Southwest Featured Stories

Fun Fabulous Fourth– Women Who Ride

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo Photography by Tonya Harvey and Shannon Venturo     The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s always a “feel good” day that takes me back to all the reasons I am proud to be an American.  Family celebrations like picnics, barbecues and fireworks show a great emphasis on the American tradition of ...

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The Inaugural ‘Bring the Ruckus’

By Justin James Photos by Chan Mainor/Chanzilla Multimedia & Christian Schuck Over the last decade and a half, I have attended, entered or judged more custom motorcycle shows than I can even count. Throughout all these shows, I have seen issues such as biased judging, questionable rules and senseless scoring criteria produce results that are profoundly blasphemous. A custom bike ...

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Run-A-Mucca 2019 Custom Bike Show

By Justin James Many motorcycle rallies are becoming glorified craft fairs. Luckily my favorite one, Run-A-Mucca, is not on that bandwagon and is still centered around motorcycles and motorcycle enthusiast culture. The event schedule and attractions included rides, poker runs, live music, good food/drinks, stunt shows, vendors, bike games, wheelie simulator, stereo contest, bike giveaway, 1/8 mile all-motorcycle drags, the ...

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Yuba City Harley-Davidson Party

By Kat Plank It was a hot summer afternoon and the Third Annual Harley-Davidson of Yuba City Anniversary BBQ was in full swing. Women were dancing as the Fryed Brothers Band performed on a stage erected in the dealership lot. The wind swirled Harry Fryed’s long hair and beard around him as he sang and sawed on his fiddle. It ...

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Run-A-Mucca 2019

Seems like a  theme, another rained out Run-A-Mucca. But, WAIT… the die hard rally go-ers know that if it does rain, the weather ALWAYS clears up for the main party! By Tina Zajkowski Photos by Tina Zajkowski and Len Trout Yes, despite the rain, it cleared up for the Soldier of the Year award, bike burn and the concert. It ...

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2019 Street Vibrations Spring Rally: it’s the people!

Story by Chris Oggerino; Photos by Chris O & Christine Z We’ve been writing articles about Street Vibrations for several years now. In those articles, you could easily learn what Street Vibrations is. We’ve told you that it’s thousands of bikers coming to Reno to get together and have a great time. We’ve told you that the downtown area of ...

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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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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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