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But So Many Folks Just Don't Get it...

By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Sam, El Waggs, Barry Green, Bob T., Laura, Stealth, the Redhead, J.J. Solari, Gearhead and the rest of the gang

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It’s another strange day in paradise.
I’m watching the series Designated Survivor. It’s an incredibly well-done series about the Capitol being blown up and killing the entire federal government, and this guy (Kiefer Sutherland) must assume the role of President and pull it all back together, plus go after the bad guys. It’s a nail biter of the first order.

Of course, a big aspect of the show is about politics and power. We are also living in a time when the game changed, and you must look at anything political groups throw at us and wonder what’s behind the program and what are their motives.

For instance, what was Al Gore’s motives. Did he want to save the planet or make millions. He’s gone from being a millionaire with a little over one million to being worth over 300 million and climbing. He lied to the public and to young students for personal gain. Then he had the audacity to claim that anyone who came forward with new or related facts was a denier.

What’s interesting is the bullying aspect of each effort. Climate alarmists threatening you with denialism if you don’t agree. The BLM will threaten to burn your building down. The Critical Race guys will have you thrown out of your job. Remember when they told your kids to report bullies. Where do we report these guys?

So, what’s the goal? Is it money or power. Fortunately, Trump is now suing big tech companies for denying him the right to free speech. Hopefully, someone will sue the Climate Alarmists who lied to the public about doomsday for personal gain.

I find it interesting. We are living in the best of times. Folks couldn’t be healthier and happier than ever in history. Hang on for the news:

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CHECK THIS FROM THE CLIMATE DEPOT--The Tropics just logged its Second-Coldest Temperature in History, as ALL-TIME Record Cold sweeps South America

It’s been a historically chilly first half of the year for many locales –despite what the obfuscating mainstream media prints and bleats– and it is a fact that the global average temperature has regularly dipped below the 30-year baseline in 2021: in March, April, and June (click HERE for more on that).

And now comes the news that the Tropics has just logged one of its coldest temperatures ever recorded.

The reading comes from South America — a continent that has been suffering record-breaking lows and snows in recent weeks:

The Chaco Region (or Región Occidental) is a semi-arid region in Paraguay, known for its weather extremes.

The mercury can easily climb to 100F as well as tumble below the freezing mark.

A few days ago, Chaco logged a historic -7.4C (18.7F).

This was the second-lowest temperature ever recorded at such low elevations in the tropics, worldwide.

It also adds to the numerous ALL-TIME cold records busted across the South American continent of late…

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NEWS FROM THE H-D MUSEUM--Be a part of the next chapter of the Harley-Davidson Museum’s story. Groundbreaking for new, year-round event space slated for July 15.

Media and select members of the public, including Peggy Williams-Smith, President and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, will join Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum, for a special groundbreaking on Thursday, July 15.

The Harley-Davidson Museum team is thrilled to announce a new addition to its lineup of incredible event spaces on the bucolic, 20-acre campus. When complete, the all-new Garage will boast more than 8,000-square-feet of event space, floor-to-ceiling views of the Menomonee Valley, state-of-the-art audio/visual components and more. The team at 1903™ Events is looking forward to booking special occasions, weddings, corporate events and more. The new space is expected to be complete in spring of 2022.

Media are invited to join the festivities beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 for a uniquely Harley-Davidson “groundbreaking.” Please email Tim McCormick with any questions or to RSVP and/or follow this link for photos and renderings of the new event space.

With the recent return of Bike Nights (including Ladies’ Bike Night on July 22), weekend demos and so much more popping up on campus, no summer is complete without a visit to 6th & Canal.

Clubs & Competition (on display now)
In the early part of the 20th century, motorcycle culture was a homegrown phenomenon. It grew out of the passion of riders for their evolving sport. The camaraderie that developed around riding and attending competitive events led to the formation of motorcycle clubs that hosted destination rides, family picnics with motorcycle games and other riding competitions.

