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SAT. JANUARY 4TH - Plant City Bike Fest - 5-9pm every 1st Saturday of every month at Historic Downtown Plant City, 102 N Palmer St. Free admission, Food, Drinks, live entertainment on Main Stage, bike show, 50/50 and biker games, emceed by Radical Randy, vendors and shopping in the downtown district, info The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 813754-3707. SUN. JANUARY 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: Info: 800832-7396. Reservations: 352-628-4656. www.myspace. com/webstercyclemeet JANUARY 11TH - 12TH - 16th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival. At Downtown Sarasota, ph 941-371-8820 ext 1800. MAP Event schedule: Thursday - Kick Start Party 6:30-10:30pm at The Francis Ballroom at Louie's Modern, $100 per person. Friday - “Born To Be Wild” Kickoff Party 7:00pm - midnight at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $20 Person at the door, live entertainment by Kettle of Fish, casino style gaming & Harley-Davidson fashion show, ($15 for Veterans/Active Duty Military (must show military ID), cash food stations & bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, biker casual, secured motorcycle parking.. Saturday - Downtown Festival 10am-11pm, free admission. Vendors, demos, food, live entertainment on two stages - special guest Fog Hat, LED bike show. Sunday - “Cruise for Cash” Scenic Ride, 9-11am Registration at O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill, 5 Bayfront Drive, $10 hand /3 for $20. Downtown Festival 11am-6pm Main Street / Downtown Sarasota, 14 Class Bike Show 10:30am-1:30pm Registration at South Palm Avenue in Downtown Sarasota, winner announced at 4pm, info 941-371-8820 ext. 1800. SAT. JANUARY 11TH - Jim's Harley-Davidson 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off - 11am-2pm at Jim's Harley-Davidson, 2805 54th Ave. N, ph 727-527-9672. Starting at 11am register for all you can eat chili for $7. With every chili purchase, receive a free draft beer (while supplies last. Please drink responsibly). Register now to be a contestant. Cold beer, hot chili, vendors, 50/50, live music, info Kim 727-527-9672 or kcabral@


SAT. JANUARY 11TH - Ocala Motorcycle & Car Swap Meet - 8am-2pm at Historic Ocala Drive-In Theatre, 4850 S. Pine Ave., ph 352-470-7352. Free admission to our Swap Meet. Vendors wanted, only $10 per space. We have a large variety of vendors selling anything from motorcycle and car parts to accessories. leather goods, jewelry, and much more. 2nd Saturday of every month, info Diane 352-470-7352. Website: SUN. JANUARY 12TH - 10th Annual Locks of Love Poker Run - 10am-Noon Registration at Biff Burger, 3939 49th St N, ph 727-527-5297. $10 hand or 3 hands for $20, 10am First bike out with stops at: Peggy's Corral, Club 28 Sports Bar, Sunset Grill and returning to Biff Burger. 3-6pm Haircuts at Biff Burger, 5pm last bike in, info Ann Bastien 727-954-6100 for any door prizes / auction items to donate. JANUARY 17TH - 19TH - Suncoast Rebellion - It's NOT Bike Week! Starts on 1/17/2014 and ends on 1/19/2014. 12-3pm at Screwie Louie's Porpoise Pub, 8701 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33708, ph 727-3937616. Suncoast Rebellion - Begin's Jan 17-19th in Seminole, FL. The call... The Rally... for an Old School Bike Week on Florida's West Coast. The Open Road, Gambling, Skeet & Shoot, Guided Rides to Crazy Places & interesting people - Gibtown, Cassadaga, The Castle, Water Jet Pack. Fun and Excitement. One crazy fun weekend of expressing our Freedom! The Beginning of a whole new Bike Week Experience on Florida's West Coast, info, 727393-7616.

JANUARY 24TH - 26TH - Florida Motorcycle Expo 2014 & Bike Builder Invitational Starts on 1/24/2014 and ends on 1/26/2014. At Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. North, 727-572-9464. Only the top 45 Quality Builders will be invited. Live bands all weekend including Soul Circus Cowboys, Greg Billings, Jeff Vitolo & The Quarter Mile Rebels, Bobby Friss, The Black Honkeys, Jaded and Stormbringer, $100 an hour cash give-a-way sponsored by St. Pete Powersports, fireworks display Saturday night, ride in bike show Sunday, Miss Full Throttle bikini contest, man cave give-a-way and tons of vendors. Vendor info contact Full Throttle,, ph 727-935-4875.

