Also, award-winning food and travel writer Mike Urban will talk about his brand new book, The New England Diner Cookbook. Follow Mike on Facebook.
Diner of the Week: Eleven City Diner in Chicago. Google map
Also on the show: Andrea Coleman and her husband Barry, are life-long motorcyclists. They saw that well-maintained motorcycles in Africa meant health care delivered, money saved and people trained in appropriate skills. Andrea’s motorcycle racing life and her work in promotion and sports management provided her with a practical outlook and skills that have helped guide the financial and advocacy development of Riders for Health. Riders for Health has received many awards including the renowned Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Riders for Health works in Zimbabwe, the Gambia, Lesotho, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi where it works with ministries of health and other, smaller community based organisations to help manage two- and four-wheeled vehicles for outreach health workers, allowing them to reach rural villages. Riders for Health provides maintenance and management of these vehicles, and training for health workers in safe riding and driving. Riders for Health is the official charity of the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM) and MotoGP. In the USA Riders for Health are holding their Day of Stars at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas ahead of the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. This is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet the stars of MotoGP with a guided tour of the pit lane and paddock, a charity auction and a chance to ride your bike on the brand new circuit. Check out the Riders for Health website. Riders for Health is the official charity of the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM) and MotoGP. Riders for Health organises fundraising events around the world to coincide with races. In the USA Riders for Health are holding their Day of Stars at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas ahead of the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. This is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet the stars of MotoGP with a guided tour of the pit lane and paddock, a charity auction and a chance to ride your bike on the brand new circuit.
Diner of the Week: Crossroads Diner in Dallas, Texas. The juncture that has brought Chefs Tom Fleming and Carl Strelecki together started from a relationship born over 10 years ago. Working together at Lombardi Mare, Tom as the Executive Chef and Carl as his apprentice, they quickly realized they had a strong common denominator: they were both inspired by their mother’s cooking. This inspiration translated to many fundamental values shared between themthe most notable being simple ingredients, delicious food, and value-driven dishes. Over the years, their roads would continue to cross as they again worked together at several notable restaurants and hotels, including Central 214 at Hotel Palomar. The final juncture came when this complimentary pair realized it was time for them to take the ultimate step, opening their own restaurant. Melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk Pancakes, savory Meatloaf, creamy Mac and Cheese, signature Sticky Buns and memorable Quiches are a small sampling of the extensive menu Crossroads Diner offers. Selections are many, but one thing remains constant: ample servings of fresh, made-from-scratch food that is as delicious as it is affordable. Check out Crossroads Diner website. Google map.
Whatever form the celebration takes, the message is the same:
“Ride for a Reason, Ride for a Purpose, Ride for Special Olympics!”
Check out their website and Facebook and Twitter.
Those eggs over easy riders Garrison and Ralph will also talk with Natalie Jahnke: Entrepreneur. Harley-Davidson Spokesmodel and former LFL's LA Temptation #16. Follow Natalie on Twitter and Instagram.
Diner of the Week: Smith Street Diner in Greensboro, North Carolina. Check out the website and Google Map.
Saturday, February 8th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: In 1965 Craig Vetter graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and from that point on never took a normal job. He simply designed the things that HE wanted, made them and sold them. His work in life has always been “design-driven” as opposed to “financially driven” or “marketing driven.” Windjammer fairing and saddlebags of the 70s created the modern touring motorcycle. By 1977,Vetter had factories in Illinois and California, employing over five hundred people, and had grown to be second in size to Harley-Davidson. Vetter has been awarded over twenty US patents and /or trademarks.Craig’s Vetter Rocket 3 design of 1969 became the Triumph Hurricane of 1973 and was selected for display in the Guggenheim Museum’s “Art of the Motorcycle." Bike Magazine named the Hurricane as one of the “100 best motorcycle designs ever." Other Vetter motorcycle designs include the Bonneville TT, Terraplane sidecar and the Mystery Ship. Vetter scooter designs include the Defiant and Torpedo and a series of Streamliners. Craig married Carol, the prettiest girl at his company and in 1978, sold everything to become a husband and Daddy. Today, every motorcycle manufacturer features at least one machine in its lineup that is substantially derived from Craig’s designs. In 1980, in an effort to learn what the upper limits of efficient transportation might be at real highway speeds, Craig hosted the international “Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Runs” in California. Driving a course from San Luis Obispo through Big Sur to Monterey, the winning mileage went from 98 mpg in 1980 to 470 mpg in 1985. One of the winning Vetter machines is on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. In 1999, the American Motorcyclist Association inducted Craig into the “Motorcycle Hall of Fame. ” Today, the Museum features a permanent display of his work. Check out Craig's website and the Vetter Owners Group.
