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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame announces results of supplemental vote for Derek 'Nobby' Clark induction

Famed Grand Prix motorcycle tuner Derek "Nobby" Clark has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in a supplemental vote, the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation reports.  "Derek 'Nobby' Clark stands shoulder-to-shoulder with roadracing's most enduring legends, and played a key role in successes that will go down in history among the greatest of the sport," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the AMHF. "It's time for Mr. Clark to take his rightful place among the many legends who embody the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame."  For 25 years, Clark was one of the world's leading motorcycle race mechanics. In addition to being a part of 17 FIM Grand Prix world championships, earned in classes ranging from 50cc to ...
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QUICK D&D Fat Cat Review on Bikernet

This is a wild one. It only took Mark a couple of years to write this tech, then it turned into more of a riding review. It must be the Northern California fog.   http://www.bikernet.com/pages/DD_Fat_Cat_Install_Review.aspx
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Paul Jr. Designs/Renegade Wheels Trinity Air Cleaners

The new PAUL JR DESIGN TRINITY air cleaners from Renegade wheels make a unique and impressive statement. And not only are they crowd stoppers, but they are superior quality “dirt, dust and grime” stoppers as well. Retailing at just $349.00, the TRINITY AIR CLEANER KITS features CNC machined billet aluminum face plate, a oil-free filtration element, internal crankcase breathers and installation hardware. Artistic faceplates can be ordered in a variety of finishes, including the finest mirror finish chrome, hand polished and Phantom Cut finished to match Renegade Wheel designs. Renegade uses a space-age filter element which provides an air flow increase up to 20% with resulting increases in horsepower and overall engine performance. Available options include Rain Socks, Black Mesh ...
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Excelsior Hill Climber Under Restoration

Editor's Note: This story is reprinted from the Fuller Report   We stopped by Lenny’s place in Sturgis while in town. Over the years he has helped people restore vintage tin by reproducing obsolete parts and building complete bikes. Easily, one of the highlights of my Sturgis trips every year! As we walked past the NOS Indian 18″ Paddle tire from way back my mouth dropped….there was an Excelsior Hill Climber!! Here’s an excerpt from the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s website about the “Big Bertha” and Excelsior Hill Climber engine: In the ’20s, the board-track racing era was coming to an end. Motorcycle competition on these massive, banked structures, some of them more than a mile in length, had grown ...
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HANDLE WITH FUN: RM AUCTIONS LIFTS THE GAVEL ON BRUCE WEINER’S WORLD-FAMOUS MICROCAR MUSEUM

    BLENHEIM, Ontario (August 14, 2012) – Building on its reputation as the specialists for private and estate collection sales, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, will lift the gavel on the renowned Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum during a two-day sale, February 15–16, 2013 in Madison, Georgia.   Carefully amassed over 15 years by businessman and dedicated collector Bruce Weiner, the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum represents the world’s largest collection of the world’s smallest cars. Extremely well-known and respected the world over, the colorful and utterly unique museum reflects Weiner’s lifelong fascination with rarities of mechanical interest. It also reflects a fastidious collecting philosophy; in building the collection, Bruce scoured the world to secure the best, ...
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HOG Chapter Takes over Williams Arizona

  It's terrible! And the city doesn't care. This is the heart of Route 66 and the old west mixed with cowboys and Elvis. Josh Placa did a helluva job with this feature, and brought us baked goodies.   http://www.bikernet.com/pages/Arizona_HOG_Rally_2012_Rocks_Williams_Arizona.aspx
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Casting Call For Riding Couples

Hello Biker friends, I'm working on a project that I could really use your help on. It's my second music video and the theme is going to be women riding with their man - but they MUST be on their OWN bike. Real bikers, classy stuff only, no scantily clad models. I'm looking for photo submissions of male/female couples/friends riding side-by-side (see http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/your-photos-needed-for-biker-project/) (I’m also looking for as many riding couples as possible for an actual video shoot in mid-September in the Minneapolis area.) I need help getting the word out to riders… do you think you can make an announcement in your various web sites/newsletters/magazines? Tracey Cramer-Kelly, Author & Indie Award Finalist NOW OUT! True Surrender: When an Army officer ...
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Ducati Wins Pikes Peak International Hill Climb For The Third-Consecutive Year

Carlin Dunne Earns Back-to-Back Victories and Course Records on a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Carlin Dunne dominated the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, setting the new course record for motorcycles today from pole position for the second year in a row on a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. This win marks Ducati’s third-straight victory at the historic race to the clouds. Both Dunne and Spider Grips Ducati teammate and six-time winner Greg Tracy finished the race under the 10-minute barrier, which is a first for any motorcycle in the race’s 90-year history. Dunne crossed the finish line at the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak with the record-setting time of 9:52.819, beating his previous record of 11:11.32, while Tracy was less ...
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Sturgis Report By Doc Robinson

  Friday is the day of the Harley-Davidson Ride In Custom Bike Show that always features an interesting display of machinery from Vintage to state-of-the-art customs. Attendees were graced with the presence of Harley-Davidson royalty when Willie G. and Nancy arrived and were their usual patient and gracious selves, posing for photos and chatting with bike owners. Dar Holdsworth of Brass Ball Bobbers/Darwin Motorcycles was able to show Willie G. over the bike he entered in this year’s AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, production manufacturer’s class, which he won for the second year in a row. Go Dar! A full list of each day’s activities would take up several pages but Friday’s activities included a Tattoo Expo, American ...
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