Issue 216 • July 2016
CAROLINAS’ BIKER LAWYER
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Table Of Contents
Letter From The Editor............................................... Cover Story - 5th Annual Bulldog Hero Awards........... Bike Nights................................................................. July 2016 Cruisin’ Calendar....................................... Quotable Quote......................................................... Beach House H-D’s Spring Beach Bike Rally............ Big Bikers For Purple Hearts Honor Ride.................. New Hanover County Firefighters Scholarship Fundraiser.................................................................. SC ABATE Motorcycle Awareness Rally.................... NCOC Announces Unified Protest Against Motorcycle Profiling.................................................... Star Touring & Riding 5-Star Event And Picnic.......... Motorfest At Speedway Harley-Davidson.................. PGR Mission For C.J. Toney Jr.................................. TTHD 10th Anniversary Days Of Thunder................... 16th Annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin........................ The 76th Annual Spring MBBW Runs Smooth As Silk......... 2nd Annual Children’s Miracle Network Poker Run........ Widow Maker CDR.................................................... 2016 Run To The Sun Motorcycle Rally..................... VFW Post 2573 Memorial Day Observance Ride....... 11th Annual Southeast Victory Motorcycle Rally......... Val’s 50th Birthday Party At The Carriage Room......... PGR Mission Keeping Promises................................ Team Amy Benefit Ride.............................................. Anderson Motorcyclist Honored With National Safety Award.............................................................. Honor And Remember Ride....................................... Benefit For Moe......................................................... Children’s Miracle Network Benefit............................ Smokin’ H-D 7th Anniversary Celebration................... 6th Annual Milling Manor Poker Run........................... C.H.A.N.C.E Annual Benefit Ride 2016..................... 5th Annual Seth Nall Memorial Ride........................... People & Places......................................................... Small Town, Big Heart - Angier Bikefest..................... Spokes & Jokes......................................................... 3rd Annual Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship Ride........ Carolina Faith Riders Bike Night................................ Power Of Persistency And Numbers Rolling Thunder 2016................................................. Livin’ Large For Josh Pardue..................................... Thunderzone.............................................................. Virtual Bike Show....................................................... Military Through The Ages......................................... Trust Your GPS?........................................................ 7th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet................. 2nd Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride.................... The Carolina Field Of Honor Memorial Day Ceremony...................................................................
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Letter From The Editor
Staff Mark Infield
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Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Caroline, Buzz, Rose & Lloyd, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, WildThing, Bill Gallaway, Rick Gammons, Uwharrie Charlie, Star Munsey, Rose & Lloyd, Independent Mail, Meredith W., Kickstart & Donut, Johnny Reb, Beth Gorman, Mary Byrne Wallace
ell, It is finally summer and we have had some really nice weather. We have had some really hot weather, too, but luckily the rain has seemed to move away from our area. That is not good news for the farmers, but it sure is good news for the motorcyclists and event promoters. We went to Thunder Tower H-D’s 10th Anniversary Days Of Thunder in Columbia, SC and it was so hot that I had to take refuge inside where it was air-conditioned. Lots of other people had the same idea and the show room was buzzing with people. The Prestons are such good hosts and always put on a top-notch event. You can read about it in this issue, but I would recommend that you visit them the next time they have an event and experience it for yourself. Thunder Tower H-D is truly a destination. July 4th weekend is coming up and I want to take a moment to remind everyone that it is more than a 3-day weekend with picnics and family get togethers. July 4, 2016 is the 240th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Men not only labored to write the Declaration of Independence, but “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence”, they mutually pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor by signing this document. It was not taken lightly as it was sure to enrage King George III and escalate retaliation by the British Army. This was not a spur of the moment decision as the British had been oppressing the colonists with occupation and taxes for several years. Remember the Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773 and British attempts to seize the colonists’ guns, powder, and ammunition were the cause of the battles of Lexington and Concord in April of 1775. Sound familiar? The signers of the Declaration of Independence also noted “all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed”. Again, we find our nation at a pivotal time in history. We must decide if we are going to continue on the path that we are on or demand that our representatives follow Constitutional principles. So as we enjoy the holiday weekend, I hope that we will take a moment to reflect on the continual cost of freedom and our responsibility to secure it for future generations. To quote Dean Collins, SC ABATE Assistant State Coordinator, “Remember: To Ride Free Is Not A Free Ride!”
Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Buzz, Rose & Lloyd, Caroline, Everette ‘EZ’ Short, Popkorn, Wally Wersching, Bill Gallaway, Uwharrie Charlie, Rose & Lloyd, Independent Mail, Meredith W., Skidz & Ripper, Kickstart & Donut, Johnny Reb, Wiley Burrus, David “Double D” Devereaux, Beth Gorman, Mary Byrne Wallace
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Weekly Bike Nights BIG AL’S TREEHOUSE 1100 Prospect St High Point NC 336-882-6681 JOE’S PIG PEN 908 S. Main St, High Point NC 336-861-0430 RAY PRICE H-D CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHTS Every 1st & 3rd Tues. @ My Way Tavern 522 St. Marys St, Raleigh NC 6 – 9pm 919-832-2261 WEDNESDAY
JR’S TAVERN 901 Greensboro Rd High Point NC 336-887-9144 ROMMEL H-D BIKES & BLUES Every 3rd Wed of month @ Blue Note Grill 709 Washington St, Durham NC 919-596-9511 THURSDAY
CHANDLEY’S PUB & GRUB 1415 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville NC 980-635-1109
TILLEY H-D STATESVILLE BIKE NIGHT @ Horsefeathers Roadhouse 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 704-966-0192 THUNDER TOWER H-D BIKE NIGHT @ Quaker Steak & Lube 941 Spears Creek Ct, Columbia, SC 803-461-1121 6-9pm
CHANDLEY’S PUB & GRUB Every 1st & 3rd Sun. 2pm 1415 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville NC 980-635-1109 HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192 TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm
CHANDLEY’S PUB & GRUB 1415 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville NC 980-635-1109 DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 FT. BRAGG HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1st & 3rd Friday of the month 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville NC 910-864-1200 SATURDAY
HOG TAILS BAR & GRILL 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendleton SC 864-224-7876
GOOD TIMES CAFÉ 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 16 N. Broad St. E., Angier, NC 919-331-0344
LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050
LAKE TOWN TAVERN 19708-K W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 704-896-7109 7-10pm
TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S Main St, Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290
SPRING GARDEN DINER 1901 Spring Garden St, Greensboro NC 7-11 pm 336-763-1659
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Cruisin’ Calendar You can submit your event 24/7 E-Mail: Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-833-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions
JUL 1-3 RED, WHITE AND VROOM 4TH OF JULY BASH Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.
JUL 7-10 THE GATHERING THREE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 10:30am. www. freedombikerchurch.com 919-5503733.
JUL 1-4 BIKER BASH Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharley.com 252-439-1345.
JUL 8-10 48TH ANNUAL BOOZY CREEK TENNESSEE DIRT DRAGS Boozy Creek 801 Boozy Creek Rd., Blountville, TN. Music, food, camping, vendors, games, bike show, prizes. Sponsored by Peacemakers MC. 423-967-5733.
JUL 2 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUL 2 ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11-3, live music, free food, performances by Cape Fear Circus Arts. Benefits MDA. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843369-5555. JUL 2 NATION OF PATRIOTS TOUR Low Country HarleyDavidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. JUL 4 4th CELEBRATION Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 336-992-3033. JUL 4 JULY 4th CELEBRATION JR’s Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd., High Point, NC. Food. 336-887-9144. JUL 4 BIG 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Big Al’s Treehouse 1100 Prospect St., High Point, NC. 336-882-6681.
JUL 9 TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 11am-8pm, VIP ride reg 10-11am, vendors, bands, food, give-a-ways. www. freedombikerchurch.com 919-5503733. JUL 9 1ST ANNUAL RIDE TO BREATHE ON-BROTHERS FIRST MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. JUL 9 WILD BUFFALO WINGS COOK-OFF Ray Price HarleyDavidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Live music, diva bike show, Ray Price Triumph bike show, Rex Blood services blood drive, food trucks, vendors. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUL 9 JIM’S KIDS MOTORCYCLE RIDE Carquest 831 E Dixie Dr., Asheboro, NC. Reg 11 KSU 2, $10 includes lunch, car & truck show. Nita Dobo 336-629-6797.
JUL 9 11TH ANNUAL POKER RUN Kernersville Police Department 134 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 9-10 KSU 10:15, $20/rider $5/ pass, first 50 get free t-shirt, lunch after. Law enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Blake Jones 336996-2294. JUL 9 UFC FIGHT NIGHT VIEWING PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044. JUL 9 WOUNDED WARRIORS FUNDRAISER The Carriage Room 2141 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC. 704-647-9876. JUL 9 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION & MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET STE Powersports, 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 11am-4pm, food, music, vendors, giveaways, bikini bike wash. 704-202-3262. JUL 9 IRON BUTT RIDE Hometown Hawgs 910 Conover Blvd., West Conover, NC. KSU 2AM, 1000 miles/24 hours. www. hometownhawgs.com besthddeals@ gmail.com 828-270-5612. JUL 9 WARRIORS OF FIRE CMA CHPT #1254 MEETING The Little Café’ 725 Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 9am. email@example.com 978-8520620.
JUL 9 MILITARY APPRECIATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-5, live music, pinups, classic car & bike cruise in, food, demo rides. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121.
Dairy Rd,, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $15/rider and “unwrapped” toy $10/pass includes t-shirt, event pin, food. Raffles, live music. Hosted by Winford Foundation. William Winford 910-426-5082 or 910-2614601.
JUL 16 2ND FORGOTTEN SONS CLEMMONS CREW ANNIVERSARY PARTY Forgotten Sons MC Clemmons Clubhouse 110B Griffith Plaza Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 2-8pm, $10, food, music, door prizes, 50/50. Magic 336-413-5684.
JUL 9 WOUNDED WARRIORS CHARITY RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847.
JUL 16 KSU 4 KIM Honda Suzuki of Sanford 31258 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $20/ bike, donation/pass, silent auction, 50/50, live music, vendors. Benefits medical cost for Kim Chandler transplant. Karen Butler 703-6268214.
JUL 16 MATT HUNT MEMORIAL RIDE Hillsville Community Center 9078 Hillsville Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30, $20, police escorted, food, 50/50. Benefits Matt Hunt scholarship fund. James Hunt 336382-8853, Cathy Young 336-3828855, Tara Hunt 336-382-8845.
