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Saturday, August 18th at 2pm Events* Include

Opening Ceremonies Armpit Serenade Hog Calls Redneck Costume Contest Shoot The Doe Drunk Tricycle Course Mud Pit Belly Flop Closing Ceremonies & Awards

he Music by T r Blackwate Jack Band

Hosted by Radical Randy Grand Prize: a Redneck pick me up truck & $300 2nd Place: $200 3rd Place: choice of a $100 Lube Gift Card or a date with Billy Bob’s Sister

Funds will be raised for Andrew Lake son of Gretchen Day & Chris Lake *events may vary Pinellas Park, FL • 727.572.WING (9464) • WWW.THELUBE.COM


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Table Of Contents

YOU DON’T SAY?

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8 LETTER FROM THE EDITORS 22 DIVA ANGELS 38 FROM THE PEN OF BIG AL 40 CHARLIE’S BACK YARD 42 DEW DROP INN 44 OL’ CHARLIE 3 FINGER

CLASSIC BIKE RAMBLINGS BY BOB DEMOSS

MONTHLY DEPARTMENTS 3 FRAN HAASCH 10-12 CRUISIN’ CALENDAR 15 FT SALES STAFF 26-27 CLASSIC RAMBLINGS 45 SPARE PARTS 60 ORLANDO MAP ADS

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FEATURES 21 28 28 29 33 36 37 46 47 48 50 56 59

NEW MONTHLY SHORT STORIES ON PEOPLE IN THE MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY

FLETCHERS HARLEY

MISS FULL THROTTLEVISION

2012 STRONG MAN PRODUCT REVIEW JACK WILLIES NOW OPEN FUNNY BONES CHRISTMAS IN JULY THUNDER CARTOON HOT SHOTZ THE WALL TEDDYS TRAVELS ABATE OF FLORIDA OUT AND ABOUT

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JIM’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON NOW SERVING CLEARWATER, LARGO, ST. PETE, PINELLAS PARK & MORE

CHECK OUT OUR COLOR CODED REGIONAL SECTIONS:

YELLOW - Tampa Bay Area • RED - Nature Coast Area • ORANGE - East Coast Area PURPLE - North Florida Area • BLUE - South Florida • GREEN - South West Florida


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Welcome to one crazy month! Not only is the month of August hot, muggy and full of thundershowers making it difficult to ride, this year we have the Republican National Convention in town! While having the Republican Party choose our area for this huge event is a honor, it will also be a huge "pain in the ass" for everybody! Roads will be closed, detours will be everywhere, buildings will be shut down to the public and our beautiful "piece of heaven" will be overrun by screaming conventioneers from Ohio, Wyoming, Nebraska, New York and all 50 states. On one hand the RNC will help our local economy in a big way as hotel rooms will be booked to the max, cab and limo drivers will be busy and restaurants should be swamped. The influx of people will help hundreds of businesses including convenience stores, coffee shops and even strip clubs! I guess with the economy the way it is we all should be happy and just put up with the traffic headaches! I know the police are ready for the RNC as they have new radios, vehicles, call centers and officers ready to go. Please make sure you respect all authority this month as they are under an extreme amount of pressure to make sure everything runs smoothly. Obey all traffic signs, watch out for special "convention only lanes" and don’t drink and ride. On other items it is a shock to hear that Fletcher’s Harley-Davidson is closing its doors after all these years. Fletcher’s was the very first ad I ever sold in Full Throttle Magazine and they have been an important part of this publication since day one. It won’t be the same looking through the book and not seeing the Fletcher name. They will be missed and I want to wish the entire Fletcher family good luck in their next endeavour. I want to wish Norma Fucito and my new grandson Tyler happy birthday’s this month! Tony and Tonya’s wedding was beautiful and I am looking forward to their big party next month! The Rays are still battling to make the post season and football season has started with training camps and pre-season games ... yes!!!

July was a great month all the way around! First of all, I GOT MARRIED, to my beautiful Wife Tonya Cianci. I am the luckiest man in the world to have found such a wonderful, amazing, loving, caring woman like her, Love you Beautiful, Strawberries! We will be having a Friday night get together at Quaker Steak and Lube in September for everyone to come out and party with us, there will be cake and live entertainment and much more! Stay tuned to the magazine and our Facebook page for the date and time! The Christmas in July Toy Run turned out better than it ever has before also this past month. With around 300 in attendance and everyone bringing multiple toys for the kids, every child there received a toy and we filled up a bin and a half full of toys. I was very happy to see the huge turn out as nobody is really thinking of it in the middle of summer, but there are kids in the hospital that would love some toys and need some cheering up. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in this heart warming event. LAMA Brandon showed up in full force as they usually do and we would like to give everyone who showed up and Jose Robles a big THANK YOU once again! We had a chance to attend two different kinds of events in the month of July. One of them was the Russ Albums benefit. Russ was a local radio DJ and was in a recent accident and needed our help with some bills. There were like ten different bands that played back to back at Harley’s that included headliners like Greg Billings and Bobby Friss. It was a great turn out and the place was packed. The second event was the 2012 Tampa Bay Strongman competition and Miss Fit Angel Physique Contest. Needless to say the place was packed all day and it seemed to be the hottest day of the year. The competitors in the Strong Man Competitions did a great job and the women in the Physique contest were in great shape and drew a huge crowd of spectators. Donnie Kiernan did a great job setting up all the events. We are already looking forward to next years contest! August is one of the hottest months of the year and there are not a huge amount of events going on but please be sure to mark the Redneck Olympics on your calendar August 18th at Quaker Steak and Lube. This is a fun time and the proceeds are going to a great cause, Baby Andrew Lake, the son of Gretchen Day who passed away recently from complications due to cervical cancer. The events that the contestants have to do will have you laughing all day long. Armpit serenade, paint ball shoot the doe competition, hog calls, mud pit belly flop, drunken tricycle course and much more! I would like to wish everyone going to Sturgis a safe trip. I know it is a very long ride to South Dakota from Florida. I would also like to wish my step-son Tyler a Happy 12th Birthday this month, one year away from a teenager! Please be careful out there while riding and make sure you have your rain gear handy. When it is blistering hot, be sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.


