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13 TH ANNUAL SPRING RALLY

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PAGE 28 First Woman To Attempt To Break The World’s Fastest Motorcyclist Record

PAGE 33 Bernie Shankan SC Biker HOF Induction

PAGE 34 Widowmaker CDR Wins At Progressive International Motorcycle Show

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Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - 13th Annual Hogs & Rags Spring Rally.......7 Weekly Bike Nights...........................................................9 Weekly Live Music............................................................13 Quotable Quote................................................................21 Mike’s Cowboy Chili Challenge........................................22 Putting The Recent Rise In Motorcycle Fatalities Into Perspective................................................................24 Riding High Harley-Davidson NOW OPEN!.....................28 CMA Annual Day Of Prayer..............................................30 First Woman To Attempt To Break The World’s Fastest Motorcyclist Record Of 377 MPH Crashes Doing 344 MPH................................................................33 Bernie Shankman SC Biker HOF Induction.....................34 Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson Butt Pickin’ Contest.......40 Bill Furr Inducted Into NC Drag Racing Hall Of Fame......42 Brad Whitfield Remembered Through CCCC Foundation....... 50 24th Annual Burlington H.O.G. And Down Home Harley-Davidson Hospice Bike Show...............................54 Ft. Bragg HD And Freedom Biker Church Chili Cook Off...................................................................56 Harley-Davidson Dealer Recognized For Outstanding Performance..........................................58 St. Patty’s Day With Tilley Harley-Davidson.....................60 Jeff Launches JJs Watering Hole Into Year Two..............62 Revenant Warriors Motorcycle Organization Bike Night.....64 Spokes & Jokes................................................................66 People & Places...............................................................68 What’s Your Testimony.....................................................70 2018 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Cook Off..............................72 Widowmaker CDR Wins At Progressive International Motorcycle Show - J&P Cycles Unlimited Builder Show...... 74 24th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.... 76 Kenny Vaughan Memorial Ride........................................80

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ere in the Carolinas, Spring is usually apparent by midMarch. Not this year! Snow, sleet, and rain dominated the weather for weeks! It was hardly riding weather. But now we seem to have broken through to Spring. Spring IS upon us and it has vastly improved my attitude and raised the level of my motivation. Many of us have already had that first shirtsleeve ride of the year. Another good way to realize that spring has sprung is to look at The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar. There are events popping up everywhere! You can list your event for FREE on our homepage by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. We list more events for free than any other publication or website that I know of. Join The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine crew at Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC on April 21st for the Spring Fever Bash. This Is going to be a killer all-day event with Shrapnyl providing live music, tattoo contest, food trucks, drink specials, and lots of vendors. Enter your bike in the bike contest. There will be people’s choice and editor’s choice winners. Winner of the editor’s choice bike contest will be featured in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Angelo is expecting over 1,000 attendees! I can guarantee it will be a remembered party. So, it only leaves it up to you as to which events you want to attend. Meet up with your friends and head out on a new adventure. After all, it is what we do!

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APR 5 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. APR 5 HOMECOMING ESCORT FOR COL. EDGAR DAVIS Sheetz 1600 Aviation Pkwy, Mooresville, NC. 11am. This is a homecoming ride for the last identified US soldier to be repatriated from Vietnam. APR 5 2018 OPENING DAY Wheels Through Time 62 Vintage Ln., Maggie Valley, NC. 9am www.wheelsthroughtime.com 828-926-6266. APR 6-7 OPENING WEEKEND Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405.

APR 7 2ND ANNUAL BIKE & STUNT SHOW The Wing Company 1574 NC Hwy 87, Cameron, NC. 12pm, bike show, stunt show, tattoo contest, live music, food, raffles. Reg 11 for bike show, $15/pre reg $20/ day of. Benefits child who is fighting leukemia. 910-497-7770. APR 7 SYDNEY POVISH FUNDRAISER Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson 7540 HWY 15-501 S., West End, NC. KSU 10, $15/ rider $5/pass, raffle, 50/50, vendors. Souls of Service LE/PS MC. 910721-5599.

APR 7 BENEFIT RIDE FOR ASHELY COMBS JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11. $20/bike, food, DJ. Louis Price 336-554-5201. APR 7 SPRING BASH Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Live music. 336-992-3033. APR 7 1ST ANNUAL KJ RIDE & BIKE & CAR SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 11-12, $5/ bike. Bike & car show 2-6. Raffles, live music, food. Ashleighbrill96@ gmail.com or nbrill93@gmail.com. 336-790-6094.

APR 7 26TH ANNUAL GRMC WAYNE COUNTY POKER RUN Wayne County GRMC Club House 345 Odom Mill Rd., Mt. Olive, NC. APR 7 ORPHAN RUN Speedway Gates open 12, $10/fee includes Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington APR 7 9TH ANNUAL OFFICER poker hand, $5/extra hand, KSU 2, Rd., Concord, NC. Reg 11, $15/sgl DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Homechili cook-off, free camping. Frank $20/dbl. Proceeds to benefit Sacred town Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines 919-221-5901 or Wired 919-222Selections. Presented by Disciple Way Winterville, NC. www.home3798. W E R E Y O U I N J U RChristian E D ? MC. www.disciplecmc.com townharleydavidson.com 252-439704-607-8434. 1345. APR 7 PINK PRIDE CHARITY RIDE 6 Gear Motorsports 2450 CorporaAPR 7 6TH ANNUAL BLESSING APR 7 COOL DAD’S RIDE Alderstion Pkwy., Burlington, NC. Reg OF THE BIKES The Cove Church gate United Methodist Church 1320 10:30 KSU 11:45. $15/riderI $5/pass. Langtree Rd., Mooresville, NC. hope you197 never Umstead Rd., Durham, NC. Reg 9, Food, raffles. Benefits The Pink RibLine up 9:30, blessing 10:30, ride have totocall me... W E$50 R EfeeYcovers O Ut-shirt, I N Jvest U Rin,EblessD? bon Fund. 336-281-2006. follow. Sparky28677@gmail.com ing of the bikes commemorative pin 704-655-3000. and $25 donation. Benefits Parker’s APR 7 FELLOWSHIP RIDERSHouse. Glenn Setliff, 919-477-0509 DEBRA BALDWIN LUNG TRANSAPR 7 IN-VEST USA POKER RUN www.CoolDadsRide.org. PLANT Down Home Harley-DavidHarley-Davidson of Charlotte 9205 E I hope you never son 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC. have call me... NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30. $15/sgl $20/ APR 7 6TH ANNUAL NC to SANDReg 10 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $10/ HILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom dbl, 50/50. www.downhomeharley. pass. David.timerman@yahoo.com. Biker Church 455 Rock Hill Rd., com Brian Hurdle 336-214-2533. 877-712-3578. but I am here Fayetteville, NC. 11-2. Kellie Tew 910-567-2221. if you need me

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By: Wendy Rogers This April 28th will make 13 years! It is spring again and we know what that means! Yes, it’s time for our Annual Hogs & Rags Rally. The totally police escorted ride goes from Fayetteville, NC to Wild Wings Café at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Barefoot Landing. It is a great ride, and a great time there, for a great cause! This event is part of the Dogwood Festival of Fayetteville and has been growing every year to become the biggest motorcycle day rally in North Carolina. The Hogs & Rags Rally is the premier community charity event that combines convertibles, muscle cars, and all types of motorcycles, great food, good causes, and a good time. All makes and models of bikes, trikes, any vehicle, street rods, and muscle cars are welcome. Let me be clear about this: Even though the name of the event is Hogs & Rags and hogs usually represent HarleyDavidson motorcycles and rags usually means convertible cars (that is how the event started), we invite all motorcycles and cars to participate. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. This is a wonderful event, which supports wonderful causes and we want everyone to know they are welcome. Last year we had over 300 participants. WE WANT YOU! Also, don’t miss the PRE-RIDE PARTY and registration at Mac’s (482 McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville) on Friday night April 27th from 6-9pm. There will be food, live music, and a good time! This year’s premier sponsor is Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson of Fayetteville, NC, along with many other great sponsors that join in together to make this such a great event. Combined with all the participants that come, this makes for a successful event. This year our great event will be led by the Astro’s General Manager, David Lane and his wife, Lindsey. They will be leading us along with a Sheriff Deputy Escort, all the way to Myrtle Beach, SC. Even though there is a sheriff escort for the entire ride from Fayetteville to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Hogs & Rags organizers know that keeping hundreds of riders safe is a huge undertaking to have a fun and safe ride. Before the ride, there will be a safety briefing and it covers the route, hand and arm signals, things to do in a ride to make the group as safe as possible. 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: 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 provides literacy educa-

tion and character development resources FREE to children K-6th grade. Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation’s mission is to improve literacy, education, and character development among America’s youth by providing support for various early literacy and learning-based initiatives nationwide. The foundation approves grants to qualified projects and institutions that endeavor to instill strong reading and education skills and solid character-development traits in America’s Youth. Money raised at the rally benefit children in Cumberland County. Find out more about Kidsville News at KidsvilleNews.com Special Forces Charitable Trust. Their mission is simple but direct. The Special Forces Charitable Trust provides sustainable and meaningful financial support programs and services to the United States Army Special Forces Community and their families. Special Forces wives and families have amazing stories to tell, if we will only listen. Their husbands and fathers train hard, pushing themselves beyond physical and mental limits, living in harsh conditions and racing into harm’s way to liberate the opposed in the farthest corners of the world. Special Forces Soldiers are the quite professional’s heroes who get the job done. But just as heroic, and just as quiet, are the wives and families left at home. In a Special Forces family, they ALL serve. The Special Forces Charitable Trust is here to support these families before, during, and after each soldier’s deployment. We want families to know that their sacrifice of daily life apart from their Green Berets is both seen and honored by people who care. No Special Force Family should go without the financial, educational, and emotional support they deserve while their soldier is deployed. For more info go to www.SpecialForcesCharitableTrust.com. Registration for the Hogs & Rags Rally starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, where there will be coffee and donuts. Kickstands up at 8:45 a.m. The Cumberland County Sheriff will escort the riders to Altman’s farm, the Rockin’ “A” Ranch, in White Oak, where everyone will be served a “Low Country” Buffet breakfast. Then back in the saddle again at 10:45 am. The next stop will be at the NC/SC State line in Tabor City for a water and bathroom break, and then ending at Barefoot Landing at Wild Wings Cafe in Myrtle Beach, SC to enjoy your tasty and filling lunch. There will be a 50/50, door prizes, music, and great socializing for a great cause. The entire event ends around 3 p.m. leaving plenty of time to make it back to Fayetteville or to enjoy other surrounding activities in Myrtle Beach. Registration is $50 per person. This includes a T-shirt, breakfast, lunch, and a great contribution to these great charities. So please plan on joining us on April 28th this year. You can register in advance online at our website HogsAndRags.org or the day of event. For more information call Wendy Rogers at 910-818-0458. We hope to see ya there! Watch the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for other great events!


