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PAGE 22 37 th Annual Jack Hurley Anderson South Carolina Toy Parade

PAGE 64 Iconic Ray Price Harley-Davidson Dealership Has New Ownership

PAGE 66 25 th Annual New Bern Harley-Davidson And Kennedy Children’s Home Toy Run

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January 2018

Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - Outer Banks Music Fest.............................7 Quotable Quote................................................................8 Bike Nights.......................................................................9 27th Annual Conover School Toy Run...............................10 The 11th Annual Barry “Old Dog” Glenn Toys For Tots Poker Run..................................................12 Murphey’s 23rd Annual Toy Run........................................14 Vietnam Wall - The Ride...................................................16 31st Annual Randolph County Toy Run...............................18 12th Annual Red Knights N.C. Chapter #7 And Burlington H.O.G. Chapter Toy Run..........................20 H-D Of Greensboro To Open New Facility Spring 2018......................................................................22 24th Annual Oconee, SC A.B.A.T.E. Toy Run....................24 18th Annual Rutherford County Toy Run...........................26 ALR American Children’s Home Ride...............................28 Greenville, SC ABATE’S 32nd Annual Toy Run.................29 Marshall Rogers 24th Annual Food Run............................30 Ray Price H-D Customer Christmas Party.......................32 Infidels Motorcycle Club Christmas Bicycle Give Away....34 20th Anniversary Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run.....36 Blue Knights Toys For Tots Ride.......................................38 Archie’s Custom Cycles Dyno Shootout...........................40 Arzie Rogers 15th Annual Toy Run....................................41 2nd Annual Benefit For Santa Claus Ride..........................42 The 9th Annual Polk County Toy Run................................44 31st Annual Bikers Of Gaston County Toy Run.................46 Riders’ Roost Family Thanksgiving..................................48 4th Annual Wounded Vet Run............................................49 15th Annual Chesnee Toy Run..........................................50 Nazareth Children’s Christmas Party And Toy Run..........52 24th Annual His Laboring Few Toy Run.............................54 Benefit For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital..........55 Spokes & Jokes................................................................56 CBA/ABATE Of NC Awards Banquet...............................57 Mountain Rest, SC And Beyond.......................................59 Marines Toys For Tots Ride At Ray Price H-D..................60 25th Annual Brunswick Co Motorcycle And Classic Car Toy Run...............................62 37th Annual Jack Hurley Anderson SC Toy Parade...........64 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................65 Iconic Ray Price Harley-Davidson & Triumph Dealership Has New Ownership......................................66 People & Places...............................................................68 25th Annual New Bern Harley-Davidson And Kennedy Children’s Home Toy Run..........................70 Thunderzone....................................................................71 Where Has The Time Gone?............................................72 37th Annual Southern Scooters Toy Run...........................73 Weekly Live Music / DJ....................................................73


Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner Mark@FTCarolinas.com

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

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Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Buzz, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, Wally Wersching, Caroline, Bill Gallaway, Ms. Pat, Kickstart & Donut, Johnny Reb, Shannon Rights, Rose & Lloyd, Kris Weiss, Darby Dillard, Heather Sturgill, Marylou Brewton, David Burnette, Gary Steelman

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ere we go! Another new year is in front of us. Consider all the potential that is on the horizon. Just as when we began 2017, we had no idea what the days ahead would bring. However, from the onset, I doubt that we would have been able to accurately describe all the challenges and blessings that the year would hold. And so it is again this year. I anticipate 2018 will be a great year. Are you with me? Make your New Year’s resolutions and work to make them happen. Don’t just say you are going to do it, DO IT! Remember, Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Then start out the year by visiting The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine booth at the Easyriders Bike Show on January 20 at the Convention Center in Charlotte. Enter your bike for a chance to be featured in Easyriders Magazine. Entry fees for bike show space is FREE. First 50 pre-registered entries per show receive a Commemorative Bike Show Mug. All makes of motorcycles are welcome. Competition is geared mostly to: Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory, Vintage American, Vintage British, Metric Cruisers, aftermarket Harley-Davidson and Specialty Customs. The 20th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast is next on the calendar. The date is February 10th and this year, being our 20th, we wanted to return to the scene of the original crime – where we held the 1st Fear Of February Party. The name has changed and David & Missie Thompson have made so many changes that once you get inside, you won’t recognize it as the same place. It used to be called the Full Throttle Saloon (before the one in Sturgis), but now it is known far and wide as Double D’s Burn Out Saloon. So, come on out to 1408 East Mountain Street in Kernersville, North Carolina from noon to 6pm for free oysters (while they last) sponsored by Karney Law and Smokin’ H-D, music, door prizes, A diamond heart pendant raffle sponsored by Bruce Hayes “The King Of Diamonds” Jewelers in Lexington, NC, and a BIG SCREEN TV raffle. If you survive the 20th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast, it’s off to Daytona for Spring Bike Week and all it has to offer. For now, that’s enough to contemplate before even thinking about Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally 2018. But go ahead and imagine all the roads that we will ride together in the coming year. Just promise me that you will use good judgement and ride safe. Best wishes from The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for a great year.

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JAN 1 POLAR BEAR RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11am. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JAN 1 OYSTER ROAST Archies Shack 105 East Craft St., Swansea, SC. 1pm until, live music. 803-5684221. JAN 6 POLAR BEAR RIDE Onslow Community Ministries 600 Court St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 12, bring food items, plastic utensils, paper products, pre-paid gas cards. Hosted by Jacksonville Light Keepers. lightkeepershcapter@gmail.com JAN 6 GASTON CBA POLAR BEAR RUN Route 55 Country Store & Grill 1799 Hwy 55, Clover, SC. Reg 11 last out 12, $15/hand & meal $25/3 hands 2 meals. Benefits Gaston CBA Legislative & Charitable work. JAN 13 ELVIS BIRTHDAY PARTY Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC., Grillin & chillin, games, blood drive, music. www.downhomeharley.com. 336227-1261. JAN 13 AFTER PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. JAN 13 POLAR BEAR RUN FOR THE POLKA DOT QUEEN Ventures Bar Grill 5531 Edmund Hwy, Lexington, SC. 10am, first out 11, Auction, 50/50. Benefits Laurin. 806-206-9586 or 803-513-6434

JAN 14 BENEFIT FOR KENNEY MONTUORI The Handle Bar 2614 S. Anderson Rd., Catawba, SC. 2-5, 50/50, silent auction, door prizes. Kimmie Gregory 803-372-1169, Jennifer Haselden 803-984-8069. JAN 20 2018 EASYRIDERS BIKE SHOW TOUR Charlotte Convention Center 501 S College St. Charlotte, NC. 10am-7pm, custom bike show, custom car show, bike builders, art display, live music, giveaways, vendors. www.Easyridersevents.com 800-962-9857. JAN 21 NFL PLAYOFF PARTY Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. 336-6500290. JAN 27 CHILI COOK-OFF New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. 9-4, $30/ entry $5/samplings, cooking 9:30, sampling 12-3, live music, vendors, raffles. Benefits the Semper Fi Fund. www.newriverhd.com 910-346-9997. JAN 27 CHILI COOK-OFF Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www. speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. 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 336-885-5400.

FEB 10 ANNUAL POLAR BEAR BENEFIT Gadgets 96 US-601, Lugoff, 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 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 MIKE’S COWBOY CHILI CHALLENGE Sons of the South Saloon, 3007 1st Ave SW, Hickory, NC.  Outside wood fired chili contest. 828-855-3097, 828-327-8555.    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.

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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 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. 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 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 6TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-2. Kellie Tew 910-567-2221.

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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 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 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 21-28 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. 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 11-20 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE WEEK Myrtle Beach, SC. 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. JUN 7-9 SOUTH CENTRAL BIKE FEST www.southcentralbikefest.com Lee 434-210-1503. JUN 29-JUL 1 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. AUG 25 19TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR RIDE FOR LIFE Scooters 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh, NC. SEPT 7 - 9 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101. SEPT 1 BIKERS COUPLES RETREAT & CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP Queen City Biker Church 901 Belmont Rd., Charlotte, NC. 704996-3962.

