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PAGE 18 Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show 2017

PAGE 22 Jay Turner Takes IHRA & NHRA Championships

PAGE 44 Ride In Peace - Robert Shane Newman

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Letter From The Editor........................................... Cover Story - CBA Spring Bike Show & Swap Meet... Cruisin’ Calendar.................................................... Bike Nights............................................................. Live Music.............................................................. Quotable Quote...................................................... The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February Party.......................................... Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show 2017................... Blue Ridge H-D Welcomes New GM..................... 1st Annual Chad Bostic Memorial Bike Show......... Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Crashes....................... The Battle Of Cowpens Anniversary...................... NC CBA/ABATE Lobby Day 2017.......................... The 7th Annual Bike Ride For Stop Child Abuse Now... Harley Factory Team Replaces XR750 with XG750R Flat Tracker for 2017 Series.................... Jay Turner Takes IHRA And NHRA Championships... Tyler Wilson Takes Manufacturers Cup Pro Fuel Title... Kings Mountain National Battlefield....................... CMA Fundraiser And Markie.................................. Crumpler’s Custom Cycle Automotive Shop.......... People & Places..................................................... Ride In Peace Robert Shane Newman.................. Are You OK?.......................................................... Mike Beland AMRA 2016 Top Fuel Champ............ Virtual Bike Show................................................... Thunderzone.......................................................... PGR Mission For William Franklin Earwood WWII USMC.......................................................... Bike Safe – North Carolina..................................... Spokes & Jokes.....................................................

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ell, we made it through February and unless we have another bout of winter weather, we will be well on our way to spring by mid March. In case you missed The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February 19th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party And Oyster Roast, let me tell you that you missed a humdinger! See the coverage of that event in this issue and make plans to attend the 20th Attempt on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s day in February 2018. The Daytona Beach Spring Rally is an annual pilgrimage for many Carolinians. It runs from March 10-19 this year. Many of our advertisers are offering maintenance and tire specials to help get your bike ready for the rally. Even if you are not planning on going to Daytona, now is a good time to get your bike ready for the riding season. As usual, the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar is swelling like the buds on a Camelia bush. There are so many events to choose from that you cannot possibly go to all of them, but you can pick out some that interest you and get your riding buddies to enjoy them with you. Remember, you can post your events for free 24/7 at FullThrottleMagazine.com or by calling 888469-5400 toll free weekdays between 8-6. So get out there and ride, but be smart and safe. We want to see you at events for many years to come. The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2017 is published monthly and no reproduction of any content is permitted except by prior express written approval of Mark D. Infield, Publisher, Editor, & CEO. Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors in ads beyond the cost of space occupied by error. Publisher is not liable for: any slandering of an individual or group, as we mean no malice or individual criticism at any time. We are not responsible for the opinions or comments of our columnists. The advertisers are solely responsible for content of their ads, promises, and coupons, or any lack of fulfillment thereof. Publisher is also to be held harmless from: failure to produce any issue as scheduled due to reasons beyond control; all suits, claims or loss of expenses; including but is not limited to: suits for libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. Publisher does not promote excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.


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Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends… We’re So Glad You Could Attend, Come Inside, Come Inside…

YES…..It’s the Concerned Bikers Association Spring Bike Show & Swap Meet. CBA is proud to announce that along with our new venue, the Rowan County Fairgrounds, Tilley’s Harley Davidson is sponsoring our show. Tilley’s has two great dealerships to serve you, one in Salisbury and one in Statesville. We believe with our new location and sponsorship, that this will be one of our best shows yet. Metrolina Expo was sold and torn down and the Jaycee’s at the Rowan County Fairgrounds have welcomed us and you with open arms. They are some great folks to work with and we think you will like it there. This will be the second show at this new location and we believe it will be bigger and better than our last show and with your help and attendance, it will be the best show on the East Coast. Come out and see Luke Heafner’s ’52 Panhead which is featured in the November Easyriders Magazine. Dano Simmons from South Main Street Customs in Kannapolis, will also have at least one of his sled pulling trikes on display. Brothers and Sisters, bring your bikes to the show for a chance at $1,000 cash and trophies. We have 12 classes to be judged. The People’s Choice bike show winner has a chance of being on our next show fliers and the front cover of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine as well as being featured in Bob Karney’s Motorcycle Calendar. We will have a $500 door prize for Saturday and Sunday. We will have wet t-shirt contests both days with $500 in cash prizes. Come on out and you can find new and used motorcycles for sale. You

can find new and used and chrome parts for your bike. You can find motorcycles clothes, jewelry, and accessories while enjoying great food, beverages, live music, and an old fashioned good time. I have never seen as many used parts in the midway and going out the back gate as I did at our November show. So, if you need any used or antique parts, you should be able to find them at our show. We want to remind you that when you attend our show, or any CBA event across the state, all the money stays in North Carolina and is used to promote our sport and lifestyle and to be your eyes and voice in Raleigh and Washington, DC. We try to keep you informed of legislation that affects us as bikers. We talk to legislators and let them know how we feel. We fight against some legislation and also help introduce some favorable legislation. You need CBA and CBA needs you. We need a united motorcycle organization to have more impact with the Legislators. Remember, “United we stand, divided we fall”. Join our/your organization now! We will be having a membership drive at our show. You can join CBA for the low, low cost of $10 and help us represent you in Raleigh. Come out to our show on March 25 & 26, 2017 and support the CBA, our vendors, and our sponsors so that we can keep giving you the biggest, best, and oldest Bike Show and Swap Meet on the East Coast. Check us out at CharlotteCBA.org. See ya at the Swap Meet at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, on Julian Road (Exit 74 off I-85) in Salisbury, NC. RIDE SAFE & RIDE FREE!!!!


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MAR 3-4 PRE-DAYTONA EVENT Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro. Food, prizes. www.hdofgreensboro.com 336-273-1101. MAR 4 ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC. 11-1. Benefits Freedom Biker Church. www.freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com 910-567-2221. MAR 4 GIRLS KICK BUTT BOSTON BUTT COOK-OFF/LADIES ONLY BIKE SHOW Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. $5/donation, live music. Ladies only bike show 9-2, blood drive 8-1, private owners bike sale 9-4. Benefits Ride for Kids. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. MAR 4 101 NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.rayprice.com 919-8322261. MAR 4 CHILI COOKOFF Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Set up 11am, bring precooked, tasting/judging 12-1:30, free to enter, $5/tasting/ judging. www.downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261. MAR 4 SWAP MEET Just Hawgs 5326 C 311 N. Walkertown, NC. 336595-2210. MAR 4 RIDING SEASON KICKOFF BREAKFAST Speedway HarleyDavidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 9:30-12 www.speedwayharley-davidson.com 704-9797433.

MAR 4 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S FIRST QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. MAR 4 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 10-3, live music, food, vendors. www.stepowersports.com 704-883-8385. MAR 4 GRAND OPENING The House of Spirits 3711 Hwy 321, West Columbia, SC. 10am, live music, food, drinks. 803-394-5562. MAR 4 21ST ANNUAL LAW RIDERS MC OYSTER ROAST HonkyTonk Saloon 192 College Park Rd., Ladson, SC. 12-3, $15/advance $25/ day of, bike show, music, door prizes, 50/50, vendors, all you can eat oysters. www.lawriders.org, Carl 843534-6505, Ed 843-640-1167, Dave 843-324-5858. MAR 4 BLESSING OF THE BIKES Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd. N. Charleston, SC. 9:30 breakfast, 10 general blessings, 10-12 individual blessings, live music, door prizes, vendors. Presented by Armored Up Motorcycle Ministry. www.lowcountryharley.com 843-5541847. MAR 6 VETERANS VOICES Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am, coffee. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. MAR 10 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Lucky’s 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. 6:30pm food, Yeti cup to first 100, live music. 336-570-1050.

MAR 10-19 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK Rides, rodeos, concerts, swap meets, camping, racing. www.officialbikeweek.com, www. daytonainternationalspeedway.com. MAR 11 NCWORKS VET STAND DOWN FUNDRAISER Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10-12, donations accepted, refreshments. Benefits unemployed, homeless or at risk female veterans. Gregory Jones 910-261-6003. MAR 11 12TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 US -70, New Bern, NC. Pots arrive by 11, no entry fee, judging 12:30 $5/tasting, judging 12:30. Benefits Wounded Warriors. www. harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252633-4060. MAR 11 MILWAUKEE EIGHT WORKSHOP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10:30. www.rayprice.com 919-832-2261. MAR 11 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands, 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. MAR 11 CABIN FEVER RIDE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $10/rider, $5/pass. www.sheltonshd. com 919-731-2776. MAR 11 TRANSFORM YOUR RIDE WORKSHOP Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 2pm, door prizes. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044.


