Sons of Anarchy Star Mark Boone Junior “Bobby” to Join Tommy Flanagan “Chibs” at the 2015 Hollister Freedom Rally

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Sons of Anarchy Star Mark Boone Junior “Bobby” to Join Tommy Flanagan “Chibs” at the 2015 Hollister Freedom Rally

Las Vegas, NV, April 7, 2015 – Sons of Anarchy star, Mark Boone Junior “Bobby”  will be joining Tommy Flanagan “Chibs” for a special appearance at the Hollister Freedom Rally on Saturday, July 4.  Bikers will have a chance to meet and take pictures with both of the Sons of Anarchy actors during their appearance.

Sons of Anarchy was an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California‘s Central Valley.  Sons of Anarchy premiered on September 3, 2008, on cable network FX. The series’ third season attracted an average of 4.9 million viewers per week, making it FX’s highest rated series ever. The seventh and final season of the series premiered on September 9, 2014. The series finale premiered on December 9, 2014.  

“We are very happy to have added Mark Boone Junior to our SOA celebrity appearance lineup.  Sons of Anarchy has such a following still, we know the bikers will be very excited to see both “Chibs” and “Bobby” at the rally” stated Chairman, Chuck Schwartz.

Hollister Freedom Rally is a FREE Rally and we are offering up a special VIP Registration Package.  Hollister Freedom Rally will be held July 3 – 5, 2015 in the heart of downtown Hollister, CA.  For more information regarding the VIP Registration Package, events and vendor space can be found at http://www.HollisterFreedomRally.com.

 

Black Hills Students Return Victorious From Famed Donnie Smith Bike Show

 

 

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Black Hills Students Return Victorious From Famed Donnie Smith Bike Show

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 Sturgis, SD (March 30, 2015) – High school students from across the Northern Black Hills are returning home today from the prestigious Donnie Smith Bike Show in St. Paul, Minn. with two new trophies to add to their growing collection. The students participated in the Buffalo Chip Challenge™ program, headquartered at Sturgis Brown High School, where they helped to build two world-class custom motorcycles under the instruction of some of the industry’s most celebrated customizers.

The student-built custom 2014 Indian Chieftain received FIRST PLACE IN THE FULL CUSTOM/OTHER BAGGER CLASS and the 2014 Harley- Davidson Road King took SECOND PLACE IN THE HARLEY ROAD KING W/26″ WHEEL (FULL CUSTOM) CATEGORY. The students competed against professional custom bike builders from around the country, which makes winning these awards a remarkable achievement.

“The kids worked very hard for these awards and the scholarships we are offering with this program,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Their dedication has paid off. We are very proud to be a part of their success.”

The 2015 Buffalo Chip Challenge program, themed “When 2 Legends Collide,” pitted superstar bike builders and tutors John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts and Paul Yaffe of Bagger Nation in a head-to-head competition. Shope’s team worked to customize the Indian, and Yaffe’s team transformed the Harley. While Team Shope came out as the winner at the Donnie Smith Show, all of the students came away victorious, learning valuable lessons from the best in the business. The two custom motorcycles will go head to head once more when the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® auctions both off Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 in support of its signature Legends Ride®.

The Buffalo Chip Challenge is a collaboration between the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis Brown High School, Terry Components, Dakota V-Twin and a large group of industry-leading sponsors. This is the fifth consecutive year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has lead the regional program focused on American innovation and craftsmanship. World-renowned customization leaders Nick Trask, Dave Perewitz, Keith Terry, Randy Cramer, Nick Cramer and Chris Malo as well as Sturgis Brown High School instructors Chad Hedderman and Bill Johnson were all instrumental in instructing students.

Many of the motorcycle industry’s top companies continue to supply world-class parts and services for the Buffalo Chip’s build program each year, recognizing its significance as part of the growth and success in American custom bike building. Special thanks to American Iron Magazine, AirFX, Baggster, Arlen Ness Enterprises, Hot Leathers, C.P. Carrillo, Dirty Bird Concepts, Dakota Digital, Danny Gray, Dave Mackie Engineering, Diamond Heads, Fueling Parts, Handy Industries, Hawg Halters, Inc., Horsepower, Inc., Hofmann Designs, Jamie’s Repair, Klock Werks, Legend Air Suspension, MTX Audio, Owens Interstate Sales, RC Components, Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, Perewitz Cycle Fab, Thunder Cycle Design, Thunder Max, Trask Performance, Jack Van Kampen and Vee Rubber America for contributing to the program.

