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‘Biker Live’ Episode Guide (May 12): Three Builders Build Their Dream Motorcycle

“Heart of Dixie” Series Premiere (05/12/14) – Three backyard motorcycle builders from the Heart of Dixie – Harlot Cycles, 40 CAL and Shop 102 are given $15,000 and five weeks to build their dream bike. Throughout the episode, viewers at home will vote LIVE to determine who built the best ride.

Across America, bike builders are creating mind-blowing works of art in the obscurity of backyard garages. From loud and large, to slick and sexy, these diamond-in-the-rough, badass machines are about to roar from the shadows to finally get the attention they rightfully deserve. Discovery’s new series “Biker Live” premieres on Monday, May 12th at 10:00pm ET/PT.  READ ON

A Brief Survey of Motorcycles in Comics & Superhero Media (Since 1970)

Bat-Cycle, COMPLETE with Robin sidecarAllow me to preface this review of motorcycles as story vehicles (get it?!) in comic books/comic-inspired movies with a disclaimer that I take no ownership of expertise on this topic. Aside from being a reader of comics since the mid-1970’s, I’ve not researched motorcycle motifs or biker culture as represented in our favored medium beyond a cursory review of relevant properties to include in the discussion that follows. In other words, if I missed a motorcycle title that matters to you, or if I glance over some grand allegory fueled by the use of motorcycle themes in a particular story, you can’t blame me! READ ON



Michele Smith & Jay Barbieri hosted two of the most popular motorcycle show on TV; “American Thunder”, which debuted in the early 90s and ran until 2009 and “Two Wheel Thunder” in 2010. Smith and Barbieri became iconic figures in the motorcycle industry and for years could be seem filming together at almost every major motorcycle rally in the country. Unfortunately both the SPEED Channel and Discovery’s HD Theater now Velocity cancelled the shows feeling that there wasn’t a big enough audience for motorcycle enthusiasts. To many it’s still a mystery why the networks made this decision since the pair still maintains Facebook fan sites with over 100,000 followers.
Since their last episode aired in late 2010 the pair has gone their separate ways to explore other opportunities, however, based on their continuing and growing popularity of the duo will be reuniting for the first time at the Myrtle Beach Bike Fest Spring RallyMay 12 – 18, 2014. Michele commented: “I can’t wait, I miss being at the rallies with all of my friends, it’s going to be a blast”. Barbieri added: “Michele and I have always loved hanging out and just being part of the sub culture we both have enjoyed for years”
They will be appearing from for Thursday the 15th until Saturday the 17th at the Strip Club Choppers Road House located at the legendary Myrtle Beach Speedway. For more information about event, live music, contest and the chance to ride your own motorcycle around the track visit:


Ex-“Saturday Night Live” funnyfella-turned-movie-star JASON SUDEIKIS took a nasty tumble when he got all macho on a motorcycle during filming of his new flick “Tumbledown” in snowy Princeton, Massachusetts!

Waiting to film a motorcycle sequence, Jason jumped on the bike with a cocky grin and proceeded to show cast and crew he’s a Wild One – racing it up and down the snow-lined streets, even popping an eye-popping wheelie as everyone gasped, until… Sssliiiide!– his wheels slid over a patch of black ice and he instantly lost control! READ ON