The newly reinstalled display case in the Clubs & Competition gallery highlights clothing from club members from primarily the 1930s and 1940s. The clothing selections on view include full dress uniforms, shirts, sweaters, jackets and caps, customized by the owners with their club name and logo, and pins or patches indicating membership in the American Motorcyclist Association. The H-D Archives collection includes Motorclothes apparel sold in H-D product catalogs but also non-H-D produced clothing items that have been proudly customized by riders.

Experience Gallery: Model Year 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles (on display July 20)
Always a favorite photo opportunity for riders and non-riders alike, the H-D Museum’s Experience Gallery has been refreshed with five 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles –including the all-new Pan America™!

Harley Fox (on display now)

Gail Anderson’s 1986 Softail® Custom motorcycle, “Harley Fox,” built by her partner Bob Burrows, took top prize at the first Ladies of Harley® (LOH) ride-in show during Daytona Beach Bike Week in 1987. With her custom bike and themed riding gear, Anderson presented a striking image that fit the growing visibility and exciting new options for women riders in the 1980s.

Alfonso Sotomayor’s 1957 Model FL (on display now)

The Harley-Davidson Museum is proud to announce its collection has recently grown with the addition of a 1957 Model FL that was ridden by famed Mexican stunt rider and racer Alfonso Sotomayor Canales.
Harley-Davidson’s history in Mexico dates back to at least 1913. In the 1920s, the brand was more frequently spotted throughout Mexico City as the motorcycles proved popular with the local traffic police who would also perform stunts with their Harley-Davidson® bikes.

After racing from the 1930s into the 1960s, Sotomayor launched his own stunt riding career by performing the famed “Salto de la Muerte” or Jump of Death. Learn more about Sotomayor’s feats of derring-do and Harley-Davidson’s early entry into Mexico with this new display located in the Custom Culture area.

All-New Garage Groundbreaking, Thursday, July 15, 4 – 5 p.m.
Help celebrate and break ground on the H-D Museum’s new private events building, The Garage! Harley-Davidson Museum Vice President Bill Davidson will share a few remarks and give the official groundbreaking toast for the new event space. Keep your eyes peeled for an on-site surprise!

Bike Night Concert Series, Thursday, 5 – 9 p.m., through Sept. 16

All bikes unite every Thursday at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Grab your bike. Join your fellow riders (and non-riders) for free live music from some of Milwaukee's favorite bands, fun, drool-worthy rolling sculptures and outdoor food and beverage. Bike Night Koozie Special all-season long. All wheels welcome.

On July 22, the H-D Museum will serve as the landing spot for the Women’s Empowerment Ride before rolling into Ladies’ Bike Night.
Powered by Budweiser® King of Beers and Bulleit® Bourbon.

Thursday, July 15: Bruce Humphries & the Rockabilly Rebels
Thursday, July 22: Wire and Nail
Thursday, July 29: Robert Allen Jr Band
Saturday Demos, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., through Sept. 25

Demo Rides available at the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum! Visit the H-D Museum™ campus Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and throw a leg over a 2021 motorcycle to experience the fun and freedom of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
Visitors with their motorcycle endorsement (and who bring their own helmet and riding gear) will be able to choose from a dozen of the latest and greatest #FreedomMachines from Harley-Davidson, including Touring, Softail® and Sportster® models. Plus, the all-new Pan America™ motorcycle will be available on a limited basis. A pre-determined scenic route through the Menomonee Valley will give riders the chance to explore the Museum’s surrounding neighborhoods.

Sunday H-D™ IRONe™ Demos, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., through Aug. 29

Head down to the Harley-Davidson Museum for Sundays Fundays with H-D™ IRONe™ demos. Designed for the pint-sized set, these electric balance bikes are a great introduction to two-wheeled freedom. Kids ages 3-7 (under 75 lbs. and under 42 inches tall) are invited to take a few laps at the world's only Harley-Davidson Museum in the Motorcycle Plaza. Visit the H-D Museum™ campus Sundays* from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and take a spin on an electric-powered balance bike for kids with parents who want to share their love for riding. See website for complete details.


Vern works hard at the Phone Company but spends two nights each week bowling, and plays golf every Saturday.

His wife thinks he's pushing himself too hard,
so for his birthday she takes him to a local
strip club.

The doorman at the club greets them and says, 'Hey, Vern! How ya doin?'