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Weekly Bike Nights TUESDAY RAY PRICE HD CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHT Every 1st & 3rd Tues @ Sammie’s Tap & Grill 2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 6-9pm 919-832-2261

WEDNESDAY HOME TOWN HAWGS @ Kick Back Jack’s 1187 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE Hickory NC 828-409-4959 JR’S TAVERN 901 Greensboro Rd High Point NC 336-887-9144

THURSDAY LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050

FRIDAY DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033 JOE’S PIG PEN 2908 S. Main St, High Point NC 336-861-0430

SUNDAY HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192. Live Music TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm

MAR 11 TURKEY SHOOT 2711 Snow Creek Rd., Hickory, NC. Full choke only, twelve gauge, shooting match tens. Benefits Leathernecks MC & Hickory Riding Club. 828-5147959. MAR 11 JUMP INTO SPRING Walhalla VFW 2415 Highlands Hwy, Walhalla, SC. Reg 11 last out 12, $10/hand, 50/50, raffles, food. Portion of proceeds benefit Richard M. Campbell Home for Veterans. Bobbie 864-784-1654. MAR 12 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. MAR 17 ST. PATRICK DAY’S PARTY Pit Stop 2484 Hwy 11 N. Kinston, NC. DJ, Leprechaun dress up contest. 252-258-2520. MAR 17 ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY Stars and Bars 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC, DJ. 704-310-5503. MAR 17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY JR’s Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd., High Point, NC. Live music 8pm –until 336-887-9144. MAR 17 ST. PATS PARTY Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC. Live music. 704-2770268. MAR 17 BBQ FUNDRAISER Life Baptist Church 201 Oak Trail, Belmont, NC. 11-7, $8 plate. Benefits Run for the Son. Hosted by Gastonia Forming Chapter of CMA. 704-8226195. MAR 17 ST. PATRICKS DAY PARTY Hog Tails 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendleton, SC. Live music. 864-224-7876. MAR 18 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

9 MAR 18 TO BREAK THE SILENCE RIDE AND BBQ BENEFIT Corner Pocket Billiards 5421 Frieden Church Rd., McLeansville, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $20/sgl, $25/dbl includes tshirt. Food, 50/50, auction, pool tournament, live music, bake & craft sale. Proceeds help with final expenses. Rain date March 25th. Kennie Wright 336-612-6031. MAR 18 YOUTH CAMP BIKE SHOW Reidsville Church of God 410 Thomas St., Reidsville, NC. 8-3 $10/ bike entry, last entry 12:30. Live music, best of bike trophy, fun ride, food. Benefits youth camp. Edward Mullaly 386-855-1491. MAR 18 ONE BIGASS EVENT Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC Reg 9 KSU 11, $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch, live music, 50/50, swap meet, vendors, wing eating contest. Benefits the Patriot Rovers. www.smokinharley.com 336-722-3106. MAR 18 SHAM-ROCKIN SATURDAY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Refreshments, games, DJ www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. com 704-638-6044. MAR 18 7TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF VFW 855 West Sumter St., Shelby, NC. Cooking begins 12, $5/ entry. In memory of Amy “Shorty” Norris. Hosted by CBA/ABATE of Cleveland County Chapter. Clint Franklin 704-418-5284. MAR 18 SAVIN’ OF THE GREEN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Sat 12-3 free food, free green beer, live music. www.blueridgehd.com 828327-3030. MAR 18 GENE’S BIRTHDAY BASH Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Live music. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121


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MAR 18 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY Bulldog Cycles 18929 Main Hwy, Olar, SC. 11am-5pm, vendors, food, guest speakers. http://bulldogcycles39.wixsite. com/5thannualsalute. 803-542-5805, 803-508-5594. MAR 18 COLLETON COUNTY ABATE ANNUAL MARCH MADDNESS Handlebar 19612 Augusta Hwy, Round O, SC. Reg 1011:30 KSU 12, $10/person includes food, vendors, food, primitive camping. 843-835-3533. MAR 18 SONS OF THE SOUTH JAIME’S TREE HOUSE POKER RUN House of Dogs 362 Shady Grove Rd., Clinton, SC. Reg / 1st out 11, door prizes, raffles. www.hospiceoflaurenscounty.com. 864-833-6287. MAR 19 HELPING A BROTHER IN NEED BRYAN GODWIN Downtown Angier by the clock tower, near Good Times Café, 16 N Broad St. E., Angier NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $10/donation. Presented by Seven Sabres Brotherhood. www.sevensabresbrotherhood. com sevensabres@gmail.com Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. MAR 19 9TH ANNUAL GREENWOOD SC BLESSING OF THE BIKES First Mount Moriah Baptist Church 2107 Mt Moriah Rd., Greenwood, SC. 2-5. Dennis Reynolds 864-910-2709. MAR 23 OPENING BIKE NIGHT Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Live music. 336-650-0290. MAR 24-25 SPRING DEMO DAYS Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 9-4. Harley demo truck on site. www.rayprice. com 919-832-2261.

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MAR 25 10TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES Lincolnton Church of God 1435 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton, NC. 10-2, lunch, music, vendors. Hosted/sponsored by Driven By Grace Biker Ministry. 704-732-0112. MAR 25 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE FLAT TRACK CELEBRATION Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr. Waynesville, NC. Exclusive giveaways. www.smsh.co 828-4527276. MAR 25 11TH ANNUAL HOMELESS HEROES POKER RUN Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 10, first out 11, $10/rider $5/pass, food, music, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Veterans Village Homeless Veterans Center. olddog@warhorsebrotherhoodnc.com 843-729-1815. MAR 25 9TH ANNUAL VET FEST Patriot’s Hall 13 Short St., Walhalla, SC. Reg 11, first out 12, $20/1st entry, $10/2nd entry, door prizes, 50/50. Rain or Shine. Smitty M.G.@ mgfies869@gmail.com 864-280-0107. MAR 25 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE VIRTUAL BIKE SHOW PHOTO SHOOT Archie’s Custom Cycle 105 E Craft St., Swansea, SC. 1pm, food, live music. vendors. Kickstart 803-687-2079. MAR 25 GREENVILLE CHAPTER ABATE 23RD ANNUAL PAINE MEMORIAL RUN Pete Hill Motorcycles 1401 W Blue Ridge Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 12. Severe weather rain date 4/1. Bubbles 864-569-2459. MAR 25-26 MODEL YEAR 2017 DEMO RIDE EVENT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Grillin’ & Chillin’ with Burlington H.O.G. Chapter, test rides Sat 10-4, Sun 10-4, music. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261.

MAR 25-26 44TH ANNUAL CBA SPRING SWAP MEET & BIKE Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, tattoo contest. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704455-6245. MAR 25-26 SPRING TENT EVENT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. All day. www.speedwayharley-davidson. com 704-979-7433. MAR 26 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. APR 1 OPEN HOUSE Crumplers 7611 Clinton Rd., Stedman, NC. 12pm, live music, pig pickin, giveaway. 910-483-9607. APR 1 5TH ANNUAL SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am, Daytona trip drawing, live music. Ride leaving Ft. Bragg HD 9:30. Pam Shotwell 910-624-1184. APR 1 7TH ANNUAL SCAN CHARITY RIDE Nationwide Insurance Office 105 Fair Oaks Lane, WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12 $15/ sgl $20/dbl police escorted, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, food, music, vendor, games. Missy Easter 336775-9151. APRIL 1 HALF-MILE AMERICAN FLAT TRACK RACING at Charlotte Half-Mile Dirt Track, Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord, NC. www.americanflattrack.com 386-492-1014. APR 1 ORPHAN RUN Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $15/rider, $20/2up. Benefits Sacred Selections. Tim Rowe 704-607-8434.


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Weekly Live Music / DJ FRIDAY LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM

SATURDAY HOG TAILS BAR & GRILL 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendleton SC 864-224-7876 LIVE MUSIC LOCKED & LOADED BAR & GRILL 305 McCormick St, Garner NC 919-661-6688 LIVE MUSIC 9:30PM TANKTOWN TAVERN 6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte NC 704-277-0268 LIVE MUSIC

APR 1 5TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES The Cove Church 197 Langtree Rd., Mooreseville, NC. 9:30 line up, 10:30 blessing with ride following. Sparky28677@gmail.com Mike Arcidiacono. APR 1 BENEFIT FOR ROSCOE WHEELER American Legion Post 34 524 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11-11:30 KSU 12 $15 first 100 includes t-shirt. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. 803-327-5929. APR 2 16 ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE ANGELA’S RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $10/ rider. Rain date May 7th. 336-6292415. TH

APR 2 BIKER SUNDAY THE BRIDGE UPSTATE The Bridge Church Upstate 112 Beacon Hill Ct., Easley, SC. 10-1. Hosted by Bikers for Christ Upstate Chapter. Jeff Thompson 864-419-0129. APR 7-9 BARRY’S BIKE RALLY AND NAVY SEAL TRIBUTE RIDE Barry’s Walnut Island Resort 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC. Tribute ride leaves VA Beach, site TBA, Reg 9-10:30 KSU 10:30. www. barrysbikerally.com 252-453-2261. APR 7-9 5TH ANNUAL CREEKSIDE BIKE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. $20/person all wknd, primitive camping, live bands, wet t-shirt contest, swap meet, vendors. Must be 21. Lucky 704813-7146. APR 8 RIDE FOR DCCC Donayre Cancer Care Center 500 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 11, $30/bike includes event t-shirt & food. Lisa Thomas 910-6418220. APR 8 2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE FOR DORIS’ KIDS Chestnut Street United Methodist Church 200 E 8th St., Lumberton, NC. Reg 10, meal 11 KSU 12:05, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Jeff Paul 910-740-7131.

