was only thirty-two years old when his car hit the tree,

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By: Gary Steelman May 26, 2017 marked fifteen years of the Ride of Pride for Freightliner of Cleveland, NC. The event was held in the parking lot of the Cleveland plant. All employees were treated to breakfast sandwiches and coffee as the dedication began at 8 am. The parking lot was full of people, employees, visitors, and members of CMA, Rolling Thunder, American Legion Riders, and individual riders all wanting to be part of the escort for the Ride Of Pride and the Ride Of Honor trucks on their way to Washington, DC for the Run To The Wall. The ceremony began with the opening prayer and the Pledge Of Allegiance. The crowd became somber as the names of NC MIA’s from the Vietnam War were read and the bell was sounded for each name. The Ride Of Pride is sponsored by Schneider National Inc. again this year, a beautiful Freightliner truck displaying murals of the varied war memorials found around Washington, DC. The Vietnam Veterans memorial, Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier and the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima are fantastic renderings and are heart touching images. This year’s Ride Of Pride is to be driven by David Price, an Iraq/ Afghanistan war veteran chosen by Schneider National Inc. David has named this year’s truck “The American” a great name for the Ride Of Pride 2017. David and The American

will tour the country attending Gold Star Family events and other veteran related gatherings until next May when the 2018 Ride Of Pride truck will be unveiled. Great memories will be created by these two in the coming months touring this great nation. David and his predecessors driving Ride Of Pride trucks have taken up a tradition of naming their Ride Of Pride trucks. “Valor” and “Patriot” are the names given to the last

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two trucks by their drivers. David and The American have a journey ahead of them, displaying the gratitude of a nation for its warriors and defenders. Thank you guys for picking up that mantle. The Ride Of Honor 2017 is a Western Star 5700 sponsored by Chief Express. The Ride Of Honor is another beautiful truck commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The mural here is of before the attack and the aftermath. The Ride Of Honor remembers the sacrifice and loss of that day December 7, 1941. Two thousand, three hundred and thirtyfive US servicemen were killed that day, and 1,143 were wounded. This truck honors their life of service and sacrifice. The ceremony was also attended by several war horses from Freightliner’s line of military trucks, those hulking beige trucks have been built right here in Cleveland, NC. It was good to see those trucks again. The escort contingent was 85 bikes strong, with several chase vehicles in tow. The Plant manager Henning, rode in the Ride Of Pride all the way to Washington, DC and I heard he even drove some of the way. Darrell Plonk and the Ride Of Pride board have done a wonderful job with this year’s trucks. Thanks must go to Rolling Thunder and the American Legion Riders for their support and loyalty to the Ride Of Pride. The Ride Of Pride is a yearly event. Trucks have been built since 2002 to honor the service, memory, and sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women. 2018’s Ride Of Pride is just another 10 months away. Come and join us in honoring the memory of those “who gave all.”

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Trax-Side Bike Rally By: Buzz There is no better way to kick off the summer than motorcycles, friends, music, and beer. That is just what the Trax-Side bike rally was offering. Earlier in the year Rusty and Jana, owners of Trax Tavern in Thomasville, NC, pulled me aside to tell me about a big idea. They wanted to give Thomasville, NC its first bike rally. Bike Rally? I’m Game! They got together with Thomasville Tourism Commission Director, Jarrod Dunbar, and hatched a plan that turned into the TraxSide Bike Rally. The date was set for June 10th and we couldn’t have asked

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for a better day. The sun was out and it looked great shining on the sea of chrome that filled the Pace Park parking lot. The rally began at 11am and I got there a few minutes past the hour and extended the long line of motorcycles that had already filled the lot. Pace Park is in the heart of Thomasville, within spitting distance of “The Big Chair”, a 30’ landmark armchair that rests in the center of the city. Pace Park is an amphitheater style park with a permanent band stand and is divided into 3 grassy sections by single rows of curved concrete benches making it perfect place to take in some live music. Buck’s Wrecker The sun was out and it Service was a big looked great shining on sponsor of the Traxthe sea of chrome that Side Rally and parked one of their bigger filled the Pace Park wreckers beside parking lot. the park with a huge American Flag hanging high above the park attached to its extended tow bar. The early day June heat kept everyone in the shade of the water tower that is directly at the back of the park, but the beautiful Trax Tavern bartenders were slingin beer in the beer garden and kept everyone cooled off. The Thomasville farmers market is next door to Pace Park and provided the space for a cornhole tournament and more shade under a huge permanent canopy. One of the main features of the Trax-Side Rally was a Food Truck Rodeo. Behind the park was a handful of the finest food trucks and let me tell you, the air was filled with the smell of food and it was irresistible. I grabbed some grub and went down to check out the handful of vendors in the parking lot. Leather goods, handmade jewelry, and a local tattoo studio were all on hand if you were in the market. I made some rounds to catch up with some friends that I hadn’t seen in bit and looked for some shade. All the while the bands were cranking out tunes. The Karolina Rose Band, Brothers Pearl, Street Party, and MKB were on the lineup that


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were to keep the music going till 9pm that evening. In between bands DJ TommyRock kept the crowd energized and the ladies dancing. You, sir, can really keep a party going! To escape the heat, you could duck into Trax Tavern that was just around the corner. The bar was full of happy patrons and the bartenders were awesome. They made sure to keep every whistle wet and for the crowd around the bar they kept the wait to a minimum. If you haven’t ever been to Trax Tavern, it’s a great stop in the heart of Thomasville. Street side parking, cold beer, and a great atmosphere always greet you at Trax Tavern. Look for their ad in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and stop by for a good time. A big thank you to Rusty, Janna, and Jerrod for their vision and hard work to bring the Trax-Side Rally to life in Thomasville. I look forward to going back next year! Keep your eyes on the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for events at Trax Tavern and next year’s Trax-Side Rally announcement! See Ya There!

