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Table Of Contents Issue #235

PAGE 16 MOTUS USA

PAGE 28 The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 20 th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day, Oyster Roast, and Party

20th ATTEMPT

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Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - Outer Banks Bike Week.............................7 Weekly Bike Nights...........................................................9 Quotable Quote................................................................13 Weekly Live Music............................................................13 Ride America Tours..........................................................14 Windjammers 29th Annual Toy Run...................................16 A New Name In Raleigh NC.............................................20 Lobby Day 2018 Columbia, SC........................................22 Joe Pigg (1961 - 2017).....................................................24 Statesville CMA Forming Chapter Delivers A Merry Christmas..............................................26 MOTUS USA....................................................................28 Spartan Kryptea, A Book Review.....................................30 The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 20th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day, Oyster Roast, and Party.........................33 New Jewel In The Queen City..........................................35 Thornley Takes Two 2017 Championships.......................36 10th Annual Polar Bear Ride Benefiting The Onslow County Soup Kitchen...........................................40 Red Knight’s Chapter 21 January Ride............................44 Richner Takes AMRA Super Comp Title...........................48 Thunderzone....................................................................52 8th Annual Wreaths Across America..................................54 Spokes & Jokes................................................................56 Harley-Davidson Footwear - Bradbrook...........................58 People & Places...............................................................60 Want a Change?...............................................................62 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................65

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Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner Mark@FTCarolinas.com

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

Lincoln Infield

Layout / Design / Webmaster Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com

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Office Manager Renea@FTCarolinas.com

Sales Staff Grant, Lincoln, Alan, Wendy, Scott, Kathy & Ron, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, EZ, Gary, Ricky, Caroline, Trisha, Meredith, Kickstart, Donut, Brian, Mark C. Beth, Bill, John, Chef Ray, David,

Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Caroline, Buzz, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, Chi Force, Tazz, Kris Weiss, Peter Weinrich, Maggie, Rick Gammons, Kickstart & Donut, Stretch, Alan Dockery, Gary Steelman, Wally Wersching, Bill Gallaway

Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Buzz, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, Wally Wersching, Caroline, Ms. Pat, Tazz, Kris Weiss, Peter Weinrich, Maggie, Rick Gammons, Kickstart & Donut, Stretch, Alan Dockery, Gary Steelman, Wally Wersching, Bill Gallaway

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here are only two things on my mind this time of year – better riding weather and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 20th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day, Oyster Roast, and Party. The weather is sure to improve as the days get longer and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar has already begun to expand as evidence that others agree with my forecast. First, though, we are going to party! This year’s Fear Of February party is a “home coming” of sorts since Double D Burnout Saloon, formerly Full Throttle Saloon (the ORIGINAL) located at 1408 East Mountain Street in Kernersville, NC will host the event on February 10th from noon to 6pm. This is the location of the 1st FOF Party. This is a great location that has plenty of paved bike parking, lots of room out back with a deck, a stage, and a fire pit. They have renovated the interior to suit our lifestyle and have all ABC permits so you can get anything you want. Rukus will be providing the music. This year, as in the past couple of years, the Karney Law Firm will sponsor the oysters and be there with Karney Law calendars, along with Smokin’ HarleyDavidson. Hayes Jewelers “The King Of Diamonds” of Lexington sponsors the diamond heart pendant and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine is responsible for the 55” 4K Flat Screen TV that will go home with some lucky person. Our “Deal of the Day”, is an event t-shirt and 5 raffle tickets, will be available, too. These ALWAYS sell out, so be sure get yours early. We always bring “Little Orifice Annie” along and play a bike game called “Hitter In The Shitter”. The object is to give Annie a poke with a pool noodle from a moving motorcycle. I think you get the idea. If you haven’t seen this one, you gotta be there. We even provide a mini bike so everyone who wants to can play. There are several motels nearby, so if you are from out of town, come on and have a big time. Spend the night and do not worry about getting home or a DUI. Consider this your personal invitation to The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February, 20th Attempt, Pre-Daytona, Valentines Day Party, and Oyster Roast. We say attempt because each year, we attempt to pull this off and so far we have been successful 19 out of 20 times. This is an adult venue. Everyone is welcome EXCEPT if you are under 21 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS. Be our guests. It is a free event with free oysters (as long as they last), fun, games, and music. What else could you ask for? Sunshine and warm temperatures!

