Featured Bike – Gas Menagerie/Copper Kettle by Ron Blay and Ron Finch

When you look at a motorcycle like Copper Kettle, built around 1974, you get an idea of just how long talent and craftsmanship has been at work to crate interesting motorcycles. A story on the bike in Custom Chopper magazine Ron Finch's work is "not the most popular bike styling in the world," he clearly has many original ideas. One thing certain, his Read more

New Exhibits Feature Choppers, Bobbers and Motorcycle Art

By the time you read this newsletter, after being on display two full years, all that will be left of the Dirt Track Heroes exhibit will be the motorcycles; all the leathers, trophies, art, helmets and steel shoes will be taken off display, returned to lenders. By May 15, the bikes will be removed, making room for the Chopper Story exhibit, and 2 Read more

Celebrating Sturgis Founder, J.C. “Pappy” Hoel

This year the event we all just call "Sturgis" will celebrate its 75th anniversary. It's huge now, attracts hundreds of thousands of riders from all corners of the world. But it had humble beginnings in the back lot of the Sturgis, South Dakota Indian dealership owned by Pearl and Pappy Hoel. A good motorcycle dealer can benefit from befriending Read more

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