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Carolina Field Of Honor Memorial Day Recognition By: Rose and Lloyd Memorial Day, which is observed every year on the last Monday in May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War, in 1868. The Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union Veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois established it as a time for the nation to clear and decorate the graves of the Union Veterans. On May 5th,1866, the town of Waterloo, NY closed down for the day so residents could clear and decorate graves. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veteran’s Day. On Memorial Day we honor all Veterans that have passed. On Veteran’s Day, we honor all Military. The Carolina Field of Honor Memorial Day Recognition is the 2nd largest on the east coast. There were hundreds of Veterans, families, and bikers rolling in. The Ceremony began with Musical Call to Order by Jamestown Pipes and Drums. Everyone was welcomed by Tom Dayvault, and Honorable Bill Knight. The prayer was led

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Ride For The Kids Motorcycle Rally By: Johnny Reb Saturday, June 3rd was the day I have been looking forward to for the last few months when I heard about this rally. If you want to get some bikers excited about a charity, all you have to mention is veterans, kids, or animals. There is just something about a child needing help that will get even the biggest bearded, tattooed monster biker’s heart to melt. So, off to the town of Angier we went! First thing, let me lay out what the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is all about. They are the world’s largest charity devoted entirely to helping the pediatric brain tumor community. There are roughly 28,000 children at any given time diagnosed with this terrible disease. That means there are 28,000 families dealing with this devastating disease. As a father of

7, (yes 7!), I cannot begin to imagine what it would be like to get that kind of news. You can check out their website at www. CureTheKids.org. Please check their site out to see what you can do to help. Now, for the rally itself let me just say, Holy Crap! What a turnout! The police had roads blocked off in the center of town, and every street was filled end to end with bikes. There were some beautiful machines to check out and that was just what people rode in! There were, line ups for the show bikes also. I didn’t see any ballots or way to vote for your Now, for the rally favorite bike. itself let me just say, criticism I The only have about the rally would be Holy Crap! What a this, I looked around and turnout! asked several people to find some sort of itinerary, but I never did find one. So that also means I have no idea who won the BBQ contest either. So, winners, I do apologize, for not being able to put y’all in the story, but congratulations from Johnny Reb and the staff of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine, looking at the beautiful bikes y’all definitely deserve lots of credit, because there was some works of art there. Speaking of works of art, there was some dogone artist making the best BBQ in the nation! You could smell it from a mile away! I would really like to know who won these events. The guys from BBQ Brothers had some of the best I have ever tasted! The center of town was filled with vendors, everything from leather to jewelry, or a new Confederate flag for your flag pole. D&Q Motorsports had a 24-foot truck loaded from front


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12th Annual Hogs & Rags Rally

By: Wendy Rogers April 22, 2017 what an amazing day this was for Hogs & Rags! The weather was perfect and brought out lots of exciting people to be a part of an exciting event. The 12th Annual Hogs & Rags Rally ride went from Fayetteville, NC to Wild Wing Café at Myrtle Beach South Carolina’s Barefoot Landing again this year. The ride was totally escorted by Cumberland County, Bladen County, Columbus County, and Horry County who all did an outstanding job!! This event is in Fayetteville and has been growing every year

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ers safe is a huge undertaking. Before the ride there is a safety briefing and it covers the route, hand and arm signals and things to do in a ride and how to ride safely as a group. And it is nice to have the cops in front of you instead of behind you! While everyone loves a good time, raising money for a charity is a big part of the Hogs & Rags mission. For anyone who rides or chooses to donate, this is where your money will go: The American Cancer Society. The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer. They are committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation. Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. Despite ongoing efforts to provide reading and educational resources to our nation’s youth, illiteracy is still a problem in the United States. Founded in 2011 this charity is to provide literacy education and character development resources FREE to children K-6th grade. It strives to increase literacy in our nation’s youth by providing support to various early learning and literacybased initiatives across the country. The foundation approves grants to qualified projects and institutions that endeavor to instill strong reading and education skills and solid characterdevelopment traits in America’s Youth. Money raised at the rally benefit children in Cumberland County. FMI visit KidsvilleNews.com Special Forces Charitable Trust Fund: The U.S. Army Spe-

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cial Forces (Green Berets), are a special breed: highly trained, fiercely proud, and quietly effective. They are the unsung heroes of the past and the diplomatic warriors in today’s war on terror. Masters in conducting training and operations with indigenous forces, they conduct the majority of Special Operations counterinsurgency missions. In the war on terror, Green Berets have endured the highest casualty rate of all Special Operations Forces. In addition to the commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq, Special Forces are deployed all over the world. Active duty and Veteran Green Berets, along with the SF National Guard, and all of their families, deserve the highest level of support and service. Working with the Special Forces Association [SFA], the Special Forces Charitable Trust provides a nationwide network of volunteers, as well as meaningful and sustainable programs and services to support Green Berets and their families – past, present, and future. Call Wendy Rogers at 910-818-0458 for any detail information. Our Event for 2018 will be our 13th Annual Rally and it will be on April 28th, which it is always the 4th Saturday in April. So, mark next year’s calendar to plan to ride with us! Watch Carolina’s Full Throttle for other great events!