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APR 7 DIXIE DRIFTERS RC PARTY Dixie Drifters RC Club House 4446 Chapel Grove Rd., Gastonia, NC. 6pm, bike games, bike wash. Bull, bulldixiedrifter44@gmail.com. APR 7 3RD ANNUAL BRENNERS BENEFIT RIDE Crossroads HarleyDavidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30 $20/ bike $5/pass, $25/cars & trucks, door prizes, 50/50. Presented by Bikers for Kids. George Couch 336-4691470 or Matt Richardson 336-2623070. APR 7 2ND ANNUAL JAY TIMMS MEMORIAL DAY RUN Band of Brothers Clubhouse 219 Shaun Rd., Greenwood, SC. KSU 11, food, entertainment. APR 7 SWAP MEET SPRING FLING Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11am-4pm, vendors. Thunder Riders H.O.G. Chptr, Director@director@TTH-D. com, www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121.

run@mauldinrotary.org. Benefits children in need. 864-236-4171. APR 7 4TH ANNUAL SOUTHEASTERN USA GATHERING OF THE TRIBES Spartanburg Harley-Davidson 365 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC. 10am-until, food, live music, vendors. Carl Hall carlh41@gmail.com or Jeff Harris 864-812-2241. APR 8 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD ANNUAL JAMI’S WINGS POKER RUN Angier Clock Tower N Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30. Minimum $10 donation. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Fdn. Arlene.mabry@ncsu.edu Arlene Mabry 919-515-3050. APR 8 17TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE ANGELA’S RIDE Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $10/rider, silent auction, event t-shirts available. Rain date May 6. All riders welcome. 336-629-2415, Buddy 336-629-3895, Rodney 336-308-4991, or Marcus 336-516-6636.

APR 12 FIRST BIKE NIGHT OF THE SEASON Ted’s Famous Chicken 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. 336-736-7376. APR 13 OCONEE ABATE STEAK NIGHT VFW 6830 2415 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. 7pm. $15. Fies1340@gmail.com 563-349-4018. APR 13-15 6TH ANNUAL CREEKSIDE BIKE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. $20/person all wknd, primitive camping, live bands, wet t-shirt contest, swap meet, vendors. Rain or shine. Must be 21. Lucky 704-813-7146. APR 14 BIKERS FOR CHRIST BIKE BLESSING Hometown HarleyDavidson 2300 Elaines Way Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. APR 14 QUEENS TOGETHER 15TH ANNIVERSARY CRYSTAL GALA CHARITY RIDE North Raleigh Hilton 3415 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9-10:30, KSU 11 sharp, $10/sgl $15/pass. Benefits SafeChild. www. qt-mc.org 984-444-8876.

APR 8 ANNUAL BUB LOLLIS WERE YOU INJURED? WHITTEN CENTER RIDE Downtown Square, Clinton, SC. Reg 12 KSU APR 14 PUBLIC SAFETY EXPO 2:30, bring deodorant, shampoo, Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. mouthwash, hand sanitizers, LuI hope you11am-3pm. never Benefits Dominick Raffle, briderm lotion, all size batteries, adult demonstrations, exhibits, food, fun. have towww.downhomeharley.com call me... W EAPR R E7 WORKSHOP Y O U I N JThunder U R ETower D ? coloring books, color pens and pen336-227Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Busicils or monetary donations. James 1261. ness Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Lollis 864-993-3718 or Coleton Lollis www.thundertowerharley.com 803864-993-5422. APR 14 10th ANNUAL MILES 461-1121. FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 I hope you never APR 8 SUNDAY FUNDAY MotorIndustry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10 have to call me...cycle fun run, Barnacle Bills 405 8th APR 7 CHARITY POKER RUN KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Live music, Mauldin Cultural Ctr 101 East Butler Ave N., Myrtle Beach, SC. KSU 1. raffles, auction, 50/50, food. Kay Rd., Mauldin, SC. Reg 9, last out 11, Raffles, door prizes. 50/0. Benefits a 336-437-2099, Terri 336-380-6892, $20/rider, $10/pass, $10 extra hand. local charity. 843-808-9719. Lucky’s 336-570-1050. but I am here Prizes, raffles, food, music. pokerAPR 7 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 1:30-4:30. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121.

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Weekly Bike Nights MONDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555

TUESDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555

WEDNESDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555

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DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555 XTREME WINGS -N- THINGS 3441 Myer Lee Dr, Winston-Salem NC 336-293-4983

DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555

FRIDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555

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APR 14 2ND ANNUAL OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD “FILL A BOX RUN” Bull Bagger Customs 4095 US Hwy 311 Pine Hall, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1:30 $20/rider $5/pass. Food, door prizes, 50/50, Myrtle Beach giveaway. Rain date Apr 21st. Danny 336-339-5677 or Renee 336-6130434. APR 14 4TH ANNUAL WAYNE COUNTY MOTORCYCLE RIDERS POKER RUN FOR A CURE Wood Cycles 2502 US Hwy 13 N. Goldsboro, NC. Reg 10 $10/hand, food 50/50. Benefits Relay for Life of Wayne County. Tina Woodard 919-223-3632 or Nikki Sims 919288-8332. APR 14 2018 CVMA NC 15-1 SPRING KICK OFF EVENT Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson 7540 US Hwy 15-501 N., Pinehurst, NC. Reg 10:30, $25/ rider $15/pass, pre-reg @ PayPal cvma15.1springevent@gmail.com., food, live music, raffles. Partial proceeds benefit USO. Missy “squirrel” Rice missy.rice67@gmail.com or Chris “Ziptie” yeh pro15-1@cvma-nc. org.

APR 14 14th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Bojangles 40 Russett Run, Pittsboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10. $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Mike Mohan 919363-8662. APR 14 14th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Lexington Diner, 295 N Talbert Blvd, Lexington, NC. Reg 11, KSU 12, $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Jim Everhart 336-248-7880. APR 14 14th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN American Classic Motorcycle Museum, 1170 US Hwy 64 W, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10:30am KSU 11. $10/hand, music food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC Central District. Gena Parker 336-963-3438.

APR 14 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 11-4 food trucks, live music. www.tilleyhd.com 704872-3883. APR 14 BENEFIT POKER RUN Big D’s Diner & Country Store 4500 US Hwy 64 90 W, Taylorsville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl. 50/50, drawing, door prizes. Benefits Paula Hand Jolly. 828-632-7800. APR 14 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Smoky Mountain Indian Motorcycle 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. Live music, food, 50/50 donations will go to American Cancer Society. 828452-7276. APR 14 5TH ANNUAL UWHARRIE MOUNTAIN RUMBLE Blackmer Lodge #127 109 S. School St., Mt. Gilead, NC. Reg 1:30, $35/rider $15/ pass includes t-shirt and meal. Benefits NC Masonic Charities. jointherumble@gmail.com. 910-439-5327.

APR 14 14th ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Bojangles 4850 NC Hwy 49 Harrisburg, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10. $10/hand, music APR 14 IN-VEST USA POKER food. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of RUN Timm’s Harley-Davidson 4110 NC Central District. Derrick Hall 704- Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. David 239-2182 or R Michael WE E YMorris O U 704-305I N J U R803-719-6219. ED? 5536. APR 14 CRUISING FOR A CAUSE APR 14 6TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR Spare Time 5502 Hornaday Rd., APR 14 3RD ANNUAL VETA LIFE United Cerebral Palsy of SC Greensboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12:30, ERAN’S MEMORIAL BIKE 1101 Harbor Dr., West Columbia, $20/biker $10/rider. Benefits Victory SHOW StokeRidge Tavern and Reg 9 KSU 11. Benefits United I hope youSC. never Junction. 336-663-7295. Grill 7607 Hwy 68 N Ste H, Oak Cerebral Palsy. www.ucpsc.org/ have toevents!. call me... W E R E Y O U I N J U R E D ? Ridge, NC,  Reg 10-12. Reg $20.00. APR 14 14th ANNUAL CENTRAL Trophies awarded for US & Metric DISTRICT SPOKER RUN Belmont Cruisers, Baggers, Custom, Street APR 14 4TH ANNUAL OMAR Citgo Station, 4214 Rt 49 South, and BEST in Show. Food, drinks, HARLEY BRIGADE’S POKER RUN Burlington, NC.IReg 9:15am, $10/ door prizes, 50/50. Come Help our Danny Lee’s Place 4501 Socastee hope you never hand, music food. Sponsored by Veterans and the Memorial. TAZ Blvd. #104. Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg call me...336-601-0941.  CBA/ABATE of NChave CentraltoDistrict. 10-12, $20/rider $15/pass, auctions, Dave Blum 336-693-2388 or Jason raffles, door prizes, 50/50, entertainPuryeur 336-269-7124. ment. Benefits Omar Harley Brigade. but I am here Kevin James 843-997-7474 or if you need me Freddy Prince 843-241-2393.

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APR 14 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 6-9pm. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121. APR 14 WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. APR 14 CENTRAL RIVER CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS RIDE Aiken Motorcycles 2129 Whiskey Dr., Aiken, SC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $15/sgl, $20/pass. 50/50, vendors, entertainment. Presented by Bikers Against Child Abuse. 803-649-2872.

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APR 15 12TH ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooters Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh Reg. 8:30 KSU 11, pre reg $25/sgl $40/ dbl, day of $25/person includes tshirt while they last. Live music, food, silent auction, raffle, prizes, 50/50. Rain date Apr 22. Benefits 1ofUs. org. Peggy 919-819-2866 or Kathy 919-218-2139. APR 15 SUNDAY FUNDAY Motorcycle fun run, Bubba’s Bar & Grill 1123 Dick Pony Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC. KSU 1, raffles, door prizes, 50/50, food. Benefits a local charity. 724984-6282. APR 18 VETERAN’S COFFEE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. APR 18 THUNDER TOWER DINNER RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 6pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121.

APR 21 SPRING FEVER BASH Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC. Wet t-shirt contest, tattoo contest, food truck, bike games, Carolinas’ Full Throttle Bike Show. 704-277-0268.

APR 21 GRAND OPENING Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St. Raleigh, NC. 9-5, best beard contest, tattoo contest, fashion show, live music, vendors. www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261.

APR 21 CHANGE FOR CHILDREN POKER RUN Carly C’s 1688 Main St., Laurinburg, NC. KSU 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl incl meal ticket, prizes. Jodi Anderson 910-276-3333 ext. 308.

