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January 2019          
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What Is Freedom Bikers Night?
It’s a Celebration Service for bikers and anyone else who loves Rockin’ Tunes, Soul-Searching Messages, and A Bikers’ Atmosphere. An Invite for those who love to ride: All “Colors,” Choppers, Harleys, Wings, Victorys, and “Whatevers” ...or don’t ride…
All are welcome at the foot of the Cross!

FREEDOM BIKERS NIGHT
At Life House Church

Freedom Bikers Night meets at 7 p.m.
the First Fridays of every Month!

Directions:
Life House Church is located at 17 Jericho Rd. Middleboro MA
1.5 miles south of the junction of Rt. 28 and 105, just off Rt. 28 across from The Cabin Restaurant.

For More info, please contact Carl MacLennan @ victoryrider777@yahoo.com 
http://freedombikersnight.webs.com/
Confirmed Date   Jan 1  (Tuesday)  17th Annual Xtreme Cold Run! Jan 1st...
yep! New Years Day! Starts at NOON, ends around 3~

Ride leaves from Robinson's Ace Hardware, Nichols Road, in Framingham at noon sharp

Ride is free, no entry fee, you only pay for food!

Non riders can meet at Marlboro Moose Lodge, 67 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro, MA - Lunch at 1pm


INVITE YOUR FRIENDS - THANKS !!!!

Confirmed Date  Jan 5 (Saturday) Turkey Shoot - Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor's Fund
The Chop Shop Pub & Grub
920 Lafayette Rd, Seabrook, New Hampshire 03874

Turkey Shoot 2018-2019: – Darts, Pool, Pistol-Crossbow & Air Hockey Competition
(1:00pm start/registration, last registration at 2:30pm)

Sponsored and hosted by Check Twice Signs: Check Twice – Save a Life on the 1st Saturday of every month from November 2018 – April 2019 at The Chop Shop Pub in Seabrook, NH (920 Lafayette Road/Route 1).

Join Riders Helping Riders and Check Twice Signs on the 1st Saturday of every month from November 2018 – April 2019 for the 2018-2019 Turkey Shoots: Darts, Pool, Pistol-Crossbow and Air Hockey Competition!

Teams of four compete (both as a team, and individually) for trophies, medals and Top Shots! Join a team, or cheer everyone on! Coming solo or in a smaller group? We’ll match you up and build a team! Enjoy food, fun, camaraderie and competition!

Confirmed Date Jan 12 (Saturday) Moose Shoot - Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor's Fund
Moose Shoot 2018-2019: Darts, Pool, Pistol-Crossbow Competition

Sponsored and hosted by Check Twice Signs: Check Twice – Save a Life on the 2nd Saturday of every month from November 2018 – April 2019 at The Braintree Moose Lodge #413 in Braintree, MA (175 Howard Street).

(1:00pm start/registration, last registration at 2:30pm)

Join The Southeastern Massachusetts Motorcyclists’ Survivors Fund and Check Twice Signs on the 1st Saturday of every month from November 2018 – April 2019 for the 2018-2019 Moose Shoot: Darts, Pool, Pistol-Crossbow Competition

Teams of four compete (both as a team, and individually) for trophies, medals and Top Shots! Join a team, or cheer everyone on! Coming solo or in a smaller group? We’ll match you up and build a team! Enjoy food, fun, camaraderie and competition!
Confirmed Date Jan 12 (Saturday) United Motorcyclists of Vermont Harley Raffle
The UMV Annual Harley Raffle will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2017 at the VFW in Hyde Park, VT. Tickets are available now. Contact your local friendly UMV member

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Placeholder Date - the event is not yet confirmed, copied from last year! Jan 12 (Saturday) Thaw Buster at Southhampton Harley Davidson in Southampton, MA

Author and training expert, Ken Condon of www.ridinginthezone.com, will be the key speaker at special “Thaw buster” events hosted by 3 Dealers in January.

