Southwest Stories

The Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow, Poland, Unveils One of its Rarest & Most Unique Exhibits

ON OCTOBER 21ST, THE WORLD-RENOWNED US RESTAURANT WILL ADD A CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE TO ITS COLLECTION OF ROCK AND ROLL ARTIFACTS. The Cafe Racer, developed by Polish custom bike company Game Over Cycles (GOC), will show just what happens when the motorcycle world and the music world collide. Known for their groundbreaking ideas, the GOC crew started out with ...

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Cannonball Run 2016

Story by Ray Seidel Sept 10-25, 2016. 3,133 miles from Atlantic City NJ to Carlsbad CA on 93 100+ year old motorcycles ridden by riders from 8 countries. Now after three successful events, the Cannonball has become an American institution, bringing in riders, and collectors from all over the world. Restorations have taken on a new meaning as skilled engine ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide Review

114 Cubes of Pure Rock and Roll Story: Gary Koz Mraz, Photography: Riles & Nelson The baddest bike on the Harley-Davidson block is without doubt the 2017 Custom Vehicle Operation (CVO) Street Glide. The 1868cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 is the undeniable rock star of the new three-engine Milwaukee-Eight lineup. Producing a claimed 124 ft. /lbs. of torque at just 3250 rpm, ...

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YOUR SHIP HAS COME IN: 2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING MOTORCYCLES

By Koz Mraz You’ve heard the saying, “When my ship comes in” referring to when your dreams come true; well, it just happened. You now have every reason to make that dream a reality … no excuses. If you own a Harley, it might be time to upgrade, if you don’t, well maybe it’s time you did. The new 2017 ...

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Harley & the Davidsons

Story by Ray Seidel, Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel “Living by your own rules” 1903. We all know that date – the year Harley-Davidson was born, and the year this story begins in this three two-hour miniseries. Keeping in mind this is a docudrama, NOT a documentary, this is an exciting ride through the first three decades of American motorcycling. ...

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Sturgis 2016

“If you don’t have fun it’s your own damn fault” Story by Geri Cidot; Photos-GC & as noted* That was the message another solo female rider I met at Sturgis received in response to her text to a friend the morning after arriving. When the surrealism of being at this huge event alone was overwhelming, she starting crying at breakfast. ...

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Sturgis ’16

More Than Bikers, Babes and Beer Story by Ray Seidel, photos by Ray Seidel and courtesy of the Buffalo Chip INTRODUCTION Well, I’ve never been to Sturgis and wanted to find out what it’s all about, so this year I made the trip. Of course I’ve seen bits here and there on TV, but I was in for a big ...

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The Stars Come Out for the 9th Annual Ride For Autism

Autism: a brain-based disorder that generally appears in early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people, and in using language and abstract concepts. Story by Tom Christian with Randy Twells, Photos by Tom Christian It takes a person with a big heart and integrity with absolute love for family with a drive from heaven- to ...

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ROAD TEST: 2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition Review

In 1947 the Bell X-1 was the world’s first airplane to break the sound barrier. Piloted by Chuck Yeager, this icon of mankind’s need-for-speed hangs forever frozen at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Victory, in honor, named their new Magnum, “The X-1 Stealth” claiming the “Loudest Victory Bagger” ever built. Designed for serious music and motorcycle fans, Victory drops the sonic bomb with a ...

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The Hollister Experience

Story & Photos by Geri Cidot When the decision was made to go to the Hollister Independence Rally for the 4th of July weekend, I really didn’t know what to expect. I read about some of the history of the Independence Rally and if you web search Hollister Rally you will find multiple articles of the infamous 1947 Hollister motorcycle ...

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