11 APR 8 6TH ANNUAL CHUCK “KNUCKLEHEAD” GARRETT BENEFIT FOR ALS Sunset Lounge 4203 US-17 Chocowinity, NC. KSU 12, food, live music, biker games. Hosted by Iron Order MC, Ira “Screech” Garrett 252-947-0833. APR 8 EASTER BASKET RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 9 am. www. rayprice.com 919-832-2261. APR 8 31ST ANNUAL BIKE SHOW & CHILI COOK-OFF Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 10:30 – 3, bike show $10/entry, poker run reg 9:30 KSU 10, $20/hand, chili judging 11-1, food, drinks, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, vendors, live music. Sponsored by Durham HOG 4040. www.durhamhog.org. 919-596-9511. APR 8 9TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Kay 336-4372099, Terri 336-380-6892, Lucky’s 336-570-1050. APR 8 BENEFIT FOR RICK’S MEDICAL BILLS Riders in the Country 5701 Randleman Rd., Randleman, NC. 10am-4pm bike show, vendors, 50/50 raffle, food, live music. Presented by Smokin Souls RC. smokinsoulsrc@gmail.com. APR 8 GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN DICE RUN Cross Roads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 last out 11., $20/rider $5/pass, live music, food, giveaways, raffles. Proceeds go to raise awareness and to protect and support victims of child abuse. 704320-8436. APR 8 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774.


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APR 8 TURKEY SHOOT 2711 Snow Creek Rd., Hickory, NC. Full choke only, twelve gauge, shooting match tens. Benefits Leathernecks MC & Hickory Riding Club. 828-514-7959. APR 8 4TH ANNUAL UWHARRIE MOUNTAIN RUMBLE Blackmer Lodge No. 127 109 S. School St., Mt. Gilead, NC Reg 10 am ride leaves 1:30, $35/rider $15/pass, vendors. Benefits NC Masonic Charities. jointherumble@gmail.com. 704-3014881. APR 8 POKER RUN & AUCTION FOR KEVIN NEWMAN Tommy’s 4922 Hwy 321, Gaston, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, raffle, $8 plates. 803-794-9665. APR 8 7TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 11-3, free event, food, prizes, bands. Benefits Waccamaw Animal Rescue. 843-369-5555. APR 8 3RD ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE TRIBES Spartanburg Harley-Davidson 365 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC. Motorcycle Minis-

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APR 8 10TH ANNUAL COOL HAND LUKE POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 10 last out 12, $25/rider $10/pass, 50/50, live music, silent auction. Benefits the Western Carolinas Muscular Dystrophy Association. Presented by Greenville H.OG. www. coolhandluke2017.eventbrite.com. 864-234-1340. APR 8-9 EUROBIKE 2017 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. APR 9 SPRING BIKE RALLY Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. 12-6pm. 919-661-6688. APR 9 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. Joe “Panama” Novitski 803-319-6165. APR 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511. APR 15 CROOKED ROAD POKER RUN American Legion Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem. Reg 8:459:45 KSU 10, $20/rider $5/pass $5/ extra hand. Cash prizes, raffles, 50/50, live music, food. Benefits American Children’s Home. Campdirector318@aol.com 603-438-0166. APR 15 SPRING BASH 2017 Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033. APR 21-22 SLAYERFEST 2017 6401 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell, NC. Gates open Fri/5, Sat/10am, $20/wknd, camping available, games, food, vendors, games, mini bike races, live music, door

prizes, raffles. Hosted by Dragon Slayers MC of Wake County. Snapper 919-369-9925. APR 22 ANNUAL B.A.C.A CAPITAL CHAPTER POKER RUN Big Daddy’s Roadhouse 7304 S. Ness Hwy, Fuquay-Varina, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $20/rider $10/pass, 50/50, raffles. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse Rain date 4/29/17 President@ca-nc. bacaworld.org. APR 22 VA SPRING RUN 2017 Baker American Cycles 1508 Hope Mill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 12, group ride to VA Hosp, live music and food at clubhouse after. Hosted by Veterans MC, Hope Mills, NC. 910424-3549. APR 22 12TH ANNUAL SPRING RALLY HOGS & RAGS Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. $50/ entry, KSU 9am food. Benefits Green Beret Foundation, American Cancer Society and Kidsville News. www. hogsandrags.com Wendy 910-8180458. APR 22 3RD ANNUAL FALLEN OFFICER POKER RUN Craven Community College, 800 College Ct, New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:45am KSU 11, $20/bike $10/rider, lunch, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits the Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship Fund. In memory of fallen police officers. www. vema-usa.com vema252@gmail.com Bama 252-670-7859. APR 22 6TH ANNUAL VETERANS’ LEGACY FOUNDATION RIDE Harnett County Veterans Park 311 West Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, NC. Reg 9-10:30. $15/rider $5/pass. Sponsored by Rolling Thunder NC 1 & Mission BBQ. www.vetslegacy.org 910-322-3893. APR 22 DUFFY’S CHARITY RIDE POKER RUN Down Home HarleyDavidson 215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1, $15/sgl $20/


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APR 22 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD “FILL A SHOE BOX RUN” Bullbagger Customs 4095 US Hwy 311 Pine Hall, NC. Reg 12-1:20 KSU 1:30, $20/bike $5/pass, food, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child. Rain date April 29th. Danny 336-3395677 or Renee 336-613-0434. APR 22 RHINO’S MEMORIAL RIDE Stars & Bars 723 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9, $10/bike. Fundraiser for final expenses Bulldawg 336-734-8748.

13 APR 22 CCTL CHARITY POKER RUN The Pit Indoor Kart Racing 346 E Plaza Dr., Mooresville, NC. Reg 8:30-10, $20/rider $10/pass, food, raffles, prizes. Benefits Coach Bobby Morrison and CCTL. goo.gl/YpLs84. APR 22 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Smoky Mountain Indian Motorcycle 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. Live music, food, 50/50. 828-452-7276. APR 22 2ND ANNUAL WAKE FOREST BAPTIST BRENNERS CHILDREN HOSPITAL BENEFIT RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 $15/sgl $20/dbl $15/car, food 50/50, door prizes. George Couch 336-469-1470 APR 22 5TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR A LIFE United Cerebral Palsy of SC 1101 Harbor Dr. #1, W, Columbia, SC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $10/sgl $15/dbl, $50/group of five. Hosted by Mad Hatters Riding Club. Benefits UCP of SC. Alanna Boozer aboozer@ucpsc. org 803-926-8878. APR 22 7TH ANNUAL BIKERS AGAINST ABUSING CHILDREN POKER RUN Chevy’s 3902 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, SC. Reg 10-11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50/ silent auction, raffle, music, food. Benefits The Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff Turner 803238-0201. APR 22 VETERANS INFO EXPO Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. 11-3, Open event for veterans and their families, food, music, special guest. www.lowcountryharley. com 843-554-1847. APR 22 GREENVILLE A.B.A.T.E.’S SPRING DIAPER RUN Greenville Shrine Club 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC. Reg 12 KSU 1:15, items to bring, clothing, closed toe shoes, individually packaged snacks, blank dvd’s, gift cards, diapers, wipes, giveaway for teen groups. Rain date April 29th. Bubbles 864-569-2459.


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APR 29 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. Raffle to benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Fdn. Food, live music, door prizes. www. dandqmotorsports.com 919-6395511. APR 29 SUDAN SHRINERS MOTOR PATROL POKER RUN Lenoir County Shrine Club 1558 Hwy 70 East., Kinston, NC. Reg 8:30-10 KSU 10:15, $20/entry $10/extra rider, 50/50. Benefits Sudan Motor Patrol. 252-939-6279, 252-560-7537, 252521-1400, 252-521-4143. APR 29 7TH ANNUAL KIDS PATH BIKE SHOW Down Home HarleyDavidson, 2215 Hanford Rd. Burlington, NC. Bird Dog 336-260-1685 Jaimie 336-213-2684 or Butch 336227-1261. APR 29 RIDIN HAWG WILD BBQ Capital Cook-Off intersection of 3rd Ave & South Main St., Lexington NC. Reg 9-11am, KSU 11:15 $25/sgl $30/ pass. Benefits Sammy Jones www. ridinhawgwild.com Mandy Ellis 336479-0987. APR 29 19TH ANNUAL KERRI D EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLOARSHIP BIKE RUN West Stanly High School 306 E Red Cross Rd. Hwy 24/27, Oakboro, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10, donations appreciated, escorted ride. Benefits West Stanly HS Seniors. kdescholarship@aol.com www.kerripooh.com, Scott or Tracy Efird 704-888-4587. APR 29 HANDLEBARS UNDER THE STARS RIDE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. 5:30 KSU 7, music, food, contest, prizes. Benefits McLeod Children’s Hospital. 843957-1134. APR 29 BIKE BLESSING/POKER RUN FOR IN-VEST USA Harley Haven 941 Western Ln., Irmo, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11:30 $15/sgl $20/dbl,

50/50, silent auction, door prizes, live music. Proceeds to provide active shooter vests for officers/k9s 803781-1837. APR 30 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING In 3 Fountains 2710 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-356-5977. APR 30 11th ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooters Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh Pre-Reg until Apr 28 $25 per/$40 2 up. Reg. 8:30 to 10:30 am on event day $25 ea. KSU 11am, all bikes welcome. Benefits Pretty in Pink Foundation. 919-954-2171. APR 30 THUNDER SUNDAY Restoration Church/Alamance Elementary School, 3600 Williams Dairy Rd., Greensboro NC. 9 meet and greet 10 band & service. Food drive for children in need. Sponsored by Restoration Church. Scott Harris 336575-6067. MAY 5-7 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101. MAY 6 7TH ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE Cumberland County Court House 117 Dick St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9, $20/rider $15/pass, ceremony 10, KSU 10:30, raffle, 50/50, food, rain or shine, Benefits NC C.O.P.S. escorted ride. nc13@ blueknights.org Mike Brown 910-9226673. MAY 6 LIBERTY VETERANS MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE Liberty Tavern 750 Greensboro St., Liberty NC KSU 12, $15/bike, $5/pass. 336622-3025.


