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Volume 1 Issue 4 The Motorcycling Community Newspaper For Riders of all Kinds FREE - TAKE ONE! August 2009
Canada’s Best
Bike Builder
Crowned
The fifth annual Canadian Biker Build Off
held July 25 and 26th. At Welland, Ont.
crowned it’s newest champion. Fredric
“Rat” Vaillancourt from Rat Shop Cus-
tom Bikes in Saint Come PQ picked up
the win.
Second place went to Montreal ‘s Alain
Pannetton from Air Designs, while third
and fourth place went to Ponch Burnet of
Niagara Choppers and Stephen LeBreton
of Speedtrix respectively.
Last years winner, Alain Tourigny from
Touring Creations was not going to be
left out of the pack and scored a respect-
able fifth place finish. (www.canadianbik-
erbuildoff.com) TMN
New Models from
A Happy Vinnie DiMartino of V-Force Customs
Harley for 2010
MILWAUKEE (July 25, 2009) - Harley-
There is Life After O.C.C.
Davidson roars into 2010 with nine new
motorcycle models, the most expansive
new-product introduction in the history
The Motorcycle News Speaks with Vinnie DiMartino of V-Force Customs of the Motor Company. Across six model
platforms, Harley-Davidson achieves a
by KEN VENUS
and when you can leverage a little of that economy because I wasn’t in business fusion of tradition and technology in a
Contributing Writer, TMN
to get you started, all the better. People on my own at that point you know. So it
motorcycle product line that offers more
came from far and wide to help equip V- may be a good thing that I started out in
power, luxury, and style, and more value.
We know his face and his enviable ability Force Customs with the essentials. Still, a dropping economy, so I know the worst
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to fabricate, wire and machine all kinds it took paid personal appearances to keep of it. But we still have to work for what we
of everything. Vinnie DiMartino is the the doors open initially and I asked if that get, nothing comes from nothing.”
very same guy in person that we remem- was still the case, “We are still doing While fabrication is one thing for bike
ber from TV and I can attest to that per- personal appearances and stuff. We’ve parts, Vinnie has also been working on
sonally. After leaving a well known shop slowed our travel down a little bit just to other things to help diversify business
that we still see “On TV” he decided to keep more time in the shop and it’s bet- and while he is a bike wiring guy by de- Brain Storms .............................................4
open his own business and found room ter like that in every way. We do like get- fault around the shop, he has carried that Motorcycle News .................................6
to bring in one Cody Connelly; another ting out on the road, but right now it just knowledge to a product that is just now RoadGypsy Files .....................................9
former employee of that very same soap makes sense for us, we got a couple of ready for release. “We just came out with Test Ride - Harley XR1200 .............10
opera come branding monolith. I am not builds on the plate and to keep focused this new thing called a V-force power Chainlinks ...............................................13
going to say anything about that shop on that we kind of got to stay at the shop block and it’s for your home electricity. Gearhed .................................................17
and I didn’t ask Vinnie about it either. We you know?” It’s an energy saving device.” He added Finish Lines ............................................18
all know the place so let’s move on, cool? I also asked Vinnie about starting out “What it does is save you up to 35% on Safety Scene ........................................20
Getting a new business going is tough in a slow economy and how that affected your house electric bill. It also saves you Classifieds ..............................................21
but having been on the screens of mil- the start of V-Force: “I don’t really know from lightning strikes, surges, saves all Events Calendar ..................................22
lions of TVs does have its advantages how it is to run a business in a thriving
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