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2018 is published monthly and no reproduction of any content is permitted except by prior express written approval of Mark D. Infield, Publisher, Editor, & CEO. Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors in ads beyond the cost of space occupied by error. Publisher is not liable for: any slandering of an individual or group, as we mean no malice or individual criticism at any time. We are not responsible for the opinions or comments of our columnists. The advertisers are solely responsible for content of their ads, promises, and coupons, or any lack of fulfillment thereof. Publisher is also to be held harmless from: failure to produce any issue as scheduled due to reasons beyond control; all suits, claims or loss of expenses; including but is not limited to: suits for libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. Publisher does not promote excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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FEB 3 PRE-THE BIG GAME TAILGATE PARTY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. All day, food, drinks, games, prizes. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. FEB 3 H-D NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261. FEB 3 HOW TO DETAIL YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261. FEB 3 PREGAME THE SUPER BOWL Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC 11am-3pm. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. FEB 4 6TH ANNUAL COOK-OFF VFW #9899 2923 Archdale Rd., High Point, NC. 2pm. $5 to enter, $3 all you can eat. 336-431-1106. FEB 4 SUPERBOWL PARTY Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. 336-650-0290. FEB 10 20TH ATTEMPT THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE FEAR OF FEBRUARY PARTY Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain Rd., Kernersville. 12-6. Free oysters, diamond pendant raffle, TV raffle, live music, games, giveaways, event t-shirts & more! www.fullthrottlemagazine.com Mark Infield mark@ftcarolinas.com 336885-5400.

FEB 10 115TH ANNIVERSARY GEAR WORKSHOP Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261. FEB 10 MARDI GRAS & VALENTINE DAY EVENT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11-3, free food, door prizes, games. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. FEB 10 3RD ANNUAL HOG CHILI COOK OFF Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. 11am-2pm, blood drive 10am-2:30, $10/compete, $5/judge, cash prize. Portion of proceeds go to our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Sponsored by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. Keegan.wright@coxs-hd.com 336-629-2415. FEB 10 PRE-VALENTINE DAY RUN Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center, Columbia, SC. Reg 10:45-11:45, KSU 12, $5/ rider. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. FEB 10 CAUSE WE CAN MUSIC CONCERT Centennial Club 340 N Main St., Gaston, SC. 6pm-2am. Live music, food truck. Sponsored by Archie’s Custom Cycles. 803—5684221. FEB 10 ANNUAL POLAR BEAR BENEFIT O’Kelly’s 10201 Garners Ferry Rd., Eastover, SC. First out 12, $10/sgl, $15/dbl, 50/50. Benefits Tucker Veterans Home. Darwin Flagg 803-467-5117.

FEB 11 15TH ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST Richard’s Bar & Grill 2237 Hwy 17 N., Mt. Pleasant, SC. $15/ person, live music, people’s choice bike show. Rain or sign. Presented by East Cooper ABATE. Benefits motorcycle rights in SC. Panhead Ron 843-345-3799. FEB 14 KILL CUPID VALENTINES PARTY Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. 704277-0268. FEB 17 BOOM! AUDIO WORKSHOP Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261. FEB 17 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 336-6632795. FEB 17 KIDS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER CHILI COOK-OFF Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. FEB 17 WINTER OPEN HOUSE SEMINARS Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. FEB 17 MARDI GRAS AFTER PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 5pm-7pm. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433.

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FEB 17 IT’S CHILI-LET’S RIDE Skeeter’s 2544 S Lake., Lexington, SC. Gather 12pm to ride to ABATE CWC Chili Cook Off., cash prize, raffle. 803-708-1870.