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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

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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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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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27th Annual Conover School Toy Run

Story and Photo by Alan Dockery On the first Saturday in December, it was barely cool enough for winter gear as bikers across the Hickory, NC, area rode into the Wizard Saloon for the 27th Annual Toy Run to benefit the Conover School. Within a couple hours, there must have been 500 bikes packing the bar and nearby parking lots. It was cool to see how many folks along Highway 70 were waving as Arnold Kerley on his beautiful custom trike towing Santa (Wesley Moore) lead the This is a unique toy way. run and the coolest by This far that I’ve been on toy run supin my many years of ports the riding Conover School, one of the state’s premier special education schools. What makes it different from other toy runs is that instead of bringing toys to a central collection point, teachers select specific toys based on each child’s wants, needs, and abilities. Bikers pay the tab through a charity managed by Mike Dyson. This is a unique toy run and the coolest by far that I’ve been on in my many years of riding. On the Conover School Toy Run, bikers see the kids they are helping. As we rode into the Newton-Conover High School parking lot, the cheering kids and families lined the sidewalk. Folks gathered in the gym to see a great part of this toy run. What makes it so special for the kids, their families, and the bikers is what the kids give back to us, a heart-warming

Christmas Show. Each year the children of the Conover School show their appreciation by putting on a Christmas pageant, singing and acting out songs of the season. This is such a touching show that even the most macho bikers could be seen wiping an occasional tear. I love how they end the show now by inviting the bikers to join the students for a last song and dance. The Christmas trees were decorated with ornaments made by the students for the bikers to take home. Most of the riders returned to the Wizard Saloon for some Taco Soup and sandwiches. Then Mike and his staff gave away a bunch of cool door prizes and auctioned off some nice items.

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Mike Dyson, Wizard Saloon owner, has organized this toy run for 27 years. His wife Becky has helped the past 20 years and told me how much it means to so many people. “It warms my heart every year to see people come out that we only see once a year, yet every year they are here for the toy run,” Becky said. “Doesn’t matter what they are going through, whether it be sickness, a crisis, or plain ole bad weather. They are gonna be here for those kids. As far as Mike goes, he never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been by his side for the toy run for 20 years now and every year when we pull up and see the kids he gets a big ole grin on his face from ear to ear and teary eyed from pure joy. He’s always said as long as there is breath in his body the toy run will go on. And that is a fact. Mike says, “Those are our kids. God bless the Toy Run Crew, who helps make this happen. They devote their time and hearts for this cause and we love and appreciate every one of them.”

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The 11th Annual Barry “Old Dog” Glenn Toys For Tots Poker Run

By: Lloyd and Rose On December 2nd, the 11th Annual Barry “Old Dog” Glenn Toys For Tots Poker Run started at Double D Burnout Saloon in Kernersville, NC. It was a great day to ride and feel the real spirit of Christmas. Admission was a request of a $20 donation, or a $20 toy. The bikes began to arrive along with The Party Bus, compliments of Royal Limousine Service, for those not riding. First, Tony “Mad Dog” King lead the group in prayer. Then Marine Rider, Tim Gulledge, gave instructions on the ride. GSO Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Coordinator, Sargent James Copeland handled the distribution of the toys. Kick stands were up at 12 noon The ride had stops at JJ’s Watering Hole in Greensboro, JR’s Corner Tavern in High Point, and VFW Post 9899 in Archdale, and then back to Double D Burnout Saloon for food, music by Under The Gun, raffle, 50/50, and dice roll. Thanks again for all that worked to make this year another successful ride. Raising truckloads of toys for children, who, without the hearts of all the biker family that participate every year would not have a very “Merry” Christmas.

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Murphey’s 23rd Annual Toy Run By: Wally Wersching On Saturday, November 18th, John Murphey of Murphey’s Scooter-Shed in Kings Mountain, NC held his 23rd Annual Toy Run. The 50 mile, police escorted, ride will benefit the Shriner’s Burn Center, Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home For Children, and the Kings Mountain Police Department “Shop With A Cop”. God continued to watch over John’s event. It was another beautiful, sunny, fall day with temps due to rise into the lower 60’s, which encouraged many bikers to come for the ride. It was supposed to become overcast in the afternoon, and rain later in the evening, but for the toy run, it was almost perfect. The toys collected filled many huge boxes. This year Murphey asked for a $5 donation along with the new toy for every person going on the run. That included the run, BBQ afterward, and live music by the “Backroad Band”. Murphey’s Scooter-Shed is located in a residential neighborhood on a dead-end road next to John’s home. There is a small parking area around the shop, and during the toy runs; it’s full

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of bikers buying t-shirts, renewing old acquaintances, and making new ones while dropping off the toys. I got to Murphey’s at about 10:30 am. John looks more like Santa Claus every year. There were already a lot of bikes parked on his road. Slowly, more and more bikes came down the road. After the road was full, the bikes were directed to park on the lawn in front of John’s house. Luckily the ground was pretty hard. We hadn’t had any rain for a while. “Backroad Band” was playing in the garage, and the cooks were getting the food ready. The BBQ served at Murphey’s is some of the best in the area. I walked down the long line The toys collected of motorcycles, and heard filled many huge many people laughing, and boxes. getting acquainted. Down the row of beautiful motorcycles were a few Victory and Indian motorcycles, but most of the bikes were Harleys or Japanese Harley wannabees. I saw a few young people on sportbikes, a Can-Am Spyder, and a couple Polaris Slingshots. Then, a group of Indian motorcycles rolled in. It was one of the local Indian clubs. They are really beautiful motorcycles! I met a man riding a Victory – 2006 Kingpin similar to “Miss Vickie”, and we talked for a few minutes. This winter, his son is going to add a high-dollar sound system to the bike. I hope he’ll be able to hear it over the loud exhaust. I always like to get to the toy run early so I can visit with people before they leave. Many riders don’t come back to Murphey’s for the free BBQ.


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At exactly 12:00 noon, the run began with a police escort with Murphey leading the run as usual on his custom-made Indian look-alike bike. I never noticed before but John only wears his Santa hat for protection – no helmet. The route was planned ahead, and every intersection would be blocked off by either the police or fire departments. Again, I decided not to go on the run but to take pictures of the riders as they left. I had to change my normal location because they moved the Toy Run sign to the other side of the road. I wanted to get the sign in the background on my pictures. I didn’t realize how much louder it would be on the other side of the road where all the bikes would be accelerating to catch up with the column. They left quickly but still the over 400 bikes took about 15 minutes for all to pass. I’ll put all my pictures on a DVD for John. He’s so busy during the run that he doesn’t have time to interact with everyone. My pictures will show him who was there. After all the bikes left, I headed back home. I noticed that the wind picked up with strong gusts, and it was getting cooler. Some of the run participants took off their leathers because it was warm walking around Murphey’s place. I’ll bet that when they stop, they’ll put them back on for the ride back to Murphey’s to eat. I will definitely go again next year. It’s a great way to spend a late fall Saturday, and it helps a lot of kids have a Merry Christmas.

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Vietnam Wall - The Ride By: Bill Gallaway This year, the moving Vietnam Wall was brought to the Westminster, SC area for the Veterans Day weekend. So, of course, the Walhalla, SC VFW Post 6830, now recognized as an “All American Post” hosted a Memorial Ride to the Wall on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th. The ride was staged on Church Street in Walhalla beginning at 11 a.m. with a departure time set for 12:30 p.m. Riders began to arrive during the staging and various groups and single riders met and visited while waiting. By the time 12:30 rolled around, the 50 riders that had gathered were ready to make the ride to the Blue Ridge Electric Shelter where the Wall was on display. After the 30-minute ride to the Wall, the patriotic riders paid their respects in their own way, while some recognized family members and friends whose names were on the Wall. In all, there were 21 service members from Oconee County, SC who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

After the visitation, many riders returned to the VFW where food was available. It was a very moving day to remember and honor our Veterans.

