1965 Harley FLH Electra Glide Giveaway at AMA Vintage Days
One lucky donor to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame could ride away on a pristine 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide on Sunday, July 12, at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.The classic Harley-Davidson is the 2015 raffle bike for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Each year, the Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, raffles a vintage motorcycle to raise funds to support its mission to promote motorcycling’s heritage.
“Few motorcycles command a presence on the open road like this classic Electra Glide,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “From its broad, sweeping handlebars to the sharp red paint to the Panhead V-twin, it’s a visual and mechanical work of art. Plus, this raffle is for a noble cause that we all support. I invite everyone to come out to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to celebrate motorcycling’s history and get their chance to win this amazing motorcycle.”The 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide is fully restored and ready for the road, with a rebuilt engine and transmission, a new factory-specified electrical harness, rebuilt wheels and a new professional paint job.Recommended donation for tickets is $5 each or five for $20. The drawing is scheduled for noon on Sunday, July 12, at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame tent at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The winner does not have to be present to win, but must be 18 years or older and a citizen of the United States. Tickets may be purchased at www.motorcyclemuseum.org, by calling (614) 856-2222, at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, or at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.For 2015, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the facility, which houses the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other thematic exhibits that celebrate motorcycling’s heritage.The museum was founded in 1990 to provide a permanent home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which celebrates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America through the recognition of the sport’s greatest heroes. Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days are donated to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization tasked with funding the operation of the museum and Hall of Fame activities.AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the home of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which includes road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. Another top attraction is North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. Bike shows bring out examples of some of history’s most beloved motorcycles, while stunt shows, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, and demo rides of current production bikes keep attendees entertained. Seminars feature some of the country’s leading experts on numerous motorcycling topics.It all adds up to one of motorcycling’s premier events. Learn more, see photos and read stories from past AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.To receive the latest news and updates about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/vmdupdates or search for the hashtag #AMAVMD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!