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DAYTONA BIKE WEEK KICK OFF PARTY NEWS FOR Thursday March 6, 2014

Sun, Sand, Bikes and Babes, Daytona is the place to be

By Bandit, Bob T., Rogue, Geno, Richard & Chris Kranzler, Art, Buckshot, Ray Wheeler, Yale, Buck Lovell and the rest of the crew
3/6/2014


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Hey,

This news is gang busters with reports from Daytona,
watch your bike, Bike Week, but lots of reports about legislation. It’s all nuts.

Imagine if we could shift the definition away from Law Makers to Supporters of Freedom and Education. We could accomplish so much more and still be free, avoid corruption, control freaks, and jails. Amazing.

Let’s hit the news and then join a motorcycle rights organization.



The news is sponsored by Easyriders and Cycle Source Magazines.






DAYTONA REPORT FROM LIFESTYLE CYCLES-- Although many of our readers are here on the West Coast, and unable to attend for various reasons, we also have a lot of readers and customers on the East Coast as well. Things are shaping up nicely this year as everyone prepares for one of the biggest bike weeks yet. For anyone who is going, we've put together a list of all the best Daytona bike week ride routes, complete with maps!

Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach

The route from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach takes you along quiet country 2-lane roads, past several local biker-friendly hangouts and provides views of the Intercoastal waterway, historic New Smyrna and the beach. Click here for map.

DeLand via DeLeon Springs State Park


This ride will take you through some of the scenic roads on in West Volusia including a visit to DeLeon Springs State Park to the historic downtown mainstreet in DeLand. The first weekend of Bike Week each year, DeLand hosts a Bike Rally with music, shopping, great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Click here for map.

The Loop & Alternate Route to Destination Daytona

Daytona Beach’s most popular ride route, The Loop also provides an alternate route to Destination Daytona. Click here for map.

Daytona to Ponce Inlet

How often do you get to enjoy breakfast over the ocean? That’s right, I said OVER the ocean, not just over looking the ocean, at Crabby Joe’s in South Daytona. This favorite ride is perfect when you’re looking for a unique breakfast destination and a day oceanside. The ride route ends at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Click here for map.

Daytona to Edgewater

Volusia County is home to a twisty stretch of back road tunneling through magnificent live oaks from Daytona Beach to Edgewater, Volusia County’s “southern loop”.
 
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61) Yamaha of Cucamonga 9760 Foothill Blvd Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 909-987-2411

62) Honda of Houston 12655 West Rd Houston, TX 77041 281-506-1300

63) Rommel Motorsports Delaware inc 450 Stadium St Smyrna, DE 19977 302-659-6400

64) Mathews Harley Davidson 555 N. Abby St Fresno, CA 93701 559-233-5279

65) Old Man G Performance 1815 N. Main St Sheridan, WY 82801 307-683-6497

66) Columbia Motorcycle Harley Davidson 1314 NE 102nd St Vancouver, WA 98686 360-695-8831

67) Leo's Custom Cycle 9890 Harvest Way Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-4436

68) Scrub Cycles 3921 E. Stan Schlueter Loop # 105 Killeen, TX 76542 832-226-3820

69) South Coast Customs 117 Saint Zeno Dr Church Point, LA 70525 337-207-1482

70) McChesney Motors LLC 1667A North Main St Ext. Butler, PA 16001 724-234-2882

71) RLK Motorsports Inc 205 A. Arlington Dr. Yukon, OK 73099 405-354-1045

72) Money Talks 200 W. Division St Arlington, TX 76011 817-261-1801

73) Empire Harley Davidson 8 Industrial Lane New Rochelle, NY 10805 914-632-6743

74) Deptford Honda Yamaha 1300 Clements Bridge Road Deptford, NJ 08096 856-848-8500

75) FTF Cycles 535 S. Main St Randolph, MA 02368 781-961-9100

76) River City Cycles LLC 809 Live Oak Dr # 9 Chesapeake, VA 23320 757-523-2453

77) Killeen Power Sports 3701 E. Central Texas Expy Killeen, TX 76543 254-634-2224