FEB 24 MIKE’S COWBOY CHILI CHALLENGE Sons of the South Saloon, 3007 1st Ave SW, Hickory, NC. Outside wood fired chili contest. 828855-3097, 828-327-8555.   

FEB 18 DAYTONA BEACH PARTY JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC.

FEB 24 DIAPER RUN Pilot 909 Hyatt St., Gaffney SC. KSU 11. Benefits the Cherokee Pregnancy Center. All vehicles welcome. Michael Crawford 864-490-3809.

FEB 21 VETERANS COFFEE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10-11am. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. FEB 22 GARAGE PARTY Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 6:30-8, food & vendors 5:30-6:30. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. FEB 24 OBX HD HOG CHILI COOK OFF Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy Harbinger, NC. Set up 11-11:30, tasting 12, awards 1. $5/tasting, free entry. Proceeds support OBX HOG Charities. www. outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866. FEB 24 POLAR BEAR RUN Hwy 55 Burgers 987-G East St., Pittsboro, NC 27312. Reg 11 KSU 12. Rain date Mar 3 Proceeds benefit our Military families during their time of need. Mike 919-630-8626. FEB 24 ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-1. Sponsored by Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson and Freedom Biker Church. Kellie Tew 910-567-2221. FEB 24 BLUETOOTH HEADSET WORKSHOP & RIDES OF MARCH SIGNUP Tobacco Road HarleyDavidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261.

FEB 24 ALR CHAPTER 193 BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER Zorba’s of Chapin 1260 Chapin Rd., Chapin, SC. 7:30-10, $10. Benefits veteran, youth and community causes. 803732-9569. FEB 24-25 24TH ANNUAL ALL HARLEY BIKE SHOW Holly Hill Mall 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8:30-11:30, $20, 50/25/25, raffles, bake sale. Sponsored by Burlington H.O.G. & Down Home Harley-Davidson. Benefits the Hospice League of Alamance/Caswell Co. William 336-266-6761 or 336227-1261. MAR 3 13TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70E., New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060. MAR 9-18 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK Rides, rodeos, concerts, swap meets, camping, racing. www. officialbikeweek.com, www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. MAR 10 RELAY FOR LIFE AND CAMP CAREFREE POKER RUN Beach House Harley-Davidson 4919 Ocean Hwy West, Shallotte, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 escorted ride, $25/ sgl $10/pass, food, raffle, entertainment. Sponsored by Shallotte Elks Lodge #2854. Bob Kordiak 910-6127528.

MAR 17 CHILI COOK-OFF Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Teams arrive 10am, starts 11am, voting ends 2pm, $1/vote. Benefits supporting your local HOG club. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511. MAR 17 GENE PRESTON’S B-DAY CELEBRATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center, Columbia, SC. www.thunertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. MAR 17 BESSIE STRINGFIELD PEP RALLY Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Elgin, SC. Giveaways, raffles, vendors, prep for Bessie Springfield Ride. ThunderKat 254-833-3947. MAR 17 RIDE WITH THE KING OF KINGS Frontline Biker Church 7728 Hwy 341 Kershaw, SC. Bike show reg 10, music, vendors, games, raffles, door prizes, food. Jennifer or Joseph 803-243-1614 or 803-9831046. MAR 24 CABIN FEVER RIDE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11, first out 12, $10/rider $/pass. Benefits Veterans Home in Kinston, NC. www. sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. MAR 24 5TH ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW & HOT DOG COOK OFF Western Dynasty 142 N. Main St., Boiling Springs, NC. Bike Show reg 12, $20/entry, vendors $25, judging 3pm, cooking 12pm, judging 2pm. Benefits CRKA!. Presented by Cleveland County Independent Bikers. Rain date Mar 31st. Bender 828-437-7074, Pad 704-300-5187.