APR 21 PUPPY ADOPTION EVENT WITH CAROLINA ADOPT-A-BULL Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee, Durham, NC. Ragingbullhd. com 919-596-9511.

APR 21 RIDE FOR KIDS POKER RUN The Spring 3616 NC Hwy 42, Willow Springs, NC. Reg 10:30. Reg $20/sgl $30/dbl. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Fdn. Hosted by Revenant Warriors Motorcycle Organization, 919-422-9211.

APR 21 7TH ANNUAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE CHARITY RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 10:3011:45 KSU 12, $15/rider $5/pass, live music. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261.

APR 21 POKER RUN FOR MISSION 22 Bubba’s 500 Westwood Shopping Ctr., Fayetteville, NC. Brief 12:15 KSU 12:20, $10/hand, door prizes, raffles, 50/50. Sponsored by Section 8 RC & Soldiers for Jesus MC. 910-223-2601.

APR 21 BENEFIT FOR ERNIE GARCIA JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. KSU 12. $10/bike, raffle, auction, dice roll, music, food. 336-663-7295.

APR 21 LEGACY FUND POKER APR 21 EJP POKER RUN Moore RUN American Legion Post 55 111 County Fairgrounds 3661 US 15 501 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg APR 18 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA Hwy, Carthage, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU RIDERS MEETING The New Ole W E R E Y O U I N J U R9:30 E DKSU ? 11 $15/rider $10/pass $5/ 10. $15/bike $5/pass $5/add hand. add hand. 50/50. 336-724-0660. Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., ColumBenefits The Ellie Jean Project. bia, SC. 2pm. 803-754-5825. theelliejeanproject@gmail.com. APR 21 BENEFIT FOR STEVEN LAING Double D’s Burnout Saloon APR 19 LADIES NIGHT Raging Bull APR 21 V.E.M.A. FALLEN IOFFIE. Mountain St., Kernersville, Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., hope you1408 never CER POKER RUN Harley-Davidson NC. 12-close, $10/person. Includes Durham, NC. 5-7PM www.raginghave tofood, call live me... W Ebullhd.com R E Y O919-591-9511. U I N J U R E D ? of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New music auction. 336-992Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnew3033. bern.com 252-633-4060. APR 20-21 SLAYERFEST 2018 APR 21 BENEFIT HORSESHOE 6401 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Rd., APR 21 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN TOURNAMENT VFW Post 9899 Wendell, NC. $10/wknd, camping I hope you never FOR AUTISM Copper Cricket Pub 2923 Archdale Rd., High Point, NC. available, games, food, vendors, haveHosted to callbyme...98 Amarillo Ln., Sanford, NC. Reg $10/person. Benefits the Rick Price bike games, live music. 10 $10/sgl $15/dbl. Benefits Autism “Redneck”. 336-431-1106. Dragon Slayers MC of Wake County. Speaks. Hosted by the Sanford K2 919-909-2027. chapter of thebut Infidels Motorcycle I am here Club. 919-498-0051.

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APR 21 DOWN RIDER FUND CHARITY FUNDRAISER Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10, silent auctions, raffles, 50/50. Down Rider Fund. Hosted by Big Dawgz Riding Club 336-629-2415. APR 21 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BENEFIT Lucky Turn Around 1560 Hwy 29 S., China Grove, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12:30 pre reg Apr 1st. 704-855-5577. APR 21 6TH ANNUAL BONGO’S BIRTHDAY JAM CONCERT & BIKE RUN Queens Landing 1459 River Hwy Mooresville, NC. Gates open @ 3pm. $10/adm. Live music door prizes, Bike Run, reg 11 am, KSU 12 noon. 980-322-6679. APR 21 OPEN HOUSE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am-3pm, food, test rides all day. 704-979-7433. APR 21 GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN POKER RUN Sagebrush 140 Regency Center Dr., Mooresville, NC. Reg 9:45 first out 10:30, $20/rider $10/pass, food, activities. 704-975-3983. APR 21 CLAREMONT RESCUE PIG PICKIN & POKER RUN Hooter’s 1211 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11-1, $20/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction. Co-sponsored by Blue Ridge Knights NC XI M/C. 828-459-7968. APR 21 1ST ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS PARKWAY POKER RUN Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30 police escorted. $20/rider $5/pass, live music, food, silent auction, door prizes, 50/50. Rain date May 12th. 336-667-1003.

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FRIDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St, Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 BAND OR DJ LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM

SATURDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC 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 XTREME WINGS -N- THINGS 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 336-293-4983

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APR 21 CHARITY RIDE TO SUPPORT LUPUS Hilton University 8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10. Hosted by Altered Egos MC. Carima 704-313-5500. APR 21 IN-VEST POKER RUN The Filling Station 2208 Memorial Dr., Cayce. SC. David 803-719-6219. APR 21 4TH ANNUAL POKER RUN Harley Haven 941 Western Lane, Irmo, SC. Breakfast 10, KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, raffle, 50/50, food. Benefits the Midlands B.A.C.A. Chapter. 803-781-1837. APR 21 WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. APR 21 2018 SC STATE LEGACY RUN American Legion Post 6 200 Pickens St. Columbia, SC. Ride across state to raise funds for scholarship funds for fallen heroes & children of disabled vets.

APR 26 OUTER BANKS POKER RUN 7594 Shipyard Road Manns Harbor, NC. 50/50, biker games, music, food. reg 9 KSU 11. Benefits Dare County’s underprivileged children. APR 27 HOGS & RAGS PRE-RIDE PARTY Mac’s Speed Shop 482 N McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville NC 6:30 – 9 pm 910-354-2590. APR 27-28 MYSTERY PARTY Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. APR 27-29 HIS LABORING FEW BIKERS UNITED FOR JESUS FAMILY CAMPOUT 5009 Covered Bridge Rd., Trinity, NC. Free camping, food, preaching, music, bike games, bike show. pkersey@hotmail.com APR 28 3RD ANNUAL ALEXANDER RESCUE SQUAD POKER RUN Schronce Power Sports 44 Chevy Dr., Taylorsville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11:30, $20/sgl, $25/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, food. 828-632-3147.

Benefits Special Forces Charitable Trust, American Cancer Society and Kidsville News. www.hogsandrags. org Mary 910-988-3510. APR 28 4TH ANNUAL SUDAN SHRINERS MOTOR PATROL POKER RUN Lenoir County Shrine Club 1558 US Hwy 70 E, Kinston, NC. Reg 9-10 KSU 10:15. $20/rider $10/pass. Food. Benefits burned and crippled children. 252-560-7537 or 252-521-1400. APR 28 NC JAYCEE BURN CENTER CHARITY RIDE & MUSIC EVENT Honda Suzuki of Sanford 3128 S Horner Blvd Sanford, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 escorted ride, $20/sgl $30/dbl, bike games, kid’s games, live music, vendors, food. Benefits Camp Celebrate a special camp for burned children, David Nance dnancewindstream.net 919353-9684, 919-776-5642.

APR 28 5TH ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 7 POKER RUN Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee, Durham, NC. Reg APR 21 115TH ANNIVERSARY 10:30 KSU 12:30 $15/riders $5/ OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-David50/50, food. Proceeds go to APR 28 SPRING OPEN HOUSE W E R E Y O U I N J U Rpass, E DScholarship ? son of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr. ALR Fund in memory of Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Salisbury, NC. Food, Music, fun. Robby Cowan. Robb James lakeHwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. www. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704timer@yahoo.com. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252638-6044. 633-4060. APR 28 RIDE FOR THE KIDS I hope youMoonRunners never APR 21-22 DEMO DAYS Fort Bragg 1506 US 70 Hwy W APR 28 CUSTOMER APPRECIAcall me... W EHarley-Davidson R E Y O U I3950 N J Sycamore U R E D ? TION D & Q Motorsports 34 Rayhave toGarner, NC. Reg 10-11:30 KSU 12, Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Food, $20/bike, food, door prizes, 50/50, Hart Lane, Angier, NC. Free food, drinks, entertainment. www.fortbraglive music. Benefits Pediatric Brain live music. 919-639-5511. gharley.com. 910-864-2100. Tumor Foundation. Hosted by No Rules Riders. Mike Rigotty 919-614APR 28 13TH ANNUAL SPRING I hope you MUSIC never RALLY HOGS & RAGS Airborne & APR 21-28 OUTER BANKS 7804. FEST Outer Bankshave Harley-Davidson to call me...Special Operations Museum, 100 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. APR 28 2018 NEW MODEL OPEN Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. $50/ Music festival, vendors, regional HOUSE Down Home 2215 W Hanentry, Reg 7:30 KSU 8:45 food. food. http://tickets.msentertainford Rd., Burlington, NC. www.downbut I am here mentllc.com. 252-338-8866. homeharley.com. 336-227-1261.

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APR 28 8TH ANNUAL KIDS PATH BIKE SHOW/POKER RUN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8:3012. Live music, 50/50, raffles, food, prizes, Bob Karney calendar girls. Benefits Kids Path of Hospice. www. downhomeharley.com Jamie Boone 336-213-2684, Bird Dog 336-2601685, 336-227-1261. APR 28 20th ANNUAL KERRI D. EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE W. Stanley HS, 306 E. Red Cross Rd, Oakboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, escorted ride, food, raffle. Benefits scholarship for West Stanly HS senior. Scott or Tracy Efird, 704-8884587 or www.KerriPooh.com. APR 28 GOLF TOURNAMENT VFW Post 9899 2923 Archdale Rd., High Point, NC. Benefits the VFW. 336431-1106. APR 28 DILLON’S BIRTHDAY PARTY Xtreme Wings-N-Things 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 336-293-4983. APR 28 POKER RUN American Legion Kennedy Hall Post 106 6250 NC Hwy 801, Salisbury, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12:30, $20/sgl $25/dbl. Vendors, 50/50, Chinese auction, door prizes. Benefits Danielle Wilkes. Melissa Whitmore 704-743-6242. APR 28 10TH ANNUAL RIDIN’ HAWG WILD MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND POKER RUN Black Chicken Coffee House 23 W 2nd St., Lexington, NC. Reg 9 KSU KSU 11:15, $25/ sgl $30/pass, $5/add hand. Benefits special needs children. RHWforautism@gmail.com Kris Ellis 336-7364524 or Mandy Ellis 336-479-0987. APR 28 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044.

