2015 Photo Gallery

A Comstock Son Returns – Virginia City, Living History

Photographer Fritz Beckert finds his roots in the old west mining town Virginia City, as seen in historical photographs from the city’s past as well as family photos.  Follow this thread of one family’s story in a fascinating look at Virginia City, Nevada along with some of Fritz’ photos of Virginia City riders during Street Vibrations.  See the full story in Southwest & California Editions November issues.  Photos by & courtesy of Fritz Beckert, www.champagne-photography.com with November Cover Photo art by Joe Hein.

ABATE of WA Spring Opener

Photos by Diana Olmstead

American the Beautiful – A Sturgis Road Trip

With QT’s Gary Andersen & Guen.  Gary’s epic journey to the 75th Sturgis Rally included a stop at Oil City Harley-Davidson in Casper, Wyoming for their 1st Anniversary celebration, July 31st.  Read the full print story behind these images, in “Sturgis Part 2”, California & Southwest Editions October issue.  Photos by Gary A. & Guen.

Arizona Bike Week

Photos by Rusty Childress

Arizona Bike Week – Part Two

Photos by Fred Z. & Perry/Traci

Big Cover Up!

Photos from undercover investigation of activities December 14th revolving around a 19-year conspiracy between San Diego H-D, Kennedys Custom Cycles, Messengers MC & Pioneers MC. See the full special report on Quickthrottle.com and the Breaking story intro in California & Southwest Edition March issues. Surveillance photos by Art Hall & Randy Twells.

Biggs H-D Celebrity Ride

Radio personality Clint August from KGB 101.5 and Resilience Coach Dr. Ken Druck joined riders benefiting “Shelter to Soldier”—a 501c3 group  which rescues shelter dogs from an uncertain future and trains them to a high level of service as companions for Veterans who live with the effects of TBI and PTSD—Saving lives, two at a time! See the full story “It’s a Dog’s Life..and a Soldier’s Too!” in California & Southwest Editions December issues. Photos by Randy Twells & Howie Wahl.

Biggs H-D Firefighter Chili Cook-Off

August 8th Biggs Harley-Davidson got hotter than blazes with their annual Chili Cook Off benefiting the San Marcos Firefighters Association Local 4284. With one eye on the fires in Northern California in case they needed to send more boots on the ground, our firefighters took the day to mingle with the crowd and cook up some seriously hot chili among 10 chili entries. Gin Piston did rock n roll. $3000 was raised for the Firefighters Association. Full story with awards info and more in California & Southwest Edition October issue. Photos by Randy Twells.

Biggs H-D Toy Store Invasion

December 13, 2014 Kids being treated at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego got another kind of treatment—with toys and fun stuff; and the After Party at Biggs treated the riders who brought the toys!—Full story in California & Southwest Editions February issue.  Photos by Randy Twells, Yvette Packard & Howie Wahl/Biggs H-D.

Carson to San Francisco

Photos by Art Hall

Daytona Bike Week

Photos by Pastor Z

Elko Motorcycle Jamboree

Elko Nevada was the location for the Rumble in the Rubies- the 15th Annual Elko Motorcycle Jamboree, June 19-21.  Riders from far and wide converged for a weekend of fun with a Car & Bike Show, patriotic ceremonies, a parade, celebrity appearances, food, fun and great music.  Capped off by great scenic riding and the opening of the brand new Gold Rush Harley-Davidson.  Read the whole story in California & Southwest Edition August issues—Photos by Debbie Rodriguez & Sherry Kirby.

Gold Rush Harley-Davidson in Elko, Nevada

There’s a Gold Rush in Northern Nevada!  Gold Rush H-D had its official first day of business Saturday June 20th during Elko Motorcycle Jamboree and the place was jumping! Gold Rush is the 3rd and latest addition to the family of dealers including Snake H-D in Twin Falls, Idaho and Oil City H-D in Casper, Wyoming.   Great tour stops and a triple resource for all things Harley while you’re out on the open road.   Full story in California & Southwest edition August issues.  Photos by Debbie Rodriguez.

Harley and the Pirates

Harley and the Pirates play at Saddletramps MC’s Biketobeer Fest and also Hippie Night at Pal Joey’s in San Diego.  See their info on our Band Page!  Photos by Randy Twells.