JUL 16 CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345.
JUL 16 CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOYS FOR TOTS POKER RUN Samuel C Hart Post #14 5865 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, bring a toy for single rider, 2 toys for double rider (new unwrapped toys), raffles, door prizes, entertainment, food. Pamela Beaver 980-439-9315.
JUL 9-10 ANNIVERSARY PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. HOG Chapter cookout 11-2 Sat 12-3 Sun, live music, car & bike wash, raffles, door prizes. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. JUL 10 2016 THUNDER SUNDAY Mount Vernon Baptist Church 3505 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC. Reg 10, service 11. Sponsored by PEACEMAKERS, Boone, NC. Chpt 674. www.mvbcb.org 828-266-9700. JUL 15 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN KICK-START PARTY Legends Pub 4624 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville, NC. 6-8PM. 910867-2364. JUL 16 4TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR OUR WARRIORS POKER RUN USO 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9-10:30. Presented by Veterans Enforcers Motorcycle Association, benefits USO Jacksonville Center. www.vema-usa.com vema910@ gmail.com, Tazz 910-650-7687. JUL 16 2ND ANNUAL DICE RUN Combat Cycles 102 Bell Fork Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9am first out 9:30, $15/rider $10/pass, 50/50, auction. Benefits Camp Hope helping wounded warriors with PTSD. 910455-9400. JUL 16 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore
JUL 16 A BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKE MOTORCYCLE RIDE Plantation Pointe Farmer’s Market 3351 Cypress Plantation Dr., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9-10, KSU 10:30, $15/bike, food vendor rodeo, craft vendor, 50/50, live music, giveaways, cupcakes. Benefits Pretty in Pink Foundation. abeautifulcupcake.weebly.com Kimberly abeautifulcupcake13@ gmail.com. JUL 16 GRILLIN N’ CHILLIN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11am3pm, blood drive, tattoo contest, food, live music. Donation stay in community. www.downhomeharley. com 336-227-1261. JUL 16 SUMMER BASH HarleyDavidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. Live music, food vendors, beard contest. Ride reg 10 KSU 11 Rain date July 23rd. www.hdofgreensboro.com, 336-273-1101. JUL 16 IRON ELITE CELEBRATION Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. www. smokinharley.com 336-722-3106.
JUL 16 TOYS FOR TOTS X-MAS IN JULY The Carriage Room 2141 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC. 704647-9876. JUL 16 9TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR ANGELS Denton FarmPark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Reg 10:30, Pre register $15/bike $5/rider Day of $20/bike $5/rider. Benefits Hospice of Davidson County. Rain or shine. www.hospiceofdavidson.org 336-475-5444. JUL 16 CAROLINA ANNUAL BIKEFEST American Legion 199 S Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC. KSU 12, bike show 4pm, food, vendors. Benefits H.O.P.E. Rodney Brown 803-504-8485, Shawn Anderson 980422-9570 JUL 16 INTREPID FALLEN HEROES RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847.
Cruisin’ Calendar JUL 16 81 FUND THE RUN Charlie’s Sports Bar 2046 South Lake Dr., Lexington, SC. 1pm, $10/sgl $15/dbl. 803-808-6844. JUL 17 GREY’S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH GROUP COOKOUT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-8641200. JUL 17 12TH ANNUAL SUNDAY BASH Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Moreland Dr. Statesville, NC. Live music, bike wash, Bob Karney calendar girls, bike show, food. Rain date July 24th. Benefits Victory Junction Gang Camp. www.tilleyhd. com 704-872-3883. JUL 22 BIKE NIGHT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Ride in bike show, corn hole, food, music, games. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. JUL 22-24 ANNIVERSARY PARTY & HARLEY DEMO TRUCK Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Test rides, food, drinks, prizes, blood drive on Saturday. www.speedwayharleydavidson.com 704-979-7433. JUL 23 SOLDIERS UNITED MC COOKOUT AND POKER RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910864-1200. JUL 23 BIKE BASH HarleyDavidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. Food, entertainment. www.harleydavidsonnewbern.com 252-6334060.
JUL 23 BENEFIT FOR RYAN ANDERSON’S FAMILY Riders in the Country 5701 Randleman, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, vendors, music, food, silent auction, 50/50, raffle. Hosted by Smokin Souls RC. firstname.lastname@example.org 336-4751692. JUL 23 PAWS FOR THE CAUSE Timeout Sports Bar 727 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30 $15/rider $5/pass, $20/car, bounce houses, water slides, games, food trucks, vendors, live music. 336409-0796. JUL 23 ANNIVERSARY WITH THE HARLEY DEMO TRUCK & BLOOD DRIVE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www.speedwayharley.com 704979-7433. JUL 23 NEWTON MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK & CAR SHOW CLASSIC Southside Park, 1775 Southwest Blvd, Newton, NC. Awards, horsepower shootout, bike games, Harley vs Sport Bike riders, vendors. Admission $2. Benefits Bikers of Catawba County. www.newtonnc.gov Charles James cjames@newtonnc. gov 828-695-4317 JUL 23 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN The Harley Shop at the Beach 4002 B Hwy 17S, North Myrtle Beach, SC. $15/rider $5/pass or new toy. Benefits Horry County Red Cross. www.myrtlebeachharley. com 843-663-5555. JUL 23 ALL-IN POKER RUN Laurens Electric Corp. 2254 Hwy 14, Laurens, SC. Reg 8am first out 9, $25 includes free t-shirt. Door prizes, live music, food. Benefits Cooperative Care. Rain date 8/6. David Hammond 800-942-3141. JUL 23 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SATURDAY Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. www.lowcountryharley.com 843554-1847.
11 JUL 23 BOOTLEG MILITIA ANNUAL BIKINI BIKE WASH 2016 The Crossroads 1680 Neeses Hwy. Orangeburg, SC. 12-5. Festus 803347-8521. JUL 24 HOG CHRISTMAS IN JULY Currituck County Welcome Center 106 Caratoke Hwy, Moyock, NC. Reg 9-11:30 , $10, food. Rain date July 31st. www.outherbankshd.com 252338-8866. JUL 28-30 ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE KICKSTART CLASSIC RIDE Starts at: Wheels Through Time Museum 62 Vintage Ln., Maggie Valley, NC. $100/rider before 6/28 after $150/person. Jul 28 5pm welcome dinner, Jul 29 group rides, Jul 30 ride to Chesnee, SC for the AMCA Legends Chapter’s Antiques on Main Event www.aimag.com letters@ americanironmag.com. JUL 29 MOONSHINERS RUN CHARITY RUN The Last Chance Saloon 2519 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. KSU 12, $10/bike. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. Shelia.email@example.com 828-2807379. JUL 30 PRETTY IN PINK BIKINI BIKE WASH Team Powersports 222 US 70 East, Garner, NC. 10am2pm. Benefits women suffering from cancer. 919-772-7866. JUL 30 IRON ELITE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 1043 Outlet Center Drive, Smithfield, NC. www. sheltonshd.com 919-938-1592. JUL 30 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsport 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919-639-5511. JUL 30 NAM KNIGHTS HEROES AND WARRIORS RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.
12 JUL 30 6TH ANNUAL PATRIOT ROVERS RIDE FOR THE FALLEN Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 8:30 – 10am KSU 10:15, $20/ sgl $30/dbl, dog’s free, escorted ride. Live music, food. Benefits the training of service dogs. www. patriotrovers.org Dave Cantara 336664-6990. JUL 30 AMA PRO FLAT TRACK HALF-MILE AMA Pro Flat Track racing at Charlotte Half-Mile Dirt Track, Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord, NC. 5-10pm, $29/starting ticket price, under 13 free, military discount. CHDDA demo rides. Free motorcycle parking, www. charlottemotorspeedway.com 800455-3267. JUL 30 BENEFIT POKER RUN Hometown Food Store 2914 Geer Hwy., Marietta, SC. Reg 8:30-10, $20/bike, $10/rider, $5/extra hand, 50/50, raffles, games, food, DJ. Benefits funeral expenses for Larry, St. Judes Hospital & The Children’s heart Assoc. In Memory of Larry Freeman. Meltonk16@icloud.com Kristin Melton 864-551-0605. JUL 30 7th ANNUAL PRAYER RIDE Chesnee United Methodist Church 409 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, SC. Reg 12:30 KSU 1. Richard Clemons 864-804-3030 or Don Cothran 864494-0402. JUL 30 6TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR HORRY COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs 250 Victory Lane, Conway, SC. Reg 8:30-10, $20/rider $10/pass, food, music, silent auction, raffles, prizes. Rain or shine. Yvonne Salinger 843349-7237.
Cruisin’ Calendar JUL 30-31 ANTIQUE BIKES ON MAIN Downtown Chesnee, SC. Swap meet, live music, vendors. Saturday only 4th Kamikaze Japanese Bike Show 12-3. firstname.lastname@example.org www. AntiqueBikesOnMain.com Dennis Harris 864-590-2141. AUG 5 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. 5 – 8. Food, raffles, DJ. Benefits Riley’s Army Services. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. AUG 6 CAPE BEARD DUNKA-BEARD Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. AUG 6 6TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE in memory of PFC Justin Walker Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC Reg 9:30-11:30, $20/bike $5/ rider, food, live music, 50/50, raffle, auction, non-rider $10/person. Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133 or Charlotte Sizemore 336-213-1197. AUG 6 1st ANNUAL GOLD STAR MEMORIAL RIDE Five N Two Grill 21163 NC 27, Cameron, NC., Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $20/sgl $25/dbl. food. Hosted by Gold Star Mothers. Benefits Patriot Hunts. cavgoldstar@ aol.com Lorie Southerland 919-4783723. AUG 6 TEEN CHALLANGE 5TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. Reg 9, KSU 10, $25/sgl, $30/dbl, 50/50, food. Police escorted. www. gpteenchallenge.com, williams@ gladwellinsurance.com, Mike Williams Sr. 336-314-5184. AUG 6 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME SUMMER RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www. bikerswithacause.com 704-979-7433.
