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Remembering An Icon, John Malik Sr.

Remembering An Icon

In all my 14 years of writing motorcycle articles this is the toughest ever for me. We all lost a
very good friend in early April as John Sr. Malik who started Gator Harley-Davidson
passed away.
Over 20 years ago John Sr. came to Lake County and took a look at Dennison’s Harley-Davidson, he actually had a few others in mind while visiting here from Chicago. He bought and renamed the dealership Gator Harley-Davidson. In no time his family out grew the small dealership on 441 in Leesburg so construction began on what we all know as one of the finest Harley-Davidson Dealerships anywhere in the USA. John Sr. was always a family man including his children in on everything he did creating future Harley- Davidson Dealership owners.
In the early 2000’s John Sr, bought a large piece of property on Hwy 27 on a hill and built Clermont Harley-Davidson. The name later changed to Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson for reasons starting with the word Stormy. Within the past couple of years The Villages Harley-Davidson was opened. Needless to say John Sr. Malik had a passion for Harley-Davidson’s and those who ride them...

*Download Issue 48 - Page 14 to Read more and to see all photos


th Annual Sam Swope Charity Ride
6th Annual Sam Swope Charity Ride

The Sam Swope Charity Ride has really become an amazing event. Put together by the Bahia Shrine of Orlando and sponsored by Sam Swope, a Shrine member for over fifty years, this is always one of the biggest escorted rides of the year. In five short years this event has raised over one million dollars for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa! So what do you do to make this year even bigger? I don’t know, maybe bring in Foghat as the entertainment Sunday, March 9th was the day and you couldn’t have asked for better riding weather. We started out at the Bahia Shrine Temple in Orlando with a big pancake breakfast and then it was kickstands up at 11:00.
Escorted by the FHP and Seminole County Sheriff’s Department, we headed west and north up through Apopka and the Rock Springs area before heading east and over to Seminole Harley-Davidson. It was a nice scenic ride, and the escorts did a great job getting everyone in safe and sound...

*Download Issue 47 - Page 26 to Read more and to see all photos


6th Annual Cruisin' for Kids at St Jude's

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly...

And what a great job was done by all Saturday November 3, 2012... At the 6th Annual Cruisin' for Kids at St Jude's. Mike, his wife Wanda (of Mike's Bikes), organize a really scenic and relaxing ride route. Then we chowed down on some really good food, supplied by “The Blue Roof Grill”. Owners, Angie and Chelsie whipped up some scrambled eggs, sausage, grits,
bread, tea, coffee, soda.... And it was pretty darn good. Real nice folks. Stop in and say hi to Angie and Chelsie when you get in the area.

*Download Issue 31 - See page 36 to Read More, page 37 for photos


Hog Florida State Rally - Rebel Rider Hot Spot

HOG Thunder In The Hills ~ Howey-In-The-Hills Florida State Rally

October 30th thru November 3rd Thunder will roar in Lake County as the Florida State HOG
Rally returns to the hills. This years rally is different than rallies of the past because some of
the rally is open to all riders and the public.

Beginning Tuesday night October 30th Dan and the gang at the Hideaway are doing up a Free HOG Roast with all the fixins. The party will begin around 4 PM and end when it ends.



*Download Issue 30 - See page 8 to read more and see photos




Ridin With Johnnie

Nothing makes me smile more than getting up to the cooler mornings and riding my bike to the East coast. Tank put me a new five speed on“Lucille” my shovel and I doing 65+ and still got me one more gear!

We got up last Saturday and just before dawn we were on our way to St. Augustine. The first
stop we made was The American Legion on A1A just before the “Bridge of the Lions”.

Once we all got a morning leveler we were ready to proceed down the seaside to a fabulous restaurant “Finn’s”.
This place has a second story were you can have refreshments and look out over the awesome Atlantic Ocean.

*Download Issue 30 - See page 14 to Read More & see photos

Beartooth, Montana
The Beartooth (Montana)


...All American Road! Is heralded as one of the most scenic rides in the United States. The route features breathtaking views of the Absaroka and Bearthooth Mountains with high alpine plateaus dotted with countless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and wildlife galore.

It provides access to Yellowstone National Park from Red Lodge or Chief Joseph highway which is another great ride in itself. The Beartooth passes through the highest most rugged areas in the lower 48 states. With 20 peaks reaching over 12,000 feet in elevation.

This was a ride of a lifetime for Push and I. We recommend you stay in Red Lodge Montana doing day rides all around the area. This is without a doubt a ride you will never forget.


*Download Issue 3 from our Archived Publications (page 7 to see all photo's.)

New Zealand National Rally
New Zealand National Rally

Hi there or Kia Ora from New Zealand, the land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa as it is known by our indigenous people, this year we were fortunate to hold our National HOG Rally in Christchurch, the beautiful garden city in the South island, for those of you who may not be aware New Zealand is in the pacific ocean, and is two islands, the North Island and South Island.

Geographically it’s a bit like having the 50 states of the USA in two small land masses, we have everything from majestic mountain ranges with fantastic passes to ride, through to beautiful beaches, and rivers.

Our island, the South is around 600 miles long and 150 miles across, we have the four seasons and in Winter generally ride in the middle of the day, depending on ice and sometimes snow.

We have six Harley dealers here with a population of around 4 million. The dealers are located in both Islands, we have two in the South Island, due to our small population we each take a turn at putting on the National Rally every six years, this is a fantastic idea as it means 5 years out of six we get to travel as a chapter to our brothers and sisters throughout New Zealand...
*Download Issue 4 from our Archived Publications (page 22 to Read All & see photo's.)

 Last Updated: 5/27/14