Those interested in bidding to win one of these award winning bikes can visit LegendsRide.Com or call (605) 347-9000.

About the 2015 Buffalo Chip Challenge™

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® continues its commitment to education and the growth of South Dakota’s motorcycle industry with its fifth annual Buffalo Chip Challenge. The program utilizes award-winning veteran custom builders, Keith Terry, Randy Cramer, Nick Cramer, John Shope, Paul Yaffe and Dave Perewitz to serve as instructors and mentors to students customizing two stock motorcycles. The goal is to develop students’ skills and knowledge in a real-world experience they can use after graduation. Throughout the years, the custom creations produced in the Buffalo Chip Challenge have received much acclaim at prestigious motorcycle competitions, including winning first place in the Full Custom Bagger Open Class at the Donnie Smith Bike Show. 

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast. Established in 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere™, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests experience world-class concerts, cutting-edge motorcycle events, moving freedom celebrations, outrageous daredevil stunts, unforgivably hot bikini contests and more. The Chip’s® PowerSports Complex is home to many national circuits including TORC: The Off-Road Championship races. The Buffalo Chip has been featured on networks including Discovery, Travel, HISTORY, Fox, VH1, CMT, AXS, National Geographic, FX, Velocity and TLC. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com

 

 

 

 

 

“The Guess Who” Headlines Saturday Night at Hollister Freedom Rally

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“The Guess Who” Headlines Saturday Night at Hollister Freedom Rally 

The Guess Who, with fourteen top 40 hits will be rocking the Hollister Freedom Rally on the 4th of July.

The Guess Who, a group that’s connected with the masses throughout an exultant hit parade including “These Eyes,” “Clap for the Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby,” and “Share the Land,”.  Add in fellow classics and double sided singles like their #1 rock anthem “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight,” plus “Laughing” and “Undun,” and the Canadian bred stateside conquerors are amongst music’s most indelible treasures who are eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.

“You’re going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played,” verifies founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson.  “We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm.  And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all-time high for how the music was initially recorded and remains at an all-time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning.”

“We are very excited to have The Guess Who performing at the 2015 Hollister Freedom Rally.  Their iconic classic rock sound will bring back great memories for so many of the bikers and will introduce a new sound to those who are hearing them for the first time,” says Chuck Schwartz, Chairman of the Hollister Freedom Rally.

The Guess Who concert on Saturday, July 4th is included in the VIP Package.  Continue to check our website www.hollisterfreedomrally.com for more detailed information on the live entertainment, along with other rally updates.


11th Annual Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party – Report by Jack McIntyre

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Well folks, it’s early Sunday morning, the night after the 11th Annual Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party, and once again, Stellar weather, swarms of great & unusual people, incredible custom motorcycles, atmosphere, and on and on and on… Way too much to say in a simple post. What I will attempt to do here is walk you through my day, even if just with a handful of images, and after editing, I will post the remaining hundreds of images & video in our galleries. ALSO, PLEASE TAKE NOTE: WE “HOUSE OF CHOPPERS MAGAZINE / BIKERPICS.ORG will be donating .50 cents of All subscribers to our $1.99 galleries directly to the AIDAN JACK SEEGER FOUNDATION, which is the purpose for all of this madness. So here we go, the day through my eyes.

As you all may know, or not, I am not only a long term Photographer in the Motorcycle Industry shooting for my site BIKERPICS.ORG and our internal magazine, HOUSE OF CHOPPERS MAGAZINE, I am also a partner in the company of Johnny Mac’s Chopper House, just outside of Philadelphia, PA. On the maiden voyage of our new RV and trailer, where do we decide to go first? The extremely tight streets of Brooklyn, NY to the 11th Annual Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party.