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31st Annual Randolph County Toy Run By: David Burnette On December 3, 2017 Randolph County CBA had their 31st Annual Toy Run to benefit the North Carolina Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville, NC. Cox’s Harley-Davidson had a list of kids along with their Christmas list for Santa that bikers could choose from.  Bikers started showing up at Randolph County Mall in Asheboro before 10 am to get in line and register for the ride. Last I heard, there were 2168 riders that registered for the run but looking at the sea of motorcycles in the parking lot, I believe there were a lot more than that showed There were people up. By the time the ride left Asheboro they had collined along the route lected $9,133 and filled up to watch and cheer as a tractor trailer from front the motorcycles went to back with gifts for the by.  kids. Awesome! Tom Allen was flying a drone overhead videotaping the whole thing. I saw the video. It was amazing. You can find it on YouTube by typing in Randolph County CBA Toy Run 2017. If you get a chance to watch the video, it’s impressive to watch all the bikes pulling out of the mall. It seems like it took at least 10 minutes for all the bikes to get out of the

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12th Annual Red Knights N.C. Chapter #7 And Burlington H.O.G. Chapter Toy Run

By Scott Wicker Cooler morning temperatures and drizzling rain did not hinder a great turn out on Saturday, November 4th, as the Alamance County Chapter of the Red Knights NC #7 and the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter combined to hold their 12 Annual Toy Run for the 2017 Holiday Season. Over 45 Bikes and riders braved the cooler morning temperatures and drizzling rain and met at Down Home Harley-Davidson to start the run. Down Home Harley-Davidson provided coffee and dough-

nuts to prepare everyone for the stops that were safely made at participating fire stations and businesses along the planned route. The fire station pick up points throughout Alamance County were EM Holt, Snow Camp, Eli-Whitney, Swepsonville, Mebane, Haw River, Faucette, North Central, Altamahaw-Ossipee, Elon Station #2, Burlington Headquarters Fire Station, Alamance Rescue Base, EMS Base, and Graham Headquarters Fire Department. Pleasant Grove Fire Department donated $500 that provided gift cards to those in need. Everyone ate lunch at the Everyone had a Faucette Fire Department with Hot Dogs provided Down Home great time and a Harley-Davidson made by Five safe ride. Points and Brunswick Stew was also provided by Down Home Harley-Davidson made by Smithfield Chicken and Bar B Q. Mike and Hannah Giroux provided the drinks for lunch as well. Nineteen boxes with over 800 toys were delivered to the Salvation Army in Burlington and over $300 was collected and will be distributed in Alamance County through the efforts of the toy run. Everyone had a great time and a safe ride. Make Plans to be there next year if you missed out. The Burlington H.O.G Club and The Red Knights NC Chapter #7 would also like to Thank the Misfitz Motorcycle Club for their donation of toys and bicycles they gave for the kids. A Big “Thank You” goes to the members of the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter and the Red Knights NC Chapter #7 for organizing the event. The Red Knight NC Chapter #7 and the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter would like to thank everyone that participated and made contributions for such a great cause. A Big “Thank You” to Down Home Harley – Davidson for their support. We appreciate the law enforcement agencies, the fire departments, and the rescue units that escorted the ride and kept the intersections safe. And “Thank You” to all who participated and gave unselfishly to this great cause for the kids in need! Ride Safe in 2018!


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H-D Of Greensboro To Open New Facility Spring 2018

By: WildThing Breaking News: Grand Opening of the new location for Harley-Davidson of Greensboro is slated to happen mid-February to mid-March 2018. Along with the new location comes a new name: Riding High Harley-Davidson. They will also

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Also, one might question the “Est. 1938”. This signifies the long-term relationship of HarleyDavidson in Greensboro and High Point. I don’t know the whole story, but Sparky’s was established in 1938 on Spring St. moved to Elm Eugene St. and he had a second location on English Road in High Point in the early 50’s. Then Louis Canter bought it and they changed the name to Freedom H-D in Greensboro on S. Elm Eugene. Then Rayvon & Wanda Young bought it, named it Young’s Harley-Davidson and moved it to the current Farragut Street location. In 1998, Mark Wheelihan took over from the Youngs and the continuity in Greensboro and High Point continues and is honored in the new logo. Watch for details on the opening festivities, as well as being prepared for the probable shut down of 2-3 days for the move. What a spring this is going to be!

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18th Annual Rutherford County Toy Run By: Wally Wersching On Sunday, November 19th, I went to the Toy Run in Chesnee, SC, and afterward I went north to attend the Rutherford County Toy Run in Forest City, NC. I left Chesnee at about 1:30, and followed Rte. 221 all the way to Rte. 74. It was a very pleasant trip – Rte. 221 is four-lane most of the way. The weather was perfect with great scenery. I headed toward Forest City, and exited onto Rte. 74A. The toy run started near Spindale, NC in the old Kmart parking lot behind Denny’s, and rode with a police escort through Rutherfordton, Spindale, and Forest City before ending at the National Guard Armory at 890 Withrow Road (which is almost right behind the old Kmart parking lot). Former Rutherford County Moose Lodge members along with the Cleveland County Independent Bikers (CCIB) were responsible for the run to collect toys for area CAR HAULERS Starting @ $2190.00

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ALR American Children’s Home Ride By: Caroline Every year, in November, the American Legion Riders at Post 55 make sure the kids at the American Children’s Home are not forgotten. This year, the riders met at the Legion Post 55 in Winston-Salem on Sunday, November 19. Everyone pitched in to load up the items to donate this year. There were plenty of items the kids use every day such as bath wash, deodorant, toothpaste, pillows, bedding, and school supplies. A cash donation is always included with enough for each child to get a $25 gift card. With the truck loaded it followed about 30 riders on the short ride to the American Children’s Home in Lexington, NC. The kids are always excited to see the motorcycles pull in and are always waiting for us with welcome signs. The colors were presented by The kids are always JROTC students, excited to see the mothe pledge of torcycles pull in and allegiance was are always waiting for recited, and a us with welcome signs. Thanksgiving program was presented by the students. After the program, the

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Greenville, SC ABATE’S 32nd Annual Toy Run By: Bill Gallaway Sunday, December 3rd was the date for the 32nd Annual Toy Run to benefit the Julie Valentine Center and help provide a toy at Christmas to an underprivileged child. Riders started arriving around noon at the Greenville Shrine Club and hung The number of out meeting with riders this year other riders that was somewhere some only see once a year. ABATE in the 500 members and range. friends mingled and visited until it was KSU at 2 pm. The mood was festive and many riders wore Santa hats and Santa’s helpers were also in festive dress. The number of riders was up considerably over last year when many rode in cages due to the rain and cold weather. The number of riders this year was somewhere in the 500 range. The weather could not have been better for the ride. The temperature was 72 degrees and it was very sunny. The 8-mile ride to the County Square from the Shrine Club was controlled

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Marshall Rogers 24th Annual Food Run By: Bill Gallaway Saturday, November 28, 2017 was the date for the Annual Food Run for Lakeview Assisted Living located in Walhalla, SC. The Food Run was hosted by Oconee County A.B.A.T.E. and the Walhalla VFW Post 6820. The ride in Marshall’s honor began at noon at the VFW and made stops along the way at Oconee Iron, Triple D Racks, Club 221, and ended after 5 pm back at the VFW for a Beans and Bones dinner with all the fixin’s. In addition to the In addition to the Food Run, there was a Food Run, there brick laying was a brick laying ceremony ceremony for the for the forformer Commander mer Commander of the VFW Post 6820 in Walhalla. The Installation and Dedication was conducted by John Bush of Patriot’s Hall and Mike Fiesler, a Patriot Guard member. There were approximately 40 friends and family members in attendance.

