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Table Of Contents Issue #238

PAGE 20 The Congregation 2018

PAGE 30 2 nd Annual Stunt & Bike Show

PAGE 40 Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken Bike Night Kickoff / Full Throttle Bike Night Tour

Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - Beach House H-D Spring Beach Bike Week....7 Weekly Bike Nights...........................................................9 Weekly Live Music............................................................13 Quotable Quote................................................................18 45th Annual CBA Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show............20 Tilley H-D Spring Open House.........................................23 8th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes.....................................26 2nd Annual Operation Christmas Child Benefit Ride.........28 The Congregation 2018....................................................30 4th Annual Southeastern Gathering Of The Tribes............32 New Owners For JR’s Corner Tavern...............................34 Bull City HOG Chili Cookoff..............................................36 6th Annual Creekside Spring Bike Rally............................38 2nd Annual Stunt & Bike Show..........................................40 Myrtle Beach Bike Week Hot Spots..................................42 Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken Bike Night Kickoff / Full Throttle Bike Night Tour.........................................................................52 10th Annual Oconee County SC Vet-Fest 2018................55 Cool Dad’s Ride................................................................56 American Legion Riders Post 55 Helps Raise Huge Flag.... 58 11th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes....................................60 The 28th Annual Dickie Martin Bunny Run........................62 8th Annual CBA/ABATE Chili Cook-Off.............................64 Motorcycle Awareness Ride.............................................66 5th Annual CCIB Bike And Car Show................................68 “Welcome Home” Vietnam Veterans 2018.......................70 Bum’s Restaurant And Catering.......................................72 Spokes & Jokes................................................................74 People & Places...............................................................76 Rolling Thunder SC Chapter 3 Trip To Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital.............................................................78 Thunderzone....................................................................79 Playing Games With The Lord..........................................80 Dixie Drifters 1st Bike Night Of The Year...........................82 A Day For Clay Memorial Ride.........................................84 2018 Double D Burnout Saloon Spring Bash...................86 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................89

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pril was sure full of events and if that is any indication of what we can expect the rest of the year, you are going to have lots of choices for rides, rallies, and activities this year. I challenge you to attend as many as you can. I also challenge you to go somewhere “different” this year. By that I mean somewhere that you have not been before. We have a tendency to go to the same events year after year and while that’s not bad in itself, I have seen it get a little too repetitive to the point that it is “comfortably numb”. And motorcycling is not supposed to be that! Excitement and adventure should be key words for each time we venture out on our bikes. Sometimes we expect someone else to add those elements to our rides and that should not be the case, either. Step out on your own if there are no scheduled events to attend. There is no end to the pleasure of an unscheduled road trip. Even getting “lost” can be fun if you let it be. Remember, If you aren’t out of gas, you are not lost. You just haven’t been there before. So, gas up, get on, and GO! Anywhere. Just GO! May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean every driver sees you. Watch out for distracted drivers and always ride safe. Save the celebration for the end of the ride and never let a brother or sister ride if they have had too much to drink. They may hate you then, but they will thank you tomorrow. And while we are talking about thanking our friends, remember those who have served to preserve our liberty. Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day. Formerly known as Decoration Day, this national holiday commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people attend parades or visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day. Sounds like a road trip with a purpose to me.

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MAY 1 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT MainSquare, Lexington, NC. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704638-6044. MAY 3 SEASON OPENING BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson.com 252-439-1345. MAY 3 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. MAY 4-6 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101.

MAY 5 4TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR VETERAN WARRIORS, AMERICAN LEGION Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way Winterville, NC. www.hometownharleydavidson. com 252-439-1345.

MAY 5 TUSCARORA MC SPRING RALLY Snow Hill, NC. Gates open 10am $10/gate, door prizes, camping, food. No one under 18 after 8pm. Reaper 252-902-9364 or Big D 252-286-4220.

MAY 5 11TH ANNUAL CRUISIN FOR A CURE CAR AND BIKE SHOW Roanoke Rapids Theatre 500 Carolina Crossroad Pkwy, Roanoke Rapids, NC. 9-3 Reg 9-11, food, pinstriping, live dj. www.cruisinroanokerapids.com Ricky Gupton 252-2031093.

MAY 5 9TH ANNUAL LAKE WACCAMAW RIDE Sandhills American Legion Riders Chapter 72 211 E Main St., Aberdeen, NC. $15/sgl, $25/pass includes lunch. 910-6031318.

MAY 5 HAROLD WATSON FUNDRAISER Tar River Yacht Club 803 E Main St., Spring Hope, NC. Reg 11, $15/rider $5/pass, food, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50. Chester or Mary Whitley 252-289-0913.

MAY 5 CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd. Burlington, NC. 11-3. www.downhomeharley. com 336-227-1261.

MAY 5 DUFFY’S RIDE Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10, KSU 12 $15/sgl $20/ MAY 5 8TH ANNUAL HOME dbl. Food, vendors, raffles, live muGROWN HEROES/FALLEN OFFIsic. After party @ Lucky’s. Benefits MAY 5 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE CER MEMORIAL RIDE Cumberland Transplant Foundation. W E R E Y O U I N J U RDuffy E D Collins ? RIDE DAY femalerideday@motorCounty Court House 117 Dick St., Mary Jo Collins 336-675-1579. ess.com http://motoress.com/interna- Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30, tional-female-ride-day. $20/rider $15/pass. Benefits NC MAY 5 RIDING HIGH HARLEY-DAC.O.P.S. and other local charities. VIDSON BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN MAY 5 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE Sponsored by Blue Knights INC XIII Riding High Harley-Davidson hope youRIDE never RIDE DAY Ladies only ride Tilly HD of Fayetteville. mjbrownsr@yahoo. 3036 NC Hwy 68, High Point, NC. have toReg call9 me... W EofRSalisbury E Y O653 U Bendix I N J UDrRSalisbury E D ? com 910-922-6673. KSU 10, free ride. www. NC Kristy Dell 704-638-6044 ridinghighharleydavidson.com, PreMAY 5 7TH ANNUAL VETERANS Register at https://goo.gl/7oYAQm MAY 5 3RD ANNUAL MOTORCYLEGACY FOUNDATION RIDE 336-273-1101. CLE TOUR Tyrrel Volunteer Fire Dept. Harnett County Veterans Park 311 I hope you never 618 North Rd. Street, Columbia, NC. W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, MAY 5 FIRST ANNUAL RIDE FOR to $5/pass, call me...NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/ Reg 10 KSU 10:30 have $25/rider PANCREATIC CANCER Smokin food. Proceeds go to Tyrrell Vol Fire pass, lunch, free shirt to first 20 regHarley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Dept. Rain date May 12. Bud Cutrell istered. Pre-register www.vetslegacy. Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by King but910-322-3893. I am here budsongodswing@gmail.com or Joie org Craig Hardy Sons Stokes County NC. Reg 10:30 Spencer joies@tyrrellcounty.net. if you need me KSU 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl. 336-293-4983.

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Beach House Harley-Davidson Spring Beach Bike Week Friday, May 11th - Sunday, May 20th 2018

We would like to invite you to Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte, NC for Spring Beach Bike Week Friday, May 11 - Sunday, May 20, 2018! We are one of the area’s largest shops! Our dealership features 13,000 square feet of

Official Harley-Davidson Demo Fleet! The official Harley-Davidson Demo Fleet Truck will be on

location May 17, 18, & 19. Our demo ride events are the best way to try out several different Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to find which one fits you best! It is FREE to demo any bike, but you must have a valid motorcycle license and proper riding gear!

50% Off End-Of-Season MotorClothes® Sale We hold our largest Harley-Davidson MotorClothes® sales

of the year during this rally from May 11 - May 19, 2018! This awesome sale offers up to 50% off end-of-season MotorClothes® apparel, riding gear, and gifts! Make sure to come early for the best selection!

store front, packed with new & pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles! Come check out our large selection of new & pre-owned Harley-Davidson Motorcycles! Demo rides are offered daily, and easy financing is available!

Vendors!

We have a large field area set up with numerous vendors, selling anything biker related, as well as food! To request a vendor spot, contact Somer or Ashley at 910-575-9997!

Bike Week T-Shirt!

Let everyone know you participated in one of the largest biker rallies by picking up your bike week t-shirt here at Beach House Harley-Davidson! Quantities are limited, so get them while you can!

Customer Lounge!

Our customer lounge is located upstairs inside the dealership. It provides an awesome view of the rally as well as free pool. While you sit back and relax, enjoy soda, chips, or a beer (drink responsibly). 100% of the tips go to the organization tending the bar!


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MAY 5 5TH ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Ledford Sr. High School 140 Jess Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $20/bike, 50/50, door prizes, silent auction, music. Benefits scholarship to seniors at Ledford High School. Tamara Hunt 336-454-6368. MAY 5 A RIDE DOWN THE LANE Thomas Tire 1191 US Hwy 64 W., Asheboro, NC. Reg 2 KSU 3. Food, silent auction, live band. Benefits Lane “Red” Vick. Presented by The Red Knights MC Chapter 2. Jennifer McDaniels 336-880-3600. MAY 5 NAZARETH SECOND QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause.com 704-9954097.