Southampton, MA at Southampton Harley-Davidson

Join us for a presenation by Ken Condon, Instructor, Author, & Journalist. Ken will help us bust the top 10 motorcycling myths! Space is limited for this FREE seminar, so be sure to pre-register! All riders are invited to see this as a chance to build bridges, lower barriers and learn what’s available in the Northeast during 2018.

Ken has been a motorcyclist for four decades, and is best known as the author of Riding in the Zone, Motorcycling the Right Way, and his Street Savvy column for Motorcyclist Magazine. He is also chief instructor for Tony's Track Days, a 20-year MSF instructor and owner of Riding in the Zone Rider Training.

This event is open riders of all makes and models! This is a FREE event, and light lunch will be provided for those who register ahead of time. Very valuable door prizes will include full access tickets to Americade, premium Wiley-X eyewear, and a full track day tuition fully paid among others.


Tickets are available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thaw-busting-seminar-with-ken-condon-tickets-39519898079?aff=efbeventtix 

Placeholder Date - the event is not yet confirmed, copied from last year! Jan 19 (Saturday) Thaw Buster at Yankee Harley Davidson in Bristol, CT

Author and training expert, Ken Condon of www.ridinginthezone.com, will be the key speaker at special “Thaw buster” events hosted by 3 Dealers in January.

Bristol, CT at Yankee Harley-Davidson

Join us for a presenation by Ken Condon, Instructor, Author, & Journalist. Ken will help us bust the top 10 motorcycling myths! Space is limited for this FREE seminar, so be sure to pre-register! All riders are invited to see this as a chance to build bridges, lower barriers and learn what’s available in the Northeast during 2018.

Ken has been a motorcyclist for four decades, and is best known as the author of Riding in the Zone, Motorcycling the Right Way, and his Street Savvy column for Motorcyclist Magazine. He is also chief instructor for Tony's Track Days, a 20-year MSF instructor and owner of Riding in the Zone Rider Training.

This event is open riders of all makes and models! This is a FREE event, and light lunch will be provided for those who register ahead of time. Very valuable door prizes will include full access tickets to Americade, premium Wiley-X eyewear, and a full track day tuition fully paid among others.


Tickets are available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thaw-busting-seminar-with-ken-condon-tickets-39519898079?aff=efbeventtix 

Confirmed Date  Jan 19-20  (Saturday - Sunday) The Springfield Motorcycle Show  

The Springfield Motorcycle Show is a high-end, top shelf motorcycle event that brings together bike builders, manufacturers, and retailers in a rocking atmosphere that delivers fun and enjoyment for the whole family!  This two day mega event is the ultimate one-stop shopping experience for motorcycle enthusiasts. 

Ron FinchSMS Special Guest: Ron Finch

Look who’s riding into the Springfield Motorcycle Show!  That’s right, back by popular demand we have none other than the living legend himself.  We are so excited to have Motorcycle Master Ron Finch back at the Springfield Motorcycle Show.

For over 45 years, Ron has been building some of the worlds greatest and most artistic custom motorcycles! 

With limitless creativity and a keen eye for turning metal into fine art, Ron is known throughout the world  as one of the very best. 

His creations have been featured in hundreds of magazines, several art museums and at motorcycle shows around the world.

 

 

METALifeRon
METALife

Ron’s latest creative outlet is a style of art he calls METALife

You will be amazed by these Incredible metal sculptures that only the creative master himself could dream up down at the show. 

 

Ron has been seen on TV during Discovery Channel's "Biker Build  Off."  He’s also been on the Speed Channel, National Geographic, the Travel Channel and TLC.  This is your chance to come and meet this legend of the custom motorcycle world!

 

Larry VaughnThis year, our Feature Builder is Larry Vaughn.

Larry is a well recognized expert in the motorcycle industry and we are excited to have this master craftsman and  Three-Time Hot Bike Tour Winner with us at the show!