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MAY 6 JESSIE’S RIDE AND RUN FOR PTSD Faith American Legion Park 115 Gantt St, Faith, NC. First out 10, last out 2. 5k @ 9, cost $25/ rider/runner $5/pass. Proceeds to HonorOne, PTSD charity. 704-7759823. MAY 6 CAROLINA CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW NC Transportation Museum 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC. Gates open 9am Reg till 12, entry fee $10/per bike (max $20 for multiple bikes).Open to all motorcycles 1900-1995 Awards 3pm. Proceeds benefit the museum. Rain or shine. carolinamcshow@aol.com 336-924-8705. MAY 6 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S SECOND QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. MAY 6 THE LUCKY TURNAROUND Grove Inn 1560 Hwy 29 S., China Grove, NC. Reg 11, donations only. Benefits God’s Children’s Orphanage. Rob Dowse 704-425-1955. MAY 6 12TH ANNUAL JERRALD MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl. Benefits scholarships for Mount Airy School Students. Joel Mitchell 276-2515053. MAY 6 FROGS FEEDING FRIENDS Sweet Frog Clemmons 6297 Towncenter Dr., Clemmons NC. Reg 9:30am, $20 and 5 can food items/ rider, $10 and 5 can food items/pass, includes t-shirt and meal. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. Susie Fields 336-906-0386, Brittany Bullins 336-778-1801. MAY 6 BUDDY ROE’S 8TH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Ma & Pa’s Place 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1:30, $15/sgl $20/

dbl, auction, t-shirt, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Richmond Co Special Olympics 910-410-0344. MAY 7 N.C. TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS White Oak Recreation Area; Jordan Lake State Park 558 Beaver Creek Rd., Apex, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10 rain or shine. 919-524-7684. MAY 12-21 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE RALLY MAY 13 KING MASONIC CHILDRENS BENEFIT RIDE & BBQ King Masonic Lodge 226 Jefferson Church Rd., King, NC. KSU 11:30, $25/rider $5/pass includes meal, 50/50. BBQ 12-5 $10/adults $6/kids 12 & under. 336-983-3782. MAY 13 SPRING OPEN HOUSE & CUSTOMER VALUE DAY Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. MAY 13 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. MAY 15-20 MOTORCYCLE RODEO AT THE RAT HOLE The Rat Hole 3833 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC. Bike games. www.theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740.

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MAY 19-20 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 20 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. MAY 20 19TH ANNUAL SHOW-OFF CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW American Children’s Home 3844 NC Hwy 8 South, Lexington, NC. Reg 8-12 $20/entry, free to spectators, vendor fee $40, goody bags first 50, raffle, 50/50, silent auction, DJ, food, kids zone. www. ahc-nc.org/id5.html 336-357-7126. MAY 20 VFW NEWPORT POKER RUN VFW Post 8986 1316 Hibbs Rd., Newport, NC. Reg 10, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefits giveanhour.org that helps veterans. 252-726-8986.

MAY 17 “CRUDES 7TH ANNUL MEET & GREET RIDE The Golden Egg 415 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC. Meet 9 KSU 11. Raffle benefits disabled veterans. Kevin Gunia 216-280-4755.

MAY 23 9TH ANNUAL MICHAEL “BOZ” KERR 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 18-21 MOTORCYCLE KICKSTART CLASSIC RIDE Wheels Through Time 62 Vintage Lane, Maggie Valley NC reception 6 pm Thurs, ride leaves Fri morning, overnight along the way, ends Sat at AMCA Southern National Meet, Denton NC. All makes, models welcome, kickstarters up front. Registration form at www.aimag.com.

MAY 26-29 CAROLINA STOMP BIKE RALLY 311 Speedway 4390 US-311, Pine Hall, NC. $20/1 day $30/2 day $40/3 day tickets. Bike games, live music, vendors $20/day $50/wknd wet t-shirt, swap meet, rides, crafts. Benefits BACA, Guardian of the Children, Seeds of Hope. carolinastompbikerally@gmail.com or kresscarl@gmail.com.


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MAY 28 ROLLING THUNDER XXX “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. www. rollingthunder1.org Bob 336-8132106. JUN 3 TRAX-SIDE BIKE RALLY PACE Park 8 Memorial Park Dr., Thomasville, NC. 12-9, beer garden, food trucks, cornhole tournament, live music. 336-472-4422. JUN 3 CYCLEMANIA VINTAGE AND RETRO MOTORCYCLE SHOW Charlotte East 5801 Executive Center Dr., Charlotte, NC. 12-5, bikes, food, music raffles. Benefits Disability Rights & Resources cyclemaniacharlotte.com. JUN 3-4 DAYS OF THUNDER XI Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Vendors, food, live music. www.thundertowerharley.com 803-461-1121. JUN 10 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUN 10 JERICHO RIDE IX Dale’s Pets LLC 115 Old Veterans Rd., Columbia, SC. KSU 10, fellowship, music, food. Hosted by Chosen Brotherhood MC. 803-319-3237. JUN 17 FAYETTEVILLE AREA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Sherwood Presbyterian Church 4959 NC Hwy 87 S, Fayetteville,NC Reg 8-9:45 $10/rider $5/pass and a back to school donation. Audwin Lindsay 910-396-3983. JUN 17 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

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JUN 17 40TH ANNUAL GOLDEN SUNS MC MOTORCYCLE RALLY American Legion Post 267 3214 McConnell Rd., Greensboro, NC. DJ, bike & car show, food, wet t-shirt contest, field games. 336-814-6036. JUN 17 2ND ANNUAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RIDE Wayne Community College 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11. Presented by Brothers of Inferno. Benefits NC Fallen Firefighters. Rain date June 24th. 919-7389937. JUL 8 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. JUL 8 SCOOTIN THE TRIAD POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 10am, $20/sgl, $25/dbl. Also leaving Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Hosted by the Big Dawgz Riding Club. Benefits Wounded Warriors. 336-629-2415. JUL 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. AUG 5 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S THIRD QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. AUG 12 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. AUG 19 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Food. www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511.

AUG 26 7TH ANNUAL SHRINERS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT & RIDE JJ’s Watering Hole 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9:30–10:30am, KSU 10:45am, $20/ sgl $30/dbl includes food, $6/plate non riders, live music, live auction, raffles. Karen Hatchett 336-7077538. SEPT 9 SECOND SATURDAY BLUES Select Cycle 430 N Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Blues bands 12-3 free adm. 336-271-4774. SEPT 30 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S FOURTH QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www.bikerswithacause. com 704-545-1062. SEPT 30 2nd ANNUAL DAY OF HOPE RIDE’N FOR A CAUSE Hawg Farm 8424 Cleveland Rd., Clayton, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $25/ sgl $35/dbl $10/non rider, food, music. Benefits Jill’s Wish Foundation. Presented by Pink Ink Tattoo’s. jillswish.org Tara Dunsmore 919592-5580. SEPT 30 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Nam Knights MC Tar Heel Club House 327 North Grogg Street, Spring Lake, NC. $5/donation, live music, raffle, 50/50. Presented by Nam Knights Tarheel Chapter kffksig@gmail.com 919-710-6533.

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By: Mark Infield On Saturday, February 11th Julie and Ken Farmer, owners of Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken in Winston-Salem hosted The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 19th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast. We call it the Fear Of February Party because sometimes the weather is bad. Not so this year! With a Carolina blue sky and temperatures pushing 70º there was nothing to fear. Vendors were setting up and bikes began rolling in at 11:30. Everyone was anticipating a big day and no one was disappointed. Matt Dylan and the Honky Tonk Outlaws started belting out classic hits and the steamer was heating up. Raw oysters from Todd’s Seafood in Thomasville were put out on the table for those who couldn’t wait for the first bunch to come out of the steamer. Renea Brown was in her traditional role selling the “Deal Of The Day”, an event t-shirt and 5 raffle tickets for $20, and the annual favorite Girl Scout Cookies. When the bikes rolled in, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle tent was their first stop. Everyone who has ever been to the FOF Party before knows that the event t-shirts sell out quick so that is their first order of business. Inside, the staff was cooking wings as fast as they could and the bar tenders were moving at the speed of cup stackers. They did a great job all day long. The sun was warm and made the icecold beer taste great. What a way to kick off the riding season! Every so often, Lincoln and Doc would dump another batch of oysters from the steamer onto the table where their life expectancy was about 10 minutes! No one would disagree: they were delicious. Many thanks to Bob Karney Law Firm and Smokin’ HarleyDavidson for sponsoring the oysters this year. Throughout the day the band would take a break and that gave us an opportunity to give away merchandise form Ted’s and FTM.