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SAT. AUGUST 4th - PLANT CITY BIKE FEST - Bike show registration from 5pm-7pm with Live Music, Restaurants, 50/50, vendors and MC'D by Radical Randy. For more info call 813-754-3707 or 1-800-760-2315 or plantcity.org SAT. AUGUST 4th - JESSICA'S FIGHT BENEFIT BLOOD & MARROW DRIVE - Saturday August 4th from 5-9 PM we will be holding a benefit "JESSICA'S FIGHT MARROW AND BLOOD DRIVE" at Quaker Steak and Lube located at 10400 49thST N. and US 19 Clearwater FL. Jessica T. Medrano (my eight year old daughter) was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 7th 2012. She is living at All Children's Hospital with her Mom, my wife, Gina Medrano who hasn't left her side since. Jessie is currently undergoing chemotherapy and will require a Bone Marrow Transplant shortly after her third cycle. 10x10 Vendor spaces available for a $25.00 donation. Please contact Todd Medrano @ 813-267-0623. SUN. AUGUST 5th - WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET, CAR & BIKE SHOW - Located at Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd. Steet (CR 478 & NW 3rd. St) Webster FL. 33597. Gates open 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM the 1st Sunday of every month rain or shine. General admission $5.00, children under 14 FREE. Show & Corral(for sale by owner) registration $10.00. Club/Organization Participation Award (10 or more vehicles registered) Trophies & Cash Prizes! Vendors welcome: outside 15' x 30' spaces $18; covered 10' x 10' $10. ATM provided by FL ATM SERVICES always on site. Contact: Jackie Smith. Email: websterswaps@ aol.com Info: 800-832-7396. Reservations: 352-6284656. www.myspace.com/webstercyclemeet AUGUST 10 - FULL THROTTLE FRIDAY BIKE NIGHT AT PEGGY'S CORRAL - 7pm-11pm (Aug 17 rain date) MC'D by Charlie Humphries with a 4 class ride in bike show drink specials and biker games. The 2nd Friday of every Month. For more info call 941-729-5442 AUGUST 11 - Honor a Vet Bowling Bash - 6-7pm Registration at AMF Bowling Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W, ph 813-401-1454. $15/per or $25.00 per couple. Fund raiser for SFC Aaron Cornelius and his daughter Gabby. They lost Aarons wife Leilani due to a long illness. Aaron was lost his sight due to an IED attack in Iraq. Prizes for First five high score finishers 50/50 / Raffle, info Mike or Debbie 941-803-8097, operationamericanpride60@yahoo.com. http://www.operationamericanpride.org.


TAMPA BAY florida AREA Full CRUISIN’ CALENDAR AUGUST 11 - Full Moon Poker Run - 5-7pm Registration at Louie's Grill & Bar, 7924 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, ph 941-758-8838. Riding for Pinellas County Foster Kids. Poker hands still $5 or 3 for $10, "August Special" show your "CHAINSAW" Patch or Tattoo and get a "FREE" extra hand (you must buy one to get 2nd hand fee). Best/2nd/3rd/Pot Luck = $100/$75/$50/$25. Ending at The Ageing Still, 11561 Walsingham Rd, Largo, ph 727-581-5466. 10:30pm Last bike in, 11pm Winners announced, 50/50, 2 Extra Card at Last stop $1.00 each, info Jeff 727-439-1722. www.suncoastbrotherhood.org. AUGUST 11 - MACKENZIE BENEFIT - Car and Motorcycle Show at Quaker Steak and Lube. Registration 10am and show starts at 12noon. Car and Bike pre-registration is $15 and day of show is $20. To pre-register call 727-287-8426 and leave a message. AUGUST 11 - DALE 1891 BIKE NIGHT - 11742 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. this is a great bike night and is growing every month! MC'D by Marilyn Menendez with drink specials and best bike prize from 5pm till ??? all rides and riders welcome. For more info call (813) 961-2121 AUGUST 12 - BAMA CANCER BENEFIT - at CJ's Saloon 9411 Hwy 301 South Riverview, FL 813-374-0373. Raffles, Give-a-ways, 50/50, Silent Auction and food! Bands will be Stiff upper Lip and Wikkid. For more info call Robin at 813-426-7319 or Christi 813-956-5490. AUGUST 18 - PINELLAS REDNECK OLYMPICS - at Quaker Steak & Lube 10400 49th Street. Events include Opening Ceremonies, Armpit Serenade, Hog Calls, Redneck Costume Contest, Shoot the Doe, Drunk Tricycle Course, Mud Pit Belly Flop, Closing Ceremonies and Awards. Music by Blackwater Jack Band. Hosted By Radical Randy. Grand prize is a redneck pick me up truck & $300, Second place is $200 and 3rd place is $100 lube gift card or a date with Billy Bob's Sister. ALL FUNDS RAISED will be going to Andrew Lake, Son of Gretchen Day and Chris Lake. For more info call Jeremy at 727-572-9464 AUGUST 18 - Bike Night at The Shops at Wiregrass - Wesley Chapel, FL. The Shops at Wiregrass invites motorcyclists from all over the Tampa Bay area to show off their bikes and admire others. The streets are lined with bikes on display as live entertainment performs. Attendees may purchase a mug for $10 and enjoy one free draft beer or soft drink as well as discounts at participating stores and restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Jason Ackerman Foundation. The Shops at Wiregrass 28211 Paseo Drive Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: 813-994-2242

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TAMPA BAY AREA CRUISIN’ CALENDAR AUGUST 18 - KAHUNAS BIKE NIGHT - From 6pm10pm with live music by the Project 9 band. MC'D by Charlie Humphries from Full Throttle Magazine. There will also be bike of the night trophies and food and drink specials! For more info call 727-5767800 SEPT. 8TH - 5th Annual Remebrance Ride and Patriot Day Observance - 10-11:15am Registration at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33619. Hosted by AMVETS Post 44. 12pm to 5 pm. $15/person or $25/2 includes BBQ dinner and entry to two grand prize drawings. Live music, vendors, bike show, auction, 50/50 and raffle prizes. Motorcycle rides to Veterans park starting from 5 locations. Registration from 10am, KSU 11:30am. James A. Haley VA Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL; AMVETS Post 9, 14540 Black Lake Rd, Odessa, FL; Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St N, Clearwater, FL; Lakeland Harley-Davidson, 4202 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL; AMVETS Post 301, Unit A, 2443 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL, info Rick, 813-8105001, rkjkski@hotmail.com. SEPT 8TH - Music and Motorcycles - 4-9pm at Downtown Zephyrhills, Downtown 5th Ave. Ride In Bike Show with Trophies & Cash Prizes, $10 per bike, register 4-6pm, 9pm trophies awarded. Huge Variety of Merchandise Vendors, Live Band, Food Court, Beer, Event T-shirts, Family Friendly; For Hotel Discounts or any questions call 813-780-1414, e-mail info@mainstreetzephyrhills.org . Website: www. mainstreetzephyrhills.org. Next festival scheduled for Nov 10th from 2-9pm, Veteran's Day Parade at 2pm, Music and Motorcycles - come salute our Veterans. SEPT 9TH - 3rd Annual Gratitude Ride - 8:459:45am Registration at Village Lakes Shopping Center. Ceremony 9:45. KSU at 10am. 65 mile ride to (3) fire & rescue stations in Pasco, just to say "Thanks for the work you do." Show these heroes of our community how we will NEVER FORGET, and how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make for us every day. After ride memorial BBQ at Hungry Harry’s in LOL. Event T-Shirts for sale, Music, 50/50, Raffle, Prizes. Proceeds benefit first responders & their families through the PCFD, info Dan Turner 813-9282160. www.PascoCountyChoppers.com.