His wife is puzzled and asks if he's been to
this club before.

'Oh no,' says Vern. 'He's in my bowling league.

When they are seated, a waitress asks Vern
if he'd like his usual and brings over a Budweiser.

His wife is becoming increasingly uncomfortable and says, 'How did she know that you drink Budweiser?'

'I recognize her, she's the waitress from the golf club.

I always have a Bud at the end of the 1st nine, honey.'

A stripper then comes over to their table, throws her arms around Vern, starts to rub herself all over him and says, 'Hi Vern. Want your usual table dance, big boy?'

Vern's wife, now furious, grabs her purse and
storms out of the club.

Vern follows and spots her getting into a cab.

Before she can slam the door, he jumps in
beside her.

Vern tries desperately to explain how the stripper must have mistaken him for someone else, but his wife is having none of it.

She is screaming at him at the top of her lungs, calling him every 4 letter word in the book..

The cabby turns around and says,

'Geez Vern, you picked up a real bitch this time.'


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Gettysburg Bike Week Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style with Record-setting Rally--Gettysburg Bike Week finally got to celebrate two decades of being one of the premiere motorcycle rallies in the country. The 20th anniversary rally, cancelled last year because of Covid, happened at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, with festivities kicking off Thursday, July 8, 2021, and running through Sunday, July 11.

“We had to wait an extra year to celebrate our 20th,” said GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue. “Last year was a nightmare for everyone, but to see the joy on people’s faces to be out, socializing, cutting loose a bit—it made the wait worth it.”

The rally set attendance records as people, hopped on two wheels and enjoyed a normal social event for the first time in many months. Throngs of folks reveled in a slate jam-packed with motorsports and entertainment events—Mini-Bike Racing, the Moto Motion Stunt Show, Shinerunner Cornhole Tournament, Battlefield Ride of Chrome, these were just a few of the many highlights over the weekend.

And there was music galore: Fade To Black, the country’s preeminent Metallica tribute band, headlined opening night on Thursday, with Colt Wilbur Band and Dave Bray USA warming them up to a great Thursday crowd. Buckcherry laid down a blistering set of hard rock that had heads banging Friday night. Playing support earlier in the evening, Jasmine Cain returned to GBW for her second year in a row, and Honeypump got the evening off to a rollicking start. In the marquee Saturday-night-headlining-slot, KIX kicked out the glamrock jams as only they can, preceded by locals Small Town Titans and Redemption Road.

All of this in addition to one of the biggest vendor villages in the country, an epic swap meet, the Antique Bike Show, two poker runs and some of the best motorcycle terrain in the east had the record crowd in high spirits.

If you missed this year’s iconic rally, fear not: Plans for next year’s rally, number 21, are already in the works.

New and returning riders can find updates, events schedules, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting

--Ken Conte

NEWS FROM THE BIKERNET CULTURAL CENTER AT THE BASE OF THE GRAY MOUNTAIN--Manifesting happiness and positivity anytime, anywhere:

From knowledge to experience

If you go to a Zen master, he will ask you a question like this: 'Have you ever been pricked by a thorn?' You will say, 'Yes.' 'What did you feel?' You'll say, 'Pain.' 'Can you experience that pain now?' You'll say, 'I remember it but I can't feel it.' Then the master will say, 'Go and sit there and develop that experience.'

If you have already had an experience in life, why can't you manifest it at another place and at another time? By the practice of yoga, you should break those limitations and be transported to the terrain of experience.

We human beings, particularly of this century, are intellectuals. Even the yoga we practise is intellectual yoga. I'll give you an example so you can confirm this for yourself. Have you eaten chocolate?

Of course, everybody has, and some eat it every day. Now, sit quietly and try to experience the taste of the last chocolate you ate. Can you enjoy the taste of a chocolate without a chocolate? No, it is not possible. You know how sweet it was and how delicious it was, but you cannot experience it. That is the limitation of an intellectual mind. We have a lot of knowledge but we lack experience. If you ate a chocolate yesterday, why can't you experience its taste now?

