Grease Monkey Block Party
April 28, 1949 – August 30, 2004. Indian
Larry marked the motorcycle industry
with his original creations. He was in a
class of his own with his incredible metal
sculpting talent and unique building
style which was inspired by the sixties.
His creations were not influenced by the
industry’s style or latest trends, and his
bikes are still easily recognizable today.
I met Indian Larry way before the Bobber craze, and before he was
renowned. When I noticed him with his 70’s “die-hard” look and old
style custom bike, I had no idea who he was or where he came from.
However, while speaking with him I realized that he was very modest,
genuine, and down to earth!
After his death, his right hand builders Paul Cox and Keino assured the
existence of the shop by keeping...
Wharf Rat Rally
Digby, Nova Scotia, home of the World Famous
Scallop and Atlantic Canada’s Fastest Growing
Bike Rally. On Labour Day weekend, Digby’s
Wharf Rat Rally is the place to be. You’ll be aghast
by the magnitude of this rendez-vous, and the vast
array of activities.
Peter Robertson, a Digby merchant and citizen, is
responsible for the kick-off of the Wharf Rat Rally.
Peter, while at his annual trip to the Laconia Bike
Week, noticed the similarities between New
Hampshire and Nova Scotia, which triggered the
idea. So he recruited help and along with 50
volunteers, organized the Wharf Rat Rally. It was a
great challenge to take on a Labour Day Weekend
event, given the fact that no other activity of the
sort is held in this region. A committee of nine
people met every Tuesday of every week for a
year, to make this event the...
For the 15th consecutive year, in the month of
October, Daytona Beach in Florida hosted the
Biketoberfest. Between 75,000 and 100,000
bikers from the 4 corners of the planet meet at
this major event. The host city was prepared to
receive all these bike enthusiasts and offered
them a multitude of activities. Whether it is to
admire the exceptional bikes in the various
expositions, or attend concerts at Daytona’s
numerous bars, there was always something
happening, day and night.
A souvenir pocket guide is provided, detailing the
complete agenda of the weeklong activities, so as not
to miss out on anything of particular interest to you.
Among the attractions you will find major manufacturers
discussing their latest...
Quebec Vintage Motorcycles
For the past 13 years in the Drummondville
region, Pierre Constant has hosted Les
Vieilles Moto du Québec (The Old Motorcycles
of Quebec) where old and even some
newer models are reunited for the event.
A gathering of fanatics of all ages come to admire
and join in the parade of yesterday’s bikes.
For the occasion, the bike owners give their motorcycles
a facelift and participate in a parade around
the site, showing off their pride and joy to any
willing admirer. For many it’s a blast from the past, and for some, a newly acquired taste for the future.
On the agenda: antique and custom bike exhibitions,
swap meet, auction, and bike games for all –
regardless of make, year or model. There were