78) Northwood Harley Davidson 1700 Hwy 51 N. Arbor Vitae, WI 54568 715-358-5054

79) Pickard USA 990 Security Row # 102 Richardson, TX 75081 972-231-1298

80) Vindicated Cycles LLC 40 Locust St Haverhill, MA 01830 978-891-3550

81) Performance Cycles of Wilmington Inc 1752 Carolina Beach Rd Wilmington ,NC 28401 910-228-5764

82) Sabers Victory & V-Twin 700 E. Kay Ave Mitchell, SD 57301 605-996-7433

83) Renegade Classics Soral 210 Dupont St # 103 Corona, CA 92879 951-340-9100

84) Customized Cyclez, LLC 1110 Hwy 72 West Tuscumbia, AL 35674 256-389-9988

85) Mutant Motors By Wolf 140 Mable St Baytown, TX 77520 713-423-8122

86) K & J Cycle 450 West Park Str Sheldon, IA 51201 712-324-3330

87) Cycle Grind LLC 1325 W. Perkins Ave Sandusky, OH 44870 419-625-3525

88) American Icon Cycles 3301 Ft Worth Dr Denton, TX 76205 940-442-6062

89) Bayou Teche Cycles 257 Oscar Rivette Rd Arnaudville, LA 70512 337-277-0514

90) Hog Country Cycles LLC 623 Sherwood Ave Mena, AR 71953 479-437-3034

--Jennifer

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SENATE BILL TO BAN FED FUNDING FOR MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS--The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is supporting a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.); similar to the one in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.); that prohibits the use of federal funds in establishing motorcycle-only checkpoints (MOC).

This "Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act" would restrict the Secretary of Transportation from granting funds to programs for the use of checking helmet use or creating checkpoints specifically aimed at motorcyclists and their passengers.

An AMA spokesman said that more than a $500,000 has been spent by federal, state and local governments on motorcycle-only checkpoints in the past two years and that the AMA believes that that money would have been better spent on rider education, distracted driving and motorist awareness of motorcycles programs.

Since MOCs were first enacted in New York funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have been used to conduct them in Georgia in March 2011 as motorcyclists were on their way to Daytona Beach Bike Week, in northern Virginia during Rolling Thunder in 2011, and in Utah when thousands of riders attended a world-class road-racing event.

The states of California, Missouri, North Carolina, Illinois, New Hampshire and Virginia have passed legislation curbing MOCs and if passed riders across the country will be safeguarded against these prejudicial, discriminatory MOCs (can you say profiling?). For more info about the AMA’s fight against MOCs, go to www.americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/motorcycleonlycheckpoints.aspx
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Richard Kranzler
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THE HEROES PROJECT HEADING BACK TO MT. EVEREST--
Tim Medvetz is the Founder and President of The Heroes Project. Tim oversees all of The Heroes Projects activities and maintains direct involvement with all of our wounded warriors. He is also our lead mountain guide on all past, present and future expeditions with our soldiers and handles all logistics that our entailed in making sure these trips are a success.

Prior to founding The Heroes Project Tim was the featured climber on the hit Discovery Channel series Everest “Beyond The Limits” for two seasons and a four part series titled “After The Climb”. Before he embarked on his climbing endeavors he had a successful career selling and building custom motorcycles for hollywoods elite in Los Angeles California.

He also is a certified scuba diver, skydiver ,hanglider, well trained in muay thai boxing and brazilian gracie jui jitsu and holds a wilderness first aid nols certification and a leave no trace principles trainer certificate as well and of course with a summit of mount everest in 2007 under his belt he is prepared for anything life has to throw at him. He has also spoken at numerous corporate seminars as an inspirational adventure speaker.

Born in the great state of New Jersey, he now currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
 



DREAM CHASER RACIN’ 2014 Season--Dream Chaser Racin’s, Janette Thornley is excited to kick off her third season on March 7 in Houston Texas where she will compete at the Royal Purple Raceway in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series.

“I can feel the knots in my heart and stomach get bigger, that feeling of excitement and anticipation, as the season opener gets near.” Says Thornley. “We are ready to pick up where we left off last year, consistent and hungry for a win!”