MAY 5 BUDDY ROE’S 9TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FOR RICHMOND COUNTY Buddy Roe’s 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30, $15/sgl $20/dbl includes t-shirt and 50/50 tickets. Auction, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Special Olympics. Memorial ride for William S Roebuck. David “Negan” Hinze pro.cvmanc15.9@ gmail.com or Sarah 910-299-6311. MAY 5 CINCO DE MAYO OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Live band, vendors, food. www.tilleyhdofsallisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 5 BUG RUN RELAY FOR LIFE STADIUM EVENT Lincolnton High School 803 N Aspen St., Lincolnton, NC. Reg 6-8:45 pm KSU 9. 704308-0231.

MAY 5 11TH ANNUAL FIREHOUSE RUN Oakdale Fire Station #2 2080 Dunlap Roddey Rd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, pre-reg $25/sgl $40/dbl, day of $30/sgl $45/dbl. leon. yard@comporium.com Leon yard 803-448-8116. MAY 5 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 4-7pm. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121. MAY 5 12TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS ALLIANCE LOOK TWICE – SAVE A LIFE POKER RUN Timm’s Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. $20/person. 864-224-1531. MAY 5 SAINTS & SINNERS DICE RUN Aiken Motorcycles 2129 Whiskey Rd., Aiken, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $15/rider $5/pass, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Bikers Against Bullies USA Palmetto Chapter & Christian Youth Ministries. 803-649-2872.

MAY 5 2018 RUN FOR THE SON Dallas Park 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC. Reg 10 KSU 10:30, donations accepted, food. Benefits the CMA’s Run for the Son. Marvin 803-616-4498, Chuck 704-853-9167 MAY 5 DEBRA HORNE POKER or TomW 704-458-3162. 4205 Black Hwy, E R E Y O U I N J U RRUN E DSkeeter’s ? Smyrna, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/ MAY 5 10TH ANNUAL CVMA RIDE sgl $25/dbl. Live music, food, games, Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 auction, 50/50. 803-600-6879. MAY 5 13TH ANNUAL JERRALD US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg WILLIAM MITCHELL SCHOLAR10 KSU 1, $25/sgl $30/dbl, Ipolice 5 PROUD TO BE AN AMERIhope youMAY never SHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate escorted, live music. In memory of CAN PARTY Tank Town Tavern 6711 have toFreedom call me... W ESchool R E 2170 YOU INJU E D ? Robert “Sniper” Gallman. www.cvmaRiverside Dr.,RMount Dr. Charlotte, NC. Specials Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl ride.com. 336-667-1003. on domestic drinks ONLY. 704-277includes meal. Benefits high school 0268 seniors for college scholarships. Joel MAY 5 GRILLIN-N-CHLLIN Smoky Mitchell 276-251-5053. Steel Horses 82 Locust I hope you never Mountain Dr., Waynesville, NC. 1-4. Food, fun, have to call me...live music. 828-452-7276. MAY 5 12TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW NC Transportation Museum 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC. Gates open 9, reg until 12, $10/bike, $20 max for multiple bikes, awards 3pm. Vendors, Benefits the museum. carolinamcshow@aol.com 336-924-8705.

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

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

WEDNESDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St., Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 JR’S CORNER TAVERN 901 Greensboro Rd, High Point NC 336-875-4179 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555

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

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

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

SUNDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 SONS OF THE SOUTH SALOON 3007 1st Avenue SW, Hickory NC 828-855-3097 TANK TOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC 704-277-0268 • Noon - until TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm WIZARD SALOON 651 21st Street NE, Hickory NC 828-327-8555


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MAY 6 21ST ANNUAL FREEDOM MEMORIAL WALL DEDICATION Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 10-10:30 music, 10:30-11 worship service, 11-12 memorial ride, 12-1:30 music, 1:30-3 Memorial Wall Dedication. Memorial ride $10/bike. 50/50 raffles. Benefits go to perpetual care of the wall. 336-722-3106. MAY 6 2018 TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Pavilion, White Oak Beach Rd., Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10 rain or shine. 919-524-7684. MAY 6 HOMETOWN HEROES BENEFIT American Legion 524 Heckle Blvd Rock Hill, SC. Music, vendors, food trucks. 1 – 7pm, Presented by The Extended Biker Family Sisters. Jules 803-417-0310 or Bunny 803371-2965. MAY 6 MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RALLY ABATE of SC Safety Rally Quaker Steak & Lube 2154 S Beltline Blvd Columbia SC. 11am – 3pm, guest speakers at 1pm. Ralph Bell 803-556-2354, www.abatesc. com.

MAY 12 9TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way Winterville, NC. KSU 11, $25/ rider $15/pass. Door prizes, 50/50, food, shirt. www.blueknightsncVIII. com. 252-439-1345. MAY 12 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC 11am3pm, biker games, vendors, raffle, demo rides. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. MAY 12 BULL CITY H.O.G. POKER CHIP RIDE Raging Bull HarleyDavidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30 $20/hand. Benefits Mission Trip to Puerto Rico. Becky 919-451-0295. MAY 12 SCHOLARSHIP/MEMORIAL RIDE FOR TAYLOR & MEGAN Veterans Memorial Park 691 W. Lebanon St., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 8-9:45 KSU 10 sharp, 15/sgl $20/ dbl, door prizes, silent auction, food. Sponsored by American Legion Riders & the Enforcers MC. Lisa Johnson 336-710-5570.

MAY 12 8TH ANNUAL KNIGHTS OF SOLOMON MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY Harley-Davidson of Charlotte 9205 E Independence Blvd., Matthews, NC. 11am, live music, door prizes, event tee. Drawing benefits Masonic Home for Children and White Stone/MESH LLC. Allan Mann 704-617-5743. MAY 12 ROCK BOTTOMS MOTHER DAY FUND RAISER Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. Supports Wayne’s mom. 704277-0268. MAY 12 22ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CHILD Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 9 $10/rider $10/pass, food, vendors, music, prizes, raffles, Benefits The Parenting Place. Sara Trinki Juneau 863-898-5583. MAY 13 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. 803-754-5825.

MAY 14 RALLY KICK-OFF PARTY Pizza & Taproom 2859 W E R E Y O U I N J U ROld E DChicago ? US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC. MAY 11-20 MYRTLE BEACH MAY 12 VETERANS FREEDOM 4-8 www.myrtlebeachharley.com SPRING BIKE WEEK Myrtle Beach, RIDE & FOOD DRIVE American Le843-369-5555. SC. gion Post 290 446 S. Main St., King, NC. Reg 8:30-10:30 KSU 11, $15/ 14-15 BIKERS INSIDE THE I hope youMay never MAY 11-20 2018 MYRTLE BEACH sgl $20/dbl, music, 50/50. Bring food BELTWAY 10th Annual Michael call Kerr me... W ESPRING R E YRALLY O U ISuck N JBang URE D ? donations. Henry 336-749-0593.have to“Boz” Blow National Motorcycle 3393 Hwy 17 S, Murrells Inlet, SC. Lobby Day, Washington DC. Educate Live music. www.suckbangblow.com MAY 12 MOTHERS DAY CELEBRA- Member of Congress about issues 843-651-7960. TION Speedway Harley-Davidson facing motorcyclists. Motorcycle 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, Riders Foundation, mrf.org, 202-546I hope never NC. 11-3 food. www.speedwayharMAY 11 CLASSIC CAR you CRUISE-IN 0983 have Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695toScall Mainme...ley-davidson.com 704-979-7433. St, Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290

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MAY 14-20 CRUSIN’ THE COAST SPRING RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, food, fun, rally parties. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. MAY 16 VETERANS VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am, refreshments, coffee. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 16 CRUDE’S 8TH ANNUAL VETERAN RIDE The Golden Egg 415 Hwy 17 N., Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 8 KSU 10 escorted ride, 50/50, raffle, prizes. $10/t-shirt. Benefits Home’s for the Troops. www.goldeneggonline.com. 843-238-4923. MAY 16 HARLEY’S BACKYARD BBQ Harley’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill 3180 SC-9, Little River, SC. Food, music 4-8. 843-399-2735.

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MAY 16-19 MOTORCYCLE RODEO AT THE RAT HOLE The Rat Hole 3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC. Bike games, vendors, live music, chocolate pudding wrestling 5/15-20, boots & bikini contest 5/17-19, bike show 5/20. www.theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740. MAY 17 FT BIKE NIGHT TOUR Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Come party with us 7-9pm. www.fullthrottlemagazine. com 336-885-5400. MAY 17 HARLEY’S BIKER BREAKFAST Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin 2851 US-17 Business, Garden City, SC. . 8-10:30, must pick up free breakfast coupon during one of the rally events. www.myrtlebeachharley. com 843-369-5555. MAY 17 MARSHWALK RALLY PARTY Wicked Tuna 4123 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC. 5-8. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843369-5555.


