Northwest Stories

Journey for Freedom Ride

For all who are wondering, the trip from Seattle to DC this year was awesome and wonderful, and several layers of skin were burnt off, just like last year. Through the help of Coors Brewing Company, among others, the ‘Journey For Freedom Fund’ was able to give out two college scholarships on our way to DC. One recipient, Skyle Messer, ...

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New Product from the Great Northwest

This past winter seemed like the longest one so far. Lots of those gray days laced with intermittent rain. The positive side is you finally have enough time to catch up, maybe even do a little research on new stuff in the catalogs. That’s just what I was doing one afternoon when I got a call from a guy wanting ...

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Mild to Wild 2007

Written by Diana Olmstead The last weekend of April, for 3 full days, the Tacoma Dome and Exhibition Center was the site of the 18th annual Mild to Wild Hot Rod and Harley Show. 190,000 square feet combined between the Dome, filled with some of the finest classic cars and hot rods on the west coast and the Exhibition Hall, ...

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Quick Throttle Magazine Expo 2007

2nd Annual Totally-Biased Review by CD & Lisa Dalgaard Pics By Pete Alva, Oso, Mikes Sayer, Randy Twells and Linda Dahl Sun, Fun, Bikes, Music, and (one of my favorite things to do) Shopping. That’s why almost 4,000 attendees came to the 2nd Annual Quick Throttle Expo on St. Patty’s Day weekend, March 17th and 18th. Ok so, this was ...

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The Radial Motorcycle

STORY & PHOTOS BY BERNIE TYRRELL One night in a bar while sketching on a napkin, (a picture of said napkin complete with beer stain is included), John Levey and his two friends/Partners, Chet Thomas and Tim Deml of the Rapid City, SD area who work in the Medical field doing repair to medical equipment such as X-ray machines, came ...

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Lessons from an Old Biker

Four wheels move the body.  Two wheels move the soul. Life may begin at 30, but it doesn’t get real interesting until  about 60 mph! You start the game of life with a full pot o’ luck and an empty pot o’ experience… The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck. If ...

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FAQ – Quick Throttle Magazine Northwest Revealed!

Started by my son Chris and his wife Lisa in California in 2001, first as Full Throttle, then changing to the name Quick Throttle, we have grown into a chain of 8 regional magazines.  Following their lead, my wife Jan and I started our own magazine in February of 2002 and published our first edition in March 2002.  As a ...

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Carroll Shelby and Rucker Performance

  TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE AMERICAN PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE Shelby Automobiles, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK) and Rucker Performance unveiled a limited production Shelby motorcycle at the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 2, 2007.  This incredible high performance American motorcycle, which rivals the power to weight ratio of the famed Shelby Cobra ...

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Harley-Davidson Introduces XL 1200N Nightster

Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles get a burst of adrenaline with the launch of the new XL 1200N Nightster. With a wicked combination of exceptional performance, unique design and a low seat height, the Nightster has a gritty, urban feel offering a sharp ride for the street. Blending the seat height and mid-mount controls with the powerful torque of the rubber-mounted Evolution ...

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