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Letter From The Editor........................................... Cover Story - Spring Beach Bike Week....................... Bike Nights............................................................. May 2016 Cruisin’ Calendar................................... Quotable Quote..................................................... 30th Annual Bike Show And Chili Cook Off............. Tommy Shipwash’s Motorcycle Ride & Benefit...... Vietnam War Veterans 50th Anniversary................. 4th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing................... Spring Burnout 2016.............................................. Big Al’s Tree House Hosts 12th Annual Central District CBA/ABATE Spoker Run.............. The Carriage Room............................................... The Bunny Run Easter Sunday 2016.................... SC Midlands Ride For Kids.................................... Creekside Bike Rally.............................................. Bub Lollis Whitten Center Run............................... PGR Mission For Dewey Gossett.......................... VEMA Fallen Officer Poker Run............................ Well Known Tavern Opens Again........................... PPM Custom Rises On The Strand....................... Biker Family Loses A Friend And Brother.............. Home Town Hawgs - Hickory’s Best Bike Shop..... The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Skinny..................... 9th Annual Ft. Bragg H-D Freedom Biker Church Chili Cook-Off......................................................... People & Places..................................................... 43rd Annual CBA Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show... Spokes & Jokes..................................................... 6th Annual Biker Bluegrass Festival........................ Cherokee Cycles Indian Demo Rides.................... Fort Bragg All American Weekend......................... The Blessing Of The Bikes On The Beach 2016... Thunderzone.......................................................... Virtual Bike Show................................................... 1st Annual Prayer Around The Flagpoles................ New........................................................................ Vet-Fest 2016........................................................ Big Red Benefit Run.............................................. Operation Homefront’s Mission2Honor Campaign... Tour Of Honor 2016............................................... Defend Your Right To Race!.................................. We Got Tank Stoned.............................................. That’s Not A Lock…THIS Is A Lock! Part 2............

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ay is a big month for motorcycling in the Carolinas. The first thing that comes to mind is nice warm weather and Carolina blue skies that make riding so nice. The first Sunday in May is reserved for the Freedom Memorial Wall Dedication at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem, NC (www.SmokinHarley.com/Freedom-Memorial-Wall.htm). This year is the 19th Annual Memorial Wall Dedication. It is a time of remembrance for those who have ridden on ahead. There is a memorial ride, raffles, a 50/50, food, and music. The 5th Annual Bulldog Hero Awards presented by Bob Karney, Carolinas Biker Lawyer will be awarded on May 7th at Cox’s H-D in Asheboro. May 7th is also International Female Ride Day. There are many dealerships that are celebrating, so check your Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for more information. The next thing that comes to mind is Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week. This year, the MBSBW is May 13-22 or there about depending on who you ask. If you ask anyone around here if they are going to the beach, it is Myrtle Beach. Same thing if you ask them if they are going to the rally, it’s Myrtle Beach Bike Rally. There is lots to see and do while in Myrtle Beach and many businesses have taken the “they are going to come spend their money regardless” attitude. However, in this issue you will find advertisements that will direct you to establishments that have not taken your patronage for granted. I hope that you will seek them out, stop by, and let them know that you saw their ad in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Thunder In the Smokies Spring Rally will be held May 13-15 at the Festival Grounds in Maggie Valley, NC. This is the largest and longest running bike rally in Maggie Valley. This is a fun rally that pays out $1000 for the People’s Choice Bike Show winner and another $1000 for bike game winners. There is a guided ride, food, 50/50, vendors, music, and more. Discount tickets are available at ThunderInTheSmokies.com. The Antique Motorcycle Club of America holds its Southern National Swap Meet at Denton Farm Park on May 20-21. There are lots of vendors, a narrated antique motorcycle parade, bike games, and camping in a beautiful country setting. If you like old motorcycles and have never been, make it this year. It’s a peach! Rolling Thunder XXIX “Ride For Freedom” Demonstration is launching from the Pentagon parking lot in Washington, DC on May 29. This is not a rally. It is a demonstration to show support for all POW/ MIA and to demand that the US government account for them. This ride will change you forever if you attend. There are also many other rides listed in this issue and online at FullThrottleMagazine.com, so take your pick, ride and enjoy the Carolinas this spring.

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BIG AL’S TREEHOUSE 1100 Prospect St High Point NC 336-882-6681 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 HOG TAILS BAR & GRILL 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendleton SC 864-224-7876 LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050 STARS & BARS TAVERN 723 Klumac Rd, Salisbury NC 704-310-5503

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THUNDER TOWER H-D BIKE NIGHT @ Quaker Steak & Lube 941 Spears Creek Ct, Columbia, SC 803-461-1121 6-9pm FRIDAY

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 LAKE TOWN TAVERN 19708-K W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 704-896-7109 7-10pm SUNDAY

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

TED’S FAMOUS CHICKEN 4695 S Main St, Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 THE BUSTED KNUCKLE BAR & GRILL 615 E. Main St, Thomasville NC 336-474-0145

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MAY 1 N.C TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Recreation Area, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area White Oak Beach Rd, off U.S. Hwy 64, Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30am KSU 10, $40 donation www.rideforkids.org Roland Cargill 919-387-0024. MAY 1 19TH 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, 121:30 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 BUG RUN Lincolnton High School Stadium 803 N Aspen St., Lincolnton, NC. Reg 9pm. Benefits Relay for Life American Cancer Society. armedjetflyer@gmail.com 704-308-0231. MAY 6 BIKE NIGHT/MYRTLE BEACH BIKE WEEK KICK-OFF Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 6-9pm, live music, food, special guest Dave Knoderer aka Letterfly. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAY 6-8 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. MAY 7 ALS CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 Hwy 87 S, Sanford, NC. Reg 9:30 or online www.


Cruisin’ Calendar Alscharityride.com Lunch, DJ Music, People’s Choice Bike Show, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. Benefiting The ALS Association Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter www. Alscharityride.com Brian Weaver Dreamweaver8@embarqmail.Com 919-542-6102. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Shelton’s HarleyDavidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11 $10/rider. Proceeds donated to Wayne Uplift. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Low Country HarleyDavidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Breakfast 9am KSU 10, DJ, giveaways, Low Country to Myrtle International Female Ride. Presented by Women’s Freedom Ride. www.womensfreedomride.org. 843-554-1847. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30, escorted ride, open to all women, all bikes. www.hdofgreensboro.com Kelsey 336-273-1101. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL LADIES RIDE DAY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. KSU 1pm, after party cookout. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044. MAY 7 DEMO DAY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www. speedwayharley-davidson.com 704979-7433. MAY 7 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.

MAY 7 9TH 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 includes t-shirt, lunch, door prize ticket. www.comporiumpioneers.com leon.yard@comporium.com 803-4488116. MAY 7 RIDE FOR THE WARRIORS Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10am, $20/rider $5/pass, food, door prizes. Benefits Operation North State’s Top Shelf fishing tournament. Hosted by American Legion Riders Post 94. Carroll Johnson 252-526-7342, Robert Watson 252-714-2605. MAY 7 BFBF 3RD ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS DAY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11. www. bikersforbikersfoundation.com 910854-1200. MAY 7 11TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl includes meal. Joey Mitchell 336-710-4236. MAY 7 RACING THE REAPER POKER RUN Iron Thunder Bar & Grill, 10023 Weddington Rd. Ext. Concord, NC. Reg 12. $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, silent auction. Hosted by EMS Road Docs NC. www.emsroaddocsnc.com emsroaddocsnc1@gmail.com 716908-1354. MAY 7 10TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC. Reg 9-12, $10/entry, Presented by Triad Classic MC. carolinamcshow@aol.com 336-9248705.

9 MAY 7 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME SPRING RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www. bikerswithacause.com 704-979-7433. MAY 7 NC MOOSE RIDER 2ND ANNUAL BIKE SHOW Kernersville Moose Lodge #2181 1250 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. $10/ entry reg 10am-2pm, live music, games, vendors, food, door prizes, 50/50, 9 classes w/trophies. Ronnie Tucker 336-707-0671, Greg Hanner 336-564-8095, Angel Gibson 336362-9357. MAY 7 SWAMP DOGS ANNIVERSARY PARTY Leatherneck’s Restaurant 18929 Main Hwy, Olar, SC. $5/person. Presented by Swamp Dogs Motorcycle Riders. 803-507-7767. MAY 7 BUDDY ROE’S 7TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Buddy Roe’s 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30pm. $15/sgl $20/ dbl, $30/sgl pkg includes t-shirt, 1050/50 tickets, $45/dbl pkg 2-t-shirts, 10-50/50 tickets. Auction, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Special Olympics 910-410-0344. MAY 7 3RD ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE Ledford Senior High School, 140 Jesse Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11am, $20/bike, police escorted, food, music, auction. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Ledford High School Seniors. Shorty 336-688-8894. MAY 7 3RD ANNUAL AIDAN’S RIDE Rommel Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 10:30am. www.aidansridenc.com 919-596-9511.


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MAY 7 10TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS ALLIANCE POKER RUN HarleyDavidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. First out 11am, $20/person, Anderson starting point: Timm’s Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd, Anderson, SC. Benefits Motorcycle Awareness Alliance. 864-234-1340, 864-2241531.

Winterville, NC. Reg 10-11:30 www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345.

MAY 7 6TH ANNUAL REBEL RUCKUS Oasis Sports Bar & Grill 8101 W. Old Hwy #6, Santee, SC. $10 12-6. Burnout pit, bike games, vendors, live music. Presented by Carolina Rebels MC Clarendon County Chapter. Tommy Lee 803920-3667.

MAY 7 CELEBRATION OF LIFE Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd, Swannanoa, NC. 11am-4pm, $10/entry car/bike show, 50/50, food, live bands, corn hole. Hosted by Independent Western NC. Benefits Joseph Lee Jenkins. Lloyd Proffit 828-772-8607.

MAY 7 KELLY RATLIFF BENEFIT AND RIDE Drinking Class Bar 2901 W English Rd., High Point, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12 $15/rider $5/pass, live music, food, raffle, vendors, 50/50, silent auction. Hosted by Smokin Souls RC. Smokinsoulsrc@gmail. com.

MAY 7 HARTLEY’S DREAM RIDE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr. Statesville, NC. Reg 10am, first out 10:30. $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, door prizes, live music, 50/50. Benefits fund for ClemsonLIFE program she would like to attend. dspurling@ freedombikerchurchhickory.com 704300-9025.

MAY 7 5TH ANNUAL BULLDOG HERO AWARDS Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Nominate by 4/24. Presented by The Bob Karney Carolina Biker Lawyer. http:// karneylaw.com/Community/BulldogHero-Awards 704-376-7982. MAY 7 MEMORIAL RIDE FOR MUSH PAUL Ventures Sports Bar & Grill 5531 Edmund Hwy, Lexington, SC. First out 11, $15/rider $5/pass. 803-755-8168. MAY 7 40TH ANNUAL SPRING OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 US-70, New Bern, NC. Demo rides, food, fun. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060. MAY 7 AMERICAN LEGION RIDE FOR HEROES Hometown HarleyDavidson 2300 Elaine’s Way,

MAY 7 CINCO DE MAYO SEASON OPENER Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12pm, live music, bikini bike wash, food. www. thundertowerharley.com 803-4611121.

MAY 7 RUN TO THE HILL 139 Arden Rd., Pelzer, SC. Gates open 2pm, camping avail, vendor spot, music, food. Hosted by Hells Angels Greenville, SC. Mike 864-419-6301. MAY 7 FLAT RIVER BIKERS FOR CHRIST SPRING FELLOWSHIP Better Roads Biker Church 800 Lewis St., Oxford, NC. 12-4, $10/adult, food. 919-603-5041. MAY 7 MAYFEST The Carriage Room 2141 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC. 3pm, music. 704-6479876. MAY 7 GRILLIN AND CHILLIN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. live music, food, door prizes. www.downhomeharley. com 336-227-1261.

