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Cross Country Chase Stage 4

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Chase riders kicked their day off with a nice ride and a pop quiz in the middle of a cornfield, with several of the riders never even getting off their motorcycles to answer the 10-point test. The al fresco classroom experience was then followed closely by a pulse-quickening trip across a famous haunted bridge.

The old Wabash Cannonball Bridge, located on the Illinois and Indiana borders, was built as a railroad bridge back in 1897 and is believed by some to be bad luck to cross. Chase riders, however, found it to be a rite of passage as they wrangled their antiques over the warped, off camber and riveted ancient planks. The tense but successful crossing certainly gave the group something to talk about as they gathered for lunch hosted by the friendly folks at Bud’s Harley-Davidson in nearby Evansville, Indiana.

The long miles and the heat of the day spent crossing three states taxed both men, women and machines. By the time riders rolled into Harley-Davidson of Bowling Green, Kentucky, one rider’s saddlebag had caught fire and another’s engine shot flames as he tried to kick start the tired machine. It was easily extinguished and Matt Miller, #46, rode his 1947 HD U off for a night’s rest.

With only 6 days left in the race, there are 45 of the remaining 65 competitors who have ridden every mile, but the scores are vastly different. Based on the complicated scoring system that includes handicaps for age of both riders and machines,the size of the engine and scores on the daily tests, things change daily. Consequentially, it is still anybody game. Check out the scores, go to the website to read about the riders and be sure to get yourself out to a stop near you so see this rolling museum!

You can catch the riders at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, Murfreesboro, Tennessee tomorrow at 11:00 or at Coker Tires in Chattanooga, Tennessee from 5:00 to 6:15.

Cross Country Chase Stage 2

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A glorious sunrise kicked off a day of cruising country roads and enjoying warm hospitality as Chase riders boarded the S.S. Badger for a 60-mile cruise across Lake Michigan before enjoying lunch during a visit at the gracious Harbor Town Harley-Davidson dealership. The day was topped off by dinner, fellowship and a bike show at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

Riders loaded up the belly of the S.S.Badger with their antique motorcycles and spent the 4-hour cruise on the old ferry by napping, eating or playing bingo with the very animated staff of the coal-burning ship. Lucky rider, Evan Riggle, #11, would later show off the cool ship cap he won during bingo aboard the transport ferry during his first-time visit to the H-D Museum.

Luck also followed third place rider #72, into the museum. Larry Luce managed to roll onto the campus before the tire on his 1938 Velocette KSS went completely flat, so instead of visiting the museum exhibits as he had planned, the first-time visitor barely had time to get the flat fixed before the museum closed, though he did have time to enjoy a plateful of the great dinner the museum had prepared for the riders. Luce will start Stage 3 alongside the other riders, though James Malone, #05 and Don Gilmore, #22 have left the race completely. Good news is that rider #51, Shane Masters, has rejoined the group and is ready to make up for lost time. Be sure to check out the scores tomorrow and see where your favorite rider stands!

Annual Raffle – Only 3 days left

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August is Almost Over

Only 3 more days and August will be over, which means this month’s EXCLUSIVE package will be gone! The August Special includes the limited ’36 Knucklehead Print and our WTT Duffel Bag along with your raffle shirt for “The ’36 Exclusive” raffle package or higher. The limited ’36 Knucklehead print comes with the “Great Deal” package or higher.

Raffle Day is just around the corner, and you don’t want to miss out!

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Our Annual Raffle

Every year we hold an Annual Raffle to help sustain the cost of operating the museum, and help us further American history! Our mission is to preserve and share the culture, history, and artifacts of early American motorcycle history. Currently, the museum houses over 300 machines, a handful of cars, countless pieces of memorabilia, and over 15 timeless exhibits.

Exclusive in the Cantina

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Hall of Fame Collector Cards
Honoring Those Who Support Motorcycling
By Rogue

I was using the 2019 Official Sturgis Publication put out by the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum to make sure I had information correct in the article I was doing on the Hall Of Fame Induction Breakfast.