Everyone likes free stuff! During one of the band breaks an acoustic duo called “Leather & Lace” played for the crowd. They did a good job, too. During the day, Lydia, Dawn, and Kathy made their way through the crowd offering raffle tickets to everyone. The next order of business is to determine who gets the bragging rights as the beer chuggin’ champion for 2017. We split the contestants up by (gasp!) gender. We had 9 men and 4 women participate in the first round. Ladies first! Idella, Karen, Kelsey, and Ally were front and center. Idella and Ally advanced to the finals. We gave the ladies a break while the men showed off their prowess. Blake, Michael, Jaime, Spike, Shawn, Jeff L., Jeff S., Jimmy, and Keith stood proudly before their peers. Blake, Jaime, Spike, and Jeff S. were eliminated and the others advanced to the semifinals. Meanwhile Idella and Ally faced off for the ladies’ championship and the coveted trophy – a beer mug etched with “Screw It. I Need A Beer”. Idella now owns the mug and the bragging rights. Now it was back to the men to see who would advance to the final round. Michael, Shawn, Jeff L., Jimmy, and Keith showed no signs of puking, but only Shawn and Keith would advance. Now it got tough. Back to back rounds to determine the Chuggin’ Champion. Shawn inhaled the winning beer and claimed his 2017 Championship mug. Out of the shadows came Idella, the women’s champion to challenge Shawn. Dang it! She can swallow! No former


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Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast. We will let you know the location in the next few months so you can plan to be there in February 2018. Pictures from the event will be posted at FullThrottleMagazine.com. You can download any that you like for free and if you would like a high res image just call the office and tell us which one(s) you want.

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Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show 2017 Story By: Alan Dockery Photo By: Lincoln Infield The third Saturday in January a whole lot of y’all “Got your motor running and headed on down the highway” to the Easyriders Bike Show in Charlotte, NC. The weather was great this year so I saw many of our advertisers and friends at the show. That’s part of what this dead-of-winter show is about. It’s good to see old riding buddies. As soon as I walked in, the vibe was that we were fixing to enjoy a great show. There were lots of cool motorcycles and vendors across the Convention Center floor. Folks commented on how much they liked the layout this year with the mix of bikes and vendors. Custom motorcycles of all kinds were everywhere. The wildest baggers you

could imagine with tall front tires were next to traditional skinny choppers. There were antique and stock machines, too, so there was something for just about everyone who likes motorcycles. Plus, there were some old hot rod cars and trucks scattered around, too. The vendors were busy all day selling those biker needs that ain’t always in stores. I should have made another pass through the vendors to see what I missed the first two times. I got my copy of Bean’re’s new book “Rambles The Orient” and the latest Rebel Son CD.

Most of the show is made up of bikes and vendors from this area, but Easyriders brings a big show that wrapped around the outside of the floor. All day there was entertainment on the stage. Between bands, the Purrfect Angelz put on a show and did meet and greets. Lots of celebrities were there, either officially or just digging the show. Michael Ballard from Full Throttle Saloon, was working hard for his fans. Jason Wilson of Discovery Channel’s Sacred Steel Bikes was there with some of the coolest rides in the place. NTC Drift Trikes put on demos several times throughout the day. Overall, I think Easyriders brought a great show to Charlotte this year. It’s really all about the bikes. There were some awesome machines there. Great seeing y’all who stopped by The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine booth. We gave away all the 1,300+ magazines and goodies we brought. Congratulations to all the bike show winners.

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Charlotte 2017 Easyriders Bike Show Winner’s List Antique: 1st Place - Nelson Graves, Charlotte, NC, 1946 HD Big Twin, 2nd Place - Ronnie Quinn, Charlotte, NC, 1947 HD, 3rd Place - Randall Shaffer, Kannapolis, NC, 1979 HD FXS. Old School Chopper: 1st Place - Butcherchop, Wilmington, NC, 1975 HD Shovelhead, 2nd Place - John Hyatt, Blanch, NC, 1984 HD FLHS, 3rd Place - All American Company- BK Keenan, New Ellenton, SC, 1947 HD Knuckle Head FL. Old School Bobber: 1st Place - Randall Shaffer, Kannapolis, NC, 1941 HD FL, 2nd Place - Eric Stein, Indian Trail, NC, 1964 HD FL, 3rd Place - Bryan Lane, Waxhaw, NC, 1947 HD Knucklehead. Modified Stock Street: 1st Place - Ray Price HarleyDavidson, Raleigh, NC, 1990 HD FXR, 2nd Place - Richard Jarrett, Greensboro, NC, 2016 HD Sportster, 3rd Place - Andy Andrews, Goldsboro, NC, 2006 HD V- Rod. Modified Stock Bagger: 1st Place - Donnie Goodman, Huntersville, NC, 2003 HD Ultra Classic, 2nd Place - Absolute Custom Cycles- Jason, Denver, NC, 2016 HD Street Glide, 3rd Place - Lakeview Speed Shop – Jamie Boone, Burlington, NC, 2000 HD Ultra. Specialty Class: 1st Place - Jay Marshall, Monroe, NC, 1969 Triumph Bobber, 2nd Place - Ray Spillman, Lexington, SC, 1998 Honda ACE, 3rd Place - Vintage Throttle- Corey Reed, Roanoke, VA, 1920 HD Board Track Tribute. Street Custom: 1st Place - Lee Myers, Stuarts Draft, VA, 2006 HD Deluxe, 2nd Place - Nicholas Jordan, Aynar, SC, 1973 HD FLH, 3rd Place Larry Curik, Waterloo, IL, 2015 LSC Ruby. Modern Chopper:

1st Place - Dana Fulmer, Gilbert, SC, 2001 Big Bear Chopper Reaper, 2nd Place - Prism Supply, Stanley, NC, 1998 HD Chopper, 3rd Place - Ray Price Harley-Davidson, Raleigh, NC, 2006 Custom Bobber. Radical Custom: 1st Place - Harley Hedrick, Easley, SC, 1970 HD Chopper, 2nd Place - William Lucas, Martinsville, VA, 2005 Big Dog Pitbull Custom, 3rd Place Shawn Adelsberger, Salisbury, NC, 2013 Pro Street Chopper. Radical Bagger: 1st Place - Kurt Butcher, Denver, NC, 2016 HD Road King, 2nd Place - Shannon Davidson – The Chop Shop, Andrews, SC 2009 HD Road Glide, 3rd Place - Rankin Creek Custom Cycles – Lee Myers, Stuarts Draft, VA, 2013 HD Road Glide. Custom Sportster: 17 Customs Little River, SC, 2007 HD XL1200. Best Display: Ken Brown, Gallatin, TN, 1946 Indian Chief. Best Paint: Sinworx, Taylors, SC, 2013 HD Road Glide. Sacred Steel “Douche” Award: Dean Rappe- AMCA, Charlotte, NC, 1953 HD Panhead. Paul Yaffe “Bagger Nation”: Woodland Baggers, Greenwood, SC, 2016 HD Roadking. Editor’s Choice: Christopher Wade, Ft. Mill, SC, 1953 HD FL. People’s Choice: 1st Place - Richard Wright, Lexington, SC, 2017 RW Chop Shop Custom Road Glide, 2nd Place - Bad&G Customs, Williamsburg, VA, 1973 HD Ironhead, 3rd Place - BX Custom Designs, Gastonia, NC, 2017 HD Street Glide. John Green Award: Prism Supply, Stanley, NC, 1941 HD FL. Best of Show: Larry Curik, Waterloo, IL, 2016 HSC El Rey. Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners.

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1st Annual Chad Bostic Memorial Bike Show By: Johnny Reb The 21st of January was the day of the inaugural Chad Bostic Memorial Bike Show. Chad was the owner of the Pit Stop, he was taken from us much too early. I am not going into details, just suffice it to say, hopefully, the scumbag that took him from us will rot in jail for the rest of his miserable life. I did not know Chad personally, so I asked his numerous friends and customers about him. I think I can sum up with one word describing him, mentor. Everyone said the same thing, whether it was advising on pool, or life in general, they all went to Chad for his advice. He was a fierce friend and loved his family. That family included his wife and three daughters, but it also included his friends and customers. Joy Bostic, Chad’s wife has taken the reigns of the Pit Stop and really ran with it. She has the bar running great, TAP league meets

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Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Crashes We all know that riding a motorcycle is exhilarating, but riding comes with its dangers. Drivers of four wheel vehicles sometimes have trouble seeing motorcycles and motorcycles offer much less protection than most four-wheeled vehicles do. Additionally, the high-performance mechanics of motorcycles may be more than the rider can handle. Due to these reasons, motorcycle crashes tend to be more likely to cause severe injuries and even death. In 2013, the federal government estimated that the number of motorcycle deaths is approximately 26 times greater than the number traditional vehicle deaths.

2. Vehicles Merging Into A Rider’s Lane Of Travel:

As all riders know, motorcycles are simply harder to see than other, larger vehicles. This well-known axiom holds especially true when it comes to the blind spots of other motorists.

