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Motorcycles are taking shape in metal shop classrooms across Manitowoc County as students work toward a Friday deadline to complete their bikes in time for a late-April motorcycle show.

This year five schools are participating in the mini-chopper program, which provides students with real life experience and promotes careers in manufacturing as they build mini choppers as part of their academic curriculum. The project is a collaborative effort by the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County, The Chamber of Manitowoc County, local high schools, Lakeshore Technical College, and sponsorship by area businesses.  READ ON

 

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Under construction: Chris Minnee's helicopter turbine-powered motorcycle.Despite a lifetime's experience riding motorcycles and servicing helicopters - putting the two together has been a major learning curve for Cambridge man Chris Minnee.

Minnee trained as an aircraft engineer in the mid 1970s and now owns Rotor Craft, a Hamilton Airport-based helicopter maintenance business.

A keen motorcyclist for 45 years he has ridden a variety of makes from Suzuki and Triumphs to Hondas.

However, building the turbine bike is his first effort at a ground-up custom fabrication. READ ON

 

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The CowasakiFOR over 10 years, a man has been building motorcycles made out of bones.

Reese Moore, Florida, started making the creations after building an 8’ T-rex dinosaur for his kids in 1995. After selling it to a bar in the Daytona area, he joked with the owner that he would make a motorcycle out of bones for Bike Week. READ ON

 

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Rick Fairless unveils the Allstate Insurance Bike

Allstate Insurance Teams Up With Builder For Bike Week

This Friday, March 7, Allstate Insurance Company and legendary motorcycle builder Rick Fairless unveiled his latest custom creation at Daytona Bike Week – a reimagined Victory Vegas 8-Ball.

The custom-built motorcycle is part of this year's grand prize for the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and will feature signature Rick Fairless designs and customization never before seen by the public. This is the fifth year of the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and the first year that a Fairless custom is featured as the grand prize. READ ON