ILGMBP 8067 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYAs setup started at 400 Union Ave, the location of the Indian Larry shop, with heave assistance of the fine NYC Police Department (great guys & ladies by the way), the vendors poured in, many from far away states.  ILGMBP 8085 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTY

ILGMBP 8344 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYAs seen above, a Johnny Mac rigid chopper and to it’s left, our own version of what can be done using a Sporster (your sportster) and authentic direct from Brooklyn, Indian Larry parts.  And with that, the party begins.ILGMBP 8180 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTY

Below, this was an interesting item to point out, an artist came in and was painting bikes as he saw them, right in front of all to watch, I was a little unsure of what the result would be but in the end, the final product was stunning.ILGMBP 8167 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTY

The next series of images will get into the bikes of the show, the look, the feel of the afternoon. Enjoy!

ILGMBP 8089 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYILGMBP 8173 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYILGMBP 8341 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYILGMBP 8337 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYILGMBP 8195 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYThe day was about raising funds for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. As seen below, one of those simple ideas was a dunk tank which Cycle Source Owner / Editor Chris Callen was more than happy to participate in.chris THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTY

Below, a classic line up of Indian Larry old a new models with even more inside the shop for all to view with free reign to wonder free, seeing the how’s and what’s help create these spectacular pieces of art.ILGMBP 8185 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYBuilders unite as friends as with in this photo, Johnny Mac from Johnny Mac’s Chopper House and Led Sled’s  Pat Patterson. ILGMBP 8357 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYWithin the shop, free Indian Larry tattoo’s were available for all, if wanted. To the right, fresh cooked port & Sam Adams beer was flowing all day, and I mean into the night. How many kegs you ask? Unknown, a truck load from my view. So, back to the outside, bikes, bands, and more. Enjoy the pics! ILGMBP 8335 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYILGMBP 8348 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYNow, as the bike show came to a close, and the winners walked away with some really cool handmade trophies, ILGMBP 8397 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYit came time to pull the winning ticket for the raffle for the West Coast chopper reconditioned by the Indian Larry shop. The kids of the close Seeger family & friends all gathered around, and Elisa & Bob’s daughter picked the winning name, and as you can see, a happy boy with a new Killer Ride.ILGMBP 8427 THE 2014 INDIAN LARRY BLOCK PARTYI’ll call it a day with that, but a few more pics below. To me, a pic of Bobby that I shot with a look of being humbled by it all, a day where so much support came in & from every direction, and some shots of family friends, visitors, and as the sun set, a some cool hotrods & rat rods arrived. As I said above, our inner galleries will show so much more that you see here including a video that I shot through the day & once again, 50 CENTS OF EVER NEW SUBSCRIBER GOES DIRECTLY TO THE AIDAN JACK SEEGER FOUNDATION. Thanks, enjoy!

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Valerie Thompson Heads To Germany – World’s Biggest BMW Motorrad Festival Takes Place July 4-6

 

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World’s Biggest BMW Motorrad Festival Takes Place July 4-6
 
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 30, 2014…Six-time motorcycle land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, Valerie Thompson, will make a guest appearance at the 14th BMW Motorrad Days celebration July 4-6 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.  The biggest BMW party of the year is expected to draw over 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world.
Thompson will join fellow BMW racing legends in the Classic Tent, which will highlight “90 Years of Championships and Titles,” beginning with the BMW R 37 at the first German Championship in 1924 through the first AMA Superbike victory on the BMW R 90 to the recent successes achieved on the BMW S 1000 RR.  In June, Thompson set her 6th land speed racing record at the Ohio Mile with a blistering speed of more than 208 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR, shattering the previous record and becoming the newest female member of the prestigious ECTA 200 MPH Club.
“I’m thrilled to be invited back to BMW Motorrad Days,” says Thompson, who is making her second guest appearance as a visiting American VIP racer.  “It is an honor to be included among such accomplished riders. Last year, I had a fantastic time meeting terrific people, riding a GS up and down some steep terrain, eating lots of great food and joining the festivities at night.”
When Thompson returns to the U.S., her sights will be set on shattering a new record at the prestigious Bonneville Speed Trials in August and joining the Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA’s) “Bonneville 200 MPH Club.”  After that, she’ll attempt additional land speed records at El Mirage and the Texas Mile.
“My goal is to get into every single one of the 200 MPH Clubs with my BMW S 1000 RR,” remarks Thompson.  “Since purchasing the bike in January 2012, it has taken my career to a new level. I feel one with this bike, like I’m practically the paint. We are definitely a match made in high-performance heaven!”
When asked whether she considers hanging up her leathers anytime soon, the American Queen of Speed replies, “I’ve never given much thought to hanging up my helmet. With a little help from BMW, I plan to keep going faster as long as I can. There are always new records to break, even if they are mine.”
BMW Motorrad Days is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts free of charge.  The three-day extravaganza features more than 80 exhibitors, test rides on all the latest BMW Motorrad models, guided enduro tours, Irish stunt rider and all-round entertainer Mattie Griffin, world-record precision rider Russ Swift, presentations by Michael Martin and other GS world travelers, the world’s oldest traveling wooden Motodrom show, live music and more.
For more information about BMW Motorrad Days, visit
 