APR 28 BENEFIT RUN FOR DONNIE RECTOR Long John’s Cycles 608 Belmont – Mt. Holly Rd., Mt. Holly, NC. First out 11 last out 12, $15/hand $25/ 3 hands, raffle, food, live music, 50/50. 704-827-7553. APR 28 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION & AWARENESS RIDE Cycle Gear 3916 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC. Reg 9:30 last out 11:30, $15/hand & meal, $25/3 hands & 2 meals, $5/extra hand, best/worst hand, 50/50/raffle, food. Sponsored by Guardians of the Children – Gastonia Chapter. www.gocnc.org APR 28 COMBAT VETS 15-9 CAROLINA CRAWL Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson 7540 NC Hwy 15-501 S., Pinehurst, NC. Reg

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APR 28 OFFICER DOWN RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9:30-10:30 KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, food, 50/50, prize raffles. Sponsored by Blue Knights NC 17. 910-791-9997. APR 28 MELTDOWN VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW The Southern Appalachian Brewery 822 Locust St., Hendersonville, NC. 12-8. www.meltdownvintage.com. tonuphighlands@ gmail.com. APR 28 IN-VEST POKER RUN The Harley Shop at The Beach 4002 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC. David 803-719-6219. APR 28 2018 ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE Bar of Lexington Bar of Lexington 1668 Two Notch Rd., Lexington, SC. First out 11, $15/rider $5/pass, food. Benefits Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, 803-359-0250.

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APR 28 2ND ANNUAL SC F.A.S.T. BENEFIT RUN Hwy 378 Bar & Grill 3007 Hwy 378, Gilbert, SC. Reg 10, $20/rider $5/pass. Auction, 50/50, door prizes, food. Presented by Fire and Iron MC Station 115. Benefits SC Firefighter and Support Team. Blaze 803-445-8964 or Tony Jumpp 803206-9586. APR 28 WORKSHOP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121. APR 28 BROTHERS FOREVER MC SPRING BASH 2018 Gadgets of Lugoff 96 Hwy 601, Lugoff, SC. 12-9. $10/door. Raffle, food games, & vendors. mikgarman@gmail.com Wingnut 803-237-2069. APR 28 COTTONTOWN CREW KNUCKLE RUN Disciple Christian MC 1304 Sunset Blvd. Ste 1040 West Columbia, SC. Reg 9. 803-399-0014. APR 28-29 RIDE AND DRIVE EVENT Vanderhall of Greensboro 3909 W Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Vanderhallofgreensboro.com 336890-6500. APR 29 RIDE IN SUNDAYS KICKOFF PARTY Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC. 704-2770268. APR 29 INDEPENDENT BENEFIT RUN #25 Bens V Twins 5815 W. Hwy 74, Indian Trail, NC. Reg 11am1pm, last out 1:15, $15/1 hand $25/2 hands. Benefits Keegan Crib. 704821-1550. APR 29 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING Bogart’s Restaurant, 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803356-5977.


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MAY 3 SEASON OPENING BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. MAY 3 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. MAY 4-6 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101.

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MAY 5 DUFFY’S RIDE Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10, KSU 12 $15/sgl $20/ db;. Food, vendors, raffles, live music. After party @ Lucky’s. Benefits Duffy Collins Transplant Foundation. Mary Jo Collins 336-675-1579. MAY 5 FIRST ANNUAL RIDE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by King Sons Stokes County NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl. 336-2934983. MAY 5 5TH ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Ledford Sr. High School 140 Jess Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/bike, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction, music. Benefits scholarship to seniors at Ledford High School. Tamara Hunt 336-454-6368.

includes meal. Benefits high school seniors for college scholarships. Joel Mitchell 276-251-5053. MAY 5 BUDDY ROE’S 9TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FOR RICHMOND COUNTY Buddy Roe’s 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30, $15/sgl $20/dbl includes tshirt and 50/50 tickets. Auction, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Special Olympics. Memorial ride for William S Roebuck. David “Negan” Hinze pro. cvmanc15.9@gmail.com or Sarah 910-299-6311. MAY 5 CINCO DE MAYO OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live band, vendors, food. www.tilleyhdofsallisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 5 10TH ANNUAL CVMA RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $25/sgl $30/dbl, police escorted, live music. In memory of Robert “Sniper” Gallman. www.cvmaride.com. 336-667-1003.

MAY 5 A RIDE DOWN THE LANE Thomas Tire 1191 US Hwy 64 W., Asheboro, NC. Reg 2 KSU 3. Food, silent auction, live band. Benefits Lane “Red” Vick. Presented by The MAY 5 11TH ANNUAL FIREHOUSE Red Knights MC Chapter 2. Jennifer Fire Station #2 2080 W E R E Y O U I N J U RRUN E DOakdale ? McDaniels 336-880-3600. Dunlap Roddey Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, pre-reg $25/sgl MAY 5 7TH ANNUAL VETERANS MAY 5 12TH ANNUAL CAROLINA $40/dbl, day of $30/sgl $45/dbl. leon. LEGACY FOUNDATION RIDE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW yard@comporium.com Leon yard Harnett County Veterans Park 311 NC Transportation Museum 411 S. I hope you803-448-8116. never W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC. Gates have toMAY call5me... W ENC. R ERegY9:30 O UKSU I N11,J $15/rider U R E D$5/ ? open 9, reg until 12, $10/bike, $20 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder pass, lunch, free shirt to first 20 regmax for multiple bikes, awards 3pm. Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac istered. Pre-register www.vetslegacy. Vendors, Benefits the museum. caro- Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. org Craig Hardy 910-322-3893. linamcshow@aol.com 336-924-8705. 4-7pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. I hopeLAKE you WACnever MAY 5 13TH ANNUAL JERRALD MAY 5 9TH ANNUAL have American to call me...WILLIAM MITCHELL SCHOLARCAMAW RIDE Sandhills Legion Riders Chapter 72 211 E SHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate Main St., Aberdeen, NC. $15/sgl, School 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount $25/pass includes lunch. 910-603Airy, NC. Regbut 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl I am here 1318. MAY 5 4TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR VETERAN WARRIORS, AMERICAN LEGION Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson. com 252-439-1345.

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LOOKING FOR A REASON TO RIDE? THERE’S A REASON ON EVERY PAGE OF THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE MAY 5 12TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS ALLIANCE LOOK TWICE – SAVE A LIFE POKER RUN Timm’s Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. $20/person. 864-224-1531. MAY 6 21ST ANNUAL FREEDOM MEMORIAL WALL DEDICATION Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 10-10:30 music, 10:30-11 worship service, 11-12 memorial ride, 12-1:30 music, 1:30-3 Memorial Wall Dedication. Memorial ride $10/bike. 50/50 raffles. Benefits go to perpetual care of the wall. 336-722-3106. MAY 6 2018 TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Pavilion, White Oak Beach Rd., Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10 rain or shine. 919-524-7684.

MAY 6 HOMETOWN HEROES BENEFIT American Legion 524 Heckle Blvd Rock Hill, SC. Music, vendors, food trucks. 1 – 7pm, Presented by The Extended Biker Family Sisters. Jules 803-417-0310 or Bunny 803371-2965. MAY 11-20 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE WEEK Myrtle Beach, SC. MAY 12 SCHOLARSHIP/MEMORIAL RIDE FOR TAYLOR & MEGAN Veterans Memorial Park 691 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 8-9:45 KSU 10 sharp, 15/sgl $20/ dbl, door prizes, silent auction, food. Sponsored by American Legion Riders & the Enforcers MC. Lisa Johnson 336-710-5570. MAY 12 VETERANS FREEDOM RIDE & FOOD DRIVE American Legion Post 290 446 S. Main St., King, NC. Reg 8:30-10:30 KSU 11, $15/ sgl $20/dbl, music, 50/50. Bring food donations. Henry 336-749-0593.

MAY 12 8TH ANNUAL KNIGHTS OF SOLOMON MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY Harley-Davidson of Charlotte 9205 E Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC. 11am, live music, door prizes, event tee. Drawing benefits Masonic Home for Children and White Stone/MESH LLC. Allan Mann 704-617-5743. MAY 12 22ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CHILD Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 9 $10/rider $10/pass, food, vendors, music, prizes, raffles, Benefits The Parenting Place. Sara Trinki Juneau 863-898-5583. MAY 13 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. 803-754-5825. MAY 13 MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RALLY Quaker Steak and Lube 2154 S Beltline Blvd, Columbia SC. ABATE of SC. Meet 11:30 -1. Escorted ride to the State House for rally. Ralph Bell 803-556-2354.


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MAY 14-15 BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY 10th Annual Michael “Boz” Kerr National Motorcycle Lobby Day, Washington DC. Educate Member of Congress about issues facing motorcyclists. Motorcycle Riders Foundation, mrf.org, 202-5460983

MAY 19 GROWLER HOWLERS POKER RUN Brutopia 1201 US Hwy 70, New Bern, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, 50/50, food, prizes. Benefits Colonial Capital Humane Society. Rain date May 26th. www.growlerhowlers.com 252-631-5142.

MAY 23 LOBBY DAY 2018 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. Information session 9am, short walk to Legislative Bldg to speak with legislators. Sponsored by CBA/ABATE of NC, cba-abatenc.org

MAY 16 CRUDE’S 8TH ANNUAL VETERAN RIDE The Golden Egg 415 Hwy 17 N., Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 8 KSU 10 escorted ride, 50/50, raffle, prizes. $10/t-shirt. Benefits Home’s for the Troops. www.goldeneggonline.com. 843-238-4923.

MAY 19 1ST ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT “TORCH RIDE” Lowe’s Food 750 Holly Springs Rd., Holly Springs NC. Reg 8-9:15 KSU 9:30, $30/rider $10/pass. Food. Rain date May 26th. Benefits Special Olympics NC. David.Boyd@hollyspringsnc.us.

MAY 23 THUNDER TOWER DINNER RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 6pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121.

MAY 16-19 MOTORCYCLE RODEO AT THE RAT HOLE The Rat Hole 3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC. Bike games, vendors, live music, chocolate pudding wrestling 5/15-20, boots & bikini contest 5/17-19, bike show 5/20. www.theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740.

MAY 19 CHIEF T MEMORIAL RIDE Garcia Indian Motorcycles 8821 Wadford Dr., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $15/rider $10/pass, live music, food trucks, Indian demo rides, silent auction. Presented by VEMA. Supports Military Missions in Action. Cazz 919-295-8086.

MAY 18-19 AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open 8am admission $12, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, camping available. www.amcasouthernnationalmeet.com. Bob Aton 417-8384777, Camping 336-859-2755.

MAY 25-28 MEMORIAL DAY & ANNIVERSARY PARTY Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-9738405. MAY 26 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044.