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20th Anniversary Brenner Children’s Hospital Toy Run

The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine has been represented on this ride since it’s inception and we certainly weren’t going to miss out on it this year. We rode in full leather and parked with a handful of other bikes that were already staged. The atmosphere was as cheery as ever inside Greensboro Harley-Davidson. There was a table set up in the parts department with

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coffee, and three different types of biscuits. The show room was bustling and the Christmas tree by the reception desk had a ton toys large and small! The snow began to come down in big flakes as more bikes pulled in and time for the ride was getting near. The Guilford Co Sheriff’s office was escorting the ride and gave a pre-ride pep-talk followed by a prayer. Then we all lined up to pass the toys from the showroom to the trailer for transportation to the Children’s Hospital. It was a beautiful scene as the snow gently fell while a chain of bikers loaded the toys up for delivery. The Guilford County Sheriffs did an excellent job, as usual, blocking traffic for us as we made the trek to the hospital. No lie, when we arrived I was ready to get inside and warm up a bit! The hospital had a station set up with hot cocoa, coffee and awesome cookies waiting for the riders. We all gathered in the lobby as Mark Wheelihan presented an envelope with the sponsorships and donations totaling a whopping $60,000 to assist Brenner Children’s Hospital provide cheer for the children throughout the year. One thing that I was unaware of is that the Hospital provides gifts for siblings of the children who are getting cared for at the hospital to make sure that everyone has some cheer even when they are visiting over the holidays. That’s pretty special. After the presentation of the big check, Beth Smith of the Child Life Department, took a second to thank Mark for his 20 years of dedication to the hospital and let him know that his name would be added to the wall of benefactors in the lobby of the hospital. A well-deserved accolade! Before we saddled up, we all joined in to load the carts with toys to take into the Children’s Hospital. Lots of big smiles were seen as the toys were taken to their drop off point on the 8th floor of the hospital. A feeling of pure accomplishment was in the air. A huge thank you to all that donated throughout the holi-

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day season to make sure that the kids at Brenner Children’s Hospital are taken care of, and of course to Mark Wheelihan and his team at Greensboro HarleyDavidson for organizing this great event over the last 20 years. Hopefully next year the weather will be a little better, but either way, the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine will be there. Keep your eyes on the Cruisin’ Calendar for next year’s date and carve out a little time to make a big difference. 2017 Sponsors include: ATI Decorative Laminates, I.M. Copeland, Inc., Wake Forest Baptist Health, Painted Plate, Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, Routh Signs, DBrand Designs, Full Throttle Biker Church, A & H Insulation, Woodmen Life, USPS Burlington, NC, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine, Triad Bad Lasses, Triad H.O.G., Jarrett Sheet Metal, Bob Karney Law, Signature Property Group, The Last Dons, Chase Logeman, Tom McGrath Motorcycle Law Group, JJ’s Watering Hole, Parks Chevrolet Kernersville, Perper Design, Gladwell Insurance, Bobby’s Golf Carts, and, of course, Harley-Davidson of Greensboro.

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Blue Knights Toys For Tots Ride By: Kickstart & Donut Well, another year has passed us by, but we did not forget about one of the biggest rides of the year - the Blue Knights Toys For Tots Ride that is held in Columbia, SC every year. We had cold weather, but the sun was shining on us to keep us warm. People gathered from all around to meet up at the Pepsi plant on North Main Street. Thousands of people were there to help pack the military trucks full of Christmas gifts for all the kids in need. There was food, drinks, and live entertainment there to prepare ourselves for the little ride that we all were waiting for. So, when the The crowd was rolling in at 12 and lots of gifts were tied down, clock struck 2, some riding with gifts in their it was time to saddle bags. Heck, I even saw a put the parade bicycle strapped on the front forks on the road of a motorcycle! No telling what these bikers will do on ride for the children. I’ve seen some things, but nothing like that! So, when the clock struck 2, it was time to put the parade on the road. As we made our little road trip down Main Street, people were parked and pulling off the roads to see thousands of motorcycles roll the roads of Columbia for a great cause. So, as I watched all the motorcycles pass me by when I filmed

the ride, it felt just as good to me to watch the bikers pass by, even though i was not riding in it, I was still was a part of it. The ride ended at Colonial Life Center, where all the gifts were placed in the boxes and loaded into the back of military trucks to deliver to the good little boys and girls. Thanks to you all that came out and we hope to see you again next year. Just remember, you made a difference in a child’s Christmas 2017. Thanks again to you all and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine hopes you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be sure to view the pictures online at www.FullThrottleMagazine.com. Special thanks to the Blue Knights Marine Corps Reserve, and Pepsi for making history, and a very Merry Christmas for some children out there this year. Hope you will be seen more in 2018. Ride safe everyone and please look twice for motorcycles.

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Archie’s Custom Cycles Dyno Shootout By: Kickstart & Donut Archie’s Custom Cycles at 105 East Craft Street in Swansea, SC was the place to be on Saturday, November 18, 2017. We had the perfect weather and the perfect crowd of friends. This was the second time this year they held a dyno shootout, but this time it was on their own machine they just purchased, so if you need or want to get your motorcycle on a dyno they have the know-how and can-do power. We had 23 participants that put their motorcycles on the dyno. It was a job for Alan Autan and Robert Miller, to keep the motorcycles coming and going for the event. Registration was at noon to get the motorcycles ready to see which machine had the most horsepower. We found out that David Platt’s 2010 Roadking with 109 HP and lots of torque was the one to take home the trophy. Congratulations. I think the $25 registration fee made it a well worth you getting on the dyno. So be sure to call Archie’s Custom Cycles

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Arzie Rogers 15th Annual Toy Run By: Lloyd and Rose The Arzie Rogers Annual Toy Run, could be just get up and look at Full Throttle cruising calendar and saying that looks like a good ride and cause. For Lloyd and I it is a tradition. This was his first toy run after he bought the bike from Speedway Harley- Davidson in 2016. Every year it becomes more of a tradition and part of our lives. Every year it is amazing to see the bikes form up. This year there was over 300 bikes and passengers. Every year it This is an event for the commubecomes more nity. Speedway Harley-Davidson works hard to make this day a great of a tradition and part of our success. All the toys go to the Cooperative Christian Ministries. Last lives. year they were able to make Christmas for approximately 700 families. The monetary donations from year to year helps keep heat in the homes of families in the community. The day was a beautiful day to ride, led by The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit, and Speedway HarleyDavidson HOG Chapter with assistance from Concord Police and Iredell County Sheriff’s Motor Unit. A catered lunch was provided by Speedway Harley-Davidson from our friends of Uptown Catering.

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2nd Annual Benefit For Santa Claus Ride In Honor Of Jackie Cheeks By: Gary Steelman On November 18th, The Red Knights Chapter 13 and STE Powersports sponsored a benefit run called 2nd Annual Benefit For Santa Claus Ride in honor of Jackie Cheeks. The day started out so brisk and cool with temps in the 40’s and undaunted riders started rolling in at STE Powersports. The coffee was hot and the doughnuts sweet. There were around 35 bikes signed up for the ride at 11:30. The ride started with the sirens of the firetrucks leading the pack from STE Powersports out to highway 115 heading north through the Iredell county backroads. The

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The 9th Annual Polk County Toy Run

By: Wally Wersching I had been looking forward to going to the Polk County Toy Run on November 25th in Saluda, NC. They have been doing it since 2009, and have had as many as 800 bikes. Riders come from all over the southeast to join in the fun of giving a child a Merry Christmas. I hadn’t been since 2013, and I remember having a great time visiting with friends – old, and new. I left home at about 10:45 heading west on Rte. 74. It was chilly and overcast. I was wondering if I made the right decision to go when the sun came out, and the rest of the ride was comfortable. I followed Rte. 74 as it merged with I-26. I exited at the Saluda exit, and went into town. There were many tourists wondering around in the many small shops. In the center of town. I turned left, and was at the Volunteer Fire Station in a minute or so. The run was to start at 2 pm. When I arrived at about 11:45, only a few bikes were parked in the parade line. I parked on the side because I wasn’t going to ride with them. I walked into the fire station, and saw everybody eating what was described as delicious pork BBQ. They fed the bik-

ers before the run instead of after like many other toy runs. I left a small stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines on one of the tables for all to read. I walked over to the area where the bikers would be riding down the hill so I could get pictures of them as they rode in. There were young boys wearing reflective vests parking the bikes in lines so that they all could leave safely. For a while, there were no other bikers arriving; then it was a non-stop line of bikers for the next hour or so. I tried to get pictures of them all. Almost all of the bikes were Harleys with a couple other brands thrown in to spice it up.

