Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-June - Page 4

Thunder Roads Magazine of Missouri / So. Illinois 1324 Clarkson Clayton Ct. #226 Ellisville, Mo. 63011 (636) 236-3579 Owners / Editors Dennis Martin dennis@thunderroadsmo.com Stacey Martin stacey@thunderroadsmo.com New Advertising sales@thunderroadsmo.com Sales Personnel LaDonna Baber, Cam Blevins, Randy Steeves, Wanda Ringot, Carrie Benson, Lelia Watermon, Jessi Hurley, Vito, John Skala, Sue Sweet, Toni Sandlin, Carrie Gray, Dixie Johns, Jim Acker Send Event Info events@thunderroadsmo.com Reader’s Photos and Messages readers@thunderroadsmo.com Contributing Writers Cam Blevins, Doug Rothberg, Sammy Baker, John Thomas, Carrie Benson, Wanda Ringot, Lelia Watermon, Tim Friedman, Vito, Jessi Hurley, John Skala, Randy Steeves, Toni Sandlin, Dixie Johns, Pigtail Tammy, Sue Sweet, Jim Acker, Nick Ganim Contributing Photographers Cam Blevins, Dean Bowlin, Wanda Ringot, Lelia Watermon, Toni Sandlin, Carrie Benson, Jim Harvey, John Skala, Pigtail Tammy, Sue Sweet, Jessi Hurley, Dixie Johns, Jim Acker On The Cover: On the Cover: Photo taken during the 2018 Bikers on the Square event Layout and Design Warren Ells, Art Director Thunder Publishing warrenlayout@yahoo.com There are plenty of events this month to get you out riding this entire month of June. As you continue flipping through the pages you’ll see plenty of poker runs, rallies, charitable events and many parties. Now that the weekends are getting packed with events, you may have a difficult time in choosing where to go. There is a combination of annual events and new events throughout this month and the beginning of July. We have scheduled 9 events to be covered by the Thunder Roads staff, and Stacey & myself. This might sound like a lot, but after 13 years, we are used to a schedule like this. Luckily 2 of the events will be on the bike. I could use some more seat time… The month of May gave us plenty of events to cover and write up in this issue. Alongside each article, there is space for only a few photos. Don’t worry; the extra photos don’t get trashed. We post all the photos we take at events on our Facebook page “Thunder Roads Magazine MO and IL” for you to comment and share with your friends. If there is ever a photo that you want taken down, send us a Facebook message on that photo. We wouldn’t want to mess up your presidential campaign for office…LOL I read a lot of news about motorcycles and riding. The reports about self balancing motorcycles and jet thrusters to help prevent crashes makes me wonder what motorcycles will look like in 20 years. I do think that the jet report may be a myth, but who really knows… I want to know when the flying motorcycles will be on the market. Something tells me my insurance rates would have 2 or 3 zeros added to the numbers. All joking aside, I would be happy to see the puncture-proof tires become standard on all motorcycles. Ok, back to reality… I look forward to seeing many of you out and about this month. Ride safe and watch out for people crazier than you… Whatever happens, remember, It’s all part of the experience… NATIONAL FOUNDERS Toni McCoy Shearon & Brian Shearon 1528 Matlock Drive Chapmansboro, TN 37035 Office: 615-792-0040 Fax: 615-792-7580 e-mail: thunderroads@charter.net © THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF ITS CONTENT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. PUBLISHER ASSUMES NO RESPON- SIBILITY AND IS NOT TO BE HELD LIABLE FOR ERRORS BEYOND THE COST OF THE SPACE OCCUPIED BY THE ERROR, SLANDER OF ANY GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL, FAILURE TO PRO- DUCE ANY ISSUE AS SCHEDULED DUE TO REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, ANY AND ALL SUITS FOR LIABLE, PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A PERSON’S NAME OR PHOTOGRAPH. OPINIONS AND CLAIMS MADE BY ADVER- TISERS AND AUTHORS ARE THEIR OWN, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE POLICY OF THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE OR THUNDER PUBLISHING. PUBLISHER DOES NOT PROMOTE THE ABUSE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS. Later, Dennis Thunder Roads Magazine 2