SAT. JANUARY 25TH - Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show - 10am at Frost Park, 300 NE 2 Street. View over 300 vintage motorcycles along with: Harley Skill Team, field games, swap meet, vendors, antique bicycle display, skateboard demos, live music, roller derby girls, kiddle play area, food and more! This year's theme: Cafe' Racers. FREE to the public with fee to enter bikes. Proceeds go to Stray Aid & Rescue. Registration now on website:, info Clive 954-830-8855. SAT. JANUARY 25TH - 1st Annual Bill Field Poker Run - 9-11am Registration at American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209. ph 941794-3489. This event is in honor of past Commander Bill Field who was tragically killed January 2013 when a semi-truck ran a red light in Bradenton. All proceeds from this event will be going to a Veteran Relief Fund we administer for veterans in need. Registration is 9AM to 11AM (cars welcome to participate, last rider in 3PM). We have a building in back and will have vendors, outdoor/indoor seating, games, music, barbeque, raffles, etc. Expect the Unexpected during the Poker Run - activities scheduled at poker stops, info Jim, 941920-2914. FEB. 22ND - Healing Heroes Freedom Fest 2014 - 9-11am Registration at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, 4175 Medulla Road, ph 727-781-4376. $5 at the door, children under 12 free, military $3 with ID. $5 Parking per vehicle/motorcycle. 12-6pm Healing Heroes Freedom Fest is a Bike & Car show event, featuring live music, food, vendors, beer, celebrity meet & greets (TBA), special performances by a motorcycle drill team, and much more! Healing Heroes Network is a national non-profit organization that provides financial assistance for treatment and therapy to service members injured in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11/01, info Myah or Stephanie 727-781-4376, Myah@ Website: FEB. 22ND - Pasco Music Festival, Angelus Poker Run - Start the day at The Angelus House, 12413 Hudson Ave, Hudson, FL 34669. Then enjoy a great ride through the countryside followed by Vendors, BBQ, Bands. Angel Riders for the Angelus at the Pasco Music Festival. FEB. 23RD - Find the Piece Poker Run - 9:30am First bike out from Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. North, 727-572-9464. $25 Hand, $30 couple, purchase additional hand in advance for only $10 at, cars welcome. 11:30am Last bike out, ends at Mystic Hair, 5pm silent auction, food, live local bands, winners takes a bar of gold valued at $500. Benefits Autism Speaks, presented by The Salon & Spa at Mystic Hair, The Edge and the bikers of Iron Order MC Florida.



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 WEDNESDAY: 1ST DOWN SPORTS BAR 5748 Main Street New Port Richey 727-232-2956 Biff Burger 3939 49th Street N. St.Pete, FL 727-527-5297 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 THURSDAY: FULL THROTTLEVISION LIVE on your computer 7pm-8pm HIGH OCTANE SALOON 1590 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34448 352-794-6037 or 352-613-4957 Hennessy's Bar & Spirits 127 forest Lakes Road Oldsmar, FL 813-854-2255 COYOTE UGLY SALOON 1722 E. 7th Ave. Tampa FL (Ybor City) CLUB DETROIT 16 2nd Street N. St. Pete 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 727-393-7616 Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grille At Brandon Harley (EVERY SUNDAY) 9847 Adamo Drive. Brandon, FL 33619 813-664-6888

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The Diva’s lost a dear friend in Oct. Barbara Logan, and her boyfriend Steve Irenze is still recovering from the motorcycle accident, we send our prayers to the family and friends of both, they attended many of our functions and rode with several of us on pleasure rides. In Nov. there was a benefit held at Seaside with bands all day and a beautiful memorial for her. In Nov. we helped at the Ribfest, working the beer truck which is a favorite thing for us to do plus we got to see great bands Dec. 14th was the New Port Richey Xmas Parade, we decorated our float and threw candy and beads and stuffed animals to the crowd along the route, we dressed up with lights on ourselves and a few angels naughty and nice. We held our elections and director is Tara aka Giggles for another year and welcome Jamie Schwavonski-Zamora “Little Momma” as our new asst. director, with other officers retaining their positions again for another year- Crystal