What you refer to as visualisation, I call an experience. The Sanskrit word for experience is anubhava which literally means 'to be'. If you want to visualise a rose, you have to be a rose. If you want to visualise pain, you have to be the pain. If you want to visualise the guru, you have to be the guru. So, the definition of experience is, to be that. It's not merely feeling or imagination; it is not illusion, it is a transformation of the total force of the mind. You can transform yourself into a rose, your guru, Christ or even a chocolate cake.

- excerpts from Visualisation
by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
at Condorcet College, Paris, Sept. 1981

Monk is training
Bikernet Cultural Center
At the base of the Gray Mountain

Yo my master,
Much of what you are talking about is suffering. If you can’t experience the taste of chocolate are you not suffering? Manifesting happiness and positivity anytime, anywhere is the art of feeling at peace with or without the taste of chocolate. 

You cannot transform yourself into a rose. The effort will cause you to suffer. But you can be at peace through meditation without the rose. If you don’t need to be the rose, then you are no longer suffering.

All the best my son,

--Monk Ball 


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JULY 19 @ 5 P.M. MDT

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Joined the likes of Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Shinedown, Stone Temple Pilots, Corey Taylor, REO Speedwagon, Anthrax, P.O.D., Puddle of Mudd, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Black Stone Cherry, Drowning Pool, Matt Stell, From Ashes to New, Reverend Horton Heat and Blacklite District in the 2021 entertainment lineup!

Harley-Davidson announces the passing of Nancy Davidson who is widely regarded as the “first lady of motorcycling”. Nancy and Willie G. married in 1957. She was working as a school teacher and when Willie joined Harley-Davidson in 1963, she focused on raising her family.

When Harley-Davidson launched the Harley Owners Group in 1983, Nancy and Willie connected with Harley-Davidson customers through shared riding experiences. Together, Willie and Nancy logged thousands of miles, getting to know some of Harley-Davidson’s most loyal and committed riders.

The couple traveled together to hundreds of motorcycle events, including Daytona Bike Week, Sturgis and many international events. In 2010, Nancy was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, in recognition of her long-term positive impact on the motorcycling community.

Nancy is survived by her husband Bill (Willie G.) Davidson, their three children, and one granddaughter. (Painting by Ray Drea)

QUICK, New Bikernet Reader Comment!--KISS Bike Story

I am the proud owner of this bike. It was purchased quite a while back and put into a private show collection. We have now decided to bring it back out on tour. It will be featured at MotorRama in Atlanta 2021.

--Jodi House
Jackson, GA

Congratulations. --Bandit

THIS JUST IN: Can you relate?

I Used To Be A Normal Person. As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born White, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me “Privileged”, a racist & responsible for slavery.

I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a Fascist because I plan, budget & support myself.

I went to High School, got in some college, got a degree & have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged”.

I am heterosexual which, according to “gay" folks, now makes me a homophobe.

I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a de facto member of the “vast NRA gun lobby”.

I think & I reason, and I doubt much of what the “main stream" media tells me, which makes me a "Right-wing conspiracy nut”.

I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.

I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.

I believe in the defense & protection of America for & by all citizens, now making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand & salute during our National Anthem - so I must be a racist.

Please help me come to terms with the new me, because I'm just not sure who I am anymore! Funny - it all took place over the last seven or eight years! If all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, now I don't even know which restroom to use… and I gotta go more FREQUENTLY.

--Peachtree Joe

NEW FROM THE MASTER OF LIGHT-- We are now preparing for the EAA aviation show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin followed by Sturgis.

You may be familiar with our "12 Days of Uhlness" promotion in December, where we make select pieces available at great prices each day for 12 days.

This year's "Uhlness in July" will follow the same format, albeit a shortened one lasting only 3 days.

We recently went through all of the pieces we take on the road and also the ones on display in the gallery here in Colorado. It's time to put find new homes for these! Because some of these pieces have traveled a bit, we are offering them at fantastic prices. With this promotion, we are also including pieces that are for sale by clients. There are some true gems in here.

With Sturgis fast-approaching, I thought it appropriate to start with pieces from this collection.

We are featuring Fuel for the Soul today, but there are many more available prints. Check out David’s web site.

