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January 2020 Quick Throttle Magazine

  CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In the first issue of 2020, we visit the Rocky Point Rally, Lone Star Rally, Rally in the Alley and much more. We also feature the ladies of the AMRA, Frank “The Rat” Romero and the Hell Bound Train. Plus check out all of our monthly articles, calendars and other resources, plus much more.   NORTHWEST EDITION: ...

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Hell Bound Train: One Hell of a Drag Bike

By Tom McCarthy Some will remember Kevin Cleary’s “Hellbound Train” drag bike from the 1980’s era as a two-time championship winning Pro Dragster class bike (1984-85). While the DRAGBIKE! #1 plates were won decades ago, let me assure you, if you ever get to see this bike in person today in the modern era, you won’t forget it any time ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2019

 By Perry & Traci Nelson Not too long ago in a land not too far away, Traci and I went on our annual road trip to Puerto Penasco Mexico, also known as Rocky Point. We went to this beautiful port city for the 18th Annual Rocky Point Rally. Rocky Point is about a three-and-a-half-hour ride from Phoenix, Arizona. For people ...

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Frank “The Rat” Romero

Ricky Bongos’ Wild Vegas Chopper Show Winner By Mike Cupp You couldn’t miss Frank during the bike show.  If he wasn’t standing next to his bike, he was walking through the field of bikes, snapping more pictures than a moto-journalist. His chopper was also quite an attention-grabber.  With a 35” over stock length Sugar Bear front end, it definitely stood out from the ...

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Road to Galveston: Lone Star Rally 2019

By Stacy McCleary Photos by Danell McCleary On Wednesday afternoon October 16, Danell and I were contacted by our son, Brian, telling us that I was an invited builder for the bike show at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas, October 31-November 3.  He had seen it on the internet.  I had been asked a month or so earlier ...

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The Mother Road

By Jerry Nichols The Mother Road, historic Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, also known as the Main Street of America and The Will Rogers Highway, spans 2,448 miles through Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Route 66, which rolls past my home in Helendale, California has always struck my interest. I enjoy ...

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2019 Hogs & Heifers Rally in the Alley

Hogs & Heifers Saloon 14th Anniversary Party By Penny Osiecki  |  Photos by Mike Cupp Bike Week in Las Vegas wouldn’t be the same without Hogs & Heifers Saloon’s annual Anniversary Party that kicks off five days of motorcycles and mayhem. Before I start this article, here is a little bit of history on Hogs & Heifers and how they came ...

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2019 Lone Star Rally

By Pastor Z  Photos by Pastor Z., Joanna & Ken Valliere, and Zach Tate – Courtesy of the Lonestar Rally Brothers and Sisters – Here’s one to add to your bucket list if you haven’t hit it yet.  The 2019 Lone Star Rally was “Totally off the charts!” Here’s why: There is so much to see and do that you’ll stay busy ...

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The Oyster Run – “38 Years and Counting”

By Steve & Shaunna Wasserman Touted as the largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest, the legendary Oyster Run held in Anacortes, Washington draws nearly 20,000 enthusiasts each year. Taking place north of Seattle on Fidalgo Island the fourth Sunday of September each year, riders are encouraged to Arrive Early and Stay Late….. Founded in 1981 by Limp Lee, the ...

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Thunder Valley Rally

Cottonwood, AZ Story and Photos by Koz Mraz. 38 Special photos by Vyto Starinskas.    Thunder Valley Rally held this year on September 20-21 in Cottonwood, Arizona, has everything.  The amazing riding through the Highway 89A twisties from Prescott to Jerome or Sedona is downright spectacular.  The fifteen restaurants and wine tasting rooms in Old Town Cottonwood offer everything from ...

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