If you went to Sturgis, I hope you picked up a copy, if not you may want to contact the museum and see if they have any left. www.sturgismuseum.com

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT – ONLY IN THE CANTINA

New Chassis, Engine & Design: Harley-Davidson introduces Next Custom Revolution with Eight New Iconic Softail Motorcycles

What are the benefits of the new Softail Frame over the old Dyna Configuration?
By Bandit and Harley-Davidson

To celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary year, the Motor Company is launching a custom revolution: Eight all-new Softail® models that merge the hard-riding performance of the Dyna® line with the unparalleled custom look of the Softail line.

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In the Cantina – Future of Automobile Conference

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All the Best Minds Met at the Petersen Museum and Discussed the Wrong Topics

Recently the Petersen Museum proposed a symposium to study the future of Automobiles with leaders in the industry. I was dying to be there to listen to vehicle designers discuss the future of the automobile and travel. I’m going to post some of the YouTube links here to allow you to watch the findings. Below is the design and my take on this effort.

The Future of the Automobile Conference, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, brings together immersive and inspirational talks, demos, test drives and exhibitions to give a glimpse into the future of our mobility. The conference explores the brave new world of the personal transportation revolution that is set to transform every city in the world.

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*Peace*Love*Happiness Teams Up with Biker Belle’s Ride in Sturgis

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Celebrate the fastest growing segment of motorcycle enthusiasts while raising funds for worthy local charities.

This year Peace*Love*Happiness is teaming up with the very cool Biker Belle’s ride in Sturgis! This moto-centric event is an opportunity to connect with women who are shaping the motorcycle industry, driving change and breaking long held traditions.

The ride will be August 6th and take off from the Lodge at Deadwood and end at the Buffalo Chip!

Register Now https://www.bikerbelles.com/The-Ride

Upgrade your experience! VIP passes help support the Biker Belle’s mission to raise funds for worthy charities. Your contribution includes:

*VIP seat in the front row for the Biker Belles Forward Motion Symposium at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads

*All access VIP wrist band to the Annual Big Kenny’s Pool Party at the Deadwood Mountain Grand hosted by Big Kenny of Big & Rich
*Live music
*Flaunt aerialist performances
*Outdoor pool
*Great food & margaritas

*VIP access to the live auction of 2 beautiful custom-built Indian Motorcycles by Motorcycle Missions- A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation helping Veterans and First Responders who deal with PTS(D) and suicidal ideation find hope and healing through motorcycles.

*VIP all access and open bar at the Deadwood Mountain Grand sky

*VIP swag bag filled with Peace*Love*Happiness gear

Holy-Grail of American Motorcycles

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One lucky winner will take home this stunning 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Bobber on November 9th. This machine features a first year 61c.i. OHV engine, mated to a 4-speed transmission, finished in classic black and vermilion red with gold striping.

Enter the raffle this month at the “Better Deal” package or higher and get TWO tickets to Dale’s Wheels Through Time and be entered for a chance to win the ultimate “Swag Bag”!

GET TICKETS HERE

The May winner will be announced June 1st, so don’t miss your chance to get in!

Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum holds an annual raffle to help sustain the cost of operating the museum, and to build onto what is considered the best collection of All-American motorcycles in the world. Our mission is to preserve and share the culture, history, and artifacts of early American motorcycle history. Currently the museum houses over 300 machines, 10 cars, countless pieces of memorabilia, and over 15 timeless exhibits.

Hall of Fame Highlight Class of 2019

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is featuring Hall of Fame Highlights of this year’s outstanding new group of inductees. For the full story join us at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (tickets available below). This year we honor Lonnie Isam, Jr. with the Pappy Hoel Award.

Lonnie Isam, Jr.

The mindset that old bikes should be entombed in shrines has shifted quite dramatically over the last decade, due in no small part to the efforts of one very quiet, unassuming antique enthusiast. Sturgis resident, Lonnie Isam Jr., sparked a worldwide age of enlightenment with his opinion that old motorcycles should be allowed to live out their time here on earth as they were intended: in the wind. He set about sharing that view with riders around the world and now, every other year since 2010, antique motorcycle owners take their ancient machines out on America’s back roads to prove their mechanical marvel’s mettle and that of themselves, as well.