Hollister Freedom Rally

Photos by Fred Z., Heidi Priddy, and assorted BFC members

LA Calendar Show

July 25th at Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, Ca., the Calendar Bike Building Championship with beautiful bikes and beautiful models introduced the newest FastDates.com Calendars.  See full story with list of winners in order as shown here in California & Southwest Editions September issues.  Images #1-20 Courtesy Jim Gianatsis, #21-25 by Art Hall & #26-31 by Pete Alva.

Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson Demo Days

Progressive Rock and 2016 Harley- Davidson Motorcycles made a great high energy combo at Laidlaw’s Harley Sept. 12.  We got riders’ feedback on several models. We show them and many more here from the day’s experience.  See the full story in California & Southwest Editions November issues. Photos by Randy Twells and contributed/sourced.

Laughlin River Run

Laughlin River Run- See full story in Quick Throttle California & Southwest Editions’ June issue.   Photos by Fred Z. and Perry & Traci Nelson.

Laughlin River Run – American Heroes Poker Run

Keeps on rolling as it has for over 15 years.  Founded by Dal-Con Promotions and supported by Tropicana Laughlin & Mother Road H-D, the run supports our Veterans through American Legion Post 87 in Bullhead City, AZ.  Full story in Quick Throttle California & Southwest Editions July 2015 issues.  Photos courtesy of Tropicana Laughlin, Mother Road H-D, Post 87 website, & landscapes by RT.

Love Ride – The Grand Finale 1

Photos by Gary “Koz” Mraz

Love Ride – The Grand Finale 2

Photos by Pastor Z

Love Ride – The Grand Finale 3

Photos by Ray Seidel

Love Ride – The Grand Finale 4


NCY Motorsports Victory Motorcycles Demo Event

NCY Motorsports Owner and former motorcycle racer Jim Hurkman leads the Victory Motorcycle Demo rides on a varied route in North San Diego County, April 24 & 25.  Full story  with Real Riders Talk Back reviews, in Quick Throttle California & Southwest Editions’ June issue.  Photos by Randy Twells.

Oil City H-D 1st Anniversary

Located in Casper, Wyoming near the scenic North Platte River, Oil City Harley-Davidson welcomed Sturgis riders July 31st to their 1st Anniversary Party and a concert by Jimmie Van Zant’s band.  Nearby Fort Casper and an oil derrick show area history and industry.  Full road trip story by Gary Andersen in California & Southwest October issues. Photos by Gary Andersen.

Oyster Run

Photos by Diana Olmstead

Olympia Toy Run 2014

Photos by Diana Olmstead,Robin Hudson, Nan Bridges, Jacob Hudson, Lisa CvC

Redwood Run

The Kiwanis Original Redwood Run was the destination June 12-14.  Full story by Mike Joseph (Section 8 Cycle Supply) in California & Southwest Editions August issue.   Photos by Mike Joseph, and Lawrence Browne & Trevor Yee of Sideways Cycle.

Ride for Autism

August 1st -Starting out at Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson in Baldwin Park, CA, over 550 riders & supporters raised $20,000 at this year’s Los Angeles Ride For Autism, with support from actor Dean McDermott as well as actor & musician Rob Morrow who performed with the band Angel City Devils during the after party held at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana, CA.  Full story in California & Southwest editions October issue.  Photos by Randy Twells and contributed by Tomas & Perla Lazalde & RFA Staff.

Rocky Point Rally

Photos by Perry & Traci

Saddletramps Biketobeer Fest

Lakeside Saddletramps MC held their 11th Annual Biketobeer Fest campout at Viejas Indian Reservation’s Ma-Tar-Awa RV Park Oct. 9-11, benefiting the East San Diego County Boys & Girls Clubs. The beer flowed and fun followed!  Full story in California & Southwest Editions December issues.   Photos by Randy Twells, Barry Claessens Photography, Ms. Marie (+ contributed).

San Diego Indian & Victory Fall Demo Days

Bringing riders back for more—Find out what Demo participants Di Somers & Ed Myers thought of their rides in the full story, California & Southwest Editions February issue.  Photos by Randy Twells, Geri Hernandez & Hava Eisenson.