"Fuel for the Soul"
26.5 x 20, sold out at $3,850. This unframed piece is offered at $2,350.

Stay tuned!

--Greg Rhodes
International Sales Director
David Uhl Fine Art
Uhl Studios

Uhl Studios website


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HANG ON FOR THE EUROPEAN REGULATORS--Europe plans aggressive new laws to phase out fossil fuels.
The legislation is expected to be in sharp contrast to vague aspirations by various other countries to neutralize their emissions by midcentury.

from New York Times

European officials are preparing to introduce ambitious legislation designed to wean one of the world’s biggest and most polluting economies off fossil fuels far more quickly than other nations have pledged to do. The proposals could include phasing out coal as an electricity source as well as imposing tariffs on polluting imports — an idea with the potential to set off global trade disputes.

The European Commission’s package of around a dozen legislative proposals, expected this week, is designed to swiftly reduce the emissions of planet-warming gases and meet an ambitious climate goal, already enshrined in law: The 27-nation bloc has said it will cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 55% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

The proposals, known as “Fit for 55,” are just that — proposals. They will take many months to negotiate among the 27 member countries and the European Parliament before becoming law. And they will most certainly invite scrutiny of Europe’s own reliance on extracting and burning fossil fuels in its own territories, from oil and gas drilling in the North Sea to coal mining in countries like Germany and Poland.

The most contentious element is something called a border carbon adjustment tax. It would impose tariffs on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with products imported from outside the European Union and, in effect, would protect European companies from goods made in countries with less-stringent climate policies. Among the products that it could target, according to a draft leaked in June, are steel, cement, iron and fertilizers.

This carbon border tax could not only shake up global trade and invite a dispute over protectionism in the World Trade Organization, it could also create new diplomatic fault lines before international climate talks taking place in Glasgow in November.

All eyes are on targets set by the United States and China, which currently produces the largest share of greenhouse gases, and, more important, how they will get there.

China and India have publicly criticized the idea of a carbon border tax. Japan isn’t keen. And the United States has said only that it is evaluating the idea of its own carbon border tax.

Exactly which products the tax would target is still unclear. The United States, for instance, is particularly concerned about the potential effect on American-produced steel, and it remains to be seen whether the border tax proposal would take into account the carbon emissions intensity of imported steel.

The United States is in a tricky position with respect to a prospective European border tax. The Biden administration is keen to restore trans-Atlantic alliances, including on climate change. And yet, with no prospect of carbon pricing legislation in the United States, several U.S. companies could be vulnerable.

The Biden administration has dangled the prospect of a carbon border tax of its own, though its prospects would likely be dim in a divided Congress. “It’s not off the table, certainly, in any of the discussions,” the White House climate adviser, Gina McCarthy, said Tuesday at a conference organized by Bloomberg. “There are many ways in which you could look at a carbon border adjustment as an opportunity here.”

Other aspects of the legislative package are likely to be contentious within the European 27-country bloc itself. Efforts to phase out the sales of new internal combustion engine cars for instance are likely to face objections from some European carmakers. (Bloomberg reported this week that France opposed a proposed 2035 ban on new gas-burning car sales.) Efforts to phase out coal from electricity generation are likely to face opposition from countries with large coal operations, like Poland and Hungary.


Comment from the Bikernet International News Desk:

This emission/pollution border tax means various products can be taxed. It is not about cars or motorcycles. Steel, cement, fertilizers, etc will become uncompetitive for export to Europe. Keep in mind, if they pass this legislation, next they will pass a tax on plastics made from fossil fuels, including medical equipment.

They believe this benefits the world. How about rescuing the slave labor making Nike and other brand shoes, clothing in Bangladesh, the slave labor making Apple iPhones in China and now not allowed to commit suicide with nets installed in the buildings there, the slave labor including children mining gold, diamonds and mobile / laptop battery materials in Africa.

Maybe put border tariffs / tax on slavery associated with products imported from outside the European Union?

Why stop there? Maybe border tariff on products associated with human rights abuses? All the oil producing Arab nations including Saudi Arabia can be told their oil is not only causing greenhouse gases but affecting human rights and democracy.

