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EAST APRIL 2018

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3 www.thunderpress.net THUNDER PRESS April 2018 FEATURES 6 HOOLIGAN FLAT TRACK RACING The great equalizer by James Hesketh 12 2018 HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROADSTER Tearing up the twisties by Bryan Harley 22 2018 EASYRIDERS BIKE SHOW ATLANTIC CITY All that glitters is gold by The Breeze 28 TUCKER ROCKY/BIKER'S CHOICE DEALER & BRAND EXPO The tides of change by Robert Filla 34 IN MEMORIAM Mickey Jones, June 10, 1941– February 7, 2018 by Felicia Morgan 36 MECUM AUCTION Setting records in Sin City by Felicia Morgan 46 MOTOR BIKE EXPO Italian extravaganza by Marilyn Stemp 70 12TH ANNUAL DANIA BEACH VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Bygone days of heavy metal by Catherine "Katmandu" Palmer 73 20TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE EXPO AND BIKE BUILDERS INVITATIONAL Bikes 'n' boogie by SunDancer 74 THE ONE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Dreams, innovation and creativity by Shannon Parker 91 TIMONIUM MOTORCYCLE SHOW A ray of sunshine on a cloudy day by The Breeze 96 LAPPING LAUGHLIN Cruising the Colorado by Felicia Morgan 99 GREAT AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW Hotlanta happening by JP Brady Volume 27 • Issue 1 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Marjorie Kleiman MANAGING EDITOR: Cristy Pazera CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Ernie Copper, Felicia Morgan, Susan Swan TECHNICAL EDITOR: Kip Woodring SR. CREATIVE SERVICES PROJECT MANAGER: Angela Scott PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Samantha VanKempen ASSISTANT MARKETING DIRECTOR: Hannah Clark ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR: Haley Nelson MOTO-ANTHROPOLOGIST AT LARGE: Barbara Joans THE USUAL SUSPECTS: Buckshot, JoAnn Bortles, Grant Bourne, Rob Campbell, Raine Devries, Bryan Harley, Loretta Jackson, Sam Jones, Bob Kay, Fred Nabkey, Hazel Perry, SunDancer REPEAT OFFENDERS: The Breeze, JP Brady, Robert Filla, James Hesketh, Catherine "Katmandu" Palmer, Shannon Parker, Marilyn Stemp, Amy White PUBLISHER: Stuart Sutherland 763.383.4432, ssutherland@thunderpress.net SALES REPRESENTATIVES: Dave Clayton (National Sales Director - East) 763.383.4471, dclayton@thunderpress.net Stuart Sutherland (National Sales Director - West) 763.383.4432, ssutherland@thunderpress.net FOUNDER: Reg Kittrelle CEO: Marion Minor VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCES: Michael Murphy OPERATIONS MANAGER: Benadette Wohlman SR. VICE PRESIDENT/MARKET DEVELOPMENT: Joanne Juda GROUP PUBLISHER: Dave Voll THUNDER PRESS welcomes your letters, photos, and articles and while we handle them lovingly, we cannot be responsible for unsolicited material. Please make sure you include your name and address with all submissions, and if you want material returned, please include a SASE to 10405 6th Avenue North, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55441. A contributor's guide is available online at www.thunderpress.net. FOR SUBSCRIPTION CUSTOMER SERVICE: Call 763.383.4491 E-mail thunderpress@epgmediallc.com, visit www.ThunderPress.net, or write to Thunder Press, P.O. Box 96, Port Jervis, NY 12771. FOR DEALER DISTRIBUTION CONTACT: Robin Cooper rcooper@epgmediallc.com 763.383.4491 For more information on reprints from Thunder Press, contact Bernadette Wohlman, 763.383.4400 x4464 Published monthly by Thunder Press, Inc. Contents copyright © 2018 by EPG Media & Specialty Information. Thunder Press is a registered trademark of EPG Media & Specialty Information: Reprinting in whole, or part, can only be done with the permission of the publisher. Printed in U.S.A. CONTENTS The Voices of the Biker Community APRIL 2018 DEPARTMENTS 106 Advertisers' Index 94 Biker Friendly 55 Calendar 104 Classified 82 Keeping up with Jones 102 Marketplace 88 Partz And more… Lapping Laughlin... see page 96 All that glitters is gold… see page 22 PRODUCT REVIEWS 23 SUPRCRUZ TECH SERIES GEL PAD Cool operator Reviewed by Robert Filla COLUMNS 4 One for the Road by Shadow 8 Free Range by Felicia Morgan 10 Almost Fiction by Sam Jones 18 Locals Corner 26 Kulture Clash by Bob Kay 32 The Folded Map 40 Shop Dogs by JoAnn Bortles 42 Depth of Tread by Susan Swan 52 Ride Out of the Darkness by Grant Bourne 72 Spare Parts by Ernie Copper 72 Diner Dash by Amy White 76 Motorhead Memo by Kip Woodring 82 Cannonball Characters by Felicia Morgan 84 Where Am I? by Susan Swan 86 Rearview Mirror by Kip Woodring 90 Bullin' Through Life by Buckshot Go to thunderpress.net to see even more of your favorite biker news

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