AUG 6 THE KILAH DAVENPORT INAUGURAL CAR AND BIKE SHOW George Pappas Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Dr. Mooresville, NC. Vendors. Benefits The Kilah Davenport Foundation and Guardians of the Children Mooresville Chapter. www. gocmooresvillenc.com 704-8832954. AUG 6 BACKPACKS FOR KIDS BIKE RUN Memorial Park 119 Wilkesboro Ave, North Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $25/rider $5/ pass, music, door prizes, food. email@example.com Michele Dalton 336-468-7649 or 336818-0880. AUG 6 LUCKY’S MEMORIAL BENEFIT Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa NC. 11am-4pm $15/ donation, food, car & bike show $5/ entry. Benefits Cancer Care of WNC. Rain or Shine. Digger 828-545-0178. AUG 6 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE IN HONOR OF DILLION CRITCHER Hollar and Greene Produce 230 Cabbage Row, Boone, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1, reg/donation, Benefits CMA’s Run for the Son. Danny Critcher 828964-2100. AUG 6 12TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL DICE RUN Doghouse 3049 Owens Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11-1. Wendy Rogers 910-8180458. AUG 7 KILL COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. AUG 13 SPECIAL FORCES BROTHERHOOD COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910864-1200.
Cruisin’ Calendar AUG 13 HOGS FOR DOGS Scooters Bar & Grill 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $20/ rider $10/pass includes t-shirt, food. Benefits Animal Advocates Coalition. www.advocates4good.org Rain date 8/14. Holly 919-427-9452. AUG 13 4TH ANNUAL PATH OF HOPE RIDE FOR RECOVERY Path of Hope 1675 East Center St. Ext., Lexington, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $20/rider $10/pass, food. www. apathofhope.org. 336-248-8914. AUG 13 3RD ANNUAL BRODY THOMPSON MEMORIAL POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 11am. Benefits Brody Thompson Foundation. aimee@ brodythompsonfoundation.com. 704872-3883. AUG 13 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON M/C 36TH ANNUAL RALLY 103 Atlantic Rd., Robbins, NC. Gates open 1pm-until, bike and car show, games, burn out pit, DJ, trophies. Ronnie Thompson 910-9483911. AUG 13 WARRIORS OF FIRE CMA CHPT #1254 MEETING The Little Café’ 725 Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 9am. firstname.lastname@example.org 978-8520620. AUG 13 1ST ANNUAL BIKES & BOATS POKER RUN Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10-11, $20/hand, food. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. www. vfwpost8346.org Mike@lugoffloan. com 803-438-5363. AUG 19-21 DAVIDSON CO CBA/ABATE OF NC SUMMER WEEKEND CAMPOUT Thomasville Moose Lodge #1868 114 Thomasville Moose Lodge Rd., Thomasville, NC. $10 day or weekend camping, fishing, yard sales/swap meet $10/ table, food. Papa Jim Everhart 336248-7880.
AUG 20 NAM KNIGHTS COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910864-1200. AUG 20 GOLDRUSH #19 CHARITY BIKE & 4X4 SHOW Pure Gold, 143 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Reg 11am, bike show, jumping, biker babe contest, charity raffle. Spons by Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson. email@example.com 910-4522228, 910-540-2220. AUG 20 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION COOKOUT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. All day. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. AUG 20 10TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Collier Harley-Davidson 316 Premier Blvd. Roanoke Rapids, NC. Reg 10m KSU 11, $20, Benefits Caregiver Support Programs serving Northampton and Halifax counties, Rain Date 8/27. 252-537-6493. AUG 20 L.B’S RIDE AGAINST SUICIDE Tarboro Church of God 412 Shirley St. Tarboro, NC. Vendors. L.B.Srideagainstsuicide@gmail.com Bridget Keel 252-883-0310, Annie Hathaway 252-813-9139, Ashley Barber 252-567-6081. AUG 20 ANNUAL VETERANS AND WARRIORS BUG RUN 2016 American Legion #52 40 American Legion Rd., Franklinton, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $15/bike $5/rider, food, 50/50 raffle, door prizes. Hosted by Rolling Thunder NC Chp 7. Raycyn3@gmail.com 919-412-6360. AUG 20 7TH ANNUAL BIKERS 4 BOOBS BREAST CANCER RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 8am $20, live music, food, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. Fay Morgan bikersfourboobs@yahoo. com 336-622-4238.
AUG 20 HOME TOWN HAWGS GRAND OPENING PARTY 910 Conover Blvd. West, Conover, NC. Bands, swap meet, bike wash, vendors, food. Poker run for Josh Rector and more. www. hometownhawgs.com 828-270-5612 AUG 20 WALKIN’ ROLL ACTIVITIES LEAGUE POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9-11am, $15/hand $25/3 hands, live auction, 50/50, pro wrestling, buggy rides, free food, more. Benefits Walkin’ Roll organization. www. walkinroll.org Sherrill Baxter 828962-2580 AUG 20 16TH ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION RUN Kounty Line Store 204 Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC. First out 9, $10/hand, live music, bike games, food. Presented by Buncombe County CBA. James Buckner 828-230-6124. AUG 20 BUFFALO SOLDIERS ANNIVERSARY BLACK & GOLD CELEBRATION Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12pm, food, car & bike show $20/entry fee, live music, poker run, vendors, TTH-D Angel bike Wash. 803-461-1121. AUG 21 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS WNC Ag Center 775 Boylston Hwy., Fletcher, NC. Reg 12-1:30 KSU 2pm, rain or shine. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. John Pavone firstname.lastname@example.org. AUG 26-28 NEW MODEL RELEASE VIP PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200.
14 AUG 27 IRON ELITE CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN RIDERS Rommel Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-6, bike show-reg $10 or $15 both categories, games, fashion show. 919-596-9511. AUG 27 1ST ANNUAL SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN TAB RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, $10/rider $5/ pass, bring can tabs for extra raffle tickets, 50/50, raffles, food. Benefits Shriners Hospital. Presented by Redrum First Nations MC. email@example.com 919-848-3494. AUG 27 6TH ANNUAL SHRINER’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT AND DICE ROLL RIDE Chunk’s Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11, $20/sgl, $30/ dbl, non riders $6/plate. Food, prizes, auction, raffles. www.hdofgreensboro. com Karen Hatchett 336-707-7538. AUG 27 2016 BEST OF THE BIKES BIKE SHOW Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 11am – 3pm. $10/ donation entry, food, live music, cloggers, dunk tank, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, prizes. Benefits ALS SC Chapter. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. SEPT 2 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. 5 – 8. Food, raffles, DJ. Benefits Riley’s Army Services. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. SEPT 2-3 LOW COUNTRY HOGFEST 2016 Low Country HarleyDavidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. BBQ competition, live bands, custom car & bike show, vendor, contest. Benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847.
Cruisin’ Calendar SEPT 3 HOG COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. SEPT 3 BULL CITY RUMBLE 12 – VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. www. tonup.bigcartel.com/bull-city-rumble. com 919-687-6969. SEPT 3 USO RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www. speedwayharley.com 704-979-7433. SEPT 3 QUEEN CITY BIKE FEST Kangaroo Express 935 Charlottetown Ave, Charlotte, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11. Benefits USO of NC. www. queencitybikefest.com 980-819-1475. SEPT 9-10 BFBF 6TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST RALLY Vander Civic Assoc. 128 Rockhill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Fri gates open 5pm, Sat 10am, bands, vendors, bike rattle, art auction. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com. SEPT 9-11 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 828-2462101. SEPT 10 SOLDIERS UNITED COOKOUT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-8641200. SEPT 10 SCOTT EAKER MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345.
SEPT 10 MOTORCYCLES FOR MAMMOGRAMS Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10:30am $20/bike, food, silent auction, 50/50. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. Keegan Wright 336-629-2415. SEPT 10 FALL OPEN HOUSE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www. speedwayharley.com 704-979-7433. SEPT 10 KRISTI’S BENEFIT CANCER RIDE Bojangle’s 1652 Hwy 67, Jonesville, NC. Reg 9-10:30 KSU 11, $20/rider $5/pass, couples w/2 bikes $25, food, auction, event t-shirts. 336-835-2991. SEPT 10 PAWS 4 VETS HarleyDavidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. Reg 9 first out 10, $20/rider $10/pass, $5/add hand, food, music, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits paws4vets organization. jodieamathews@gmail. com Jodie Baker 828-400-1669. SEPT 11 10th ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooter’s Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh. Reg 8:30 KSU 11, $26/rider $40 2up incl T-shirt, silent auction raffles, 50/50 give aways, lunch & music. Proceeds benefit Pretty in Pink Foundation, Rain date 9/18 www. RaleighPinkRibbonRide.com, 919954-2171. SEP 11 14th ANNUAL CATAWBA COUNTY SHRINERS POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11, first out 11:30, $15/hand $35/3 hands, food. Dennis Grigg 828-7810062 SEPT 16-17 BIKERS BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. KCBS sanction event. Food, beverage, vendors. Free admis, live music. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com . Gary Moss email@example.com. 704638-6044.
Cruisin’ Calendar SEPT 17 VMC FALL POKER RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. SEPT 17 7TH ANNUAL WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T REMBEMRANCE RUN and POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony Airborne & Special Operation Museum 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg. 8 am Ceremony 10 KSU 11:15, $20/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, vendors. www.rollingthunder-nc1.com John Thompson 941-380-8844. SEPT 17 4TH ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER Summerfield First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and t-shirt. Raffle, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Western Carolina Alzheimers Assoc. Charlotte firstname.lastname@example.org 336-312-6499. SEPT 17 GUARDIAN ANGEL BIKE SHOW Ted’s Famous Chicken 4695 South Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10 - $20/entry, voting starts 12, door prizes, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Forsyth Medical Center cancer ward. In memory of Henry Caldwell, Linda Landreth, John Paul Landreth. Mary Cardwell email@example.com 336-8415335. SEPT 17 6TH ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR VETERANS HOSPICE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. Reg 9 last bike out 11. Supports veterans at Salisbury Veterans Hospice House. Spons by Tom McGrath Motorcycle Law Group. $15 per hand. www. bikerbluesbbqrally.com Gary Moss firstname.lastname@example.org. 704-6386044.