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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

THURSDAY 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

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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 SKEETER’S BAR 2544 S. Lake Dr, Lexington SC 803-708-1870 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 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

SUNDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192. Live Music SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555


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MAR 24 2ND ANNUAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CHARITY RIDE New Dixie Mart-Top of the Hill Gaston 100 Pleasant Hill Rd., Gaston, NC. 9am Meet / Greet, KSU 1pm $30/bike, food. Prizes. Insurance, valid ID, registration required. Rain date March 31. Denise 252-537-4126, 252-9042338 or dwilliams@newdixieoil.com. MAR 24 3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE FOR MUSH PAUL 5531 Edmund Hwy, Lexington, SC. First out 11, last out 1, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefits Ronald McDonald House. 803-755-8167. MAR 24 IN-VEST USA POKER RUN Carolina Ale House 277 Columbiana Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $10/pass. Food, live music, 50/50. David 803-719-6219. MAR 24 23RD ANNUAL PAINE MEMORIAL RUN Pete Hill Motorcycles 1401 W Blue Ridge Dr., Greenville, SC. 12pm. ABATE of SC, Greenville Chptr 864-271-0528. MARCH 24-25 45TH ANNUAL CBA SPRING SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704455-6245. MAR 25 A.J. SMITH (SMITTY) MEMORIAL 10TH ANNUAL VET FEST FUN RUN Patriots Hall Musuem 13 Short St. Walhalla, SC. KSU 12. Oconee ABATE MG Fieseler 563349-4018. MAR 25-26 DEMO RIDE EVENT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. www.downhomeharley.com 336-2271261. MAR 30 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsport 44 N. Broad St., Angier, NC. 919-639-5511.

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MAR 31 RIDE FOR MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS Market Place Mall 2101 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC. KSU 12:30pm, Free Ride. Join us in letting motorists know that motorcycles are everywhere all year long. Sponsored by Biker Trash Nation & The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Wayne Pinnix 336-464-6202. MAR 31 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY Swamp Dogs Clubhouse 18929 Main Hwy, Olar, SC. Gates open 11, vendors, food, DJ, auction, honor ceremony, special guest. 803507-7767. APR 7 FELLOWSHIP RIDERSDIAN CURRAY LUNG TRANSPLANT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 10:30-12. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. APR 7 6TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-2. Kellie Tew 910-567-2221.

APR 8 ANGELA’S RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. www.coxsharley.com 336-629-2415. 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 14 PUBLIC SAFETY EXPO Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11am-3pm www.downhomeharley. com 336-227-1261. APR 14 10th ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Live music, raffles, auction, 50/50, food. Kay 336-437-2099, Terri 336-380-6892, Lucky’s 336-570-1050. APR 14 IN-VEST USA POKER RUN Timm’s Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. David 803-719-6219.

APR 7 SYDNEY POVISH FUNDRAISER Cox’s Double Eagle HarleyDavidson 7540 HWY 15-501 S., West End, NC. KSU 10, $15/rider $5/ pass, raffle, 50/50, vendors. Souls of Service LE/PS MC. 910-721-5599.

APR 14 6TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR A LIFE United Cerebral Palsy of SC 1101 Harbor Dr., West Columbia, SC. Reg 9 KSU 11. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy. www.ucpsc.org/ events!.

APR 7 ORPHAN RUN Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Reg 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl. Proceeds to benefit Sacred Selections. Presented by Disciple Christian MC. www.disciplecmc.com 704-607-8434.

APR 14-15 EUROBIKE 2018 Historic City Market 300 Parham St., Raleigh, NC. 9-3, Bike show, Euro, café racers, brats, scramblers, raffle, vendor booths, food trucks. Do the Ton Triangle, Scot Dail dothetontriangle@mail.com Selmisha Green eurobikeraleigh@gmail.com 919525-1159.

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


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11 APR 21 CHANGE FOR CHILDREN POKER RUN Carly C’s 1688 Main St., Laurinburg, NC. KSU 11, $40/ sgl $45/dbl. Jodi Anderson 910-2763333 ext. 308. APR 21 RELAY FOR LIFE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. 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 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.

