IT’S TRUE THE TIMONIUM SHOW IS BACK ON!
Here at Motorcycle Times we were busily and happily working on the next issue, due out November 1st. That’s exciting in itself. Motorcycle Times has been feeding our grass roots readers and shops and dealers and other venues a steady diet of News and Reviews and Ride Impressions and Product Tests and Places to Ride To and even What To Eat When You Get Back ever since 1988. That’s 30+ years of cultivating our grass roots and we just that it’s been our turn for some time now. We love it. It’s exciting!
Well it got A LOT more exciting when I had a phone call from the owner of Jam On Productions, the producer of the biggest, the best and the most fun INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS and the best, the biggest and the most fun SWAP MEETS ever and everywhere!
The man himself told me the Timonium show is back on!
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I watched it live on TV and the internet. I was just following my morning habits on that day and had the TV on as I drank more coffee. The stunning effect of it all has had lasting effects on me, on you, on our society and on our world.
However you interpret it, whatever angle you subscribe to, whether or not you believe whatever group was or was not behind this for whatever reason or not – our lives were changed.
I have no better words than this.
So I made this instead.
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While the industry has gravitated toward cookie cutter automation with standard operational processing to produce magazines, we take a different approach.
We put a lot of effort into our magazine. Every contributor was selected as a great fit for the puzzle we put together every issue. They take pride in sharing experiences and thoughts from their lives with all our readers. Each issue we carefully select a cover photo that is representative of what is contained inside.
Rather than presenting a neon circus tent hoping to grab your eye – which is ok in itself – we set ourselves apart beginning with the first thing you see. I believe we have hit the absolute dead center bulls eye with this one. Here is a preview of the next issue due out Sept 1 2018. What do you think?COVER M.T. SEPT_OCT_2018
5th Annual and Final Dale Murray Memorial Benefit Ride
The Law Dogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter, held the 4TH Dale Murray Memorial Benefit Ride on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The memorial benefit motorcycle ride, started in 2014, is held in memory of member Dale Murray, who died from Pancreatic Cancer in May of 2013. All proceeds have been distributed in Dale’s memory as follows:
2014: $3,500 to Johns Hopkins University Pancreatic Research Center
2015: $3,000 to the Emergency Patient Cancer Fund, Western MD Regional Medical Center
2016: $3,600 to the Emergency Patient Cancer Fund, Western MD Regional Medical Center
2017: $3,700 to the Emergency Patient Cancer Fund, Western MD Regional Medical Center
The Law Dogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club was established in 2000 to offer brotherhood and motorcycling benefits to active, retired or vested Police Officers, active Police Reserves, Corrections Officers, as well as Fire Fighters and EMS Personnel, to raise money for charitable organizations and to raise money for a fallen brother/sister fund of Emergency Personnel. Chapters are located in Texas, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Delaware, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota and Romania.
President: Joe Neder; Vice-President: Daryl McCarty; Treasurer: Steve Wilkinson; Secretary: Sharon Leasure; Road Captain: Jake Twigg; Sergeant-at-Arms: David Penrod
NOTE: this group picks a charity and supports it a number of times, then picks another. They are still going strong in Maryland and other locations! – Mark
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For the July/August 2018 Issue I was hand delivering Motorcycle Times magazine to about 140 locations in PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, DC and DelMArVa, randomly picked from our delivery list. I like to stay in touch with our customers so I can listen to them and remain focused on their needs. This is the best method I’ve found, so it is what I do every couple of months. Along the way, I’ve encountered many useful bits of information ranging from closed stores to demolished and/or missing locations to new employee’s and even new owners and new locations!
It’s all normal and I wasn’t surprised, though in some cases there is a familiar sadness and the usual questions and wonderment’s accompanying a long established business changing hands or even just closing for good. This is another reason I put myself out on the road every so often. Our magazine was founded as a grassroots operation, literally being hand typed and physically cut and pasted then photo copied, manually assembled and then stapled in Jerry Smith’s living room. Through the years as Motorcycle Times has grown and weathered the industry and social changes, technology continued to advance until today Motorcycle Times is printed on state of the art computerized machines by an old and well established industry leader selected by me with a nod to their same grassroots tradition. Through the years, Motorcycle Times has kept pace with our industry while retaining it’s grassroots connections despite almost 30 years of expansions and contractions that created so many changes in our culture of motorcycling.
2019 is officially Motorcycle Time’s 30th year in production. This alone ranks us with the likes of Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Bike, and a few others in terms of longevity. Another thing we have in common with other industry leaders is that we are not a sugar coated, eye candy, bikini and chrome infested magazine…of which there is nothing wrong with and I myself will sometimes flip through one. Which is another big difference. Our customers actually read our magazines. There is a time and place for most things and our time and place is motorcycles and motorcycle news and events and motorcyclists and getting the word out. It’s what we’ve done best for almost 30 years so far.
And it’s what I’m continuing to do. In fact I’m doing it right now.
Email is always on or call me. Leave a message if I can’t answer.
So, some of our grassroots are in Clearbrook, Va at Winchester Motorsports. I pulled in just as they were closing down for the day. Not knowing me from anyone, or even why I was there, the new owners Mike and Melissa greeted me and showed me genuine hospitality. It was very refreshing to meet two people who weren’t in rush to just GET OUT of there and go home. As we talked it became clear that Mike and by default Melissa have experience in the motorcycling field and aren’t just on a buzz from new ownership. It’s nice to see a store change hands to other motorcyclists and not some faceless corporation that rotates clerks through it to keep the numbers up. It’s a grassroots store.
Be sure to pick up your free copy of Motorcycle Times magazine at your local bike shop to read this review and more. Events Calendar, news, great columns, anything to do with motorcycling in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the Eastern Shore/DelMarVa!
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