Thornley is more confident as she moves into her third year of racing and expecting a full year of solid Pro Dragster competition. The Dream Chaser Racin’ team has plans to chase a points series this year, offered by the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series their goal is to bring home a Championship title! “Competition will be tough, it always is in this field, but that’s what I’m there for!” said Thornley.

“2013 was a great year, bringing home two first place trophies (one an NHRA Wally); running my best time at 7.302 e.t. and really becoming one with the motorcycle.” Said Thornley “I am feeling more confident going into 2014 and I hope it shows in my performance.”

2014 Race Schedule (* dates are tentative; seeking sponsorship)
March 7-9 - NHRA Houston TX
June 20-21 - NHRA Bristol, TN
April 4-5 - NHRA Petersburg, VA
July 18-20 - NHRA Hebron, OH
April 11-13* - Man Cup Valdosta, GA
Aug 15-17 - NHRA Rising Sun, MD
May 16-18 - NHRA Norwalk, OH
Oct 11-12 - AMRA Rockingham, NC
May 31-June 1 - AMRA Rockingham, NC
Nov 6-9 - NHRA Las Vegas, NV
June 13-15* - NHRA Morrison, CO
Nov 14-15* - Man Cup Valdosta, GA

Dream Chaser Racin’ is excited to have LAT Racing Oils support for another year! LAT Racing Oils are the next generation in maximum performance
Synthetic Racing Oils, Synthetic Performance Oil, High Performance Petroleum based oil, Break In Oil, Assembly Lubes, Synthetic Oil Additives and
Gear Lubricants. www.latracingoils.com

Dream Chaser Racin’ would like to thank sponsors LAT Racing Oils, CP-Carrillo, Quality Printing and West Coast Action Photos for your support. A special thanks to: Hawaya Racing, America’s Forgotten Heroes and of course, my family.

Contact Dream Chaser Racin’ at dreamchaserracin@yahoo.com
Facebook: Dream Chaser Racin’ – Janette Thornley




CV CARB REBUILDING SERVICE-- There is a company, CV performance.
www.cv-performance.com.They offer many of the OEM jets & needles, & other parts for a CV carb rebuild. They can help you with info on tuning.

The throttle plates were also another thing
Ron Trock offered that did good.

--Ron Trock
rrtrock@aol.com

--PSD

I do offer a straight-up rebuild with throttle boring for $120 + $13 s&h.
I can also make custom size throttle plates.

Thanks,
Ron Trock
rrtrock@aol.com




CAR KULTURE AVAILABLE IN WALMARTS-- The latest is a killer issue, we have an incredible center fold pull out of Sabina in a yellow bikini and a ton of great cars and show features plus this issue will be the first Car Kulture Deluxe to be in all the Walmarts in the USA and Canada so CKD will be much easier to find from now on, it's going on sale March 6.

--Geno

 
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I met up with Frank at the Seattle IMS Bike Show, his jewelry was very popular and selling fast.  One of the best items were the chain bracelets, they are incredibly cool – each link moves just as it would on your bike!
 
 
There is a large selection of Biker rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and more – all of it absolutely gorgeous and incredibly well made.  Want to support USA made?  Then you are in the right place because each piece is handcrafted right here in the United States!
 
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Skull Ring $40
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Lg Chain Link Bracelet $80
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MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION CONGRATULATES ABATE OF ILLINOIS--On Wednesday, February 26th ABATE of Illinois made history. They successfully lobbied for a resolution that was passed by the State House of Representatives. The resolution throws the weight of the general assembly behind a federal bill that would conduct a scientific study on the effects of the new blend of fuel known as E15. This new blend is up from the previously approved blend of E10 fuel that contains up to 10% ethanol.


When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the waiver that allowed for the sale of E15 they did not study the effects of the blend on the internal components of an engine. In fact, motorcycles are not even on the list of vehicles approved by the EPA to use the new blend. Using the blend in a motorcycle, boat, lawn mower etc could be a violation of federal law as they were not included in the waiver.

Jeff Hennie
Jeff Hennie



The Illinois general assembly resolution supports H.R. 875, a bill in the United States House of Representatives that would halt the sale of E15 until an independent scientific study is conducted on the effects of E15 on motorcycles and every other vehicle. Representative Sensenbrenner (R-WI) sponsored the bill.