What about the world's biggest constant export market - military products? Will USA's exports for military use get exempted since it is a stockpile by other nations, unused since there is no war going on in the importing nations?

Senior Correspondent
Bikernet International News Bureau

YOU’RE INVITED! City of Mitchell, South Dakota and Klock Werks to host 14th Annual Palace City Pre-Sturgis Party on Main Street Mitchell August 5th, 2021.

During this event the 7” Dare Devil, Vince Ream, will attempt to set a World Record for the longest jump from an Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle.

Festivities to include Live performance from Nashville recording Artist Shelby Lee Lowe, Strider Obstacle Course, Car Show and more.

--Vanessa Klock

ELECTRIC SHORTS OUT--Electric Vehicle Lawsuit: Prolonged Driving While Sitting on Giant Battery Caused Electromagnetic Radiation Injury

Electric Vehicle owner Josef Tater has filed a lawsuit against Nissan North America, Inc. in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He seeks up to $10 million from Nissan stating that his electric vehicle permanently damaged his health and destroyed his family and career. Tater claims that his 2015 Nissan Leaf caused serious health problems from prolonged driving while sitting on the giant battery that emitted large amounts of low-frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation.


All veterans should join.
All veterans should join.

The battle is not over when our men and women in uniform return home from war — as many are today from Afghanistan. Returning service members face a new battle — recovering from the visible and invisible wounds of war. This is something you may know all too well.

That’s why DAV is here. And that’s why it’s so exciting that today you can make a special gift that goes even further to support our life-changing programs for veterans.

Our generous partners at EG America are matching all Field of Flags donations, up to $70,000! Not only does your donation go TWICE as far to help your fellow veterans, it adds a flag to the field and helps us reach our goal of 5,000 flags flying in honor of our veterans.

But this special chance to double your impact ends in just three days, so don’t wait to add your flag and double your impact for your fellow veterans.

--J Marc Burgess
DAV National Adjutant

This week, automotive enthusiasts nationwide celebrated this year’s Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD)! The SEMA Action Network (SAN) encourages you to find and attend an event near you—use the link below for the official list posted on the CCAD homepage. Post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration’s Facebook fan page: @CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 292 (S. Res. 292) at the request of the SAN recognizing July 9, 2021 as CCAD. A similar resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 491). The date marks the 12th commemoration of what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Thank You for Honoring Our Automotive Holiday!

RPM Act Gains Steam in the U.S. House of Representatives

Support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act), H.R. 3281, continues to expand each day as members of Congress receive an outpouring of support for the bill from racers and the motorsports community. Over the past few weeks 17 House members have agreed to cosponsor the bill, including U.S. Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Robert Latta (R-OH), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), David Kustoff (R-TN), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Carol Miller (R-WV), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Jared Golden (D-ME), Elise M. Stefanik (R-NY), Andy Barr (R-KY), Jay Obernolte (R-CA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), and Austin Scott (R-GA).

Rep. McKinley’s support for the RPM Act is particularly noteworthy. Rep. McKinley serves as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, which has jurisdiction over the legislation. The Congressman cosponsored the RPM Act bill as a result of the strong support that his constituents voiced for the legislation and the importance of the bill to the racing community in West Virginia. Rep. McKinley also cosponsored the RPM Act during the 2019-2020 session of Congress.

The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee your right to modify street cars, trucks, and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, and ensure that industry can offer parts that enable racers to compete. It is imperative that lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act. Currently, 82 members of the House have cosponsored the bill. See the current list of RPM Act cosponsors using this link, and don’t forget to ask your U.S. Representative to support the bill and fight for it to become law—here’s how:


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Woohoo! That picture of the burgundy and chrome trumpet outside the St Giles cafe is from my home city, Oxford , England. Ironic, as my Grand father's bro 'Pops' bought one just like it in Oxford, 1945, with the proceeds of a 'heist' in 1944! Naw, it couldn't be the same bike after all these years...

Paul Harris
Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 22, 2021
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I have pretty much given up on my Easyriders refund.

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I recently installed one of the phone holders on my FLHTC and I like it.

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