Southwest

We are on our way: remembering “Digger Dave” Hightower

By Nava Gray Sometimes in life it is not where we are going, but how we get there that matters the most. I remember when I was little and my Dad, Digger Dave and I would pack up the saddlebags with a few essential supplies and head off to unknown destinations. My Dad, who called me Navigator, would allow me ...

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July 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In the July 2019 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, we take a look at the brand-new Yamaha Star Eluder and we get to know Stacy McCleary of Stacy’s Garage. Plus, we visit the Motorcycle Rodeo Boogie, Cliff Castle Casino, Varysburg and we pay respects to our friend “Digger” Dave.   NORTHWEST EDITION:  In the July 2019 issue of ...

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June 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: The June 2019 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine is packed with trips to Sedona, Spring Thaw, Buffalo Motorama and Daytona. Plus we check out the Blue Collar Build Off, the Steel Horse Saloon’s Trifecta and much more!   NORTHWEST EDITION:  In the June 2019 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine: Northwest, we visit the Northwest Harley-Davidson Spring Kick-Off, ABATE ...

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Steel Horse Saloon’s Trifecta, Patrick’s Run

By Perry & Traci Nelson Starting at the end of March through the first week of April motorcycle enthusiasts head down to my beautiful hometown state of Arizona, where there are motorcycle events and activities throughout the entire state. One of the first events that happens, in the Phoenix metro area, is the Trifecta. TRIFECTA The Trifecta is a Bike ...

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Blue Collar Build Off 2019

By Rob Borden In only its third year, the Blue Collar Build Off is making a huge splash in the “low budget, amateur bike building” world. It has already been featured all over the country in everything from internet blogs, to mainstream radio, national magazines, newspaper headlines and even the ABC News. Rob Borden, BCBO founder, says that competitors have ...

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Zipping at the top of the world

By Bryan Hall Everyone says it, and mostly it’s true: “There’s never anything good on TV.” I’ve said it so many times I have lost count. Come on, admit it: you’ve said it too. It was one of those times when I accidentally stumbled across something worth watching. One of the actors from “The Living Dead” is also a rider, ...

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Dysfunctional Veterans: 2019 Blue Collar Build Off Champions

By Justin James Photos by Michael Hernandez. Model: Baylee Krisine Smith The 2019 Blue Collar Build Off brought some of the most talented custom motorcycle builders you’ve never heard of to Las Vegas and the Saddle Sore Ranch over the weekend of March 29-31. A total of 26 teams started the competition and eighteen made it to the finale. Of ...

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Bling Devas

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo After riding with many great people in her early days as a new “biker chick,” and a lot of miles by herself out on two wheels,  “Dazzlin” decided that she wanted to start an all-female motorcycle club.   “It was early 2014 and I was blasting down a mountain with two other women: Carolyn Shirley “Cupcake” ...

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Sedona: Planes, Trains and Sidecars

By Koz Mraz & Christina Fior Thousands of motorcyclists come to Arizona for fun in the sun, but many don’t realize that 33% of Arizona is forested and mountainous with Humphreys Peak reaching an elevation of 12,562 feet. From the snow-capped mountains and pine forests of Show Low to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, you can traverse extraordinarily diverse ...

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May 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: The May 2019 edition of Quick Throttle Magazine is dedicated to women who ride! We also check out the Bling Devas and motorcycle clubs for women. Plus, we take a look at the 2019 Vulcan Vaquero, report on the NHRA Drag Racing and Daytona Bike Week, plus much more.   NORTHWEST EDITION:  The May 2019 edition of Quick ...

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