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2019 Vegas BikeFest Rally Recap

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Thousands of Bikers Cruise into Sin City for the 19th Annual Vegas BikeFest®, October 3-6, 2019

LAS VEGAS (November 4, 2019) – Thousands of riders and motorcycle enthusiasts from the United States and 17 countries around the world cruised into Las Vegas for the nineteenth annual Vegas BikeFest at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The action packed, four-day rally delivered an abundance of activities and attractions.

“This year, through our partnership with John Oakes and Freeze Management, the rally was about bringing more experiences to our attendees and attracting new attendees. With the addition of the Hooligan Dirt Dash Flat Track Racing taking place at the Plaza Hotel and Casino’s Core Arena, the Bell Brawl at Red Rock Harley-Davidson, and the return of the Artistry In Iron custom bike show display, a new type of energy was felt throughout the entire rally”, states Mindi Cherry, Event Manager.

Vegas BikeFest 2019 offered attendees a variety of entertainment at the rally including Moonshine Bandits on Friday night and the always entertaining metal band Steel Panther on Saturday night. Carol Lyn’s Herstory of Rock kicked off the weekend on Thursday night. In addition to the concerts, attendees had the opportunity to explore over 100 vendor booths filled with motorcycles, parts, accessories, apparel and more.

Vegas BikeFest partnered with V-Twin Visionary and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys to give away a custom Harley-Davidson Street Glide on Saturday night. Valerie W. from Fontana, CA, was the lucky recipient of the bike that included custom parts from Leading Edge, Saddlemen Seats, Bassani Xhaust, Klock Werks, and ThunderMax.

In addition to the motorcycle, Vegas BikeFest gave away over $100,000 in prizes and cash, including $5,000 in BikeFest Bucks Shopping Sprees that was spent with vendors at the rally. The always popular Miss Vegas BikeFest did not disappoint along with other crowd favorites Best Facial Hair Contest, Bikini Contest, Tattoo Contest and Biker Bingo. Poker Walks, Poker Run, and Lady Luck Fun Run were big hits and mulligan sales raised $2,500 to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Vegas BikeFest featured four different bike shows kicking it off on Thursday with Full Throttle Magazine’s Ride-In Bike Show featuring over 10 different categories. Best in Show went to Anthony Robinson with his 1966 Triumph T-100. On Friday, V-Twin Visionary Performance Bike Show debuted with Best of Show going to Ramjet Racing with the completely custom ’03 Dyna. Saturday was the Vegas BikeFest Custom Bike Show sponsored by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys; with over 15 categories. Brian Hendricks with his 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide won People’s Choice while Anthony Robinson’s 1966 Triumph T-100 took home Best in Show. On Sunday, the Sick Chicks, No Dipsticks (All Female Bike Show) debuted at the rally, adding to the festivities with a great showing of all female owned bikes.

Hooligan Dirt Dash brought two nights of flat track racing to Vegas BikeFest with Mikey Virus taking first place on both nights of racing.

Plans are already underway for the 2020 Las Vegas BikeFest in downtown Las Vegas, with dates set for October 1-4, 2020.

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Harley Davidson bikers enjoy Jaber Causeway morning ride

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by Ben Garcia from https://news.kuwaittimes.net

As part of US Embassy’s ‘Discover America’ activities

KUWAIT: US Charge d’Affairs and Deputy Chief of Mission Larry L Memmott flagged off on Friday a Harley Davidson motorcycle ride on one of the longest bridges in the world – Sheikh Jaber Causeway. It was part of the activities of 11-day Discover America 2019 event being held in Kuwait.

“I am happy to be here to inaugurate this event. It’s a 10-day demonstration of our culture, tradition, musical, food, restaurants, business, cars, education and today, motorbikes,” said Memmott. “Harley Davidson is a proudly American brand; in fact, it’s very iconic. It’s part of our cultural heritage and we are very proud of their achievements. If we talk about Harley Davidson, it’s about tradition and history, because they are in existence for the last 116 years and counting and will be there perhaps forever,” he said.

Riders from various nationalities participated in the event, which started from the Harley Davidson showroom in the Free Trade Zone in Shuwaikh down to Subiya via Jaber Causeway and back. “We are happy to host this major as event part of Discover America. We have participants from all over Kuwait; they hail from various nationalities and backgrounds. I think we have more than 100 bikers. They are here to support us,” Memmott said.

Prior to the motorcycle ride, bikers gathered at the Harley Davidson showroom for breakfast and a briefing. Harley Davidson is also offering a 25 percent discount on all its merchandise displayed at the showroom. “Please visit and be there in the remaining days of event as we want to demonstrate mostly American brands; participating outlets normally give major discounts to everyone. Just like Sultan Center – they have more than 4,000 products on display and they are all from America. Most of the items will be offered at a discounted price. Also, we have seminars and business opportunities for everyone – we have movies and concerts too,” Memmott added.

