National Stories

Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run

Forward: My name is Koz Mraz, I’m a moto-journalist writing a story about the eight million Americans who work the graveyard shift. I was intrigued by these night shifters and graveyard tanker yankers. Where do midnight riders eat and sleep while traversing the dark tarmac at witching hour. This story is about Truckers, men and women delivering precious cargo. And ...

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Motorcycles of the Stars

Story by Ray Seidel Today we think of our motorcycles as the trinity: 1) transportation 2) works of art, and 3) best friend. Soon after the turn of the last century, however, as mass production of the automobile dropped its price to less than that of most bikes, it was clear there was more bang for the buck in buying ...

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On The Cover: Saboteur by David Uhl

Uhl Studios recently announced the worldwide release of David Uhl’s third Steampunk piece, titled “Saboteur”. Followers of David’s Fine Art program and QT Magazine (Feb. 2014 and 2015) have enjoyed the beauty and success of the first two in this series, “Steampunk Seduction” and “The Huntress”. In David’s words, “I wanted to note that this is the most complex piece ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2015

BY PERRY AND TRACI Wednesday, the first day of the Rocky Point Rally (RPR), fell on Veterans Day (11-11-15). Being a Veteran I had a few patriotic things to take care of before we left. Loosing track of time we got a late start on our 2015 Rocky Point adventure. We ended up leaving about 8 at night…it did not ...

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Final Love Ride Raises Over $1 Million For Veterans

Grand Marshal Jay Leno, Foo Fighters and Social Distortion joined thousands of music fans, motorcycle enthusiasts and veterans in support of Wounded Warrior Project. Jay Leno, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and a star-studded cast of riders including the Harley-Davidson Royal Family—Willie G, Nancy, Bill and Karen Davidson—actors Peter Fonda, Robert Patrick, Emilio Rivera, Lorenzo Lamas, Kristy Swanson, George Gray, Sean ...

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Easy Writer: Scripting an American Road Trip

I’ve written a lot of stories in my time; everything from movie scripts, TV screenplays to song lyrics. As a Moto-Journalist I’ve traveled Hong Kong to Hollywood filling pages with photos and prose. Usually struggling with traditional writing conventions, I have no plot, no theme, no storyline; just an endless ribbon of road that unfolds before me. Yeah, we’re going ...

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THE FOO FIGHTERS TO PLAY FINAL LOVE RIDE!

By CD DAVE GROHL, legendary front man for the Foo Fighters, honors us with a cover and interview this month, despite his hectic tour schedule, the small matter of a broken leg, and nightly performances where they jam with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, and Queen’s Roger Taylor. But the gig WE all really care ...

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Rest in Peace Full Throttle Saloon

Photos by Perry & Traci As many of you know, the iconic Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis burned to the ground early this month, caused by a faulty electrical cord near the bar. The loss was estimated at $10 million but much of the insurance had shifted to cover the rental cabins, which actually still remain. Owner Michael Ballard says ...

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Children’s Ride 20th Anniversary

By Diana Olmstead On Sunday, August 23rd the Quick Throttle staff hopped on our bikes bright and early to make our way to Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma where riders were meeting up to take part in the much anticipated Children’s Ride 20. After a brisk hour and a half ride we pulled into the dealership at about 8:30am. After we ...

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Ride for Autism 2015: The Stars Come Out for Autism

By RT; Photos- RT, Tomas & Perla Lazalde, & RFA staff August 1st was the 8th Annual Ride for Autism to benefit the organizations that work so hard to find a cure for this disorder and help those affected by it. It’s one of the selected rides & causes that is heartily supported by Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson in Baldwin Park, CA ...

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