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3rd Annual Pete’s Ride By: Rose & Lloyd Peter Belmonte was a strong young man, a firefighter, and loved by many. He remained strong through his personal battle. In 2012, he was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma Brain Tumor. Having his first surgery and treatments. In February 2012, he met Missie at what was then Chunk’s Hawg Haven. After just a few weeks, they knew it was love and she was there to help him fight. On July 10, they were married. “Pete and Missie In Sept 2015 at a routine are my best friends, oncologist appointment they and we are all proud got sad news. The tumor had to be a part of this more growth and required event.” more surgery and chemo. After another MRI, their hopes were high, but they learned the sad news that the tumor had grown. They were crushed to learn there was nothing else they could do. On May 11, 2017, as Missie held his face in her hands, the battle was over. Pete’s Ride was originally started by Robin and Renée when they owned Chunk’s. The ride is a benefit to raise brain cancer awareness. After Chunk’s closed last September, David and Missi Thompson, owners of Double D’s Burnout Saloon, took

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The John Pennington Love Run By: Everette “EZ” Short Early in the morning of March 9th, John Pennington had a severe wreck on his motorcycle. In the accident, he suffered multiple facial, rib and skull fractures when his bike went down. His neck was so badly broken that several vertebrae had to be fused together for support and his eyelid has undergone an extensive reconstructive processes. Since then, John has weathered multiple major surgeries and is currently recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Thankfully, he is healing and getting better every day, but the hospital bills are overwhelming and we don’t know how long it will be before John can return to work. Fast forward to three months later, on Saturday, June 10th, when a slew of friends, family and even folks we didn’t know joined together for an unforgettable fund raiser. With 50 plus bikes on the run, and well over 100 people attending the ride, as well as dropping in for the bake sale throughout the day, it was an awesome show of love on the bikes and one hoo haw of an grand strand bake sale. There were great raffle prizes, fantastic food that was off the hook and the wonderful fellowship of all these great people coming together to help one of their own. In a word, it was humbling. The ride gathered together in Socastee at The 707 Bar and Grill, with bikes rolling out at noon to take over Donny’s Dog House for a toast to both living and lost loved ones, with a

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slew of hugs, tears, beers and cheers. Then, it was a good ride north in the sun to the sprawling fields, across the covered bridge and into the cold beer haven that is Harley’s Roadhouse in Little River. In a quick minute of hugs, love, beer and laughter, the crowd hit the road southbound to SBB and then back to Patty’s Dew Drop Inn for a phenomenal spread of home cooked food, prizes and shenanigans. The crowd was amazing and the grand prize winner even gave back their loot to get more money in the bucket for John. The day long bake sale is still being raved about, and there might have even been some liquor in those delicious pastries, as well as the heaping helping of love that went into every morsel. Although John still cannot ride, he did show It was good to up and receive more love than a see him out and puppy in a pretty woman’s arms. He might even need more surgery smiling in the to remove all the lipstick from his sunshine again. head. John has gone through a very lengthy stay at the hospital and will remain there prior to rehab therapy for a while longer. It was good to see him out and smiling in the sunshine again. The next day, our amazing friends all gathered for a nice visit. There was lots of catching up and laughter that came along with both days. We all sincerely wish John a fast recovery. It will take a while, but it’s good to see the progress he has made, since he is a man so full of life, that was recently fighting for his life. Again, it was great to see him smiling! A special WOW to the 9s has to go out to everyone who put this event together, baked, cooked, served drinks and especially to Monica “MoMo” Jimenez, who has stayed by his side throughout the time. For more pictures of this ride and others, go to the inter-web and look for www.fullthrottlemagazine.com then click on the 2017 EVENT PICTURES tab to find more shots from the day. As usual, y’all are the best and give each other a big hell yeah bear hug for John when you read this.


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4th Annual Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship Ride By Rose and Lloyd This year the Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship Ride was held on a beautiful Saturday May 6, 2017.This ride began with scholarships to the senior class of 2012, after Allison lost her battle July 18, 2011. When Allison lost her battle, her parents wanted to keep her memory alive. That is when they choose to raise money every year to help students at Ledford High School. Before May 6, 2017, 10 seniors have been awarded scholarships totaling $33,000. This year two students received scholarships of $6000 each. I wanted this year’s article to show what these scholarships have meant to a few past recipients. The act of hard work and selfless love from Tamara and Larry Hunt will help insure their dreams. Dallas Berrier Class of 2013: Allison and I grew up together, she was my childhood best friend. We shared so many great memories and I will cherish them forever, and hold them close to my heart. Losing Allison is, to this day the hardest obstacle I have had to overcome in my

life, receiving this scholarship in honor of her name meant the world to me, and I will forever be grateful to Tamara and Larry for helping me succeed in my college career. I am currently at Guilford Technical Community College with one year left in my nursing program and plan to jump start straight into receiving my Bachelor’s Degree when I finish! Love you forever and always. Pooh! Before May 6, 2017, Mary Davis Class of 10 seniors have been 2013: Being a recipient awarded scholarships of the Allison Hunt Metotaling $33,000. morial Scholarship has meant so much to me. It helped me start my college career without having to worry about tuition. This scholarship also showed me that there are more people out there that are willing to give their time and money to help people than I thought there were in the world. The Hunts and community that helps with this memorial are amazing people. With their help, I am now about to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in media studies and Women’s and gender studies. Two things I am very passionate about. Thank you to each and every one. Bridget Lucas Class of 2015: This scholarship meant so much to me and my mom. All my life I have been someone between the definition of normal and disabled. High School was very difficult because of my shyness. The scholarship was the highlight of my high school career. I was able to go to my dream school, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am now a Consumer And Retail Studies major. My dream after college is to work at Disney and make magic hap-