Discover America is an annual event organized by the US Embassy in partnership with the American Business Council of Kuwait to promote US products and services. This year’s event is being sponsored by Ali Al-Mutawa Commercial Company, McDonalds, Cadillac by Alghanim, Del Monte, Francorp and IFA Travel and Tourism.

The perfect day out: Motorcycle Live 2019

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by Fraser Addecott from https://www.mirror.co.uk

Build your own experience at the UK’s biggest bike show

BRITAIN’S biggest motorbike show returns to the NEC, in Birmingham, next month.

Promotion for this year’s Motorcycle Live features a design based on the plastic model kits of aircraft and bikes we used to build when we were kids.

The idea is that the show provides visitors with everything they need to build their own “perfect day out”.

Show MD Finlay McAllan told Mirror Motorcycling: “We pride ourselves on being a show that offers everything under one roof and we place a lot of importance on making sure there is something for everyone.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve been riding for 40 years or you’ve not got your licence yet, Motorcycle Live is a great place to visit.

“We know that visitors make the show their perfect day out – we just aim to give them the tools to do that.

“Whether you’re bringing your great grandparents or a toddler, there’s something for everyone.”

Mr McAllan added: “There are retail bargains and the chance to try on kit, interviews with riders, chat directly with manufacturers on their stands and much more.”

The show features all the new machinery for 2020, as well as classics, customs and examples from the motorsport world.

There are also no fewer than 10 different opportunities to actually get on and ride something – all for free.

The MCIA Try Ride offers visitors the chance to take a first step on two wheels, with a 20-minute taster session on a 125cc scooter or motorcycle.

For those who want to experience the feel of riding and try out the controls, but don’t want to go the whole hog, both the BMW Rolling Road and the Harley-Davidson Jumpstart offer the chance to get behind the bars of a motorcycle on a rolling road.

Try out some of the latest bikes in the Test Ride Zone, or have at go at off-road riding in the Adventure Zone or the Try Trials zone.

There are even three different riding experiences for children aged from two upwards.

As always, the show also offers the opportunity to meet and be entertained by some of the biggest names in motorcycle sport.

These include recently crowned British Superbike Champion, Scott Redding and five-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea, four-time World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and three-time BSB Champ John Reynolds.

For further information and advance tickets, visit motorcycle live.co.uk

VIP Tickets almost gone

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The Coral Head MusicFest in Pinellas Park, Fl this weekend is turning into the hottest ticket in the Tampa Bay area. There are very few VIP tickets remaining so if you are looking for these tickets you need to hurry!

VIP INCLUDES: Preferred parking, Free Food, Free Beer/Wine/Soda/Water, Front Area Preferred Seating, Meal Ticket for one of our festival vendors, VIP Area Access.

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A FULL DAY FESTIVAL BENEFITING U.S. VETERANS

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GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! https://www.coralheadmusicfest.com/

GENERAL ADMISSION – $34/ADVANCE $39/GATE
VIP $150

David Uhl-Event this weekend, Sold Out pieces for sale

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The 2nd weekend of the Rio Grande Arts Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico will be tomorrow through Sunday. Next week, we’ll head to Las Vegas to prepare for the aviation show which starts on October 22….more on that one later.

As you may know, we send out emails from time to time trying to help find new homes for sold out and rare pieces owned by clients. These do not belong to the studio and are for sale by private collectors. Please view the listings below and let me know if any are of interest. Some of these are really tough, if not impossible to find these days.

This is not an all-inclusive list. If you’ve been looking for a specific piece and you don’t see it here, please let me know and I’ll check secondary market availability.

You can view all pieces (alphabetically, by Title) here:

https://www.uhlstudios.com/fine-art/full-product-listing/

Hundreds of drunk scooter riders lost their licenses at Germany’s Oktoberfest this year

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21 September 2019, Bavaria, Munich: “NO E-Scooter” is on a sign on the way to the Oktoberfest, next to it there are E-Scooters parked. The largest folk festival in the world lasts until 6 October.

by Zac Palmer from https://www.autoblog.com

Drinking and riding carries the same penalty as drunk driving

Oktoberfest just wrapped up in Munich, and surprisingly, there’s some pretty alarming transportation-related news coming from it. Ride-sharing scooters and drunk party-goers don’t make for a good combination, but that’s exactly what German police had to fend with throughout the 16-day-long event.

According to German news outlet Deutsche Welle, and picked up by The Drive, local police say they caught 414 people riding scooters while under the influence. Of those, 254 riders had their driver’s licenses revoked on the spot. Germany treats scooters the same as cars, so there are serious consequences for not following the rules of the road — similar to America, there are repercussions for drunk driving. What remains unreported is how many accidents or injuries occurred as a result of all the drunk scootering.