SEPT 17 RIDIN’ IN REMEMBRANCE Double D’s Burnout Saloon 1408 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1 $10/person. Vendors, food, primitive camping at final stop. Benefits Oakwood Cemetery for civil war soldiers. Deovindice1970@gmail. comShannon Rights 336-955-1169. SEP 23-25 12TH ANNUAL RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Downtown on Fayetteville St. & Raleigh Convention Ctr. Vendors, parade, parade of lights, bike show, tattoofest, stunt shows, live music, bikini bike wash. www. capitalcitybikefest.com 919-8733369. SEPT 24 LET’S RIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUT OF TOWN Beach House Harley-Davidson 4919 Ocean HWY W. Shallotte, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10, $25/rider $10/pass, escorted ride, food, 50/50, music, prizes. Benefits Hope Harbor Home, Inc. www.hopeharborhome.org DVBikeRally@gmail.com 910-4655037 or 910-754-5726. SEPT 24 NEW BERN ELKS MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30 $20/rider $10/ pass, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits local area Veterans. Tom Perretta email@example.com 252-6388116. SEPT 24 K9 MC COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. SEPT 24 BFBF 5TH ANNUAL TIM DIFFIN “RIDING WITH ANGELS” MEMORIAL RUN The Dog House 3049 Owen Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11am KSU 12. $20/rider $15/pass. Benefits CC Foster Children’s Christmas Fund. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com.
15 SEPT 24 SWAP MEET Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. OCT 1 HOG COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. OCT 1 15TH ANNUAL CALVIN E TAYLOR TOY RIDE Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd, Swannanoa, NC. Reg 10-12:15, Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr, Waynesville, NC. Reg 10:30-12:15, $20/person includes t-shirt. Gene Canter 828-734-3439. OCT 1-2 BIKER WEEKEND Richland Creek Community Church 3229 Burlington Mills Rd., Wake Forest, NC. Car & Bike Show, no entry fee, food truck, biker games, food truck rodeo. Benefits WF VFW. Operation Christmas Child begins. Joe Tomerlin firstname.lastname@example.org 919-556-9292. OCT 8 10TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $25/inc t-shirt, food, live music. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. www.rideforthecurenc.com email@example.com 252931-7665. OCT 8 JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345.
OCT 8 5TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN RUN Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department 350 Ashley Ave, Timberlake, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10:30, $25/bike $15/lunch & t-shirt. Benefits Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department. Ashley Fletcher tfd531@ yahoo.com 336-364-1681. OCT 15 BMC COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. OCT 15 BLUE KNIGHTS NC1 ANNUAL BREAST CANCER RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060. OCT 15 1ST ANNUAL ESTHER HOUSE RIDE AGAINST ABUSE Locust Car Care & Tire 211 E. Main St., Locust, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30. Pre reg $25/rider $5/pass, day of $30/rider $10/pass lunch and t-shirt includeds, raffles, music, vendors. Bike Show $10/entry. Benefits Stanly Ester House. Da.esterhouse@gmail. com. 704-961-7502. OCT 15 9TH ANNUAL BIKERS WITH BOXES Billy Graham Library 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, NC. 9:30am – 3pm. Pack Operation Christmas Child box, music, fellowship, giveaways, food. www. billygrahamlibrary.org mmcintyre@ bgea.org Melanie McIntyre 704-4013256. OCT 22 SPECIAL FORCES BROTHERHOOD BUDDY CHECK RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com 910-864-1200. OCT 29 BMC HOG-O-WEEN BASH Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910864-1200.
NOV 5 RILEY’S ARMY Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. NOV 12 TOYS FOR TOTS Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. NOV 12-13 43RD ANNUAL CBA FALL SWAP MEET & BIKE Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, tattoo contest. www. charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-4556245.
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NCOC Announces Unified Protest Against Motorcycle Profiling By: David “Double D” Devereaux (MotorcycleProfilingProject.com) The National Council of Clubs held a press conference at Shamrock Cycles in Austin, Texas on May 17, 2016, the 1st Anniversary of the tragedy in Waco, to announce a National Protest Against Motorcycle Profiling and Discrimination to take place at the ROT Rally in Austin, June 9-12. Representatives from motorcycle clubs across the country met in Austin to present a unified voice in defense of the community. Motorcycle profiling is a national epidemic impacting motorcyclists coast to coast. There is a well-established pattern of evidence proving law enforcement consistently targets individuals for no other reason than their appearance or membership in a motorcycle club. These clubs are a microcosm of America, comprised of riders from all walks of life. In attendance were Christian clubs, Military Veterans clubs, Clean and Sober clubs, Child Abuse Assistance Clubs, 1% clubs, and riding clubs reflective of the rich culture and history of our country and the multitude of personal interests available to us all. Significantly, representatives of many national organizations vilified by law enforcement and the media were represented and standing together projecting a unified voice and agreement on the issue of discrimination and profiling. This press conference was also tangible proof that clubs that allegedly do not associate with each other can peacefully come together and unify around common ground issues that impact the entire community. Double D explained, “To be clear, the National Council Of Clubs does not speak for any one club or on behalf of any one club. The NCOC represents the collective voice of the community united around the idea that membership in motorcycle clubs and expression of that membership should be fundamentally protected by the 1st Amendment and not used as a profiling factor.” Speakers presenting at the press conference were David “Double D” Devereaux (NCOC Spokesperson), Brent Coon (NCOC legal advisor and Waco Civil defense), Susan Criss (former Texas District Court judge and Waco criminal defense), Dr. Will Dulaney (Ph.D. International Security and qualified expert witness), Frank McIlhaney (Shield of Faith Ministries and Waco AID) and Wade Eldridge (Colorado COC and NCOC attorney). The NCOC chose the 1st Anniversary of Waco to announce a national protest. “The suffering of innocents at the hands of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in Waco is an outrageous example of the motorcycle profiling epidemic. The 1st anniversary of this tragedy is an appropriate time to bring attention to the civil rights deprivations occurring in Waco and the rest of the country.” Mass Arrests, Probable Cause, And Ignoring Foundational
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By: Kickstart & Donut Things were heating up on June 4 and 5 at Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson as they proudly celebrated their 10th anniversary with a blow out party. We had a blast seeing all the bikers come to celebrate and lots of our friends came out to enjoy the events that were going on. Both days were packed with activities and music. They had a Charity BBQ competition that benefited Homes For Our Troops. The winners were awarded a 1st place prize of $2000 cash and trophy, 2nd place got $1000 cash and trophy, and 3rd place took home $500 cash & trophy. Folks that wished to sample the various styles of BBQ paid $10 for a wristband to sample 2 oz. cups of BBQ and kids under age 12 got to play as well for a $5 wristband for unlimited samples from the 10+ cookers. Music was kicked of with the DJ playing between sets by several bands: Eliminator, Cowboy, Appetite for Destruction, Badcash, Brandon Bailey, and Generation Axe were on the schedule. Thanks to all the vendors and sponsors that helped make this weekend a very successful event. The list of thirty-one vendors was impressive, including food vendors selling BBQ, ribs, wings, hot dogs, and funnel cakes. There were vendors for jewelry, biker gear, LED’s, wheels, boots, several MCs, cigars, tattoos, and t-shirts. The Teresi Dyno Drag Truck was on the lot for anyone to try their reaction time and every now and then you could hear the familiar roar of a Harley powering through the gears. Miss Thunder Tower was also in play for the weekend and they were competing for cash, TTH-D gift cards, and RIDING
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I didn’t see any of the BBQ Cook-Off people. Usually they were around the courthouse. I learned later that they were at the local college instead. I continued, and made a circle around the courthouse, and started walking back toward the bike. There were still bikers riding through the crowd. Some were weaving because they had to go slow around the families walking – not paying attention to the bikes. On the ride home, I stopped in Cherryville, NC to visit with Sandy or Joe at the C. Grier Beam (Carolina Freight) Museum. I always make a stop at the museum every time I pass. Joe was there. We had a very pleasant conversation. I told him I was coming from Lincolnton. He was not aware of the event, and thanked me for the info. He didn’t want to get caught in the traffic if he was going shopping in downtown Lincolnton. I made sure to sign the log. They need to know how many visitors they have. Cindy and I went out for lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
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The 76th Annual Spring MBBW Runs Smooth As Silk By: Everette “EZ” Short If you missed it, then you missed one hell of a sweet, 10 day long, festival of rides on the beach at the 76th Annual Spring Myrtle Beach Bike Week. The crowds were the biggest in years, but traffic was light and the weather mostly permitted us to travel freely in tee shirts and jeans. On the North end, The Swing Bridge Saloon never missed a beat, from opening day, with a BBQ party, til the last Sunday, with a helluvagood Bloody Mary goodbye sendoff and Boardwalk Billy’s was over the top for food and service at the Doc Holiday Marina, with the waterway sunshine soaking us in good times. Around the corner, Terry, Drew and their crew at Beach Customs still haven’t slowed down with their big wheel custom builds and California Super trike creations, while world famous Scott Britt, who recently opened 17 Customs has been turning bikes out every day that it doesn’t rain since he got there. Bike week may have ended, but up there, it’s an endless summer of riding that has just begun. And did you see the giant tent full of HD’s rolling out of The Harley Shop at the Beach this year? It was crazy up there. In the middle of Myrtle Beach proper, Barnacle Bill’s hosted daily fits of mayhem and madness festivals, with standing room only. Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson had the party going on from first light ‘til nightfall, but I remember them staying open later in the past. I think you can once again thank the city fathers for clipping their party wings. Our newest custom shop on the Strand, PPM Customs, was overrun with customers and looked to have almost liquidated their entire inventory of bikes, while service was stacked to the brim. Further down the beach, hidden off old highway #544, Patty’s was packed all day and late into the wee hours and The Rat Hole was absolutely the best bang for the buck with FREE bike games all day and some cool saloon action under the cover of night. Sure there was some rain, and all the runs took it in stride, including the Goat Run, The Loop, The Dog Run, and others, but I have to put out a special thanks to The CVMA Riders of MB for blocking traffic and risking their hides to hold off the caged hordes. In Murrells Inlet, the madness was rampant and parking was scarce. I am not going to tell you that it wasn’t fun, but if you are a fan of butt to nut, standing room only crowds, then this was your place to be. God Bless Joker’s Customs for being there with tires, clutches, parts, and a good mechanic, because the only fatality during the entire rally, that I know of, were several burning tires, smoking clutches and assorted mishaps brought about with deliberate motion. There were a lot of great bikes (most of which cost more than my first house) and a lot of great people who looked to
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2016 Run To The Sun Motorcycle Rally By: Meredith W. The Southern Cruisers Riding Club held their benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday June 4th at Carolina Coast HarleyDavidson in Wilmington, NC. It was a one-day motorcycle rally event including a 50/50 drawing, bike club competition with bike games and cash prizes. Twenty dollars got you an event t-shirt, entry into the dice run, and lunch. There was also a silent auction and I walked away with some nice items including a year gym membership as well as a warm heart knowing that I. and the others in attendance, had supported this cause. The total for the day was over $10,000 and all proceeds went to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Way to go SCRC Chapter 162! Talking with Phillip LiVolsi, the First Officer of the SCRC Port City Chapter 162, I learned that he is one of 117 members of the chapter. I also learned that they are an international organization with approximately 30,000 members and 670 chapters worldwide! St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital was chosen by the organization in 2000 as their national charity and since then they have raised around 2.2 million dollars. Phil and his fellow SCRC members have been holding the benefit in this area since about 2007 and Chapter 162 alone has raised over $56,000! This riding club gets some serious mileage and raises some serious money for an absolutely beautiful cause. And they do it for the children. A special thanks: “The SCRC family would
like to send many thanks to the sponsors, contributors, and donors. Without their support it wouldn’t have been possible. To Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson for hosting the event, all of the vendors and supporters who came out and donated their time, and the Southern Cruiser family and members and all of their efforts.” If you would like to follow along with the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, as well as their mileage reports, photos, and events please visit www.SCRCPortCity162.weebly.com. More pictures from the 2016 Run To The Sun Motorcycle Rally are available to view and download for FREE by visiting FullThrottleMagazine.com and clicking on the “2016 Event Pictures” tab.