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MONDAY: Beef O’ Brady’s 27315 W. Highway 54 Wesley Chapel, FL 813-994-1511 Port Bar 6670 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach 850-313-0302 TUESDAY: BOURBON STREET 4331 US 19 • NPR 727-807-7971 WEDNESDAY: Biff Burger 3939 49th Street N. St.Pete, FL 727-527-5297 CJ's SALOON 9411 Highway 301 South Riverview, FL 33578 813-374-0373 Quaker Steak & Lube 10400 49th Street N. Pinellas Park, FL 727-572-WING Raccoon’s Bar 3240 Lithia Pinecrest Valrico, FL 813-689-5079 The Rack - Brandon 1025 W. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, Fl 33511 813-571-7220

FULL THROTTLEVISION LIVE on your computer FullThrottleVision.com 7pm-8pm Hennessy's Bar & Spirits 127 forest Lakes Road Oldsmar, FL 813-8542255 Kahuna’s Bar & Grill 10515 Gandy Blvd. 727-576-7800 SATURDAY: Biff Burger 3939 49th Street N. St.Petersburg, FL 727-527-5297 SUNDAY: Peggy's Corral 4511 US Hwy 41 N Palmetto, FL 34221 941-447-9609 Porpoise Pub Bike Day 8701 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 727-3937616 Salvation Saloon Stix Billards 38529 US Hwy 19 Palm Harbor 937-9225

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Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grille At Brandon Harley (EVERY SUNDAY) 9847 Adamo Drive. Brandon, FL 33619 813-664-6888

Fox and Hounds Pub 229 E. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511 813-681-8877

Wahoo's on the Island 145 107 Avenue Treasure Island, FL 727-290-9856

St. Pete Pier Johnny Reno's 800 2nd Ave. NE. St. Pete

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BOURBON STREET Car & Bike Show Every 2nd Sunday 4331 US 19 • NPR 727-807-7971

Softail’s Bar Bike Night (2nd Sun of every month) 6032 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 727-395-9192

DALE 1891 Bike Night - 5pm-10pm 2nd Sat. of the Month 11742 N Dale Mabry Hwy Carrollwood, FL (813) 961-2121

Southside Choppers, Inc. Old School Swap Meet 1st Sat. of Every Month 2222 1st Avenue South St. Pete, Florida 33712 (727)328-1830 southsidechoppersinc. com

European Hair Designers 2412 Jim Redman Pkwy Plant CIty, FL 813-754-4141 Gunn Highway Flea Market 4th SUN. Every month 2317 Gunn Highway Odessa Fl. 33556 813-920-3181

Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grille At Brandon Harley THIRD THURS. 9847 Adamo Drive. Brandon, FL 33619 813-664-6888

Kahuna's Bike Night EVERY 3RD SAT. 10515 Gandy Blvd. St. Pete FL 33702 727-576-7800

Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grille At Brandon Harley (EVERY SUNDAY) 9847 Adamo Drive. Brandon, FL 33619 813-664-6888

Mugs 'N Jugs 4th Sunday Of Month 5811 US Hwy 19 N. Port Richey, FL 727-243-2647

Webster Westside Flea Market (First Sunday) 1-800-832-3477 352-628-4656

PJ'S Lounge (Last Sat. Of Month) 8603 N. Dale Mabry Tampa, FL 813-933-5414

If You have a bike event that takes place once a month please send us your info and we will list it here for FREE. Contact Kandice at Full Throttle Magazine or e-mail tonyc@floridafullthrottle.com

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TAMPA BAY AREA - Includes: Hillsborough, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Plant City & Zephryhills SALES & SERVICE AREA 52 Fort King Rd. Zephyrhills, FL 33542 813-782-0980 Barney’s Motorcycle Sales 10411 Gandy Blvd. St. Pete, FL 33702 727- 576-1148 Barney’s Of Brandon 9820 E. Adamo Dr. Tampa, FL 33619 813-628-9418 Bayou Motorcycle Repair 539 Grand Blvd. Trpn Sprgs 34689 727-934-4029 Big Boys Power Toys P.O. Box 7830 St. Pete, FL 33734 727-490-2655 Big Dog Motorcycles Tampa 9528 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-933-6571 Biker Burnout's 11203 49th St Unit D3 Clwtr, 33762 727-556-2696 BrandonOld Town Harley-Davidson 9841 Adamo Dr. Tampa, FL 33619 813-740-9898 Cahill’s 8920 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa, 33604 813-933-3528 County Cycles 3411 Cypress Terr N. Pinellas Pk,33781 727-522-4918 Creative Body Works 3888 Tampa Rd. Oldsmar, FL 34677 813-855-7066 Custom World 13100 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, 33612 813-971-3136 Cycle Masters 7601 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, 33604 813-231-3552 Cyclerama 7200 73rd St N. Pinellas Pk, 33781 727-546-0889 DAN'S AUTO SERVICE 2801 22nd Ave. N. St. Pete, 33713 727-821-4179 Dead Sleds 12006 US Hwy 41 S. Gibsonton, 33534 813-677-2031 Ellis Race Engineering 4655 73rd. Ave N. PinellasPk, 33781 727-546-5674 Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay 8509 Gunn Hwy Odessa, FL 33556 813-926-9937 Fletcher’s Harley-Davidson 17129 US Hwy 19 N. Clwtr, 33764 727-535-1844 Fletcher’s on the beach 487 Mandalay Ste. 107 Clwtr Beach, FL 727-446-1844 Greg’s Custom Cycle WORKS 1141 Court Street, Clwtr, 33756 727-461-4840 Harley-Davidson of Tampa 6920 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, 33614 813-886-7433 Hawes Custom Cycles 1418 East 98th Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-915-0180 Hawgspital 6955 US Hwy 19 N. Pinellas Pk, 33781 727-527-2221

House Cycle World 7822 N. Dale Mabry Ave. Tampa 33604 813-884-0883 Iron Horse Motorsports 13805 W. Hillsborough Tampa, 33635 813-854-5611 Jim’s Harley-Davidson 2805 54th Ave N. St. Pete, 33714 727-526-JIMS LAST CHANCE CYCLES 10341 E. Hwy 92 Tampa, FL 33610 813-664-6710 Manor Cycles 1665 S. Myrtle Ave. Clwtr, 33756 727-588-0786 Performance HONDA 28009 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Wesley Chapel Fl 33543 813-973-1888 www.performancehonda.net Performance Specialists 12820 Daniels Dr Clwtr, 33762 727-572-5755 Performance Twin 2279 Tall Pines Dr Largo, FL 33771 727-539-8946 Power Sports 14996 US Hwy 19 N. Clwtr, 33764 717-536-4791 Profile Customs 27839 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater, FL 33761 727-726-3030 S&M Bike Shop LLC 370 Prairie Industrial Pkwy Mulberry, FL 33860 863-425-5090 smbikeshop.vpweb.com Savage Powersports 29747 US Hwy 19 N.Clwtr, 33761 727-771-1211 SOUTHSIDE CHOPPERS 2222 1st Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 727-328-1830 St. Pete Kawasaki 3450 34th St St. Pete , FL 33713 727-521-4626 Syd’s Cycle 6600 Haines Rd. St. Pete, FL 33702 727-522-3333 Tampa V-Twin 16336 N. Florida Ave. Lutz, FL 33549 813-962-3856 THE RIDE FACTORY 2101 N. 22nd St. Tampa,FL 33605 813-247-1166 Thunder Bay Cycles 124 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tpa, 33604 813-232-6661 XTREME POWERSPORTS 1019 U.S. 301 S. Tampa, FL 33619 813-626-6060

BIKER FRIENDLY BARS & RESTAURANTS Anclote Boat Club 1761 CR 71 Trpn Sprgs 34689 727-938-9566 BANANA BOAT 5858 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 727-531-9670 BAR 145 7717 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 727-230-4933 Beef O’Brady’s 2418 James L. Redman Pkwy. Plant City 813-757-0300