German police were on high alert when it came to the scooters, as they were just unleashed on the public in June this year. The numbers are slightly better for folks who were driving an actual car in the city of Munich during the festival. Police found 315 drunk drivers and forced 215 of those to give up their licenses immediately.

Millions from all over the globe attend Oktoberfest every year. Beer is consumed in copious amounts in massive beer glasses known as steins — the only size of beer served in the beer tents amounts to 33.8 ounces. Drinking tasty German beer and singing all day may have given some folks a little too much confidence to pilot an E-scooter home rather than walking like the rest of the crowd. Police did a great job of keeping the scooters from entering onto the Oktoberfest grounds, banning their use during the festival itself.

We’ll leave you with a few fairly obvious words of advice: Don’t drink and scoot at the same time. Traveling at the pace of a brisk jog is not worth losing your driver’s license.

Paris Harley-Davidson, Adam Sandoval set new world record

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by Macon Atkinson from http://theparisnews.com

Paris Harley-Davidson and philanthropist Adam Sandoval have set a new Guinness World Record for continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles on parade.

In an event dubbed Bring it Home 2019, 3,497 motorcyclists from across the country rode their Harley Davidson bikes through Paris on a 3.5 mile ride, the Guinness official announced. The record has been taken from Hellas Motorcycle Club of Patras, Greece, which previously held the record set May 22, 2010, with 2,404 Harley-Davidsons making a 2.8-mile trip.

Paris’s parade raised money for Motorcycle Missions, a nonprofit that helps first responders with PTSD. The $15 per bike registration fee was donated entirely to the nonprofit, with over 3,400 pre-registrations, said event organizer Molly Beaudin, who is also a dealer development manager for Paris Harley-Davidson.

“I don’t even know what to say. Let’s hear it for America. We officially brought it home,” Sandoval said.

See Sunday’s edition of The Paris News for more coverage of the parade.

Toys for Tots motorcycle ride on Sunday

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By Emily Blume from https://www.kwqc.com

DAVENPORT, Iowa. Every year TV6 plays a big role in making sure that every child wakes up Christmas morning with a present. This is all part of Toys for Tots and some are getting a jump start on their shopping this weekend!

The Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run with ABATE of Iowa- District 15 and the USMC Reserves have their 35th Annual ride this weekend. The event kicks off at 11:00 am at Wal-Mart on West Kimberly in Davenport, Iowa. The ride itself will get going at 1:00 p.m. and ends at the Hobby Lobby parking lot in Bettendorf. The admission is one new toy per person, visible on the bike. They are asking that you don’t bring stuffed animals, or throw candy, as they’re looking out for safety and health.

Everyone is welcome Sunday, October 6th to support the ride and you don’t need a bike to donate- they’ll be collecting at the start and end of the ride.

Classic motorcycle show to rev into Ipswich

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by Andrew Papworth at https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk

The annual event, organised by the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, has been running for nearly 30 years, with a chance to see bikes old and new up close.

There are also dozens of displays for true petrolheads to see the capability of some of the world’s best bikes, with thousands of people set to enjoy this year’s extravaganza.

When and where does it take place?

The 28th Copdock Motorcycle Show, which this year is sponsored by CAM Rider specialist motorcycle training centre, is being held at the Trinity Park Showground, in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, on Sunday, October 6.

For those travelling from further afield who are not familiar with the venue, it is signposted from the A14.

The gates open at 9am and the revs don’t die down until 6pm, when the gates close.

What is there to see?

There is a full range of entertainment at the 2019 event, with the Dave Coates Stunt Show, the Tigers Children’s Motorcycle Display Team and Ken Fox’s Wall of Death all providing the opportunity for many “oohs” and “ahhs”.

There are arena displays of pre-1965 bikes and an “all things custom” marquee.

There are also several owner’s club exhibitions in the Club Village, along with many motorcycle traders.

Is there a special guest to look forward to?

This year’s guest of honour is Allen Millyard, creator of several high performance bikes, who is bringing along some of his creations.

Other than bikes, what else is there to do?

The Copdock Motorcycle Show is billed as having “something for all the family”.

This year’s event has live music, real ale, food and entertainment – and is family-friendly for those looking to bring children along.

How many people are going?

The event is set to be popular – 1,400 people have said they are going on the club’s Facebook page, with another 4,500 saying they are interested in attending.

Organisers can certainly expect several thousand people to turn up on the day.

What does it cost?

Advance electronic tickets, priced at £8.50, are available from the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club’s website at www.copdock-cmc.co.uk

Tickets on the day are £10 for adults, with children aged 14 and under getting in for free – provided they are accompanied by an adult.