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INTERVIEW WITH A LEGEND   THE PLASTIC MAN SPEAKS OUT   Preston Petty   By Matt Cuddy   It’s like sitting with Thomas Edison. It was bench racing with an old friend. It was being taught how an internal combustion engine works by your Grandfather. It was like that, and a lot more.   ...(more)
HOW TO READ BAR CODES
HOW TO READ BAR CODES...(very good to know) I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now... I am busy reading the ingredients.. Boy.. shopping is a full time job!!!   ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY--NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SA...(more)
HUNTING THE LEFT FEEDBACK
HUNTING THE LEFT FEEDBACK   In the last few weeks, we’ve received a number of emails addressed to our site and they were complaining bitterly about the fact that we were advertising Lou Vogel’s book, Hunting The Left.  None of the people who wrote the emails have read the book, but they are ...(more)
GRANDFATHERS ARE SPECIAL
Why Grandfathers are different: Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Grandmothers and Grandfathers? Well, here it is:   There was this loving grandfather who always made a special effort to spend time with his son's family on weekends. Every Saturday morning he ...(more)
THE PUCH GS & MX 1971-1975
THE PUCH GS & MX 1971-1975   BY MATT CUDDY     What about the Puch 175 MX? I asked Rick Pearson over a few beers. “Old goofy stuff” replied my buddy Rick as I tried to pry more Puch knowledge out of his fertile motorcycle mind. Rick knows about everything when it comes to motorcycles, an...(more)
The BSA 500MX 1971-1973
The BSA 500MX 1971-1973 BY MATT CUDDYAfter suffering through the 441 disaster, in 1971 BSA came out with a new motorcycle that would hopefully repent for sins made by the 441, and save BSA from a fate worsethan death.This new bike was called the B-50 500 MX, and was Beezer’s last gasp at producin...(more)
NEW HUSKY BAJA
NEW HUSKY BAJA WILD CONCEPT BIKE   Husqvarna has decided to go back to the 70s with its Concept Baja. The retro-styled bike had its first debut at the 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York last Friday as part of the exhibition's 12-city tour across the U.S. Taking its name...(more)
THE GREATEST MOTORCYCLE STORY EVER TOLD
THE GREATEST MOTORCYCLE STORY EVER TOLD OR … A DO-IT-YOURSELF, FILL-IN-THE-PROPER-SPACE SAGA BY RICK SIEMAN (Notes: This story came about in the most natural way possible. It seemed like every time we stopped for gas on our way to the races, some old codger would start bending our ears with ...(more)
BEWARE THE SABRE-TOOTHED JACK RABBIT!
    BEWARE THE SABRE-TOOTHED JACK RABBIT!   BY RICK SIEMAN       (Notes: I love chasing rabbits, but only caught a few in the last 30 years or so. The best rabbit catcher I ever saw? Well, it wasn't the mythical Fearless Ralph in this bullshit story. Nope. It was Bob Hannah. Once, duri...(more)
NEW E-BOOKS FROM PAUL CLIPPER
NEW E-BOOKS FROM PAUL CLIPPER KINDLE READERS, THIS IS FOR YOU   Since my retirement from Trail Rider magazine I've been busy. Mostly riding and enjoying life, but I've also been writing and collecting old things and working on publishing them in Kindle format. You can see them all at: http:...(more)
GASOLINE FACTS YOU GOTTA KNOW
GAS FACTS   The vintage two-strokes that we work on at Klemm Vintage are primarily from the late1960s to late1980s genre. During the late 1960's and early 1970's, premium pump gas octanes of 98-102 were commonly available everywhere at name brand gas stations, During the later 1970s, premium ...(more)