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October 2016 Meeting

HoAME Monthly Club Meeting
DATE: Wednesday, October 12th. 2016
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Lucky Brewgrille 5401 Johnson Dr. Mission KS.

Letko Cycles will bring a Zero motorcycle for show and tell.


August 2016 Meeting Note – Jim Dominique presentation

Jim Dominique spoke to group at our August, 2016 HoAME monthly meeting. Jim sparked the group’s interest relating his start and history in motorcycle endurance racing.

Jim started racing in 1985 (and joined HoAME shortly thereafter in 1986) and spoke of his long climb until eventually reaching podium positions.

The presentation and discussion of motorcycle endurance racing was fascinating to many of the HoAME members who are less familiar with this type of motorcycle racing. Jim briefly explained how these races which last four to six hours or more are run. Jim has raced in both the WERA and AHRMA motorcyle series.

In addition, Jim brought two race bikes he has race prepared for “show and tell”. Who knew that a method to switch from standard shifting to “GP” shifting could be done so that it is actually possible to switch for different rider preferences quickly in the same race? Jim’s SV650 has this shift setup and Jim demonstrated it and other bike facets for interested members after his presentation.

HoAME 25TH Anniversary Show – Awards

This year celebrated another successful HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show. Thank you to all the presenters and attendees.

This year’s show awards have been posted.
Goto awards page at kcmotoshow.com to view the award winners.

HoAME Club Holiday Party

The annual HoAME Club (After) Holiday Party is Saturday, February 6, 2016! Please join us at:

Shawnee Cycle Plaza

63rd & Pflumm

Saturday, February 6

4pm until ??

2015 HoAME Vintage Bike Show & Rally

Friday, September 4, 2015
First Friday Ride-In Party & Vintage Bike Show
Hosted by KC Brake in the Kansas City Crossroads
Sponsored by Motorcycle Classics magazine

Multiple award classes for vintage and antique bakes (1980 and older)

Saturday, September 12, 2015
2nd Annual TT (Tiddler Tour & Tourist Trophy)
Hosted by Engle Motors BMW/Triumph

A 100-mile, giro-style, times riding event for vintage, small-displacement motorcycles.
Historical and Tourist Classes offered; Open to all motorcycles and riders

Upcoming Ride: Kansas City Escape (July 25)

Contributed by: Troy Harrison

The ride I’m leading is a day ride (not overnight), and will be slightly modified version of the “Kansas City Escape” route from RoadRunner magazine. It’s approximately 200 miles.

April (my wife) and I have done this ride before and it’s a lot of fun. It’s mostly 2-lane country roads with lots of turns and hills, and good scenery to keep it interesting, and not much traffic. All roads are paved; some do have potholes and so forth but are generally good.

The meet-up spot will be QuikTrip at K-7 just south of Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (formerly Sandstone). This will allow everyone to have full tanks and empty bladders before we go. Figure on meeting there are approximately 8:30 am, riders meeting at 8:45, and kickstands up at 9. I’ll have route maps and directions for everyone. We’ll ride the loop, with stops, and finish up at Kobi’s in Bonner Springs.

Let me know if you plan to ride with us!

Upcoming Ride: Springfield Mile (IL)

Join us for the Memorial Day ride to the Springfield Mile!

Join us for the Memorial Day ride to the Springfield Mile!

We will be departing Lucky Brewgrille at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 23. We will spend two nights in a hotel in the Springfield, IL, area, and return the afternoon of Monday, May 25.

Let us know if you would like to ride with us! Since this is not an official club sanctioned event, each party has made their own hotel reservations, as well as, are procuring their own Springfield Mile event tickets.

Ride Report: Spring Ride to Springfield, MO

Heading out... From left, Al Felman, John Williamson and Tony Fusco

Heading out... From left, Al Felman, John Williamson and Tony Fusco. Thanks, Jim Buchner, for taking the photo.

- John Williamson

The HoAME Club Spring Ride to Bass Pro in Springfield, MO, went great. We had four HoAME members and one friend of club participate. While we got a wet start, the weather cleared up just south of KC. We arrived without incident. On Sunday, some of the group headed back to KC early, while others headed over to Bull Shoals Lake. We took the Peel Ferry Boat across the lake and then also headed back to KC.

Please join us for our next trip to the Springfield Mile in Springfield, IL. We will be leaving Saturday, May 23, and returning on Monday, May 25. It should be a great Memorial Weekend Ride!

Annual HoAME Holiday Party

HOAME’s Annual Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, 10 January 2015
Location: Lucky Brewgrille, 5401 Johnson Dr.,Mission KS.
Time: 6 – 10 pm
Cost: $25 p/p, including tax & tip.)

We will be accepting membership renewals at the Holiday Party. Just $20 per person for a year of fun!

Great Christmas Presents from Sponsor Shawnee Cycle Plaza!

Our Good Friends at Shawnee Cycle Plaza have JUST WHAT YOU NEED to put under your tree this Christmas.

They have two bikes with great Club Member only pricing:
- 2006 FJR that is a paddle shifter and comes with some minor scuffs, and a Baldwin MotorBike Saddle. Shawnee has it priced at $7195 Club member price $6695 please bring copy of news letter. See Doug or Mike.

- 2012 Triumph has just over 10k on miles, It comes with Arrow exhaust and the photos show the bags as well as the Triumph tank bag. NADA has the bike priced without the additional equipment at $11700. We are at $11885, HoAme Club $11349. Please bring a copy of news letter to identify yourself as club member. We have the stock exhaust for the bike.

For more info call: 913-631-1111

Passing – Gary Lantz

Fellow HoAME club members

I am very sorry to tell you that long time club member Gary Lantz passed away unexpectedly this weekend.

Gary enjoyed riding his red Honda 350 four, Honda Pacific Coast & black BMW powered Ural with his beloved wife Wanda in the sidecar .

He and Wanda were also very active in the KC scooter scene, riding their Vespa scooter to local events as well as to Rallies across the country.

Gary was a wonderful individual, a great friend to our club, and will be missed by many in the KC motorcycle community.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wanda and their family.

His obituary can be read here: http://www.kccremation.com/obituary/Gary-Lloyd-Lantz/Kansas-City-KS/1457195

23rd Annual HOAME Vintage MC Show a Success!

2014 Hogs Vs Rockers Theme

2014 Hogs Vs Rockers Theme

We hope you joined us at the 23rd Annual HoAME Vintage MC Show and Rally in 2014. Plans are already in the works for the 2015 Event. Check our website and social media for updates on our 2015 events plans!
Join us for the 23rd Annual HOAME Club Vintage Motorcycle Show September 5-7, 2014. This three day event features Hogs vs. Rockers and will consist of three events:

Friday, September 5 –
First Friday Ride-in party at KC Brake in the Crossroads District
Saturday, September 6 –
Kansas City TT Event – If you don’t have a “tiddler” to “tour” on you can still ride! All bikes are welcome as we have multiple divisions! Visit http://hogsvsrockers.com/ for more information and to sign up!
Sunday, September 7 –
HoAME Vintage Bike Show in the West Bottoms

VOLUNTEERS still needed. Go to hogsvsrockers.com and click the VOLUNTEER LINK!

For more information, visit www.hogsvsrockers.com. We hope to see everyone there!