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Ma Rad’s Rumble 22

Withrow, Minn., July 13—For 20 years, Tom Rad held a one-night bike show, Rumble on the Deck, within spitting distance of the St. Croix River in the small city of Stillwater, Minnesota. And for 18 of those years, the show ran without a wrinkle. By 7:00 p.m. the deck was filled with customs and antiques, surrounded by hundreds of bikers ...

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Rhinebeck AMCA Grand National Meet

Rhinebeck, N.Y., June 30-July 1—Once again, the Northeast Coalition of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, comprising the Colonial, Sandbar, and Mid-Hudson AMCA chapters, held their Grand National Meet at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. The spacious grounds were filled with swap meet vendors, exhibits, entertainment, educational seminars, timeline motorcycles and those entered into the vintage bike ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 5

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 5—Sturgis has started, Charlie Bechtel is playing at the Buffalo Chip, be sure to check out the boys in the band. THUNDER PRESS‘s SoCal contributors, Diane and Shadow Jones are in town but the second official day of the rally starts off with rain and gloomy skies… we’re still having fun just the same… Photo set by ...

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94th Laconia Motorcycle Week: Life is a carnival

Laconia, N.H., June 10–18—The old days, when it was rare to see anything other than a Harley parked on Lakeside Avenue and women pushing baby carriages and carrying purse-size dogs were verboten, reside in my memory like gritty 16mm black-and-white movie clips. The big beer tents at the crossroads are gone, the Funspot retired, and only the Broken Spoke remains ...

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Laconia Motorcycle Week

Laconia, N.H., June 10–18—The 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week rolled into town on June 10, 2017, bringing with it a whirlwind of activity. From the crowds at Weirs Beach and the Laconia Roadhouse, to the Gypsy Tours and demo rides, the races and vendors at New Hampshire International Speedway and the scene at Laconia Harley-Davidson, not a minute went by when something ...

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Harv’s Harley-Davidson 55th Anniversary Celebration

Macedon, N.Y., May 20—I think it’s safe to say that when Harvey Rousseau started up a part-time motorcycle shop on the family farm, he never imagined that it would expand into the flourishing dealership it is today. A quick look around the property on which Harv’s Harley-Davidson resides illustrates that the dealership has evolved into a true destination for motorcyclists ...

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AMCA Perkiomen National Meet

Oley, Pa., Apr. 28-29—High temperatures and plenty of sunshine greeted those attending the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Perkiomen National Meet the last weekend of April. Although the official start of the meet was Friday the 28th, AMCA members from all over the U.S. and beyond started arriving mid-week. By the time I rolled in late Thursday afternoon, much of ...

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Donnie Smith Car Show and Tattoo Expo: Art meets moto

St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 24–25—The Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show was back in Minneapolis for its 30th year. Taking place at the St. Paul River Centre and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, the show drew thousands from the community for a two-day celebration of all things custom. Beyond the rows of bikes on the main floor stood the third annual ...

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