Beef O’Brady’s 27315 W. Hwy 54 Wesley Chapel, 33544 813-994-1511 Biff Burger 3939 49th St N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710 727-527-5297 Big Dog’s Patio 103 N. Palmer Street Plant City, 33565 813-759-2704 Big Shots 3934 49th Street St. Pete, FL 727-525-7468 BUFFALO CITY BAR Park St. N. & 54th Ave. N. (Publix Plaza) St. Pete., FL 727-549-9464 CAFE RACER 15045 Madeira , Madeira Bch, 33708 727-398-7656 Camden’s Yard 2827 16th St St. Pete, 33709 727-895-1129 CHAMPION'S BBQ 12150 Seminole Blvd. Largo, FL 727-585-4900 Cop Shop - Oldsmar 3780 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL 813-855-1052 Coyote Ugly Saloon 1722 East 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 813-228-UGLY DC’s Downtown 110 Tarpon Ave Trpn Spgs 34689 727-938-5952 Eagles Nest 1208 Alt. 19 N. Tpn Springs, 34689 727-938-3465 Fox and Hounds British Pub 229 E. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511 813-681-8877 G-PEPPERS 8745 Gunn Hwy. Tampa, FL 33556 813-920-3439 Gulf Port On The Rocks 5413 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport, 33707 727-321-8318 Harlies 7020 49th St N. Pinellas Pk, 33781 727-527-5214 HenNessey’s Bar 127 Forest Lake Blvd. Oldsmar, 34677 813-854-2255 Idle Spur 1351 Cleveland St Clwtr 33766 727-442-7787 JACK WILLIE'S 1013 St. Petersburg Drive West Oldsmar, FL 34677 813-854-1972 Kahuna’s 10515 Gandy Blvd. St. Pete, 33702 727-576-7800 LA Hang Out 16411 N. Florida Ave. Lutz, FL 33549 813-964-5631 LONG BAR PUB & GRILLE 5929 Memorial Hwy. Baycrest Center Tampa, FL 33615 813-890-9059 Lenoce’s Restaurant 13949 W. Hillsbrgh Oldsmar, 34677 813- 814-2764 MaCDADDY's 4685 28th St. N. St. Pete, FL 727-521-9514 Marsha’s Wayside 4021 54th Ave N. St. Pete, 33714 727-525-5910

Nap’s Bar & Grill 5206 S. Mac Dill Ave. Tampa, FL 33611 813-835-5086 Oasis saloon 4218 E 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 813-247-2735 P.J.'S LOUNGE 8603 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL33614 813-933-5414 Pastino’s Grill & Pizzeria 1750 Clwtr-Largo Rd Largo, 33756 727-559-0506 PEABODY'S 15333 Amberly Drive Tampa, 33647 813-972-1725 Playmakers Bar & Grill 10637 117th Dr. N. Largo, FL 33773 727-399-2707 PROUD LION PUB 124 West Fletcher Tampa, FL 33612 813-933-3555 Quaker Steak & Lube 10400 49th Street N. Clwtr, 33762 727-572-WING Raccoon’s Bar & Grill 3240 Lithia Pincrst Rd. Valrico, 33549 813-689-5079 SATURDAY'S PUB & GRILL 1148 US Hwy. 19 Holiday, FL 727-937-0400 Shadracks 114 8th Ave. St. Pete Bch, FL 33708 727-360-8279 Softails Bar 6032 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, 33772 727-395-9192 Sportster's Bar and Grill 10637 117th Ave N., Largo 727-392-6801 Sundown Saloon 12553 Ulmerton R. Largo, FL 33773 727-593-9291 TARPON SPRINGS PUB 955 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 727-422-0950 TAMPA BAY SPORTS GRILLE 13910 W. Hillsbrgh Ave. Tampa, 33635 813-891-6839 TEDESCO'S FLAME BROILED 437 Central Ave. St. Pete , FL 33701 727-894-2802 THE HOGPEN SALOON 8001 E. Broadway, Ampa, FL 33619 813-621-6482 TROTTI'S LOUNGE 540 Main Street, Saftey Harbor, FL 727-726-8044 TWILIGHT TAVERN 4607 Mile Stretch Dr. Holiday, FL 727-942-2004 TWIN HORSE SALOON 2747 53rd Ave. N St. Pete 727-942-2004 Uncle Fat’s Pub 8745 Temple Terr. Hwy Temple Terr. 813-988-2494 WHISKEY DEPOT 8220 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 727-531-5401 Wild Indian Saloon 1158 7th Street NW Largo, FL 727-588-7660

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Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, announced the release of its Bluetooth® Stereo Headset and Intercom for Scooters and Motorcycles, the SMH5. The SMH5 is designed with Bluetooth v3.0 technology and allows riders to wirelessly make mobile calls, listen to stereo or mp3 player music or audio instruction of GPS navigation. Riders can also effortlessly hold conversations with another motorcyclist or the passenger via the SMH5’s two-way, multi-pair Bluetooth intercom system. “The SMH5 shares many of the award-winning features our customers love about our flagship SMH10 Bluetooth Headset and Intercom, and comes in at a very accessible price point for all riders,” said Tae Kim, President and CEO of Sena Technologies, Inc. “We listened to and made sure we addressed the needs of motorcycle and scooter riders looking for optimal capability in a wireless communication device. We feel the SMH5 offers many features missing from other Bluetooth devices designed for motorcyclists.” Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0 and its advanced digital processing technology, riders will find the Sena SMH5 to offer the best audio quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Motorcyclists who wear gloves while riding may appreciate the easy-to-access and intuitive button and dial operations. Riders may hold conversations at normal volume with a passenger or another motorcycle rider, spanning a distance of one-quarter mile in open terrain via the multi-pair intercom capability. The SMH5 also supports

the Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), so one may not only listen to the music wirelessly over Bluetooth, but also remotely control music playback on compatible Bluetooth audio devices. In addition, the integrated audio booster of the SMH5 provides sufficient sound level for the best sound experience in noisy environments, and the SMH5 may be charged while in use. The SMH5 retails for $129.00 for a single kit, $249.00 for a dual kit and is available, along with Sena’s line of other Bluetooth products, at retailers throughout the country, as well as online at www. senabluetooth.com. About Sena Technologies, Inc. Sena Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Bluetooth communication devices, including Bluetooth motorcycle intercom. Since its first and flagship product, the SMH10 Bluetooth intercom/headset for Motorcycle helmets, Sena has been a leading provider of Bluetooth communication systems for power sports and other outdoor activities. Sena offers its products worldwide through its global network of distributors, retailers and OEM partners. For more information on Sena Technologies, Inc. and its products, please visit www. senabluetooth.com. Follow them on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/senabluetooth or on Twitter @senabluetooth. For media inquiries, please contact Ciara Green at (951) 719-1040 or media@ senabluetooth.com. For The Editor - On A Personal note these are great for riding in groups and trying to communicate between everyone. Also allowing to make or recieve a phone calls while riding. One of the impressive things about the headsets are how loud they are and how easy it is to hear. I have used a similar headset like this in the past and could barley hear the person talking on the other end. These mount very quickly, are easy to understand how to use and are loud enough to hear each other. Also they have a nice feature so that when you are riding with gloves on, it is simple to answer or make a call by pressing the large buttons and dial. I highly recommend the SMH5 by Sena Technologies if you are looking for a good bluetooth/intercom system while riding! Tony C.