Valerie Thompson Background
 
Valerie is a six-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her CTEK sponsored BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and ECTA 200 MPH Club.  Thompson’s fame on the America’s most famous racecourses is preceded by her TV exposure as a vehicle presenter at Scottsdale’s world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Auction Company LLC and Metro Auto Auction.
For more information about Valerie Thompson, visit:
 
BMW Group In America
 
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 120 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com.

The Fowlers Report – Brew Bikes Holds Record

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The Fowlers Report
Brew Bikes Holds Record
Recently Fowlers Distribution of Waterbury, Ct. announce their support for Steve “Brewdude” Garn of Brew Bikes in Boone, N.C. In order to keep you up to “speed” on the progress of Steve’s efforts as he goes after speed records and enters bike shows through out the year, we have launched the Fowlers Report. We will send this out monthly as Steve reports back to us on the results of his efforts. As the monthly newsletter evolves, we will include many other items of interest in the motorcycle industry.
Below is the first report directly from “Brewdude” himself on this past weekends Ohio Mile in Wilmington, Ohio
The week ahead for the May event at the ECTA Ohio Mile started out on the dyno with the 1974 Yamaha RD350. Doing some high speed runs, checking temps, and the Lectron carb settings. The Lectron carbs made it easy to get the jetting spot on and had an increase of 13% Hp that day. The expansion chambers really flatten the power on top end but not sure how much the effect would be until the Ohio mile.Started out early Friday morning for the East Coast Timing Association event in Wilmington, Ohio. We knew ahead of time there would be some winds but it was more than anticipated. The bike went through inspection and then we headed off for some rest at the hotel.

Saturday we arrived at the track at 6am and unloaded the bike and got it in line. We were the 15th vehicle in line. It was a nervous type of day. New bike with new design of a featherbed frame built with Reynolds 853 tubing. An engine that was just built and 25 mph headwinds swirling as some crosswinds in areas of the mile. The bike only weighs 243lbs wet weight and this is the first time to have the bike up to full speed.  The new Weiss leathers supplied by Fowlers Distributing fit perfectly to give the protection necessary as dictated by the ECTA.

In addition the Speed & Strength helmet from Tucker Rocky was a perfect compliment to the riding gear needed to compete.

 

The first run was full of unexpected situations. About the ½ mile mark a gust hit so hard the bike felt like something broke and I sat up and looked at everything and put my head back down and proceeded. About 100 yard from the lights another gust hit hard and slowed the bike. The run was not at all what I expected. Speed was down but the bike actually felt stable with the winds. The winds made it unsafe to run the event so they shut it down for the day.

Photo compliments of http://www.DWphoto.net

Sunday we were  8th in the line. Many spectators showed up and everyone was anxious to get the event started! Winds were 20 mph with some gusts and was mainly a headwind. The bike felt very stable in these conditions but the gearing was a bit too high and could not get into 6th gear due to the flat top end from the expansion chambers.

At the end of the day the bike is the current record holder with a speed of 110.9mph. There is so much more potential in this machine and we hope to unleash that power in future events. The bike was stable, shifted excellent and made some good runs. But watch out! We located some expansion chambers that will give at least 10 more HP! Now to get to work in the shop to pay for them.

Many THANKS to our sponsors!  Lectron, Fowlers Distribution, Wiseco, Avon Tyre, Bikers Choice, Pro Riders Marketing, Tucker Rocky, Spectro Oil, A All Animal Control,

LC Fabrication, Mount Airy Cyclery, and Loaded Gun Customs!


