Overkill: Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister
Published 8/27/2009 at 10:25 a.m. 0 comments
There may be a small cult of unbelievers out there, but their opinions count about as much as those of flat-earthers and moon-landing conspiracy nuts. The simple fact is that Motörhead is the baddest-ass rock ’n’ roll band in the ...
Cherokee Survivors Motorcycle Rally
Published 8/27/2009 at 9:50 a.m. 0 comments
The three-day Cherokee Survivors Motorcycle Rally and Concert kicks off on Sept. 11, in Cherokee, N.C. This annual event, going on 20 years old, began humbly in a local bingo hall. It was founded by Leverne and Susan Brown, and ...
Johnson City Promotes Motorcycling
Published 7/17/2009 at 1:20 p.m. 0 comments
While many cities in East Tennessee benefit from the region’s global popularity among motorcyclists, they don’t usually welcome riders with open arms. Particularly those riders looking for curvy roads. But Johnson City recently launched a slick website that touts the ...
555 Tribute Band Lands in Knoxville
Published 7/17/2009 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments
The Portland-to-Knoxville 555 “dumb-ass adventure” is complete. Twelve souls on 12 old heaps left Portland, Ore. on June 20 bound for Knoxville, under the same basic premise used by last year’s Knoxville 555: pre-1975 motorcycles, under 500 cc’s, and costing ...
Local Racers Win
Published 7/17/2009 at 1:08 p.m. 0 comments
Parker Takes Point Lead: Defending AHRMA 200GP champion Jack Parker of Knoxville regained the 200GP class points lead with a win and a second place at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis., June 13-14 and two wins at Grattan, Mich. June ...
Lehman Trikes Founder to be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
Published 6/29/2009 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
If you did a double-take the first time you saw a Goldwing three-wheeler cruising past on a two-lane, you’re probably not alone—but trikes have become so prominent in recent years that the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. itself recently introduced the Tri ...
Mladin Finally Challenged at Infinion and Road America
Published 6/29/2009 at 9:57 a.m. 0 comments
The AMA American Superbike points race still looks to be a lock for Matt Mladin and the Yoshimura Rockstar Suzuki team, but for the first and second times this season someone else took the top spot on the podium. At ...
The Portland 555 Head This Way
Published 6/29/2009 at 9:48 a.m. 0 comments
Perhaps you’ve heard. Perhaps you can feel it in the air. Perhaps the obnoxious sound of Japanese two-cycles is making the hair stand up on the back of your neck right now, even from three states away. The Portland 555 ...
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Takes the Gold
Published 5/27/2009 at 11:49 a.m. 2 comments
Harley-Davidson recently awarded Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson with the Motor Company’s very prestigious Gold Bar & Shield Circle of Excellence Award for the 2008 calendar year. The award is given to the top 25 Harley-Davidson dealerships in the United States. Smoky ...
In Memoriam: Kris Hawkins
Published 5/27/2009 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments
Kris Hawkins’ death last April in a motorcycle accident stunned not only his family and friends but a big part of Knoxville’s music community. Many of them were at the Catalyst nightclub in the Old City on April 27 to ...
Honda Superbike Challenge Results
Published 5/27/2009 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
Despite rain, a tornado warning, and two oiled-track incidents, Yoshimura Rockstar Suzuki rider Matt Mladin chalked up his sixth and seventh Superbike wins of the 2009 season at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Al., on May 2 and 3. The ...
AMA and AHRMA Split
Published 5/27/2009 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments
The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) and the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) have ended their long-standing relationship, putting the future of U.S. vintage motorcycle racing in a strange new place. The AMA announced it would be running its own ...
TaTa Tour Raises Cancer Awareness in Knoxville
Published 4/24/2009 at 4:04 p.m. 0 comments
The TaTa Tour 2009 not only raises interest because of its curious name, but it also raises awareness for a worthy cause. With some big-name support from Lady Vols basketball, the May 2 day-ride in Knoxville will kick off a ...
Road Atlanta Superbike Challenge Results
Published 4/24/2009 at 3:59 p.m. 0 comments
Same as it ever was. Despite the major changes in the series wrought by the sale by AMA to Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG), Matt Mladin breezed to easy wins in both American Superbike races at Road Atlanta on April 4 ...
Rider Killed, Tommy's Motorsports Dealer Hurt in Accident
Published 4/24/2009 at 3:47 p.m. 0 comments
One rider was killed, and several people were injured in a multiple vehicle crash that occurred at the junction of US 441 and Highway 61 on Sunday, April 5 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Keith McBride, 45, of Oak Ridge was ...