MAY 19 13TH ANNUAL LT. KELLY KINCAID MEMORIAL RIDE AND MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY PARTY/ POKER RUN J. Iverson Riddle RIDE 1971 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, Developmental Center Picnic Shelter NC. KSU 11, music, food, 50/50. 300 Enola Rd., Morganton, NC. Reg W E R E Y O U I N J U RPresented E D ? by Gargoyles MC. 9, $20 rider $10/pass. Benefits local law enforcement officers in need. MAY 27 ABATE CWC RIDERS Nc23@blueknights.org 828-438MEETING Bogart’s Restaurant, 2710 5391. Emanuel Church Rd., West ColumSC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar I hope youbia, never MAY 19 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thun803-356-5977. W EMAY R E19Y7TH OU INJU RPICKIN’ E D ? der Tower Harley-Davidson 190have ANNUAL PIG Pon- to call me... FOR AUTISM Fort Bragg Harleytiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, MAY 27 SMOKY MOUNTAIN Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., SC. 6-9pm. www.thundertowerharley. THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XVIII Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharcom 803-461-1121. Sevierville Courthouse 125 Court ley.com 910-292-6247. Ave Sevierville, TN. 10am, KSU 11, I hope you never MAY 19 BIKE SHOW The Rat Hole escorted ride, free ride. Tribute to have to call me...3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, fallen military. www.SmokymountainSC. www.theratholeofmb.com 843thunder.net. Ron Giddis 865-453241-1740. 6532 SmokyMountainThunder.net.

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Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 1-2 17TH ANNUAL ANGIER BIKEFEST Downtown Angier Charles Norton Square, Angier, NC. Bike reg 10am-1pm, opening ceremonies 9:45, event 10am-5pm, bike show, food, poker run, swap meet, live music. Sponsored by D & Q Motorsports, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. angierbikefest.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. JUN 2 6TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR OUR WARRIORS POKER RUN USO of Jacksonville, 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9-10:30 $20/ bike/vehicle, $10/pass. Free shirt for the first 100, food, entertainment, 50/50. Benefits USO of NC, Jacksonville Center. Vema910@gmail.com, vema-usa.com Tazz 910-650-7687 or Bird Dog 910-238-9985. JUN 2 CYCLEMANIA VINTAGE AND RETRO MOTORCYCLE SHOW Charlotte East 5801 Executive Center Dr., Charlotte, NC. 10-2, bikes, food, music raffles. Benefits Disability Rights & Resources. cyclemania@disability-rights.org, cyclemaniacharlotte.com. JUN 2 14TH ANNUAL BIKER DAY Hopewell Baptist Church 420 Hopewell Church Rd., Monroe, NC. Reg 9, food, speaker, fellowship, music. www.whatasavior.com 704753-1084. JUN 2 DOGS FOR DOGS Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson 7540 HWY 15-501 S., West End, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:45, $20/sgl $30/dbl, prizes, food. Bring dry pedigree or purina dog food, new dog/cat toys or blankets. Benefits Moore Humane Society. Lawdogsnc1@gmail.com.

JUN 2 NC BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL POKER RUN First Christian Church 509 E Main St., Plymouth, NC. Reg 8:30 last out 11, $25/sgl $40/ dbl includes lunch, 50/50, raffles. Proceeds to purchase bicycles and helmets for children at Christmas. Sponsored by Washington County Marine Corps. Association. www. ncbearfest.com. JUN 2 7TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RUN Teen Challenge 1912 Boulevard St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $25/rider $5/pass, police escorted ride. Benefits Teen Challenge. Mike Williams Sr 336-2995185 ext 108. JUN 3 LET’S RIDE FOR JESUS MOTORCYCLE SUNDAY Fred’s Store Parking Lt 109 Cestrain Sq, Chester, SC. KSU 10:30, police escorted. Hosted by Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Blackstock SC. Al Boyd 803-374-0833. JUN 5 IN-VEST POKER RUN Beyond Therapy 2209 2nd Loop Rd. #A Florence, SC David 803-719-6219. JUN 7 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. JUN 7-10 2018 HOG HAPPENIN BIKE RALLY Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds 1 American Legion Ave., Newton, NC. Live music, gator girls, bike build competition, vendors, campsites available, daily 50/50, motorcycle pull, jello wrestling, swap meet, Blue Ridge rides, bike show, amateur BBQ competition, food. www.hoghappenin.org Brad “Rowdy” Beal 704-740-6659.

19 JUN 9 4TH ANNUAL JUNE JAMR Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30-11 KSU 12:30, $25/bike or car $10/pass, door prizes, escorted ride, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, Faith FWB Church and Kitty Askins Hospice Center of Goldsboro. www. thejunejamr.org thejunejamr@gmail. com 919-922-1106. JUN 9 INAUGURAL RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9:3010:30 KSU 11, food, music, drawings, $15/sgl $5/pass. Money raised goes directly to assisting our Veterans. Mindy Smith 336-675-1547. JUN 9 7TH ANNUAL SETH NALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church 4732 Robbins Country Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11 police escorted, 50/50, food, door prizes, auction, music, event t-shirts. Rain or shine. Benefits the Seth Nall scholarship fund at Trinity High School. Tim Nall 336-989-5000. JUN 9-10 DAYS OF THUNDER XII Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Vendors, food, live music, motorcycle stunt show, fireworks, bike & car show. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JUN 9 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11am-9pm. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121. JUN 10 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11am-6:30pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121.


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JUN 15-16 SMOKE OUT 19 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. Fri & Sat $40, Sat only $35. Fri 12-11, Sat 10-11. Choppers, live music, food, mini bike races, 50’s style drag racing & more. www. smokeoutrally.com Greg Scheuer custombikeshows@gmail.com 919450-5060. JUN 16 FAYETTEVILLE AREA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Sherwood Presbyterian Church 4959 NC Hwy 87 S, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8-9:45 KSU 10, $10/rider $5/pass, also please donate school supplies. food, raffles, 50/50, door prizes. Audwin Lindsay 910-366-3983. JUN 16 TRAIL OF TEARS 4TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE Krafty’s 1177 Timber Dr. East, Garner, NC. 12-6. Sponsored by Native Sons MC. JUN 16 MISFITZ 4TH ANNUAL BASH First Call 300 Trollinger St., Burlington, NC. 12pm-10pm. Benefits Alamance Riders Against Child Abuse. misfitzalamance@gmail.com 336-516-0134. JUN 16 ALTERED EGOS MC CHARITY RIDE Fairfield Inn & Suites 120 Blarney Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $10/donation. W EMz. R EHunee Y O803-900-4761, U I N J U RMz. E Skyy D? 803-565-4225, Mz. BadKitty 803386-8122.

JUN 20 THUNDER TOWER DINNER RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 6pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. JUN 23 FIRST ANNUAL SAVE AND PROTECT NC CONFEDERATE MONUMENT BENEFIT RIDE VFW Post 2514 3850 Butler Rd., New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30 KSU 11, $15/rider $10/pass., live music, door prizes, silent auction. Benefits Sons of Confederate Veterans. Robert Masters Jr. 252-560-7521. JUN 23 FREEDOM RIDE Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $25/sgl $40/dbl, $10/active duty, food, live music. Benefits USO of NC. 919-832-2261. JUN 23 NO ONE LEFT BEHIND FUN FOR PTSD AWARENESS Yahweh and Sons Bible Church 2712 Emmanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC. 10am. Bike show to follow ride $10/bike, judging 2pm. 803-439-6022.

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JUL 28 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044.

SEPT 1 BIKERS COUPLES RETREAT & CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP Queen City Biker Church 901 Belmont Rd., Charlotte, NC. 704996-3962.

JUL 28 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 4-7pm. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121.

SEPT 1-2 BULL CITY RUMBLE 14 – VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. www.tonup. bigcartel.com/bull-city-rumble.com 919-687-6969.

AUG 2 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. AUG 4 8TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9-11, $15/bike $5/rider, $10/ non-riders, 50/50, auction. Benefits Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. In memory of PFC Justin Walker. After party @ Lucky’s Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133. AUG 22 THUNDER TOWER DINNER RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 6pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. AUG 25 19TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR RIDE FOR LIFE Scooter’s, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh, NC AUG 25 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044. AUG 25 2018 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 29-SEPT 2 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 115TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Milwaukee, WI. www. Harley-Davidson.com

SEPT 7 - 9 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. SEPT 8 SATURDAY MOTORCYCLES FOR MAMMOGRAMS Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. www.coxsharley.com 336-629-2415. SEPT 14-15 8TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Entertainment, vendors. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com 704-6386044. SEPT 15 13TH ANNUAL 343 MEMORIAL RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Honoring the fallen of 9/11, 910-791-9997. SEPT 15 8TH 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.

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SEPT 15 RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR VETERANS Summerfield First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch & t-shirt, police escorted. Benefits Disabled American Veterans. Ron Stoll 336-601-8088.

SEPT 21-23 14TH ANNUAL CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St. and the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC. www.capitalcitybikefest.com 919-832-2261. SEPT 26-OCT 1 THE NATIONAL VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL Independence Mall 3500 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC. Todd Dillon 910660-1974. OCT 6 1ST ANNUAL RANDY’S RIDE Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department 124 Reeves Mill Rd., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $20/bike or car, $5/pass, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Surry County Fire Fighters Assoc. Rain date Oct 7th. Luke Stevens 336-705-3186.