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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 21-28 OUTER BANKS MUSIC FEST Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. Music festival, vendors, regional food. http://tickets.msentertainmentllc.com. 252-338-8866. 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, kids games, live music, vendors, food. Benefits Camp Celebrate a special camp for burned children, David Nance dnancewindstream.net 919-3539684, 919-776-5642.


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APR 28 RIDE FOR THE KIDS MoonRunners 1506 US 70 Hwy W Garner, NC. Reg 10-11:30 KSU 12, $20/bike, food, door prizes, 50/50, live music. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Hosted by No Rules Riders. Mike Rigotty 919-6147804. APR 28 KIDS PATH BIKE SHOW/ POKER RUN Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Live music, 50/50, raffles, food, prizes. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. APR 28 KERI EFIRD RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. www.coxsharley.com 336-629-2415. APR 28 CVMA 15-9 SPRING KICKOFF RIDE Cox Double Eagle HarleyDavidson 7540 NC Hwy 15-501 S., Pinehurst, NC. Reg 9. David “Negan” Hinze pro.cvmanc15.9@gmail.com 910-336-6635. 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 COTTONTOWN CREW KNUCKLE RUN Disciple Christian MC 1304 Sunset Blvd. Ste 1040 West Columbia, SC. Reg 9. 803-3990014. MAY 4-6 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101. MAY 5 DUFFY’S RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAY 6 2018 TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Recreation Area; Jordan Lake State Park 558 Beaver

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By Wally Wersching On Saturday, December 16th, the Windjammers Motorcycle Club held their 29th Annual Toy Run for the Cleveland County Children’s Homes. There was a real air of anticipation. Everyone in the area looks forward to the Windjammers Toy Run. It’s a time to meet old friends, and to make new ones, too. I anxiously watched the weather for the week before the run. The temps on Saturday were starting out in the mid 20’s, and would be in the lower 50’s by late afternoon. The sun was shining, so God was watching over the Toy Run again this year. The Windjammer’s Toy Run is an all-day event. It starts at 7:30AM with breakfast at the clubhouse with lots of hot coffee, donuts, homemade sausage, livermush, and biscuits. From there, it goes to the “Gathering Place” - the Cleveland Mall parking lot in Shelby. At 1PM, the parade, with police escort, goes to one of the Cleveland County Children’s Homes – Aaron’s House west of Shelby. To end the experience, it’s back to the clubhouse for free BBQ and fixin’s, along with live music.

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A New Name In Raleigh NC By: Kris Weiss With a new era comes a new name, Tobacco Road HarleyDavidson. For 35 years Ray Price Harley-Davidson has been a staple in Raleigh, North Carolina. The dealership has been a destination for many people, some of whom have been customers for nearly as long as the operation has been in Raleigh. Ray and Jean ran the dealership hand in hand until Ray passed away in December of 2015. For the last two years Jean and her daughter, Robin, have been overseeing the operations of the store along with Mark Hendrix, the General Manager. The business has run smoothly for the last two years, but in recent months Jean started to think about retirement. After processing the many offers of those wanting to purchase the longtime successful dealership, Jean decided on a family friend who owns two other Harley-Davidson® stores in Arizona. John Morotti has known the Price family since he started in

the Harley® world over 17 years ago. John’s philosophy towards the business is to keep things going with the same team in place. “Changes will take place”, says Mark Hendrix, “but a lot of things will stay the same.” Referring to the great people already working at the dealership and offering the same great service Ray Price HarleyDavidson was known for is what Hendrix means. One of the

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Lobby Day 2018 Columbia, SC By: Kickstart & Donut Hats off to ABATE of South Carolina. We had a great turnout and a great day to enjoy a great cause. We all met for a meet and greet at The Carolina Ale House for breakfast at 7:30 am. We had speakers to start the day out with a presentation from 8:30-9:00 am by Bill Taylor, Bill Fuller, and Chad Fuller to discuss legislative items. At 9am we had 2 shuttles provided by Carolina Honda (Southern Shuttles LLC) to take everyone to the state house. At 9:30 we meet outside of the Governor’s office for a group picture. Then around 9:45 we then took a walk to deliver the ABATE magazines to our legislators and talk with them. Around 12 pm we all gathered to fill the balconies for the opening of the session. At 1:45 we took the shuttle back to Carolina Ale House for lunch provided by The Motorcycle Law Group. At 2:30 there was a prize ceremony and a word from guest speaker Attorney Tom McGrath.

