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Mile Marker: November, 2017

Stephen Elliot of Howell, Michigan, has been acquitted of $280,000 in embezzlement charges from Capitol Harley-Davidson in Lansing, Michigan. He was charged after an internal audit found some discrepancies in the dealership’s books. He faced 20 years and $1,000 in fines. The one-year-old case did not hold water, and there was no paper trail. I reported on this last year, ...

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Mile Marker: October, 2017

Congratulations to Charles Swank of Butler, Ohio, on being presented with a 2017 Street Glide at the Military Appreciation Day at Sturgis. Harley-Davidson and the Wounded Warrior Project teamed up to present him with the motorcycle through “Mission: Thank You.” After visiting all 702 dealerships Adam Sandoval started Mission: Thank You to give away eight motorcycles to vets across the ...

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Mile Marker: September, 2017

In 2000 I had the pleasure of sitting with Bill Werner and Vaughn Beals when they were inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. They are legends in the world of Harley-Davidson history, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This year Bill Werner, who built and tuned XR750s that won more AMA Grand National Championships and races than any ...

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Mile Marker: August, 2017

The Michigan House has passed legislation to increase motorcycle endorsements and registrations fees. The endorsement fee is increased to $16.00, the renewal fee was increased to $7.00. Yearly plate renewals also increased to $25.00. The bill was sponsored by (R) Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston, and the monies will create the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Fund, to be used in education ...

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Mile Marker: June, 2017

Congratulations to Dana Manderfield, Director, product data management at the Harley-Davidson MoCo, in Wauwatosa on being recognized by the National Women in Manufacturing Institute. She leads 67 employees in transferring data flow from customers to suppliers on the shop floor… Mark your calendars for the inaugural Detroit Motorcycle City event July 6–9. The Motor City Casino will be the event ...

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Mile Marker: May, 2017

Congratulations to William G. Davidson, chief styling officer emeritus and brand ambassador, who many believe changed the direction and identity of Harley-Davidson since the take-back in 1984, on being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Willie G. will receive the award at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on August 9, during the 77th Sturgis Rally… Mark ...

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Mile Marker: March, 2017

In Sioux City, Iowa, Awesome Biker Nights will be returning to the Historic Fourth Street location after last year’s relocation to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The 18th annual ABN is scheduled on June 15–17. After 16 years in the Historic Fourth Street location the event moved to the Casino last year after some issues and other outside pressures. ...

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Mile Marker: February, 2017

The veterans at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Home for Veterans have 11 new computers with 27” monitors compliments of the American Legion Riders Post #179 in Grandville, Michigan. The computers are equipped with webcams and headsets. Joe Mosketti, assistant director for the Post ALR, said the money for the computers was raised at the annual Veterans Memorial Ride they host ...

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Mile Marker: January, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. I hope 2017 brings you great happiness and plenty of miles. Winter months can be slow; send in some of your stories or events to share with our regional readers… Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, one of the largest in the state of Wisconsin, has finally announced its sale. After a few legalities, the Windy ...

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Mile Marker: November, 2016

I hope all of you who watched and enjoyed the Discovery Channel’s Harley and the Davidsons miniseries. I certainly learned a few new things about the Motor Company I never knew. It turned out that it was the most-watched series ever on Discovery, with an average of 4.4 million viewers for all three of its nights… Condolences to the family ...

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