MAY 7 8TH ANNUAL COMBAT VETERANS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10am KSU 1, $20/sgl $25/dbl, police escorted, live music. John Vidas john@ dragonflyvideo.com www.cvmaride. com 704-906-7502. MAY 8 MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RALLY Carolina Honda 901 Buckner Rd, Columbia, SC. Meet & Greet 11:30am-1pm, escorted ride to the State House, speakers. Ralph Bell 803-556-2354. MAY 8 DENIM EXCHANGE FASHION & SHOW Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 11-2 brunch, 2pm fashion show. www.thundertowerharley.com 803461-1121. MAY 11 LOBBY DAY 2016 Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. 9am. Sponsored by Concerned Bikers Assoc./A.B.A.T.E. of NC. www.cbaabatenc.org. MAY 11-22 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING RALLY AT THE RAT HOLE 3809 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, bikini contest, motorcycle rodeo, pudding wrestling, bike games. www.theratholeofmb. com 843-241-1740. MAY 12 BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY Motorcycle Riders Foundation 1325 G St. N.W. Ste 500, Washington DC. 8am. An opportunity for bikers across the nation to meet with one another and educate themselves on the issues that affect bikers at national level, meet your federal legislators. www.MRF.org 202-546-0983. MAY 12-15 ALL WOMAN RIDING ACADEMY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reserve your spot. www. tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-6386044.


Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 13-15 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. Swimsuit USA International Model Search, www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-2462101. MAY 13-22 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE RALLY MAY 13-22 SPRING BIKE WEEK Beach House Harley-Davidson 101 Harley Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Vendors, music. www.beachhousehd. com 910-575-9997. MAY 13-22 BIKE WEEK AT SOUTHERN GROUND SALOON 2001 Highway 17 North, Little River, SC. Open daily 10am, vendors, live music, national bike wash girls, food vendors. 843-273-4253. MAY 13-22 CRUSIN’ THE COAST SPRING RALLY Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Rally pin stop, food. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. MAY 14 RIDE AGAINST TRAFFICK Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $15/bike, $20/cars/trucks, 50/50, raffle. www.triadladderofhope.com 704-762-1261. MAY 14 AMERICAN VETERANS MC 2ND ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARTY Local Bar 2901 US 64, Apex, NC. 2pm, music, food, 50/50, live music, door prizes, shotgun raffle. Benefits N.C. USO and Durham VA Homeless Veterans program. bigdawgron022@yahoo.com. 919656-8900. MAY 14 LETS RIDE! ANNUAL BUFFALO SOLDIERS REUNION Harley-Davidson of Greensboro Motorcycle Park 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-272-1101.

MAY 14 I’D TAP THAT POKER RUN Holy City Brewing 4155 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 10am, first out 11, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefit WBMC and It’s Mission. Presented by Warhorse Brotherhood MC. olddog@warhorsebrotherhodmc.com 843-729-1815. MAY 14 DAY OF HOPE - RIDE’N FOR A CAUSE 8424 Cleveland School Rd. Clayton, NC. Reg 10am, ride 12pm. $25/single, $35/ double. BBQ 3pm, Auction, games, door prizes, 50/50, t-shirts, live music. Ride to celebrate & honor Breast Cancer Survivors, benefiting Jill’s Wish Foundation. www. pinkinktattoo.com, pinkinktattoo1@ yahoo.com, Tara Dunsmore 919-5925580. MAY 14 RIDING FOR SAIGE BENEFIT POKER RUN Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $10/sgl $15/dbl, 50/50, live music, prizes, food for cash donation. Proceeds go toward bills. Kevin 828228-4500. MAY 14 3RD ANNUAL “ST. NICK” TRIBUTE FUNDRAISER/POKER RUN Scooters Bar & Grill 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10-12 KSU 12:30, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Transitions Lifecare. Presented by Armed Forces MC. 919-800-8639. MAY 14 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 11am-3pm. Demo rides, games, DJ, vendors raffle, food. www. sheltonshd.com. 919-731-2776. MAY 14 BIKE RUN FUNDRAISER FOR DAVID WRIGHT Sheila’s River Bar 8079 Wagner Rd., Salley, SC. First out 12, food & raffle. All proceeds go to David & family. Shelia 803-606-3686.

11 MAY 14 LOVE CLINIC POKER RUN 2016 PAWS FOR THE CAUSE LoVe Pet Clinic 8716 Hwy 90, Longs, SC. Reg 10:30-12 $25/w t-shirt $20/w/o t-shirt, $10/extra hand. Rain date 5/15 pam@scpaminc.com Pam Bane 843-399-2648 or 843-241-0182. MAY 14 WARRIORS OF FIRE CMA CHPT #1254 MEETING The Little Café’ 725 Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 9am. cmarockhill@live.com 978-8520620. MAY 14 1ST ANNUAL POKER RUN Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9:30, ride 11, $20/bikes & cars, $5/ rider, food, door prizes. Presented by Wilkes Hunters Helping Kids. Rain date 5/21 Tim Parson 336-928-0429, David Royal 336-927-2342, Donald Baynes 336-927-7002. MAY 14 FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION EVENT Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. All day. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. MAY 14 BENEFIT POKER RUN FOR BATTALION CHIEF RON LEWIS Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $20/ rider $10/pass, food, music, raffles, door prizes. Presented by Silent Heroes Buies Creek and Steadman MC. 910-864-1200. MAY 14 CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW Bethany Baptist Church 723 Cleveland Ave, Grover, NC. Reg 10-12 $10/entry, concessions, souvenirs. Sponsored by Southern Christian Cruisers Ministry. Benefits local missions. Daniel Knox 704-6928629. MAY 14 SPRING JAM PARTY Horsefeathers Roadhouse 3746 Mount Pleasant Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC. Live music, biker games. www. horsefeathersbbq.com 704-9660192.


12 MAY 14 SLINGSHOT OPEN HOUSE Indian Greensboro 201 S. Church St., Greensboro, NC. 9am-3pm. www. slingshotgreensboro.com. 336-7635621. MAY 15 NH CO. FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION POKER RUN Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 1, $20/rider $5/ pass, door prizes, 50/50, food, cars welcome. Benefits scholarship fund. www.carolinacoasthd.com Fred Brannan 910-443-5907. MAY 15 PANCAKE BREAKFAST & CAR WASH FUND RAISER American Legion Hall Post 55 11 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 12-3 $10/car $5/pass. Presented by Rolling Thunder NC Chpt 6. Benefits local veterans. Susan King-Burgess 336-345-6182.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 20 CRUISE THE COAST SCENIC RALLY RIDE Springmaid Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10am. Benefits Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843-369-5555.

MAY 21 BROTHER’S FIRST MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. Reg 10-11:30 www. hometownharleydavidson.com 252439-1345.

MAY 20-21 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 417-838-4777, Camping 336-859-2755.

MAY 21 7TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Smokin’ HarleyDavidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 9am-2pm, vendors, food, prizes, live music. www.smokinharley.com 336-7223106.

MAY 21 TEEN CHALLANGE 5TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101.

MAY 15 MIDDLE TENNESSEE RIDE FOR KIDS Barfield Park 697 Veteran’s Parkway Murfreesboro, TN. Reg 12 KSU 2, good faith donation, food. Benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www.curethekids. org midtnrideforkids@gmail.com Becky Jones 615-260-5966.

MAY 21 18TH ANNUAL SHOW-OFF CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW American Children’s Home 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington, NC. Reg, 8am-12 $20/entry, spectators free. Benefits American Children’s Home. www.ach-nc.org cburris@ach-nc.org Craig Burris 336-357-7126.

MAY 16-22 CRUSIN’ THE COAST SPRING RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, parties, demo rides, H.O.G. pin stop, music. www.myrtlebeachharley.com 843369-5555.

MAY 21 SUICIDE PREVENTION/ MEMORIAL RIDE Rommel HarleyDavidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 12, $25/sgl, $30/ dbl, food. Benefits the Department of Veterans Affairs. Hosted by Warriors MC. Sarge 919-797-8102, Shepherd 919-236-9619.

MAY 18 “CRUDES” 6TH ANNUAL MEET AND GREET RIDE The Golden Egg Pancake House 415 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC. 9am KSU 11, 50/50, raffles, cash prizes. All vehicles welcome. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. www. springbeachrally.com. MAY 18 TORONTO CANADA RIDE Jackson Hewitt 100 Main St., Lexington, NC. KSU 7am sharp, riding to Niagara Falls and then to Toronto, 5-6 day ride, no cost. wilsonsecurityagency@gmail.com Darrell Wilson 336-281-3610.

MAY 21 CRUSIN THE COAST SPRING RALLY OCEANFRONT BIKE SHOW Bandito’s Restaurant & Cantina 1410 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC. Bike reg 9-10:30, $10 bike entry, food, live music, giveaways. Benefits Veteran’s Welcome Home & Resource Center. www. myrtlebeachharley.com 843-3695555.

MAY 21 GREENVILLE A.B.A.T.E. OF SC SPRING POKER RUN Greenville Shrine Club 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC. Reg 11, $10/ ABATE members, $15/others. Rain date 5/28 Proceeds to support ABATE legislative work. Fatboy 864569-2455, Bubbles 864-569-2459. MAY 21 OPEN HOUSE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. All day. www. speedwayharley-davidson.com 704979-7433. MAY 21 RICHMOND COUNTY CBAABATE SPRING BIKE BLESSING RUN Rockingham Town Hall Plaza 514 Rockingham Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12 $10/bike. Beth Gorman 910-817-9288. MAY 21-22 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DEMO TRUCK ON SITE Indian Motorcycle Greensboro 201 South Church St., Greensboro, NC. 10am-5pm, test ride Indians. www. indianmotorcyclesgreensboro.com 336-763-5621. MAY 21-22 ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 11am-7pm, food, vendors, live music. www.fortbraggharley.com 910-8641200.


Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 22 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD BUTTERBEAN BENEFIT RIDE TO MORROW MOUNTAIN Good Times Café’ 16 N. Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10am $10/donation, Benefits medical cost. sevensabres@gmail.com www. sevensabresbrotherhood.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7324.

MAY 28 CATFISH FESTIVAL VETERANS PARADE Parker White Funeral Home 17 N Greenwood Ave Exd, Ware Shoals, SC. $5/pledge. Benefits maintenance or restoration of The Veterans Monument of Ware Shoals. Presented by Catfish Festival Ware Shoals SC. 864-4562412.

MAY 27 CONCORD MOTORFEST 2016 Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Food, music, celebrity autographs (11-1), live auction (12:30-3). www.speedwayharleydavidson.com 704-979-7433.

MAY 28 2ND ANNUAL PETE’S RIDE Chunk’s Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, food, music, prizes, golf cart raffle. Benefits Voices Against Brain Cancer. 336-340-6587.

MAY 27-28 9TH ANNUAL HERO DAY & BIKE RALLY 110 Town Square, Burnsville, NC. Fri. 6 pm, “Crusin’ The Way It Used To Be!”, live music, Sat. Ride For A Vet, reg 10am-12, blessing of the bikes, honor guard, honor heroes, 50/50, music, contest, vendors, door prizes. Sponsored by Town of Burnsville and Mt. Mitchell Marine Corps League Det. 1266. . Roger Honeycutt collisionman107@ yahoo.com 828-682-9188, 828-6822821, Mark Thomas 828-467-0259. MAY 27-29 MAGGIE VALLEY SPRING RALLY MOPARS & HAWGS Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $15/day $25/wknd, Fri open 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Vendors, live music. www. maggievalleyrallys.com 336-5801638. MAY 28 VICTORY FOR VIOLET Schooners Bar & Grill 6226 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC. 12-4 food, raffle, silent auction, games, music. Benefits Violet. Linda Kirkland 803553-4551, Grizzly 803-603-4055. MAY 28 THE ALL-HARLEY DRAGON RUN Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Outpost location 530 Parkway, Gatlingburg, NC. Reg 11 KSU 2, $10/bike. Benefits East Tennessee Toy Box. www. shilohriders.com 865-430-1602.

MAY 28 HARPER’S AMAZING BIKER ADVENTURE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 10-11:30, $40/team of 2-4 people, food, live music, 50/50, games. Benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital and grant for nursing student. www. lowcountryharley.com 843-554-1847. MAY 28 TOURING WORKSHOP WITH JUNIOR & DENIUM WORKSHOP WITH MELISSA Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 2pm, refreshments, door prizes. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044. MAY 28 DEMO DAY Tilley-Harley Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAY 28 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY POKER RUN Local Bar 2901 Hwy 64 W, Apex, NC. Reg 12:30, first out 1, $20/hand $10/add hand, music, food. Benefits Homeless Veterans. ronni.miller@va.gov Ronni Miller 919-286-0411 ext. 7810. MAY 29 ROLLING THUNDER XXIX “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www.rollingthunder1.com Bob 336-924-0610.

