November 18, 2017
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Lloyd “Bud” Provin Grateful For Post-Fire Support

PITTSFORD, VT – It’s in times of tragedy that friends step up, and Lloyd “Bud” Provin is finding out this week just how many friends he’s made and riders he’s impacted over the years by fixing motorcycles. “It’s beyond encouraging. It’s gratifying, overwhelming, stunning,” said the owner of The Nickwackett Garage …

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Fire Damages Motorcycles Of Nickwackett Garage Owner

PITTSFORD, VT – A YouCaring fundraising effort with a $20,000 goal was launched today in the wake of an early morning fire Saturday that heavily damaged the home and motorcycle collection of Lloyd “Bud” Provin, operator of The Nickwackett Garage, a well-known shop that specializes in servicing BMW and Triumph motorcycles. …

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Celebration Of Life Planned For Stanley Lynde

BRATTLEBORO, VT – Friends and family members have been gathering at Lynde Motorsports here since word of owner Stanley Lynde’s death Monday night began spreading. An official goodbye for Lynde is now planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at 5345 Hinesburg Road in Guilford, VT. Riders will gather at the Flat …

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Ural of New England Expands Into NH

NORTH HAMPTON, NH – Ural of New England, which has been selling iconic Russian-made sidecar rigs in suburban Boston for nearly a decade, is expanding into New Hampshire with a second store located here at 108 Lafayette Road. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 …

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Lynde Motorsports Owner, Wife Injured In Crash

BELLOWS FALLS, VT – Stanley Lynde, owner of Lynde Motorsports in Brattleboro, and wife Laura D’Angelo Lynde are hospitalized today after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident late Monday afternoon on Route 5 here. Daughter Kelli Lynde Worden immediately started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to cover expenses. …

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Video: IMOC Meet Draws Sun-baked Crowd

STURBRIDGE, MA – It felt more like mid-summer than early fall, but that didn’t stop Italian motorcycle lovers from gathering today at the 34th annual IMOC meet at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club. The initials stand for Italian Motorcycle Owners Club. Models from Ducati and Moto Guzzi book-ended the …

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Doc’s Motorcycle Parts Custom And Vintage Show

WATERBURY, CT – The Doc’s Motorcycle Parts Custom and Vintage Bike Show drew many new entries on Sunday as well as a greater number of vendors and a healthy crowd of spectators. Some of the exhibitors came from far away, including Todd Bernier of Saugerties, NY with his 1979 Yamaha …

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Gallery: The Larz Anderson Classic

BROOKLINE, MA – The Larz Anderson Auto Museum staged its annual European Motorcycle Day on Sunday. Dubbed The Larz Anderson Classic, it welcomes both classic and modern British, German and Italian bikes to the spacious grounds. RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland’s Bob Rosen was there with his camera:  

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CT United Ride Imposes Restrictions, Bans Slingshots And Scooters

NORWALK, CT – Seeking to avoid the heated exchange and furor that ensued a year ago involving Slingshot owners, The CT United Ride has imposed restrictions on what types of vehicles may participate in this Sunday’s 17th annual charity ride that begins here and concludes in Bridgeport. “It’s just a …

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National Meet Moving From Hebron To Terryville

TERRYVILLE, CT – The Yankee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America is retracting the kickstand of its long-running National Meet and shifting the event cross-state from Hebron, CT to the Terryville Fairgrounds here next year. The 2018 dates at the new location will be Aug. 3 and 4. …

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Video: Philip Richter Talks Turtle Garage Collection

LAKEVILLE, CT – He’s the man behind Turtle Garage. He’s a motorcycle and car collector who blogs about his passions, which includes motorcycles and cars. Philip Richter of Ridgefield, CT has the ultimate man cave in Bedford, NY for his vintage collection. It includes a 1938 BMW R51, a 1937 …

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September Events: Busy Month With Shows, Film Festival

When the temperatures start to dip and there’s a crispness in the air, it means that the riding season is about to start winding down. It also means loads of shows to attend as summer ends and fall begins. There are at least six major shows and events across New …

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Video: Two Minutes With Max Stratton

BROOKFIELD, CT – The Max BMW brand of motorcycle dealerships, and it has truly become a recognizable brand in the northeast, began in June 2002 with the original store in North Hampton, NH. It then added a store in Brunswick, NY followed by the acquisition of Cliff’s Cycle Revolution in …

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Video: Brit Jam 2017 Draws Record Crowd

EAST HAMPTON, CT – It was a record turnout today for Brit Jam 2017, the annual vintage motorcycle show staged by the British Iron Association of Connecticut at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds. “We enjoy an incremental growth every year, and I think it’s because of a combination of things,” said …

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