Larry specializes in Harley-Davidson Turbo Chargers and all things Harley.  Larry is  featured in Easy Rider, Hot Bike, American Iron, and Baggers Magazine to name a few of the accolades he has received.  Larry is also the proud owner of a slew of awards and trophies he’s picked up at motorcycle shows around the country.

In addition to entering bike shows, Larry also has time to run a full service shop that offers performance enhancements, turbocharger installs, and customization on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  Come down to the show and meet Larry Vaughn in person and check out his latest builds.

Meet Gloria Struck

Hall of Fame Inductee, Book Author, and Rider at 92 Years Young!

Hall of Fame Inductee

Gloria

Gloria Struck


Gloria Struck epitomizes that age is just a number.  This feisty lady began riding motorcycles way back in 1941.  She was only 16 at the time and with that first ride, she was hooked.  The trill, adventure, and freedom that motorcycle riding provides is something that riders can relate to everywhere.  Now Gloria, a Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee, has completed her first book titled, “Gloria – A Lifetime Motorcyclist: 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding.”  Come to the book signing meet and greet and get to know this special lady!

Peddlar BridgesK. Peddlar Bridges - “The Road Poet”

We are thrilled to have Biker Poet, K. Peddlar Bridges back with us at the show.  He is the recent winner of the Fritzie Baer Award.  Congratulations Peddlar!  You earned it.

Have you seen his recent article in Connecticut Cruise News?  It is all about Gloria Struck.  It is well worth seeking out to read before coming to the show..  Pick up the December 2018 edition and check out the Road Poet’s Page.

 

PeddlarGloria

 

 

Here is a recent picture of Peddlar and Gloria Struck from Laconia 2018. 
Photo by Lori Struck Desilva.

You get to meet both of these incredible authors at the show! 

You’ll find Peddlar on the Main Stage reading original works as well as meeting with the folks and sharing motorcycle info, history, and stories.  Peddlar is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to motorcycle history. 

Be sure to get his book “Laconia Motorcycle Week 1916 – The Beginning,” while at the show.  It will be available for purchase and signing.  It is filled with Laconia history as well as stories of his personal experiences through the years. 
 

Larry CayhillFeatured Artist: Larry Cahill

Extraordinary photography is what every great builder seeks out.  Great photography elevates even the most highly crafted custom motorcycle to an even higher level.  This expertise and visual talent is reflected in every image Larry Cahill  takes and it is why we have selected him to be our Featured Artist at the show.

This year, our Door Prize will be a special certificate from Larry Cahill Photography. The Door Prize winner will get a personal photo session at the location of their choice  (within a 90 minute drive of Boston MA)

FIND OUT MORE...

Image: Larry Cahill Photography
Owner: Darryl Sargent - Kandyman Kustom Paints
Model: Lauren Bowden
 

2019 Motorcycle Competition

Springfield Motorcycle ShowSponsored by the Haymond Law Firm, This motorcycle event is New England’s Biggest and Best ALL Brand Motorcycle show.  The competition draws expert builders from every corner of New England and beyond! 

Fans love the competition, because they can participate.  Show attendees determine the outcome of the people’s choice award.  In addition, we also have our prestigious judges’ choice along with many trophy categories and special recognition awards.  It’s all up for grabs at this year’s motorcycle competition. 

motorcycle competition entry formFrom chopper to street cruiser, the motorcycle competition has something for everyone.  It’s time to get your entry form and join in this time honored tradition that takes place in the Young Building.

Rob Lations

 

Featured Builder:  Rob Lations

Rob Lations from Ol’ School Custom Fabrication will be with us at the show.  We are excited to have Rob as a Featured Builder this year.

You may have seen Rob Lations in Cycle Source Magazine.  He Harley-Davidson deamed, “The Liberator,” was featured in the November 2016 Issue of the magazine. 

He has many other great builds as well.  Come down to the show and check out some of his latest work. 

It will be easy to see why we have selected Rob Lations to be one of our Featured Builders at this year’s motorcycle show.