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31st Annual Bikers Of Gaston County Toy Run By Wally Wersching On Sunday, November 26th, the 31st Annual Bikers Of Gaston County Toy Run was held at the Erwin Community Center in Gastonia, NC. The run was scheduled to start at 1 pm, They looked like ride through a few small they just rolled communities with police off a photo shoot escort, and eventually for a biker maga- wind up at the Westfield zine. Eastridge Mall parking lot to drop off the toys. When I left home at 10:30 am it was chilly but sunny. It was supposed to get into the lower 60’s by the afternoon. I overdressed for the ride to Gastonia. I’d rather be too warm than chilled to the bone. I was comfortable riding on the interstate. I exited at Rte. 321, and headed south. I turned right onto Davidson Street. The community center was a couple blocks on the right. When I parked, there were only a few other bikes in the little park that surrounded the center. I knew that in a short time, the park would be full of all kinds of motorcycles. I dropped a small stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines at the welcome table, and then got a Krispy Kreme donut. The

Krispy Kreme donut is a Southern specialty. They are delicious - especially when warm. They offered donuts and coffee for as long as they lasted. I talked with a young man who rode in on his Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. It is a beautiful bike, but has too many gadgets for me. He was bragging about the big screen infotainment unit. He still hasn’t figured out all the functions and features. As we talked, I noticed that there was a constant influx of motorcycles. Most came as one’s and two’s but there were quite a few large groups – all wearing their colors. I had never heard about most of the clubs – mainly because I don’t go into Gastonia or Charlotte very often. I also noticed that some of their bikes were altered. Some were “Crotch Rockets” with an extended swing arm which made their wide rear wheel seem like it was stuck way behind the bike. Bob Karney – Carolinas’ Biker Lawyer had a van at the event with two young ladies in Christmas garb. They were handing out 2018 Karney Law calendars. They were also signing them because Roxie and Leslie were in the calendar as Miss April and Miss June. They were very friendly, posing for pictures with anyone who wanted a picture with them. There were a few smaller parking areas on either side of the main road through the park. They were filled with bikes parked every which way. It would be interesting to see how they would safely leave for the run. A lady drove up in her Polaris Slingshot. I talked to her and her husband. She really loves her Slingshot. She opted for the most expensive model because it had all the options she wanted. It was more reasonable to let the factory install the options rather than doing it after she bought the cheaper model. She drives it everywhere, and puts her baby granddaughter with her car seat in it, too. She sometimes lets her husband drive it but most of the time, he rides “Shotgun”. She said that it’s hers, not his. Most of the bikes were cruisers – Harleys and the like. I


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saw a group ride in with about a dozen Victory Cross-Country bikes. I walked over to look at the bikes which were all slightly customized. I asked if they were part of a Victory club, and they said that they just really like Victory motorcycles. As I watched the bikes roll in, I saw some very extensive customs. They looked like they just rolled off a photo shoot for a biker magazine. One of the more unusual machines was a T-Rex three-wheeler. It is similar to the Slingshot with two front wheels and one rear, but the T-Rex is much smaller. It looked like the guy driving it was having a lot of fun. Later, I saw a group of Windjammers. They were there to pass out flyers for their upcoming toy run in Shelby, NC. We had a brief conversation, then they had to start distributing those flyers. It was getting close to the start of the run. Then I noticed probably the best-looking Victory CrossCountry I had ever seen. It was perfect including the script Victory name on the tank. The color of the paint was great and the detailing was outstanding. I wish I could keep “Miss Vickie” that clean. I checked my watch, and it was after 1 pm. The run hadn’t started. There were still many bikes rolling in. I managed to leave with little effort, and was on I-85 heading west in short order. I arrived home about 1:45 – in time to watch another Carolina Panther’s victory. It was a very interesting Sunday afternoon. I will definitely go to next year’s toy run. I never know what I’ll see rolling in or who I’ll meet.

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Riders’ Roost Family Thanksgiving

Story and photo by Alan Dockery What a beautiful day the Saturday before Thanksgiving was at Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort in Ferguson, NC. It was a great day to gather with our biker family for a big supper at this very cool place where we spend Summer weekends partying, swimming, riding, and just relaxing around the campfire.

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Folks brought some great food to share with fellow Roosters. I love spending time with folks I’ve known the more than 20 years I’ve gone there and guys who were there for their first Thanksgiving with us. All the Roosters there say thanks to Dave and Pam Lucas for giving us another season of fun and friendship. “It was so great to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family of the Roost,” Dave said. “Pam and I are extremely grateful for the many different people we get to meet and come to know as each season rolls along.” All the Roosters there During the Winter, Dave say thanks to Dave and folks stay busy repairing and improving The and Pam Lucas for Roost. “This off-season giving us another seawe are concentrating son of fun and friendon improvements to the ship. campground such as better drainage, more level campsites and a few powered tent sites. We also plan to unveil a new aspect of The Roost, a planned route to ride that is both scenic and a bit challenging.” I’ve ridden the route as it continues to evolve and can tell y’all I look forward to leading folks around that mountain come 2018 Roost season. I hope to see lots of y’all there for the parties and a little creek time.


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15th Annual Chesnee Toy Run

By: Wally Wersching The city of Chesnee, SC has been holding conventional toy runs for many years. Conventional – meaning that bikers ride in with toys, gather outside in the cold until the short ride, then come back to town to eat free food. Their toy run is alTheir toy run is ways held the Sunday always held the before Thanksgiving. Sunday before Thanksgiving so the weather for riding motorcycles is not always perfect. In some cases, the weather has been dangerous for motorcycle riding – rain, cold, and strong winds. The city of Chesnee, Dennis from Chesnee Classic Cycle, and the local Legends Chapter of the AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America) changed the toy run completely into a combined Toy Run and Cruise-In for antique and classic bikes, and cars. It’s held at the Chesnee Shrine Club on Rte. 11 a mile west of downtown Chesnee. So, if it is cold, people can be warm inside the clubhouse while

they eat delicious free food, and listen to the live band. This year, it was “Vic Velvet” providing the entertainment. All the proceeds of the event still go to the Chesnee Kops Kids Program that helps over a hundred children during the Christmas Season. I left home about 12:00 driving my 1972 Pontiac GTO with

