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12th annual Outer Banks Bike Week

These gals, slithering around in the slaw, were quite evenly matched

OUTER BANKS., N.C., APRIL 19-27—Traveling across Hampton Bay, with its web of waterways, bridges and tunnels, brings the first whiff of sea air and the expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. To the east is the sandy-white shoreline leading to Virginia Beach and west is Naval Station Norfolk. Continuing my southbound journey will take me to Outer Banks Bike Week. With ...

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AMCA Viking Chapter Display: Indian 841 Steals the Show

AMCA Viking Chapter display

ST. PAUL, MINN., MAR. 29–30 — This year, the Donnie Smith Bike Show once again asked the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Viking Chapter to host a club display to spread the word about old bikes, along with the fun we have keeping them going on the road. We used the opportunity to talk about our bikes in the display, ...

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2014 Donnie Smith Chopper Class Challenge and Student Builds

Sturgis Brown High School chopper club

St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 29–30 — Since 2004, the Donnie Smith Bike Show has showcased the unique, and sometimes wild, creations fabricated by aspiring young builders via their school’s “chopper class” programs. The experience-hungry young guns head to St. Paul to pit their builds against other students from all over North America in the annual Donnie Smith Chopper Class Challenge ...

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27th Annual Donnie Smith Bike + Car Show

Donnie Smith Bike + Car Show

St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 29–30 — Bearded bikers, moms and dads with infants in strollers, clubs sporting colors, teenagers, run-of-the-mill motorheads—all mingled together in the long line streaming into the St. Paul RiverCentre early Saturday morning. It was an eclectic mix to be sure, but all were there for one reason—to attend the 27th annual Donnie Smith Bike + Car ...

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7th Annual Custom Motorcycle Show & Expo

Chop-in Block hits it at the Mt. Clemens MC Show

MOUNT CLEMENS, MICH., MAR. 22–23 — As the end of March rolls around here in southeast Michigan, the motorcycle community is just waiting to get out and ride. Saturday, at 44 degrees, almost felt like spring was in the air, and it was one of the first days above freezing this year. So if you weren’t quite ready to ride ...

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Harry M. Fisher, 1945–2014: Commander of Victor McLaglen Motor Corps

Colonel Harry Fisher

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar. 22 — Family and friends attending funeral services in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 22, were still stunned by Harry Fisher’s untimely death in Daytona Beach on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the age of 68. Visitors were drawn by the sight of Colonel Fisher’s motorcycle staged outside St. Basil’s Catholic Church with the large, red ...

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