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Rolling Thunder 2017 The 30th Anniversary By: Reggie Hunter As I stood in the rain on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Sunday afternoon, Rockie Lynn, a recording artist, had just acknowledged me for helping to organize the escort of the Ride Of Pride and the Ride Of Honor to Washington, DC. Next thing I knew a camera was thrust in my face and the reporter asked if I would do an interview. She asked me, “What does this event meant to you?” After taking the time to think about this question. Here is why this Rolling Thunder 2017 was special to me. As a veteran of the U.S Army and a Blue Star family, I know the cost of freedom. Memorial day is a day that we should honor and respect the men and women who have paid that price with their life. I come from 4 generations of Army men. My grandfather served with the Red Ball Express in WW2. My dad served in

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of our newest design. The only part I claim for myself is the new slogan: Putting The P.R.I.D.E Back In The Ride. I do believe that we at Cleveland CTMP put the Passion, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence back in the Ride 1! I’m a member of Rolling Thunder N.C Chapter 2 located in Statesville, NC and I’m on the Board Of Directors. We meet every 1st Sunday of the month at 2 pm at the UAW Local 3520 on Hwy 70. This made my 6th ride to DC. I had the honor of riding the number 2 spot leading 85 bikes, 2 ROP trucks, and 3 cages. At the first stop my plant managers arranged for coffee and doughnuts for everyone. There we lost some bikes returning home and picked up some bikes heading to DC. Hennings O. Brunn has only been at Cleveland for 3 years now. He made Cleveland history by being the first plant manager to attend this ride with the ROP truck and Hennings had the honor of driving one of the trucks to DC, another 1st. My chairman of the ROP committee, Daryl Plonk, also attended the ride staying with the Ride Of Honor the whole weekend. While attending a performance by Rockie Lynn at the Harley-Davidson of Washington, we were honored to meet the second oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor. He is 103 years old and was assigned to the USS West Virginia. He was able to show us the location of his ship on our truck while giving his approval of our work on the truck. It was an honor to be able to take a picture with living history and to give the Vietnam veterans the respect, love, and honor they did not get when they returned home. I say to those Veterans, “Welcome home brothers and sisters. Thank you for your service”.

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94 Diamonds

By: Mark Infield As I was searching my brain for a Mother’s Day gift for Wild Thing, I had a flash of brilliance! Molly, as she is known to our family, always spoke of getting her seat recovered in black ostrich one day and so I moved on this as a hint for this year’s gift idea. My second stroke of genius was taking her seat pan to Butch Watson of High Rollers Cycle Seats in Winston-Salem, NC. When I got there, Butch was not in, so I told Wayne what I had in mind. He passed that information on to Butch. High Rollers does lots of custom seats for well know builders and the shop was full of bikes waiting for their MB Bike Week upfit. I was pretty sure that I had gotten my order in in

time to get it back before Mother’s Day, so I waited patiently for my turn. When Butch got all of them completed, he waved his magic wand over an 18-year-old stock Harley Road King seat pan

and created a work of art. He took the artistic liberty, going above and beyond, of adding 94 diamonds pleated into the center of the seat. When I saw it, I was blown away! I was expecting black ostrich, but the 94 diamonds added another whole dimension and made it look fantastic! Not your average seat anymore! She was glad I went to High Rollers!

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By: Trisha Beasley Isaac’s benefit ride was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Isaac James Jacobs is currently battling a disease of the brain called Adrenoleukodystophy (ALD). Isaac was born on September 16, 2002. He is 15 years old now. At the time of the first known complication of this disease Isaac was only 13 years old. On December 23, 2015; He went to sleep and when he awoke he was delusional. He was taken to the local emergency room and then later taken to UNC Chapel Hill where they completed numerous tests and found that Isaac was suffering from ALD. He is currently bed-ridden, blind, and must be given his liquid meals through a feeding tube. These horrific consequences are directly because of the disease. Isaac is the middle child of James and Amy Jacobs. They care for him in the home. Isaac is also assisted by his older sister, Kayla, age 17. He is also an older brother to a 2-yearold, Braxton. Before Isaac’s diagnosis of ALD, he was a typical 13-yearold boy. He played baseball, loved riding his four-wheeler, even had a great time raising chickens. Isaac is what we would call a true country boy. He loved any outdoor activities; he was active in boy scouts and recreational ball. He loved life and was very involved in many aspects of the community. Now, he sits and is cared for by others. He must attend medical follow up appointments all the time. But, other than those few things he is trapped in a body that he cannot control. ALD has robbed him of all the typically normal activities of a teenage boy and replaced his youth with a gamut of doctor visits and medical treatments. Isaac and his entire family were effected in such a horrific way. Their lives will never be the same. Currently, there is no cure of ALD, but there are screening tests that can be performed for newborns. If a baby is found to screen as positive for the disease; the patient can be treated and may have a chance at a normal life and may even avoid the dreaded onset, debilitation, and early death of ALD. Here’s