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the sun shining, and the temps in the mid 40’s. I decided to drive the GTO instead of riding “Miss Vickie’ because there are always a lot of bikes but not too many cars at the Chesnee event. I pulled into the Shrine Club parking lot at about 12:30, and parked at the end of the line of cars. The young high school student who was showing me where to park told me after I got out that the ’72 GTO was his “dream car”. He took all kind of pictures with his phone, and kept asking me a lot of questions about the car. I was glad that I drove the car because it made his day. The Legends chapter of the AMCA brought many of their bikes, and had a booth set up for the silent auction. They were very friendly with all the people – showing them the benefits of joining their chapter. They were going to pull the winning raffle ticket for the 1972 Harley at 3 pm. They had been selling tickets for it for most of the year. The legendary Pete Hill was there ready to talk with anyone who would walk up and ask him a question. He holds so many records with his Harley Knuckleheads that it would be difficult to write them all down. Needless to say, he really is a legend in the sport of drag racing, and a member of the AMA Hall of Fame. There were a couple lines of classic cars and trucks – all shining in the bright afternoon sun. With more cars and bikes rolling in, the lot was filling fast. The first car to catch my eye was what looked like a 1932 REO Royale. It was very impressive with the dual side-mount spare tires. The car looked very original, too. The body had a lot of surface rust and the windows were clouding up to where it would be hard to see out. It was very difficult to see the interior through those windows. It is a very unusual and rare car. One car that came in on a trailer was a homemade Chevy II El Camino. It looked pretty good – very unusual. I talked with the owner and he said that it still needed some finishing touches. The car started as a station wagon, and his brother wanted a truck so it became an El Camino. When he started it to pull it off the trailer, I could tell that the engine was modified a little too much to drive on the street. It had solid lifters and a radical cam. The engine died a few times while he was getting to his parking place. When Dennis gave the OK, the free hot dogs and hamburgers were served. There was an instant line for the food. I heard people say that the food was delicious. This type of Toy Run/Cruise-In will be a winner for years to come. People were talking much more, and just the thought of being able to go inside if it were to rain, will bring in a lot more people – not only bikers. There’s a large parking lot behind the building where the spectators parked. Later in the afternoon, a $300 door prize was given away – compliments of the Tom McGraw’s Motorcycle Law Group. Each person bringing a toy got a chance to win. I left about 1:30, and headed north on Rte. 221. I wanted to stop in at the 18th Annual Rutherford County Toy Run. They hold theirs on the same day as Chesnee’s, and it’s always difficult to go to both.

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Nazareth Children’s Christmas Party And Toy Run

By: Darby Dillard I’d just like to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you who came to any of our events at Nazareth Children’s Home this year. We seriously couldn’t hold these events without your support. Needless to say, we are very blessed to have a core group of regular volunteers who never cease to amaze me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! We always welcome new supporters and volunteers, too. So! If you’d like to be on our contact list, for our events, at Nazareth, please send me your email at, ddawgsta222@yahoo. We actually had four com and I’ll be more than bikes show up. I was happy to add you! We finished up 2017 amazed. with a very good Christmas Party on December 9th. The turnout was fantastic considering the 30 degree temps and the rain/snow mix. We actually had four bikes show up. I was amazed. One of them kept telling me, “If you ride, you ride and if you don’t, you don’t”! Thanks to these fine businesses, agencies, individuals, and churches as well. Speedway H-D, Uptown Catering, Cabarrus When It Comes To Your Bike, Insurance Coverage Is Personal. It’s the difference between a phone call to an answering system when you need to make a claim and a one-to-one conversation with someone who cares about your bike as much as you do. At Encore Insurance Advisors, we can help you find the coverage you need, from insurance on your accessories to roadside assistance, and our service is always personal, friendly and knowledgeable. Before you take to the road, call Encore. We can protect your bike, and your assets, with the most competitive products available from the most reputable providers.

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24th Annual His Laboring Few Toy Run By: David Burnette On December 2, 2017, His Laboring Few Biker Ministry had their 24th annual toy run to give Christmas to underprivileged kids in the area. I thought the coolest thing was that the toys are given to the parents of the kids so they can give them to them on Christmas Day with the ministry not taking credit for the gifts. The weather was just a little cool, but not too bad considering it had rained the night before. About 40 bikes lined up along the road in front of Preacher Steve’s Leathers located at 4470 Old Highway 29 in Thomasville, NC for the ride. We took a short ride over to HIs Laboring Few church building at 812 Martin Luther King Drive in Thomasville where there was a meal prepared for us. We had a lot of nice door prizes free for all the guest riders given away we also sold raffle tickets for other items. There were a few things that were auctioned off as well. All total $412 and several toys were given there. Well it didn’t stop there later that evening we were invited to go to Joymongers Brewing Co. in Greensboro where John Hill of Select Cycles and The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society raised over $600 and a van load of toys for the cause as well. They had live music by Cory Luetjen and The Traveling

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By: Johnny Reb I was invited to attend a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by my friend and client Jeff, from D&Q Motorsports. The event was held at Char-Grill in Benson on November 18th. Char-Grill was also a sponsor of this event along with Four Oaks Bank and D&Q Motorsports. Me and two of my brothers decided to leave early in the morning, Slim, Nobody, and myself. It was a clear and chilly morning when we headed out, cloudy and rainy when we left to return home! We got to Char-Grill in Benson and the adjacent parking lot was full of classic cars, hot rods, street rods, and beautiful restorations. However, the motorcycle lot was a little disappointing as far as turnout, / but not in quality! The first bike that caught my eye was a barn find all original 1957 Harley Davidson Hummer. The little 125cc bike was so original it still wore its original square cut sidewall tires! Wayne Beasley is the proud owner of this little gem. He told me that this bike belonged to his father-in-law and his wife said keep it just the way her daddy had it. So, Wayne got the old carburetor cleaned and rebuilt and the jug honed out, and she runs like a top. I’m talking one kick and it’s just purring! The next motorcycle I want to mention is one of the most beautiful trikes I have ever seen. It’s an Evo powered thing of beauty, black with hot rod flames and a handmade box on the back. Just a simple clean and well-built trike. It was built by

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

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team’s bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. “Oh, I really liked it,” she replied, “especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn’t understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.” Dumbfounded, her date asked, “What do you mean?” “Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was: ‘Get the quarterback! Get the > quarterback!’ I’m like...Helloooooo? It’s only 25 cents!!!!”

snow ploughs can get through.” The good wife went out and moved her car again. The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, “We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park….” Then the electric power went out. The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, “I don’t know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow plows can get through?” Then with the love and understanding in his voice that all men who are married to blondes exhibit, the husband replied, ”Why don’t you just leave the car in the garage this time…”

water in the bottle?” There was no answer from the kitchen. The boss repeated the question, still no answer. The angry boss marched to the kitchen and threatened Joe, “What the hell is going on? When I call your name, you respond with ‘Yes Boss’ and when I ask you a question, you remain silent. What impertinence!!!” Joe said, “It is like this. In the kitchen, you can hear only your name being called. You don’t hear anything else that is said, I swear.” James, “How is that possible? All right, I will prove you wrong. You stay right here in the hall with Madam, I will go to the kitchen and you ask me a question, OK?” So, the boss went to the kitchen. Joe shouted, “Boss!!!” Boss, “Yes Joe?” Joe, “Who becomes intimate with the maid in Madam’s absence?” Silence - no reply. Joe again, “Who made the maid pregnant?” No reply. Joe, yet again, “And who arranged for her abortion?” James came running from the kitchen and said, “You are right Joe. When one is in kitchen, one can’t hear anything but one’s name. That’s bloody strange!”

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I was talking to a girl in the bar last night. She said, “If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you’d look all right.” I said, “If I did that, I’d be talking to your friends over there!”