About Brew Bikes 
 
BREW Bikes LLC is a machine & fabrication shop located in the mountains of northwest North Carolina.  The name BREW is the acronym for Blue Ridge Electric & Welding. In 2008 Steve “brewdude” Garn won the Easyriders Old school Builder of the year! Then, in 2010, Brewdude built Pee-wee Herman a new bicycle.
Brewdude also does freelance writing and has a monthly tech article in The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine as well as a bi-monthly Safety article in American Iron Magazine.
In 2012 Steve took 2nd place at AMD World Championships at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
BREWdude currently holds 15 Land Speed records with the ECTA. I said currently, hopefully will garner more in 2013.
Go to www.brewracingframes.com for the rest of the story.
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About Fowlers
Fowlers has been the most trusted name in the UK Motorcycle Industry for decades. Established in 1926 and still family owned and run, Fowlers searches the globe to bring motorcyclists top quality products which represent the best value for money.

You are passionate about two wheels and so are we!

Fowlers Distribution, Inc.

Building 11, 2nd Floor
41 Stevens Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06704
USA

www.fowlersdistribution.com

 

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National Motorcycle Museum News and Events

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In its fourth year, Vintage Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa is a great event for any vintage motorcycle enthusiast. The June 7 & 8 event marks the Museum’s 25th Anniversary, so the celebration will be on. Frank Fritz, of History Channel’s American Pickers fame will be on hand to sign his new book and tell a few stories. And you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the world traveler with one name, Bean’re. He’s just back from riding for several months in Southeast Asia and has some stories to tell!

 

Vintage Rally 2014 is all about old motorcycles and the people who ride them. There’s a pre-1989 vintage and antique motorcycle show you can enter, a fun swap meet, panel discussions, a silent auction of memorabilia and more. Hall of Famers Dick Klamfoth, Bobby Hill, Bill Tuman, John Tibben and Mike Wilson will be on hand to tell stories of racing in the glory days, and can sign a poster or two for you as well.

 

Plan to attend and you can also see the newly expanded Indian Chronicles exhibit. Nearly 40 antique and recent Indians, interpretive history panels to read, and wonderful historic artwork help you understand the interesting story of this recently revived marque.

 

Year ’round, over 400 motorcycles, scooters and bicycles await your review at the National Motorcycle Museum, plus thousands of pieces of motorcycle artwork, photos and memorabilia. Says Museum President, and founder of J&P Cycles, John Parham, “This museum may be the most dynamic and interesting motorcycle museum in America. From Ariel to Zundapp, we have bikes from the late 19th Century to present, and not just American motorcycles. Some visitors tell us the historic motorcycle photos and artwork alone are worth the visit. Vintage Rally on June 7 & 8 showcases the Museum and we hope you’ll attend.”

 

Learn more about Vintage Rally, June 7 & 8, review entry forms for the swap meet and bike show on the National Motorcycle Museum website;

www.nationalmcmuseum.org or call 319 462 3925 and talk to Museum staff.

The all-brands,all eras swap meet offers great opportunities for collectors

These images and photos are available for your use, no photo credit required. Please call 614 551 0960 if you need additional caption information or photos.

The Vintage Rally Bike Show, for 1988 and earlier motorcycles, also has spt

You are invited to bring your best 1988 and earlier motorcycles to the VINTAGE RALLY BIKE SHOW.

American Pickers co-star Frank Fritz will be on hand to autograph his new book for you.

The National Motorcycle Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014

The National Motorcycle Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014.

World motorcycle traveler Bean’re will be on hand to tell stories of recent experiences, even sign his biography for you.

Frank Fritz, co-star of American Pickers pays a visit to the National Motorcycle Museum Saturday June 7 during Vintage Rally 2014

World motorcycle traveler Bean’re will be on hand to tell stories of recent experiences, even sign a biography for you.

 

National Motorcycle Museum Information:
The National Motorcycle Museum is open seven days a week, year around. Museum members are admitted free. Becoming a member is quick and easy on the Museum website.

Museum admission is only $10.00 except during special events. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.

For more information, email the Museum atmuseum@nationalmcmuseum.org or
call 319 462 3925.

Plan your visit to the National Motorcycle Museum on the web atwww.nationalmcmuseum.org 

 

AMSOIL Renews Title Sponsorship for WMDRA Sturgis Nationals

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AMSOIL Renews Title Sponsorship for WMDRA Sturgis Nationals 

Racing back in Sturgis for 2014……HAMMER DOWN!
AMSOIL INC. of Superior, Wisconsin, has renewed their Title Sponsor agreement with the Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) for the 2014 AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals.