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As usual, another busy month for the Divas! We did a lot of riding last month and it was fantastic. We rode to Tarpon Springs for the day as well as other destinations north. We also held our annual Horny Devil Ride which could not have turned out better. Some of our Diva’s also received their 5 year pin and certificate this past month. Donna DeFant, the President of our organization, presented them with it at Quaker Steak & Lube. We always love toy runs and always participate in the Full Throttle's Christmas in July Toy Run as it is near and dear to our hearts. Tony C. and the staff at Full Throttle pull out all the stops to make dreams come true for the children at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kudos to everyone at FT! On a side note, the Diva Angels would like to congratulate Tony and Tonya Cianci on their wedding, best wishes to you both! A real treat for the Diva’s was the opportunity to work the Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney concert at the Raymond James Stadium. Not only did we do

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The 35th President.........Honor and Duty and Motor Units............ It amazes even me sometimes what path some of my motorcycles take me down when trying to write something that you, my history hungry readers would find interesting and maybe at the least entertaining. So there I sat in my bike barn cleaning my 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado LAPD bike, and as I polished the chrome siren I thought of the pursuits this bike may have been in and the law and order it helped enforce. Los Angeles had some high profile events going on in 1974 when my bike entered service. Patty Hearst had been kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army and six SLA members had been killed in a shoot out with LAPD. The L.A. Dodgers would win the NL West and John Lennon and Paul McCartney did their first recordings together since the beatles broke up in 1970 in the famous "Lost Weekend" that Lennon spent in L.A. But the biggest story would be the return of the resigned (and soon pardoned) President Richard M. Nixon, who would be escorted by no less than 24 LAPD motor units to his home in San Clemente, Calif. And I thought to myself, was my original LAPD motor unit part of any of this significant history in its service life? Chasing Patty Hearst, escorting the Dodgers bus? or as I like to think, part of the ex president's motorcade taking Nixon on that long lonely ride home and into history. You see the first images of police motorcycles I remember as a kid were JFK's motorcades. Kennedy was really the nation's first "television" president and he knew its value. He was also a very handsome and charismatic leader who knew the crowds loved to see him and that, televisions were in fact flying off the shelves and into voters homes. It was a changing time in America. Crowds at government events were getting bigger, more divided and dangerous.The blue 1961 Lincoln limousine Kennedy rode in would be the last unarmored and unreinforced convertible Presidential limousine ever made. After JFK's death, it became a very different time in America, it suddenly became much more important to protect the President then to see him. And this my friends is where the local law enforcement motor units come into play. For it falls to the local police departments to assist the Secret Service in protecting a Presidential motorcade,and still to this day the motor unit makes up more than half of the vehicles involved in one.

It was 4 days before JFK would be assassinated at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, the date was Nov. 18th. 1963 when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's plane would touch down at Mac Dill Air Force Base. He and General Paul D. Adams would sit in the very same Lincoln that he and his wife Jackie would be in on that fateful day in Dallas.The motorcades in Texas needed Jackie. For you see they made an amazingly photogenic couple and the campaign needed the Texas voter. The Tampa motorcade route would begin after a speech at Al Lopez Field. It went south on Dale Mabry then turned east and ran 5 miles up Grand Central Avenue to Franklin Street. Winded it's way around to Howard Avenue and stopped at the Fort Homer Hesterley Armory where he would deliver another speech. Then back to Grand Central Avenue and west to the International Inn (now the InterContinental). After another 20 minute speech back to Grand Central Avenue and then return to MacDill. In JFK's entire presidency this would be his second longest motorcade route, eclipsed only by his famous Berlin, Germany trip. On this entire route JFK was guarded front, back and all sides by the Tampa Police Department Motor Officers, 34 motor units in all on that sunny day in November. I recently talked with retired TPD motor officer Russell Groover (who with officer Ronald Barber) were chosen to be the two motor units closest to JFK. The FBI and Tampa Police started recieving threats against the President two weeks before his landing. Two days before the President's arrival when asked by the Secret Service "If anyone breaks through this perimeter you are to take them out. How would you do this?" Without thinking, officer Groover said "I'd hit them with my motorcycle". With hands needed to operate the motor unit and the possibility of a stray bullet into the crowd, it was the correct answer. Officer Barber agreed and they had their two "lead" men to the left and right of our 35th President. Officer Groover drew a detailed diagram of the TPD motor unit deployment. It was a very closely spaced diamond of 7 units around JFK's car and the remaining 23 boxing in that formation. He also commented that in every multi story building along the motorcade there were police or military stationed on every floor and the roof. At Mac Dill, president Kennedy thanked every officer personally and with a handshake, for Tampa did its job well and JFK boarded Air Force One without incident. The motor units are of immense value in a motorcade due to narrow road lanes and crowded conditions. They can pass, drop back and are a great tool to "push" back an overzealous crowd from the Presidential cars in such limited space. While moving the motorcade along at about 11 mph. And when bracketing JFK's Presidential limo, they would block dangerous sight lines. I don't think there's a shot of Kennedy's limo in most motorcades that you can't see 2 or more motor units.