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VFW Post 2573 Memorial Day Observance Ride By: Mary Byrne Wallace The VFW Riders of VFW Manley Reece Long Post 2573 had their Memorial Day Observance Ride on May 29th. The ride was started at 11 am and was escorted by the City of Wilmington Firefighter Station #5 Engine 5. Many from across the Wilmington, NC area, attended it. Riders from the American Guardians, Strength and Honor, Red Knights NC6, and Rolling Thunder NC3 were in attendance. The ride wound through the streets of Wilmington and converged on the Fallen Soldier Memorial at the Wilmington Airport. The occasion had a solemn and respectful tone. While taking in the surroundings, prayers were said for all of our country’s fallen brothers and sisters. Prayers were followed by a moment of silence. A Special Wreath of Remembrance was given to the parents of fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J Butler IV.
Riders then saddled back up and made their way back over to VFW Post 2573. Awaiting the riders was a gathering of fellow veterans from the VFW who put together a beautiful remembrance for our fallen. The Fury band provided a special music performance. There were raffles, food, and a pie auction. All proceeds went to aiding Wilmington’s Veteran Community. A big THANK YOU to all who attended and participated.
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11th Annual Southeast Victory Motorcycle Rally By: Bill Gallaway This year the 11th Annual Victory Motorcycle Rally was again held June 2-5 in Helen, Georgia where it has been for the past 10 years. The first event was held in Perry, Georgia where a group of Victory riders from Florida and Georgia who were members of the Victory Motorcycle Club thought it would be a good idea to get together and meet, greet, have fun, and socialize with those of similar interests. Perry, GA was the central location tor the event. The first rally drew 80 attendees. With the support of dealers and Victory aftermarket accessory manufacturers, the rally has continued to grow by 15 - 20% every year. This year there were over 500 attendees for the 3-day rally. This rally is named the Southeast Victory Rally but I did see license tags from New York, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. With the rally being held in Helen, there are some of the finest riding roads in the area. If you were to try a different
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Val’s 50th Birthday Party At The Carriage Room By: Uwharrie Charlie The date: June 12, 2016, the time is 3pm. The Will Clark Band is setting up for an outdoor concert for Valerie’s 50th Birthday Party at the Carriage Room, where she is co-owner of the bar and restaurant. Outside some really good frog legs were being deep-fried by her husband, Noodle, with some help from friends and staff. Along with the legs were coleslaw, potato salad, and deserts brought in by friends for everyone to enjoy. It was all very yummy! Thanks to all who contributed with the food. The part that was most amusing was the folk that were eating the frog legs that thought it was from the fish pile. Well, there was no fish pile. Y’all ate frog legs and you liked it! The denial was just way too funny! I am trying to keep up with Val’s movements in order to keep track of the shenanigans but she moves much faster than I do! All looked safe till that really big smack right to the rear
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PGR Mission Keeping Promises By: Bill Gallaway On a sunny Sunday, June 12, 2016 with temperatures near 100º F, a group of dedicated riders of the Patriot Guard in North Carolina rode to South Carolina and met up with their counterparts here in Greenville, SC. Their mission that was planned just two weeks prior was to bring closure to some unfinished business from 71 years ago. As I arrived at the staging area, there were a handful of riders gathered in the shade of some huge trees to beat the heat. It wasn’t too long before I met Evan Parton, one of the organizers of this mission from North Carolina where he serves on the Board of Directors of the Tribute to the Troops Organization. As we talked, the riders from the Patriot Guard were pouring in, dismounting, and heading for the shade. It was a long ride from North Carolina on such a hot day; however it was a mission that needed to be done regardless of the weather. Sometime ago, Mrs. Margaret Runion Trammel (now Mrs. Margaret Treadway) suffered a devastating loss – that of her husband, George Edward Trammel, Coxswain, US Navy. In fact, it was 71 years ago. His ship, an LCS, was struck by a Japanese suicide craft and Coxswain Trammel was listed as Missing in Action. A year later, he was declared dead. Again some time ago, she was promised a Gold Star Flag, to honor her status as a Gold Star wife. That promise was never kept – well not until now. The story of this promise was relayed to a member of the North Carolina
Patriot Guard Riders, who was determined to make it come true. This day around 100 concerned individuals - 48 on motorcycles and 6 cages, joined forces to see this promise kept and to prove to this lady and this family that YES, promises are kept and YES, her loss meant something, meant something to the Country and ESPECIALLY TO THE PGR! Believe me, they heard the RUMBLE!! After a short ride to the presentation site there were many flags presented along with plaques, a ceremonial coin, along with many hugs and kind words of our heartfelt gratitude to her and her family. Yes Promises are kept.
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Team Amy Benefit Ride
By: Beth Gorman I recently had the opportunity, not only attend a community event, but also participate in and help coordinate the event with other local bike clubs in Rockingham, NC. Corey Shott, President of the Rockingham NC Chapter of the Wingmen MC Nation, contacted other clubs and organizations in the area to put this event together. Amy Faw is married to Bran Faw who is the Postmaster of the Rockingham Post Office. Amy recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and Corey knows them both very well. It isn’t only Corey that knows the Faw family, once the word got out that this benefit was taking place local businesses and other community organizations wanted to help by giving donations, monetary support, and also items for the auction that was to be held at end of the ride. The ride was held on June 5th. The weather forecast included a possible chance of heavy rain and strong storms, but that did not stop more than 60 motorcycles from coming out to support Amy. The ride started in the parking lot of Dunham’s Sports on Broad Avenue and then continued through Hamlet and Rockingham. There was one stop at the Berry Patch off of NC 220 near Ellerbe who also was participating in this benefit. They offered to donate the proceeds from any purchase of their pink ice-cream to the Team Amy benefit. There was some rain once the ride continued back to Rockingham VFW Post 4203. There was great food and good times for all with an auction that was held at end of event. The auction raised $5700! Amy was overwhelmed with the generosity of our motorcyclist community and the Rockingham community as well.
The clubs and organizations that participated included the Ghost Riders MC, Carolina’s Finest MC, Ol’ Skool Tribe RC, Steel Wheels RC, Playaz Elite, and Richmond County CBA/ ABATE. The Rockingham Chapter of the Wingmen Nation MC also gave appreciation plaques to the clubs and organizations who all helped put the ride together including The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine, which I graciously accepted. The one thing I can say is that bikers may be stereotyped by many, but this type of community event shows others that we are not a bunch of scary bikers and that our hearts are much bigger then most would know. It was an honor to participate in this benefit.
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Honor And Remember Ride
By: Johnny Reb I just want to start this article by saying what a great pleasure it is being a contributor to The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine representing the biker community in eastern North Carolina. Saturday, June 11th I got up and washed my 2008 Road King AKA the black wasp and headed to Winterville, North Carolina. I arrived at Hometown Harley and was immediately greeted by Tom Moore the representative for Honor And Remember Ride. Tom is a former US Army medic and a great guy. Tom and his wife Kathy have started a chapter of Honor And Remember in honor of their son, Corporal Ryan Russell US Army 1st Cavalry, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq. Honor And Remember (www.HonorAndRemember.org) was started by George Lutz whose son, George Lutz II, was killed by a sniper’s bullet while on patrol in Iraq. The foundation’s goal is to have their flag sanctioned by Congress and the US Military. The flag symbolizes all who have fallen while serving in the military all the way back to the Revolutionary War. For more information or to donate please contact the Ayden North Carolina chapter at NCchapter@honorandremember. org. I arrived at Hometown Harley-Davidson at 10:30 and immediately found that there was a great bunch of patriotic and caring bikers who were ready to start riding for a great cause. The run was leaving Hometown Harley-Davidson at 12 o’clock and was going to Collier Harley-Davidson in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. There was great weather for the ride and everybody was ready to roll. Collier Harley-Davidson had two bands and plenty of food and drink waiting for the riders
when they arrived. I am sorry that I couldn’t make the ride from Winterville to Roanoke Rapids as I had hand surgery the week before and that throttle hand was still pretty sore! There was a great turnout for this patriotic and deeply meaningful ride. There were plenty of MCs on hand that showed up for the ride with Iron Order MC leading the way. They had the Skeleton Krew at the front. Iron Order VP Troy “Copperhead” Roberson had the sign-up table running smooth and everybody knew where to follow in the pack for the trip to Roanoke Rapids. Iron Order MC wanted everybody to know that their club is made up of around 40% veterans and they were proud to lead the run, however they wanted everybody to know that this was not about them but about the cause of Honor And Remember. The blessing before leaving was conducted by a brother from American Legion Riders Chapter 19. They were on hand to represent the legion and all the great work that they do for veterans. Also in attendance was the local chapter of the Blue Knights MC with President Aaron Lemon leading his brothers who fell in for the run to Roanoke Rapids. There were many independent riders on hand with all kinds of bikes from mild to wild. All in all a great time was had by all, and I only wish I could have completed the ride. Well, this wraps up my first contribution to The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and I hope it is just the beginning of a long journey of bike rides and brotherhood that we all enjoy here in eastern North Carolina.
