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Shop Dogs: Rick Fairless and his three-dog commute

Sometimes the funniest part of a Shop Dogs story is how the dogs came to be there. That certainly is the case at Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas. I’ve always admired the over-the-top paint jobs at his shop. Rick never does anything halfway. He pushes the creativity of his bikes and his shop to, and past, the limit. He embraces life ...

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Shop Dogs: The Vagabond Choppers dog show

Over the years the address for Vagabond Choppers has changed, but one thing has remained constant, and that is the crazy trio of dogs that keep the place safe and upbeat. Athena Ransom started Vagabond Choppers in 2003 and has strived to make a place for women in the motorcycle world. She is known for her incredible live on-stage motorcycle ...

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Shop Dogs: Molly, the shop dog and riding partner

Berry Wardlaw is well known to many as the master when it comes to top-of-the-line V-twin motors. His company Accurate Engineering crafts motors—Panheads, Knuckleheads, Shovels, works of art that also set land speed records. Those who know him also know that he is as much at home on a motorcycle as he is in front of a milling machine. But ...

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Shop Dogs: Joe: My First and Last Shop Dog

Scott Davis was always interested in motorcycles and muscle cars. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, he would ride his dirt bike for endless hours through the old coal fields. In the late 1970s, his family moved to West Hartford, Connecticut, where he bought his first street bike, a 1966 Triumph Bonneville. As his family was originally from the U.K., he ...

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Shop Dogs: My best friend Dolph

Since 1981, there has been a German Shepherd in my shop. Each one of these GSD pups has been special, but the fuzzy guy that’s been protecting it for the past 11 years is very unique. It’s been a relationship unlike any other I’ve known. In early 2007, I was without a German Shepherd for the first time in over ...

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America’s Got Talent

We know how much you enjoy reading about the biker lifestyle in Thunder Press. But did you know that some of our multi-talented columnists and contributors have published several books as well? For instance, earlier this year, Canadian and Northern U.S. contributor Ken Aiken a.k.a. Kenzo co-wrote a tour guide, Motorcycle Journeys Through Atlantic Canada. Some years ago, he also ...

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