2017 Photo Gallery

Advertising Through the Years

A look at vintage motorcycle advertising from Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycles and more.

Super Hooligan Moto Beach Classic

First Annual event by Roland Sands Designs melded beach and bikes with multiple racing events, music and sunshine for a great inaugural at Southern California’s Huntington State Beach. Full story in CA & SW December editions.
Photos by Koz Mraz, Joe Hitzelberger & Mike Cupp

Hear the Thunder: Thunder Valley Rally

A long-running rally held in historic Cottonwood AZ, this year featured a “pinup girl” Miss TVR contest, Bootlegger Poker Run (a nod to town’s Prohibition Era past), more scenic riding, vendors, prizes and headline entertainment by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Blue Oyster Cult. Full story in CA & SW December editions.
Photos by Perry & Traci Nelson

Thunder Beach Rally

End of October at Frank Brown Park, Panama City, Florida saw riders converge from all over to enjoy the mild Florida fall climate. Features included Harley & Indian Demo Rides and Confederate Railroad & Kentucky Headhunters concert. Full story in CA & SW December editions.
Photos by Pastor Z

Bikes & Bombers

6th Annual Motorcycle Show August 26th at Lyon Air Museum at Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport where historic primarily WWII aircraft & vehicles and now also vintage bikes enthrall visitors. Featured a motorcycle show and Meet & Greets with a veteran Tuskegee Airman and WWII military re-enactors. Full story in CA & SW December editions.
Photos by Art Hall and Lisa Dalgaard

Shake, Rattle and Roll for Parkinson’s

This 5-stop dice-roll run in September through beautiful Arizona desert scenery was a great way to ride and also benefit Banner Neuro Wellness in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Full story in CA & SW December editions.
Photos by Tracy Smiles

2017 Reno Air Races

Motorcycles Fly and Airplanes Roar in this combination of adrenaline and motorhead action. Full story in CA & SW Editions’ November issues.
Photos by Chris Oggerino.

 2017 Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Thousands of motorcyclists enjoyed 5 days & nights of Northern Nevada riding, special tributes, music & entertainment and all around fun with Grand Marshal Erik Estrada, in Reno, Tahoe, Carson & Virginia City area. Full story in CA & SW editions Nov. issues.
Photos by Chris Oggerino, Christine Zajkowski, John Talbot (drone shots), Fritz Beckert & Roadshows.

36th Annual Oyster Run

Photos by SloMo, Trigger & James Waechter

Deschutes Falls 

Photos by Brian Hall

2017 Hollister Independence Rally, part 2

The Secret to a Perfect Ride Found by Thousands at Hollister, Corbin’s IMBBA Sanctioned Bike Show, and Mike Corbin the Idea Guy- full stories in CA, SW & NW editions Sept. issues.
Photos by: Terry Bert, Perry Nelson, Corbin, Chuck Abney/Boozefighters MC, Nino925, Courtesy IMBBA & Roadshows. Balcony photo of Mayor w/Erik Estrada by John Chadwell/ www.benitolink.com .

Hollister Independence Rally

Quick Throttle was there at the 70th Anniversary of Hollister’s Independence Rally as were thousands of other enthusiasts. Full story in CA & SW Editions August issues.
Photos by Perry & Traci Nelson

2017 Burgers, Bikers and Babes 

You could not ask for a better day; lots of sunshine for this fan-favored local rider event. It was spectacular, which drove the turnout of bikes, riders, gawkers and dogs to near record numbers. Photos by Shon McLeod. 

2017 NWHD Big Bad Bike Show

One of the summer’s first events was just that – BIG and BAD (in the good sense!). Northwest Harley-Davidson’s 20th Annual Big Bad Bike Show kicked off the summer season with a bang! Held this past June, the temps that day reached into the 90’s but all the gorgeous bikes on display were much hotter.
Photos by Blackjack & Joe Boyle. 

Top-Line Industrial Supply’s 5th Annual Car & Bike Show

Held at Top-Line’s Beaumont CA location, benefiting Carol’s Kitchen feeding the hungry in the local community.  Vehicles of all types including cars, trucks, motorcycles, 3 wheelers, sand rails and boats all competed for trophies. Full story in CA & SW Editions August issues; More photos by Top-Line at www.top-lineindustrial.com .
Photos by Tom Christian

Yuba City H-D Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Serving up Southern Hospitality with a crawfish feast, Southern Rock music & more, Yuba City H-D shows how it’s done! See full story in CA & SW Editions August issues.
Photos by: Makana Hansen/@maika_photography (clubs, customers, exteriors/interiors, Worlds Apart) & Kc Camera Art (Skynnyn Lynnyrd & car display, dealership exterior).

