Author Archives: Art Hall

2018 Mooneyes X-Mas Party

By Art Hall  You saw “The Last Picture Show” – well now it is “The Last Mooneyes Xmas Party” which was held at the Irwindale Raceway in the city of that same name where the 605 meets the 210 freeway. December the 9th, 2017 was the final party for this event that moved to the facility back in 2006 – ...

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2018 L.A. Toy Run

By Art Hall Christmas is a busy time for the motorcycle riders of Southern California with the myriad of toy runs raising money and gathering toys for the less fortunate. One of the premier charity directed fundraisers of the Harley-Davidson community is the dealership in Glendale. It is also the home of the world famous Love Ride which had its ...

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ROAD TEST: 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHXS Street Glide Special Review

By Art Hall Basic English composition says when writing a story you should have an introductory paragraph – that is tell what you are going to talk about, then the body of the story where you say what you are talking about and then a conclusion where you say what you said and make the final wrap-up. In this story ...

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Bikes Invade Antelope Valley – Thunder on the Lot

Story by Art Hall with Randy Twells, Photos by Art Hall Well another good year at another good charity event. Thunder on the Lot had been raising monies for a multitude of children’s causes for 19 years now and has collected about $4.5 million, thanks to all you generous people. Ron and Yvette Emard, owners of Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, ...

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Burapa – Bigger, Bolder, Better

The Fryed Brothers Do Thailand By Art Hall View the Burapa gallery! ‘Same Same But Different’ is a phrase emblazoned on T-shirts and signs everywhere around Thailand. I am still not completely sure what it means, but it seems to apply here. This years rally was the same as last year but man, was it different. The old adage of ...

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2012 David Mann Chopperfest

By Art Hall It was a busy weekend – one of those where there is nothing the week before and nothing the week after, but everything on the same day. Such was the case on Dec 9th – the day of one of my favorite shows, the David Mann Tribute Chopperfest in Ventura. It was also the day of the ...

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First Look: The 2013 Anniversary Road King

FIRST LOOK: The 2013 Anniversary Road King By Art Hall, Photos by Art Hall and Roger Heffley It’s all about finding the happy medium in just about everything we do. With regards to motorcycling for me, the happy medium is somewhere between a bone shaking rigid and an over the top reverse geared Goldwing that would be a car if ...

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2009 IMS Long Beach

By Art Hall Well it was the beginning of December and you know what that means – no not Christmas is coming – the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) would be in town as usual on the first weekend. Fortunately for me it is held right here in my town, “The LBC” as Snoop would say – at the Long Beach ...

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Las Vegas Bike Fest

By Art Hall, Photos by Art Hall & Linda Dahl Things just keep coming quicker and quicker – is the earth turning faster? Not so bad when it‘s something you enjoy like Las Vegas Bikefest held every year about the first of October. I think that I have mentioned before that better doesn’t necessarily mean bigger and so it goes ...

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2008 Bakersfield Thunder Run

Bakersfield Thunder Run

By Art Hall Some events I look forward to more than others and this is one of the more “look forwards,” the Fourth Annual Bakersfield Thunder Run, presented by Backroads Choppers. MY first thoughts go to the ride down the ‘other’ side of the Grapevine and brace for the ‘how hot is it’ surprise. Well this year it wasn’t blast ...

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