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MAY 18 SCENIC RALLY RIDE Oscar’s Food & Spirits 4101 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC Reg 11 KSU 12:30. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555. MAY 18 CRUISE THE LOOP RIDE www.suckbangblow.com 843-6517960. MAY 18-19 AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open 8am admission $12, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, camping available. www.amcasouthernnationalmeet.com. Bob Aton 417-8384777, Camping 336-859-2755. MAY 18-20 6TH ANNUAL BATTLEFIELD BASH Ed Allen’s Campground 13501 Campground Lane Lanexa, VA. Live music, vendors, poker run. Proceeds help CVMA support local veterans projects. Virginia. combatvets@gmail.com. MAY 19 7TH ANNUAL PIG PICKIN’ FOR AUTISM Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-292-6247. MAY 19 GROWLER HOWLERS POKER RUN Brutopia 1201 US Hwy 70, New Bern, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, W E50/50, R E food, Y Oprizes. U I NBenefits J U R Colonial ED? Capital Humane Society. Rain date May 26th. www.growlerhowlers.com 252-631-5142.

date May 26th. Benefits Special Olympics NC. David.Boyd@hollyspringsnc.us. MAY 19 EMMALEIGH’S OVERCOMERS CHARITY RIDE American Legion Post #109 605 N Wall St., Benson, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $20/rider $5/pass, 50/50. Benefits Triangle Down Syndrome Network. 919-894-3727. MAY 19 CHIEF T MEMORIAL RIDE Garcia Indian Motorcycles 8821 Wadford Dr., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $15/rider $10/pass, live music, food trucks, Indian demo rides, silent auction. Presented by VEMA. Supports Military Missions in Action. Cazz 919-295-8086. MAY 19 BUFFALO SOLDIERS MC DAY IN THE PARK A&T Farm Shelter 2700 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9-10 KSU 10:30 $10/ bike. 11-4. Benefits scholarship fund. Clarence Wright 336-549-6111.

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MAY 19 9TH ANNIVERSARY CELMAY 19 BIKE SHOW The Rat Hole EBRATION Smokin Harley-Davidson 3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, SC. www.theratholeofmb.com 843NC. Vendors, prizes, live music. 241-1740. W E R E Y O336-722U INJURED? www.smokinharley.com 3106. MAY 23 LOBBY DAY 2018 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown 320 HillsborMAY 19 ASHEBORO ADVENTURE ough St., Raleigh, NC. Information Hair & Matthews Post 32 3814 session 9am, short walk to Legislahope never Legion Rd. Hope Mills, NC. IKSU 9. youtive Bldg to speak with legislators. have toSponsored call me...by CBA/ABATE of NC, Anthony C Prewitt anthonycprewitt@ msn.com 910-583-3557. cba-abatenc.org

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MAY 25 BIKE NIGHT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 5-10, bikini bike wash, people’s choice bike show, tattoo contest, entertainment. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910-8641200.

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MAY 25-28 MEMORIAL DAY & ANNIVERSARY PARTY Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-9738405.

XTREME WINGS -N- THINGS 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 336-293-4983

FRIDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC JJ’S WATERING HOLE 536 Farragut St, Greensboro NC 336-663-7295 BAND OR DJ

SATURDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC 8PM XTREME WINGS -N- THINGS 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 336-293-4983

SUNDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St, Kernersville NC 336-992-3033 LIVE MUSIC TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC 2:30PM

MAY 26 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Lane, Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919639-5511. MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY COOKOUT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd. Burlington, NC. 11-5, door prizes. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY PARTY Xtreme Wings – N- Things 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Liv emusic. 336-293-4983. MAY 26 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044. MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY PARTY/ RIDE 1971 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. KSU 11, music, food, 50/50. Presented by Gargoyles MC. MAY 26-27 RIDE AND DRIVE Vanderhall of Greensboro 3909 W Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC. Sat 10-6 Sun 1-5. www.vanderhallofgreensboro.com 336-890-6500. MAY 27 ROLLING THUNDER XXXI “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www. rollingthunder1.org (NC) Bob 336813-2106.

13 MAY 27 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING Bogart’s Restaurant, 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. MAY 27 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XVIII Sevierville Courthouse 125 Court Ave Sevierville, TN. 10am, KSU 11, escorted ride, free ride. Tribute to fallen military. www.Smokymountainthunder.net. Ron Giddis 865-4536532 SmokyMountainThunder.net. JUN 1-2 17TH ANNUAL ANGIER BIKEFEST Downtown Angier Charles Norton Square, Angier, NC. Bike reg 10am-1pm, opening ceremonies 9:45, event 10am-5pm, bike show, food, poker run, swap meet, live music. Sponsored by D & Q Motorsports, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. angierbikefest.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. JUN 2 BIKER BASH 2018 Haley Toyota 1530 Courtland Rd. Roanoke, VA. 12-5, free event. Food, kids games, vendors, live music. Presented by Empty Tomb Motorcycle Ministry. Chris Carr 540-537-8980. JUN 2 6TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR OUR WARRIORS POKER RUN USO of Jacksonville, 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9-10:30 $20/ bike/vehicle, $10/pass. Free shirt for the first 100, food, entertainment, 50/50. Benefits USO of NC, Jacksonville Center. Vema910@gmail.com, vema-usa.com Tazz 910-650-7687 or Bird Dog 910-238-9985. JUN 2 CRUISE FOR THE KIDS MHC/BFT Elks Lodge #1710 400 Miller Farm Rd., Morehead City, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 $20/rider $5/pass, food, raffle, 50/50, music. Benefits Camp Happy Kids. castavisioninc@ gmail.com Cindy Fields 252-3424392 or Tony Fields 252-646-4659.


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JUN 2 8TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING Resurrection Riders Motorcycle Ministry House 9616 US Hwy 64 Alt. West, Tarboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/bike, vendors, 0/0, raffle, door prizes, BBQ chicken plates. Benefits ministry work. 252-4693989, 252-883-875 or 252-907-3841.

JUN 2 DOGS FOR DOGS Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson 7540 HWY 15-501 S., West End, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:45, $20/sgl $30/dbl, prizes, food. Bring dry pedigree or purina dog food, new dog/cat toys or blankets. Benefits Moore Humane Society. Lawdogsnc1@gmail.com.

JUN 2 BENEFIT DICE RUN Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9-10:30, first out 11, $20/rider $10/pass, food, prizes. Proceeds benefit Matthew 25 Center. Sponsored by WBC Carolina Faith Riders. Scott Simmons 910742-5613 or Wrightsboro Baptist Church 910-763-3181.

JUN 2 NC BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL POKER RUN First Christian Church 509 E Main St., Plymouth, NC. Reg 8:30 last out 11, $25/sgl $40/ dbl includes lunch, 50/50, raffles. Proceeds to purchase bicycles and helmets for children at Christmas. Sponsored by Washington County Marine Corps. Association. www. ncbearfest.com.

JUN 2 NC DEAF BLIND ASSOCIATES 7TH ANNUAL POKER RUN Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. KSU 12, $20/rider $10/pass, games, door prizes, 50/50, food, live music. amyrebeccabean@hotmail.com 919928-7507. JUN 2 KINGS OF KAOS MC BIKE CAR TRUCK SHOW Jus Enuff Home Cookin 736 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, NC. Reg 11, $10/ entry. 50/50 raffle, door prizes. Mike 252-432-5377 or Lee 919-827-6058.

JUN 2 7TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RUN Teen Challenge 1912 Boulevard St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $25/rider $5/pass, police escorted ride. Benefits Teen Challenge. Mike Williams Sr 336-2995185 ext 108.

JUN 3 LET’S RIDE FOR JESUS MOTORCYCLE SUNDAY Fred’s Store Parking Lt 109 Cestrain Sq, Chester, SC. KSU 10:30, police escorted. Hosted by Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Blackstock SC. Al Boyd 803-374-0833. JUN 5 IN-VEST POKER RUN Beyond Therapy 2209 2nd Loop Rd. #A Florence, SC David 803-719-6219. JUN 7 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. Live music. www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345. JUN 7 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. JUN 7-9 SOUTH CENTRAL BIKE FEST Chase City, VA. Music, rides, camping, bikini bike wash, rodeo events. Benefits The Barksdale Cancer Foundation. www.southcentalbikefest.com Lee 434-210-1503.

JUN 2 5TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill, SC. JUN 7-10 2018 HOG HAPPENIN Reg 11-12 KSU 12:30, $15/sgl $25/ BIKE RALLY Hickory American LeWE E Y50/50, O U raffles, I N J U Rgion E DFairgrounds ? dbl, food, liveRmusic, 1 American Legion Chinese auction. Proceeds benefit Ave., Newton, NC. Live music, gator selected York County children’s girls, bike build competition, vendors, JUN 2 CYCLEMANIA VINTAGE charities. Todd Glenn 803-207-9625. campsites available, daily 50/50, AND RETRO MOTORCYCLE motorcycle pull, jello wrestling, swap I hope never SHOW Charlotte East 5801 ExecuJUN 3 21ST ANNUAL DUKE CHIL-youmeet, Blue Ridge rides, bike show, Center NC. RIDE toamateur BBQ competition, food. call me... W Etive RE Y ODr., U Charlotte, INJUR E10-2, D ? DREN’S HOSPITAL CHARITYhave bikes, food, music raffles. Benefits Brewer Cycle 420 Warrenton Rd., www.hoghappenin.org Brad “Rowdy” Disability Rights & Resources. Henderson, NC. Reg 10, begins 1:30 Beal 704-740-6659. cyclemania@disability-rights.org, $25/person, 50/50. Rain Date 6/10 cyclemaniacharlotte.com. Robin Kearney robin@brewercycles. JUN 9 4TH ANNUAL JUNE JAMR I hope you never com 252-492-8553. Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 JUN 2 14TH ANNUAL BIKER S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg have to call me... DAY Hopewell Baptist Church 420 9:30-11 KSU 12:30, $25/bike or car Hopewell Church Rd., Monroe, NC. $10/pass, door prizes, escorted ride, Reg 9, food, speaker, fellowship, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Founbut I am here music. www.whatasavior.com 704dation for Sarcoidosis Research, if you need me 753-1084.