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Children’s Miracle Network Benefit By: Caroline I had the opportunity to meet the folks that put together this event on June 4. This is the second year that Sam’s Club in Winston-Salem has volunteered their time and energy to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Locally, that would benefit Children’s Network hospitals such as Duke and the UNC hospital system. As everyone knows, medical care is very costly, and can be a tremendous burden on families. One in 10 children in North America are treated at a Children’s Network hospital each year. These funds go towards treatment, healthcare services, and medical equipment. Riders this year were treated to an amazing musical talent, Carson Mac. Later on, the riders met at Double D’s Burnout Saloon in Kernersville for some food, fun and entertainment by Madhouse. Proceeds from this year’s ride will be added to the donations generated statewide to benefit children who are patients at partner hospitals across the state. If you would like to know more about this organization and how you can help go to http://give.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/. You can also find out how to donate locally by going to Sam’s Club at Summit Square on Facebook.
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Smokin’ H-D 7th Anniversary Celebration
By: Caroline Smokin’ Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem, NC was jam packed on May 21 with folks just hoping they would take home a brand new 2016 Harley-Davidson Softail. Of course there were plenty of other things to do right up to the drawing. There were vendors, hotdogs courtesy of the Winston-Salem HOG Chapter, and all the great folks from Rock 92 were there to add to the excitement. There was also a great local group, Jack Of Clubs providing musical entertainment. The folks from Rock 92 helped out with the drawing and sale of tickets and at 1:00 the time had come to begin the drawing. A huge crowd of ticket holders surrounded the stage area where Chris Demm, Biggie, Weather Dave, and Lauren, started drawing and calling out names. You see, this was a little different from your regular drawing, it was a reverse drawing. By time we got closer to the last tickets, the crowd had dwindled down and the tension level was sky high. Then the last 10 names called would get a key and to see if their key started the bike. I guess there was no one more surprised than Craig Wilson of Greensboro, when his name was called and his key started the bike. I know that he was beaming from ear to ear, and I thought I heard him say something about being at the rallies this year! Congratulations Craig and to all the folks at Smokin’ HarleyDavidson for letting us share in a great 7th Anniversary celebration.
6th Annual Milling Manor Poker Run By: Uwharrie Charlie I have met some very interesting folk down at Tamarac Marina & Grill over the years and some of them have stories of love and charity, which brings me to this benefit charity ride. Diane Wallace is one of those folk. While sitting on the deck having some food and refreshments I began to hear what Diane was telling to others about the special needs individuals and folks at Milling Manor. The fact that she was helping to organize a poker run for this establishment interested me very much. It became clear that I wanted to help out in whatever way to spread the word for this very worthy cause. Milling Manor is dedicated to strengthening and developing the lives of special people and is a non-profit agency. Diane is quoted as saying “This started as a memorial to my daughter’s father, Mike Wallace, and has grown. One year we lost a client and it was in her memory. Just the love of each other and the clients of Milling Manor have always made it possible. This and other fundraisers not only make this a house for these folks, but it makes it a home to them and all who enter the doors of this home. The ride this year was staged at the shopping strip where Beach N Tans is located on Highway 601 (935 S. Salisbury St.) in Mocksville, NC. Although we arrived early there were already many motorcycles in the parking lot. The event was set up nicely and had doughnuts and beverages on hand in case you skipped breakfast and had seating under canopies due to the heat that day. The ride was held Saturday June 4th so look for it next year and join in the celebration! There was food waiting for us after the ride, prizes for best and worst hand, entertainment by DJ Tina Crews, with special guests Patsy Cline and Elvis! A very nice table and chairs was given away along with a nice Carolina Panther Corn Hole board set. Please show your support for the sponsors, volunteers and contributors for this event, they are: Beach N Tans, Dewey’s Bakery, Restaurant 101, The Carriage Room, Tamarac Marina, Centerpoint MCO, Partners Behavioral Health MCO, Fuller Welding, Gentle Machine and Tools, Davie Co. Chamber of Commerce, Wal-Mart, Quick Phix Graphics, Jockey International, Lowe’s Home Improvement, V F Jeans, Life’s a Stitch, Subway, Yadtel, Cravers Lawn Care, All Seasons Lawn Care, Christy Trucking, Scarlett Unique Boutique, Harris Pools, Davie Chiropractic, Ingersoll Rand, Mike’s Wrecker Service, CheapTrixRacing.com, Oak Valley Golf Course LLC, Davie Medical Equipment, Zeko’s Village, Barnett Heating & Air, Food Lion (601 South), East Coast Wings, N V Nails and Spa, Ketchie Creek, Doris Short, Lake Girls Music and Leah Hines among others not mentioned. Special thanks goes out to the volunteers that help make this a successful and growing event including Diane Wallace, Robin VanHoy, Tina Crews, Kathy Hutchens, Mark Godwin (Director), Mary Evans and others including the Staff of Milling Manor. You may contact Milling Manor at www.mmiservices.
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C.H.A.N.C.E Annual Benefit Ride 2016 By: Kickstart & Donut April 30, 2016 was a great day for bikers and friend to gather around at South Lake Saloon in Redbank, SC. The timing was perfect with Mother Nature. This was the 4th C.H.A.N.C.E. (Crusaders Helping Abused and Neglected, Children Everywhere) event they put on in 2 years, but it also was the 2nd event to help the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter. Monetary prizes were donated from local sponsors, which include David Brazell, Tony Culpepper, Jordin Shakespears, Tommy Campbell Heating And Air, and Elite Fencing. Registration started at 11a.m. with KSU at 12 pm, LBI at 5pm. It was a successful event with over 70 registered riders. Stops included Tommy’s AKA Country T’s, Bunky’s, The Shack, Karl’s Korner, and the BOL AKA The Bar Of Lexing-
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ride. It was a beautiful ride rolling by on the two lane county roads. Fifty miles rolled off pretty smoothly and we pulled into Rider’s In The Country in Randleman and were greeted by vendors and a spread of food. The riders pulled their cards for the poker hand, got a cold drink and secured their tables for the rest of the event. The Good Ole Boys were cranking out some hits, and I’m telling you, they really do a great job! Hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the fixin’s were hot and ready. After we had a bite and the band played a set. Tim announced the 50/50 winner, Best & Worst hand, and got the auction going. There was a pile of great auction items including a table full of Case knives, framed prints from local artist Blake Henkel, CCL class certificates, and some other great items. At the end of the day the Seth Nall Memorial Scholarship Fund had raised over $6000 to help Trinity High School graduates take the next step in their education, and to keep Seth Nall’s memory alive. God Bless the Nall family, Seth’s friends, and everyone who comes to the ride every year. Pictures from this year’s Seth Nall Memorial Scholarship Fund ride are available to view and download for free at FullThrottleMagazine.com. Click on the “2016 Event Pictures” tab and select the event. Check The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for the 6th Annual Seth Nall Memorial Ride in June 2017.
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By: Buzz There are times in life that tragedy strikes. When it does, we all have to make a decision on how to carry on. When Seth Nall’s life was tragically taken away, Casey, one of Seth’s friends, approached Seth’s dad about carrying on Seth’s memory through a Memorial Scholarship for Trinity High School seniors. Tim Nall, Seth’s dad, accepted the challenge and one way to raise money for the scholarship was through Seth and Tim’s mutual love of riding motorcycles. On June 4th, riders for the 5th Annual Seth Nall Memorial Ride gathered at Mount Vernon UMC in Trinity, NC. There was a beautiful Carolina blue sky that day and bikes filled the church parking lot. The registration was buzzing with activity signing up riders and selling shirt, 50/50 tickets, and spreading love and fellowship to everyone who attended. The Pink Cares Piedmont Fire Truck was also in attendance adorned with signatures and messages of hope for survivors and those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. When registration was over we hopped on our bikes and headed out on a police escorted tour of the local countryside. Tim brought along a small urn with some of Seth’s ashes in it, so he could be with us on the
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Small Town, Big Heart - Angier Bikefest By: Star Munsey Angier Bikefest was a two-wheeled display of big heart, in classic small town America. Before I relocated to North Carolina, I conducted extensive on-line research regarding small towns in North Carolina, looking for areas I would want to live in or visit. That was the first time I learned of Angier’s Bikefest. The online photos hinted of a quaint town that still preserved the buildings and soul of its old fashioned downtown. I was drawn to the streets lined with shops, restaurants, and lots of history. I love that, and when I also saw photos of motorcycle-lined roads from their “Bikefest” I was intrigued. I knew it would be a place I must go, and an event I must attend. On June 4th, the day came when I finally attended my first year Angier Bikefest, but it will not be my last. I attend a lot of these types of events. This one was a perfect balance of bikerfriendly activities and family-friendly attraction, which led me to hours of smiles as I milled about. The streets were lined with a wide variety of motorcycles, and their owners. I was fortunate enough to find a parking spot next to a Russian 2012 Ural with a sidecar, which seemed to stop crowds all day. The owner took his time to share with me the perks of Ural ownership, and tell me tales of his adventures and even errands he has run on this beauty. He was the first of many owners that day that were kind enough to tell me all about their motorcycles, the adventures they had on them and more. I made my way over to the bike show, which contained everything from your classic cruiser, to trikes, custom rides, and antique treasures. There was a respectable variety, and a lighthearted competition between owners. I took my time walking through this part, which was almost as fun as walking through a museum thanks to the owners that ensured their bikes were worthy of display. They were full of personal touches like etched windshields, custom paint, impressive engines, and creative designs. The best were selected as “winners” and given plaques by mid-afternoon. A point of pride for the owners, I am sure! The sounds of Southern Grace wafted through the square, and drew me across the street to the park where there were vendors and festivities for all. It seems like the best biker events here have this type of band rocking out with country tunes, keeping the crowds happy. It was great to hear their All American “downhome” tunes as I checked out all the goodies I could (and did) buy like T-shirts, jewelry, accessories, and southern food! I also spotted a barbeque competition going on. An entire section was devoted just to these chefs and their variety of culinary delights. Although it all fell in one category of “Barbeque” there was enough variety to suit the preference of just
about anybody in the crowd. If you needed something to cool your taste buds from the barbeque or from this 90º day, the organizers thought of that, too! You had your choice of Snow Cones or a huge variety of drinks and delights to keep you cool. After a few short conversations, I noticed the vendors ran the full spectrum of diversity from the businessman, to the local church group, some charities, and chapters of local clubs. I enjoyed taking it all in, watching everyone enjoying it in their own way. I saw the classic leather-wearing bikers riding in and out together, interwoven with giggling kids playing in the fountain, people holding up wares they considered purchasing, some people sitting in the shade, or singing to the tunes from the band. There were countless friendly people who were all-too happy to chat with each other and me about the town, their advice on other events to attend, tips on rides to take, and more as we enjoyed the
day together. The people were kind, and open – ready to share their bikes, their experiences, and their world with me. As much as I love motorcycles, the people and setting of this event are equally worth the effort to attend. Angier Bikefest is a treasure, where you can soak in some sun, meet new and old friends, see some great motorcycles of all shapes and sizes, all while enjoying small-town American goodness.