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Happy New Year everyone. I do hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Well, 2014 is here, and January is no time to slow down bikers. The weather is perfect here in Florida to get the ole bike out and hit the highways. Everyone will want to be in to the 2014 Full Throttle Bike Builders Invitational and Expo at Quaker Steak and Lube. This big event will be held January 24th thru the 26th. We have bike builders from all around the country bringing one of a kind bikes to compete for cash and prizes. Plus the best local band line up for the weekend ever put together, throw in the Miss Full Throttle contest, fireworks and the largest ride in bike show in the Tampa Bay area. Should be a great weekend so put that on you calendars now. For our folks down Sarasota way be sure and visit the Full


Throttle crew at Thunder by The Bay. Always a fun time down there in the streets of Sarasota. We will have the Full Throttle tent all set up and the January issue of Full Throttle Magazine so come by and visit us. Then as we move into February bikers begin to turn their attention to Daytona Bike Week which will be held March 7th thru the 16th this year. Keep up with all the details of where Full Throttle will be set up as well as where you can make you hotel reservations at the official Full Throttle Hotels in Daytona. Well ride safe bikers and have a safe 2014. See you next month here in the Back Yard. Charlie.


Hi all just sat down to share something’s you may want to know. December went by so quick my head was spinning. We went to so many parades and toy runs all through the month with the fire truck and it was great having everyone excited to see it!! We still have a few Christmas parties left and a New Year party to go as of this writing. The Full Throttle Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builder invitational are coming up January 24th – 26th. DON’T MISS IT!! There is going to be a $100 hourly cash give-a-way, a free Man Cave give-a-way, free fireworks display on Saturday night and 2 ride in bike shows - Friday night is the (LED) light up show and Sunday is ride in for all bikes. Plus we will have bands playing that you all know and have heard of throughout the whole weekend. One last thing to make you want to come out…..Paul Sr. from OCC will be there Saturday and Sunday with a couple of his custom bikes with merchandise & he will be signing autographs.. Tell next time (Live life to the fullest and party you’re a$$ off )..DEW



I would like to tell you a little bit about one mans thanksgiving. Most people believe the story of plymouth rock which is a lot of bs which is a way to sell turkeys every year. This friend of mine didn't do the traditional thanksgiving. He went shopping and bought things like lettuce tomato carrots celery etc or anything else a florida gopher turtle may eat. He went out in his backyard and had thanksgiving with them since he has 200 of them. It is against the law to kill a gopher turtle but when he built his house they were there so he got permits to capture and pen them up until his house is completed. He has a pretty good sized piece of property and fenced it in a way that they can't get out. Now he is the keeper of 200 turtles - they have some wolves in the neighborhood and he doctors them when it happens. Sometimes they get sunburnt and he rubs vaseline on their shells. He takes good care of them whatever their needs may be. The reason I am writing this story is he is a biker and most people wouldn't expect this out of a biker. I remember one time someone said he hadn't been around very long. I think he is about 60 now but when he was a kid living in hollywood california he used to hang around a shop that built for movies


and car shows. They guys name was Bill Barris. When he was 15 he started hanging around this shop and due to his long hair they used to call him mop top. He got jobs cleaning whatever else they needed to get done. My friend who said he hadn't been around very long reminds me of the time they said they were building a motorcycle for a show. The name of the show was Happy Days and the bike was for the Fonz and that was the job he was given to do. He has been around a long time, he is about 60 years old. He has been in the guinness book of world records 3 times and has won 2 international shows. he is probably the best designer and detail person I have known in my life - not just me. He was told by a person that was really in the know they reminded him of Salvador Dali with a cable guy attitude. Recently he has been involved in building a bike working with slick and jane in bradenton palmetto area and twisted custom in bradenton palmetto area, This guy his quite a guy and appreciate his friendship and hope somebody recognized the heart of this person. PS - for those who dont know, he was involved in the building of the first bat mobile. See you soon Tina



Hello Florida bikers! In case anyone noticed, last month I didn't submit my monthly rant. It's because I've had a run of bad luck and I was cooling my heels in Bayonet Point Hospital. Five days to be exact. Seems the o'l ticker was trying to tell me something. It's telling me I'm not as young as I once was and it's time to clean up my act. I'm not gonna bore you with all the details but after a few days of not feeling well I ran into a couple of guardian angels that very well could have saved my life. I happened to stop into Venom 2 on a Sunday after noon and run in to Tattoo Carol and Louie from Fran Haasch. We got to talking and they both convinced me to go in to the hospital and get checked out. God bless those two cause the saw bones told me I had had a mild heart attack. Damn,life sucks sometimes but thank god for good friends. Thank you to everyone for the get wells and prayers. While on on the subject of Venom 2, watch for some really cool things coming in the near future... Minh from Venom Custom Motorcycles, Evils Jailbait Girls, and myself Red Ryder representing Full Throttle Magazine have been making some big plans and are very excited to bring the motorcycle community some fun things to do whether you want to participate or have a cold one and watch all the fun. I don't want to give it away so watch for the coming Venom adds in Full Throttle Magazine. All I can say is every month will be different and doing things that no one has done before. It's guaranteed to get better and more wild as time goes on. Stay tuned for more details. Last but not least, check out my friend Ferrari, one of Evils Jail Bait girls while she try's to melt Big ALS camera during her photo shoot in this months issue of Full Throttle Magazine. Until next month, Red Ryder.