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JUN 9 POKER RUN FOR MRS. BONNIE OF SCORES Jamin Leather 1222 Port Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC. KSU 12, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, raffles. 843-294-1222.

NC Hwy 87 S, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8-9:45 KSU 10, $10/rider $5/pass, also please donate school supplies. food, raffles, 50/50, door prizes. Audwin Lindsay 910-366-3983.

JUN 9-10 DAYS OF THUNDER XII Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Vendors, food, live music, motorcycle stunt show, fireworks, bike & car show. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121.

JUN 16 TRAIL OF TEARS 4TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE Krafty’s 1177 Timber Dr. East, Garner, NC. 12-6, 50/50, door prizes, live music, vendors. Sponsored by Native Sons MC. www.nsmctrailoftears.com.

JUN 10 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11am-6:30pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JUN 10 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. 803-754-5825. JUN 11 10TH ANNIVERSARY HONORING THEIR SERVICE MOTORCYLCE ESCORT AND PARADE Southern Wesleyan 907 Wesleyan Dr., Central, SC. Staging 11:30. Patriotic apparel is encouraged. Fly the USA, POW/MIA & US Military flags. Parade will follow the escort. Music, food, vendors. Come welcome these US Marines home. Jim Hasick 864723-2850. JUN 15-16 SMOKE OUT 19 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. Fri & Sat $40, Sat only $35. Fri 12-11, Sat 10-11. Choppers, live music, food, mini bike races, 50’s style drag racing & more. www. smokeoutrally.com Greg Scheuer custombikeshows@gmail.com 919450-5060. JUN 15-16 SPRING FLING Rider’s Roost 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. 336-973-8405. JUN 16 FAYETTEVILLE AREA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Sherwood Presbyterian Church 4959

JUN 16 THE DANNY CRUMPTON MEMORIAL RELAY FOR LIFE MOTORCYCLE RIDE Semora Ruritan Club 16631 NC Hwy 119 N. Semora, NC. Reg 9-9:45 KSU 10, $25/bike, door prizes, food. Rain date June 30. Joan Crumpton 336-234-8905 or Richard Hamlett 336-234-8751. JUN 16 13TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 memorial service 10 KSU 11, $20/ rider $5/pass, door prizes, raffle, 50/50, food. Presented by Blue Knights NC II Raleigh. www.blueknightsnc2.com 919-832-2261. JUN 16 MISFITZ 4TH ANNUAL BASH First Call 300 Trollinger St., Burlington, NC. 12pm-10pm. Benefits Alamance Riders Against Child Abuse. misfitzalamance@gmail.com 336-516-0134. JUN 16 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. Vendors, food, live music. 704-883-8385. JUN 16 ALTERED EGOS MC CHARITY RIDE Fairfield Inn & Suites 120 Blarney Dr., Columbia, SC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $10/donation. Mz. Hunee 803-900-4761, Mz. Skyy 803-565-4225, Mz. BadKitty 803386-8122. JUNE 18 RIDE TO WORK DAY Advocate and support the use of motorcycles and scooters for transportation and everyday utility riding. www.RideToWork.org.


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JUN 20 BESSIE SPRINGFIELD RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. ThunderKat 254833-3947. JUN 20 THUNDER TOWER DINNER RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 6pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. JUN 23 FIRST ANNUAL SAVE AND PROTECT NC CONFEDERATE MONUMENT BENEFIT RIDE VFW Post 2514 3850 Butler Rd., New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30 KSU 11, $15/rider $10/pass., live music, door prizes, silent auction. Benefits Sons of Confederate Veterans. Robert Masters Jr. 252-560-7521. JUN 23 3RD ANNUAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RIDE Wayne Community College 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/bike $5/pass, 50/50, food. Benefits the NC Fallen Firefighter Foundation. Presented by Brothers of the Inferno. Carlton “Grandpa” Parks 919-222-6592 or David “Beast” Wilkerson 919-921-2552.

JUN 23 1ST ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE FOR LARRY KISTLER New Korner Pub 1995 Mecklenburg Hwy, Mooresville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12:30, $15/rider $5/pass, food, raffle. Proceeds go toward funeral expenses for mother. 704-564-8279. JUN 23 NO ONE LEFT BEHIND FUN FOR PTSD AWARENESS Yahweh and Sons Bible Church 2712 Emmanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC. 10am. Bike show to follow ride $10/bike, judging 2pm. 803-439-6022. JUN 23 CHARITY POKER RUN Mauldin Cultural Ctr 101 East Butler Rd., Mauldin, SC. Reg 9, last out 11, $20/rider, $10/pass, $10 extra hand. Prizes, raffles, food, music. pokerrun@mauldinrotary.org. Benefits children in need. 864-236-4171. JUN 24 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING Diemonds Bar & Grill 522 Wessinger St., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-3565977.

JUN 30 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044. JUN 30 3RD ANNUAL RUN TO THE ROOST Iron Thunder 2022 13th Ave Dr., SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9-11, $20/sgl, $25/dbl, door prizes, 50/50. Hosted by Rolling Saints RC. Benefits Mark Cornette & The Kidney Foundation. rollingsaintsbo@gmail. com Sherry 828-578-1246 or Mike 828-640-4155. JUN 30-JUL 1 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DEMO TRUCK Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro, NC. Live music and hotdog fundraiser by the Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group of Central NC on Saturday. www.trailandroad.com 336-763-5621. JUL 1 16TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Wheels Through Time 62 Vintage Ln, Maggie Valley, NC. 9-5. www.wheelsthroughtime.com 828926-6266.

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LOOKING FOR A REASON TO RIDE? THERE’S A REASON ON EVERY PAGE OF THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE JUL 20-22 9TH ANNUAL BIKE RALLY Kanawha Valley Arena Resort 121 Kanawha Ridge Rd., Dugspur, VA. Day pass $20, 2 day pass $35. Bike games, bike show, bikini contest, bands, primitive camping $10. www.kanawhavalleyarenaresort.com 540-789-2084. JUL 21 CHRISTMAS IN JULY Windjammer Pub 2300 Hwy 179, Little River, SC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $15/ rider $2/pass pre reg. Benefits Horry County children back to school supplies. Presented by Julie’s Kids. Julie atresmom03@aol.com 843-4675145 or Greg 843-267-9565. JUL 22 FINLEY’S FIGHTING HEART Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. 1-until, live music, food, 50/50, raffle, auction. 704-277-0268.

JUL 28 COOK-OFF Xtreme WingsN-Things 3441 Myer Lee Dr. #8, Winston-Salem, NC. 336-293-4983.

Warriors. In memory of PFC Justin Walker. After party @ Lucky’s Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133.

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

AUG 11 SPENCER MOOSE LODGE BIKE AND CAR SHOW Spencer Moose Lodge 1301 Elizabeth Ave, Spencer NC. 9-2, $10-pre reg $15/ day of. Benefits Moose Heart Children’s Home. 336-479-0837.

JUL 28 MUSIC SHOWCASE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 4-7pm. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121. AUG 2 BIKE SHOW Smokin HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9, Reg between 6-8. Cash prize. 336-722-3106. AUG 4 8TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9-11, $15/bike $5/rider, $10/ non-riders, 50/50, auction. Benefits Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded

AUG 22 THUNDER TOWER DINNER RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. KSU 6pm. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. AUG 25 19TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR RIDE FOR LIFE Scooter’s, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh, NC AUG 25 PARKING LOT SWAP MEET Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www. tilleyhdofsallisbury.com Junior 704638-6044.