This sends a crystal clear message to Washington. A top corn growing state is telling the EPA to do its homework Said Jeff Hennie Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF). He added The EPA never even considered what the E15 could do to a small air cooled engine or really any other engine except for a handful of passenger vehicles.


The MRF salutes ABATE of Illinois for their tremendous leadership and bravery. They continue to be one of the models of how a State Motorcycle Rights Organization (SMRO) should work.






BIKERNET BAD COP FILE--DELAWARE Wilmington: State investigators are now looking at 21 cases where drug evidence disappeared or was tampered with at the state drug lab, and the attorney general’s office said the investigation is continuing.

Hang on for more reports.

--Rogue



AVAILABLE ON BIKERNET THIS WEEK--
 
 
BIKES, BOAT WRECKS, AND BARBEQUES
Heading to Utah, the River Brings New Friends, by Scooter Tramp Scotty

One of the strangest aspects of a drifter’s life is the fact that he has almost no permanent reality of his own. Most every man has his own reality; his job, woman, friends, family, home, dog, etc. The things he loves and the things he only tolerates in his world. In this way a man’s life is forged of the people and objects around him. Not so for the drifter; and in my case the only things that remain familiar are my bike and body. Everything around these two staples is in a state of almost constant change. Life became a perpetual visit into other people’s worlds.

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Bad Boys Saloon Hits Main Street Daytona
So who is the man behind the newest hot spot on the strip?
Article By: Chris Callen

Year after year, it’s the same thing: a new player on the scene and the rumor mill around the motorcycle industry starts. Who’s behind the new business? Where do they come from? What are they doing here anyway? One such point of curiosity has sprung up for this year’s bike week event in Daytona Beach. The spot I’m talking about is Bad Boys Saloon.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Lou DeRosa, through mutual friends at Sick Boy Apparel and the Iron Horse Saloon. After getting to know him a little bit, I thought the story of his arrival to our scene deserved some attention, so we sat down for an interview.


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Rebirth of an American Classic: Case Repairs
The Rebirth of a 1933 VL, text and Photo's by Panhead Jim

Before the engine could be rebuilt, the cases needed some additional work to repair a damaged portion of the front baffle. It appears that an unknown piece of debris was wedged between the backside of the baffle and the flywheel which eventually knocked a hole right through the baffle.

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Chance 2: World Run, Chapter 39 -- Hong Kong
By K. Randall Ball

It was a miracle, but Sin overcame the dire constraints of opium addiction, and the following, day her appetite returned. Together for two days straight, as the ship entered Chinese waters, the couple ate and worked out twice a day. Sin’s color returned and although she was thin, she quickly regained her strength. As they neared the Victoria region of Hong Kong, Sin’s ability to move around the ship increased immensely.
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Nessie -- Girl of Bikernet for March 2014
Renegade in a Blaze to See Blaze

I had an appointment for some ink work at a shop in Hollywood. The only shop I was familiar with was Mark Mahoney’s, but most of the shops were on Sunset, and I needed to find the one where Nessie Blaze was slinging ink.

--Mistress Chris
 




PORN PAYS THE BILLS-- Students typically take odd jobs to afford their education, but which jobs are considered acceptable to their peers? At Duke University, apparently working in porn is not one of them.

Last month, Duke’s school newspaper, “The Chronicle,” published a story on a college freshman, changing her identity to “Lauren,” who was working in the adult film industry to pay for college. It went viral.

Everyone had an opinion, but last week “Lauren” gave hers. The student wrote an op-ed defending her choice as “a way to graduate from my dream school free of debt, doing something I absolutely love.” Lauren’s story has brought up all kinds of conversations on the cost of education and female sexuality.

--Rogue
 
 


BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY NOW OPEN--'Bless me Father, for I have sinned.
I have been with a loose girl.'

The priest asks, 'Is that you, little Joey Pagano?'

'Yes, Father, it is.'

'And who was the girl you were with?'

'I can't tell you, Father, I don't want to ruin her reputation.'

'Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?'

'I cannot say.'

'Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?'

'I'll never tell.'