 

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with AMSOIL for our 3rd Annual Sturgis Nationals, and excited to continue the drag racing tradition at the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” says WMDRA President Sandra Alberti.

 

AMSOIL is the Official Oil of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Daytona Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Laconia and the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally in Galveston, Texas. AMSOIL manufacturers advanced synthetic motorcycle oils for Harley-Davidson and V-Twin engines, as well as the whole range of metric bikes on the market. AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil helps bikes achieve optimal performance for hot-running engines, transmissions and primary chain cases.

 

“Drag racing is a great tradition at the Sturgis Rally,” said AMSOIL Director of Dealer Sales Rob Stenberg, “and we’re glad to be able to support the WMDRA for the third straight year and again help ensure that there is drag racing during the Sturgis Rally. The AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals provides rally attendees with a great event.” Stenberg added, “Stop by the AMSOIL booth on Main Street on Monday, August 4th, to see nitro bike burnouts and talk to the racers!”

 

According to City of Sturgis Rally & Events Director Brenda Vasknetz, “Racing is the heart of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! We are so excited that AMSOIL and the WMDRA are continuing to bring such an entertaining event to Sturgis Dragway in 2014. You don’t want to miss it!”

 

Main Street Burnouts will take place at the AMSOIL campus on the 900 block of Main Street in downtown Sturgis on Monday, August 4. Racing is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6 at Sturgis Dragway, located at 20523 Hwy 79, just off Hwy 34 between the Full Throttle Saloon and Buffalo Chip Campground. A full schedule of activities will be posted soon.

 

About WMDRA
The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) was formed in 2011 to promote the sport of all-make (American and Metric) motorcycle drag racing in the Western United States. For more information about the WMDRA please call (208) 850-5795 or visit www.westernmotodrags.com 
About AMSOIL
AMSOIL has been the recognized leader in synthetic lubrication since 1972. For more information about AMSOIL synthetic motor oils contact your nearest AMSOIL distributor, or call AMSOIL at (715) 392-7101 or 1-800-777-8491. AMSOIL INC., AMSOIL Building, Superior, WI 54880, or www.amsoil.com 

Online signup live for AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series, presented by Cernic’s Racing

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Online signup live for AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series, presented by Cernic’s Racing

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Racers can pre-register now for all rounds of the AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series, presented by Cernic’s Racing. The seven-round series includes rounds in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana. It kicks off on May 18.Links to pre-register for each round are available atwww.americanmotorcyclist.com/vintagenationals.aspx.“It’s exciting to watch the vintage motocross series grow and improve,” said AMA Motocross Operational Coordinator Alex Hunter. “Not only is online registration up and running, but we have Cernic’s Racing on board as a series sponsor, and several new venues are on the 2014 calendar.”

Jeff Cernic, owner of Cernic’s Racing in Johnstown, Pa., is not only sponsoring the series, but he’s also a vintage racing enthusiast, with more than 100 vintage motorcycles of his own.

“It makes sense for Cernic’s Racing to be involved with the AMA Vintage Motocross National Championship Series with our long history of involvement in motocross,” Cernic said. “Vintage racing provides racers a unique atmosphere to compete on the motorcycles they grew up racing in the ’60s and ’70s, do some bench racing and have a good time. The entire racing staff at Cernic’s is excited to be the title sponsor of the series.”

New rounds for 2014 include Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Ill.; Russell Creek MX in Greensburg, Ky.; and Mammoth East in Paoli Peaks, Ind. Racers also will have additional classes to choose from, particularly expanded non-current classes.

“We learned a lot in our first year running the series, and as a result 2014 also features a advancement system that will identify our A-class riders,” Hunter added. “We’re also going to a one-day format this year. Promoters and racers wanted a tighter program, and this makes sense for all involved.”

“One thing that hasn’t changed is how easy it is to break into vintage racing,” Hunter said. “The speeds are a bit slower, the bikes are a lot cheaper, and the attitude is laid back and easy going. If you ever wanted to experience motorcycle racing, vintage competition is a great way to do it.”

Rules, schedule updates, class requirements and online entry links can be found here:www.americanmotorcyclist.com/vintagenationals.aspx.

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Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visitwww.americanmotorcyclist.com.