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45th Annual CBA Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show By: Buzz More and more I am finding out that swap meets are at the top of my list of favorite events. Basically, it’s a big ol biker yard sale that all your friends are going to as well. Throw in a bike show, live music, cold beers, and a stage full of scantily dressed dancing women and we The Concerned are talking about Bikers Association a heck of a good is the only MRO time! The good in NC and uses the news is that the money you spend at Concerned Bikers Association the swap meet puts on two such to fight for your events, sponmotorcycle rights sored by Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, every year! This year the CBA is celebrating their 45th Annual Swap Meet & Bike Show. The Spring version of this event was held on March 24-25, and even with meticulous planning and years of incite, mother nature wasn’t in on the deal. The forecast for the event’s weekend was winter mix all day, all weekend. Sounds like a barrel of fun for an outside event, right? If

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I had made my outside rounds and was heading into the building to check out the heated section of the event around 1pm when the weather started to arrive. Even as some crispy rain fell, the crowd remained picking through the vendor tables, it’s just that kind of party. Inside the main building more vendors, friends, and heat were waiting. It was awesome to see a bunch of folks that I hadn’t seen since that last swap meet and swap the stories we had acquired in between events. Also inside the buildings is the Bike show that had a couple spectacular bikes in it all the way from a few Antique beauties to some wild custom baggers and all bikes in between. The bike show attracts these show bikes due to the $1000 in people’s choice awards. The People’s choice winner also gets featured in the Bob Karney (the Carolinas’ biker lawyer) Karney Law Firm wall Calendar. That makes entering your bike in this competition a no brainer! The bike show is judged on Sunday, the results are as follows: Terry Kepley, Best in Show and People’s Choice. Second place overall, Scott Justice. 1st place in both radical and stock went to Chuck McDaries. As a special attraction this year, Danny Thompson, from TV’s Airplane Repo, made an appearance. Danny is a real NC biker, not a TV biker and a great guy! Opposite of Danny’s table, was Matt Bolick who is a biker in real life and appeared as part of the Bike Saviors on season 6 of “The Walking Dead”. Both guys were easy to talk to and glad to take pictures and sign autographs for their fans. I headed back outside to find that weather had continued, but there were still some hardy pickers looking through the vendors and the 69Z band was cranked up inside the tent that is in the center of the midway. The guys in 69Z are a main stay at the swap meet and they pump out some good ol’ classic rock tunes like they wrote ‘em themselves. They are also gracious enough to share the stage with the lovely ladies that were competing for cash in Best Buns and Wet T-shirt contest. I don’t have to go into too much detail here for you to get the picture. It was the first time of the day the cold weather help

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out as the tent was getting a little hot! Let’s just say it was a good idea to stick around and watch the show! Through crowd participation Kelly won 1st place in best buns and the wet t-shirt contest. The runner up contestants for the best buns were Colleen in 2nd place and Genevia in 3rd place. Heather took 2nd place in the wet t-shirt contest and Genevia followed up in 3rd place. There were no losers in this competition and all the girls who placed took home a wad of cash, some of which was solicited from the crowd! Big applause for Lloyd Issac for the terribly hard job of emceeing these contests and to Amy Harvell for rounding up the contestants. The CBA Swap Meet and Bike Show shenanigans went on for a full day on Sunday and had much better weather. If you missed the spring swap meet, keep your eyes peeled for the Fall Swap Meet, it’s been scheduled for November 10-11. Trust me, you’ll have a good time!

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Story and photo by Alan Dockery The second Saturday in April we had a pretty day for the Tilley H-D Spring Open House in Statesville, NC, finally ending this long aggravating Winter. Lots of folks were ready for Folks loved the riding season, new paint job, packing the parking lot having their chests rattled and a dose of and riding in nitromethane in the all during the afternoon. Spring air. Besides great deals on new Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories, the Service Department provided complimentary safety inspections. A bunch of cool door prizes from the dealership were given out. The top prize was a guitar signed by the day’s star, Rockie Lynne. Yeah, we all love visiting Tilley H-D and seeing the great staff we have known for years. But the big draw on that day was Rockie Lynne and his band performing on the big stage. Rockie grew up in Statesville and is a national country

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about challenges service members face. One of his albums is titled Songs For Soldiers. His band regularly performs at patriotic and military events. Tribute To The Troops is a national charitable organization founded by Rockie with a chapter in North Carolina. This group of volunteers and supporters works to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by America’s fallen military heroes and their families. They established the Fallen Heroes’ Children’s Education Fund which provides assistance to the surviving children of our fallen heroes for post-secondary education costs. To help these children, Tribute To The Troops opens a 529 education account in their name. Before the concert, a check was presented to Ronan and Zoe Evans in the name of their father CW2 Mark Evans. At Tilley’s open house there were a few ways folks could donate to future education funds as well as their favorite charities. DOC Bail Bonding and Bob Karney, Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers, made it real simple for lots of y’all. They donated $10 for each club patch-wearing member who stopped at the table and signed up. “We had a 501(c)3 club patch donation,” said Donny Bradley, owner of DOC Bail Bonding. “Ten clubs stopped by with a total of 186 members. We donated ten dollars a patch to their charitable originations. DOC Bail Bonding also raised over $165 on shirt sales and J&S Fab donated a U.S. Flag art for a

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8th Annual Blessing Of The Bikes By: Wally Wersching On Saturday, March 31st, I planned go the 8th Annual Carolina Faith Riders’ “Blessing Of The Bikes, And Bike Show” near Forest City. The weatherman said that it was going to be a beautiful day, so I was looking forward to visiting with some old friends while making some new ones, too. I left home riding “Miss Vickie” at about 10 AM. I rode west on Rte. 74, stopping at the old Rutherford County Moose Lodge. There were many bikes already parked in front, so I found a spot where I could easily leave. I wasn’t going to stay until the end of the Bike Blessings, and didn’t want to get blocked in. I found Mike, the President of the Faith Riders, and gave him a stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines to give away. He placed them on the registration table. It was good to see people picking them up and reading them as they walked away from the table. The bike show was in full swing. There were many catego-

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The Congregation 2018 By: Buzz Just outside of downtown Charlotte, NC, nestled in a 1920’s Ford factory is a gem of a show called The Congregation. The Congregation is They were inspired an indoor by the history and invitational engineering of these motorcycle machines… show and gathering, built by Prism Supply and Dice Magazine. They were inspired by the history and engineering of these machines and the many talented builders that breathe new life into the vintage iron. This year’s Congregation boasted over 120 vintage motorcycles and 30+ hot rods. This is the second year of the Congregation and my first year being able to attend. I am a big fan of vintage and antique motorcycles and this was exactly what I was looking for. The bikes in the Congregation Show ranged from stock Knuckleheads, Flathead bobbers, Board Track racers with 1925 H-D power plants, Panhead choppers to vintage Triumph choppers and even some choppers with more modern heartbeat. It wasn’t hard to rack up a ton of pictures as I made my way around Camp North End, the 1920 era Ford Factory that holds this show. The setting was just right with the old wooden factory floor and huge old windowed walls adding a perfect back drop to the event. It’s really hard to put into words just how cool this event was, good thing I took a bunch of pictures that you can view on our website www.FullThrottleMagazine.com. Out back of the building folks huddled around tables enjoy-

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New Owners For JR’s Corner Tavern By: Rose and Lloyd Jimmy Hunt grew up with JR’s Corner Tavern as his neighborhood hangout. He became close friends with Barry Glenn during his time of ownership. Jimmy retired from Harris Teeter where he worked driving a truck for 39 years. He battled cancer for 16 months with many friends standing by his side doing rides and benefits. One friend, Misti Crouse, was always there for him. It is a small bar After the cancer scare and with a “Cheers” a true battle, Jimmy realized he wanted Misti in his feeling. life forever. Being a part of JR’s for many years, the opportunity opened up for him to buy it. Jimmy and Misti did a lot of talking and decided they wanted to make JR’s theirs. He very much wanted to keep JR’s Corner Tavern a legend for his good friend, Barry Glenn. After many weeks of cleaning, jumping through the many hoops to get all the necessary licenses and permits, and putting everything in place to make a statement of their own, they opened the doors on Friday, February 9th. When word got out that one of our own biker family had

reopened JR’s, the bikers came to support Jimmy and Misti. They have developed a lot of regulars, and new people are checking out JR’s every day. It is a small bar with a “Cheers” feeling. Everybody knows your name. Jimmy and Misti have a lot of plans and want very much for JR’s to be a part of the biker community. They are having bike night on Wednesday with food and entertainment. Every other Thursday (beginning May 3) is Open Mic Night and if you drop by on Sunday, they have free food. Ice cold beer is a staple at Jr’s and their daily drink specials are listed on their Facebook page. So, come out to JR’s Corner Tavern at 901 Greensboro Road in High Point, NC and show Jimmy and Misti your support. They are there most every evening to greet you and give you a hug of thanks.