First and foremost, motorcycles should do all in their power to avoid riding in other motorists’ blind spots for prolonged periods of time. Just as cars should not travel in the blind spots of tractor trailers, motorcycles should not travel in the blind spots of cars. If you cannot see a driver’s face in his rear-view mirrors, he/ she cannot see you.

Also, be cognizant of signs of a potentially merging vehicle. Blinkers, head movement of drivers, and open lanes during periods of heavy traffic are all indicators that a vehicle next to you may be planning to merge.

The most common types of motorcycle crashes are: 1. Vehicles Turning Left Into A Motorcycle’s Path:

This type of collision occurs all too often when a motorist, usually unfamiliar with or not anticipating a motorcycle, either fails to see or fails to accurately estimate the distance and/or speed of an oncoming motorcycle and attempts a left turn into the path of the bike.

As a rider, you should be in the habit of anticipating the movements of these other vehicles. Most vehicles will give indicators of their intention to turn prior to making such a movement. Gaps in traffic ahead, speed of said traffic, and the existence of vehicles in the oncoming lane are all indicators of whether a vehicle from a subservient street may attempt to turn left onto the dominant road. All riders should also pay close attention to these cars trying to make turns onto dominant roads. They themselves will likely show signs of their intention to turn. Tire movement, blinkers and the driver’s head position can all be indicators of a driver’s intent to immediately turn onto a dominant street. Be prepared to take immediate evasive action if you see that a car’s turn is imminent.

3. A Motorcycle Rear Ended By Another Driver:

Obviously, these types of collisions are some of the most difficult to avoid for motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, distracted driving is all too common of an occurrence on the roads these days.

The best thing riders can do to avoid this situation is to keep an eye on vehicles approaching from behind as the rider comes to a stop. Make sure to keep your bike in gear, so that you may be able to take evasive action if necessary. If it appears that a vehicle may not be able to stop in time, attempt to move to the shoulder of the road or move past the car in front of you. Avoiding a direct impact while on a motorcycle can make a major difference in the severity of a potential collision.

In the event you are involved in a crash, carefully document what happened as best you can. It is a good idea to keep a daily journal noting how your injuries are affecting your daily life. Keep track of medical appointments, days missed from work, etc. Many times, officers blame the motorcyclist for the collision even though fault clearly lies with the other driver. Stay calm and be respectful to the officer. Do a little of your own detective work by obtaining contact information of any witnesses to the accident. If able, take pictures of the scene. Include pictures of where the vehicles came to rest, any skid marks, etc. Submitted By: Lanier Law Group, P.A.


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NC CBA/ABATE Lobby Day 2017 By: Charlie Boone On February 1, 2017 there was a gathering in Raleigh, NC of 27 bikers committed to affect legislation in the NC General Assembly. These men and women met for an informational session before taking the short walk to the Legislative Building to speak with their legislators. They had several issues to place before them. First was HB28, a bill to require that any parking facility built with any public funds (taxes) must be made to accommodate motorcycles. Several representatives signed on as sponsors of the bill before day’s end. HB28 has now passed through the House Transportation committee and goes to the Regulatory Reform Committee. The next item was the Freedom bill, better known as the helmet bill. This would allow freedom of choice on helmet usage for those over 21 and with $10,000 in medical insurance. In the weeks after Lobby Day, companion bills for this were filed. They are HB91 and SB 66. You can get more info on where these stand now at ncleg.net. If you really want to ride free, contact your legislators and ask them to vote YES on these bills. Other agenda items that were discussed included our desire to have the “no texting” law strengthened. As this law stands now, it is almost impossible to enforce. We would like to see it made into a “no distracted driving” law that calls for a careless and reckless charge in the case of an accident causing injury caused by distracted driving of any sort.

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The 7th Annual Bike Ride For Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) By: Missy W. Easter Twenty percent of all children are abused or neglected! And 1 out of every 4 girls are sexually abused by the age of 18! How devastating! It’s hard to imagine when you look at all the children you know that there are that many that are abused whether it is by an immediate family member, relative, neighbor, teacher, coach, or just an acquaintance. The SCAN Center provides programs to prevent and treat child abuse to over 2000 children in Forsyth, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Rowan, Alamance, and other counties in the central part the state of NC. They offer a variety of free services to the community including intensive home based intervention for at risk families experiencing child abuse or neglect, visiting 1st time parents at the hospital offering 24 hours telephone support with questions and/or concerns about infant care, parenting classes for parents at risk of abuse or neglect, parent/teen solutions classes to assist in topics relevant to teens, planned placement of children with agencies to reduce the potential for abuse, treatment after sexual abuse for families, including victims, siblings, parents/ partners and offenders, and many more. 100% of the proceeds from the ride go to benefit these programs. One annual ride provided enough money to cover the payroll for 3 months for one employee who had been targeted to be laid off due to lack of funding. How terrific is that? The

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Harley Factory Team Replaces XR750 with XG750R Flat Tracker for 2017 Series For years the XR750 dominated the flat track for the Harley Factory Team and now the team is replacing the beast with the Harley-Davidson XG750R for the 2017 American Flat Track racing series. The team will exclusively ride the new XG750R bikes throughout the season which opens during Daytona Bike Week at the March 16 AFT Daytona TT with the new circuit featuring a jump constructed inside the Daytona International Speedway. The 2017 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team was revealed during the ESPN X Games Aspen on Saturday, January 28th. They are Jake Johnson (2 time Grand National Champion), Kenny Coolbeth (3 time Grand National Champion), and Brandon Robinson (4 time Grand National Main Event Winner). “There is extraordinary energy building behind the new American Flat Track series and after decades of XR750 dominance, it’s time to bring a new level of performance and technology to the track with the HarleyDavidson XG750R,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director US Mike Kennedy. “The new Daytona TT promises to be a thrilling event. If you are in Daytona for Bike

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Jay Turner Takes IHRA And NHRA Championships Story and photo by Alan Dockery Y’all Harley drag racing fans know there are lots of nitromethane-fueled race teams based in the Carolinas and Virginia. Well, in 2016 the teams we cheer for won just about every national fuel bike championship in the country. Jay Turner of Julian, NC, won both the International Hot Rod Association and National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel Harley championships. These are the two top American championships and to me the most significant worldwide. It is an incredible feat and Jay may be the only man to win both IHRA and NHRA championships in the same year other than Lee Shepard winning Pro Stock in 1972. The story of all these fuel bike championships goes back almost 40 years. And Jay’s family was a key factor in why we have so many fuel bike teams in our area. They gave folks a track to race on and fans heroes to cheer for at Farmington Dragway. “My Dad (Jim Turner) and Frankie Moore started motor-

cycle drag racing at Farmington Dragway in 1978,” Jay said. That was probably one of the first tracks in the Southeast to hold motorcycle races. The track had been closed for years. Dad and Jerry Joyce rented it and re-opened the track. They


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started doing motorcycle drags once a month to increase business.” “I was 11 years old and thought that was cool. I thought they were cooler than the cars. I gravitated toward motorcycles, Harleys, and fuel bikes. I was working at the track, sweeping the bleach box, handing out time slips, whatever Dad needed me to do. Frankie built me a little 350 Honda that I raced for a couple years when I was 13 to 14.” While serving a tour in the U.S. Army, Jay’s parents bought Piedmont Dragway near Greensboro, NC. When he got out, he wanted to get back on the strip and on a fuel bike. After all Jay grew up at the drag strip in the best possible environment and got to know the early greats of the sport, Elmer Trett, Ray Price, Jim McClure, Bill Furr, and more. Jay jumped on a fuel bike early in his career. “It was like being the bat boy for Babe Ruth then going on to become a baseball player,” Jay said. “They all had a major influence on my start in racing and everything I’ve done. They all helped me out in one way, shape, or form to build a little Ironhead Sportster. I got on the track and wasn’t any good, didn’t really know what I was doing. They would tell me how I was screwing up and what to do better. They would come to the pit and see what I was doing and fix my mess.” Jay got serious about fuel bike racing in 1989 when he entered a Pro Fuel machine in what is now called Nitro Funny Bike. “I got a chassis from Bill Furr, heads from Jim McClure, engine parts from Elmer Trett and pieces and parts from other people,” he said. “Then Bill put the puzzle together into a fuel bike. I went out and tore it up about every time I raced.” “Worked my way up and talked myself into riding other people’s bikes. I rode for Ray Price a little while. I hooked up with Bobby Buckley, who I still race with now and is one of my biggest supporters. He was the first one to get me on a good bike. We won the 1999 and 2000 IHRA championships,” Jay said.