This year's Full Throttle Teddy Bear Toy run was one of our best turn outs in a very long time! We had over 200 bikers show up and we raised over $650 cash for the hospital as well as multiple over flowing bins full of toys and goodies! I would personally like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy lives and schedules to show up for this amazing event. This is the only motorcycle ride that goes to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in the Holiday Season and the ladies who work for the hospital were overwhelmed with the amount of people on the ride this year! I would like to thank our official Santa (Chef Doug) for coming out at well as Attorney Fran Haasch and her family, Kirk from Moto Tow, Bikers Post for taking great pictures, LAMA Brandon Chapter for being our road crew, Tampa Harley-Davidson for letting us use their lot to start the event and the Full Throttle Staff for helping make it all happen smoothly. I am really looking forward to the Christmas in July Toy Run as it is the same exact ride, kids need toys all year long, not during the Christmas season!



A Greek and an Italian were talking one day, discussing who had the superior culture. Over coffee, the Greek says “Well, we built the Parthenon.” The Italreplies “We built the Coliseum.” The Greek retorts “We Greeks gave birth to mathematics.” The Italian, nodding, says “But we built the Roman Empire “And so on and so on until the Greek comes with what he thinks will end the discussion. With a flourish of finality he says “We invented sex!” The Italian replies “That is true, but it was the Italians who included women.

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A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. My new year’s resolution is to be more A new business was opening and one of the optimistic by keeping my cup half-full with ian owner’s friends wanted to send him flowers either rum, vodka, or whiskey. for the occasion. They arrived at the new New Years Eve is the only acceptable time to business site and the owner read the card, wear body glitter without being mistaken “Rest in Peace.” The owner was angry and for a stripper. called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious My New Years resolution is 1080p I’m getmistake and how angry he was, the florist ting drunk just thinking about tomorrow replied, “Sir, I’m really sorry for the mistake, night. but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this, ‘Somewhere there is a funeral My New Year’s resolution is to stop hanging up taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, ‘Congratulations on your out with people who ask me about my New Year’s resolutions. new location.’”

***************************************** An old Italian man in Brooklyn is dying. He calls his grandson to his bedside, “Guido, I wan’ you lissina me. I wan’ you to take-a my chrome plated ...38 revolver so you will always remember me.” “But grandpa, I really don’t like guns.. How about you leave me your Rolex watch instead?” “You lissina me, boy! Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big-a home and maybe a couple of bambinos. “ “Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed with another man. “Whatta you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, ‘Times up!’ “?


***************************************** A guy out on the golf course takes a high speed ball right in the crotch. Writhing in agony, he falls to the ground. As soon as he could manage, he took himself to the doctor. He said ‘How bad is it doc? I’m going on my honeymoon next week and my fiancée is still a virgin - in every way’ The doctor told him, ‘I’ll have to put your willie in a splint to let it heal and keep it straight. It should be okay next week.’ He took four tongue depressors and formed a neat little 4 sided splint, and taped it all together; an impressive work of art. The guy mentions none of this to his girl, marries her, and goes on their honeymoon. That night in the motel room, she rips open her blouse to reveal her beautiful breasts. She said, ‘You’re the first; no one has EVER touched these.’ He immediately drops his pants and replies, ......’Look at this, ..........still in the CRATE!

