September 20, 2018
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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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If You Had Asked Me, I Would Have Told You…

After a layoff of a couple of months, it’s time for another riveting (or not) installment of “If You Had Asked Me, I Would Have told You…” It’s a catch-all column for small newsworthy items not hefty enough for a full post, updates on previous stories, stale press releases, opinion …

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New “The Lot” Vintage Show Set In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN – After three years of staging the Split’n Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters show at the Brooklyn Bowl bowling alley, Basket Case Productions plans to “step it up a notch,” according to promoter Girard Fox, and move outdoors this year with a new vintage motorcycle show called “The Lot.” Set …

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Firefighter Rides To Help Children’s Burn Victims

WATERBURY, CT – Waterbury firefighter Bill D’Occhio has been training for weeks. “The gym five days a week; a lot of spinning,” he said. He’s also been schlepping to Bethlehem where farmer and Bethlehem V.F.D. chief Jon O’Neill has allowed him to ride his off-road bikes “twice a week” on …

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Rob’s Dyno Service First Motus Dealer In MA

GARDNER, MA – Rob’s Dyno Service here has become the first dealer of Motus motorcycles in Massachusetts, and one of only two in New England. Owner Rob Swartz and technician Dan Cantor went to the Motus factory in Birmingham, AL in late July for training on the American-made sport bikes. …

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Riding Abandoned Route 8 In Colebrook River Lake

COLEBROOK, CT – Route 8 in Connecticut runs north-south from Bridgeport on Long Island Sound to Colebrook at the Massachusetts border. Before the flood of 1955, it was a narrow, winding road with numerous cities along the way. After the flood, dams were built on the Naugatuck River to prevent …

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Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis Keeps Rolling

AGAWAM, MA – The shiny black 1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis that Paul Murphy still rides was purchased new from what was then Easthampton Harley-Davidson for approximately $5,200. Some 36 years and maybe 150,000 miles later, it’s still on the road, although its motor has been rebuilt four times and many …

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