where you think of prevention as a parent you want to do anything and everything possible to ensure that your child gets the best possible chances at life. The more you know the better our children can grow, we can be more hopeful and people that screened positive for ALD as newborn can be treated and minimize the terrible tragedy of a most untimely death. You might have heard of “Aidan’s Law” (S 2641 & HR 4692). This was of course named for a young boy that suddenly was stricken with ALD just like Isaac. The bill would mandate a screening for all newborns and this law has made an impact already; New York has passed the bill on the state level and all newborns in New York are now tested for ALD but the fight continues so that all 50 states adopt the policy as part of their guidelines for early newborn screenings. As bikers rode to help Isaac and his family please take the time to help others that stand at risk of this inoperable, incurable and most devastating deadly disease. Tell mothers to opt to spend the $2.50 for an extra newborn screening for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). If you talk with leaders in the community state or other local government be diligent and talk with them about the risks of ALD; the impact that this disease can have on a child’s life, a family’s life and state aloud the efforts that we could very cost effectively take to prevent these children’s early demise. Isaac’s family wanted to give everyone a special and heartfelt “Thank You” for their support on the ride for Isaac. They also wanted to provide a little information and awareness so hopefully other children just like Isaac can at least have a chance to combat the devastating effects of this genetic disease called Adrenoleukodysstrophy or ALD.


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By: Bill Gallaway Saturday, June 10th was a beautiful day for a ride. What a better reason to ride than to ride to help a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The Poker Run/ Cruise in began at Timms Harley-Davidson in Anderson, SC and made numerous stops in the immediate area. Rylee Brock, the 6-year-old, is using a wheel chair and needs some modifications to her home. Mom has her hands full and Dad was called to a better place so the poker run will help with making modifications to her home. To help raise funds, a guitar signed by Toby Keith was being raffled off with a drawing to be held at the end of the run. Winner of the Guitar was Ronald Rodgers. We wish the best to Rylee and her family.

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2017 USMC EOD Poker Run By: Johnny Reb Jacksonville, NC was the place to be on 10 Jun 2017. There were more bikes and biker happenings than one city could contain. My wife Vanessa AKA Attitude and I struck out from our place in Snow Hill for the 60-mile ride to the coast, destination Jacksonville NC, home to New River MCAS, and my last duty station in the Corps, Camp Lejeune. It was a beautiful ride on our way over, around 80º. Yeah, well about 50 miles in the nice breeze stopped and the temps were hovering around 90º and climbing! If you think The proceeds from this poker run goes to that stops Johnny Reb from getting the story for y’all, help wounded EOD well, think again. We moservice members and tored into Jacksonville and immediately saw bikes evtheir families. erywhere. Come to find out there was two poker runs going on, the EOD Benefit run that I was trying to catch up with and the PTSD awareness ride that was being put on by the American Legion that I stumbled into! We stopped at the Brown Derby Pub, where there were bikes parked on every inch of the parking lot. A large group of bikers were flying the oldest colors in the MC world, The 13 Rebels MC. It’s so great to see these historic clubs out riding hard and being free. I don’t want to forget another one of these

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Bikers And The Local Community Come Together In Clean-Up By: Bill Gallaway As you come upon the crest in the road at 1490 Moorefield in Sunset, SC where Bob’s Place once stood you could begin to smell the burnt ash of what used to be a landmark in its own right. Bob’s Place was also known as “Scatterbrains”. Bob’s Place was the oldest continuously operating bar in South Carolina, for at least 50 years, and was operated by Ms. Johnson, Bob’s widow. It wasn’t unusual to see a motorcycle or two or three parked in front or across the street as this is one of the roads on which cyclists enjoy riding for the twists, turns, and scenery. If you ride the foothills of the Upstate at all, you have definitely passed by, if not stopped in for a cold beverage. As of Memorial Day, the Pickens County, SC Sheriff’s Office was continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire. On Saturday, May 27, over a hundred neighbors, bikers, friends and strangers came together to help in the tremendous clean-up of the place that seemed like home to many that stopped in. Bob’s Place was that kind of place. You were only a stranger there once. Over the years, Bob’s Place was a stop

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Ray Price Anniversary Weekend