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A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation. “Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?” “Negative, ma’am. Just serious by nature.” The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, “It looks like you have seen a lot of action.” “Yes, ma’am, a lot of action.” The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, “You know, you should lighten up. Relax and enjoy yourself.” The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, “You know, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?” “1955, ma’am.” “Well, there you are. No wonder you’re so serious. You really need to chill out! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to “relax” him several times. Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, “Wow, you sure didn’t forget much since 1955.” After glancing at his watch, The Sergeant Major said, “I hope not; it’s only 2130 now.”
in a villa on the golf course, heard the noise and called out: “Are you okay? What’s your name?” “It’s John, and I’m okay thanks,” he replied as he pulled himself out of the twisted cart. “John, she said, (firm loose breasts undulating beneath her white silky robe) “forget your troubles. Come to my villa, rest a while and I’ll help you get the cart up later.” “That’s mighty nice of you,” he answered, “but I don’t think my wife would like it.” “Oh, come on now,” Elizabeth insisted. She was so very pretty, very very sexy and very persuasive. “Well okay,” he finally agreed but thought to himself, “My wife won’t like it.” After a couple of restorative Scotch and waters, he thanked Elizabeth. “I feel a lot better now, but I know my wife is going to be really upset. So I’d best go now.” “Don’t be silly!” Elizabeth said with a smile, letting her robe fall open slightly. “She won’t know anything. By the way, where is she?” “Still under the cart, I guess,” he said.
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A road worn biker walked into a whorehouse, handed the Madam $500. In a slow, gruff voice the biker told the Madam he wanted a warm beer, a bologna and cheese sandwich, and a fat ugly woman. Dear Sir, the Madam replied, for that kind if money you can have a fine meal, and a beautiful woman. The biker peered at the Madam. Look lady, I’m not hungry or horny, just home sick.
Three guys are sitting in the sports bar window seats, idly chatting and watching the front door of the brothel across the road. They see the local Baptist pastor appear, knock on the door and quickly go inside. “Would you look at that!” exclaims one of the guys. “Didn’t I always say what a bunch of hypocrites those Baptists are?” No sooner are the words out of his mouth than a Rabbi appears at the brothel door, knocks, and also disappears inside. The other guy says “Another one trying to fool everyone with pious preaching and silly hats!” They continue drinking while roundly condemning the vicar and the rabbi when they see their local Catholic priest knock on the brothel door. “Ah, now that’s sad,” says the third guy, “One of the girls must have died.”
An officer assigned to a lonely stretch of highway cam upon the scene of an obvious hit and run. There in the middle of the road was a local biker known for his extramarital activities. His bike was a twisted heap and the biker was pretty banged up, but alive. The cop asked the biker if he got the license plate of the vehicle that hit him. “No,” Joe grunted painfully, “But I’d know my old lady’s laugh anywhere!”
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A desperate looking woman stood poised on the edge of a high cliff about to jump off. A filthy tramp wandering by stopped and said, “Look, since you’ll be dead in a few minutes, and it won’t matter to you, how about a little sex before you go?” She screamed, “No! Bug off you filthy old bastard!” He shrugged and turned away saying, “Okay, I’ll just go and wait at the bottom then.” She didn’t jump. My high school assignment was to ask a veteran about World War II. Since my father had served in the Philippines during the war, I chose him. After a few basic questions, I very gingerly asked, “Did you ever kill anyone?” Dad got quiet. Then, in a soft voice, he said, “Probably. I was the cook.” A man won an $8,000 settlement from Disneyland after he got stuck on the ‘It’s a Small World’ ride. He said he’d use the money to
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Third Annual Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship Ride By: Rose and Lloyd May 7th was the Third Annual Allison Hunt Memorial Scholarship Ride. Larry and Tamara Hunt as a lasting Memorial of their daughter, Allison Hunt, put this ride on every year at Ledford High School. Many friends and sponsors help to make this event possible. Allison was born prematurely on October 24, 1994. She lived a perfectly normal life until the age of 12 when she was diagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterate, an irreversible lung disease. In January 2011 she received a lung transplant. That April a virus took over her body and she lost her battle July 18, 2011. Larry and Tamara wanted to keep her memory alive forever so they started a scholarship fund for seniors at Ledford High School. To be eligible each person applying had to present an essay about an adversity that they have or are having to overcome. May 7th was a beautiful day for the event. There was a nice ride through the country and back to Ledford High School for food, entertainment, and an auction. DJ Tommy Hodges provided music, and the auctioneer was Mark Connor. The day and ride was great, but the wonderful part of Allison’s memory is how this scholarship fund has helped young people accomplish their dreams. In 2012, the scholarship was awarded to Felicia Ford; she attended University of Mount Olive, graduating May 7th, with a Bachelors in Criminology, and Minor in Spanish. In 2013, the scholarship was awarded to Dallas Barrier, who is attending East Carolina. In 2014, Mary Davis attending UNC in Greensboro, and
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Carolina Faith Riders Bike Night By: Wally Wersching The Carolina Faith Riders sponsor a Bike Night at the Forest City, NC Sonic restaurant every Tuesday evening. I went to one and had a very pleasant time. The people there are very friendly, and the food is pretty good, too. I looked around as I pulled in, and saw a few bikes already parked. After I parked, I started to visit with the people who were there. I gave out a couple copies of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines. More bikes pulled in, and before I knew it, the tables were full. I met a few friends from last year’s Bike Nights along with Mike, the president of the CFR. We had a very pleasant talk about a little of everything but mostly motorcycles. I talked with Doug for a while. His son was my professor when I took a writing class at the local community college. It’s always good to see old friends. I met another friend who happens to ride a 2012 Victory Kingpin. We always seem to bump into each other at local bike events. We are the only Victory owners in the crowds. He just had a serious heart operation. I was glad to see him
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Power Of Persistency And Numbers Rolling Thunder 2016 By: Star Munsey “America’s POW/ MIA’s will never die until they are forgotten.” (Rolling Thunder). Sometimes, it feels like the world has gone crazy, and things are out of control – especially when it comes to our government. So, what is an every-day citizen supposed to do when they know something isn’t right, and that something needs to change? The organizers of Rolling Thunder have shown us the answer: be persistent in your cause, and remember that there is power in numbers. This event/ride started in 1988 with about 2500 participants, since then they have persistently held an annual demonstration/ride around the National Mall and past the Capital building in Washington, DC with the intent to publicize the POWMIA issue, as well as educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars. The goal of this event is to help correct the past and protect the future Veterans from also being left behind. This ride is a demonstration to let our elected officials know that they have not forgotten our POW-MIA’s, and that they will not just go away. Since that first demonstration/ride, the event has grown and evolved beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Now, in addition to the original mission, it has also become known as a tribute to American War Heroes; an emotional display of patriotism and respect for those who defend our county. Not only has the purpose and meaning grown, but also the numbers of participants has grown to the point where this is now THE world’s largest single day motorcycle event. On Memorial Day weekend, they held their 29th annual Ride For Freedom, where over a million riders and spectators descended upon the Nation’s capital. Early Sunday morning, the riders began to congregate in the parking lots of the Pentagon. Hundreds of thousands of bikers filled up all the parking lots around the Pentagon. At noon, the riders began their slow journey from the Pentagon through the spectator-lined streets of Washington, DC to the National Mall. There were so many participants that it took about four hours for all the riders to make this 15-minute emotional journey. I was fortunate enough to be one of the participants in this
year’s Ride To The Wall. It was similar to the event I attended in years past in many ways. This year, I found the same energy, dedication, and passion from the attendees. There was the expected sea of motorcycles filling the parking lots, the unforgettable roar of the engines as the sheer volume of riders exit the staging area and weave through the streets, and I found the streets along the route lined as much as ever with patriotic Americans waving flags, cheering, and holding signs saying things like “Thank you” and “God Bless Our Troops”. Though the actual ride is about 15 minutes, it creates a lifetime of memories, and inspiration. If you wonder, “Is patriotism is alive and well?” attend this ride and your faith will be revived as you ride past people of all ages and walks of life cheering on the demonstration/riders. If ever you wonder, “Can what I do really influence the government?” attend this ride and you will be reminded that as one person you may not be heard, but when we come together with a united voice that there is power in numbers and with persistence, and we can get things done. Changes involving government don’t usually happen quickly. But the men and women of Rolling Thunder and their supporters have shown a dedication to their cause, and to our Veterans that is unwavering, powerful, and effective. For 29 years they have held this demonstration/ride, and maintained a constant vigil seeking accountability and appreciation for our Veterans. If you visit their national website, www.Rollingthunder1. com, you can read about the legislation they have championed and their centerpiece, Rolling Thunder Charities. The Chair Of Honor Program is another source of pride for Rolling Thunder, placing a POW-MIA chair at all professional buildings
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By: Wiley Burrus Josh Pardue. That’s a name you would have heard a lot of if not for a tragic accident last December. Josh lost his life in a motorcycle accident December 26, on the way to Daytona with a bunch of his HOG chapter members. Members of the Statesville, NC, HOG Chapter #3548 honored Josh and his family Saturday, June 4 with a LIVIN’ LARGE FOR JOSH PARDUE poker run At Tilley H-D. LIVIN’ LARGE, because that’s what Josh was all about, living life to the fullest. And education. That’s one thing that Josh was working hard for, getting a good education for his three boys, Ethan, Daniel, and Levi. In fact, he was so dedicated to education that he was running for the school board when the accident happened. The main purpose of this poker run was to raise money for the education of his boys. The money will be put into an escrow account to grow and help the boys gain the education he wanted
for them. Participants in the poker run got a tee shirt and a meal and a chance to win some great prizes when they returned to Tilley Harley-Davidson. There were drawings, door prizes and games. It turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, but there was a good turnout for the event. The quest for the best hand was close at the end. A couple of straights came in and then a flush, a potential winner, and then another possible flush. The suspense was thick, and then the last card was drawn. No! Missed the last card! The low hand was a nine high. Everyone seemed to have a good time and some prizes were won. Everyone was fed, and an education fund was begun. All in all, it was a good day to remember a friend.
