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A Life Built on Swap-Meeting

In advance of the Donnie Smith Show this year, I had the good fortune to speak with John Parham about his swap meet days and the origins of the DS show. See, the current Donnie Smith Show was originally a J&P Parts Extravaganza, started by Parham himself 30 years before! Now, as we mourn the […]

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The Donnie Smith Show: Alive and Kicking at 30

It’s no secret: we love the Donnie Smith Show. We cover it every year for Iron Trader News, as we did for decades at IronWorks. Why? Because it’s the most genuine bike show attached to the biggest swap meet in the Midwest and it has kicked off the riding season here for the last 30 […]

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THE WILD GYPSY TOUR

Women’s only festival during The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at the legendary Buffalo Chip (Sturgis, SD)- Experience the first-ever all-women’s camping and motorcycle festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip kicking off the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 4-7, 2017 in South Dakota. Women from all over the world will gather in the mecca for […]

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2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Dave Nichols

Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced Dave Nichols as inductee into the 2017 class. An avid motorcyclist since the age of 15, Dave is the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 currently overseeing ten automotive, motorcycle and tattoo-related magazine titles for Paisano Publications. Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, […]

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What it’s like to be an Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner!

We catch up with our 2016 Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner Leah Misch to find out how she is enjoying all her new gear. She has been fortunate to receive some help from some of our sponsors with install of her new parts and even helping to take some photo’s. We love nothing more than being […]

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Gray Ghost II 2014 Land Speed Record Holder Update

UPDATE ON THE GREY GHOST An enthusiastic grassroots team with solid street cred! Jimbo Fischer checked in with results from the Gray Ghost’s latest foray at Loring in Maine: http://www.loringtiming.com/   All the volunteers are great and looking out for our best interest – going fast, & stopping safe. Taking home the S&S Challenge hat for […]

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Before Kustom Kulture was King Tracing the roots of custom biking

Editor’s Note: The Donnie Smith Show brings out the best bikes – and cars – in the Midwest each spring and it reminds us that the genesis of custom motorcycling runs back to a few early pioneers. Guys like Donnie Smith, Dave Perewitz and Arlen Ness not only have talent and creativity but, equally important, […]

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Marilyn’s New Harley Book

Over the years there have been a myriad of books written about Harley-Davidson, its history, and its motorcycles. There’s a new addition to that litany of titles about Harley with Motorbooks release of “HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MOTORCYCLES – The Motor Company’s Custom Vehicle Operations” by Marilyn Stemp. Harley has been in the fore front of ’factory […]

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