Bank Forecloses on Big Dog Property

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The Wichita Eagle is reporting that Intrust Bank filed suit this month seeking to foreclose on Coleman and several of his corporate entities, saying in the suit that it is owed nearly $20 million on six different loans. The bank seeks to foreclose on the bulk of the former Big Dog Motorcycles property at the northwest corner of Douglas and Hydraulic.Big Dog Motorcycles shut down as a new motorcycle manufacturing business in April 2011 after five years of declining sales. Coleman restarted a much smaller business, BDM Performance Products, in one of the warehouses on the site.One of the provisions that Coleman negotiated with Intrust was to hold off on foreclosing on the property for two years so he could try to sell it.

The company saw annual growth as high as 80 percent. In 2005, at the height of its popularity, the company had more than 300 workers and more than $120 million in revenue. That year, Coleman bought 106 acres on Greenwich Road for a future plant but never built it.    Read the complete story

 

 

Motorcycle Racing Legend Ray Price Inducted into East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame

ray jean priceMotorcycle racing legend Ray Price was recently inducted into the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Henderson, N.C., by the Vance County Tourism Department. Ray and his wife Jean attended the 12th annual event, which was held Sunday, October 20, at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame weekend has grown into one of the nation’s largest gatherings for drag racing cars, muscle cars, street rods and motorcycles.

“I’m honored to be inducted into the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame and join so many drag racing legends,” said Ray Price, founder of Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph in Raleigh, and Ray Price Triumph/Ducati of Fayetteville.

The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame and the Vance County Tourism Department promote the impact of hot rodding and drag racing, which has become a major motorsports industry with an estimated $1 billion impact on the nation’s economy.

Price also has been inducted into the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame, the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the National Motorcycle Museum, and the N.C. Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

About the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame
Formed in 2002 in Henderson, N.C., the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame was established by Nancy Wilson, director of the Vance County Tourism Department, along with a determined group of eastern U.S.-based drag racers, media members, and local professionals. The popular East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame weekend, held each year in mid-October, has grown into one of the region’s largest car shows. It closes down the main street of Henderson, forming a pedestrian mall that showcases hundreds of hot rods, muscle cars, antique automobiles, motorcycles and racecars. The weekend event attracts more than 20,000 attendees, including many retired racers who visit each year to re-establish friendships and past rivalries. The event also features a cruise-in car show that transports participants and the downtown blocks of Henderson back to the cruising scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Hall of Fame induction ceremonies take place at the Vance-Granville Civic Center.

About Ray Price Harley-Davidson
Throughout 2012, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company celebrates its 110th Anniversary. In Raleigh, N.C., Ray Price Harley-Davidson has been a big part of this American history for the past 30 years as the Southeast’s premier Harley-Davidson dealership. Staff has 950 years of combined Harley riding experience to provide award-winning customer service and education programs for beginners to expert riders. Ray Price was named 2012 “Top 10 Dealer” from Dealernews, the leading powersports industry publication. The dealership’s commitment to community philanthropy has resulted in more than $100,000 in donations to area nonprofits in recent years. Last month’s 9th annual Capital City Bikefest attracted 85,000 people to Raleigh for the state’s largest motorcycle festival. Learn more on the Ray Price Facebook page.

Ray Price is best known for his many successes in motorcycle drag racing with the International Hot Rod Association, and National Hot Rod Association, among others. He has been inducted into the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame, the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and the N.C. Drag Racing Hall of Fame. He is now an inducted member of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame.

 

Ohio Trooper Who Ran Over Bikers Gets Light Sentence

ohio couple struckXENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who crashed his patrol car into a couple on a motorcycle was sentenced Monday in Xenia Municipal Court. According to the highway patrol’s crash report, Trooper Jacob Daymon was speeding and using his in-car computer in August 2013 when he struck a motorcycle carrying Corey and Amy Waldman. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $150, plus court costs on a misdemeanor charge of failing to maintain assured clear distance. His license was also suspended for six months, however Daymon’s attorney said the judge will allow an exception to accommodate his work. When handing down the sentence, the judge told Daymon he considered his behavior reckless given there were no adverse weather conditions and he was driving on a rural stretch of highway void of stop-and-go traffic. Before Judge Michael Murry, Daymon apologized to the victims though they were not in court.


 

Kuryakyn Expands Victory Accessory Lineup

zvictory2zvictoryKüryakyn Holdings LLC, introduces a new line of covers and accents. Named “Bahn” — the German word for road or street — the new line is designed to enhance the style of Victory motorcycles. Now you can set your Victory apart
from the crowd with Küryakyn, the word for custom!