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Mike’s Cowboy Chili Challenge Story and photo by Alan Dockery Oh, what a yummy day we had the last Saturday in February. T-shirt weather at Son of the South Saloon, Longview, NC, meant we could enjoy the afternoon for Mike’s Cowboy Chili Challenge. Lots of folks showed Entrants had to cook outside over up to hang out, talk a wood fire. with old friends, fuss about the long cold winter, and sample chili. Mike told me he wanted to do something like this from the time he opened SOS. He owns the oldest real biker bar in Hickory, The Wizard Saloon, and has outside parties there during the Summer. But the Cowboy Chili Challenge was a little different. Entrants had to cook outside over a wood fire. Mike had some old big truck rims welded up that made great cookers. Being the first annual chili challenge and a cold Winter, only a few folks showed up to cook. Thanks to Freddy Foster, Richard Fleck, and Renee Waggoner, all from the Hickory area. I sure liked Freddy’s chili since it was Carolina Style. Richards was pretty good, too, and he served up a bunch in a cast iron pan bigger than mine. But Renee won with her Texas Style chili. Renee and Freddy got trophies and Renee’s name goes on the plaque that will stay on the wall in Son of the South

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CMA Annual Day Of Prayer By: Wally Wersching The Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) held their annual “Day Of Prayer” throughout the country on Sunday, March 4th this year. Groups of Christian bikers got together to pray for everything they deemed needing help. Locally, the “Warriors For Christ” Chapter of the CMA met at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park in Gaffney, SC, which is next to the Cherokee County Veterans Museum at about 2 PM. Sunday’s weather was the best of the week with temps in the upper 50’s, and a cloudless, bright Carolina blue sky. I dressed for the chilly temps and rode ”Miss Vickie”. When I left home at about 1:45, I headed south on Rte. 18. I followed Rte. 18 into Gaffney. I arrived at the park about 2:15 and was surprised to see that there was a small group of bikers standing around talking. They even had a CMA tent set up. Last year, when I was there at the same time, I was alone for a while until the group rode in. The park, which was dedicated in 2010, has a beautiful display of monoliths with names of veterans, along with little areas on each side for remembering. I started to walk around the memorial – it is such a beautiful place. I always like to read the names on the marble. Every monolith is labeled with the branch of service, and the honoree’s number in that branch. The names are arranged alphabetically so it’s easy to look up a specific name. There is also a list kept in the podium during the summer months. There are a couple beautiful statues in the park, too, along with musical rocks that play patriotic music. One statue is one that I have seen replicated many times is the one with the helmet on the rifle butt, and the boots. It is called the “Fallen Soldier Battle Cross”. It’s very moving. The more I stood there looking at it the more it was talking to me. The other one is an eagle with an inscription on the base by Theodore Roosevelt. Too many people had to die for us to enjoy our freedom, and this park is a memorial to them. The group of bikers might not all be CMA members, but most belong to a Christian biker ministry of some kind. Many churches have a group who ride motorcycles together. Some have identifying colors on the back of their vests, but some are like me - just friends. Everybody was getting acquainted. I shared some of The

Carolinas’ Full Throttle magazines with them. Then, “Crawdad” (the president of the CMA chapter) invited them to get in a circle on the Veterans Monument to pray. After they walked to the flags, everybody held hands, and each person in turn said a prayer for something special to them. Their goal is to spread the word and increase the group size every year. Next year, mark your calendars for the first Sunday in March. We’ll meet again at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park about 2 PM. See you there! After the prayer service was over, the museum volunteer came out, and invited everybody into the museum. It had been a while since I was inside the museum. Most of the times I came to visit, it was closed. It is staffed by volunteers, and sometimes it is difficult for them to keep to the schedule. I walked around outside to enjoy the small park that surrounds the museum which has a helicopter, small jet plane, a jeep, and a memorial. I took a few pictures. Even though the building is small, it is full of very interesting artifacts from the revolutionary war to the present conflict. The volunteer was very helpful telling me about the exhibits. I gave him a couple magazines to pass the time waiting for visitors to come in. We are about the same age and have similar memories about serving in the military during the Vietnam War era. I signed the guest book. The names in the book help get funds for the museum. It’s also how they know how many people had stopped in. The museum is mainly about the people who came from Cherokee County. The Veterans Museum is only open from 9:00 to 11:00 on Saturday, and 2:00 to 4:00 on Sunday. I love these small museums. They capture, and protect the local history, and are bottomless pits of valuable information. It’s a great way to spend some time learning about our past. I said my good-byes, and then headed north on Rte. 18 to go home. Go to: http://www.cmausa.org/ for more info about the CMA. Go to: http://cmaser6.org/SC/WarriorsForChrist/default.aspx for info about the Warriors For Christ chapter.


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First Woman To Attempt To Break The World’s Fastest Motorcyclist Record Of 377 MPH Crashes Doing 344 MPH By: Lou Fischer – BonnevileStories. com Valerie Thompson, AKA “The Queen Of Speed”, crashed while attempting to break the world’s fastest motorcycle record of 376.36 mph. Thompson survived the horrific crash when her streamlined bike went airborne then crashed at 343.7 mph. Miraculously, Thompson walked away from the accident with only minor bumps and bruises. This marks the first crash ever over 300 mph where the driver walked away. Conditions were reported by the team to be ideal for their attempt at the record, but once Thompson had passed the three-mile marker – at a speed of 299 mph – the rear-end of the 25-foot long streamliner raised into the air before the parachutes deployed, helping to stabilize the crash. Valerie was attempting to break the record at Australia’s Lake Gairdner World Speed Trials when something went wrong during her run and the bike fell onto its side, digging a deep trench into the salt flats and spreading wreckage over nearly two miles. She is the first woman to attempt to break the record. She broke her own personal best record of 304.263 mph with a run of 328.467 mph piloting the Team “7” Streamliner a few days earlier, making her officially the fastest

woman on a motorcycle ever. Thompson is the only female driver in a two-wheeled vehicle over 300 mph. Thompson holds eight land speed records on a variety of bikes ranging from Harley-Davidsons to BMWs and is a member of sevenland speed racing 200 mph clubs and one 300 mph club. The world was hoping to see an all-time FIM World Record being recorded from the American speed-queen and her 500 hp, 3000 cc, dual overhead cam, 4 valve, turbocharged V4 motorcycle. The next attempt is tenuously slated for August at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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his trike. There’s the story of his trip from Washington State to Washington, DC ridden in 3 days (pre-interstate) on that Indian. There’s the stories of his charity work giving nursing home residents rides in his sidecar. Oftentimes his passengers were younger than he was! If you haven’t done the math yet, our beloved Bernie is 3 months shy of 95 years old and STILL RIDING! Mr. Bernie is a lifetime member of HOG and rides in the Central SC HOG chapter. We fellow chapter members have a special fondness for our beloved, oldest member and feel quite protective. I can tell you it is not easy trying to coddle someone who rides faster than most of us. It’s a bit of an unspoken rule in our chapter that someone try to accompany Mr. Bernie before and after our scheduled rides. On one particularly long ride back from the mountains, a fellow rider and myself offered to ride home with Mr. Bernie

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and about 20 minutes from his home I suggested he lead the way. I admit I possess a speed itch and am comfortable pushing it. Whoa baby! Mr. Bernie left our group with two of us in tow and I know that man was laughing his head off as he tried to lose his tail. We stuck to him, but I can tell you, he did not make it easy! On another recent HOG ride returning from Landrum, a fellow member pulled up next to me and suggested we take a break for Mr. Bernie’s sake. So, 20+ bikes all pulled off at the Kinard’s Rest Area on I-26, minus one. You guessed it. I saw Bernie pulling away at break neck speeds as we were all pulling into the rest stop. I know he was having a good chuckle over that one too! And he pulled the disappearing trick returning from outside of Atlanta, GA last summer. We never did catch up to him that day – a 350-mile ride day in 100-degree weather that ended with thunderstorms. But, we are insistent in one area. When inclement weather hits, we do pull off and make Bernie take time to don his raingear. We know we can’t keep him off road for too long, but we do demand he stay dry and warm. This is our beloved Bernie, and no one wants to risk him catching cold. Mr. Bernie actually had two hospitalizations this past year. His recuperation involved physical therapy which he attacked

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Continued From Page 43 “Back in those days we were running Ironhead Sportsters,” Bill said. “I went to swap meet after swap meet after swap meet and bought all the 1976 to 1979 Sportster cases I could find and cut them in half. My mechanic, Bob, would build three motors during the week and I’d break three by Sunday.” “Running an eightinch tire was the baddest motorcycle at the race track wherever we went,” Bill said. “Eventually went from four inches to eight to ten to eleven to twelve inch tires. Now they are running 14 inch slicks.” Championships and Records Bill became a Top Fuel Harley star over the years. He won championships and became a frame and engine builder supplying other race teams. Those Orangeburg Cycle machines with

Bill twisting the throttle took two Pro Dragster, five Pro Fuel and seven Top Fuel national championships, plus one World Championship in Australia. At one time in the mid-1990s Bill held all four of the injected nitro Harley championships in the same year. Yes, he was the Top Fuel and Pro Fuel champion in both the American Motorcycle Racing Association and the All Harley Drag Racing Association. I was at The Rock in 1994, when Bill celebrated his most memorable weekend. On the starting line, we were cheering as he posted the first six second Top Fuel Harley pass. He ran two that weekend -- 6.95 and 6.97. I think I still have the T-shirt, “Furrst In The Sixes”. Not only was Bill the quickest, but fast, too. He was the first racer to back up a 200 mile an hour pass for that record at the coolest old strip, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. That’s been the justification for racing for many years. Bill’s success lead to other racers wanting what he had. And he had ideas for modifications that others might not want to do. So, he created Dixie Frames and powered them with Hammer Motors. “Eventually by the mid-1980s I got to thinking I can cut metal and fit it,” Bill said. “I hired a guy who was a good welder. So, we started building frames and calling it Dixie Frames. Had a friend who was an electrician and he said he wanted to build frames, too.” For 15 years, they built and sold frames and body panels and such. Many are still winning races and titles to this day. For himself, Bill raced six versions of the famous Southern Rock machines. Sadly, people don’t save race bikes. They got raced, cut up, and sold and gone. I think he has Southern Rock 1 frame still hanging in a shed. Armon Furr told me where most of those bikes went over the years. Some parts are still at his shop. The frames and bodies evolved in design and materials from aluminum to carbon fiber. You can still get lots of race parts from Orangeburg Cycle shop. Eventually, old Harley motors weren’t strong enough for nitro-fuel bikes. Guys started building their own engines with custom billet cases and heads. “I think the first billet cases I got from Jim McClure,” Bill said. “Then we built our own cases. Bigger, heavier, stronger that what Jim had at the time.” For years Bill provided racers Continued On Page 46


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with engines and parts. The engine I remember was his 60 Degree Hammer Motor. “The 60-degree motor came about when Harley was developing the V-Rod. I thought if Harley was developing a 60-degree motor then that’s the direction we needed to go, too. Vance and Hines was building a 60-degree Pro Stock Motorcycle motor.” Marty and Jayne VandenHuevel run the American Motorcycle Racing Association and said some of the Bill Furr stories ain’t for public consumption. Again, I was there when this story happened. “I’ll never forget the first time he said to me, just before he ran, ‘When I win. If this thing is still running. I’m coming back up the track.’ Kinda took me by surprise a bit when he did it. That was the first of many trips he made backwards up the track on a Top Fuel Harley. Appropriately, I believe that was at Farmington,” Marty said. Yes, it was and the fans loved hearing that bike turn around and the poppity poppity poppity of nitro as Bill idled back to the starting line. Jay Turner currently dominates in Top Fuel Harley. He has won the National Hot Rod Association and International Hot Rod Association championships multiple times. He brings a team of the best Top Fuel Harleys to the strip and credits Furr with helping his start in the sport. “Bill put me on my first really fast bike. A Pro Fuel bike in about 1989. It was stock Sportster cases with iron heads and was his old bike,” Jay said. “We went to Rockingham for the

finals, I think it was 1994. I qualified number one on his bike in Pro Fuel, set the ET record, and beat him in the final round. Still to this day one of the greatest weekends I’ve had at the race track.” Bill has turned Orangeburg Cycle over to his son Armon, a and Armon is still racing and winning in Top Fuel Harley. He won the class at the AMRA National Finals at Rockingham last year. I sure wish more fans had been there to see Armon roaring down the strip into the setting sun. You can see the video on my You Tube Channel, Hickory Doc. I’ve cheered for him since his first summer on a Pro Dragster. He was racing against another Harley drag racing legend’s daughter, Kirsten Hopkins. “I thought it was cool of course,” said Armon about Bill’s induction. “One of the things I like about Dad is he started his shop in 1981 and said if I’m gonna have a shop in this town I have to have the fastest motorcycle in this town. That eventually turned into racing. He started out racing not knowing anything. Had to learn while he was doing it. He went and bought a lathe and learned machining. We still have that same lathe in the shop.” “One thing I’m so proud of my dad about is he started from no experience in racing and nitro and taught himself. He went from this tiny little lathe and teaching himself how to be a machinist and make parts to the great legacy he made himself in Continued On Page 48