I was telling a girl in the pub about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling their tits. “Really” she said, “Go on then...try.” After about 30 seconds of fondling she began to lose paA strong young man at a construction site tience. “Come on, what day was I born”? I was bragging that he could out-do anyone said, “Yesterday.” in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older Husband is walking behind his wife and workmen. After several minutes, the older says. “Your bottom is getting so big it worker had enough. “Why don’t you put looks like an old washing machine.” The your money where your mouth is,” he woman keeps quiet and keeps walking. said. “I’ll bet a week’s wages that I can Bedtime comes around, the husband starts haul something in a wheelbarrow over getting amorous. Wife says, “I’m not startto that building that you won’t be able to ing the old washing machine for such a wheel back.” “You’re on, old man,” the small load. You’ll have to do it by hand.” braggart replied. “Let’s see you do it.” The old man reached out and grabbed the Joe was a housekeeper who had this habit wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nod- of drinking from his boss’ wine bottle and ding to the young man, he said, “All right, replacing it with water. The boss, James, Dumb A$$, get in.” did suspect him but tolerated it for a while. But when this became a daily routine, On a bitterly cold winter morning a hus- James decided to do something to trap band and wife were listening to the ra- Joe. Accordingly, James replaced his drink dio during breakfast. They heard the an- with a French wine which changed color nouncer say, “We are going to have 8 to when water is added to it. Joe, not aware of 10 inches of snow today. You must park the trap, took a few swigs and added water your car on the even-numbered side of the as usual. The wine changed color from red street, so the snow plows can get through.” to milky white. Joe realized he was in for So, the good wife went out and moved trouble but was determined to get out of her car. A week later while they are eat- it. James told his wife about Joe’s misdoing breakfast again, the radio announcer ings and that he would make Joe accept said, “We are expecting 10 to 12 inches his follies. So, he shouted, “Joe!!!” Joe of snow today. You must park your car on answered from the kitchen, “Yes boss?” the odd-numbered side of the street, so the James, “Who drank my wine and added

Two blondes walk into a tanning salon. The receptionist asks, “Are you two sisters?” They chuckle and reply, “No, we aren’t even Catholic.” An old man walks into the barbershop for a shave and haircut, but he tells the barber he probably can’t get all of his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled from age. The barber takes a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells him to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin. When he’s finished, the old man tells the barber that was the cleanest shave he’s had in years. But he wanted to know what would have happened If he had swallowed that little ball. The barber replied, “Just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does..” What’s the difference between a northern fairytale and a southern fairytale? A northern fairytale begins “Once upon a time.” A southern fairytale begins “Y’all ain’t gonna believe this s**t....”


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Treasurer, Darlene Kimsey with a Presidential Honor Award for all her hard work in keeping the finances straight within CBA/ABATE. Chapter of the Year went to Alamance County CBA, 1st runner up went to Charlotte CBA. 2017 Membership Chapter of the Year went to Buncombe County CBA, who host the Hot Springs Rally each year in the mountains of NC. The rally is one of the biggest in the area and was recently changed to only allow members of a State Motorcycle Rights Organization to attend. Buncombe County CBA gave a discount on memberships to allow people to attend who weren’t already members of a SMRO. Gaston County CBA was the 1st runner up for Membership Chapter of the Year. Raleigh CBA/ABATE won the 2017 MSAP Chapter of the Year with the Charlotte chapter taking home 1st runner up. These awards were given to show appreciation for the hard work the chapters do to make sure that area high school students receive the mandatory 1 hour of Motorcycle Safety Awareness that the state requires to get their driver’s license. Each chapter works with area schools going into the drivers’ education classes to teach the students from the motorcyclist’s point of view. We do this free of charge to the schools and students. This program reaches more than 50,000 students a year in North Carolina. CBA/ABATE of NC believes that each student we reach will be better prepared to notice bikers on the road resulting in less motorcyclists being killed on NC roads. Honorable mentions were received by David Blum (Alamance) and Steve Ensley (Buncombe) for their roles in helping with the MSAP work. Keith Long (Charlotte) won the 2017 Lee Ann Redwine award. Charlie Boone won the 2017 Sonny Colvin award. Charlotte CBA won the 2017 Legislative Chapter of the Year award. The highlight of the evening was when long time member Cindy Hodges was called up to the podium to present a special award! Cindy has been a member of CBA/ABATE for more than 35 years starting out in the Charlotte Chapter then moving onto the Raleigh Chapter when she left the Charlotte area. She brought tears to the eyes on many reminiscing about the old days when she first started out in her journey. Cindy Hodges presented Rick & Myra Nail with the Meritorious Service Award for their longtime 44-year contribution to biker’s rights in North Carolina. The award had both names on it, but we all know that Myra Nail is the glue that held everything together, so Rick could get his work done in the organization. So, when you see them out at the next Charlotte CBA Swap Meet in March at Rowan County Fairgrounds; make sure you thank them for their dedication to bikers in North Carolina. These two helped pave the way for all us youngsters in the cause. If you would like to join the fight for biker’s rights in North Carolina, please look us up at www.CBA-ABATENC.ORG


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By: Bill Gallaway The Greenville Chapter of Star Touring & Riding stayed in South Carolina for their October Ride. This was one of our smaller rides; we had 9 bikes and 12 riders. The ride was planned to see some fall colors and visit some scenic overlooks during the ride, which made a stop along the way at Mountain Rest Café for lunch. Our other stops were Sassafras Mountain, the high point of South Carolina at 3,560 feet, and most recently downgraded to 3,533 feet due to recent grading that lowered the natural height. Another stop for a look see was the overlook known as the Wigington Road Lake Jocassee Overlook. During our ride, the trees hadn’t begun to change to fall colors so here’s hoping for next month. Interested in riding with us? Go to www.starchapter352. com.

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Marines Toys For Tots Ride At Ray Price Harley-Davidson By: Kris Weiss The day started off with tremendous energy and buzz as the motorcycles rolled in with presents in tow for the annual Marines Toys For Tots Ride at Ray Price Harley-Davidson. The Christmas tree in the front of the dealership was already loaded with toys donated by customers, employees, and the Raleigh HOG Chapter over the past few weeks. Over 50 bicycles were pushed up the street from one of the nearby buildings. Volunteers from the HOG chapter had been working on these bicycles all year long, taking them from a previously unrideable state to a reconditioned bike that local children will be able to enjoy. Loading the military truck with toys is always fun as everyone formed a human chain to move toys from beside the Christmas tree to the trucks in the parking lot. With Santa and

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and the Gettin’ Sauced in the City food truck was outside serving up savory Italian meat ball dishes. Over 125 motorcycles lined up on the street ready to parade downtown for the Reading of the Names at the State Capitol. The precession reached around the block and was led by police escort to downtown Raleigh. After spending some special time honLoading the military oring military members truck with toys is always who have given the fun as everyone formed ultimate sacrifice, the a human chain to move group headed east to the final destination where toys from beside the the toys were delivered. Christmas tree to the The Lone Star Steak trucks in the parking lot. House in Knightdale welcomed the riders and the Triangle Area Cruisers classic car club, who had arrived earlier that morning, with delicious chili and sweet tea. Toys were brought in by both the car club and the motorcycle riders. Each group voted for the Best In Show for motorcycle and the Best In Show for the classic car. Dave Starek won the honors for his 2015 HarleyDavidson Breakout customized by Widowmaker Custom Design and Repair and Roger Feldbusch won the honors for his ‘54 Chevy.

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25th Annual Brunswick County Motorcycle And Classic Car Toy Run

By: David Burnette On December 9, 2017 Ms. Pat and I had the privilege of attending the 25th Annual Brunswick County Motorcycle & Classic Car Toy Run down at the NC coast. This event isn’t like a lot of toy runs here. You get to see where the money goes that is collected throughout the year because you get the honor of escorting the kids on a shopping trip to Walmart. This year they had a budget of $125 per kid - half to spend on clothing and the rest on whatever they wanted. A couple days beforehand the weather was a little sketchy. It was snowing at home in Charlotte and heavy rain and cold at the beach, but this event was a rain or shine event and the kids were going to be there regardless. On the morning of the toy run the rain stopped and it warmed up a little, so there were a few bikes in the run along with several classic cars as well. But the rest of us sissy’s rode in our cages. LOL. The ride started at Brunswick Island Baptist Church down near Holden Beach where there were lots of door prizes to win

and an auction of some cool stuff all raising money for the kids. Before we left out for the shopping, we were treated to some great food served up by the volunteers at the church. The ride was escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriffs’ Department. They did a great job. When we reached the Walmart in Southport, while waiting on the kids to show up, we had a 50/50 drawing and the winner donated all the money … but this event back to the cause. It was over was a rain or $350. Awesome! Also, this year tickets were shine event and sold throughout the year for $20 the kids were for a chance to win a golf cart going to be there and trailer. A lady named Jerry regardless. Ashley was the winner. Congrats on your win. I really wanted to win, but that’s how it goes! The Cape Fear Cruisers of Southport also presented a check for $6100 to the cause! We ended up with plenty of volunteers to take the kids inside to shop, which is a good thing because last I heard we had 145 kids to shop with and spent over $20,000 There’s nothing like seeing the joy and excitement on a child’s face when they get to pick out the things that they want and need that, otherwise, they probably wouldn’t receive. It brought joy to my soul knowing I had a small part in this. I want to thank Jerome Munna and his family that own The Sign Shop in Supply, NC for heading up this event every year. You guys are awesome! Also, Jerome wanted to thank all the sponsors and volunteers because without them none of this would be possible. God Bless and thank you all. If you want to help out or get more info, go to www.BrunswickToyRun.org or call 910-754-5144. Hope to see y’all next year.


