November 19, 2017
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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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Unforgettable Sunrise Atop Mt. Washington

GORHAM, NH – There are a few things adventure-minded riders should experience at least once in their lifetime. Riding up the Mt. Washington Auto Road before dawn to watch the sun rise from the top of New England certainly qualifies among them. The sunrise run is offered to the public three …

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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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Is The Harley-Davidson V-Rod Really Dead?

Lost in the hyperbole this week of Harley-Davidson’s announcements of new 2018 models – “boasting show-stopping style and plush comfort” with its touring bikes – was the absence of any mention of a model that debuted in 2001 and continued in various forms through the 2017 model year. Missing from …

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Harley-Davidson Unveils 115th Anniversary Models

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson tonight rolled out its 2018 model lineup that includes nine 115th anniversary models. The company also announced that the 2018 slate includes eight “all-new Softail models” and five new touring models. Among the tourers are three limited-edition CVO models and new blacked-out Street Glide Special and Road …

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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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1973 Norton Roadster His Only Bike For 42 Years

THOMASTON, CT – Tom Ordway of Thomaston wasn’t expecting to buy a Norton when he went shopping for a motorcycle in 1975. “I went to a Harley dealer to buy a Sportster – all my buddies had Sportsters – and this was parked over on the side,” he recalled, referring …

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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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Harley-Davidson Patch On Bucks’ Uniforms

MILWAUKEE – It’s getting to the point that there’s barely a space where an ad cannot be placed. Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson has announced a new multi-year deal whereby its iconic bar and shield logo will appear in the form of a patch on the uniforms of Milwaukee Bucks’ players, beginning with …

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