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By then Jay knew he wanted to race for a living but that’s something hard to figure out and do. When Johnny Mancuso decided to retire, Jay raced for him a couple years. I remember Johnny as a successful Harley-Davidson dealer running a very professional team. Jay learned a lot from him about the business side of racing. After that he decided to do it. Success followed the focused effort and Jay started making a name for himself as one of the sport’s best. He won the All Harley Drag Racing Association Pro Fuel title in 2007 and Top Fuel in 2010 plus a few American Motorcycle Racing Association championships. In 2014 with Mike Scott on one of the team bikes they took the IHRA title and Jay won it in 2015 and 2016. “I always worked with IHRA to bring back Top Fuel bikes,” Jay said. “Did exhibition races for a few years. Then they started running us as a class.” “In the Winter before the 2016 season I was looking at all the schedules,” he said. “The NHRA thing was 10 races with your best seven counting for points. I started writing all the dates down and thinking. I don’t know if I can pull this off or get the opportunity again, but I’m gonna make a run for both of them.” “Then Ray Price died and I ended up buying his inventory of race parts. That was a big deal for us, but it also cut me out of one of the races. I didn’t get to go to Pomona, California, for the first race of the year. That cut me back a race and meant I was only going to seven. When they count your best seven of 10, you are best to go to 10 races so you can throw three bad races away. That put us in a bind where we had to make the most of all our races.” “We put a bike together and went out and did a bunch of driving and won a bunch of races and took two championships. I wasn’t arrogant to say it would be easy or was gonna happen, but I said I’m gonna give it my best shot. I don’t know if I, or anyone else, will ever get the opportunity to do Continued On Pg 46

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Continued Fom Pg 45 it again. It was very satisfying when it all worked out like it did,” Jay said. To accomplish this amazing feat of drag racing, Jay ran eight IHRA races last year. He won four. They made seven NHRA races. Winning four of those. And he’s already started the 2017 season off by winning the first race at Pomona. “I never really take time to sit back and reflect because there is always something to do, more work to be done,” he said. “We just finished a monster around the clock build getting ready for the NHRA races. We started the first of December and built a whole new chassis. We’ve been steady at it, but then two weeks ago they announced the new NHRA program and we have to be in California this weekend. So, for the last 14 days I think I went home 3 or 4 nights. The rest of the time we just stayed at the shop.” “The championship bike is named Maddy. Named after Mike Lehman’s daughter Madeline. I picked it up last year. It had been sitting for a few years down in Florida. We completely rebuilt the whole thing. It’s a really nice bike. She’s a winner. Finds its way to the winner’s circle.” She has a Dixie Frame modified during the rebuild. Jay’s team builds the motors using the best parts from the best companies in the business. A B&J Two-Speed transmission helps put that 1,000 horse power to the dragstrip. “We have some product sponsors, but I’ve been fortunate to have always been surrounded by good people who help me out along the way when I need it,” Jay said. “And good custom-

ers. Most of my business is not racing, it’s maintaining other peoples’ bikes or hauling them to the track or renting them a bike. Some people have time to race and some people have the money to race and not the time. I can mix the two together.” I think that’s a win win for everyone. More people are able to race, more racers for the sanctions and the tracks. More racers for the fans to cheer down the strip. Customers are happy since they can show up at the track and have a good bike to race. Racers don’t have to maintain a shop, build a bike and deal with the logistics of racing. “There are some people responsible for me being where I am today. Number one is my parents. Dorothy is real important. I handle the racing part of our life and she handles everything else. And she does quite a bit. I’m very fortunate to have her. Coming up on twenty years of racing with Bobby Buckley and Benny Knott. Now that the Ray Price racing team isn’t operating any more Jeremy Hoy and Justin Heinle are coming with me. Mark Conner helped in 2016.” “I am proud to be from North Carolina and proud to be part of the history of North Carolina fuel bike racers and we are not stopping any time soon,” concluded future hall of famer Jay Turner.

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Pro Fueler,” Tyler said. 2016 was the first full year for Tyler on the Pro Fuel machine and his first national championship. Manufacturers Cup is mainly imports, but the Pro Fuel Class is where the Harleys shine. These are the smaller nitromethanefueled drag race bikes with 121 cubic inch engines, single-speed no transmission and gravity fed carburetor. “I have been very fortunate in the fact that I am able to sponsor myself, go and have fun and do something I love. I especially want to thank my cousin Billy Collins and my wife for all their hard work. None of this would be possible without them. I also want to thank Buddy Foss and Janette Thornley for all their support and encouragement,” he said. “I honestly did not set out last year thinking I would win a championship. This was actually my first full year on my new bike. After making the long journey to Memphis, I realized I might have a chance at this. So, we headed to Valdosta, Georgia, for the last race. Everything played out in my favor and the rest is history. Winning the Manufacturers Cup Championship was awesome, but the best part is all the great people I have met and the friendships I have made over the last several years.”


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king of England. By 1780, the war was not going well for the Patriots, and it had been fought to a virtual stalemate. The British wanted to get the southern Loyalists organized, and then assist in the northern campaign to unbalance the stalemate in the Loyalist’s favor. During recruiting, Ferguson didn’t want the “Mountain Men” living in the Appalachian Mountains to interfere so he

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By: Wally Wersching On Saturday, February 11th, the “Warriors For Christ” chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) held their annual “Run For The Son” breakfast fundraiser at the Carolina Chicken & More in Gaffney, South Carolina between 7AM and 10:30AM. “Warriors for Christ” is one of the newest chapters of the CMA. The members have been working very hard to become a sanctioned part of the CMA. I’ve known Roger, the president, and his wife, Carolyn, for many years. I consider them good friends. While I was there, we talked about the CMA, and what happens to the money collected. After the bill is paid for all the food cooked, 60% of the money raised goes to the CMA for distribution to their many worthwhile causes, and the rest stays with the local chapter. This fundraiser is the only one each year where some of the money stays with the local chapter. All other fundraising events during the year are for charities – not the local chapter. The CMA was started in 1975 by one man. It now has thousands of members with outreaches in more than thirty countries around the world. If you have not been to a CMA event, it’s a lot of fun. Meeting new people, and making new friends is what it’s all about. Go to: www.cmausa.org to learn more about the CMA, and any local events. After I finished eating, I walked outside to talk with Roger. It appeared that the fundraiser would be successful with more and more people coming in. Some of the bikers were going to another event in Shelby later in the

morning. I learned that it was a memorial run for Markie Boris – a young man who had just died. I planned on attending, too, even though I didn’t know him. I headed up Rt 18 to Shelby, and the Landmark Baptist Church – the meeting place for Markie’s memorial run. I was told that it would be leaving the church at noon so I arrived at about 11:15. I was the only one there so I parked, and waited. At about 11:30, two Gaston County Sheriff motorcycle cops rode in. We talked for a while as we all waited for the rest to arrive. When Markie Boris was born, doctors told his parents, Mark and Maggie Boris, he wouldn’t live past two years old. His heart had six defects, and was in the middle of his chest instead of on the left. Markie lived to become a student at Crest Middle School, and his father was a detective with the Shelby Police Department. Markie had more than 20 heart surgeries. Some of the latest were at the Boston Children’s Hospital. His parents moved to Boston to be closer to the heart specialists. Markie’s favorite saying was “Don’t Worry, I’ve Got This”. He was a remarkable young man who loved motorcycles, and the people who rode them. He lived to be 16 years old before he lost his fight for life. Other bikers began to arrive. Some I knew, and others I didn’t - but quickly


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Bros &Bro-ettes A lot of people are stuck in their own little world and we think everything is just fine and dandy. We think what we say and do is OK. BUT what would Jesus think? If someone says or does something you don’t like, how do you react? I don’t know about you, but sometimes my reactions and sayings aren’t pleasing to God. Just like the other day a homeless guy came in to the mission that I have gotten close to and I fixed him something to eat and he said I’m going back to my campsite and enjoy the nice weather, he wasn’t gone 5 minutes and someone jumped him and beat him up pretty bad. I know that the thoughts going around in my head weren’t pleasing to God, but I had to ask God for forgiveness. Thank the Lord, we have a loving and forgiving God. If you are saved and the Lord speaks to you about helping someone or even going somewhere, how would you react? Would you refuse and act like Jonah? He didn’t want to go and do like the Lord asked him to do and he ended up being swallowed up by a whale! I don’t think we’ll end up in a big ole fish’s belly, but it could be worse. If the Lord asks us to do something we should do it, because we don’t want to think we are OK, we want to know. Most people think they are OK with their standings with God. We all just need to sit down and think about it a little bit. God didn’t come here to condemn us, but to save us.

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By: Alan Dockery Photo by: Stephen Justice We have a new Carolina drag racer to cheer for and he has already won a national title. Mike Beland, Maiden, NC, is the American Motorcycle Racing Association 2016 Top Fuel Champion. Growing up in rural Western Massachusetts, Mike was an active guy and eager to take on the world. Two weeks after high school he was in Marine Corp Basic Training, and subsequently served for six years. After a few years working on cars and trucks at a dealership, Mike started his own business, A1 Cycles. For several years, he enjoyed the South Florida sunshine in West Palm Beach growing the reputation of A1 Cycles. Twenty-one years later and the shop is now in the Carolina foothills. Mike has an impressive custom and racing bike resume. His award-winning show bikes have been featured on the cover of five national magazines. He has done six pilot shows for Speed Channel and been featured on “Pinks” and “Pinks All Out.” He has also been on Air Talent for “Pass Time” and “Pinks All Out 2016.” Mike has been in several documentaries on the National Geographic and Travel Channel. For a few years in the mid-1990’s Mike drag raced in the Super Comp Bike Class at New England Dragway finishing in the top ten each year. Then he raced a few years on the local dirt track taking several class titles. From 2000 to 2005 he ran AMA Pro Flat Track earning a national expert license and competing in lots of main feature races aboard a Harley-Davidson. The current AMRA Top Fuel champ got back on the drag strip in 2006 for local bracket racing in Palm Beach. A couple years ago, Mike felt the need for nitromethane. He attended Johnny Vickers’ Hawaya Racing Pro

Fuel School and graduated at the top of his class. In 2015 he quickly earned Top Fuel licenses in both the International Hot Rod Association and the National Hot Rod Associations. In his first season, he won a race at Sonoma. CA. For 2016 Mike got real serious as he joined the Danny Johnson team riding one of the best machines in the country, thanks to his sponsor Shield Bright and associate sponsor Raising Hail Racing by David Wild. The Top Fuel Harley Mike rode is an incredible bike with a D.J. chassis holding a 182 cubic inch engine with a two-speed Lenco transmission and 14” wide rear slick. That slick takes a beating as it tries to put more than 1,000 horsepower from three gallons of nitro per pass to the track. Mike did well all season, winning the AMRA Bowling Green, Kentucky, race on the way to the association championship. Look for him at the drag strip in 2017 as he goes after the IHRA and the NHRA titles, too. Like all racers, Mike can use sponsors. If you want to help a North Carolina Top Fuel Harley team go after more championships, hit up Michael Beland on Facebook.