13 MAY 29 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XVI Sevierville Courthouse 125 Court Ave Sevierville, TN. 10am, KSU 11, escorted ride, free ride. Tribute to fallen military. www. Smokymountainthunder.net. Ron Giddis 865-453-6532. MAY 29 MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE RIDE Manley Reece Long VFW Post 2573 2722 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC. KSU 12, escorted by WFD, live music, 50/50, food plates for sale, cornhole tournament, pie auction, open to public & free. Benefits the VFW’s efforts to support local veterans. Gene Buck 910-791-9590. JUN 3-4 12TH ANNUAL RENEE LEDFORD MEMORIAL PARTY AND POKER RUN 212 Race Path Church Rd. Ellenboro, NC. Gates open Fri 10am, $20/wknd, $10/one day, poker run reg 10am, bike games, bands, bike show, bike games, tattoo contest, food. Benefits Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Assoc. Jukebox 704-466-8544, Boxcar 704-4771649, Iceman 828-447-2454. JUN 4 CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BENEFIT POKER RUN Sam’s Club 284 Summit Square Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11 $20/sgl $25/dbl, live music, 50/50, raffle, auction. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Melissa, Cindy or Sherri 336-377-2820. JUN 4 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. JUN 4 LIVIN’ LARGE FOR JOSH PARDUE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1126 Moreland Ave, Statesville Ave. Reg 9-12 $20/rider $10/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50, bikes or cars welcome. 704-873-1662 or 704-4028668.


14 JUN 4 2016 RUN TO THE SUN MOTORCYCLE RALLY Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. 9:30-4, reg $20 includes event t-shirt, dice run, lunch. Silent auction, 50/50. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, hosted by Southern Cruisers Riding Club. http://portcity162runtothesun. weebly.com, pllivolsi@aol.com Phil LiVolsi 910-620-4227. JUN 4 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH ANNUAL RUMBLE GREENSBORO Harley-Davidson of Greensboro Motorcycle Park 536 Farragut St, Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. JUN 4 RIDE TO THE RESCUE Thomasville Rescue Squad 212 Pine St., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl. Rain date 6/5. Benefits Thomasville Rescue Squad. Chief James Shores or Cristall McCaskill 336-472-7520. JUN 4 4TH ANNUAL REX’S MOTORCYLE RIDE Crowder’s Creek Elementary 5515 Charlotte Hwy., Clover, SC. KSU 11, $25/ sgl, $40/dbl includes t-shirt & lunch. Rain or shine, food, music. Benefits Cure SMA, www.rexsride.org alex@ rexsride.org 704-678-1539. JUN 4 BIG BIKES FOR PURPLE HEARTS “HONOR RIDE” American Legion Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11:30 $20/rider $5/pass, escorted ride, raffles. Benefits Northwest Piedmont Purple Heart Foundation. Jack Waters 336-425-5959. JUN 4 15TH 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. Poker $20/sgl $25/ dbl, butt pickin’ contest, $100 fee no later than May 27. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. angierbikefest.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234.

Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 4 BENEFIT SAVENGER HUNT Jacksonville Moose Lodge 1438 135 Moosehaven Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, DJ, live music, food vendors. Benefits Sergeant Eugene Ashley Center of Wilmington/ Veterans Shelter. Hosted by Forgotten Sons Page Field MC. 910346-4450. JUN 4 DAVID FUTRAL BENEFIT BIKE & CAR SHOW Gourd Springs Baptist Church 4575 Ray Rd. Spring Lake, NC. Reg 10-12, show reg $20, silent auction 10-1, food, music, silent auction. Hosted by Carolina Faith Riders. 910-436-0276. JUN 4 5TH ANNUAL SETH NALL MEMORIAL RIDE Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 9429 Archdale Rd., Trinity, NC. Reg 9:30am KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, food, door prizes, t-shirts, auction. Benefits the Seth Nall Scholarship Fund For High School Seniors. Tim Nall 336-989-5000. JUN 4 MILLING MANOR POKER RUN Beach N Tan 953 S. Salisbury St., Mocksville, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30, $15/sgl, $25/dbl, prizes, live music, food. Benefits special children. Diane mmipokerrun@yahoo.com 704-881-5990. JUN 4 6TH ANNUAL “KEEP THE LIGHT ON” POKER RUN American Legion Post 19 2031 US 301 S, Wilson, NC. Reg 10am, $10/hand $25/3 hands, 50/50, door prizes, food, music. Benefits the support of VFW Memorial, Legacy Scholarship Fund, Colon Furr Scholarship Fund, Veterans Charities. George Young 252-813-2948. JUN 4 FRANKLIN COUNTY DEMONS ANNUAL SUMMER BASH Bud’s Tavern 823 Youngsville Blvd., Wake Forest, NC. 12-until, $10/entry, food, music, prizes, raffles, 50/50, vendors, wet t-shirt contest. Crash 704-619-3765, Brett 919-480-1175.

JUN 4 BLUE KNIGHTS NC II OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1226 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/rider $5/pass Officer remembrance service 10:45. Door prizes, 50/50, food. Rain or shine. www.rayprice.com. 919-832-2261. JUN 4 2ND ANNUAL 4 RACKS Presented by Susan G. Komen Northwest NC Foothills Brewing Tasting Room 3800 Kimwell Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $25/sgl $30/dbl, vendors, food, live music. www.komennorthwestnc.org 336-721-0037. JUN 4 WHEELS WITH WINGS ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE Yanceyville Rd. Volunteer Fire Dept. 3361 US 158 Reidsville, NC. Reg 8 KUS 10, $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, live music, silent auction. Rain or shine. Benefits Todd Harris & Beth Bassett battling cancer. Hosted by Life Church. Ryan Vass 336-648-6405, Debbie Durham 336-552-6949. JUN 4 10TH ANNUAL TRICKY RICKY RIDE & MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 Stooge’s Cycles 1004 N NC Hwy 87, Elon, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $20/sgl, $30/dbl, food, live music, raffles, live auction, 50/50. Benefits Kids Path and Sam’s Wish Fund. www.trickyrickyride.com, allison@ mapleviewfarm.com. Doug Shambley 336-516-2471. JUN 4-5 DAYS OF THUNDER X Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. Columbia, SC. Sat - all day music, stunt show, charity BBQ competition, fire works, Sun-car & bike show, music & anniversary ride, food & beverages. www.thundertowerharley. com 803-461-1121. JUN 5 BIKER SUNDAY Outreach For Jesus 440 Battley Dairy Rd., Hamlet, NC. 10;30 KSU 12:15, $10/ sgl $15/dbl, food. Benefits visual arts for Youth Ministry. 910-582-8888.


Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 5 MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH RIDE FOR JESUS AND MOTORCYCLE SUNDAY Freds 109 Cestrian Sq., Chester, SC. KSU 10:30 Escorted ride, light dinner, service. whoowah@hotmail.com Al Boyd 803-374-0833. JUN 5 TEAM AMY BENEFIT RIDE Durham’s Parking Lot 1718 E Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 1, $15/sgl $20/dbl, $20/other vehicles, 50/50, food. Benefits family, Sponsored by Rockingham NC Chpt Wingmen Nation. Corey 910-6709977. JUN 10-11 ANNUAL ROADSIDE PARTY Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. 828-452-7276. JUN 10-12 MVR-INDIAN VICTORY SLINGSHOT RALLY IN THE SMOKIES Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. $15/day $25/wknd, Fri open 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Vendors, live music. www. maggievalleyrallys.com 336-5801638. JUN 11 CHARITY MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN Mauldin Cultural Center 101 W. Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC. JUN 11 THE JUNE JAMR Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8-10am KSU 10, $25/rider $10/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50.. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. JUN 11 RIDE FOR READERS Freeborne’s Eatery & Lodge 14300 NC Hwy 18 S., Laurel Springs, NC. KSU 9:30 $30/rider $20/pass, food, live music, prizes. Benefits all Northwestern Regional Library. 336359-8008. JUN 11 2016 FISHER HOUSE POKER RUN Bella Casa Cigars 334 Henderson Dr., Jacksonville, NC. $15/rider $10/pass, $10/food only,

silent auction, 50/50. Benefits Camp Lejeune Fisher House. Sponsored by Viet Nam Vets, Legacy Vets MC. Woodstock 870-245-6707. JUN 11 GOAT ISLAND BOAT CLUB SCHOLARSHIP POKER RUN John C. Land Landing 4404 Greenall Rd., Summerton, SC. www.goatislandboatclub.com Jerry Hatcher 843-617-3555, Alfred Kelley 803-478-2691. JUN 11 WARRIORS OF FIRE CMA CHPT #1254 MEETING The Little Café’ 725 Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 9am. cmarockhill@live.com 978-8520620. JUN 11 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS GARDEN OF HONOR POKER RUN Town of Catawba Veterans Garden of Honor 101 1st St SW, Catawba, NC 28609. Reg 10:30, $20/sgl, $25/dbl, food, 50/50, door prizes. veteransgardenofhonor@gmail.com Fran Little 828-241-3636.

15 JUN 17-18 SMOKE OUT 17 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. choppers, live music, food. http://www. smokeoutrally.com Greg Scheuer custombikeshows@gmail.com 919450-5060. JUN 17-19 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS POW WOW Veteran’s Park 691 W. Lebanon St. Mount Airy, NC Art, food, resources for veterans. Hosted by Veterans Memorial Foundation, POW/MIA, Rolling Thunder NC6. Oginali2004@yahoo. com Don Harris 540-331-3700. JUN 18 FATHER’S DAY RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. www. hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. JUN 18 AMERICAN LEGION POST 55 BIKE AND CAR SHOW American Legion 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Prizes and multiple categories. Dave Laycock 336-682-8086.

JUN 11 GOD AND COUNTRY FREEDOM RIDE 2016 Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory NC 28602. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30, $25/bike, live music, door prizes. Rick.tate@yrcfreight. com Rick Tate 704-412-0533.

JUN 18 MIDLANDS VET SUPPORT PARTY Midland Retired Military Association 3035 Peach Orchard Rd., Dalzell, SC. 1-7pm $10 at gate, bike wash, band, vendors, 50/50, biker games. Hosted by Warhorse Brotherhood MC. 803-499-2704.

JUN 11 COOTER’S BAR 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT RUN Cooter’s Bar 1782 Grace Ave, Lancaster, SC. Reg 11am first out 12, $15/sgl, $25/ dbl, food, 50/50, raffles, auction. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. Rain date June 18th. 803-285-1600.

JUN 18 GREAT AMERICAN COOK OUT Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 South Church St., Greensboro, NC. 9am-4pm, food, music. www. indianmotorcyclegreensboro.com 336-763-5621

JUN 11 SWAP MEET Just Hawgs 5326 C 311 N, Walkertown, NC. 336595-2210.

JUN 18 AMERICAN MUSCLE CARS, BIKES, TRUCKS & TRIKES Indian Motorcycle of Greensboro 201 South Church, Greensboro, NC. 12-2 free limited edition t-shirt while supplies last. www. indianmotorcycles.com 336-7635621.

JUN 11 1ST ANNUAL HORSE POWER HEALS POKER RUN Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11:30, $20/rider, $10/pass, live music. Benefits LeapInSC.org. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-5541847.


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JUN 18 RIDE FOR KIDS Schroaders Honda 220 Mitchelle Dr., Hendersonville, NC. Poker run Reg 8:30-12, bike show 12-3. Music, prizes, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. 828-693-4101.

JUN 25 COLUMBIA RIDERS ABATE 1ST ANNUAL BIKE/CAR SHOW The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. Reg 10-12, $10/reg fee, live music, food, bike/car wash 10-3. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803678-7088.

JUN 19 FIFTH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP RALLY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. www.freedombikerchurch.com 919550-3733. JUN 20 RIDE TO WORK DAY www. RideToWork.org.

JUN 25 1ST ANNUAL RIDE FOR RESCUES & FAMILY COOKOUT Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, live music, food, 50/50, raffles, vendors welcome. Benefits The Biscuit Foundation. Barry Hicks 336693-4100.

JUN 20 HONORING THEIR SERVICE MOTORCYCLE ESCORT JB “Red” Owens Recreation Complex 111 Walkers Way, Easley, SC. Stage 12:30, KSU 2:15 escorted ride. Welcome and thank you to warriors, cookout afterwards. www.honoringtheir-service.org 864-985-2390.