Thunder on the Lot XXIII

23rd Annual event at Lancaster’s Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park and Lancaster Blvd. Cruise-In broke the $5 Million mark in fundraising for Kids Charities of Antelope Valley. See how it was done in full story in CA & SW Editions August issues.
Photos by Steven Adams (Friday Cruise-In); K. Ross Way (Sat., Gods of Thunder KISS tribute & Smooth Sounds of Santana, Santana tribute); Gary Andersen (Sunday at the Park); Yvette Emard (add’l photos).

Arizona Thunder Run Veterans Rally

Honoring our Veterans with the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial, military exhibits, motorcycle vendors and the Cold Hard Cash Show.  Full story in CA & SW editions February issues.
Photos by Smiles, Wall Escort photo courtesy of show producer Andy Myers, & Cold Hard Cash photo courtesy of Natalie Brockman.

Men of Fire Ride for a Reason

Men of Fire MC NW AZ Chapter 6 held their 4th annual veterans Poker Run starting at the Bullhead City Fire Station #2, during Laughlin River Run to benefit Tri-State veterans via the River Fund. See full story in CA & SW Editions July issues.
Photos by Ryan Granath, President, Men of Fire MC, NW AZ Ch6. 

Run-A-Mucca- My First Time

Quick Throttle ‘Nevada Biker Chic’ Christine Z does her first Run-A-Mucca! Full story in CA & SW editions July issues.
Photos by  Christine Z and: Soldier of the Year Airman Becky Barber from www.insidenorthernnevada.com , Bike Show winners from –  www.runamucca.com

Street Vibrations, Spring 2017

Music, Metal & Motorcycles in Downtown Reno, Tahoe, Carson City & Virginia City, plus great spring riding = a great Northern Nevada motorcycle weekend experience! Full story in CA & SW Editions July issues.
Photos by Chris Oggerino.

West Coast Thunder

Photos by Tom Christian

Women Who Ride: Bling Devas at Laughlin River Run

Find out the meaning of BLING- Full story in CA & SW June issues.
Photos by Tom Christian & Courtesy of Shannon Venturo & Sam Baldi.

Mecum Vintage Motorcycle Auction Las Vegas

June 1st-3rd at South Point Hotel & Casino, 650 beautiful motorcycles were up for bid.  Featured a meet & greet preview party with 3 racing legends, and $21,000 was raised for Curing Kids Cancer. Full story in CA SW Editions July issue.
Photos by: Shannon Venturo, Eric Miller and Courtesy Mecum Auctions.

Laughlin River Run 2017, Part II

The Road Trip continues with concerts, the Good Ride, Custom Bike Show, big giveaways, and RIDING! Full story in CA SW editions July issues & NW edition August.
Photos by Tom Christian except Cheap Trick photo courtesy of Cheap Trick. 

Laughlin River Run 2017, Part I

Sam and Dawndra Baldi of Top-Line Industrial Supply had a great time at this year’s River Run. Full story in CA & SW Editions June issues.
Photos by Sam Baldi & Tom Christian.

Big Cover Up

Messengers M/C & Pioneers M/C are in on a Big Cover Up with San Diego Harley-Davidson.  Investigation reveals involvement of St. Vincent De Paul Fdn. and Brother Benno’s Fdn. too!  See full report in CA & SW February issues.
Undercover photos by Randy Twells and special assistant, with additional leaked photos from Hollywood George/VP Messengers M/C.

Olympia Toy Run 2016

Photos by Cassandra Olmstead, Robin & David Hudson

Reno Cycles & Gear Spotlight

Get acquainted with Owner Bill Hermant:  Regular Guy, ESPN Radio Commentator & Champion Racer.  See the full story in CA & SW Editions January issues.
Photos by Tom Christian, Flame, Reno Cycles & Gear, Gary Roberts, Shane Krause/Bigyeti Photography.

Rocky Point Rally 2016

Photos by Perry & Traci Nelson

Rocky Point Rally 2017

Photos by George Childress, Perry & Traci Nelson