By: Huck On the weekend of June Inside the air3 & 4, 2017, the motorcycle conditioned dealercommunity in Raleigh, ship, there was a NC experienced a major silent auction going celebration. The Ray Price on with some unique Harley-Davidson dealership items including an celebrated their 35th Anniautographed cowboy versary as a family-owned hat from NASCAR H-D dealership while at the legend, Richard same time, Raleigh H.O.G. Petty. The auction celebrated their 30th Anniraised over $1,500 versary. The entire weekend for the Kyle Petty was filled with activities to supported Victory thank their customers for Junction, a children’s the years of devotion. camp for those with The celebration started chronic medical off at the dealership at conditions or serious 10am with a safety tent set illnesses. Raleigh up for a free check-up of H.O.G. also collectyour motorcycle along with a H.O.G. membership tent and a ed money for charities in their 50/50 auction. There were two tent where the Ladies of Harley were giving away their baked large cakes served, each with a commemorative patch design goods and ice water for donations. This was representing the two events. Ms. Jean Price cut well received as the temperature was hot and it the cake after a very nice ceremony thanking Many showed up was sunny all day. Meanwhile, the Chaplains those that have come through the doors of the in costume as there of Raleigh H.O.G. were giving bike blessings dealership over the years, the employees, and was a competition and a patch vendor was sewing on patches sold the H.O.G. Chapter. to those who purchased their wares. for the best one and Saturday evening was an 80’s themed dance The band, “Driver” kicked up some rockin’ for the members of Raleigh H.O.G.. Swag bags dancing went on music with some well-known 1980’s rock ‘n were passed out that included a commemorauntil 10pm that roll tunes as well as some not so well known tive patch and other items. Snacks and beer or night. songs like “Rock Candy” by Slade, one of this wine was served on the dealership floor while author’s favorite bands of that era. Wildfire more substantial food was served upstairs. wood fried pizza was served to those hungry to Many showed up in costume as there was a competition for satisfy their pallet at the other end of the stage. the best one and dancing went on until 10pm that night.

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On Sunday morning, about 48 motorcycles met at the dealership and rode in three separate groups to Rockingham Dragway on Route 1 in Rockingham, NC. for a commemorative ceremony honoring the late, great legend, Ray Price, who raced there until he was 66 years old before turning the bike over to Tommy Grimes. Ray and his crew continued working the pits for the high-performance Harley nitro drag bike. Ray was the first to use a wheelie bar in motorcycle drag racing and also developed the two-speed automatic transmission allowing his motorcycle to break the 200 mph mark. In his honor, each member attending was given permission to take a memorial ride down the drag strip to pay their respects while Ms. Jean watched from the stands where she always sat to watch her husband and their team excel. The Rockingham event was definitely an emotional one. The three groups then left the dragway and rode to a Raleigh H.O.G. member’s home where we had a feast of chicken, fixin’s, and desert before each of us departed for home. I was glad to have been able to participate in all of the events over the course of the two days and look forward to what the future will bring both to the dealership and to the club. I thank Marc O’Grady and the planning team at Raleigh H.O.G., Kris Weiss and of course Ms. Jean Price from Ray Price Harley-Davidson as well as all those who planned and put together such a momentous weekend event.

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Ever Wondered Why?

Bros & Bro-ettes, Have you ever had something happen in your life and you wonder why in the world it happened to you? It might have been good or bad. We always question things that happen and may not understand them, but it’s not our place to question God. We need only put our trust in Jesus Christ and follow Him. We may not like it sometimes, but He will never lead us down the wrong path. BUT if we decide to take it upon ourselves, it’s hard telling what we’ll do or where we would go. God has a reason for allowing things to happen to us. The Lord never said that we wouldn’t have problems in this life time, but he did say they wouldn’t last forever. We must remember our fights are not ours alone, they are the Lord’s if only we allow Him. Have you ever thought that what you’re going through is part of God’s plan for your life? I know we all have heard of or read Psalms 23. Verses 1-6 say: 1) The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. 2) He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3) He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness For His name sake. 4) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5) You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all

the days of my life, And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Has the Lord restored your soul? We need to step aside and let the Lord restore our souls. Jesus defeated Satan, but he still wants to kill and destroy you, however, he can’t. Reread verse 4. In verse 5 He gives us things. He uses the Holy Spirit to walk with us. We have nothing, but our cup overflows. In verse 6 It tells us we don’t have to die to dwell in Him, all we have to do is accept Him now. Praise Him and thank Him for what you have now. We don’t have to wander around and worry about tomorrow because the Lord will take care of us. People will tell you that they’ll always be by your side (yea right!), BUT the Lord will, because He is my shepherd. We were created to bring God’s word to the world. If you’re not saved read the Biker’s Prayer and get out and tell the world about God and His Word. In His Wind, Ms. Pat


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PGR Mission For William MacLaughlin By: Wally Wersching William MacLaughlin was 82 years old when he died. According to his wife of 49 years, Genevieve, he was a very patriotic man. He served in the Air Force Reserve for 16 years, and served his community as an auxiliary police officer, volunteer in the American Legion, worked with the cub scouts, and coached his sons in baseball, too. Genevieve is a veteran who served in the US Army many years ago. One son is serving in the military, and came to the funeral service in uniform. It sounds like it was a very devoted family. There was only one thing wrong; William is not technically a veteran. He didn’t serve on active duty. He cannot be buried in the Veterans Cemetery. The plan for him is that he be cremated, and buried in the cemetery next to the church. Veteran or not, he served his country, and the Patriot Guard Riders were there to honor him. I was notified by email of the upcoming mission on Saturday, June 3rd. There were many other events happening that day, but I was determined to be at William’s service. I left home on “Miss Vickie” at about 8 am. I pulled into the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church parking lot about 9:45 am.