JUN 25-26 EUROBIKE 2016 Historic City Market 300 Parham St., Raleigh, NC. 9-3, Bike show, Euro, café racers, brats, scramblers, raffle, vendor booths, food trucks. Scot Dail dothetontriangle@mail.com Selmisha Green eurobikeraleigh@gmail.com 919-525-1159.

JUN 24-26 HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Spa/Resort 315 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. Hosted by Buncombe County CBA/ABATE. www.hotspringsrallync.com shadowriderjeb@yahoo.com James Buckner 828-230-6124.

JUL 2 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261.

JUN 25 3RD ANNUAL GOOD TIME CHARLIE MEMORIAL RIDE 222 Public House 222 E. Main St., Elkin, NC. Reg 10:30-11:30 KSU 12, $15/ sgl $20/dbl, cruise in, live music, food. Benefits Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice House. Rain date 7/23. asuerinalum@yahoo.com Erin Cockerham 336-258-2251. JUN 25 FAYETTEVILLE AREA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYLE RIDE Arnette Park 2165 Old Wilmington Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8-9:45am, $10/ sgl, $15/dbl. Benefits scholarship fund. Audwin Lindsay 910-366-3983.

JUL 7-10 THE GATHERING THREE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. 10:30am. www. freedombikerchurch.com 919-5503733. 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 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 WARRIORS OF FIRE CMA CHPT #1254 MEETING The Little Café’ 725 Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 9am. cmarockhill@live.com 978-8520620. 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 16 14TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore 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 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 SPOKESMODEL SEARCH 2016 Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. Live music, food vendors, Spokes Model Search. www.hdofgreensboro. com, 336-273-1101. 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 23 ANNIVERSARY WITH THE HARLEY DEMO TRUCK & BLOOD DRIVE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www.speedwayharley.com 704979-7433.


Cruisin’ Calendar JUL 23 BOOTLEG MILITIA ANNUAL BIKINI BIKE WASH 2016 The Crossroads 1680 Neeses Hwy., Orangeburg, SC. 12-5. Festus 803347-8521. 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.heck@yahoo.com 828-2807379. JUL 30 PRAYER RIDE Chesnee United Methodist Church 409 S. Kentucky Ave., Chesnee, SC. Reg 12:30 KSU 1. 864-437-7345. 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 336-664-6990. JUL 30 6TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR HORRY COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs 250 Victory Lane, Conway, SC. Reg 8:3010, $20/rider $10/pass, food, music, silent auction, raffles, prizes. Rain or shine. Yvonne Salinger 843-3497237. 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 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME SUMMER RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www. bikerswithacause.com 704-9797433. 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. michele.dalton74@yahoo.com Michele Dalton 336-468-7649 or 336-818-0880. 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. cmarockhill@live.com 978-8520620. AUG 13 1ST ANNUAL BIKES & BOATS POKER RUN VFW Post 8346 74 Veterans Dr., Ridgeway, SC. Reg 10-11, $20/hand, food. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. www. vfwpost8346.org Mike@lugoffloan. com 803-438-5363. AUG 14 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. Rain date 8/14. Holly 919-427-9452. 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.

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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 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 handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-2462101. 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 PAWS4VETS 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 10 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. TH

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 gary.moss9@gmail.com. 704638-6044.

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.

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 cares05@triad.rr.com 336-312-6499.

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 tommikehog@gmail.com 252-6388116.

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 mcardwell@ northstate.net 336-841-5335.

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.

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 gary.moss9@gmail.com. 704-6386044. 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.

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.

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30th Annual Bike Show And Chili Cook Off By: Kathy Johnson Usually the Durham H.O.G. Chapter Bike Show And Chili Cook Off is the first nice riding day of the year. Not this year. It was a cold and dreary day, but it never rained on anyone! I think a lot of chromophobes kept their trailer queens home not wanting to risk a drop on their un-ridden rides. For the people that did enter the bike show, there were some lookers and it is nice it is decided and judged by the attendees. Great vendors were set up. The HOG chapter had baked goods, a silent auction, and yes, trying to roll the dice to spell H-A-R-L-E-Y, Law firm of Gary Poole, Triangle Tap, Durham 81, and Aiden’s Ride NC. Let’s not forget that ride is approaching soon so save the date May 7 @ Rommel H-D. Be there! When you ventured inside the dealership bikes where being sold and all the associates where busy but helpful. They made time to even help the people that wanted to do the leprechaun launch. A associate had to be on each side of you holding this giant sling shot while you pulled it back to launch the leprechaun and get it like a half court shot into a tire. If you even landed in the bullseye you got 200 points loaded on your Rommel Rewards card. Anyway, it was fun. Like you just laughed watching people. So, time to mosey back out side to hear the chili cook off winners. Judge’s choice was Alisa, People’s Choice Doug Banks. Congratulations! Then it was nearing the time of the announcements for the bike show winners. A tell tale sign for me on that is seeing Bonnie Robbins A.K.A. “Firecracker” take her seat as close as she can get to the front. You see you are going to hear her loud and proud yelling for her sons every year as they compete in the bike show.

So, are you wondering who won? This was the line up this year: HD Touring, Stock With Tour Pack: 1st Place - Pam Sanger, 2nd Place - Steve Youngman, 3rd Place - Ronnie Gammon. HD Touring, Stock W/O Tour Pack: 1st Place - Jim Davis, 2nd Place - Kelly Ferguson, 3rd Place - Dawayne Cousin. Sportster: 1st Place - Brian Waters, 2nd Place - Becky Padilla. FX & Dyna Rubber Mount: 1st Place - Dan Roberts, 2nd Place - Jason Jones, 3rd Place - Robby Robbins. FX Rigid Mount: 1st Place - Jack Marvel, FL Ridged Mount: 1st Place - Rick Denby, 2nd Place - Renegade Motorcycles. V- Rod: 1st Place Rodney Robbins. Sport Bike: 1st Place - Dave Mims. Antique: 1st Place - Gene Deese. Other V Twin: 1st Place - Myra Crawford. Best In Show went to Robby Robbins! Congratulations to all of you! So all that was left was the winner of the bike this year the lucky recipient was Pat Roat. What a win! Jam Garrett won a $300 Gift Card and Tom Konsler won $150 Gift Card. They also gave door prizes out through out the event and had a 50/50. So they had all the bells and whistles. A lot of hard work goes into this event from Rommel HD in Durham and the Durham HOG Chapter. They appreciate everyone who came out and hope to see you next year! Personally I think it is a great event and rain or shine it lets you know summer is right around the corner. To Kenny Case I hope this was a good read for you buddy good to see you and great seeing everyone get out after a long drug out winter! 


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Vietnam War Veterans 50th Anniversary By: Wally Wersching From the mid 1950’s to the mid 1970’s, we were involved with the Vietnam War. It was not a very popular war with the American public. The nightly TV news had coverage of the daily events of the war. Many people wanted the US to pull out of the war especially when the death tolls were published. Over 58,000 men were killed in action in Vietnam during the war. Their average age was a little over 19 years old. They had their whole life ahead of them but they gave it up for their country. That was bad enough, but when the soldiers came home after spending a year in hell, there were protests against them instead of welcome home parades. It was a sad time for American veterans. Recently the American public’s view of their Veterans has changed, and they are trying to make amends for the way the Vietnam War Veteran was treated. On Tuesday, March 29th, the US Department of Veterans Affairs offered a welcome home, and tribute that many who fought in Vietnam never received. March 29 is Vietnam Veterans Day because it was on that day in 1973 that U.S. troops officially withdrew from Vietnam. A nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war is currently underway. It started on Memorial Day 2012, and runs through Veterans Day 2025. The Defense Department is overseeing the 13-year commemoration to recognize those who served on active duty from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975. More than 5,300 activities have been planned. A full listing of events, as well as an interactive historical timeline of the Vietnam War, fact sheets, maps, and more can be found at: www.VietNamWar50th.com I learned about the event in Greenville, SC from the Patriot Guard Riders. They had a Help On The Homefront (HOTH) mission and invited all the local PGR members to attend. Also Jeff - Director, American Legion Riders, Chapter 3, sent me a personal invitation to attend. I was on active duty in the US Navy from October 1965 to November 1969 so I am considered a Vietnam era veteran. I decided to go, and ride “Miss Vickie”. The weather was supposed to be great for early spring with temps in the upper 60’s under sunny skies. I awoke early on Tuesday morning, and was surprised to see the frost on the rooftops when I walked the dog. I checked the weather, and the temp at 8AM was 39º. I opted to wear my insulated bibs, and my warm leather jacket. The first 15 minutes on the ride was cold, but either it warmed up or I got numb, because the rest of the ride was very comfortable. I had a little trouble finding Butler Springs Park and was relieved when I eventually found it. I wasn’t alone. Other people had trouble finding it, too. After I parked, I walked to the PGR group, and told them I was a Vietnam era veteran. The leader said that I should enjoy the ceremony and not worry about the flag line. They had it

covered. While I was there, I saw Jeff ride in so I took his picture. Later, we both had fun catching up. The ceremony was very patriotic. The marine color guard came up and we all said the “Pledge of Allegiance”, and then a young lady sang the Star Spangled Banner. The National Anthem is one of the hardest songs to sing because of the range needed. She sang it perfectly. After a few words, a vet got up to speak. He works at the Greenville Vet Center, and is a Vietnam Veteran who spent his time “In Country”. He talked for about 15 minutes, and it was very interesting. Some of the terms he used were only recognized by fellow men that were there. Even though I’m a Vietnam Era Veteran, I cannot compare with the actual men who were there. I felt a little out of place, and in awe of what they went through. After the speeches, the food was served. They had a typical BBQ spread, and the men and women enjoyed themselves. I met a very interesting young lady. She was a veteran of the Iraq conflict. We hit it off because she was a Seabee (in the Navy), and a 2nd class petty officer as I was. She was hit by a mortar shell while she was in bed. She lost the use of her legs. She thanked me for my service, and I thanked her back but I had difficulty saying thanks to her for her service when it changed her life forever. My thanks seemed hollow. I have problems with just saying thank you. She had no bitter feelings for what happened, and was a pleasure to talk with. Tabitha Miller with the Greenville Vet Center put the whole program together. I could see that it took a lot of planning and hard work. After eating a BBQ sandwich, I left. On my way out, I received a pin commemorating the event. I rode home in comfort because it had warmed up to about 65º. It was a great way to spend a retirement day. I will go to as many other Vietnam Veterans events in the future as I can.


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4th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing By: Jody and Pam Shotwell The NC Sandhills Bike Blessing hosted annually by Freedom Biker Church in Fayetteville and held on the first Saturday in April is always a great event. It was established four years ago to reach out and pray for those in our community that ride, to pray for their safety and anything else that is going on in their life. All the volunteers met at 6 am at the Vander Civic Center for a pancake breakfast prepared by C.L.U.T.C.H., the church’s couples group. Our pastor, JD Tew, opened with prayer, gave out assignments, and let the fun begin! Pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice were served to the public from 7 to 9. Even though it was a cloudy day, temperatures were in the low sixties with rain threatening, Rolling Thunder’s Big E led a group of dedicated bikers on a sixty-five mile ride. The damp ride started at 9 am departing from the Vander Civic Center, riding through Cumberland, Bladen, and Sampson Counties, returning to FBC-Fayetteville just in time for the 11:00 Bike Blessing kick-off. All 32 vendors were set up on the church property and the people started showing up, on bikes and in cages. Some of Fayetteville’s motorcycle shops, which included Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, Fayetteville Powersports, Flip My Cycle, and Lumberton’s Cycle Works brought some “Big Boy Toys.” By now it was really threatening rain, but for a good cause, bikers will weather the storm. At 11 am Pastor JD Tew welcomed everyone and the 4th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing was ON! Scott James, our D.J. provided good-time music. The local food truck, R-Burgers served hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries while Freedom’s Cooking and Home teams provided BBQ sandwiches with chips. For those with a sweet tooth, The Chocolate Lady had frozen chocolate covered cheesecake and delicious strawberries dipped in chocolate. There were a variety of other vendors selling products including leather accessories, motorcycle parts, hand-made knives, and biker jewelry. Each person who registered received a ‘free’ packet which included a bike blessing dog tag with a Bible verse (Matthew 6:33), which says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”, a helmet sticker, and tickets for some great door prizes. Some of the door prizes included bike services, gas cards, oil, sporting goods, tattoo gift cards, vehicle services, and many restaurant gift cards. Roxanne Britton won the $375

tattoo gift certificate from the award winning Cherry Blossom Tattoo in downtown Fayetteville. There was a silent auction for a nice BiLT helmet donated by Cycle Gear. Eric Cole made the winning bid with a $250 donation. Freedom Biker Church member Michael Bailey, who passed away a year ago, left his 1984 Iron Head chopper to the church and it was raffled off at the end of the Bike Blessing. FBC member Derrick Amos was the lucky winner of the 1984 Iron Head Chopper! There were over 300 motorcycles and approximately 600 people in attendance. Freedom Biker Church was well represented from other locations in North Carolina including the home office in Clayton, Freedom Hickory, Freedom Triad, and Freedom Monroe. They had to endure some rainy highways to get to our event. At 12:30 pm, everyone was officially welcomed by Nat Robertson, the Mayor of Fayetteville, Col. Dale Johnson, who served 33 years in the Army with multiple combat tours prayed for our military (Vets. active duty, those deployed and their families), and then Pastor JD Tew lead the main prayer for all the bikes. Members of Freedom Biker Church blessed individual bikes throughout the parking lot. Even though we had a few showers throughout the day, everyone had a great time getting reacquainted, starting new friendships, and making memories. We would like to thank everyone who came out and celebrated this event with us. Whether you ride a motorcycle or not, if you need a church where the word of God is spoken truthfully, we would love to be your church. Start making plans now for next year. The 5th Annual NC Sandhills Bike Blessing will be held the first Saturday in April (April 1) 2017. So, mark your calendar. As always, it will be a great event and we all need to be “Blessed!”