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PGR Mission For William Franklin Earwood WWII USMC By Wally Wersching William Franklin (Frank) Earwood 92, of Old Charles Road in Shelby, NC passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Peak Resources in Cherryville. He was born in Cleveland County, on July 29, 1924. When WWII broke out, he was just a boy but he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, and served in the South Pacific. After the war, he returned home to live a long fruitful life with many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was well thought of by his friends and relatives as a happy man who brought joy to everyone he touched. Frank loved to travel, and had visited every state but Alaska. The funeral service was held at 4 PM, on Friday, at StameyTysinger Funeral Home Chapel, in Fallston, NC. The entombment followed the service in the Rose Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum, Fallston. The Patriot Guard Riders were invited to participate in the services for Frank. I received the email notification on Thursday, January 19th. I wanted to be there to honor Frank so I checked the weather for Friday. It was supposed to be rain in the morning, and overcast the rest of the day with temps in the 50’s. I decided to wear warm clothes, and go – rain or shine. I arrived at the funeral home at about 2:30PM in the afterW W W .T H E G A R A G E A T R AY P R I C E . C O M

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that was draped over Frank was solemnly folded into the tight triangle. Then it was presented by a kneeling member of the honor guard to Frank’s wife. Then, the honor guard fired the three volleys, and played Taps on a trumpet. Whenever I hear Taps, I get a little emotional. The finality of the service sets in - that there is the body of a good man inside the casket – a Marine. I am always moved by the playing of Taps. It brings back memories of all the veterans who never made it home. The 3-volley salute is a ceremonial act performed at military funerals as part of the drill and ceremony of the Honor Guard. It consists of a rifle party firing blank cartridges into the air three times. It could be any number of riflemen. I have been to funerals where there was only a single rifleman firing the three volleys. The custom originates from the European dynastic wars, where the fighting ceased so the dead and wounded could be removed. Then, three shots were fired into the air to signal that the battle could resume. The three-volley salute should not be confused with the 21-gun salute (or 19-gun or 17-gun, etc.) which uses a battery of artillery pieces. When the honor guard was picking up their spent brass, we dissolved the flag line. We walked to the van and placed the flags into the flag bag. Then we all walked to our bikes, talked for a brief minute or two, and went home. Although there wasn’t a large group of PGR members, we were there to honor Frank for service to his country. Until we can honor the next passing veteran, we will stand ready.

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NC. I found the Hendersonville City Operations Building, the location for the class, and parked in the lot. After a few minutes, Officer Keith Quinn pulled up. I learned that he was from Gastonia, and would be my assessor during the class. He seemed very friendly, but I was still wary because he was a police officer, and all my encounters with the police have not been much fun. The rest of the class’s participants came, and we went into the building. The class started with Lieutenant Mike Visely as the instructor, and the six of us listening attentively. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and open about his experiences on the road as a motorcycle officer. There was a very interesting slide presentation. It differed from the MSF presentation with the showing of fatal crashes. We talked about how they happened, and how they could have

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!! A golfer playing in Ireland hooked his drive into the woods. Looking for his ball, he found a little Leprechaun flat on his back, a big bump on his head and the golfer’s ball beside him. Horrified, the golfer got his water bottle from his bag and poured it over the little guy, reviving him. “Arrgh! What happened?” the Leprechaun asked. “I’m afraid I hit you with my golf ball,” replied the golfer. “Oh, I see. Well, ye got me fair and square. Ye get three wishes, so whaddya want?” “Thank God, you’re all right!” the golfer answered in relief. “I don’t want anything, I’m just glad you’re OK, and I apologize.” With that, the golfer walked off without saying another word. “What a nice guy,” the Leprechaun says to himself. “I have to do something for him. I’ll give him the three things I would want... A great golf game, all the money he ever needs, and a fantastic sex life.” A year goes by and the golfer is back. On the same hole, he again hits a bad drive into the woods and the leprechaun is there waiting for him. “Twas me that made ye hit the ball here,” the leprechaun said. “I just want to ask ye, how’s yer golf game?” “Up until this moment my game has been fantastic!” the golfer answered enthusiastically. “I’m an internationally ranked golfer now.” He adds, “By the way, it’s good to see you’re all right.” “Oh, I’m fine now, thank yee. I did that fer yer golf game, you know. And tell me, how’s yer money situation?”, queried the Leprechaun. “Why, it’s just wonderful!” the golfer states. “When I need cash, I just reach in my pocket and pull out $100.00 bills I didn’t even know were there!” “I did that fer yee also. And tell me, how’s yer sex life?” The golfer blushes, turns his head away in embarrassment, and says shyly, “It’s OK.” “C’mon, c’mon now,” urged the Leprechaun, “I’m wanting to know if I did a good job. How many times a week?” Blushing even more, the golfer looks around then whispers, “Once, sometimes twice a week.” “What??” responds the Leprechaun in shock. “That’s all? Only once or twice a week?” “Well,” says the golfer, “I figure that’s not bad for a Catholic priest in a small parish.”

cuckoos – midnight!) The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him ‘midnight’….he didn’t seem pissed in the least! Whew, I got away with that one! Then he said, “We need a new cuckoo clock.” When I asked him why, he said, “Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times then said ‘oh shit’. Cuckooed four more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted. A London lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by an Irish cop. He thinks that he is smarter than the cop because he is a lawyer from London and is certain that he has a better education then any Irish cop. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Irish cop’s expense! Irish cop says, “License and registration, please.” London Lawyer says, “What for?” Irish cop says, “Ye didnae come to a complete stop at the stop sign.” London Lawyer says, “I slowed down, and no one was coming.” Irish cop says, “Ye still didnae come to a complete stop. License and registration, please” London Lawyer says, “What’s the difference?” Irish cop says, “The difference is, ye huvte come to complete stop, that’s the law. License and registration, please!” London Lawyer says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.” Irish cop says, “Sounds fair. Exit your vehicle, sir.” The London Lawyer exits his vehicle. The Irish cop takes out his baton and starts beating the living sh!t out of the lawyer and says, “Daeye want me to stop or just slow down?”

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While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came flooding back to the time I took me son out for his first pint. Off we went to our local pub only two blocks from the cottage. I got him a Guinness. He didn’t like it, so I drank it. Then I got him a Kilkenny’s. He didn’t like that either, so I drank it. By thet time I realized he just didn’t. Finally, I thought he might like some Harp Lager. He didn’t, I drank it. I thought maybe he’d like whiskey better than beer so we tried a Jameson’s. Nope! Drank it for him. In desperation, I had him try that rare Redbreast, Ireland ‘s finest. He wouldn’t even smell it. What could I do but drink it. By the time I realized he just didn’t like to drink, I was so smashed I could hardly push his stroller back to the cottage! Yesterday I was buying a large bag of Gravy Train dog food for Molly the wonder dog at

Two priests decided to go to Hawaii on vacation. They were determined to make this a real vacation by not wearing anything that would identify them as clergy. As soon as the plane landed they headed for a store and bought some really outrageous shorts, shirts, sandals, sunglasses, etc. The next morning they went to the beach dressed in their ‘tourist’ garb. They were sitting on beach chairs, enjoying a drink, the sunshine and the scenery when a ‘drop dead gorgeous’ blonde in a topless bikini came walking straight towards them. They couldn’t help but stare. As the blonde passed them she smiled and said “Good Morning, Father ~ Good Morning, Father,” nodding and addressing each of them individually, then she passed on by. They were both stunned. How in the world did she know they were priests? So, the next day, they went back to the store and bought even more outrageous outfits. These were so loud you could hear them before you even saw them! Once again, in their new attire, they settled down in their chairs to enjoy the sunshine. After a little while, the same gorgeous blonde, wearing a different colored topless bikini, taking her sweet time, came walking toward them. Again she nodded at each of them, and said “Good morning, Father ~ Good morning, Father,” and started to walk away. One of the priests couldn’t stand it any longer and said, “Just a minute, young lady.” “Yes, Father?” “We are priests and proud of it, but I have to know, how in the world do you know we are priests, dressed as we are?” She replied, “Father, it’s me, - Sister Kathleen.”


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