Also on the show: Sarah Godfrey is not just a pretty face. She's been putting in the hard yards for many years in the corporate circuit with a wealth of known brands, businesses and corporations; everything from presenting, to the catwalk, fashion, hosting and modelling. Sarah also played a cameo on "Farmer Wants A Wife" and is now going into the world of sports reporting as the LFL launches its inaugural season in the Australian market. Sarah Godfrey is considered one of the next breakout Aussie stars in television and modelling and now she becomes the face of LFL Australia as well as a contributing writer for the LFL’s official media platform,LFL60.com. Check out Sarah's website and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Elisa Mello is from Middleboro, MA and is the beloved widow of Brian Mello and sister of Wolfgang Decker, both unfortunately involved in the horrific motorcycle tragedy that occurred March 24, 2007. In 2008 Elisa founded and became the President of the SEMMSF, sharing her knowledge of sudden loss, grief, pain and financial burdens. She understands the needs of others in the same situation and is able to reach out, even if it's an ear to listen or a sweater to cry on. She has spent the past years coordinating with others to provide an extremely safe and successful motorcycle charity run called Brian's Ride, duly named after the loss of her husband. Brian's Ride is the signature event for the SEMMSF. Elisa hopes to help turn tragedy into hope and ignorance into accountability. She is and active supporter of the Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor's Fund (MMSF) and Worcester County (BVMMSF). Elisa is a supporter for motorcycle awareness and increased penalties for those who violate the ride of way of others resulting in serious bodily injury and/or death. Today Elisa works well with other member in the riding community by gaining constant support. She hopes to see the SEMMSF success of this adventure constantly grow and help heal those in need.
Check out the Kawasaki line-up:
2014 Ninja 1000
2014 Ninja 300
2014 Teryx4 LE
2014 Jet Ski Ultra 310 LX
Scott has one obsession: to fulfill his late father’s dream of racing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, the most dangerous and prestigious motorcycle road race in the world. Far from their home in British Columbia and still reeling from a recent tragedy, Scott and his roommates-turned-pit crew have only five days during Practice Week to secure a spot in the TT. Scott must qualify with a fast enough time or he doesn't race. But the pressure of working with a rookie crew on the potentially lethal course puts Scott’s safety and his friendships on the line. As race day draws near he and his friends will have to swallow their pride to help Scott achieve his dream. Check out Nicole's website and follow her on Twitter.
Producer & Director Bryan H. Carroll (Titanic, Collateral, Miami Vice, Public Enemies) has built a successful career in filmmaking while working with the likes of James Cameron, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Joel Silver. His experience at bringing projects from the script to the screen, have made him one of the most sought-after and highly-regarded filmmakers in Hollywood."Why We Ride" is a story about who we are; individuals with a desire to dream, discover and explore; seeking a life outside our daily confinements and sharing those moments together. It’s a story about the journey, not the destination. Motorcycles represent the milestones of our lives. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons – the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines. Your senses will heighten as the world rushes in, your heart will beat to the pulse of the engine, your mind will race and set you free. Once you let a motorcycle into your life, it will change you forever.
The moment you walk in the door you’ll know you are somewhere special. The Mays Landing Diner is a classic New Jersey Diner that takes great pride in offering you the finest quality of food and service. Extensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, great coffee, homemade pies and desserts continue the tradition of what makes a New Jersey Diner unique. All of our baking is done on the premises, so you can be sure that whatever you order, will be served fresh, homemade, and prepared with the highest level of quality. Whether it is a hearty steak, breakfast any time of the day, or our best selling chicken pot pie, you will be glad you stopped by. Check out the Mays Landing Diner website and Google Map.
Diner of the Week: Tommy's Diner in Columbus, OH. Google Map to Tommy's Diner. Check out their website and Facebook page!
Saturday October 19th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Founder, singer and guitarist of the Doobie Brothers Pat Simmons.
Saturday, October 12th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Supermodel Elisabetta Canalis.
Saturday, October 5th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Actress Christian Pitre who stars in the highly anticipated action adventure film Bounty Killer. Christian portrays Mary Death, the most popular celebrity bounty killer in this post-apocolyptic world where white collar criminals' greed has turned the country into nothing but a barren wasteland. The film is also a celebrated graphic novel by the same name and is written and illustrated by the film's director Henry Saine.