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Spring Burnout 2016 Story and photo by: Zach Ponton Tilley Harley-Davidson in Statesville, NC got riding season off to a roaring start with the Spring Burnout on Saturday, April 9th. The day started out cool and calm. Vendors rolled in early for the expected crowd of hundreds of bikers and families coming out to enjoy the free concert and great deals on bikes and accessories. Tilley’s staff was ready, tables set, food trucks cooking, beer on tap, and the stage was waiting for the sound crew. The store opened at 9, just as the fierce winds that were forecast began to cut across the parking lot. At first, it wasn’t too bad, but nothing a set of leathers couldn’t handle. The wind began to grab the smoke from the food trucks and fill the air. You could smell that a party was in the mix. All the ingredients for a blowout bash were on hand, but I had my fingers crossed the wind would die down and warmer air prevail. Parking stacked up past Camping World as hundreds of customers rolled in. The Statesville HOG Chapter shuttled people from Morland Drive to the party in the parking lot. Kyle Petty came out with his wife Morgan to raise awareness for the Victory Junction Gang Camp, sell T-shirts from the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, and meet loyal customers. There’s no doubt that Kyle drew his own crowd of people who came to thank him for his charitable donations and what he does for the kids at Victory Junction. By noon, the parking lot was packed. Bikers began to fill the dealership browsing for the newest, latest, and greatest products. Smokey J’s BBQ Truck had a line of customers just waiting to get some good ole BBQ. Root Down food truck had the customers talking about how delicious the food was and that they couldn’t believe it came off the truck. Freedom Biker Church of Hickory brought along their own band, Thirteenth Tribe, to kick off the live music and held their 2nd Annual Foothills Blessing Of The Bikes. Skull Camp Brewing came down from Elkin to serve the customers ice cold craft beer. The line was long and they just about drained all their kegs by the end of the day. We had plenty of vendors to keep our customers happy. The Monster Energy girls kept everyone energized with free Monsters. JR Cigars, Madvapes, Kristy Dell from Tilley H-D Salisbury’s Riding Academy, Richardson’s Rods and Customs Paint, and Call Family Distillery were there. Customers flowed through the doors and filled out tickets for their chance to win a Free Harley-Davidson Roll Cart Cooler.

Just after noon the wind was at its worst, blowing strong and cutting the cold air through those who braved it without leathers. It didn’t seem to bother anyone though, as people were in the party spirit and ready for the riding season to completely blow wide open. The Legal Limit Band kicked off the show around 1:30 and rocked the parking lot. Bongo Bach and his electric green drum set stood out standing atop the stage and had everyone feeling the rock! They kicked out the jams and had everyone feeling good and forgetting about the wind. Preacher Stone was on stage next. The guys were in great spirits and ready to rock all the Tilley Harley-Davidson customers. After talking with them, they were truly amped up to put on a killer show. Finally the wind died down. The crowd gathered, beers in hand, and anticipation in the air. Preacher Stone on stage, huddle over the drum set ready to kick it off. They break, the amplifiers ring, and then like a buzz saw, the guitars scream, the bass pounds, and the drums provide the blow that kicks it off as Ronnie Riddle begins to sing into the microphone. The crowd cheers as that Southern Rock N’ Roll pours out of the huge speakers in front of the stage. The show is underway and all eyes are on the stage. Customers begin to pump their fists in the air, beers up saluting the band, and cheering. It is obvious that they all love what they hear. Preacher Stone absolutely rocked the show for the next hour and a half, kicking out song after song. They ended their set with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’ that had the crowd going out on a high. The concert was over. The crowd began to disperse, the sounds of Harley-Davidson V-Twins firing up filled the parking lot as customers headed home after a long day partying. A few people stuck around to meet the band and get signatures, buy merchandise and CDs. The band members were awesome, shaking hands and willing to talk with anyone who wanted to


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Big Al’s Tree House Hosts 12th Annual Central District CBA/ABATE Spoker Run By: Rose and Lloyd The Central District of NC CBA/ABATE had their 17th Annual Spoker Run on Saturday, April 12th. The CBA stands for Concerned Bikers Association. This is a state motorcycle rights organization fighting unfair legislation, while improving the public image and fostering brotherhood and sisterhood of all motorcyclists. They also highlight awareness of bikers in the public for safer riding There were 9 CBA chapters of the Central District, which started their day at different locations and ended at Big Al’s Tree House in High Point, NC. Approximately 80 bikes arrived at Big Al’s a little after 1pm for great food, entertainment from Huckleberry Shyne, and Craven Morgan Band. Kate Moorhead won the 50/50 and donated the money back to the CBA. The grand prize of the day, $500, was won by Tuttle. The money raised will enable NC CBA to send representatives to the 25th Annual Meeting of the

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The Bunny Run Easter Sunday 2016

By: Everette “EZ” Short Twenty-six years is a long time to continue a tradition that is based on chasing a fictitious entity through the streets of Myrtle Beach on motorcycles, but apparently it’s only a moment in time for Mr. Dicky Martin AKA The Easter Bunny. On March 27, 2016, the 26th Annual Bunny Run started at Dog House Donny’s Saloon under a severe storm siren blaring in the distance, with heavy-laden thunderclouds and a lot of iffy rain hovering near us. While waiting for everyone to arrive, presumably from church on an Easter Sunday, the crowd went into an uproar of Bloody Mary mayhem, moonshine madness, and Budweiser bafflement with our very own Donny “The Dogfather” Emery leading the way with freely poured shots of Grandma to the face. Near noon, the crowd of at least 300 bikes left to go to all the way to Barnacle Bill’s Rum And Raw Bar in the middle of Myrtle Beach proper. If you’ve never been to Barnacle Bill’s, then you need to go. The food is outstanding and the help is easy on the eyes. Let me tell you that if you have never been on a ride for no reason or experienced a road show composed of slippery outfitted chaos, where you don’t have any idea where your next destination is, while you chase a wild man who looks like Gomez Adams, chomping a big, fat cigar in a full blown bunny suit in the pounding rain on an Easter Sunday afternoon, then you’ve never lived. The real truth of the ride is that it is a testament to our extended biker family here at the beach, that so many would turn out on such a stormy day to pursue The Rabbit down the hole. By the time this ratcheted up band of hooligans saddled up for the next ride, no one had any idea where the next stop was and the rain had come on shore with a vengeance by the time we rolled into The Boathouse on the Waterway. Even though The Boathouse is a gigantic barn of a bar, it was filled to capacity when The Bunny came in with his troupe of wet

barbarians. The drinks flowed freely throughout the adventure, but I had to cut out to go back to work, so I was limited to sweet tea and water. Believe me, the whole kaleidoscopic scene that is The Bunny Run makes a lot more sense when you’ve been drinking. I have to give a big HELL YEAH to all the wait staff and owners for not only putting up with all our lurid insanity and shameless shenanigans, but they even welcomed us back for next year. I guess they should since even one of the owners got into the action with a burnout on his bike inside the bar. This year we rode to honor a fallen family member, Angie, who lost her fight with cancer earlier this year. We’ll never forget you Angie and I kept expecting you to walk in at every stop. We miss you dearly, young lady, and the commemorative Bunny pin for this year featured a halo on the ears as a tribute to our love for her. Last, but not least, The Bunny himself, Mr. Dicky Martin, deserves an entire article of his own, since he is a bright and shining icon in the motorcycle industry, a master mechanic, an intense builder of unique customs, and a Legend in the SC Biker Hall of Fame. His son Eric was along for the ride, too, but I don’t think Dicky is quite ready to give up the suit anytime soon. If you were there, then you know what wet really is and if you missed it, just wait, the best is yet to come. If you’d like to see more pictures from that day and other events, go to www.FullThrottleMagazine.com and click on the “EVENTS” tab. Be sure to check out The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Crusin’ Calendar to see what’s going on in your area. Click on the icon on our home page to sign up for weekly e-mails telling you what events are going on. It’s FREE! And be sure to tell your local bartender or wrencher you read about The Bunny Run Easter Sunday 2016 in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine.


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Creekside Bike Rally Story and Photos by Alan Dockery Riding and rally season seems to be starting early this year. Great! The 4th Annual Creekside Rally gave local bikers their first event of the season. Hosted by the Southern Gentlemen MC and presented by Home Town Hawgs, the Creekside Rally was on a nice private country property, in Gaston County, NC, where we could catch up with friends and party for the weekend. Folks started riding in Friday afternoon to set up camp and vendor spots. Friends I hadn’t seen lately gave me a good excuse for beer breaks. By suppertime we had our spot squared away and I was ready to eat. Good food vendors at Creekside. Billy Hardy was flippin’ burgers and dogs. Phat Phil’s Smokehouse served great meals from breakfast to supper. I liked Josh Ramos’ empanadas, and Dave was cookin’ chicken. Jimmy Jam ran the DJ booth handling tunes and announcements during the day. But it was the Friday night band many of us were looking forward to. After dark, Preacher Stone took the stage and rocked Creekside. This Charlotte-based band has gained national attention, appearing on Sons of Anarchy. Saturday morning was cold and windy as folks slowly got going and more people rode in for the day or to spend the night. A cruise of the vendors showed a variety of cool things to check out and buy. Home Town Hawgs was selling bikes, leathers and more. Aim Defense was raffling off a tactical

shotgun. Clubs like the Sentinels Of Hope and Guardians Of The Children were raising money for folks in need. Carl and Caren Barnes could make you all kinds of cool things with your photos on them. Gaston County CBA was there to let you know about motorcyclists’ rights issues. Other vendors down the row had everything from pins to sunglasses to knives to cornhole boards. On the far end were Karen and Chasity with some cool things to spice up your love life from Pure Romance. That afternoon Griz and Red from the Carolina Thunder put on some bike games. No, they didn’t let Copperhead ride his sidecar rig in the slow race nor try the weenie bite with six girls on the bike. John Watts and Peebles cleaned up in the games. He won the Slow Ride and together they won the Weenie Bite, Ball On Cones and Ski Race. Michelle Sturm said she hadn’t ridden lately but she kept it steady to win the Plank Ride. Andrew Copeland and Paula hooked up to win Pole In The Hole. Saturday night Sweatin’ Bullets rocked Creekside as people partied into the night. “Over four years we keep learning how to make the Creekside Rally better,” said Lucky Brooks, event coordinator. “There are lots folks to thank, from the Southern Gentlemen members to riders who came to the rally and other clubs who support us. Thanks to Danny Bollinger and Chris Johnson of Home Town Hawgs for their sponsorship and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for promotion. Tim and Mary McGinnis made the signs. The Christian Motorcyclists Association for bike blessing, help with parking and handing out water. Big thanks to Peewee and Jill Stillwell for all they do. And everyone appreciated the bands, Jeff Rainwater and Sweatin’ Bullets and the guys with Preacher Stone.”