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motorcade stills of local media legend Tony Zappone and not see a Dallas or Tampa motor unit near President Kennedy. But, on that Black Friday Nov. 22nd 1963, the 22 motor officers of the Dallas Police Department would be front and center of so many different events that it could and does fill books. In the last moments of the President's life you see DPD motor units leading JFK around the 120 degree left turn towards the Texas School Book Depository, then the 4 motor units behind him, then chaos. It would be DPD motor officer B.W. Hargis who would lay his bike down in a rush to the infamous "grassy knoll"with his service revolver drawn. It would be a DPD motor officer Marion L. Baker who would rush to the Texas School Book Depository and find Lee Harvey Oswald on the second floor only to have Oswald's supervisor vouch for him as an employee there, and amid all the confusion the officer would continue to the sixth floor looking for the shooter. And it would be motor officer Pic of me and Retired Motor Officer Russell Groover H.B. McClain who at Parkland Hospital would get a grief at Brooksville FL. May 24th 2010 stricken Jackie Kennedy to release her protective shield of her husband and let doctors remove him from the back but it's the most highly visible service they perform and a seat of the limo and he then would escort her into the dangerous one too. Just in the past few years a motor officer emergency room. Even after that day they would figure escorting President Bush and most recently Hillary Clinton into the books, investigations and commission reports. (in Dallas) were killed in the line of duty. But like mounted A quote from DPD motor officer B.J.Martin "They told us officers and K9 units they have a different connection and out at Love Field right after Kennedy's plane landed... Well a different mind set. Motor officers, like us, are exposed to while Kennedy was out shaking hands with all the well the same dangers. The left turners, rain, snow and wind wishers at the airport Johnson's Secret Service people and they basically ride bikes just like ours. But now, due came over to the motorcycle cops and gave a bunch of to budget problems and cut backs, they are becoming an instructions. They ordered us into the damdest escort endangered occupation in all but the biggest cities. What is formation I'd ever seen. Ordinarily, you bracket the car written here are just some facts about how 2 different mowith four motorcycles, one on each fender, but this torcades being protected by motor officers all did their duty, time, they told the four of us assigned to the President's carried out what they were instructed to do (right or wrong) car there would be no forward escorts. We were to stay and put their lives on the line. Just as all police whether on 2 well back and not let ourselves get ahead of the car's rear wheels, 4 wheels or 4 legs wheels under any do every day in cities big circumstances. I'd and small. To all of you Photo: Tony Zappone President Kennedy departing Mac Dill never heard of a officers out there, thank TPD Motor officers foreground formation like that, you and be safe. Oh by much less riden in the way, remember that one, but they said road JFK put so many they wanted to let miles on that 18th. day of the crowds have an November, Grand Central unrestricted view Avenue? Well, in 1964 it of the President. was renamed by a unaniWell, I guess mous vote by the Tampa somebody got an City Council.....to John unrestricted view F. Kennedy Boulevard of him all right. In or as you may know the 1979 House it as you ride your Select Commitee motorcycle, Kennedy on Assassinations Blvd. As you do ride report (volume down that boulevard of 11,pg.529)it stated memories just remem"The Secret Serber that sometimes you vices's alteration of never know when you the original Dallas are riding into history. Police DepartBy Robert De Moss ments motorcycle deployment plan prevented the use of maximim possible security precautions. Surprisingly, the I would like to thank Tony Zappone of Tampa who at age 16 security measure used in the prior motorcades during same took the pictures of JFKs motorcade in Tampa and has an Texas visit 11/21/63 shows the deployment of motorcycles amazing photo and journalistic career. I urge you to read in Dallas may have been uniquely insecure, and goes on to his Wikipedia bio. and go to his link which contains his story cite the very secure formations at Tampa, San Antonio and and all photos of JFK's Tampa visit "JFK, As I remember him" Fort Worth on the days leading up to Dallas. I would like (Type jfktampa1) into your search bar. Also a big thank you you to know this article isn't written to stir up conspiracies to retired motor officer Russell Groover of Brooksville who or create government mistrust, this is a motorcycle article besides protecting Tampa and training TPD officers for 15 and is not a place for my religion or politics or "theories". years was located on JFKs left rear fender on that 18th day No it's to show the danger motor units and the officers face of November escorting the President's motorcade. Please and how they think and act. But It's also about how two look for his book "Tales from the streets of Tampa" about his motorcade units played a pivotal role in American history years as a TPD motor officer and book review coming in Full that one week in November of 1963. Motorcade escort is Throttle. not the main duty of the local law enforcement motor units,


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The Miss Full ThrottleVision contest was held at Kahuna's Bar and Grill on Saturday July 21st and we had a HUGE turn out! If the rain's didn't come when they did, we would have run out of room for parking, it was that busy. We had 13 amazing ladies join in the $1,000 "B" cup and under bikini contest for Miss Full ThrottleVision 2012. We would like to thank Rick from Florida's Finest Bikini Babes and Miss Nicole Spencer who won the contest! Keep your eyes out for our next FTV bikini contest "C" cup and bigger contest and our Mr. Full ThrottleVision Contest!

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The 2012 Tampa Bay Strong Man Competition and Miss Fit Angel Physique Pageant was a huge hit bringing out the masses to Quaker Steak and Lube. It was a very hot day but the contestants were pulling trucks, flipping tires, lifting logs and much more. It made for a really great show and was different. The winners can all be seen below and as few of the Miss Fit Angel Physique contestants can be seen to the left. Full Throttle handled the ride in bike show and gave all the money we collected to the wounded warrior foundation. We are looking forward to this event again next year!


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Jack Willie’s has re-opened with a great new atmosphere and a wonderful family running the show. The Garrick family has taken over Jack Willie's as the new owners and have made some very nice changes that are going to make it a destination to visit once again! First thing you notice when you pull up to Jack Willie's is the special parking for bikes and the huge tiki hut out front with the wooden bar/ship under it. It’s a great place to sit and eat lunch or dinner right on the water. When you walk in the front door you notice the newly remodeled bar and refurbished wood floors. The Garrick Family is also very proud of the newly remodeled kitchen and appliances that make it a top shelf place to eat and enjoy the wonderful Florida weather. This family knows how to make a great restaurant work as they also own Crackers Bar and Grill in Crystal River for 26 years. Jack Willie's is a full liquor establishment that is open for lunch and dinner with happy hour from 5pm-7pm Mon-Fri and live music on the weekend. They also have a back room that can cater to events and meetings if you are looking for a place to hold your events. Jack Willie's will also be starting a monthly bike night on the First Thursday of every month starting September 6th. Teddy James

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Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby was the first to respond. As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, ‘I come home to find all my house broken into and all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman.” **************************************** A guy is in his back yard trying to launch a kite. He threw the kite up in the air, the wind would catch it for a few seconds, then it would come crashing back down to earth. He tried this a few more times with no success. All the while, his wife is watching from the kitchen window, muttering to herself how men need to be told how to do everything. She opened the window and yelled to her husband, ‘You need a piece of tail.’ The husband turned around with a confused look on his face and said, ‘Make up your mind. Last night, you told me to go fly a kite.’

It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds.. As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car. He stopped and asked them why they were sitting there in the car or were they trying to steal it?

Bubba had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition. It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been ‘Heavens no officer, we bought it.’ able to walk on water on their 18th birthday. On that special day, they’d each walked across the lake A bit confused the officer said, ‘Then why don’t you drive it away.’ to the bar on the far side for their first legal drink. One old lady answered, ‘We can’t drive.’ So when Bubba’s 18th birthday came around, he and his pal Clete, Now even more confused, the officer said, Well then why did you bother to buy it?’ took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Bubba stepped out of the With a smile the old lady said, ‘We were boat and nearly drowned! told that if we bought a used car here we’d get screwed …..............so we’re just waiting! Clete just barely managed to pull him to safety. Furious and confused, Bubba went to see his ******************************************* grandmother. One day long ago, a man and woman got ‘Grandma,’ he asked, “It’s my 18th married. The man told the woman that birthday, so why can’t I walk ‘cross there would always be a box under the bed but to never look into it. So they were the lake like my father, his father, married for 40 years and the woman never and his father before him?” looked in the box. On the morning of their 40th anniversary, the wife looked Granny looked deeply into Bubba’s in the box. In the box, there was about troubled brown eyes and said, 300 dollars in small bills, and 3 empty beer bottles. At dinner that evening, “Because your fathe woman just had to ask. So she did, ther, grandfather she asked “what are those beer bottles and great-grand- for, you know, in the box under father were all the bed?” The man said, oh no, you born in Janu- looked. OK, Every time I’ve been ary, when the unfaithful to you, I chugged a beer lake is frozen. and put it in the box. You were born in The wife says, well for forty July, you years, that’s not so bad. At idiot!” night, the woman was having a bad night, she could not get to sleep, something was bug**************** ging her. Then she remembered. She shook awake her husband and asked, what was Evening news is the money for, though. The where they begin guy says, what? The lady says, you with ‘Good eveknow, the money in the box. The ning’, and then guy says, well, every time the box proceed to tell filled up, I took it in and got money for the bottles. you why it isn’t.