I have only one resolution. To rediscover the difference between wants and needs. May I have all I need and want all I have. Happy New Year! If 2013 was a person, I’d sue him for pain and suffering and lost wages. People treat New Year’s like some sort of lifechanging event. If your life sucked last year, it’s probably still going to suck tomorrow. I want to get so drunk that if vampires bit my neck they’d get a Bloody Mary. Many things can be preserved in alcohol this New Years Eve. DIGNITY is not one of them. Just heard that in 2014 there will be a new device that can turn thoughts into speech. I have had that for years, it’s called alcohol. My New Years Resolution is to break my New Years Resolutions....That way I succeed at something! Anyone who says that alcohol is a depressant isn’t drinking enough of it. There have been many times in 2013, when I have annoyed you, distubed you, irritated you, and bugged the hell out of I just wanna tell you I plan to continue in 2014!


GUY FORCE CYCLE This month I had the pleasure of interviewing the owner of GUY FORCE CYCLE, Larry Guy. Located at: 2300 Whitfield Park Dr., Unit K-2 Sarasota, FL 34243 941-752-2300 e-mail:

Larry has an extensive background in the motorcycle industry (along with talent and education) since he has been at it for nearly his whole life! Starting at the age of 9 when he got his first mini bike leading up to when he was 16 and his father bought him a 1968 FL (SWEET!). Larry was the manager for Manatee River HD when they were at the old location (where the Bike Shop is now) on 1st Street in Bradenton (then it was Bradenton HD). Now he has opened his own shop in 2011. I asked Larry (who’s only 55 yrs. young) these questions:

Opened business when? 2011 Who inspires you the most? His father Best way to reach you? Phone 941-752-2300 Have you been in any other magazines? No Other types of Media? Strictly word of mouth along with sponsoring some bike shows (Bear’s Den) and some car shows. We don’t do that full time (sponsoring bike shows). What made you interested in motorcycles? My whole family is into it! Larry was 8 or 9 when he got into racing with his father and brother. Have you done any work for “famous” people? Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, players for baseball teams, the catcher for the Pirates, Randall Kent. What do you offer? Full line of service on HD only, plus builds and trike conversions. We don’t do in-house machinery, but we have a machine shop that does work for us; Performance, Tires/Parts and Accessories; Extended Warranty, Sales & Service, and Consignment Sales (Financing available). Tell me about your family? Two brothers and Two sisters. Mother (who’s 89), nephews, and extended family in OH. His father passed away. What makes you different from most


shops? Our relationship with our customers. What made you think of the name? When they were racing, they used “G-Force” – everybody kept asking what the ”G” stood for so they decided to spell out their name and Larry says smiling “they think they’re a force!” Background in building? We have been building bikes since 1989-90’s (in OH) for HD dealerships; Now they are into Trike conversions and looking for the next trends. Who are the other employees? Allen (nephew), Laurie (Allen’s wife), and John Benson (who’s been with Larry since he was the mgr. of Bradenton H-D - about 16 yrs.) Where are you from? Canton (Hall of Fame), OH Do you sell aftermarket products? Yes, pretty much all of the vendors I’m hooked up with. What are your future plans? Racing memorabilia in the line of t-shirts (made by Conviction Apparel) based on Racing and Performance. Can you do warranty work? Extended Warranty Do you have bike nights? No Why is your shop different? Customer relationships…I value all of my customers… Describe yourself in 3 words? Determined and driven Three things you love? Motorcycles, Racing, and Family Three things you hate? Liars, cheap people, cheaters Why the motorcycle industry? Get paid to do what I love! What is the future of the motorcycle industry? Trends…it’s all about a cycle of trends. I think the next wave will be the Hollywood small fairing (low fairing) going back to the early NESS days. What is your greatest achievement? Winning national championships in drag racing! What is your biggest regrets? Haven’t won more… What was your first bike? Mini when I was 9 and the 1968 FL that was a gift from my dad. What are you currently building? 180 wide tire Softail, extended swing-arm framed race sportster, and shovelheads What do you charge per hr.? $50 So, if you’re looking for someone to work on your bike or are interested in making your bike into a 3-wheeler, or just want to check out this amazing shop…then take a ride to GUY FORCE CYCLE…WHERE YOU’RE SURE TO BE APPRECIATED! In other news around my area: The holidays really snuck up on us this year! I can hardly believe it’s going to be a new year already! So, I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at THUNDER BY THE BAY which is Jan. 9-12, 2014 (really weird to write 2014!). FULL THROTTLE WILL SET UP A TENT, SO BE SURE TO LOOK FOR US!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2014!!! Til Next Issue, Nancy P. Full Throttle Rep. Manatee/Sarasota/N. Charlotte Counties RIDE SAFE and RIDE WHENEVER YOU CAN!









Flft jan 2014 proof copy  
Flft jan 2014 proof copy