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Bub Lollis Whitten Center Run By: Sheila Underwood I just learned to ride a motorcycle 2 years ago at the age of 55. I took a class and got my license and decided to buy a Harley. Last year was my first time in joining the Anderson, SC Electric City H.O.G. Chapter in the Bub Lollis Memorial ride to the Whitten Center in Clinton, SC. I was forewarned about the emotional ride through the Center, but you really never know how it is until you’re there in it. First, pulling up to see the hundreds of motorcycles in the Clinton town square was absolutely amazing to me! I’ve never been in or around this kind of scene. I was just in awe and smiling as I was walking around to see all the bikes and people! Then we all hopped on our bikes and started them, and with the roar of all the bikes came another rush! It was so exciting to know that I was going make history again and be a part of a legacy.

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PGR Mission For Dewey Gossett

By: Wally Wersching Dewey Gossett was 21 years old when World War II broke out. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps (the military division that became the US Air Force), and was assigned to fly an A-36 Apache in the European campaign over Italy. On September 11, 1943 he was assigned to the 527th Fighter Squadron, 86th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force, and participated in the Sicilian campaign attack near Troina. Sometimes called the Apache or Invader, the A-36 plane Dewey piloted was a dive-bombing, ground-attack version of the P-51 Mustang, but it was far more vulnerable. The tail of his plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire, but Dewey managed to return to base. A photo documenting the battle damage was released to the press, accompanied by the caption: “Take it and come back safely.” On Sept. 27, 1943, Dewey was in a flight of four aircraft searching for targets of opportunity on a strafing mission. Within 10 minutes of departing Sele Airfield in Italy, the aircraft encountered bad weather and poor visibility, leading them to fly into a ravine under cloud cover. Upon exiting the ravine, three planes turned left, while Dewey’s turned right, and disappeared near Acerno, Italy. He apparently crashed into Mount Accellica - a mountain in the Monti Picentini range, which is 5,446’ above sea level. There was no enemy activity in the area, and a search failed to identify the crash site. The mountain terrain was very rough making the search all but impossible. Dewey was declared non-recoverable by American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) in 1948. The family never gave up on locating Dewey’s remains. After turning down many scam artists who just wanted the family’s money, Nora Messick, Dewey’s great niece, put in years of research to find out where his remains were located. During that process she found out about The Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency, which works to help families find their loved ones lost at war. They put her in touch with a group of Italian historians, Association Salerno 1943, who would end up finding Dewey’s remains. Initially, the Salerno 1943 volunteers had been contacted by a U.S. Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) agent in Italy who requested they do everything possible to locate Dewey’s remains in order that they might be returned to his family in the United States. Salerno 1943 researchers promptly began looking for the plane’s point of impact. At first they were unable to find evidence. The first civilians on the scene, probably in the spring of 1944, might have encountered only aircraft wreckage. The body of the pilot likely would have been torn apart by wild animals. This made the search for

Dewey’s remains more complicated. After they found some pieces of the plane, they had to go back three or four times before they found Dewey’s remains. DNA from family members proved the remains were Dewey’s. Dewey was returned to the US on Thursday, April 7th at the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport. He was buried with full military honors on April 11th at the Fort Prince Memorial Gardens in Wellford, SC. I was notified about the Patriot Guard Mission to render honors at the funeral service. When I arrived, I parked along the back road with a few other bikes. The ride captain was well aware of Dewey’s history, and was telling us all about him and his family. More and more bikes arrived. There were a number of cars parking on the gravel road in the back. That was when I realized that it wasn’t going to be a small event. Dewey’s family has a lot of friends that want to honor him. We set up a flag line around the tent. The honor guard, and trumpeter were in uniform – at the ready. We heard sirens, and the hearse arrived with a police escort and ten bikers with large flags flying. The family arrived in a couple limousines but didn’t sit under the tent. They all stood on the side of the tent waiting for the fly-over before starting the service. It seemed like a long wait until we heard the roar of four Air Force jet fighters approaching at a very low altitude. When they were directly overhead, one fighter went straight up to the heavens while the other three flew straight leaving his place open. It’s called a Missing Man Formation. It is the highest honor the Air Force can pay to a fallen comrade. Then the service started, the honor guard fired three volleys and then the young lady played taps on her trumpet. They folded the flag that was draped over the casket, and then gave it to the family. It was a very moving ceremony, and I was honored to be part of it. We said our good-byes, and I left – until the next PGR Mission.


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VEMA Fallen Officer Poker Run By: Bryan Rupple On Saturday, 9 April 2016, Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Association hosted a Fallen Officer Poker Run at Harley-Davison of New Bern. The Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Association (V.E.M.A.) is a military and public safety association consisting of members who share the passion of motorcycling. Our membership has answered the call to duty and has dedicated their lives to being of service to our country and communities. We accomplish our mission by supporting and organizing charitable events and functions that raise awareness to the sacrifices our brothers and sisters have made in service to our country and communities. Over 70 riders and passengers braved the chilly morning and wind gusts of 30-40 mph. The event route took them from New Bern through Havelock, Newport, Morehead City, and Beaufort then returned them back to New Bern. The goal of the event was to honor police officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty and to assist students of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program accomplish their goal of becoming a police officer. This year’s event raised $1400 that will be donated to the Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship at Craven Community College. VEMA created this scholarship in 2015 to assist students enrolled in the BLET purchase books and uniforms. More info about VEMA is available at www.vema-usa.com, vema252@gmail.com or can be found on Facebook.

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Well Known Tavern Opens Again By: Rick Gammons Normally, I think of April 9th as warm and sunny. Not this year! Sunny, yes, but Peggy and I froze our butts off as we headed out for JR’s Tavern located at 901 Greensboro Road in High Point, NC. This was the date of their Grand Reopening. Now, most people in the High Point area of North Carolina know JR’s Tavern. Some say it has been around for about 60 years. Over the years, age had begun to claim it. Last time I was there, you needed to test the floorboards where you were headed. Some might not have held you up. But now, that is history. Sherry and Tony (from TJ’s on English Road) heard of the opportunity to acquire JR’s while on vacation in Key West. They hightailed it out of there to get back here so they could get JR’s. And they took off from there! They gutted the entire floor area Open @ Noon Everyday!

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By: Everette “EZ” Short Back in the day, when The Discovery Channel biker build off shows ruled the motorcycle world, making heroes out of anyone who could build a bike, I met Tom Zales in North Carolina. Back at the turn of the new century, he was machining custom parts and quietly making monster machines with a precision approach of quality and integrity in his own world of custom parts. Tom surrounded himself with good people and built a quality product that rivaled anything available worldwide. Then, 2007 happened and everything drifted into chaos. A few weeks ago, I was taking a shortcut to the #501 in Myrtle Beach, when I came across PPM Custom off Cannon Road. I was surprised to see my old friend Tom was behind this large showroom and respectable mechanics shop, but I really wasn’t surprised to see him building outstanding customs, with hand machined quality parts at an insanely reasonable price, something he has done for many years. Now, fast forward to the here and now. PPM Custom is a top notch, take no prisoners, shop that has a large showroom with heavy metal and fabricated parts for every make including foreign and domestic parts, that caters to Harley, sport bikes, and custom bikes that carry insane horsepower with high end performance designs. While you’re at the beach for bike week, I guarantee you will be impressed if you stop by PPM Custom at 1460 Cannon Road in Myrtle Beach, just off of the #501, before the 3rd Avenue South cutoff.

PPM Custom specializes in wide tire conversions, big wheel upgrades, custom sloping saddle bags (which are IN STOCK), chin spoilers, and just about everything you’ve seen, but never knew how to GET. For those of us in the real world, with less than the stuff dream bikes are made of, PPM Custom does all the mechanic work we all need like brakes, tune ups, wiring, re-wiring, and diagnostics of gremlin issues unidentifiable to the average wrencher. They even offer a bike week special for $29.99 oil changes while you’re here. Who does that? Mike Smith is the sport bike mechanic and he is also the low key, no salesman BS, manager of mayhem that reflects the legitimacy and integrity of a shop that wants your business more than your money. Bob Curtis handles all of the V-Twin magic at the shop. Bob has over 40 years of experience, so he has pretty much seen it all. I promise you that when you stop by PPM Custom and meet these quiet rocket surgeons, you will be impressed. PPM Custom has also added paint and body services for both bike and automotive applications. Look them up online at www.PPMCustom.com for a list of services and parts for sport bikes, Harley, metric and American custom or any other kind of wonder on wheels. You can always call them at 843-655-3789. Be sure to tell them you read about it in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and take a hankie with you to collect all the drooling you’re bound to do when you get there. Dream on, Dream on, Dream on until your dreams come true at PPM Custom.

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Home Town Hawgs – Hickory’s Best Bike Shop Story and photo by Alan Dockery A new motorcycle shop has come to the Hickory, NC, area and is a real blessing to riders in this part of the state. Home Town Hawgs has everything you need from a great used bike to parts and service to custom paint and more. Danny Bollinger, owner, was in the car business for years. He grew that into a respectable operation and was ready for the next step. “After mastering the car business to the point where we had the service, body shop, and such going well, we started looking at more ways to serve the Hickory area,” Danny said. “We saw an opportunity since there are no large full-service independent shops around here. We didn’t just pop up as some new guys wanting to get in on motorcycle popularity.” The guys you will deal with at Home Town Hawgs; Danny, Chris Johnson, and Lucky Brooks have long histories of riding and being involved in the biker lifestyle. They know how to take care of you. “I had considered becoming a franchised brand dealer,” Danny said. “That would mean dealing with more partners and their rules. Since I had a love and passion for motorcycles and a big show room, I decided to stay independent and got into the used Harley market.” Cool motorcycles parked out front get your attention and make you stop to find out, “How much is that one?” Bikes at Home Town Hawgs come from several sources. “Our inventory mostly comes from Harley auctions,” Danny said. “Many are well maintained, low-mile repos. The rest come from trades or bikes that we buy from folks or consignments. If we can’t make a deal on a trade for your Harley, we might buy your Harley even if you don’t buy from us.” “We make sure buyers get a great bike at Home Town Hawgs,” Chris said. “The bikes get a 60-point inspection in our shop and the fluids are changed. Some of the motorcycles we sell still have factory warrantees. Most of the rest we can provide warrantees for. We have multiple options for financing, and everybody can ride home on a nice bike.” Home Town Hawgs does much more than just sell you a motorcycle. “We have a full-service shop that can do everything

from basic service and maintenance to major repair,” Danny said. “We have a dedicated full-time parts and service writer. All of us can order and get just about anything you want for any kind of bike. Our service department can work on anything from old Harleys to new imports. All brands, all makes, all years are welcome. We also have a five-man paint crew who can do everything from simple repair to insurance work to custom paint.” If you love your current bike, but want to customize it, stop in at Home Town Hawgs and see Chris. He can hook you up with a custom fairing, tanks, bags, front ends, pipes, and more. “We are not an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer or repair facility. Home Town Hawgs is totally independent. Nobody can come in here and tell us how to run our business,” Danny said. They have a great location and facility too. Home Town Hawgs is not a little shop, not one guy renting a single bay garage to work on bikes who is gone next time you ride by. They are in an old car dealership building on Highway 70 in Conover with easy access for anyone in the Hickory area. We are close to I-40 for those who are coming from farther away to buy your dream bike. There is plenty of parking for events, too. “Our vision has always been to maintain an environment where people are comfortable and confident while buying their next bike,” Danny said. “We describe our vehicles accurately, because we have been where you are, looking at pictures and hoping the sellers are being honest. We may be growing into a bigger business, but we are still local boys and will always have a small hometown heart. Home Town Hawgs located at 910 Conover Boulevard West in Conover, NC will always treat everyone right.” Check out www.HomeTownHawgs.com to view some of our current inventory and learn more about Home Town Hawgs. Be sure to mention that you read about Home Town Hawgs in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine.


