Author Archives: Ray Seidel

Ray Seidel has had a varied background, ranging from archaeologist to film critic & radio personality. He has been a rider since 1970, on single, twin, four cylinder; metric, Harley-Davidson, Indian. He was Vice-President of the Indian Riders Group – Corona, CA, and a motojournalist for Quick Throttle Magazine since 2005, initially specializing on Indian motorcycles, past, present, and future. At the present time his stable consists of a garlic scented 2002 Indian Spirit, and a well traveled Indian red 2015 Indian Scout. He has ridden to Sturgis, Laughlin, among other destinations, all chronicled in the pages of QT. Ray has specialized in stories for QT on motorcycle themed movies and television shows, including all seven seasons of “Sons of Anarchy.”

American Heat – 2012

American Heat – 2012 Story and photos by Ray Seidel American Heat returned to Palm Springs this year for another 3-day weekend, Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21. (So one COULD squeeze in both this and Love Ride with some planning). I’ve been to American Heat previously, and will spend the weekend there this time. These street fairs, I ...

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Boot Ride 2012: Riding with the Sons of Anarchy

BOOT RIDE 2012: Riding with the Sons of Anarchy Story by Ray Seidel and Ilenia Herrera Lutz. Photos by Ray Seidel. Would you like to meet the stars of the hit FX show Sons of Anarchy? Would you like to ride with ‘em? Many fans got to do exactly that on Sunday, August 26, and at the same time support ...

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Rip’s BAD Ride 2012

Rip’s BAD Ride 2012 Written by Ray Seidel and Photos by Art Hall & Randy Twells View the Rip’s BAD Ride photo gallery here! Rip’s B.A.D Ride, Bikers Against Diabetes again had a festival July 1st, this year at the former El Toro Marine base in Irvine, CA – The Orange County Great Park. There were 7 escorted starting points ...

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Off Season with Sons of Anarchy

Story by Ray Seidel, photos courtesy of FX We catch up with the cast for some Q&A at PaleyFest for an off-season update. On hand are series creator Kurt Sutter (Otto), Katey Sagal (Gemma), Theo Rossi (Juice), Tommy Flanagan (Chibs), Dayton Callie (Chief  Unser),  David  “DL”  Labrava  (Happy),  Michael  Ornstein (Chucky), and Emilio Rivera (Alvarez). Q: Kurt, how did you ...

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What’s the future for Indian?

Story and photos by Ray Seidel In what is intended to be the largest gathering of Indian motorcycles west of the Mississippi, the 3rd Biennial Indian Day West was recently held in Pomona, CA. celebrating the 110th anniversary of Indian Motorcycles. Pre-1980 classic motorcycles got free entry, and on hand was The World’s Fastest Indian (which was fired up a ...

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The Indian (The Movie)

Story by Ray Seidel Hollywood film producer “Skip” (Sal Landi) has been in the fast lane to flip city for some time. Now he finds his hedonistic lifestyle has resulted in an advanced case of hepatitis C. He is urged in the most animated fashion by his doctor to waste no time in getting a partial liver transplant from an ...

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