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Story and Photo by Alan Dockery Well, I think this long, aggravating winter finally broke by the middle of April because it was a pretty weekend for the 6th Annual Creekside Spring Rally and gave local bikers their first event of the season. Hosted by the Southern Gentlemen MC, I laugh every time I the Creekside see the fishing pole Rally is held on a nice weenie bite rig they private country use. property, in Gaston County, NC, where bikers could catch up with friends and party for the weekend. The rally starts Friday afternoon as folks ride in to set up camp and vendor spots. With good weather, it looked like this was gonna be a growing year for the rally. This small rally seems to grow a little every year. Lots of folks were setting up to be there all weekend. The bands started playing and getting bikers in the party mood. A few food folks were ready to serve

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10th Annual Oconee County SC Vet-Fest 2018 By: Bill Gallaway Sunday March 25th was the date for the 10th Annual Oconee County SC Vet-Fest. This year we honored the founder of the event A. J. Smith (Smitty). The Vet-Fest is held annually to help support Patriots’ Hall the Veterans Museum in Walhalla, SC. All Veterans are honored during the event and there is always a lot of camaraderie among the participants. I arrived at Patriots Hall It was so cold that at 12:10 to help set up. before I left there was The weather was cool and only one motorcycle partly cloudy with temps signed up. in the high 40’s. Other volunteers had already put out the signs to help register attendees and give them their information packets. This year each attendee received a card or coupon in their packets to get a free lunch at one of the many sponsors’ restaurants. The first bike out was scheduled for 1:10. This year I wasn’t working any of the stops, so I got to hang around for the start. It was so cold that before I left there was only one motorcycle signed up. At 2 PM I led a group of riders to Wolf Stake Baptist Church in Seneca, SC where at 12:30 the Lewis

G Watkins Detachment of the Marine Corp League were having a ceremony to recognize Oconee County SC’s only Medal of Honor recipient. U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Lewis G. Watkins, known to his men as “Slim”. U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Lewis G. Watkins gave is life to save his men during the Korean War and later posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his sacrifice. President Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded the Medal of Honor to Watkins for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” The day’s program was held in recognition of National Medal of Honor Day designated by Congress to be March 25th. This holiday should be one of our most revered, so it was fitting that the Vet-Fest riders stop and honor one of our own for giving the ultimate sacrifice. After the Medal of Honor Ceremony, I did make it back for the Vet-Fest awards ceremony that started at 4:10 pm and participated in the silent and live auction. Most everyone walked away with a prize of some sort, but the real awards went to the Veterans. A good time was had by all participants that were recognized at the VFW Post 6830 and to Patriots Hall which honors our Veterans on a daily basis. Thanks for all the sponsors that helped with the annual event. Watch for next year’s event as they are a little different every year.

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Cool Dad’s Ride By: Ed Cleary The first annual Cool Dad’s Ride, staged at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Durham, was billed as a “Rain or Shine” event, and rain it did! Unfortunately, the rain was accompanied by frigid temperaA stack of thank you tures and some letters was sitting on early morning the refreshments table low lying fog, for all to see. so for the sake of safety the ride had to be cancelled. The rain could not put a damper on the rest of the day’s planned activities though. The Cool Dad’s Ride was created by Glen Setliff, as a way of bringing awareness, and some financial assistance, to the struggle single mothers in the Durham area face. Glen first became aware of their plight after the passing of his son Parker. Parker was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder while in middle school and according to Glen, the drugs prescribed for his son’s treatment failed to help him “feel


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The 28th Annual Dickie Martin Bunny Run By: Everette “EZ” Short This year, Easter Sunday greeted us with warm winds, sunny skies, and it even landed on April 1st, April Fool’s Day, to bring us headlong into the perfecta that was The 28th Annual Dickie Martin Bunny Run. On Easter Sunday, for the last 28 years, Dickie Martin (world famous bike builder and mechanical madman extraordinaire) has led a rowdy, yet merry band of motorcycle misfits, while wearing a hot, sweaty, full body, white bunny suit, to run rampant across the Strand, rain or shine, with no rhyme, reason, or any idea of where we are going or where we will end up. All day long, he runs and we follow him from bar to bar to bar. This year, Dickie went through some serious surgery just weeks before the Bunny Run was scheduled to arrive, and we were worried that the Bunny wouldn’t make it. At one point, there were several alternate wabbits in the wings and a few

stand in stunt doubles, but then, with a spry wiggle of his cotton tail and magical grin stuffed between his giant, puffy ears, there he was. Dickie always appears as a real-life Gomez Adams, sporting a big ole Groucho Marx grin and clenching a stogie, while


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pontificating the event. Around noon thirtyish, THE WABBIT suddenly appeared atop a platform ladder out front of Donny’s Dog House Saloon, where over 500 participants and more than 350 bikes had gathered. Dickie stood atop the ladder, mustered the troops, herded the squirrels, and suddenly we were off in a big bluster with a flash of pictures, lots of burning rubber, and miles of smiling, waving fans chasing the WABBIT down the #501 to God only knows where. Dickie stood atop the It turned out that our first ladder, mustered the was a short jaunt to Barnacle Bills, in the middle of troops, herded the downtown Myrtle Beach, squirrels, and sudand we quickly garnered a denly we were off. police escort on the way, if you know what I mean! If you’ve never experienced the wild abandon of riding with over 350 bikes in a mile-long parade and over 500 participants hitting the asphalt all at once, taking over the city, kicking up the sands and streets all along the Strand, then you’ve missed a bizarre ritual that rings in the Spring at the beaches of South Carolina! If you’ve never been, then you have got to schedule your ride on Easter Sunday next year. After Barnacle Bills, the roar of steel headed South to Suck, Bang, Blow for more shenanigans and a few butt slapping

laughs before heading back to Bubbas Bar & Grill, where the crowd overflowed into the parking lots, back lots, side lots, and created a spectacle worthy of notice to the beach crowd piling in along #544. Finally, it was time to head back to Donny’s Dog House Saloon for a toast to lost companions, family, friends, and legends. Speaking of legends, world famous Bean’re even showed up for this event. If you don’t know who that is, just Google Bean’re. If you don’t know how to Google, ask any 11-yearold to teach you the Interweb and look up The Carolinas Full Throttle Magazine to check the EVENTS tab and find your pictures in the mix. So, remember, if you want to find the fun, YOU GOTTA CHASE THE WABBIT! I want to also send out a HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF for this event. Without you, we would just be standing around thirsty and hungry, while we wonder where we’re headed to next. You might find it hard to believe, but we never have any idea where any of us are headed, until we get there. God bless that Wabbit and all of you, who are legends, that showed up to bring in this year’s season. Be sure to tell your local wrenchers, bike shops, watering holes and hangouts about The Carolinas Full Throttle Magazine and get in the picture with us!


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8th Annual CBA/ABATE Chili Cook-Off

By: Wally Wersching The Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE of Cleveland County held their 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Shelby VFW Hall on March 17, 2018. The CBA/ABATE is an organization that promotes the biker image while enlightening bikers Everybody had a pot of legislation of chili cooking near that affects us all. ABATE their table. was started in 1972 for bikers to organize to fight against federal and state restrictions on motorcycling. In North Carolina, the CBA and ABATE have merged into one organization for the betterment of the biker community. The Cleveland County CBA/ABATE is trying very hard to keep the biker community informed. Clint, the president, and Haley, the vice-president, are working very hard together, and it shows in their organization and enthusiasm. The cook-off started at about noon. I arrived at the VFW Hall about 2:30PM. While parking “Miss Vickie” in front, the breeze carried the delicious aroma of chili cooking in back over the top of the building. As I walked around the back, I saw all the chili pots being watched by all the different cooks. This year’s competition was in memory of Amy “Shortie” Norris who was the chili champ in 2012 and 2013. All the cooks were cooking their special recipe for chili in hopes of getting their name engraved on the plaque with all the past winners. I talked with Smitty as he stirred and watched the chili in his pot. As we were talking, another cook offered Smitty some bright orange peppers to add to his chili. After tasting them, Smitty sliced one up, and added it to his concoction. That’s the way it is. All the cooks know each other well and are good

friends. I passed out some copies of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines and put the rest on the CBA table with the other free stuff. I walked over to talk with Jerry. He was one of the first cooks at the event. He is a very interesting character. His normal derby hat was decorated by his wife, and it really looks different with the gears and goggles attached. The hat might make him look a little whimsical, but he really takes the chili competition seriously. They all want to win! Everybody had a pot of chili cooking near their table. It was really laid back. Everyone was enjoying themselves. They had been cooking their chili since noon. The judging would take place at 5 PM. I’m sure that the judges had a very hard time determining the winner. Scott Humphries was declared the winner. As I was walking back to “Miss Vickie”, a young woman walked up to me with a copy of “Full Throttle” in her hand. She asked if I wrote the article about “Remembering Roger”. After I said that I did, she thanked me for writing it, and gave me a very emotional hug. Her father served in Vietnam, and my story about Roger really touched her – she was crying. That was the first time that one of my stories got that type of reaction. The cook-off was a success, and I’ll definitely go back again next year. I will also keep an eye out for future CBA/ABATE events, so I can continue to enjoy the company of my new friends.

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Motorcycle Awareness Ride By: Buzz Every spring more bikes hit the road. When the weather starts getting warmer, the roads become more frequented by bikers and it’s time to remind the cagers to be alert and look for motorcycles. Biker Trash Nation’s Wayne Pinnix called me up and pitched the idea of … it’s time to remind putting on a motorcycle the cagers to be alert awareness and look for motorride. That’s cycles. easy enough, anything we can do as a community to help the odds of our brothers and sisters making it home safely is worth the effort. So, we set a date of March 31st and put together an ad for the upcoming issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine with the addition of Smokin’ Harley-Davidson as a sponsor. When March 31 came around the weather was perfect, and 187 bikes filled the parking lot of Market Place Mall in

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The ride was a short jog over to Smoking Harley-Davidson where Brother Bill had set up vendors and a bike blessing. There was a piper on hand that played Amazing Grace on the bag pipes then Chad and Brandy of Xtreme Wings N Things (located above Smokin’ Harley-Davidson) starting slinging drinks and wings while the band played from the deck up at Xtreme. It was a really great day with friends and I’m sure that the line of 187 bikes roaring down the highway turned some heads and hopefully reminded those who saw us to “Look Twice And Save A Life”. While making motorists aware that motorcycles are everywhere is important, most of the burden still lies on us to look out for ourselves while we are out enjoying the roads of North and South Carolina. Keep your eyes open and ride safe.

