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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 11 and 12

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 11–12—The town of Deadwood is a favorite destination of the Thunder Press staff. And after roaming the streets and visiting shops for a while, we enjoyed a delicious pasta lunch at the newly-opened Harry’s Spaghetti Western Restaurant on Sherman Street. Photos by Shadow If you get a chance, take a ride out to Spur Creek Saloon in ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 10

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 10—Another picture-perfect day in Sturgis! The inaugural Beard and Mustache Competition held on Wednesday was a rousing success! Thursday was also the day of the Thunder Press 25th Anniversary Bash held at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame Photo set by Shadow We had Crooked Fox Bourbon, XIII Kings Vodka, BuzzBallz and Chillers (ready-to-drink cocktails) were ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 9

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 9—Big day out at the Buffalo Chip. Photo set by Felicia Morgan Perewitz Paint Show in downtown Sturgis. Photo by Shadow Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees, past and present. Photo by Thunder Press contributor Diane “Shadow’s Wife” Jones Sturgis is all about the bikes. Photo set by Felicia Morgan

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 8

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 8—What a fabulous and eclectic collection of fascinating folks and their old iron at the AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Day on Tuesday of Sturgis rally week! Photo set by Shadow The first-ever Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Tattoo Contest saw a huge turnout of both contestants and spectators. We hope this becomes an annual rally event! Photo set by Shadow ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 7

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 7—The 11th annual Sturgis Ride-in Bike Show held by the Horse Back Street Choppers magazine at the Full Throttle Saloon on Monday, August 7, was one of the best yet! Photo set by Shadow Sunday night was the first-ever AFT race to be held at the Buffalo Chip. Thrills, spills, and plenty of excitement this evening! Photo ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 6

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 6—Keith Ball from Bikernet, Marjorie Kleiman from THUNDER PRESS and Chris Callen from Cycle Source collectively represent magazines with 65-years in motorcycle publishing. They were each presented awards from the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis for their publication’s “Moxie.” On Sunday we attended the Flying Piston Builders Breakfast where we met today’s cutting edge-custom builders to benefit Motorcycle ...

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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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Arizona Bike Week: Faces in the Crowd

Whether you hung out in WestWorld all week, moseyed out to Phoenix Bikefest or cruised out to Cave Creek, there was plenty of fun to be had all over the Valley of the Sun. Here are a few of the folks we shared some of the beautiful weather with: Damsel in Defense dames We met Mindy Lin, cofounder of Damsels ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 25

Carlsbad, Calif., Sep. 26—The final stage of the Motorcycle Cannonball was a scant 101 miles but it included a 4,000-foot climb over the San Jacinto mountains, a nasty little dust storm—complete with tumbleweeds—and a bit of SoCal traffic that kept riders on their toes. Breakdowns and anemic engines had sweep drivers following along to encourage the determined machines on to ...

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