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This was one of the best turnouts we have had at our Christmas in July Toy in in a few years! We were very proud to have around 130 bikes on the run this year and large amount of people on the ride. We gave all the kids that were at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital toys and still filled a bin and a half for the other kids! This is one of those events you do that makes you feel great and can bring a tear to your eye. We would like to thank the hospital and Fran Haasch for sponsoring this awesome toy ride. We would also like to thank everyone who attended and LAMA Brandon for coming out as they do every year with a large group! We will be doing this run again in December and we are looking to have a police escort! Stay tuned to Full Throttle For info and go to our facebook page to see more pictures from this event. Tony Cianci


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It's that time again for the world's longest yard sale in August. It starts on the 1st Thursday of August and you can shop until to you drop. It starts from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and ends in Ohio. No way to see it all in one week and it is ever changing. If you can't find it there, you just can't find it. As you travel there are BBQ stands, fish pork and chicken. There are national parks all through the trip. I once saw a biker set up a tent on the side of the road and sell pocket knives. Maybe even some armadillo on the side of the road. But it's all good - it's a great ride on a bike but you should have a pickup or a van as a Future Biker Of chase vehicle to haul your finds home as you will be America - Olivia tempted by something you cannot pass up! I wrote about how some people get nick names. Maybe I can get some help naming a person who I helped get a bike. He borrowed a couple thousand several (5 plus years) years

ago because he really wanted the bike. He kept promising to make it good but he won't return my calls or call me anymore. I heard he got a $50,000 insurance settlement but I never got a nickel. I have a picture of him that maybe I can put in next month's article. I will tell you more about how he owes an old man nearly 80 years old. Is that abusing the elderly. Maybe he is just waiting for me to die. We need to come up with a nick name for this guy. When we come up with a nick name for this guy, I will let you know who he is. Steve, see you soon...

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Lady Gaga has a new perfume on the market. The fragrance is called “Fame” and the pop star posed naked for the national ad campaign. In the ad, Gaga is nude with an army of tiny men climbing over her body. The black & white photo was shot by Steven Klein and is quite sexy!

RUH ROH SCOOBY!!! This is sure to piss off all you pet lovers .... NFL quarterback Michael Vick is getting a puppy for his children! That’s right, the same Michael Vick who was in prison for operating a dog fighting business is getting a canine pet! He was prohibited from owning a dog the last three years but that is about to run out. Let’s hope he learned a lesson and will be a responsible pet owner.

THE RICH GET RICHER According to a report from the “Economic Policy Institude”, the six heirs to Sam Walton’s Wal-Mart fortune are said to have as much wealth as the combined sum of the lowest-earning 40% of all Americans! That’s equal to 48.8-million households! Wow ... just think 99.9% of those low-earning people all shop at Wal-Mart!

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An Austrailian judge ordered a Sydney multi-millionaire to honor a $3.25-million prenuptial agreement, despite his argument that his ex-wife was a gold-digging, ex-stripper who used sex to lure him into a loveless relationship. I often wonder how rich people are so damn stupid! This guy met her in a strip club in 1998, lived together and got married in 2005, signed the pre-nup and now says he was “lured” into the relationship? Pay the money and shut up!

DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES According to a survey done by the Motorcycle Industry Council, there are 7.2-million women motorcycle operators in the United States and that’s 27 percent of all bikers!

MOMS BLOWING UP MY PHONE Actress Demi Moore may soon be facing a restraining order .... from her three daughters! Tallulah, Scout and Rumer don’t want anything to do with “Mommy Dearest” because they have stayed friends with Demi’s ex-husband Ashton Kucher and that pisses Demi off. She keeps calling, texting and e-mailing her children and they want it to stop!

OCTOMOM PACKS THE HOUSE Nadya Suleman (aka: Octomom) made her debut as a stripper last month at Playhouse South in Hallendale, Florida. You wouldn’t think that anybody would want to see a 37-year old mother of 14 children, on stage naked but over 400 people packed the club to see Nadya do her thing! She was reported to receive $5,000 for two, twelve minute sets. She would also collect tips, sell photos and charge $25 for photographs. Hey, a moms gotta make a living!

SPLISH SPLASH CHA CHING Last but not least, a company based out of Tampa, Florida “Odyssey Marine Exploration” recovered 48 tons of silver bars from the wrecked ship “SS Gairsoppa” that was sank by a German U-Boat in 1941. The silver is said to be worth at least $439-million! Now that’s a nice swim in the ocean!


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Gulf Coast Harley Davidson 5817 State Road 54 New Port Richey, FL 34652 727-842-4547

Bourbon Street 4331 US Hwy 19 New Port Richey, FL. 727-807-7971

Quote: LIVING THE DREAM I am originally from NY and have been in Florida for 24 years. I came to work for the Tampa Harley Group in 2007 and have been settled at Gulf Coast Harley Davidson in New Port Richey for the past 4 years. It is exciting to be part of such a big family environment and as the senior sales consultant and New Port Richey HOG representative I am honored to be able to provide each and every guest with a PREMIUM Harley Davidson experience. Stop by and see me for all your Harley needs.

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I was born in Dade City,FL. and lived here my entire life. I have been working here at Bourbon Street since June 1st, 2012. I love coming to work meeting new people, dancing and having fun. So come on down and see me and my girls shake it on the bar. Wobble baby Wobble!

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JD Cycle Shop 11191 43rd Street N unit D Clearwater, FL 3362 727-827-2994

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QUOTE - Exceptional Service for whatever you ride. I have lived in florida for over 33 years. I am married and me and my wife are proud parents of 2 children. I have always loved working on motorcycles since I was a child. After working for several other cycle shops in the area, I teamed up my friend Steve and started our own shop called JD Cycle Shop. JD Cycle Shop also repairs ATV,s , Mini bikes, and other recreational equipment. You can look us up JD Cycle at www.jdcycleshop.com

Walker Ford was founded by my Father E.B. Walker in 1957 down on Treasure Island. We moved the dealership to Clearwater in 1969 and have been at our current location on US Hwy 19 since 1988. I have spent my entire career engaged in our family Ford dealership daily operations from Sales to Part & Service, the Collision Center and the Finance Department. I have 2 grown children, Weston and Miracole and one granddaughter. When I am not at the dealership you can find me on the golf course, out riding my Harley or spending time with family. Our family takes pride in serving the community and will continue to provide great Sales and Service for many years to come.