'Was it Nina Capelli?'

'I'm sorry, but I cannot name her.'

'Was it Cathy Piriano?'

'My lips are sealed.'

'Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?'

'Please, Father, I cannot tell you.'

The priest sighs in frustration. 'You're very tight lipped,
and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to
atone. You cannot be an altar boy now
for 4 months. Now you go and
behave yourself.'

Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, 'What'd you get ?'

'Four months holiday and five good leads...'
 
--from Geno






BRAND NEW BIKERNET READER COMMENT-- Monster Twin Cam Race Engines from JIMS
 
http://www.bikernet.com/pages/story_detail.aspx?id=1733

I have a 107 kit now needs to be rebuilt. I was checking up on upgrades for every day riding (120)?

--Kenny Fitz
kennyfitz@comcast.com
martinsburg, WV


The 107 he has is a stock upgrade.

Our 120 is a completely different animal, with different head bolt pattern.
It would be a complete engine swap, NOT a rebuild.

120 kits intended for stock cases are not the best for durability.

Yes, the JIMS 120, if tuned and maintained, is GREAT for every day riding.
The parts are the best of the best (Thus the price tag), and additional room
in the cases and cylinders make for a longer lasting motor.

Street Legal, well that's a different question?

--Paul
JIM’S Machine

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THE SEALS’ BEST FRIEND: SWISS ARMY KNIVES--How valuable is a Swiss army knife?

Well, the Navy SEALs, perhaps the military’s most elite fighting force, puts the knife at the top of its wish list for survival kits to be issued to its members.

A solicitation for survival kits released last week by the U.S. Special Operations Command lists a variety of tools needed for people stuck in the wild trying to survive. This 31-item, “worst-case scenario” kit includes the iconic Swiss army knife, first developed in 1884; a rescue howler whistle, five survival matches, Fresnel magnifying lens and Sun button compass.

Military Intelligence is a blog at usatoday.com.

--Rogue



Anayawee
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REPORT IN FROM BANGKOK-- Occasionally when I travel I have the opportunity to do some interesting photo shoots. This one started out to be about the Bangkok Motorbike Festival, which is a manufacturers’ display in a major shopping mall. Unfortunately there were some political demonstrations in the area requiring the show to be postponed until July.





I used the internet to search for models in the area and had already lined them up so I decided that we could instead use the new Harley dealership in Bangkok. Fortunately I have been friends with the owners for several years and was able to get unlimited access to the facility.
 
It is an impressive world class state of the art facility featuring every aspect of Harley Davidson.

Bangkok Harley-Davidson Dealership
Bangkok Harley-Davidson Dealership



They even built a nice free-standing restaurant across the driveway. The service area is hospital clean and has about 8-10 bays complete with all the necessary equipment plumbed directly to each lift. The motor clothes area is large and well presented as is the rest of the thoughtfully designed facility. It took over two years from design to finish as their building codes can bothersome like any in the US.



The four models are posed on various motorcycles around the sales floor and also some collectable rare bikes on display in an upstairs area. The green "old Harley" is actually a Japanese Rikuo (Road King), of historical interest and only one of maybe five in the world painstakingly rebuilt by Eric the dealership owner.

Eric - owner of Bangkok Harley-Davidson Dealership
Eric - owner of Bangkok Harley-Davidson Dealership



In 1932 buyers from the company Sankyo went to Harley Davidson in the U.S. and did one of the best deals in (then) Harley's history.

Well 1932 wasn't a good time in the U.S. with the depression. Sankyo arranged to purchase the entire 1200 cc factory. So in 1933, the factory was broken up, sent to the coast, shipped to Japan, and rebuilt at Kita-Shinagawa, Tokyo.

Eric is the shop owner.
Eric is the shop owner.



All with money from the Japanese Army and in 1933 production was soon under-way, and the machines were sold initially as Japanese-made Harley Davidson's, with the name "Rikuo," or "Road King," given to them to make them seem more like a domestic product.

Parvita from Bangkok H-D.
Parvita from Bangkok H-D.



