New England News

Doc’s Gets Crowd To Revived Customer Appreciation Day

WATERBURY, CT – After an absence of two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Doc’s Motorcycle Parts revived its annual customer appreciation day and bike show on Sunday, drawing hundred of riders who came to enjoy a variety of noteworthy models and to stroll in the sunshine and scarf free …

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Truck Driver Acquitted In Deaths Of Seven Riders In NH

CONCORD, NH – The commercial truck driver charged with the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a June 2019 accident in New Hampshire has been acquitted on all counts by a jury that deliberated less than three hours today. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy had pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of negligent homicide, …

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Auto-Red-Bug At Yankee Chapter Show Fits In Among Old Motorcycles

GREENFIELD, MA – It’s looks more like a go-cart than a car and a hundred years ago it was driven by the wealthy and their kids. It was called the Auto-Red-Bug and it had a one-cylinder engine that powered a single rear wheel, so it might be called a stylistic …

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Promising Start To Yankee Chapter’s National Meet

GREENFIELD, MA – Moving to a new venue always brings uncertainty and presents kinks that need to be worked out, but load-in day on Friday at the Yankee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s National Meet appeared to go smoothly. The new location at the Franklin County Fairgrounds …

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Union Garage Slowly Opening Flagship Showroom, Seeks Employees In CT

BRIDGEPORT, CT – It’s keeping a low profile until all the set-up work is completed, but motorcycle gear and apparel purveyor Union Garage this week quietly opened its new flagship retail showroom at 162 Elm Street in downtown Bridgeport. It was roughly six weeks ago that Union Garage announced plans …

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Doc’s Customer Gets A Surprise When He Takes His Purchase For Service

WATERBURY, CT – It’s a short video produced by Doc’s Motorcycle Parts and posted Tuesday on YouTube that every rider needs to watch, if only to gape. Not only is the story amazing in several respects, it’s also a reminder that the warning “let the buyer beware” is always wise …

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Solons Briefed By Pathfinders Motorcycle Club On Riding Trails At Thomaston Dam

THOMASTON, CT – A grant from the Yamaha Motor Co. to the Newtown, CT-based Pathfinders Motorcycle Club for equipment needed to maintain the riding trails behind Thomaston Dam that have been enjoyed by dirt bikers for decades gave the club members the chance to show off their volunteerism on Saturday. …

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Hill Climbs Will Resume In Monson After ZBA Overturns Cease And Desist Orders

MONSON, MA – Motorcycles and other motorized vehicles will once again be struggling up the “Monson Monster” after the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday night overturned two town-issued cease and desist orders forbidding hill climbs staged by the Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club. The prohibition on hill climbs, which have …

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Quaboag Riders M/C Seeks To Minimize Crowd At Zoning Hearing On Hillclimbs

MONSON, MA – Fearful of another postponement if too many protesters attend a rescheduled Zoning Board of Appeals meeting here tonight, the Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club is now asking supporters to show up but to disperse before the meeting starts and to not observe the proceedings. While the club is …

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Indian Motorcycle of Springfield Preps To Move With Addition of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio And Vespa

WESTFIELD, MA – Sometime in late summer or early fall, Indian Motorcycle of Springfield will get new quarters for its showroom and collection of vintage Indian models. The dealership will move roughly a half-mile north of its current location to 1120 Southampton Road (Routes 10/202) in Westfield. This will allow …

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AMA Joins The Fight To Keep Hillclimbs In Monson, MA

MONSON, MA – The showdown over the shutdown of hillclimbs staged by the Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club is now getting national attention. The Ohio-based American Motorcyclist Association is throwing its weight behind the club’s effort to get the town to relent and allow hillclimb races that date back to 1945 …

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