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5th Annual CCIB Bike And Car Show By: Wally Wersching On Saturday, March 31st, I planned go to the 5th Annual CCIB Bike And Car Show in Boiling Springs, NC after lunch. Cindy and I went out for lunch and after we finished our meal, we walked a couple blocks down Main Street to the Cleveland County Independent Bikers’ (CCIB) Bike And Car Show, and Hot Dog Cook-off. The event benefits the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association which assists kidney patients in Cleveland and Rutherford counties with all kinds of stuff like getting to and from their dialysis appointments or the doctor’s office, or even paying for their rent, utilities, and medication. It’s always a lot of fun for a good cause. Cindy and I were surprised to see Danny (our son) and his family. They had stopped in to have a hot dog lunch. Cara (Danny’s wife) was ready to deliver baby Hannah at any time. She was out walking trying to get Hannah to come. While Cindy and Cara were talking, Danny and I went to look at the cars, and mingle with old friends. There were a lot of custom and classic cars and bikes. There were more cars than ever before. The number of bikes was down because of another event in the area. The bike show had the usual Harleys, and custom bikes that all looked great. I stopped to talk with a few friends. I

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hadn’t seen Chester (R’daar) for a long time. We used to work together a few lifetimes ago. We talked about getting the word out about the CCIB’s upcoming events. “Grumpy” was there, too. He’s had some health-related issues, so I haven’t seen him in a while. It was good to talk with him again. I had a stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines to give away. I was going to place them on the registration table so anyone could get a copy. As I walked to the table, people were asking for a copy, so I only placed a short stack on the table. We met a few “Windjammers” at the event. The “Windjammers” is another motorcycle club based in Shelby. The CCIB and the “Windjammers” always support each other by attending the other’s events. Then we bumped into Smitty. I hadn’t seen him since the CBA/ABATE Chili Cook-off. He mentioned the Corn Hole tournament in the back. It looked like fun. All the proceeds would go to the Cleveland and Rutherford Kidney Association. There were some vendors selling various goods, too. Danny was getting restless, there were so many cars he wanted to see, and all we were doing was talking with my friends. The cars were parked around the edge of the large parking lot along with the center. The lot was just about full of cars and trucks. Danny was interested in some of the newer turbo high horsepower cars while I was more interested in the older unusual ones. There were all kinds of cars and trucks at the event. Someone brought their early 1950’s Chevy dump truck, another brought an original looking Ford Model A Roadster, and another brought a very unusual 1953 Buick two-door sedan. The Buick was sort-of a “Rat Rod”. It still had the original straight eight engine, and Dynaflow trans. The car looked interesting with the large new style wheels, but they still had the original drum brakes. I’ll bet that the car didn’t stop well. It wasn’t fixed up to be shiny new. Much of the outside rust was just cleared over to keep the old car look. The inside was patched with road signs. We used to do that back in Chicago when I was young to cover up the rust holes in the floors and trunk. It worked well. We stopped to visit with a few friends, and then it was time for Danny to take his family home. Cara was getting pretty tired. Baby Hannah waited another week before coming into this world. Cindy and I are now officially grandparents. Hannah is perfect weighing in at 7lbs 1oz, and 19” long. We can’t wait to spoil her!


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“Welcome Home” Vietnam Veterans 2018 By: Wally Wersching Being a Vietnam War Veteran, I was looking for something local on the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary website: www. VietnamWar50th.com. Last year, there were many events on March 29th The Vietnam War honoring Vietnam veterVeterans Recognition ans. This year, I found one Act of 2017 designates locally - the free hot dog every March 29th as lunch from 11AM to 2PM National Vietnam War on March 22nd at Crestview Baptist Church in Veterans Day Shelby, NC. It was open to Vietnam veterans, and their families. In 2012, President Obama issued a proclamation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War between May 28, 2012 and November 22, 2025. Last year, President Trump signed into law an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam.

That was long overdue. The Vietnam War Veterans have been slighted for too many years. Now they have a special day each year that honors them. At about 11:30, I walked inside the Crestview Fellowship

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Hall, and was greeted warmly by the women at the door. I was given a packet filled with info along with a commemorative pin. I was a little late, and there was a man talking. I missed a lot of the ceremony. The Crest High School Junior ROTC presented the Colors, Krista sang the National Anthem, Reverend Floyd gave the invocation, and Mr. Beck recited the Remembrance of the Missing Man Table – all before I arrived. There was a short ceremony to thank the veterans, and a plaque was presented to Joe Galloway, a special veteran who was a real hero in Vietnam. He worked as a reporter for UPI during the early part of Vietnam War in 1965. Thirty-three years later, he was decorated with the Bronze Star for helping to rescue a badly wounded soldier while under enemy fire on November 15, 1965, during the Battle of Ia Drang at Landing Zone X-Ray in Vietnam. As many people were getting their food, a veteran from Kings Mountain, NC stood, and recited the “Toast to the Flag” by John Jay Daly: Here’s to the red of itBeauteous view of it, There’s not a thread of it, Heavenly hue of it, No, nor a shred of it Star-spangled dew of it In all the spread of it Constant and true. From foot to head, States stand supreme for it, But heroes bled for it, Diadems gleam for it, Faced steel and lead for it, Liberty’s beam for it Precious blood shed for it, Brightens the Blue! Bathing it Red! Here’s to the whole of itHere’s to the white of itStars, stripes and pole of it, Thrilled by the sight of it, Body and Soul of it, Who knows the right of it O, and the roll of it, But feels the might of it Sun shining through; Through the day and night? Hearts in accord for it, Womanhood’s care for it, Swear by the sword for it, Made manhood dare for it, Thanking the Lord for it, Purity’s prayer for it Red, White and Blue! Keeps it so white! Here’s to the blue of it-

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It was very inspiring. I had not heard it before. He said that every month he recites it at the Vietnam veterans’ get-together in Kings Mountain. There was a map of Vietnam, and many of the veterans were placing pins in the map to show where they were stationed during the war. I felt a little out of place because even though I served during the Vietnam War, I was never actually in Vietnam. We all did what was needed at the time. The Cleveland County Veterans Affairs along with a long list of contributors supplied a great hot dog/hamburger lunch with all the trimmings, including a table full of sweet desserts. Many of the men went back for seconds, and more. It was that good! While I was eating, I met a few other vets who were sitting near me. Everyone was very friendly. Most were wearing their Vietnam Veteran caps – some had patches on their clothes denoting the places they were stationed. I spoke to some friends, too. I stopped at the table of the Crest High School Junior ROTC. I know their leader. We talked for some time, and it was interesting to see young people in uniform surrounded by all of us old vets who have been out of uniform for so many years. They really looked sharp. I arrived home about 12:30 It was a great way to spend a patriotic lunch with a group of real American heroes.

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A woman goes to the doctor, beaten black and blue. Doctor “What happened?” Woman: “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk he beats me to a pulp.” Doctor: “I have a really good solution for that. When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of sweet tea and start gargling with it. Just gargle and gargle.” Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. Woman: “Doctor, that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband came home drunk, I gargled with sweet tea. I gargled and gargled, and nothing happened!” Doctor: “You see how keeping your mouth shut helps?”

“In Heaven,” replies Joe. “I have some good news and bad news.” “Tell me the good news first,” says Moe. “The good news,” Joe says “is that there’s baseball in Heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we’re all young again. Better still, it’s always spring time and it never rains or snows. But best of all, we play baseball all we want and we never get tired.” “That’s fantastic,” says Moe. “It’s beyond my wildest dreams! So, what’s the bad news”? “You’re pitching Tuesday.”

meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let’s have a cup of coffee first and catch up.” Well, the boss is very shaken by now but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds he expresses his doubts to Andre, who again implores him to name anyone else. “The Pope,” his boss replies. “Sure!” says Andre. “My folks are from Argentina, and I’ve known the Pope a long time.” So off they fly to Rome. Andre and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Andre says, “This will never work. I can’t catch the Pope’s eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I’ll come out on the balcony with the Pope.” And he disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican. Sure enough, half an hour later Andre emerges with the Pope on the balcony, but by the time Andre returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his way to his boss’s side, Andre asks him, “What happened?” His boss looks up and says, “I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said: “Who the hell is that on the balcony with Andre?”