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Joe Pigg (1961 - 2017) By: Rick Gammons December 4, 1961 the world was “blessed” with a man named Joe Pigg. He became quite a character over the years and when I had the privilege of meeting Joe a couple years ago, I had a feeling it was going to be on....and it was! It always is when a couple of boogers get together! I met Joe at Joe’s Pigg Pen (aka - Archdale Drive Thru) the bar he owned, while soliciting his business. He sat me down, bought me a beer and asked how Full Throttle Magazine could help him. I told him and he came on board with us. That was not all. Joe was covered with mischievousness. He was loud and proud. He and his buds played video bowling a lot, and I mean a lot. Joe was good at it and there was constant friendly bantering during the entire game. Joe always said, “Hate the game, not the player!” The Pigg Pen was just the right kind of place for everyday people and bikers. Just the right type of place where you could feel comfortable all the time. Joe was a longtime biker and he loved to ride. I could usually tell if he was at the bar because his bike was parked beside, often! Unfortunately, the motorcycle led to his demise. He, and another biker brother were riding into town. His front wheel dropped off the edge of the pavement and he, and the motorcycle were pitched wildly. He suffered back injuries and had no feelings in his hands

and feet. He was taken to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he started recuperation and therapy. This went on for quite some time. One morning, I was on Facebook and saw where one of my buds had posted the passing of Joe Pigg. I was stunned. I was speechless. My newest friend was gone! His wife, Karen and I had spoken the night before on his progress with therapy. I had hopes, but unbekownst to me, he had contracted pneumonia. During the night one of his lungs collapsed. The stress of trying to get him stable was more than his heart could take and he died, moments before Karen got there. She collapsed when she heard the news. One of this area’s best personalities was gone. Even now, it’s still hard to deal with. And I cannot imagine the grief that Karen is going through. Keep her in your prayers and, if you know her, call her with with support. Joe has moved on and is now on the highway to forever, along with some of our buds that have ridden out ahead of the rest of us. As more bikers pass, it is comforting to know that when it is my time to cruise that highway, I will be with good company. Keep the highway hot, bud. I will see you again one day.

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By: WildThing Attention lovers of biker Frank Kane (former chief enforcer of the now defunct Spartan MC East Coast) stories, a third installment awaits you. And…you won’t be disappointed. Author John F. Saunders has spun another masterful tale of the intrigue that surrounds Frank Kane like the proverbial dark cloud. It is somewhat useful to have read the first two Frank Kane novels, The Last Spartan and Spartan Negotiator. You would then be aware of Frank’s previous exploits and have a little insight into his character and demeanor. However, Spartan Kryptea can also serve as a stand-alone legend that is quite exciting with the twisting plot, fast moving action, history flashbacks to Frank’s time with the Spartans, and their affinity to Greek mythology. The early chapters set the stage and the cast of characters that will invade Frank Kane’s life in this volume. He is making good on his promise to some young friends to take them on a vacation to the Bahamas. As anyone who has been to this luxurious resort built on a coral archipelago of 700 islands in the Atlantic, will be able to form a mental picture of the scenes related in the story. Inject the enforcer with a history, Frank Kane, and sit back and watch the fireworks. Specifically, bad guys from Frank’s past have come out of the woodwork with lighted matches, bent on setting off the