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The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Skinny By: Everette “EZ” Short If you’re here for MBBW 2016, then you can head south to the two locations to sit on your bike, sit in a rocking chair, sit in traffic or walk around to see what you’ve seen for years. Or you can head out and ride to new places that are eager to see you, soft on the wallet, and you can usually see your bike from where you’re drinking. If you’re still holding a grudge against the city, then I’ll drink one for you. First to the top of the north end in Little River, stop by 17 Customs to visit with world famous builder Scott Britt and his amazing crew at 724 Hwy 17 next to McDonalds. Scott has an amazing collection of bikes worth smokin’ over and a lot of them are even for sale. While you’re up there, take a short ride north to Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte, NC. They will have the H-D Demo Fleet (May 19-21), a 50% off end of season MotorClothes sale, vendors, and a cool customer lounge upstairs with free pool. You will need a helmet to ride in NC, but it will be worth it to visit this beautiful dealership. On the way back to MBBW, The Swingbridge Saloon, located at 4355 Sea Mountain Hwy, is open 7 days a week, with live bands at night and karaoke outside in the Tiki Bar for the afternoon and early evening. They’re well known for their annual WELCOME HOME party on Wednesday with a pig pickin’ there, too. And just around the corner, at 11794 Hwy 90, is Beach Customs, who will be hosting Dyno Days with RC Components on sight for your pleasure as well. On your way south on King’s Highway, turn right at the giant shark’s head, there is an amazing place to visit called Boardwalk Billy’s at 1407 13th Ave. North in NMB. Boardwalk Billy’s has an amazing happy hour, plenty of visible bike parking, huge steaks, fresh seafood, burgers, Sushi, games out back and a stunning view of the marina. Further down King’s Highway you’ll find NMB Harley-Davidson’s giant tent sale at their Shop At The Beach located at 4202 Hwy #17 South, just before Barefoot Landing. Once you get into Myrtle Beach proper, stop by a biker owned and run bar called Barnacle Bills at 405 8th Ave. North, across from the Zipline (where the Pavilion used to be). Check out their roadside deck, where you can eat, drink, watch the traffic go by, and sit right in front of your motorcycle while you down a brew or two, without being told to move along.

Just up the street, stop by PPM Custom, off the #501 at 1460 Cannon Road, and get a $29.99 oil change (WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE?). Don’t forget, Comfort Suites is just down the road off #501 at 710 Frontage Road, just before the bypass. They are biker friendly and have all the comforts of home, with a pool, at a good price. When you make your way south on the #17 bi-pass, be sure to get off at the #707 exit and turn right to The Rat Hole of Myrtle Beach at 3833 Socastee Boulevard (Hwy #707), a motorcycle playground. They have outdoor motorcycle field games and fun full into the night that runs 7 days a week with their new old west style saloon pouring ‘em hot and cold all night long. If you don’t find a laugh when you’re there, then your funny bone is broken. Just a ways from there, at 4710 Kings Hwy, you can find the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Main Store with vendors, food, fun, music, and prizes. Oh, and there’s always a lot of HD to spectate at in this place. Further south, stop in at Patty’s Dew Drop Inn, located just off Hwy #544 and Kings Highway #17, at 1268 Surfside Industrial Road, behind Dick’s Pawn. If you’ve ever wanted to find a bar that feels like home, then place is it and the prices are right, the company is cool, and there’s even a lounge out back, if you wanna shoot the breeze with all your new best friends. Stop by to meet our own legend Patty, who was recently inducted into the SC Biker’s Hall Of Fame as well. The list of great places you can go while you’re here would take a full magazine to explore, but I suggest you ride a little and stretch your legs out with businesses that would love to see you show up, instead of spending your time down south in traffic or sitting in a rocking chair. Come on. Let’s ride.


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9th Annual Ft. Bragg H-D Freedom Biker Church Chili Cook-Off By: Jody and Pam Shotwell February 27th was the date for the 9th Annual Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson/Freedom Biker Church Chili Cook-Off. It was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the low 50’s by the start of the chili tasting extravaganza. Green Nights Chapter 61, Chicken’s Road Kill Chili, Psycho-Delec, Celebrate Recovery Team, Bruce’s Great Chili, Larrimore, Germanrican, Magic Mike’s Chili, Wild West, Fire In the Hole, Crystal, Fat Baby Chili, Team 92 and D’Z BBQ were ready to serve their best chili. D.J. Scott James was blasting some great tunes while approximately 194 taste testing judges were sampling some of Cumberland County’s finest chili. On the other end of the line was the Freedom Biker Church Iron Angels Bake Sale with homemade cakes, fudge, brownies, and cookies. No one could resist chili and desserts.

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When all the taste testing was done each judge got to vote on their “favorite chili” from the fourteen chili entries and the winners were announced. The third place trophy, a medallion, a $25 H-D gift card, and $25 cash went to Bo Rhoden’s “Green Knights Chapter 61” team. Second place trophy, a medallion, a $50 H-D gift card, and $50 cash went to Chick’s team “Chicken’s Road Kill Chili.” The 2016 Champion was Kathy Page’s “Bruce’s Great Chili” team. They received the First Place Trophy, a medallion, a $100 H-D gift card, and $100 cash. In addition to the “Best Chili” trophies, there were three other awards. Smokin’ Hot Award went to Perry Harrison’s “Fire in the Hole” team for the hottest chili. Time On Your Hands Award went to Michelle Sweatt’s “Psycho-Delec” team for the best display. The I ATE WHAT? award went to Chick’s “Chicken’s Road Kill Chili” team for the most original chili. This year Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson added a Car and Bike Show. They were both judged together and Stuart Bryant got 3rd Place and a $25 H-D Gift Card for “Ruby” his ember red and merlot 2012 Ultra Classic Limited. Joe Cox got 2nd Place and a $50 H-D Gift Card for his red 1968 C-10 Chevy truck. First Place and a $100 H-D Gift Card went to Ricky Britt for his black 1968 Chevelle. Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville would like to thank Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson for hosting the event, and especially thank Fort Bragg’s Christine Montgomery, as well as all the Chili contestants and Judges for participating in the event. Mark your calendars to join us each year on the fourth Saturday in February to be a contestant or a judge! If you’re in the Fayetteville area drop in a check us out at Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville, located at 455 Rock Hill Road. Hangout time at 10 AM - Service at 10:45 AM. Or check us out at www.FreedomBikerChurchFayetteville.com.


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43rd Annual CBA Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show By:WildThing After 43 swap meets, you gotta know that the Charlotte Chapter of Concerned Bikers Association have got it under control! I think they could do it blindfolded. No, not really, this swap meet and bike show is a huge endeavor with lots of volunteers coordinating the various vendors and activities. But I do congratulate them; they have done a great job over the years. This spring show was the last at the Metrolina Expo on Statesville Road in Charlotte. The Expo grounds will be developed into something new and the Swap Meet is moving to the Rowan County Fairgrounds located on Julian Rd, I-85 Exit 74, in Salisbury NC next fall. The weather was warm enough to go without a jacket. There were lots of outside vendors, many were located under huge white tents and offered thousands of parts and accessories for sale. Also, some were set up in the open air while others preferred to set up inside the several buildings. There was a vast assortment of riding gear, leather goods, take-off parts, fenders and tanks, as well as jewelry, flags, patches, t-shirts, and you name it. Lots of times the vendors will haggle prices with you, so be sure and get the best deal. Inside the main building, a stage was set up and Cassius Fury was scheduled to rock the crowd throughout the weekend. And, lo and behold, the bar was set up right in front of the stage! The CBA was also set up right in front of the stage. They were explaining their mission and soliciting new members. The rest of the building was vendor booths and a snack bar. There was truly something for everyone with a tattoo contest, wet t-shirt contest, a bike show, with cash prizes no

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less. How about a daily $500 gift certificate drawing? Now are you excited to come on out to Rowan County this fall for the next CBA Swap Meet? Here are the bike show winner from the spring show: Modified: 1st Place - Steve Hardy, 2nd Place - John Gould, Competition: 1st Place - Bob Cunningham, 2nd Place - Robert Morgan. Bobber: 1st Place - Chuck Hamrick, 2nd Place - Randall Shaffer. Dresser: 1st Place - Alan Honeycutt, 2nd Place - Gary Solesby. Stock - 1st Place - Brian Craft, 2nd Place - Mike McManimen. Antique: 1st Place - Robert Morgan, 2nd Place Ian Hoffner. Radical: 1st Place - John Putnam, 2nd Place - Lee Padgett. Side Car: 1st Place - Rick Nail. Street Custom: 1st Place - Brian Rhom. Exotic: 1st Place - Pat Kersey. Rat: 1st Place - Ian Hoffner. Best Display: Bob Cunningham. The $1000 in People’s Choice Awards went to: 1st Place Chuck Hamrick, 2nd Place - Steve Hardy, and 3rd Place - Bob Cunningham. Congratulations to these winners. Do you have a sharp ride? Join the competition at the next CBA Swap Meet and Bike Show and maybe you will take home a trophy and some cash. The proceeds from this event are used to fund the CBA’s legislative efforts in Raleigh. So watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for the fall show dates at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. See you there!


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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!! Two obnoxious businessmen in a new shopping mall were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new shop. As yet, the shop wasn’t ready, with only a few shelves set up. One said to the other, “I bet any minute now some senior pensioner is going to walk by, put their face to the window, and ask what we’re selling.” No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious old woman walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked, “What are you selling here?” One of the men replied sarcastically, “We’re selling assholes.” Without skipping a beat, the old dear said, “Must be doing well. Only two left.”

how you can be so much bigger than me. We’re the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don’t get it.” “Well,” said the big croc, “What have you been eating?” “Politicians, same as you,” replied the small croc. “Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?” “Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the Capitol.” ‘’Same here.’’ ‘’Hmm. How do you catch them?” “Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the $h!t out of them and eat ‘em!” “Ah!” says the big crocodile, “I think I see your problem. You’re not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the $h!t out of a politician, there’s nothing left but an a$$ho!e and a briefcase.

you’re thinking.” the teacher responds. “Well, teach, I’ve got a question for you. There are three women that come out of an ice-cream parlor, one is biting her ice-cream cone, one is licking it, and one is sucking on it. Which one is married?” The teacher, a little taken back by the question answers, “Well, uh, gee Bob, I guess the one that’s sucking on the ice cream.” Bob replies “No teach, the one that has the wedding ring on her finger, but I like the way you’re thinking!”

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As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a 5 year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him. Suddenly, from the rear of the plane, an elderly man in the uniform of an Air Force General is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle. Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the white-haired, courtly, soft-spoken General leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the boy’s ear. Instantly, the boy calms down, gently takes his mother’s hand, and quietly fastens his seat belt. All the other passengers burst into spontaneous applause. As the General slowly makes his way back to his set, one of the cabin attendants touches his sleeve. “Excuse me, General,” she asks quietly, “but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?” The old man smiles serenely and gently confides, “I showed him my pilot’s wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door on any flight I choose.” A cop is staking out the Gone Hog Wild Bar for bikers riding drunk. At closing time, he sees a biker stumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and fumble for his keys for five minutes. When he finally gets on the bike, it takes him another five minutes to get the key in the ignition. Meanwhile, everybody else leaves the bar and rides off. When he finally pulls away, the cop is waiting for him, pulls him over, and gives him a Breathalyzer test. The test shows he has a blood alcohol level of 0.0. The cop says, “How is this possible?” The guy laughs and says, “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.” Two crocodiles were sitting at the side of the swamp near the lake. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, “I can’t understand

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel plans. So, the husband left Minneapolis and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email. Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to Glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read: To: My loving wife, I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. P.S. Sure is hot down here!

Little Bob is sitting in the back of math class, obviously not paying any attention, when the teacher calls his name. “Yeah, teach?” he replies. “If there are three ducks on a fence and you shoot one of them with a shotgun, how many are left?” asks the teacher. Bob answers “Well, teach, if I shoot one of them with a shotgun, the loud noise is gonna make them all fly off.” “No, Bob, there will be two left if you shoot one with a shotgun, but I like the way

Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all Muslims had to convert to Catholicism or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Muslim community, so the Pope offered a deal. He’d have a religious debate with the leader of the Muslim community. If the Muslims won, they could stay in Italy and if the Pope won, they’d have to convert or leave. The Muslim people met and picked an aged and wise Mufti to represent them in the debate. However, as the Mufti spoke no Italian, and the Pope spoke no Arabic, they agreed that it would be a “silent” debate. On the chosen day the Pope and Mufti sat opposite each other. The Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers. The Mufti looked back and raised one finger. Next, the Pope waved his finger around his head. The Mufti pointed to the ground where he sat. The Pope brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine. The Mufti pulled out an apple. With that, the Pope stood up and declared himself beaten and said that the Mufti was too clever. The Muslims could stay in Italy. Later the cardinals met with the Pope and asked him what had happened. The Pope said, “First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity.” He responded by holding up a single finger to remind me there is still only one God!” Then, I waved my finger around my head to show him that God was all around us.” He responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here with us.” I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us of all our sins.” He pulled out an apple to remind me of the original sin.” He beat me at every move and I could not continue!” Meanwhile, the Muslim community gathered to ask the Mufti how he’d won.” I haven’t a clue,” the Mufti said.” First, he told me that we had three days to get out of Italy, so I gave him the finger. Then he tells me that the whole country would be cleared of Muslims and I told him that we were staying right here!” “And then what?” asked a woman. “Who knows?” said the Mufti. “He took out his lunch so I took out mine.”