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24th Annual Burlington H.O.G. And Down Home Harley-Davidson Hospice Bike Show

By: Scott Wicker Slightly warmer temperatures and no ice and snow brought out one of the largest turn outs for the 24th Annual Burlington H.O.G. Chapter Hospice Bike Show in its history. Many participants actually rode their motorcycles to get to the show due to the slightly warmer weather. The show, as usual, was held inside the Holly Hill Mall in Burlington on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th. Eighty Five entries represented 36 classes and categories to raise over $23,725 for Hospice of Alamance and Caswell Counties. This year’s total was one of the best in the show’s history. Throughout the shows history, it has raised over $350,000 in contributions. Donations were also raised through sales of 50/50 tickets, with most of the winnings donated back, and the Ladies of Harley Bake Sale. Each bike had a milk jug tied to the front wheel so spectators could make contributions by putting money in the jug of their favorite bike.

As in years past, everyone was allowed to raise contributions prior to the event. Trophies were awarded to those who raised the most in each class and also to those who raised the 2nd and 3rd highest amounts. All the bikes were also judged separately by a panel of judges making it two shows in one. The Softail Class had 15 entries and the Full Dresser Class had 11 entries. The Full Dresser Class had the most donations as a class. The Dyna Class was 2nd and the Softail Class was 3rd is very impressive for this highly competitive class. As in years past, the support was overwhelming. The members of the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter would like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, and contributors that made this year’s show such a success for Hospice of Alamance/Caswell Counties. A Special Thanks to all the members of the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter, Down Home Harley-Davidson, and the Holly Hill Mall. Congratulations to all of the winners and top finishers. Thanks to all that have contributed over the years to this great event!! Remember!! RIDE SAFE!!

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Ft. Bragg HD And Freedom Biker Church Chili Cook Off

By: Wendy Rogers February 24th was another great day for the Annual Chili Cook-off presented by Freedom Biker Church and Ft. Bragg HD. The weather was a little windy, but a good day to try over 20 types and styles of This Church chili! This is out growing event is held the present every year to help raise Church. money for the Church for a new building fund. This Church is out growing the present Church. There were 20 teams competing this year and there were about 360 judges in attendance. Many thanks to all of the volunteers that helped put this event together. Bill Johnson and Jennifer Phillips did the trophies and awards.

The winners were as follows: Ft. Bragg HOG Chapter Won First Place receiving a Trophy, $100 from Freedom Biker Church, and a $100 gift card from Ft. Bragg HD. Second Winner was Broken Chains - Bobbie McDuffie who received a trophy, $75 from Freedom Biker Church, and a $75 gift card from Ft. Bragg HD. Third place winner was Perry’s Chili scoring a trophy, $25 cash from Freedom Biker Church, and a $25 gift card from Ft Bragg HD. Alan and Marie Jackson of Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili took home the Best in Show Plaque, $25 cash from Freedom Biker Church, and a $25 gift card from Ft. Bragg HD. Pastor JD Tew from Freedom Biker Church welcomes anyone who doesn’t have a home Church to come join them at Freedom Biker Church located at 455 Rock Hill Road. Hangout time starts at 10am and the service starts at 10:45am. Learn more about Freedom Biker Church at FreedomBikerChurchFayetteville.com. Watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for future events in the Carolinas!

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Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson of Columbia, South Carolina earned the prestigious Gold Bar & Shield Circle of Excellence Award for 2017. Presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, this award is given to the top four dealerships in each U.S. Sales Market. Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson earned the award based on motorcycle and related product sales performance, customer service and satisfaction, and operational measures. “We’re proud to present this high honor to Gene and Betty Preston in recognition of the outstanding work being done at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson,” said Dave Cotteleer, Vice President and Managing Director for the United States. “Dealers like Gene and Betty Preston are a big reason why HarleyDavidson is one of the most respected and recognized brands in the world and why we enjoy having the loyalty and commitment of our riders.” Gold Bar & Shield award recipients, like Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, consistently elevate the brand by providing their customers with exceptional and authentic Harley-Davidson experiences. Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Columbia, SC, has been in business since April 2006. Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson has been presented with three Silver Award Bar & Shields and two Gold Award Bar & Shields since 2006.

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St. Patty’s Day With Tilley Harley-Davidson By: Grant Due to my DNA test last Christmas I have finally figured my love for all things beer. So, I was more that pleased to see Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury was hosting a St. Patty’s Day Party. The weather seemed to not be on our side, but quickly changed as bikes rolled in around Lots of good lunch. things happen at Fast Freddie Thompson was Tilley jamming on the stage with Irish Harley-Davidson theme music and adult beverages were available inside along with some damn fine hot dogs. all remaining winter wear was 50% off and everything in the store, with the exception of motorcycles, was 17% off! Man, it was packed in there. A friendly bag piper was even on hand playing some tunes as he strolled around the parking lot and store. Kids loved having pictures taken with him with all the Irish garb he had on. Looked real to me, but what do I know. I’m only 37% Irish according to Ancestry DNA. I heard the bell ring, signifying a new bike owner, more than a few times as the day rolled on. Eventually, I decided to hit the dusty trail. Lots of good things happen at Tilley Harley-

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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!!

Father O’Malley answers the phone. “Hello, is this Father O’Malley?” “It is.” “This is the IRS, can you help us out?” “I can.” “Do you know a Ted Houlihan?” “I do!” “Is he a member of your congregation?” “He is.” “Did he donate $10,000 to the church?” “He will!”

Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island. An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Esther, did we pay our VISA and MasterCard bills yet?” “No, sweetheart,” she responds. Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?” “Oh, no! I’m sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says. “One last thing Esther. Did you remember to send the estimate check to the IRS this quarter?” he asks. “Oh, forgive me, Abe,” begged Esther. “I didn’t send that one, either.” Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years. Esther pulls away and asks him, “What was that for?” Abe answers, “They’ll find us!”

arrived at her place which was just few miles away and, after a couple of cold beers and the bandaging, I thanked her and said, “I feel a lot better but I know my wife is going to be really upset so I’d better go now.” “Don’t be silly!” she said with a smile, while unbuttoning her blouse exposing the most beautiful set of boobs I’ve ever seen. “Stay for a while. She won’t know anything. By the way, where is she?” “Still in the ditch with my Harley, I guess.”

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A nice, calm, and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I would like to buy some cyanide.” The pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?” The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.” The pharmacist’s eyes got big and he exclaimed, “Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!” The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and said, “You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”

The daughter asks her Dad, “Dad, there is something that my boyfriend said to me that I didn’t understand. He is soooo in to his cars and said that I have a beautiful chassis, lovely airbags and a fantastic bumper. Her Dad said, “You tell your boyfriend that, if he opens your hood and tries Me buying a new phone: Store assistant: to check your oil with his dipstick, I will “So would you like the 16gb option or the tighten his lug nuts so hard that his head32gb option?” Me: “How many pictures lights will pop out and he will start leaking of my motorcycle is that?” oil out of his exhaust pipe!” A good friend of mine, after 7 years of medical school and training has been fired for one minor indiscretion. He slept with one of his patients and can no longer work in the profession. What a waste of time, effort, training and money. He’s still paying off his school loans. This just goes to show you, one minor mistake can ruin your life. Thoughts and prayers for him and his family. He really is a great guy and a brilliant veterinarian. Suddenly, over the public-address system, the Captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”

While riding my Harley, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head. Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful woman who asked, “Are you okay?” As I looked up, I noticed she was wearing a low-cut blouse with cleavage to die for. “I’m okay I think,” I replied as I pulled myself up to the side of the car to get a closer look. She said, “Get in and I’ll take you home so I can clean and bandage that nasty scrape on your head.” “That’s nice of you,” I answered, but I don’t think my wife will like me doing that! “Oh, come now, I’m a nurse,” she insisted. “I need to see if you have any more scrapes and then treat them properly.” Well, she was really pretty and very persuasive. Being sort of shaken and weak, I agreed, but repeated, “I’m sure my wife won’t like this.” We

After the eighty-three year old lady finished her annual physical examination, the doctor said, “You are in fine shape for your age, Mrs. Mallory, but tell me, do you still have intercourse?” “Just a minute, I’ll have to ask my husband,” she said... She stepped out into the crowded reception room and yelled out loud: “Henry, do we still have intercourse?” And there was a hush. You could hear a pin drop. Henry answered impatiently, “If I told you once, Irma, I told you a hundred times. What we have is, Blue Cross!” A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there’s a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He’s been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket toward the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back. “Oh my, I am so sorry,” the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. “Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you,” she says. They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theatre followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. She listens. After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap. They had a wonderful time. He stays for breakfast. The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed. Everything had been so incredible! “You know,” he said, “you are the perfect woman, are you this nice to every guy you meet?” “No,” she replies. . . “You just happened to catch my eye.”


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Bros and Bro-ettes Matthew 10:16 Behold I send you out as sheep in the mist of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 17- But beware of men for they will deliver up to the councils and scourge you in their synagogues.18: You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19: But when they deliver you up, do not worry about what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak. 20 - For it is not you who speaks, but the spirit of your Father who speaks to you. A testimony is a story of your life and what you have been brought out of, it’s not a group of church stories, it’s about yourself. A lot of people don’t like to talk about their life before Christ, but I have learned there are people that maybe going through some of the stuff you did and need to hear it. When Tank died, I said OK, I’m through with the ministry and I’m through with going to church (don’t ever tell God you’re not going to do something). God was stronger than I was. HLF was Tank’s ministry, it wasn’t mine. I used to tell people it was a thorn in my butt. Little did I know that the word was in my heart and the Lord had a different way for me. I used to tell everyone that I was just a roadie and pack mule for Tank, I just did the driving and carried his music and tapes. But come to find out I was in training to take over when the Lord called him home.