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Cyclemania 2017 – All Kinds Of Cool Bikes

Story and photo by Alan Dockery I love all kinds of motorcycles and the people who ride them. The first Saturday afternoon in June at Cyclemania 2017 was a treat for riders like me. Gathered on the east side of Charlotte were bikes of many kinds from Aprilia to Zundapp, from Japan to Czechoslovakia. The back of a business park makes a nice place for a motorcyclist event because they usually have good parking with strips of grass and shade trees. The Cyclemania organizers are bikers and welcome everyone, so admission is free. They had vendors from big dealerships to small shops and other motorcycle related products. Good food plus cold beer and sodas were available. Charlotte’s Classic Rock station 99.7 The Fox was on site. There was a dyno trailer for guys who wanted to see if those

new pipes really made power. Superior Scale Inc. had a new game set up. You guess what your bike weighs with you on it. But it was checking out bikes and talking to riders that makes Cyclemania fun for me. I saw some of my old hardcore biker buddies there and talked to young hipster riders, too. It’s cool how two wheels can bring the tough guys and frail ladies together discussing details of an old machine. And there were a few old machines there I’d love to have in my garage. Check out the extra photos on www.FullThrottleMagazine.com. Two of the bikes that won awards and got lots of attention were Dave Mims’ 1929 Indian Scout and Jeff Bates’ 2007 Triumph. Dave drove over from the Fayetteville area to share his good looking and running old Indian. Jeff came up from

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By: Johnny Reb Bright and early on Saturday, May 27th, people in Goldsboro woke to the sound of thunder. The thundering sound was around 100 bikes ready to start their ride to the NC State Veterans Home in Kinston, NC. It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone was ready to ride. Now, I wish I could say that I went on the ride itself, however full disclosure is needed, That’s right, folks, I cheated. I left from Griffon and met everyone at the NC State Veterans Home so I could get some shots of all the bikes rolling in, and talk to a very nice man named Jack Strickland. Now Jack has been busy helping to set this ride up for the Veterans, he told me that to get the word out about Veterans concerns, he knew that the biker community was where he needed to go. Veteran causes will always motivate bikers to come out and participate. I don’t know the exact figures and I’m sure that there is some expert out there that does know the figures, but I’ll bet that veterans make up 80% of the biker community. The Elks Club is who set this all up. Jack Strickland is a 25-year member, so he knows the who’s who of Elks. Well, one member that he knew was Frank Morrow. Frank is the President of the Wayne County chapter of the Ghost Riders MC. Jack told Frank what he wanted to do and Frank got it done! Frank got a hold of a

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First Ever Community Ride And Rally By: Kathy Shoaf “Do you want to go take the motorcycle safety course and learn how to ride a motorcycle?” I’ll never forget the day those words came out of my brothers mouth. Jeff, my brother, has a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. When he asked me that, I thought he was joking. My reply was, “Not really, it’s not something I had ever thought of doing.” Then I realized he was serious. I told him let me think about it. I was not working at the time, had some money but didn’t know how long it would last. The thought of learning how to ride was scary, BUT, I had learned how to drive a school bus a month or two before that. Jeff has done a lot with me. He tends to open my eyes. After thinking about it I decided, “Why not? Why not learn and add it to the list of afterthought bucket list things I’ve done that

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Johnny Paul “Junior” Needham, Jr. 9/28/42 – 6/1/17 Junior Needham was known throughout the motorcycle community. He was a member of Randolph County CBA and attended many motorcycle events in the Carolinas. It seemed like almost every event that we attended, Junior would pop up to greet us with his trademark smile. He and his wife “Dottie” have been riding motorcycles for decades. They were regulars at The Handlebar Corral “Thunder In The Smokies” rally in Maggie Valley and participated in the biker games until this spring when Junior’s health began to deteriorate. I believe that they were the oldest couple in the Needle In The Haystack and Weenie Bite games and Junior usually did really well against young men half his age in the Slow Race. If Dottie wasn’t with Junior, his friend, Paul Shaw was. They always took time to tell me stories about adventures that they had recently and in the past. I would hesitate to call Junior a hellion, but I am certain that he was a rounder back then. Sometimes Junior would call me just to talk and would always finish by saying, “I didn’t mean to bother

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Go Ahead And Judge Me By: Ranger Joe Cranford I think of myself as a regular motorcycle enthusiast with an affliction for older bikes. The fact that the bike I learned to ride on, a 1966 Honda C110, is 51 years old is a little hard to process mentally. I have been a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) for 8 years and was so excited when the Southern National Meet at the Denton Farm Park in Denton, North Carolina was announced in 2010 because it is only a 30-minute drive from my house. I’ve participated in the field games and Concourse D’Ordinaire at the Southern National and had a lot of fun, but I wondered what it would be like to have a bike judged Sunday morning with the really nice bikes. My concern was that I didn’t have a bike that would fit in. I have regular guy’s bikes – Harleys, Yamahas, Hondas, and Ossas. These bikes have been ridden hard and are not exotic like an Excelsior or truly vintage like older Harleys or Indians. I read through the AMCA Handbook of Judging and I started checking off the judging basics to see if I had a bike that qualified for the Original bike category. Things were looking up. When I got to judging basic #17: Original condition motorcycles are expected to have faded or worn painted surfaces, scratches and other signs of wear commensurate with their age/mileage. Another “Why did I wait box checked off! so long to get a Judging basic #18 sealed the deal. Owners are bike judged?” encouraged to ENJOY their motorcycles for their intended use, and for the purpose of judging the motorcycle can show signs of operation such as road film, bugs, oil smears, fuel stains, or grease and oil splatter from the drive. I preregistered in the Original class and eagerly anticipated the Southern National Meet. When I got to Denton, I spoke with several members of the AMCA about what to expect when a bike is judged. A special thanks to Louie Hale for spending time with me explaining the bike judging procedure. It helped a great deal. Sunday morning was here and it was time to put my 1977 Honda CT70 in the big room for judging. I walked the bike in the room around 8 am and waited for instructions. I was admiring the incredible motorcycles on display – Excelsiors, Nortons, Indians, and I locked in on Doug Wothke’s 1916