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New Jewel In The Queen City By: Stretch In 2016 Angelo Greco had a vision for an old club on the West Side of Charlotte, NC. In this industrial area he saw a biker bar without restrictions like neighbors or noise ordinances. A place that could revive this side of town and give riders a destination to congregate and make new friends. All his energy went into renovating and restoring this old building. All his hard work, along with many friends gave his dream life on the West Side. With a soft opening, he started something that in his first year of business has taken over the West Side! Tank Town Tavern has really out done itself in it’s first year by adding the new patio with outside bars and a stage in the parking lot. Live music on the stage outside has been a BIG hit through out 2017 and now bands are calling him wanting to be on the stage. Bands from all over have pleased the many riders that come to Tank Town. Tank Town Tavern has been host to MANY events helping the riding community including benefits for kids, animals and victims of violent attacks. Tank Town Tavern has never asked for anything in return other than giving of their time and place to help!!

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In January of 2017 I spoke with Angelo about doing some advertising with The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magizine. He agreed that we would make a good fit for what he wanted to accomplish. Since this time he has seen his business take off like he never imagined like taking in an average of 30 new membership applications per week. People from all over the Carolinas ride for hours to check out this jewel known as Tank Town Tavern. 2018 promises to be BIGGER and BETTER at Tank Town Tavern. So make Tank Town Tavern a place to visit this year. Angelo and staff have promised big things going on this year. So check out Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for events coming to Tank Town Tavern. Here’s the first event already planned by Tank Town Tavern for 2018. Tank Town Tavern is Hosting it’s SPRING FEVER BASH on April 21st. Many things will be happening. So keep your copy of Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine handy. Oh, did I mention that Tank Town Tavern has invited Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine to take part at the SPRING FEVER BASH? So with that said, keep looking for what we may do at Tank Town Tavern! It promises to be FUN!

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Thornley Takes Two 2017 Championships Story and photo by Alan Dockery Nitro Granny has done it again. Janette Thornley of Statesville, NC, has taken two more national motorcycle drag racing championships. In 2017, she took the Pro Fuel title for the American Drag Racing League and the prestigious championship in the American Motorcycle Racing Association. In six seasons racing a Pro Fuel Harley as Dream Chaser Racin’, Janette has won four national championships. Other women have raced and won and taken titles on nitro bikes, but I think Janette is the winningest. She is certainly a Harley racing hero to women and men who cheer her down the strip. Buddy Foss keeps the Johnny Vickers Hawaya Racing built

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10th Annual Polar Bear Ride Benefiting The Onslow County Soup Kitchen By: Tazz Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Association (VEMA) Jacksonville, NC Chapter were scheduled to meet Saturday, January 13th @ 10 am at Check Point 1. This was our 5th year attending. The sun was out and the temperature was around 45°, however, the brisk wind made it a little unpleasant. It felt like 40° with the wind. Never the less, I started up my 2012 H-D Ultra Limited with a little struggle. After engine was warm to touch, I moved to the end of my driveway. The flags caught my eye and took a selfie with Old Glory and our Marine Corps Flag flapping in the wind. (Photo -Tazz with beautiful flags) Once I arrived at Check Point 1, we waited for the rest of the chapter to arrive. The truck pulled up with all the donations we picked up. After our meet and greet, we did our safety brief, said a prayer and we mounted our bikes and were off to the event. As we arrived there was a CMA chapter member providing directions for lining up and parking the motorcycles. It seemed we were the first big chapter to arrive. We parked our bikes, did our meet and greet and were off to the unloading area for the donations. Once we were given our area we noticed it was marked by our chapter name, VEMA. That was a great feeling and we realized we will never miss this event and have made it one of our annual events.