We are all the time asking Jesus for His help but we don’t want to help Him and do our part. Doing your part is giving your testimony. Your testimony is powerful and it defeats the Devil. Some may remember Tank and some won’t. Tank started writing this article when the magazine started. He was a great man of God and went around singing and preaching. We traveled somewhere every weekend. Went to a lot of rallies setting up tent and tables with Bibles and tracts. He continued to travel and speak until the day before he passed away. He got to do one last rally before he went home to be with Jesus. David helped us that week with our free breakfast at the campground. Tank had one of the best weeks he had in months. After he passed away I got this email from David. This is what it said. I’m especially grateful to God that I could spend the week with you guys at the Myrtle Beach Rally and work beside both of you ministering to the bikers at the campground. You both have truly been a blessing to me and many others, and I’m looking forward to work alongside of you again, because I know the Lord ain’t done with you yet. That was 12 years ago and we’re still at it. I still don’t like to get up in front of people to speak, but I will if the Lord tells me to. Sometimes I can’t tell what God has done for me without crying but people tell me that’s ok


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cause you can tell it’s from the Lord. One thing that stands out for me was when we went to the park at Myrtle Beach to feed the homeless, There was a lady that was cussing and blaming God for everything. Some of our guys tried to talk to her but she wasn’t going to listen. I just sat back and watched and prayed and asked God for my time with her. After a little while, I asked her to come with me, because I wanted to talk to her. She cussed me and said no, but finally she did. I told her it was time for her to shut up and listen to me. She was mad at God for taking her mother and grandma from her. I told her I knew what she was going through and told her about Tank’s sickness and what we went through. Finally, she came around and was very thankful for me and what I said to her. All you have to do is ask God to help you and put that right person in your pathway. Matthew 20: 32-33. Therefore, whoever confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in Heaven. 33- But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny before my Father who is in Heaven. Revelation 12:11. And they overcame Him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives to the death. In His Wind Ms. Pat

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are represented at this show so it reflects what a builder’s imagination can come up with. It is very competitive and many builders compete. Hank, owner of Widowmaker CDR, is a full-time builder. For a lot of the attendees it is a part time job. Hank likes competing in this event because it allows him to freely, and with whatever style he chooses, play on a level field. The builders judge each other and from what Hank has seen, these are honest people. They take the time to look at the work that has been put into the bike. Widowmaker CDR was in the freestyle class competing against 8 other high end bikes. There were about 30 bikes competing for the 2 top spots.in 4 classes, Freestyle, Retro Mod, Harley Mod, Custom Street. Hank took the second-place win at the show. He felt it was as rewarding as taking the 1st in his opinion, because the bike that won was a truly better, more unique bike. Surprisingly, the best part of the show is for him networking. Widowmaker CDR is a dealer for Yelvington USA and Suspension Technologies   selling suspension parts. Getting to take time with Kirsh 100 % American made helmets were just some of the vendors there that made it Hanks favorite favor. You will be able to purchase those American made helmets from Widow Maker very soon! Widowmaker also was on stage performing some tech to the audience and streaming live to thousands of viewers. Now, the big cherry on this fabulous Sunday - by taking runner up, he has been invited to compete in the Nationals next January in Chicago. Widowmaker will be competing against all the winners from the rest of the series that will be taking place through the course of the next year all over the US. The winner of that can win up to $70,000 in cash and prizes. So, Hank said, “That’s kind of a big deal! Since he is invited, he can show up with a new build or any bike of his choosing. So just remember, one day you might see Hank and say, “Hey, I know that guy! Because he IS a rock star at bike building.


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24th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty is once again revving up his Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America for the 24th year in a row. As one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, the ride will travel down the East Coast this spring for the first time since 2011. Starting in Portland, Maine on May 5 and ending in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 11, Petty will lead 225 participants, including a record of more than 25 new riders, through nine states in seven days. Presented for the sixth consecutive year by Manheim®, North America’s leading provider of used vehicle services, the ride will travel 1,200 miles to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Dubbed by Petty as “The Americana Tour,” this year’s route features many bucket list stops, sights and activities for participants – including victory laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway, the hallowed grounds of Woodstock, tours of the Martin Guitar Factory, Harley-Davidson Factory, and Petty Museum, a visit to Manheim, Pennsylvania—the world’s largest auto auction, and so much more. But perhaps the most exciting part of the 2018 Ride will be its homecoming and finale celebration at Victory Junction. “It’s been more than seven years since we’ve been to the East Coast. We heard the requests of both our riders and fans, and we’re excited to deliver a special route full of incredible surprises and experiences, like riding through Shenandoah National Park – which will be the 13th National Park visited

on the ride,” said Petty. “We’ll also be ending the ride at Camp this year, which always brings everything full circle. Year after year, all the miles we travel are for the kids at Victory Junction. They’re the reason we ride.” Spectators along the 2018 route are encouraged to attend one of the Ride’s seven overnight stops or daily fuel stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase memorabilia and make donations. “Giving back is a big priority for Manheim and our parent company Cox, so we are thrilled to sponsor the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America once again this year,” said Grace Huang, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “We’re excited that this year’s route will bring riders to the largest auto auction location in the world—our very own Manheim, Pennsylvania—where we look forward to welcoming everyone and rallying together to support this worthwhile cause.” Because of the ride, 8,085 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. Last year alone, the ride raised $1.3 million and sent 100 children to Camp. Victory Junction has served as the ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam. Among the celebrities participating in this year’s Ride are NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty; NASCAR legends Harry Gant, Hershel McGriff, and Donnie Allison, current NASCAR driver David Ragan, former NASCAR driver and ESPN racing analyst Ricky Craven, former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner (1982) Herschel Walker, Heisman Trophy winner (1980) and Super Bowl champion (XXII) George Rogers, and NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Krista Voda, 24th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Schedule: Rutledge Wood, and Rick Allen. “What started as Kyle and a few friends • Day 1, Saturday, May 5 – Portland, Maine to Albany, New York just having a good time, riding to-and-from • Day 2, Sunday, May 6 – Albany, New York to Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania racetracks, has turned into something so • Day 3, Monday, May 7 – Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania to Lancaster, Pennsylvania much more. It’s still a way for everyone • Day 4, Tuesday, May 8 – “Off Day” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to have a good time, but to also do some • Day 5, Wednesday, May 9 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Winchester, Virginia good,” said Kyle’s father Richard Petty. • Day 6, Thursday, May 10 – Winchester, Virginia to Hot Springs, Virginia “Because of these riders and fans, so many deserving kids get to have life-changing • Day 7, Friday, May 11 – Hot Springs, Virginia to Greensboro, North Carolina experiences at Victory Junction.” Continued To Page 78


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always free of charge. As a not-for-profit organization, the The 2018 Ride is made possible by presenting sponsor camp operates solely through the support of generous individManheim, as well as Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson Motor uals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide Company, Dodge Law, Racing Electronics, WinCraft Racthis experience at no charge to children and their families. ing, FLUIDYNE Racing Products, Petty Family Foundation, Since the camp’s inception, more than 26,600 children and Headbands of Hope, Piedmont Moving Systems, WileyX, and families have received not only a circle of support but experiGoody’s. ences thought to only be possible by healthy children. Victory About Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network Led by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petof Camps founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the ty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is an annual rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To cross-country motorcycle trek that raises funds and awareness learn more, please visit www.victoryjunction.org. for Victory Junction. The ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 24th year, more than 8,175 riders have logged 11.9 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $18 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities. About Victory Junction Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to Keep up with Petty and the Ride on social media at the following accounts: 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty • Facebook: www.facebook.com/kpcharityride and www.facebook.com/kylepetty45 and his family in honor of their son Adam, • Instagram: www.instagram.com/kpcharityride and www.instagram.com/kylepetty the camp is located in Randleman, North • Twitter: www.twitter.com/kpcharityride and www.twitter.com/kylepetty Carolina. Victory Junction exists to proFor more information about the ride or to donate, please visit vide life-changing camping experiences www.kylepettycharityride.com. that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment,


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Kenny Vaughan Memorial Ride By: Veronica Cavanaugh & Alan Dockery Recently, the newest member of the Hickory Riding Club lost his battle with cancer. Kenny Vaughan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Married to Janice Vaughan for 16 years, they enjoyed riding motorcycles together in their free time. Kenny was the newest member of the Hickory Riding Club but spent many weekends with them prior to his joining in January. Kenny never met a stranger. He was always there to lend a helping hand or give the shirt off his back. He loved and was loved by so many. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Cancer when they found a tumor in his large intestines. He fought the toughest fight that he could but lost his battle on February 26, 2018. His benefit ride turned into a memorial ride to honor this amazing man. Clubs from surrounding counties, friends and family joined to ride on March 10th to raise money to help with expenses for the funeral, and, my, what a beautiful day it was. Rolling Saints RC, Tenth Legion MC, Hickory Riding Club, Bad Company Speed Shop, BACA, and several others came together in mass brotherhood to help this family out. Kenny’s memory will live on in his wife, son, grandkids, family, and friends as he was a bright light to so many. The family would like to thank each and every individual that came out to ride in his memory, he would have been so proud

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of all that was done for him. A Fun Club Hopping Ride Day Doc’s Notes -- Some days you take off to ride. Ride lots of miles. Stop for a quick beer, Vienna’s, and nabs. Don’t hang out at the bar, ride, and other times you love a local, bar-hopping, race-around-town-with-friends day of riding. The Kenny Vaughan Memorial Ride Dice Roll was a club hopping day. A pretty Saturday early in March means bikers want to ride. As I rolled up to John’s Tavern there was already a crowd. This little place down by the river is the oldest beer joint in Hickory. It serves as the Lone Eagles club house since members are usually there. Weren’t nobody in a hurry. About the time of last bike out, we were finally leaving. From John’s, folks dashed across the A pretty river, through Granite Falls and to the Rolling Saints RC club house. Saturday early Good folks. I see them sponsorin March means ing and supporting good causes in bikers want to the area. Back to Hickory and the ride Tenth Legion MC clubhouse. Nice place that I think used to be an old barbeque joint. From there it was a leisurely ride across town to Bad Company’s shop. The day ended at the Hickory Riding Club’s place in the country. They have the coolest old school clubhouse. Like something you see in the 1970’s “B” grade biker movies. Folks hung out for a great potluck supper and cold beverages. My friend Kristen Yost won the dice roll and donated it back to the cause. It’s always fun hanging out with old biker buddies on a Saturday afternoon. Ride in Peace, Kenny.


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

April 2018 - Issue237  

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