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37th Annual Jack Hurley Anderson South Carolina Toy Parade By: Bill Gallaway Sunday, November 26, 2015 was the 37th Annual Jack Hurley Anderson Toy Parade in memory of Charles and Diane Bolt. This annual parade helps underprivileged children

Bikers again show their true colors by supporting the children at Christmas. receive a toy from Santa on Christmas morning. To enter the parade, riders were asked to bring at least one toy for a child age 10 and under. The parade staging area was at Watson Village shopping center parking lot and surrounding areas at the White Jones Hardware & Sport-

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ing Goods on South Main Street. This annual event is an opportunity for riders to get together and visit, as many of the participants have been riding in this parade for many years. Those who were first timers, were in awe of the numbers of riders and bikes in the staging area. Even though the ride didn’t start until 2 pm, some riders arrived as early as 11:00 to get set up for the ride. The ride started promptly at 2 pm and followed Main Street to Mall Rd to the Anderson Civic Center parking lot. Upon arrival at the Anderson Civic Center, motorcyclists carried their toys to the volunteers that waited where the toys were loaded onto trucks for donation to Anderson Cares and Shares that make sure they get to those families in need. The weather this time of the year can sometimes be very uncooperative, however this year we were blessed to have a wonderful late fall day with sunshine and the temperature at ride time of somewhere in the low 60’s. The riders, an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 of them, from as far away as North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee rode with us from South Carolina with teddy bears and toys strapped to their bikes and sticking out of their saddlebags. All along the 5-mile route there were families of on-lookers taking pictures and waving to the bikers wearing Santa hats on bikes decorated with wreaths and lights as they rode by. Last reports state there were over 3 trucks full of toys. Bikers again show their true colors by supporting the children at Christmas. Again this year, the toy parade was sponsored by the Confederates Motorcycle Club and friends and the Anderson Independent Mail. Let’s take our hats off to everyone that helped out and rode in the parade. If you missed the parade this year, try to plan on attending next year. It will be a parade you won’t soon forget and it probably won’t be your last.


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Iconic Ray Price Harley-Davidson & Triumph Dealership Has New Ownership

After 35 years of serving the Raleigh, North Carolina community the Price family will retire and hand over controls to longtime friend and experienced Harley-Davidson dealer-owner John Morotti. RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) December 14, 2017 The family of hall-of-fame motorcycle racing legend Ray Price today announced its decision to sell Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Triumph to John Morotti, an experienced businessman from Arizona who owns and operates three motorcycle dealerships in that state. Ray Price Harley-Davidson has been a Raleigh institution for 35 years and a cornerstone of retail and industry in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The dealership has hosted its annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest event for 13 years, attracting an estimated one million motorcycle enthusiasts to downtown Raleigh over the years. Financial details of the sale have not

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its “Retailer of the Year.” Founded by hall-of-fame motorcycle racing legend Ray Price, the dealership actively supports nonprofit charities. In recent months, $14,000 was raised for charity at Capital City Bikefest; $3,000 was raised at the dealership’s Whole Hog BBQ Cook-Off last month; and $3,000 along with more than 50 bicycles were donated to Toys For Tots earlier this month. Ray Price was a Johnston County native and is an inducted member of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame. He also is an inducted member of the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame, the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the N.C. Drag Racing Hall of Fame, the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame, and the National Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. Twitter: @RayPriceHD. Facebook: @RayPriceHarley

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25th Annual New Bern Harley-Davidson And Kennedy Children’s Home Toy Run

By: Dark On November 25th, I went on my third toy ride of the year. Though it was my third, it was my favorite. This is why. First, I would like to thank everyone who helped. Everyone at New Bern Harley-Davidson, New Bern H.O.G. Chapter, Temple Baptist Church of New Bern, and so many others you would not believe. Even Trent Cadillac Buick GMC for letting us use their parking lot and a big thank you to all the Law Enforcement, NC Hwy Patrol, New Bern Police, Craven County Sheriff, Lenoir County Sheriff, Kinston Police, and many more that helped us have a safe ride. Ok, back to why is my favorite ride. Most rides you toss your toy in a box or back of a truck. Here, the kids are there and you hand toys to them so you can see their faces, too.

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Here, you are not just bringing joy to their Christmas, you are helping to change or shape their lives. The Kennedy Children’s Home was started back in 1912 by William Lafayette Kennedy and his wife Emily Hardee Kennedy, a childless couple. They donated their 1200-acre plantation to the Baptist Children’s Home of North Carolina. They welcomed their first child in 1914. Mrs. Kennedy was so devoted to the legacy of caring for children (in that time it was very uncommon to care for someone else’s children) that she sold her diamonds to build a third cottage in memory of her father. Mrs. Kennedy fell ill, but the construction on the cottage was completed. She thanked the builders and died that very night. Now it provides residential services for North Carolina children who are experiencing family crisis, abuse, or neglect. As for the ride, it was the 25th anniversary which was started by Jimmy Allen, the owner of New Bern Harley-Davidson. When I left my house, it was 45 degrees, but by the time the ride started it was almost in the 60’s. All the intersections and the entrance ramp onto Hwy 70 were blocked to accommodate somewhere between 700-800 bikes and over 1200 riders. We met at the Kennedy Children’s Home in Kinston for lunch. They had a ton of door prizes. The 50/50 was $1473 and the gentlemen who won it, donated it back to the home. Yes, he gave it back! The total money raised was $21,490 which included $2000 from New H.O.G Chapter, $1473 from the 50/50, and then the Temple Baptist Church of New Bern raised another $9,000! Temple Baptist Church also had motorcycle day Sunday after church services. Now, hopefully, you will understand why it was a great day for New Bern Harley-Davidson, the Kennedy Children’s Home, and for all that were there.


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Where Has The Time Gone? Bros and Bro-ettes, Here we go again. Another year has gone by. We didn’t get to do as much ministry work as we needed to the first couple of months of this year, but we picked it up the rest of the months. We all need to stop using excuses. “Well, I don’t have the money.” But you know if you’re supposed to go and do it, the Lord will provide. You don’t have to beg. He will put it on someone’s heart to help you. I want to thank the Lord for providing for David and myself to go and minister. He is opening up more doors. Just ask the Lord to help and show you where to go and ask Him to help and send the people your way. No, we’re not perfect. We’re just His servants wanting to be used. By the time this magazine comes out a lot of people will have made New Year’s resolutions, some we will keep and some we won’t. We have lost several friends and family members this past year, some to sickness and some in wrecks. Have you ever thought, “What is my life?” Sooner or later we’ll all die. Some will be ready, some won’t. James 4:14. Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow, For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time than vanished away. Hebrews 9:27. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgement. After you read this, think about it and your life and what

you want for the New Year. You want it to be better? If so pray about it and ask the Lord to come into your heart and help you. It’s only a prayer away and He is waiting with open arms. You can live like you want and make all the New Year’s resolutions you want, but if you don’t live God’s way you’ll pay for it in the end. Remember Galatians 6:7. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. In His Wind, Ms. Pat


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