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Military Through The Ages By: Wally Wersching Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Kings Mountain National Military Park hosts a “Military through the Ages” exhibit. I went last year, and thoroughly enjoyed the demonstrations. The event’s hours were from 9:00AM to 5:00PM both Saturday, and Sunday. The Kings Mountain National Military Park is on the site of the Battle of Kings Mountain that happened during the Revolutionary War. There’s a small museum, and a hiking trail that goes around the battlefield. In the woods near the trail is where the “Military through the Ages” volunteers set up their tents. I arrived a little before 10AM on Saturday. I was told that there would be weapons demonstrations starting at 11AM, so I had time to visit with the volunteers. I met a man with a video camera on a tripod. He was from WTVI – the PBS station in Charlotte, NC. We had a very pleasant talk. He was out making a documentary for the station. I had a few copies of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. In it was my article about Dewey Gossett – the WWII pilot who was just buried last month. He was MIA since 1943. I gave copies to the WWII re-enactors to read. They really enjoyed it. By now the Confederate soldiers were up drilling and practicing their tactics. They were very serious about their duties. All the volunteers were serious about bringing their stories to the visitors. The weapons demonstrations started at 11AM. There was a huge crowd of spectators watching and listening to the men
describe how it was during their specific conflict. They started with the Revolutionary War, and ended with the Vietnam War. It was interesting to hear the automatic weapons firing. Later in the day, they would fire a cannon. I didn’t stay for that. I’ve seen it before. No matter how I try, I still jump when it fires and the picture is blurry. I left, and headed back. It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. I will definitely go back again next Memorial Day weekend.
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Trust Your GPS? Hello brothers and sisters, I hope you are getting in a lot of riding in this summer season. When we mount up for a ride, we sometimes have nowhere to go. No time frame to maintain or particular destination to reach, that’s a part of the freedom of the motoring lifestyle. Other times we need to get to a destination on time and as quick as possible. Now, I’m sure most all of us have a GPS. If not a stand-alone unit, perhaps on a cell phone. Now, I do field service work, so going to different job sites daily is the norm. My GPS is one of the most important tools. However, sometimes it will take you down a pig path, dead end, or just repeat “re-calculating” until you turn it off. It will take you places you don’t always want to go. Life is a journey as well. Sometimes we need direction. There’s another GPS system I would like to tell you about. “God’s Perfect Son.” When life’s road gets confusing or becomes a dead end, you can call out to Jesus! He will set you on the correct path. Also reading His Word and attending a place of worship with true believers will keep you on the correct road. And if you do make a wrong turn, Jesus is there to forgive and set you on the path “He” has chosen for us. Sometimes we may go down a road we don’t understand, but he will not leave us or forsake us, and he will never lead us down a dead end. So make heaven your final destination.
Let the Lord guide you down the road of life till you reach it. Enjoy the ride, be careful, and remember when all else fails try Jesus. He is the real deal.
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7th Annual AMCA Southern National Meet By: Alan Dockery For seven years I’ve attended the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Southern National Meet. I watched it grow into one of the best gatherings of old motorcycles in the country. Despite some wet weather Friday, it was great to see lots of y’all at Denton Farm Park, NC, the middle of May supporting this fun meet. Saturday was perfect weather to ride over and join us for the day. The three sponsoring AMCA chapters; Blue Ridge, Dixie, and Catawba Valley picked the perfect place to let y’all see, hear, touch, and smell the history of motorcycling. Not only were there lots of cool old bikes to check out, but there were plenty of bikes and parts for sale, too. Denton Farm Park enhances the antique experience with several old buildings featuring historical equipment and machinery, plus antique train rides. The AMCA meet is mainly a Friday and Saturday event. For y’all who want to check out the meet and activities you can ride in Saturday morning. Sunday is when they judge the bikes seeking national recognition. The oldest was a 1913 restored “Pope”, There was also a 1919 restored H-D. The newest was a 1979 Honda and various makes and models in-between. The most unique was a 1951 WL”J” which is very rare. Long Distance riders to the meet where Richard Watson on an Indian from Michigan at 637 miles, Liz Vickery from Florida on a H-D at 600 miles, and Scotty Murnan on a 1947 H-D “45” at 550 miles. As more folks learn about Denton, the crowd that comes to camp and enjoy the whole weekend grows. That gives them more time to check out the vendors and get ahead of the Saturday shoppers. Camping at Denton Farm Park is nice with acres of cool, shady woods and permanent restroom facilities. And you can get a big ole fried bologna sandwich, a sweet potato fried pie, and Cheerwine for lunch. It’s great to see friends and tell stories about old motorcycles
and rides, but folks came to buy and sell bikes and parts. So what, you can buy everything online these days. A real swap meet still has its advantages. Online you hope the part is what they claim and what you need. Buying in person at Denton you can examine the part, haggle with the seller, and sometimes get an interesting story, too. Bob Aton, Meet Chairman, says people love coming to North Carolina and often brag about our meet. “I continue to hear from members across the country that this is their favorite meet. They enjoy a laid back meet and appreciate our Southern hospitality,” he said. “People like the cool, shady Denton Farm Park, too.” Saturday’s activities started with the Antique Bike Road Run through the beautiful Carolina countryside. One of the coolest features of the AMCA Southern National Meet is the History In Motion narrated parade of antique motorcycles. Riders line up and wait their turn to pull up to a spot, surrounded by folks, while each bike is described. This is so much better than just a bike show. The narrator tells us who is riding what, but often the rider takes the microphone and gives more details and stories about their machine. Each year has a theme and bikes of that type on display. This year’s theme was service bikes featuring machines used by the military and police. Saturday was Armed Forces Day, so it was nice for this old GI to see the bikes and support AMCA member’s show for us. This year, John Landstrom, owner of Blue Moon Cycles, Norcross, GA, narrated the parade and did a great job telling us about the old bikes. Blue Moon Cycles caters to Vintage motorcycles and has a room dedicated to military motorcycles. John and the shop were featured in an “American Pickers” episode when a Zundapp KS 750 military motorcycle with sidecar was purchased for the shop in Europe. After lunch the crowd moved to the field games area. You
should have seen the guys and gals competing on old bikes with foot clutches and hand shifters. It was amazing how well some can ride those old machines. Bike Game Winners were as follows. Driver’s License Test: 1st Place - Chad Trayner, 2nd Place - Doc Fox. Place The Ball: 1st Place - Luke Hefner, 2nd Place - Ramsey Allen. Hoop Toss: 1st Place - Ramsey Allen, 2nd Place - Chad Trayner. Ride The Rail: 1st Place Chad Trayner, 2nd Place - Mark Riehle. Slow Race: 1st Place - Ramsey Allen, 2nd Place - Richard Watson. Once the field was clear, bikes pulled in for the Concourse D’Ordinaire, a bike show for the common bike. Any bike could enter as long as it was old and it ran. This is a cool little show with awards for things like Least Chrome, Most Rustic, Least Paint, Most Cobbled, Most Sordid. After a great meal of BBQ and chicken from BBQ Joes, John Landstrom of Blue Moon Cycle was the speaker at the AMCA’s 7th Annual Southern National Banquet. The theme of this year’s meet was military and service bikes. John’s topic was military motorcycles and he possesses a tremendous amount of knowledge in this area. He discussed mainly WWI and WWII motorcycles. The WWII Allied motorcycle production numbers were very surprising because you would think that Indian (30,000) and Harley-Davidson (88,000) would be at the top of bikes produced, but they trailed Norton (100,000) and BSA (125,000). John also discussed Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycle companies using captured enemy bikes as patterns to build shaft driven bikes to better handle the harsh desert conditions of the war. The slide presentation was very informative and entertaining. The AMCA Southern National meet is the Carolinas’ event you must attend if you are into the history of motorcycles. Bikers can check out historic machines and spend hours talking to the guys who saved and restored them. You will see some of the oldest motorcycles running and rideable. You can buy bikes and parts to start your own project. Motorcycles 35 years old are considered antiques. That now includes the imports many of us grew up riding. Yes, there are lots of Harleys, Indians, Triumphs, Nortons, and the bikes we are used to seeing at antique meets. But the Japanese bikes and parts vendors are increasing, too. Many of us have fond memories of those machines. The AMCA Southern National meet is not a snobby gathering of guys with high-dollar antiques. It is for you and that clean old machine you found in a shed or the ratty project bike you’d rather ride than restore. The 2017 theme will be Indians. I’m looking forward to lots of beautiful machines from the old Springfield factory. Come join us next year at Denton. To see more of the photos shot by The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff, go to www.FullThrottleMagazine.com. Editor’s Note: Greg Manders, Assistant Chief Judge AMCA, and Joe Cranford, proprietor of Rusty Nuts Saloon, also contributed to this article.
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2nd Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride By: Meredith W. On Saturday April 23rd the 2nd Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride took place between Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson and Beach House HarleyDavidson. The Blue Knights NC17 sponsors the benefit. Registration began at CCHD at 9 a.m. and KSU was 11 a.m. The Sheriff’s Department as well as the State Highway Patrol escorted the ride down the highway to BHHD. Once the long trail of about 200 bikes arrived and everyone parked, Beach House was a buzz with everyone looking at their large showroom of
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By: Rose and Lloyd On May 30th, The Carolina Field Of Honor at Triad Park in Kernersville held a very heart felt ceremony to honor all veterans, the ones that gave their all, and the hundreds that attended. If you have not been to The Carolina Field of Honor it was seven years in the developing by retired veterans that want to have a place in the Triad to honor all Veterans. It was the brainstorm of the late Richard “Rich” Brenner, and William “Bill “Moss, Danny Bracken, Rob O’Hanlon, Scott Matthews, George Orfanedes, and William Knight. Plus a Committee determined to make this dream a Monument. The land was donated by the cities of Kernersville and Greensboro, and so the dream began. Ground Breaking Ceremony was September 25, 2013. The dedication of the first phase was May 31, 2014. On May 30th, A Memorial Day Ceremony was held. There were hundreds of Veterans and families there to show their respect for the men and women that gave their all. The Ceremony included Bag Pipes
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