 

 

Shovelhead

 

Live Rock Music

SHOVELHEAD keeps the show rocking all weekend long!  They are not the only entertainment that is lined up for the weekend.  There will be things happening on the Main Stage all the way up to the annual Awards Ceremony.  Don’t miss out on any of the action. 

Everyone loves to find out who won the Bike Competition.  It is going to be another great year filled with spectacular motorcycles from all around New England, so be sure to watch this years awards ceremony at the end of the show!   

 

Yankee Chapter AMCAThe Antique Motorcycle Club of America

The Yankee Chapter of the AMCA returns to the motorcycle show with their latest display of antique motorcycles.  The AMCA defines an antique as at least 35 years old.  Be sure to stop by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America booth and see their members’ vintage rides and learn more about their organization and what they do throughout the year.

If you are wondering what types of motorcycles you might see on display, just take a look at these bikes from the club.

1936 R12 SportTouring

 

The oldest is a 1936 BMW R12 Sport Touring version! This is the first production motorcycle to be equipped with hydraulically dampened  front forks. The 750 cc engine utilizes magneto ignition and is  configured with twin carbs. Most R12s have a single carb engine that  puts out 18 HP. This twin carb sport version engine puts out an  outrageous 20 HP.

This R12 has won awards at the Greenwich Concours dElegance and the Hilton Head Island Concours.

 

1955 R50

 

Another impressive bike is a Model 1955 R50 (1956 production year).  This is the first production motorcycle to be equipped with swing arm (Earls) front forks.  This R50 has won Best in Class at both Greenwich and Hilton  Head. The AMCA has judged this to be a 100 point bike. The Vintage BMW Club rates it over 99 points. 

So if you have a passion for older model motorcycles, be sure to stop by the Yankee Chapter of the AMCA’s booth while you are down at the show and see their impressive display of antique motorcycles.

Easy Rider Road Show

Easy Rider Road ShowA crowd favorite for the movie buffs. 

The Easy Rider Traveling Road Show is special display that has both a Captain America and  Billy bike.  These two classics styles of old school motorcycles were made famous during the cult classic film, Easy Rider.  Come see the  bikes along with a huge collection of movie memorabilia. 

These are just a few highlights of what you’ll see at a SMS show. 

Mark your calendar for January 19-20, 2019 at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield.  You know the place, it’s the Home of the “Big E”  It is going to be a great weekend filled with fun and excitement.  See you there!

Larry Cahill Photography will be displaying some of his recent motorcycle, car, and truck images.  Make sure that you stop at his booth and say Hello!

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Image: Larry Cahill Photography
Owner: Darryl Sargent - Kandyman Kustom Paints

 

Eastern States Exhibition
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA

Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Adults $15
Children 6-12 $5
Children under 5 Free

 

Placeholder Date - the event is not yet confirmed, copied from last year! Jan 26 (Saturday) Thaw Buster at Wilkins Harley Davidson in Barre, VT

Author and training expert, Ken Condon of www.ridinginthezone.com, will be the key speaker at special “Thaw buster” events hosted by 3 Dealers in January.

Barre, VT at Wilkins Harley-Davidson

Join us for a presenation by Ken Condon, Instructor, Author, & Journalist. Ken will help us bust the top 10 motorcycling myths! Space is limited for this FREE seminar, so be sure to pre-register! All riders are invited to see this as a chance to build bridges, lower barriers and learn what’s available in the Northeast during 2018.

Ken has been a motorcyclist for four decades, and is best known as the author of Riding in the Zone, Motorcycling the Right Way, and his Street Savvy column for Motorcyclist Magazine. He is also chief instructor for Tony's Track Days, a 20-year MSF instructor and owner of Riding in the Zone Rider Training.

This event is open riders of all makes and models! This is a FREE event, and light lunch will be provided for those who register ahead of time. Very valuable door prizes will include full access tickets to Americade, premium Wiley-X eyewear, and a full track day tuition fully paid among others.


Tickets are available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thaw-busting-seminar-with-ken-condon-tickets-39519898079?aff=efbeventtix 

 

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