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Richner Takes AMRA Super Comp Title Story and photo by Alan Dockery I don’t remember the year, but do know where I first met Keith Richner. He and a few friends rode into Atlanta Dragway and camped next to us. Since we brought vehicles and came ready to party, welcomed them to join us. I soon realized these guys were serious fans and had been to most of the races I attend. We quickly became friends and soon I was seeing Keith roar down the strip.  In 2017 he took the American Motorcycle Racing Association National Championship in the Super Comp Class. That’s the quickest of the Sportsman Index Classes running on an 8.90 second index in the quarter mile. The quicker you go, the harder it is to hit that number. And the more it costs to race and break parts. Keith also is one of those riders who I run into at a variety of motorcycle events. Some of my biker buddies are into all kinds of ways to enjoy motorcycles. Keith and his friends are Roosters and can be found camped near the creek at Riders’ Roost in Ferguson, NC. Will never forget the first Smoke Out at Rockingham when they made the biggest pile of

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tank ever sold by Harley-Davidson – the single-filler Super Glide tank. “We made a frame from a Fat Boy chassis with extended swing arm, wheelie bars and my signature red and black 1970’s Super Glide tank and powered by an S&S 126 CI engine. I ran Super Gas (9.70 in AHDRA and 9.90 in AMRA) and eventually Top Eliminator (9.30) once I figured out how to make it faster by upping the cubic inches to 145. Many thanks to my engine builder and helper Dyno Joe Harris of C&C Thunder in Cowpens, SC.” “The need for speed quickly overtook me and I had Gregg Dahl from GMS build me a new lightweight and geometrically correct chassis. I kept the same general look and numerous parts, only light and fast. That bike will run mid 8’s today,” Keith said. In 2014 the AMRA reinstated the Super Comp Class. Keith took the national championship that year. He finished fourth in the national points in 2015 and second in points in 2016. “I have had a pretty successful run in Super Comp and haven’t missed a single event in the past six years,” he said. Look for Keith at AMRA races this year as he works on keeping that Number One plate on the Super Comp bike. Plus he is running my favorite class Outlaw Street. “During the off season between 2015 and 2016, I built an Outlaw Street bike for a new challenge. I bit off one heck of a mouthful with that! I think I am the only one in the league running one wheelie bar and one non-wheelie bar bike. Seemed like a good idea at the time. I struggled through the 2016 season, breaking everything imaginable and then improved some in 2017 finishing seventh in the national points. Gregg Dahl has been most helpful learning the ropes in this highly competitive and unpredictable class. With the help of Dyno Joe Harris, Gregg Dahl and Steve Moore I plan to unveil a mostly new Outlaw Street bike in 2018.” I look forward to seeing Keith do well in that class, too.

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Bros and Bro-ettes Here we are a month into the new year. What has changed from last year? Some people don’t want to change just because they don’t like changes. We get in a rut and go to bed at same time and get up same time day after day. Satan doesn’t like changes either. As soon as we get saved, Satan sends out his little demons and tries to get us to do and say things we know the Lord wouldn’t like. Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. When we were out in the world, Satan didn’t bother us because he already had us. Satan might tell you that you’re not worthy or good enough to serve the Lord, but he’s wrong. You can do anything with the Lord’s help. One thing that hasn’t changed going into a New Year and that’s Jesus Christ, he’s the same today, tomorrow, and last year. He still died on that cross for me and you and took all our sins away. He’s the same that created the world years ago. Some religious people might try to tell you different, but they are going to tell what they need to do so they can keep the big bucks coming their way. If you’re in doubt about it read your Bible. Hebrews 13-8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” How many have ever said, “I wish I could pray and talk to people like they do?” The Lord made you the way he wanted to. If you want to do things better all you have to do is ask him

to help you. Hebrews 13-5 “Let your conduct be without covetousness. Be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said I will never leave you nor forsake you.” We need to quit wishing to be someone else and just be ourselves. Hebrews 13-6 “So we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13-7 “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.” Hebrews 13-9 “Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.” Just remember people are watching you and if you’re not doing and living right, why would they want to become saved. So, people think once saved always saved, if so why go to church and live a Christian life. Revelation 1-8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega the Beginning and the End, says the Lord. Who is and who will come again.” Jesus is coming back are you ready? You can be ready. All you have to do is pray and ask the Lord to come into your heart and live and serve Him. In His Wind Ms. Pat


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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...