Indian. Boy, did I feel out of my league! I came back after a couple of hours to find my bike judged. The waiting continued for the results. The judging was completed around noon and it was time for the awards. I did not expect my little Honda to receive an award, this was just going to be my opportunity to have the bike scrutinized and to find out what the bike’s shortcomings are. What a shock, at 98.5 out of a possible 100 points, the Honda received a Junior First rank that came with a beautiful Judging History Plaque. I was beyond surprised and pleased. The judging sheet was returned and it broke down the deductions point by point. I understood them all and could see the possibility of correcting them. As I rode my bike back to the truck I was thinking, “Why did I wait so long to get a bike judged?” It was a great experience. Now it’s your turn to get your bike judged!


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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!!

At a wedding ceremony the pastor asked, “If anyone has anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom, it is your time to stand up and talk, or forever hold your peace.” The moment of utter silence was broken by a young beautiful woman way in the back of the church. She was carrying a child. She stood up and started walking slowly down the aisle towards the pastor. Chaotic murmur with loud gasps spread quickly. The bride threw down her bouquet and burst out crying. The groom’s mother fainted. The Best Man and the groomsmen started giving each other looks, wondering how to save the situation. The pastor asked the woman, “Can you tell us, why you came forward. “What do you have to say?” There was absolute silence in the church. The woman replied, “We can’t hear in the back.” The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an ‘intellectually challenged’ coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the beeper was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, “what on earth are blind people doing driving?!” She is a government employee.

r-a-n-c-h”. The announcer says sorry wrong answer but right spelling, and the Arkansan is jumping up and down and he is so excited he almost screams. The announcer turns to the Arkansan and says: “for $64,000 what is the answer”. The Arkansan answers “farm, e-ie-i-o”. Last night my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them, “I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.” The little bastards got up, unplugged the computer and threw out my wine! Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances. While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife, Ann, listened to the instructor declare, “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.” He then addressed the men. “Can you name and describe your wife’s favorite flower?” Frank leaned over, touched Ann’s arm gently, and whispered, “Gold Medal-All-Purpose, isn’t it?” And thus, began Frank’s life of celibacy.

My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s driveup window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c. She said, “you gave me too much money.” I said, “Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar coin back.” She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said, “We’re sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.” The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change. Do not confuse the people at Mickey D’s.

A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?” The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve, and they had children, and so was all mankind made.” Two days later, the curious girl asked her father the same question. “Many years ago,” the father answered, “there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.” The confused girl returned to her mother. “Mommy, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God,” she said, “and Daddy said they developed from monkeys?” The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”

It’s the final round of the $64,000 Question and only 3 remaining contestants are left, an Englishman, a Texan, and an Arkansan. The question is, “finish the following song title and spell the answer: ‘Old Macdonald had a ____’”. The Englishman goes 1st and says “estate, e-s-t-a-t-e”. The announcer says sorry wrong answer, but right spelling, meanwhile the Arkansan is going nuts he is so excited he cannot control himself. The Texan goes next and answers, “Ranch,

A couple was on their honeymoon, lying in bed, about ready to consummate their marriage, when the new bride says to the husband, “I have a confession to make. I’m not a virgin.” The husband replies, “That’s no big thing in this day and age.” The wife continues, “Yeah, I’ve been with one guy.” “Oh yeah? Who was the guy?” “Tiger Woods.” “Tiger Woods the golfer?” “Yeah.” “Well he’s rich, famous and handsome. I can see why you went to bed with him.” The husband and

wife then make passionate love. When they get done, the husband gets up and walks to the telephone. “What are you doing?” asks the wife. The husband says, “I’m hungry, I was going to call room service and get some food.” “Tiger wouldn’t do that!” She claims. “Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?” “He’d come back to bed for a second time.” The husband puts down the phone and goes back to bed to make love with his wife a second time. When they finish, he gets up and goes over to the phone. “What are you doing?” She asks. The husband says, “I’m still hungry, so I was going to call room service to get some food.” “Tiger wouldn’t do that.” she claims again. “Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?” “He’d come back to bed and do it a third time.” The guy slams down the phone and goes back to bed and makes love to his wife a third time. When they finish he’s tired and beat. He drags himself over to the phone and starts to dial. The wife asks, “Are you calling room service?” “No! I’m calling Tiger Woods to find out what’s par for this d@mn hole!” I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?” To which I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’ A teacher is trying to teach good manners to her third-grade students. She turned to her class and said, “Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?” Michael said, “Just a minute, I have to go pee.” The teacher responded by saying, “Well, that would be rude and impolite. What about you Sherman, how would you say it?” Sherman said, “I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I’ll be right back.” “That’s better, but it’s still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table. And you, little Johnny, can you behave for once and show us your good manners?” Johnny said, “I would say: Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, who I hope to introduce you to after dinner.” That’s when the teacher fainted.


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