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6th Annual Biker Bluegrass Festival By: Everette “EZ” Short First of all, let me tell you that there was plenty of pickin’ and grinnin, cloggin’ and kickin’, dogs barkin’ over the sound of revving engines, loud shoutin’ yeehaw dancing folks and a whirlwind festival on the back lot of the Myrtle Beach HarleyDavison Main Store for the 6th Annual Biker Bluegrass Festival on Saturday March 19th. The hoopla started early, with warm sunshine and a cool ton of old school scooters showing up, alongside classic cars, modern customs, trikes, and motorized thingamajigs that defy description to join in this family friendly event. There was live music from several bands all throughout the day from Alan Bibey & Commonground, Sawgrass and a band named Subject To Change. Then, there was the clogging finding their grove with ALL THAT Cloggers, stompin’ and hooting on the blacktop with vigor. To say it was a kickin’ day, would be an understatement. Meanwhile, in the background, Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission (W.A.R.M.) ran a nefarious campaign to flood our hearts with the gorgeous four legged friends that they were hustling for a new home. There is no big, hardhearted biker that I have ever met that can resist the eyes of a pup in a cage. This was a no fail plan to get these critters adopted and it worked. W.A.R.M. raised over $4300 that day to help sheltered animals to get adopted. The show definitely had a fun, family atmosphere going for it. Between the bright

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By: Bill Gallaway On Friday and Saturday, April 8th & 9th, Cherokee Cycles of Greer, SC held a demo event in conjunction with Indian Motorcycles. The weather was beautiful and sunny, however, cool and windy for the entire event. Temps were in the high 50’s and the gusty winds made riding exciting, so I was told. This was the first demo event where I didn’t actually ride. I’m in the recovery stage of a serious infection and the combination of antibiotic fusion drips and lack of energy has made it unwise to get on two wheels. So with that said those that did ride the demo bikes seemed to enjoy themselves. They not only rode once but several times during the day riding a different Indian model each time. I spent my day taking pictures and talking with the riders, who liked what they rode. There was something for everyone, from the Scouts to the Chief Dark Horse to the Indian Roadmaster. The Indian demo truck had brought them all. Cherokee Cycles was proud to show off their new addition to the dealership with the new Polaris Room. This room contained three and four wheel vehicles. There were Slingshots and 4 x 4 ATV’s in the new Polaris Room. The main showroom was packed with some of the shiniest chrome I’ve ever seen on two wheels. Indians were on one side and Victorys were on the other, and many folks wandered around with their tongues hanging out. There were also repre-

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Fort Bragg All American Weekend By: Christine Montgomery May 8, 2015 Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson held its first annual All American Weekend. It was a three-day event that kicked off Myrtle Beach Bike Week, as well as All American Week in Fayetteville. We promoted this as a thank you to all service men and women as well as our customers. This free event was open to the public and hosted a full itinerary of fun for all ages. We had a wide variety of food trucks, as well as over 30 vendors on site with anything from corn hole boards, to tattoo shops. We opened our weekend with an evening concert with Liquid Pleasure. These crowd pleasers had a fantastic show with lots of costumes and dancing. The main attraction was the American Motor Drome Wall Of Death Thrillshow doing hourly stunt shows. We had something to appeal to every age. For the little ones we had the climbing place with three different walls, bounce houses, and costumed super heroes posing for pictures. For the adult crowd we were pleased to have R.A. Jefferys Distributing Company with a huge variety of beer, sponsored

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The Blessing Of The Bikes On The Beach 2016 By: Everette “EZ” Short It seems like it hasn’t stopped raining on any of our recent events held in South Carolina, since I don’t know when. On the Saturday before The Blessing Of The Bikes On The Beach 2016, the heavens opened up to drench the south coast with torrential cloudbursts that were punctuated by intense thunder and lightning shows that lasted all night long. Then, as if to show us all how quickly life and the world can be turned around, the sun rose in full splendor the very next day to give a big thumbs up for this heartfelt family event. On Sunday, April 3rd, over 400 riders and cohorts showed up for The Blessing Of The Bikes On The Beach 2016, under Carolina blue skies with temperatures in the low 70s. In other words, it was a perfect day to ride and count our blessings that warmly greeted us when we came together in the back lot of the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson main store at 4710 South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, SC. I was busy roaming the ever expanding crowd, photographing everyone, shaking hands, getting big bear hugs, and trying to remember everyone by name when Jaesen Moore, the insanely charismatic lead singer from a local band called The IZM, let out a growling “Ohhhhhh” from deep within the PA system that made us all turn to feel the words by the time he let out, “Sayyyyyyy... can you seeeeeee... by the dawn’s early

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interventions, and use necessary resources to make the changes. The best laid plans don’t always go as planned. The weather on Saturday was threatening with rain predicted in the area, so it was decided to delay the event for one day, and hold it on Sunday. When Sunday morning came, it was about 20 degrees colder than Saturday but no rain in the forecast. There was another downside to having it on Sunday morning – most of the people who would have attended on Saturday from the local biker ministries couldn’t make it because they were in church. The first event always has a few glitches in it. I’m sure that next year, it will be much larger. I left home dressed for the cold, and arrived at Crest High School about 10:30AM. I wanted to learn more about the “Guardians of the Children”, and what they were trying to accomplish. I spoke with the president of the group as they were getting ready to start. They are a very dedicated group that has the children of Cleveland County in their hearts. I walked with them as they encircled the flagpole, and prayed. This is what they would do at every school they rode to. There would be food and drinks at the end of the ride. I was sorry that I couldn’t ride with them. I wished them a safe ride. I knew it was going to be a cold one. For more info about the organizations, go to https://www.facebook.com/goc.cleveland/, and http://www.cisnc.org/,

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It certainly is nice riding weather. It’s a new season. Springtime is the favorite of a lot of folks because nature brings forth new flowers and leaves on the trees. The birds returning, animals giving birth, and countless other new beginnings come with spring. Then for some of us there’s that new bike! Not for all of us, but that’s OK. Here are a few examples of what the word of God calls new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things become new”. Revelation 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven”. Revelation 21:5 says “And He that sat upon the throne said, behold I will make all things new”. Ezekiel spoke several times of a new spirit and a new heart. Do you feel the need for something new? Have you tried all the world has to offer but cannot find newness? Many of us in the past have tried new things to overcome life’s problems. Many have failed. As we at His Laboring Few Biker Ministry say, “Jesus loves bikers too”. I challenge you who are searching for a new beginning, look to Jesus. His word says if we believe in our hearts that Jesus is lord and confess our sins, he will make us “new”. So enjoy the new season. If you want to be made new, try Jesus... In “HIS” wind Popkorn


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Vet-Fest 2016

By: Bill Gallaway Saturday, March 19th was the date for the 8th Annual Vet-Fest. The weather was partly cloudy with temps in the high 60’s. The Vet-Fest is held annually to help support the Oconee Veteran’s 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 Patriot’s Hall at 10:30 to help set up and put out the signs to help riders find the start if it happened to be their first time attending. Most likely you could follow any motorcycle in the area and wind up at Patriot’s Hall on this particular Saturday morning. As I was setting up the signs to the event a group from the local CMA arrived and it wasn’t long until other riders began to show up and register. I was working one of the stops so I couldn’t hang around for the start. I did make it back for the awards ceremony that started at 4:00 pm and participated in the silent auction. Most everyone walked away with a prize of some sort, but the real awards went to the Veterans that were recognized and to Patriot’s Hall, which honors our Veterans on a daily basis.

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Many donations were given for this benefit from Budweiser, Tilley Harley-Davidson, Olive Garden, Lisa Fraley, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Carriage Room, Bea Hartman Thompson, United Beverage, Ivey Vertch, Apple Baking Company and “Crazy” Kevin Powell Motorsports! Much thanks to these people and business that provided their respective time/products/money. Tell them thank you next time you’re in one of these businesses. I am sure that they will appreciate it! The establishments that donated time, effort and designated stops for the Benefit Run were: The Carriage Room, The Buccaneer Lounge, Tamarac Marina, and Stars And Bars Tavern. Thanks to everyone not mentioned also. An auction was held as well as a 50/50 and give-away items. My favorite was the BBQ Chicken plates cooked by Noodle Gallimore. They were awesome. Many thanks go out to Noodle and his volunteers! Let’s not forget The Brent Brown & Company Band who provided great tunes for the event. They are a band worth seeing time and again, they really rock! Everyone had a blast at the Carriage Room that day. May God bless Big Red and give her peace and comfort. She will be missed dearly. RIP Big Red. We’ll see you on the other side some day. Pics from the event are available to view and download at FullThrottleMagazine.com. If you would like to advertise in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine give me a call @ (704) 322-6730! Thanks for reading!


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Tour Of Honor 2016 By: Star The Tour Of Honor 2016 flyer beckons you to ride. It calls to riders asking us to ride for the destination, for the journey, for the joy, and for the higher purpose. The enticing invitation reads, “Tour Of Honor. 50 States. 500 Memorials. You, your motorcycle, and a good reason to ride”. Tour Of Honor 2016 is a self-directed ride that may be completed in any sequence, any time between April 01 and Oct 31. Though most of us will not be able to do the “dream-inspiring” cross-country ride because we still work jobs on weekdays, the mind instantly starts racing, planning, endorphins flowing, I will join, I will ride, I will pay my respects, I will do the Tour Of Honor. I have done it before, and I look forward to doing it again, but this time in my new home, North Carolina. In 2015 I travelled from top to the bottom of Florida visiting seven monuments for this purpose. It is with great enthusiasm that I imagine what 2016 will hold as I ride new roads, see new sites, and explore beautiful new surroundings, but with a familiar Patriotic purpose in my heart and mind. Once logged in at www.TourOfHonor.com in a few keystrokes you will be signed up for this unique riding experience. I must say, first and of significant importance to me is that it benefits veterans and first responder charities. 2016 Charities are Fisher House Foundation, Operation Comfort

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on this issue. You can watch the hearing, as well as read the statements given by the Rep. McHenry, the President and CEO of SEMA, as well as the President of National Speed Sports News, Ralph Sheheen, at: http://americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/issueslegislation. The American Motorcyclist Association supports the bills and their protections for amateur and professional racing enthusiasts. Tell your senators and representatives that you support S. 2659 and H.R. 4715. Send a prewritten email by using the easy-to-use AMA Action Center at http://americanmotorcyclist.com/ rights/issueslegislation. This page also has a search box for you to locate your elected officials. The RPM Act now has 13 cosponsors in the House and 3 in the Senate, if your Representative or Senator is already a sponsor, you can thank them for their support as well. The AMA is coordinating efforts with the Specialty Equipment Market Association and other racing sanctioning bodies in support of the RPM Act. SEMA represents vehicle aftermarket manufacturers, marketers and distributers. Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at: americanmotorcyclist.com/ membership/join.

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We Got Tank Stoned Story and photo by Alan Dockery The middle Saturday of April was a beautiful day to ride, hang out with friends, and get Tank stoned. It seemed like most the bikers in Hickory, NC, turned out for the Hickory Riding Club’s poker run to buy a headstone for Tank’s gravesite. Steven Ray Lingle was a well-known and loved local biker who died in a crash with a car about a year and a half ago. We didn’t go for a long ride that day. Just old fashioned bar hoping around town. Ride a little, have a cold one with friends and tell stories about Tank. Got back to the clubhouse in time for some great BBQ chicken and delicious pot luck supper. I think everybody who won donated back to the cause. Tank liked calling his Grandmother for long talks. His Mom, Barbara, was there and will forever hold Tank close to her heart, but she knows he is with his Heavenly Father. His sister Carrie could tell you how he loved the mountains, Johns River, and playing his Grandpa’s guitar and singing. “We played more than 230 hands and raised more than

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