Learn more about Lonnie Isam, Jr. and all of the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees on August 7, 2019 at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The J.C. Pappy Hoel Award is reserved for individuals who have played a special role in the founding, maintaining and/or promoting the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

DATE AND TIME
WED, AUGUST 7, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT

LOCATION
THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD
100 PINE CREST DRIVE
DEADWOOD, SD 57732

Dale Walksler to Receive AMCA “Legends Award”

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The Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Legends Chapter, has announced that Dale Walksler, founder and curator of Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum has been chosen as the recipient of their 2019 “Legends Award.”

Founded in 2016, the Legends Chapter, based in South Carolina, is committed to the love and collection of antique motorcycles. The “Legends Award” was developed to be given away each year to a different person or organization as a way to honor those who have made significant impacts on motorcycle history. The recipient of the award is recognized at a special ceremony and receives the “Legends Trophy,” a perpetual award to be kept for a year.

The trophy is a tribute in and of itself, containing the names of all the previous winners, as well as honoring legendary motorcycle world-record holder Burt Monroe. The trophy is topped with a copy of Monroe’s connecting rods and a hand-crafted replica of his world-famous streamliner motorcycle.

Walksler was selected for this year’s award because of his over 52-year commitment to preserving, collecting, and sharing the history of American motorcycles and American transportation history.

The result of this decade’s long passion is evidenced in Walksler’s Wheels Through Time Museum, recognized by many as the world’s premier collection of rare and vintage motorcycles. The museum displays over 350 all-American made machines and welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually.

In addition to his countless hours committed to preservation, Walksler has dedicated his life to educating future generations on the history, beauty, and craftsmanship of the American motorcycle and to increase awareness of the sport of motorcycling.

The award ceremony will be on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC. The ceremony will coincide with the museum’s special Memorial Day weekend celebration featuring The American Motor Drome Company’s “Wall of Death,” a motorcycle thrill show featuring motorcycles driven on a 15-foot vertical wall, who will be performing free hourly shows all weekend long.

9th Annual Vintage Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum – June 29

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National Motorcycle Museum Event: 9th Annual Vintage Rally

Vintage Bike Show, Hot Rod & Custom Car Display and Swap Meet

Pickers Frank Fritz and Dave Ohrt headlining the 9th Annual Vintage Rally, June 29th at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa!

Saturday, June 29, is the once a year chance to maximize your motorcycle history experience at the National Motorcycle Museum; the all-day Saturday Bike Show, Car Display & Swap Meet outside are free and Museum admission will be discounted to $10.00. Special guests Frank Fritz and Dave Ohrt will share American picking stories from over ten years of digging through America’s old treasures.

Celebrate transportation invention when you view the newly installed Early American Transportation INNOVATION exhibition.

Head outside and check out the free 9th Annual Vintage Rally Bike Show and Swap Meet. There’s even going to be a classic car and hot rod display. Advanced bike show and car display registration is free. Cast your ballot to help pick a Bike Show winner.

If you enjoy stories told by long distance riders, hang out with special guest world traveler D.J. Jones. DJ will be giving an inspirational talk and be signing her new book, 50 States of Consciousness. Also making a special appearance is Carl Reese, current transcontinental record holder, who will share his secrets on mental conditioning, nutrition and motorcycle preparation for his under 39 hour transcontinental run.

DJ JONES Inspirational 50 State Iron Butt Rider

This 130-pound, six-foot tall, postmenopausal, African-American motivator loves Country music, rides a motorcycle, yet, has no tattoos or piercings. Despite the odds, she rode her motorcycle, 800-pound ‘Big Bertha’, 169 consecutive days, 25,000 miles, through all 50 states, solo, surviving everything from tornados to grizzlies, in 2006. Hear DJ’s historic, life-threatening, life-altering, emotional and physical roller coaster ride to help raise awareness and to help save lives through her experiences.

100 Year History of Motorcycle “Cannonball” Run Records; presentation by Carl Reese

Carl Reese is a multiple Guinness World Record holding professional endurance driver. Reese and his fiancee Deena Mastracci have set multiple world records to bring attention to Motorcycle Relief Project, a US-based charity that helps combat veterans with PTSD.

You’ll also have time to walk through the Museum, check out over 500 great old motorcycles and thousands of pieces of art, advertising, apparel and great memorabilia on display.

Then grab a shuttle and head up the road a mile to celebrate the J&P Cycles 40th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Weekend with a huge range of parts, installation and live entertainment. It’s all happening in Anamosa, Iowa June 29th.