--Art Hall
International Editor Supreme
Bikernet.com

Sugar
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NEW GIRL OF BIKERNET COMING—Jack McIntyre the Photo Editor of Bikernet Baggers and his crew are covering Daytona Bike week, and will bring us the Baggers and Babes of Bike Week as soon as they return.

But here’s a teaser of the next Girl of Bikernet.

Click to have your bike shot!
Click to have your bike shot!



 


HOT ROD FROM A BIKERNET READER--This is the look I was going for. Think I nailed it??? J The last three are my ’43 Ford. Not near finished yet, but getting there.

--Buckshot










QUICK New Bikernet Reader Comment!-- BIKES, BOAT WRECKS, AND BARBEQUES

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Very interesting reading Mr.Scooter Tramp Scotty ! Almost like being their.

Thanks for sharing your talents. MLR&R!!!

-- Bruce Elkins
b.w.elkins57@hotmail.com
Lodi, OH



 


TEXAS DRAG RACING UPDATE--Not to be confused with the Harley Drags 2013, question did I send the All Harley Drags stuff? Things have sort of run together I'll go check my folder. I know I didn't send the LSR stuff while a bit late due to everything I still can? I sent these images to Alan at Ol Skoll Rodz since it was mainly cars and while this year unlike ‘05 he didn't say he was going to use it I haven't heard anything.

I do the concert stuff for will be covering the Houston Rodeo concerts, I think there is 4 of us so we sent in wish lists of who we'd like to shoot, I put Selena Gomez first, music is a bit young, but a pretty Texas girl, then Maroon 5 etc

Getting ready for the NHRA Harley races this weekend, I hope the weather works out! If I do get Selena I might have to leave a little early Sunday, not much.

--RFR





MOTORCYCLE RAFFLE OF THE WEEK--
Couple also donated a motorcycle to be raffled as a fundraiser for scholarships


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gary Savill and Barbara Stampfli-Savill, residents of St. Louis, have made an estate commitment of $2.5 million to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift will create an endowment to support scholarships for veterinary students and will encourage volunteer work among its recipients.

“We are thrilled to be able to give this gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine with the intent that it will support the development of future veterinarians for years to come,” Gary Savill said. “Barbara and I are animal lovers, and we hope this gift will help care for animals around the nation and the world by educating future classes of veterinarians. We also wish to enable students who otherwise would not be able to afford the education and training required to enter this noble profession. Another important aspect of this scholarship is volunteer work; we hope that students who receive this scholarship will be inspired to continue such charitable work throughout their careers.”

The Stampfli-Savill endowment will provide one or more scholarships to cover 50 percent of all tuition and fees each year to students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be shown to students from underrepresented ethnic groups. Students awarded scholarships from the endowment will be required to perform at least 120 hours of animal-related community and volunteer service each year.

“Providing a top-tier education for our students at an affordable cost is a priority for this university,” MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said. “The Stampfli-Savills’ generous gift will help us further that cause. By helping MU train future leaders in the field of veterinary medicine, they will assist generations of students in achieving their academic and career aspirations as we continue to serve the needs of Missourians.”

The Stampfli-Savills, who had no prior affiliation with MU or the College of Veterinary Medicine, were inspired to give their gift to the college after reading about the philanthropy of other donors.

“We are grateful to Barbara and Gary for their generosity to the college and appreciate their desire to help increase diversity within the veterinary profession,” said Neil Olson, dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. “Their additional aim of fostering community service is one we as a college also embrace.”

In addition to their $2.5 million gift, the Stampfli-Savills, who own and operate Silver Wraith Choppers, LLC in St. Louis, have donated a custom-built motorcycle to the College of Veterinary Medicine to be raffled as a part of the college’s annual Gentle Doctor Benefit (GDB).

The GDB will be held on April 5 and serves as a fundraiser to support scholarships for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Raffle tickets for the motorcycle are currently on sale. For more information about the motorcycle and to purchase tickets, visit: http://gdb.missouri.edu/motorcycle-raffle/.



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You can't trust those corrupt cops in Delaware. Wilmington police murdered Derek Hale, PMC, while he sat minding his own business. They are corrupt and brutal and Derek's murder was protected by the Biden family.

RIP Road Runner GNF

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Friday, March 07, 2014

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