National Stories

LA Calendar Motorcycle Show

Photos by Art Hall July 12-13, 2008, Queen Mary Event Park, Long Beach, CA – The 17th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend presented by Performance Machine returned to the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach on July 12-13th, 2008. Thousands were in attendance to enjoy hot bikes, and cool ocean breezes. The weekend featured many of the ...

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Anaheim-Fullerton Harley-Davidson

By Lisa Dalgaard When I first met Tom Scott, owner of Anaheim Fullerton Harley-Davidson, I immediately recognized his genuine kindness and small town hospitality and knew he was the real deal. As easy going as he was though, I knew this was a man who gets what he wants. Tom began his love affair with Harley-Davidson back in Pennsylvania where ...

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Big Bear Choppers: Don’t Scare the Big Bear

By Koz Mraz, Pics by Koz and Art Hall Big Bear Chopper is still standing on all fours. Despite the economic wash out that’s devastated the custom motorcycle industry, Kevin and Mona Alsop have taken advantage of a slow market to improve operational efficiency. They have always built their business from the ground up. Since the inception of their “build ...

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Testing the New Champion Trike

By Koz Mraz My first set of wheels was a trike and I remember that Christmas morning well. The smell of pine, piles of packages and there she was, my metal flake blue road to freedom. I took her down a flight of stairs within an hour. Once I out grew 3 wheels I never looked back, until now. Pacific ...

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Men in Plaid

BY ROBERT SWEENEY, PHOTOS BY MONIKA SWEENEY At one time, a story about two grown men riding motorcycles across the country while dressed in skirts would have only seen the light of day in one of the seedier tabloids. Today, in our “anything goes” society, it could very well pass without notice. But on the other hand, it might also ...

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Harley-Davidson for 2009

The big news from Harley for 2009 is that aside from a new touring frame and the release of its long awaited Trike, there really is no big news. Harley has instead opted to, in the words of Willie G. Davidson,“refresh and refine our line for 2009.” Many minor changes across the full line include new badging, higher handlebars, chrome ...

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31st Annual Redwood Run: A Real Oldtime Biker Event

  ARTICLE BY BABYDOLL PICS BY PIZANO AND BABYDOLL The Redwood Run is one of the most beloved old school biker events in the country. Each year, I look forward to this event much like I anticipate Christmas with the family. I have made many friends throughout the years, who are like high-school alumni returning to their class reunion, and ...

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The Oily Truth

By Arlin Will your motor really make more power, get better fuel economy, last longer, and run cooler, just by switching to a different brand of oil? I’ve read those claims on the back of a few synthetic oils, and always wanted to test them side by side. Well, last winter I got a call from one of the newer ...

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S & S 50th Anniversary Celebration

BY ART HALL I had been aware of the S&S 50th celebration for quite some time but it wasn’t until I reread the website that I realized what a huge event this was going to be. The concept was simple but huge – invite 50 builders from around the world to build one bike each using an S&S engine. My ...

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Humble Hero Gets Harley

It started with a conversation at a local Starbuck’s while CD was waiting for his coffee. I went back in to see what the hold up was and CD introduced me to Bob Lopez. Bob was telling him about his son who had just returned from a tour in Iraq and would be picking up his brand new Harley at ...

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