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AUGUST 4th - Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Chapter Full Moon Poker Run - 5-7pm Registration at Thunder Tavern, 5111 SR 54, New Port Richey. MAP 6pm 1st Bike out, 1 hand for $5, 3 hands for $10, extra cards at last stop $1 each (2 max). Stops at Hideaway, 11720 US 19, Hudson, Stormies Too, 9821 Denton, Hudson, Seaside Inn, 5330 Treadway Drive, Port Richey, 10:30pm last bike in at SandBar, 4331 US 19, New Port Richey, Lost & Found will be playing. 11pm Prizes awarded, info Anna 727-389-8810. http://scbhpasco. com. SUN. AUGUST 5TH - WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET, CAR & BIKE SHOW - Located at Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd. Steet (CR 478 & NW 3rd. St) Webster FL. 33597. Gates open 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM the 1st Sunday of every month rain or shine. General admission $5.00, children under 14 FREE. Show & Corral(for sale by owner) registration $10.00. Club/Organization Participation Award (10 or more vehicles registered) Trophies & Cash Prizes! Vendors welcome: outside 15' x 30' spaces $18; covered 10' x 10' $10. ATM provided by FL ATM SERVICES always on site. Contact: Jackie Smith. Email: websterswaps@aol.com Info: 800-8327396. Reservations: 352-628-4656. www.myspace.com/ webstercyclemeet AUGUST 24-26 - 7th Annual Starke Bike Fest - On Historic Downtown Call St, 100 E Call St. MAP Free and in the streets, Food, Games, Contests. Friday: 6-11:30pm Bands Wolfgand, Local Traffic and Stiff Supper Lip (headliner). Saturday: 11am-2:30pm Bike Show. 3pm-Midnight Bands: Bad Sod, Porte Potty Pulls, Section 8 Band, Steel Rockin, Monsters of Southern Rock (headliner). Sunday: 9-10am Faith Riders free breakfast, 10:30am Blessing of the Bikes, info N. Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, Starke, ph 904-9645298. Vendors contact DeAnna Adams 904-964-5278, Deanna@northffloridachamber.com and see website for vendor application. Camping available at Thunder Music Park, 9057 US Hwy 301, Hampton (8 miles South). www.StarkeFLBikeFest.com.

MONDAY: EVERY MON DOC'S PUB & GRILL HWY 301 7PM TO 10PM DADE CITY Skinny's Bar 13228 US Hwy 19 Hudson 727-863-4400 TUESDAY: Bourbon Street 4331 US 19 New Port Richey 727-807-7971

Hardee’s Restaurant Spring Hill, FL 352-596-9068 THURSDAY: Tankers Brew & BBQ 2 7803 Grand Blvd.. Port Richey, FL 727-264-8919 Coney Island (Every Other Thurs) 1112 East Jefferson St. Brooksville FL 352-796-9141

THUNDER TAVERN EVERY TUES.. 5111 SR. 54 NPR 727-264-8820

Neon Cowboy SR 52 At Bellamy Blvd. Pasco 352-588-0032

Venom Bar & Grille 7430 U.S. 19 N. 727-842-8371 New Port Richey

Pit Stop Bar and Grill (Every other Thurs.) 14446 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601 352-796-7570

WEDNESDAY: BEER HUT 11909 state road 52, hudson 727-857-5935 BEEF O BRADY'S HWY 301 / GALL BLVD EVERY WED NIGHT FROM 6 TO 9 PM ZEPHYRHILLS Brewsky's Bar & Grill 5430 Treadway Dr. Port Richey 727-597-1227

FRIDAY: Mooks n Lukes 6408 Rowan Road New Port Richey, FL 727-842-1661 SATURDAY: Skinny's Bar SR 54 - Just W. of I-75 in Pinebrook Plaza Wesley Chapel, FL 813-994-9500

Gator Harley-Davidson 1745 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, FL 352-787-8050

Cotee River Cafe (2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month) 12830 Shady Hills Road Spring Hill 813-9965375 Chickie's Pub (2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month) 6408 Rowan Road New Port Richey 727-842-1661 Hooters Restaurant (1st Tuesday of month) Spring Hill, FL 352-666-9225

Neon Cowboy (1st Sun after Webster) 1.5 Miles W. of I-75 SR 54 at Bellany Blvd. Pasco 352-588-0032 Webster Bike & Car Show (First Sunday of every month) SR 478 - Webster, FL 800-832-3477


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PRESS RELEASE Rhonda Griffis Public Relations Trustee, ABATE of Florida, Inc. (407) 412-8381 FAX (386) 943-9610 statepr@abateflorida.com www.abateflorida.com

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ABATE of Florida, Inc., Response to CDC call for Mandatory National Helmet Law Volusia County, Florida, June 21, 2012 - It seems to be very popular the past few days to point fingers at motorcyclist and shout, “If only they were forced to wear a helmet thousands of lives and billions of dollars would be saved each year”. Bolstered by a study here and a newspaper column there, many of the “I know what's best for you” crowd will try to rally others into forcing a small minority of our society into losing what precious bit of personal freedom we currently possess. The eye of the recent motorcycle helmet hurricane revolves around a national study that the CDC published. This report by the CDC is a tad bit misleading. While helmets do give a slight advantage of surviving head injuries, motorcyclists want to make their own decision on when to wear a helmet. And statistics support that choice. In the 2009 NHSTA Traffic Safety Facts-Motorcycles, of the 6 states (FL, CA, TX, PA, Ohio, and NY) with the highest motorcyclist’s fatalities, only two require all riders to wear helmets. However, of the six states with the lowest motorcyclist fatalities, only two require all motorcyclists to wear helmets. The actual CDC report stated “Percentages were suppressed for states with fewer than 10 fatalities involving motorcyclists who were not wearing helmets”. Using that low fatality criterion, only one state required universal helmet use. A better figure would be the fatality per motorcycle registrations. In 2002, of the six states with the lowest ratios, only Vermont required all riders to wear helmets. Using that ratio as an indicator, for over a decade, the majority of states, with the lowest fatality ratios, allowed the rider to decide when to wear a helmet. I offer these reports from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The DHSMV gathers all traffic related crash numbers and puts out a report each year. So using the CDC's same time frame, the DHSMV shows that motorcycle deaths in Florida actually decreased from 532 in 2008 to 383 in 2010 (2009 had 402 deaths) about 28% decrease in deaths. But contrary to the CDC and NHTSA reports of the deaths each year, more people died wearing a safety helmet.


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SUN. AUGUST 5th - WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET, CAR & BIKE SHOW - Located at Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd. Steet (CR 478 & NW 3rd. St) Webster FL. 33597. Gates open 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM the 1st Sunday of every month rain or shine. General admission $5.00, children under 14 FREE. Show & Corral(for sale by owner) registration $10.00. Club/Organization Participation Award (10 or more vehicles registered) Trophies & Cash Prizes! Vendors welcome: outside 15' x 30' spaces $18; covered 10' x 10' $10. ATM provided by FL ATM SERVICES always on site. Contact: Jackie Smith. Email: websterswaps@aol.com Info: 800-832-7396. Reservations: 352-628-4656. www.myspace.com/ webstercyclemeet AUGUST 8th - A Night Out at Orlando Harley-Davidson South - August 8th, 2012 Free Event Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month From 7pm-9pm. This Month - Can’t Take the Heat! Lady luck is calling as we host a game night of chances. Plus food and beverages! 7786 West Irlo Bronson Hwy. (US 192) Kissimmee, FL 34747 407-944-3700 AUGUST 11th - Fish Fry - August 11th, 2012 From 12 pm - 4 pm at East Orlando Harley-Davidson 11898 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32825 407447-7400 SEPT. 29 - Central Floridas MW Summer End Bash - 13605 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd (SR 535), Kissimmee, FL. The Central Floridas MW Summer End Bash will be held on September 29th. Location: Falafel's Lounge 13605 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd (SR 535), Kissimmee, FL. The event will include a girls, trophies and a booty-shakin contest. The event is $10 at the door. For more information please contact: Babygirl (407) 496-1200 http://facebook.com/ centralflmw

Biketoberfest® 2012 (Daytona Beach) Event Happens: Oct 18, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012


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