“There’s definitely a gap in the aftermarket when it comes to parts and  accessories for Victory models,” explains Küryakyn’s Consumer Marketing Manager Bryan Desimone. “The Bahn line is Küryakyn’s way of reaching out to a group of riders who historically haven’t had much available to customize their bikes.”

Initial products in Küryakyn’s Bahn line include left and right side ignition covers, as well as crank and clutch covers, with many more products in the  works, promises Desimone. All items in the new line feature a black anodized finish that has been offset with a clean looking machined cut for the perfect amount of contrast.

Victory owners can now hit the Autobahn in style! Additional details about the Bahn line can be found at www.kuryakyn.com or visit your local Küryakyn dealer  for more information.

Nominate Someone to the Sturgis Hall of Fame

SHOFOctober, 2013 – - The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame and the 2014 Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.  Individuals, organizations and businesses considered for induction into the Hall of Fame will have made a positive and significant impact on motorcycling.  Individuals considered for the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame will have made a significant impact through their work in grassroots rights efforts.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors the men and women who have dedicated much of their lives to improving, promoting and advancing our great sport and lifestyle.  The Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame recognizes the sacrifices individuals across the nation, and world, have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists through their efforts in the political arena and in grassroots motorcyclists rights organizations.  Anyone who knows of a deserving individual can help the museum recognize these exceptional and deserving people by sending in a nomination.

Nomination forms must be accompanied by credentials which explain why an individual should be considered for induction. Please keep in mind that while their achievements may be outstanding, not everyone knows it. A comprehensive overview of their accomplishments is necessary to make an informed and educated decision.  Biographical info, newspaper articles, historical documents, etc. may be submitted.  Credentials should be no longer than five pages long, including nomination form.

Anyone interested in submitting a nomination form can download the Hall of Fame Nomination form online at www.sturgismuseum.com/assets/file-manager/14-Nomination-Form.doc. The Freedom Fighters nomination form is available at www.sturgismuseum.com/assets/file-manager/FFHoF-Nomination-Form.doc or you can request a nomination form by phoning the Museum 605.347.2001 or emailing info@sturgismuseum.com.

Nominations must be received by the Museum no later than January 10, 2014.  Individuals chosen for induction into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame will be honored at the annual induction breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

SOA STAR DROPS OUT OF 50 SHADES MOVIE ROLE

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Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam has announced he’s withdrawing from the lead role of 50 Shades of Grey.  Universal Pictures released a statement on Saturday citing Hunnam’s shooting schedule on TV’s popular “Sons of Anarchy” as cause for his departure, but Matthew Belloni, executive editor at The Hollywood Reporter, revealed that he was made privy to alternate reasons for the change.

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“The filmmakers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey,” Universal’s statement reads.   Read more at Huffington Post

 

Why We Ride

From the reports of early screeners, this movie lives up to it’s trailer.  Have you seen it?  Let us know what you thought about it in the comments.

 

Bikers Brutally Assault Driver after minor wreck In New York during charity ride

assault2Police have made one arrest and say more arrests are forthcoming in a deadly assault in upper Manhattan this past Sunday, September the 29, 2013. In the video posted to YouTube, dozens of motorcyclists surrounded a black Range Rover and beat and cut the driver in front of his wife and 2 year old child.  Christopher Cruz, 28, was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.

The SUV driver, 33-year-old Alexian Lien, was with his wife and their 2-year-old child, according to the Daily News. The newspaper says Lien “became the target of the brutal bikers when he accidentally struck one who cut him off on the Henry Hudson Parkway, triggering a wild 4-mile chase, cops said Monday.

In the video recorded on a biker’s helmet camera and later posted on YouTube, one of the bikers appears to nearly stop in front of the SUV on the highway and the two collided.  Some of the bikers, apparently angry over the collision, started to confront the driver and, at one point, started to slash his tires.

Seconds later you can see the Range Rover run over several motorcycles which were blocking the SUV on the interstate. Edwin “Jay” Meezee was stuck and remains paralyzed as Lien ran over him in his SUV in his  attempt to get away.

The assault from the bikers comes at the end of the video, as one of the bikers remove his helmet and begin smashing the windows, and being joined by another biker before the helmet cam shuts off, or the rest of the video was not uploaded to YouTube.

Trooper Hits Bikers: No Charges Filed

Authorities are not saying what caused Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Jacob Daymon to slam into Corey and Amy Waldman’s motorcycle  on US 35 at 9:45 pm on August 17th of this year.   Just released dashcam footage shows Daymon didn’t slow or even appear to see the couple before the crash.

There’s no audio to this video, but its been speculated that Daymon must have been distracted, either from texting or looking down at something in his cruiser.

Fortunately both riders are going to live, although Amy Waldlan required emergency helicopter transportation to the local trauma unit to save her life.

At this time Daymon has not been charged with anything and wasn’t even interrogated until 4 days after the accident.