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Rocky Mountain Edition – October 2008

Quick Throttle Magazine Rocky Mountain Edition – October 2007   9-11 Tribute Parade Interview: Ron Hutchinson of Harley-Davidson Mission Accomplished

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Sons of Anarchy

SPILLED BLOOD – GUNRUNNING – DRUG TRADE – CORRUPT COPS – CORPORATE DEVELOPERS. The little central northern California town of Charming has seen its better days. What was once a sleepy little town in its day has evolved into something quite different since the end of the Vietnam War. The returning vets get a different reception than those of earlier ...

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Mission Accomplished

By Abel In combat, American warriors are taught to never give up, never say die and endeavor to accomplish the mission no matter what the adversity. In August of 2008, the Salute to American Veterans Rally Committee, staff and volunteers humbly followed in the footsteps of their heroes and pulled off what some said was the impossible. A freak August ...

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9-11 Tribute Parade

By Abel September 11, 2001 was a date that shocked the country. It was a day that many innocent lives were lost in a cowardly act of terrorism. It did not happen on foreign soil. It happened right here in our backyard. It was a day that ordinary citizens became heroes and many sacrificed their own lives in the attempt ...

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QT Interview: Ron Hutchinson of Harley-Davidson

Interview by Mike Dalgaard, Northwest Editor & Diana Olmstead, Northwest Associate Editor During a recent “105th Ride Home” kick-off party we were given a rare opportunity to sit down and play 20+ questions with Ron “Hutch” Hutchinson who as noted above is the Senior VP of Product Development for Harley-Davidson. Ron has been with the motor company for 36 years. ...

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Chopper Chick Crew

By Koz Mraz It only took 8 hours and 45 minutes for nationally renowned Chopper Chick Crew of all-women designers and builders to transform a Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster into a custom drag-style bike. Accomplished at Harley Davidson’s 105th celebration in Milwaukee the finished motorcycle was donated to the RAACE Foundation (Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere). Chopper Chick Jayme Gray ...

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Big Bear Choppers Paradox

This is a story about riding a chopper, but also about riding THIS chopper. I had to have a torn rotator cuff tendon repair the next day. Why not go out with a bang? And ride a big 10-foot long chopper, for the very first time ever. Chris and Lisa met me at Left Coast Kustoms, where I was sitting ...

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Midwest Edition – October 2008

Quick Throttle Magazine Midwest Edition – October 2008   Route 65 H-D H-D 105th Interview: Ronald M. Hutchinson

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Route 65 H-D

As some of you found out the hard way Route 65 Harley-Davidson dealership had to change their fall Open House date from September 13 (as advertised in our September issue) to September 20! Leave it to bureaucratic bullshit to screw-up a good plan. Just as a reminder to all our readers – ALWAYS call ahead or check the websites for ...

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H-D 105th Anniversary

By Sam Wilson It was finally time to go to Milwaukee. It was 105th time! I really didn’t know what to expect. Not knowing what was going to happen to me, I started driving north to Milwaukee. If I got lost, I could just follow the bikes. The HOG 25th rocked on Thursday. I listened to Billy Bob Thorton, Sugarland ...

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