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One hot summer day, a blonde came to town with her dog, tied it under the shade of a tree, and headed into a restaurant for something cold to drink. Twenty minutes later, a policeman entered the restaurant and asked, “Who owns the dog tied under that tree outside?” The blonde said it was hers. “Your dog seems to be in heat”, the officer said. The blonde replied, “No way. She’s cool ‘cause she’s tied up under that shade tree”. The policeman said, “No! You don’t understand. Your dog needs to be bred.” “No way,” said the blonde. “My dog doesn’t need bread. She isn’t hungry ‘cause I fed her this mornin.” The exasperated policeman said, “NO! You don’t understand. Your dog wants to have sex!” The blonde looked at the cop and said, “Well, go ahead, I always wanted a police dog”.

Two 90-year-old men, Moe and Joe, have been friends all of their lives. When it’s clear that Joe is dying, Moe visits him every day. One day, Moe says, “Joe, we both loved baseball all our lives and we played minor league ball together for so many years. Please do me one favor. When you get to Heaven, somehow, you must let me know if there’s baseball there.” Joe looks up at Moe from his death bed,” Moe, you’ve been my best friend for many years. If it’s at all possible, I’ll do this favor for you.” Shortly after that, Joe passes on. At midnight, a couple of nights later, Moe is awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him,” Moe. Moe.” “Who is it”? asks Moe, sitting up suddenly. “Who is it”? “Moe, it’s me, Joe.” “You’re not Joe. Joe just died.” “I’m telling you, it’s me, Joe,” insists the voice.” “Joe! Where are you”?

A little girl asked her Mom, “Mom, may I take the dog for a walk around the block?” Mom replies, “No, because she is in heat.” “What’s that mean?” asked the child. “Go ask your father. I think he’s in the garage.” The little girl goes to the garage and says, “Dad, may I take Belle for a walk around the block? I asked Mom, but she said the dog was in heat, and to come to you.” Dad said, “Bring Belle over here.” Being old school, he took a rag, soaked it with a little gasoline, and dabbed the dog’s backside with it to disguise the scent, and said, “OK, you can go now, but keep Belle on the leash and only go one time round the block.” The little girl left and returned a few minutes later with no dog on the leash. Surprised, Dad asked, “Where’s Belle?” The little girl said, “She ran out of gas about halfway down the block, so another dog is pushing her home.” Andre was bragging to his boss one day. “You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them.” Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff. “OK, Andre how about George Clooney?” Andre replied: “Sure, yes, George and I are old friends, and I can prove it.” So, Andre and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on George Clooney’s door and sure enough, George Clooney shouts: “Andre! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!” Although impressed, Andre’s boss is still skeptical. After they leave Clooney’s house, he tells Andre that he thinks him knowing Clooney was just lucky. “No, no, just name anyone else,” Andre says. “President Trump,” his boss quickly retorts. “Yes,” Andre says, “I know him, let’s fly out to Washington.” And off they go. At the White House, Trump spots Andre on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, “Andre, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a

A cranky older woman “in her senior years” was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store. She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard to the arresting officer who took her away. She complained and criticized everything and everyone throughout the process. When she appeared before the judge, the judge asked her what she had stolen from the store. The lady defiantly replied, “Just a stupid can of peaches you old fool.” The judge then asked why she had done it. She replied, “I was hungry and forgot to bring any cash to the store.” The judge asked how many peaches were in the can. She replied in a nasty tone, “Nine! But why do you care about that?” The judge answered patiently, “Well, ma’am, because I’m going to give you nine days in jail -- one day for each peach.” As the judge was about to drop his gavel, the lady’s long-suffering husband raised his hand slowly and asked if he might speak. The judge said, “Yes sir, what do you have to add?” The husband said meekly, “Your Honor, she also stole two cans of peas.”


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Rolling Thunder SC Chapter 3 Trip To Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital

By: Emmitt Jones On the 1st day of spring, April 14, Rolling Thunder SC 3 members made their way to Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital in Charleston, SC. As a chapter it’s an annual event of taking supplies with a Listening to our personal touch to our Veterans describe Veterans. The suptheir lives then plies were donated by and now. Rolling Thunder SC 3 for the Veterans at the hospital. These trips also give our members and their guests an opportunity to thank our Veterans in person and spend some time getting to know each other. Listening to our Veterans describe their lives then and now. Many would do it all over again and enjoy being remembered and thought well of for serving their country. A huge thankyou to Laurie F. Ferguson for being our tour guide. Rolling Thunder SC 3 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity organization. Our mission is to educate and bring awareness to the public of the issues regarding prisoners of war and missing in

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Playing Games With The Lord

Bros and Bro-ettes, Satan loves when people are playing games. The one that doesn’t like you playing games is the Lord. You see, a lot of Satan’s work is going on every day, on the streets, our work place, and even in church. Have you ever gone to a biker event and just sat back and watched people? Women especially, running around half naked (some look good and some don’t), makes you think they don’t have mirrors or they wouldn’t come out dressed like that. If the Lord wanted us to run around naked He wouldn’t have made the Fig Tree. We set up at biker events and give out bibles and tracts and if anyone wants anything they can take it off the table. Some do, and some don’t. Satan don’t want them picking up a bible or tract. He would rather them go around carrying their beer. That makes Satan happy and they look cool. You know one day the game playing will be over for some and they’ll want to call on the Lord for help, but will it be too late? For some they may never have the chance to call on the Lord. Are you tired of playing games and want something better? Do you want what God promises? God’s promises are true today just like they were when He wrote them years ago. In order to receive the promises of God you have to receive Him.

Romans 13:11-14 11- And do this knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than we first believed. 12-The night is far spent the day is at hand, therefore let us cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light. 13-Let us walk properly as in the day not in revelry and drunkenness not in lewdness and lust not in strife and envy. 14-But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provisions for the flesh, to fulfill its lust. Your friends may make fun and say stuff to you after you’re saved, but that’s OK. Satan will use everything he can and everyone to make fun of you and abuse you, but just remember, sooner or later everyone has to face the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Dixie Drifters 1st Bike Night Of The Year By: Wally Wersching Recently the Dixie Drifters moved into a different clubhouse. The new place is much nicer than the old one. It’s larger and has a full kitchen for those catered events. It’s located at 4446 Chapel Grove Road in Gastonia, NC. It’s near the Crowders Mountain State Park and Golf Course. The nearby The weather was not roads are very cooperating though. twisty, and fun to ride on. They held their first Bike Night of the year on Saturday April 7th from 6 PM until. The weather was not cooperating though. It had been raining on and off all day. When I was getting ready to leave, the roads were starting to dry so I thought about riding “Miss Vickie”. When I opened the garage door, it was raining again so I drove my Chevy El Camino instead. I pulled into the large parking lot, and parked next to the other cars and trucks. There were only two bikes parked in front. It looked like their first Bike Night would be a little off. When I walked inside, I was cordially greeted by the club members. I had brought some stuff for their upcoming “Yard Sale” and laid it out on the pool table to show them. They liked all the different things along with the stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines. We talked for some time. Then the band was setting up, and a couple of the women were playing pool. Neither one was very good, so their game lasted a very long time until one knocked in the “8” ball by mistake. They were having fun!

I walked outside to talk with the members for a while. It had stopped raining, but the clouds were threatening to open up any minute. At about 7:15, as I was planning to leave, I got a call on my cell phone which doesn’t happen too often. My wife, Cindy, said that Cara and Danny went to the hospital to have our first grandchild – Hannah. I was to hurry home so we could be with them. I said my good-byes, and headed home. The Dixie Drifters plan on having many bike nights throughout the year. Check out their Facebook Page or The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for the dates. They will be fun!

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A Day For Clay Memorial Ride By: Beth Michaelsen March 17th may be a day for many to celebrate their Irish heritage, but for a few it was a day to remember a young man’s life. A Day For Clay Memorial Ride started at Dave’s Place in Pinehurst, NC. Friends, family, and the biker community came together to remember Clay Reid. There were over 80 bikes including a few bicyclists. The Reid family was overwhelmed by the fellowship and support from the biker community. All the proceeds went to a funeral fund to help with the costs of funeral expenses. While the motorcycles went on the police escorted poker run, the community kept coming to Dave’s Place to show their support. There was great food and beverages and the atmosphere was wonderful. The community donated several items that were auctioned off in a silent auction and a Chinese auction. There were door prizes, best and worst hand on the poker run, baked good sale, and even face painting for the young ones. Not only was this a memorial ride but it was also a ride to raise awareness regarding the increasing death rate among young adults. Going to memorial rides is not rare for most of

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2018 Double D Burnout Saloon Spring Bash

By: Rose and Lloyd April 7th was original date for this year’s Double D Burnout Saloon Spring Bash. However, the weather didn’t cooperate, so it was moved to April 14th. This is Double D’s big party to start off the Spring riding season. Saturday Saturday was a was a perperfect spring fect spring day. The day. weather was beautiful. I think all the bikers itching to ride came out to celebrate. The front parking lot and back yard was packed with at least 100 bikes. The Biker Trash Nation was there to play some games and award prizes to the winners. Dog Daze entertained the crowd, while everyone enjoyed a good selection of food, shirts, jewelry, patches, and leather venders. One game was Mr. and Mrs. Biker, a biker couple

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May 2018 - Issue #238  

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

May 2018 - Issue #238  

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