SOA – Reflecting on the 7-Year Journey

Photos by Ray Seidel

Street Vibrations – Fall #1

Professional photographer Kevin LeVezu captures a variety of scenes in Reno, Virginia City and on the road.  See full story behind the photos in California & Southwest Editions November issues.

Street Vibrations – Fall #2

Scenes from Reno and Virginia City captured by professional photographer Chris Oggerino.  See full story in California & Southwest Editions November issues.

Street Vibrations – Fall #3

Irish Flame our Northern Nevada Correspondent covered Street Vibrations Fall Rally.  Downtown Reno rocked and Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson and Reno Cycles & Gear held parties during the weekend too.  Virginia City gave riders a great ride destination as did the Mustang Ranch.  See full story in California & Southwest Editions November issues.  Photos by Irish Flame except as noted in captions.

Street Vibrations – Fall #4

Professional photographer Tad Cornwell shot scenes of the action in Reno and Virginia City.  You can see more of his work at www.tadsphoto.net .

Street Vibrations – Spring

Thunder Rolled Above and Below in Reno, Tahoe and Virginia City as riders took to the streets & scenic highways- Full story in California & Southwest Editions July issues. Photos by Kevin LeVezu.

Sturgis 1

Photos by Rusty Childress

Sturgis 2

Photos by Perry & Traci Nelson

Sweetwater Harley-Davidson’s Blanket & Coat Drive

SOA’s Goldie DeWitt & his 1Down Motorcycle Club joined SOA/film actor David Fernandez, Jr. and a crowd of riders to directly provide warm items to homeless Vets & others in need. Full story in California & Southwest Edns. February issue. Photos by Randy Twells & Chuck Sanfilippo.

Sweetwater H-D is Back In the Saddle

With a preview of the 2016 Harleys fresh from the Motor Company on Sept. 3rd, Sweetwater Harley-Davidson put on a party and invited all to join them, back in the saddle! See the full story in California & Southwest Editions December issues. Photos by Randy Twells.

The Last Call

The Last Call- plays at the Toy Store Invasion after-party at Biggs Harley-Davidson in San Marcos, CA, December 2014.   Enjoy!  Photos by Randy Twells.

Thunder on the Lot

Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson’s signature event Thunder On The Lot benefits Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley.  This 21st year, Thunder struck at a new venue—Lancaster City Park.  Headed up by Ron and Yvette Emard, Thunder has raised over $4.2 Million for the charities.  Bands Foghat and Bostyx performed.  Big prize drawings included a new 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide and a $25,000 in ground swimming pool.  See full story in California & Southwest September issues.  Photos by Art Hall.

Tijuana Toy Run

San Diego Harley-Davidson and the Solo Angeles MC bring you the country’s ONLY International toy run!  Hundreds of riders accompanied the San Diego Harley and Solo Angeles MC cargo vans carrying over 300 bicycles donated by San Diego Harley plus hundreds of rider-donated toys for the ride to Tijuana BC, Mexico. There the toys are given to the children on the spot as all enjoy a huge party in the street. Full story in March 2015 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, California & Southwest Editions.  Photos by Randy Twells & Jorge “Dr. Cancun” Sandoval.

Top-Line Industrial Supply 3rd Annual Charity Car & Bike Show

Thunder, Rain & Hail in San Gorgonio Pass could not dampen the spirits of those who wanted to hold and participate in this Car & Bike Show July 18th to benefit Carol’s Kitchen, a feed-the-hungry charity serving the San Gorgonio Pass area, that Carol Ragan’s parents started after Carol was killed on a motorcycle by a drunk driver.  Read the full inspiring story in California & Southwest editions’ September issues.  Photos by Art Hall and Courtesy of Sam Baldi.

Toy Runs: Southwest Style

Photos by Wild Bill





4 thoughts on “2015 Photo Gallery”

  1. Hello, i was wondeting if you had the pictures you took of me, lady with the cross purse and my gun from the bikers and bulls CCHA.
    I would love a copy please
    Just let me know. Thanks

  2. Hey art I was the friend of Robert Patrick at the LB grand prix celeb race . See if I could get the photos you took . Thanks

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