Saturday, September 28th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Robert Pandya, External Relations Manager with Indian Motorcycles at Polaris Industries, talks about the exciting new launch of the Indian bike and the buzz that it's creating within the motorcycle industry and with the riding community. A huge fan of motorcycling, the industry and the people involved, Robert's enthusiasm is as contagious as the thrill of being on the back an Indian motorcycle. It's a new era in Indian motorcycle history!
Saturday, September 21st on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Alonzo Bodden has entertained audiences in every sector of entertainment, including television (grand prize winner and judge on Last Comic Standing, "Who's Paying Attention" on Showtime, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents), movies ("Scary Movie 4," "National Lampoon's Totally Baked: A Potumentary," "The Girl Next Door"), radio (panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me") and he's an avid motorcyclist!
Also, Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys visit with Nick Boyd, owner of the South Side Soda Shop Diner in Goshen, IN . Get the Google Map.
Also, Erin Ryder, star and Executive Producer of SYFY's "Destination Truth" and National Geographic's "Chasing UFOs," drops in to talk with motorcycle terrestrials Garrison and Ralph.
In May and June of 2014 Gordon Stuart will ride his motorbike from his home town of Whitley Bay in the North of England 6,000 miles to Nordkapp in Norway, the most northerly point in Europe and deep inside the Arctic Circle. Gordon will ride an average of nearly 300 miles every day for 21 days straight on some of the most challenging roads in Europe on his “Arctic Ride 2014” to raise money for brain injury charity Cerebra which helped his brother Robbie who suffered an acquired brain injury at the age of 9 months old and which has left him with severe learning difficulties. Check out Gordon's YouTube page.
Diner of the Week: The Exmore Diner in Exmore, VA. Get the Google Map for the Exmore Diner.
Diner of the Week: The Broadway Diner in Baltimore, MD.
Gary Koz Mraz is an author and free-lance moto-photo journalist for motorcycle/travel magazines American Iron, Baggers, American Trike, Cruiser and Quick Throttle and is currently editor for Bikernet Trikes. Gary has travelled the world on two wheels from China’s great wall to the Himalayan Mountain as well as Europe and the back roads of America. His book, Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run: Tales of the Midnight Writer about truckers, outlaws, hijackers, thieves, prostitutes and the legions of highway patrol protecting innocent travelers. 30,000 motor vehicle deaths are reported yearly and leave a bloody trail of buried bones of brutally murdered women on what’s called the Corridor of Death. Follow Gary on Facebook.
Diner of the Week: The Delta Diner in Delta, WI, a rebuilt 1940 Silk City Diner. Follow the Delta Diner folks on Facebook.
Diner of the Week: The Colonial Diner in Woodbury, New Jersey.
Saturday, April 20th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: With thirty-five years in the saddle, hosting Neale Bayly Rides: Peru is the perfect way for Neale to utilize the television skills he learned working with Speed Channel's Dennis Gage for five years producing Corbin's Ride On, and then co-hosting the successful travel series, Trippin on Two Wheels on the same network. Neale Bayly Rides: Peru has just wrapped up shooting on location and his intrepid band of riders have crossed daunting distances to bring hope to an isolated orphanage in Moquegua in the south eastern desert. Working closely with America's top-motorcycle magazines and web sites over the last twelve years, Neale has ridden and tested motorcycles all over the world. As an enthusiast first, Neale lists riding Valentino Rossi's world championship winning Yamaha M1, joining the 200 mph club on a Suzuki Hayabusa, and riding across the Himalayan mountains of Northern India as some of his motorcycle highlights. Neale has ridden in 45 different countries around the world. Follow Neale on Facebook. Watch the trailer.
Diner of the Week: Luxury Diner in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Saturday, April 13th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: The fast-growing trend of women riding motorcycles is illustrated in the book Chicks On Bikes by Christina Shook. This photographic coffee-table book is the first to visually chronicle the culture and lifestyle of women motorcyclists. Women are the fastest growing segment of the biking world and they have created their own style, distinct from their male counterparts. Chicks On Bikes is an intimate look at the stories and images of women bikers. The photos and profiles range from sassy young racer girls to wind-roughened seniors, from outlaw style to corporate-chic, from greasy mechanics to fashion designers. This book casts aside stereotypes and takes a look at who real women riders are today. It conveys a woman’s passion for riding and takes a hard look at the risks assumed. “I photographed and wrote this book to show the spirit and character of real women motorcyclists. As a rider myself, I had the unique opportunity to delve into the rich culture and imagery of women bikers,” Christina Shook
Diner of the Week: The A1 Diner in Gardiner, Maine, a classic 1946 Worcester.
Saturday, April 6th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Tiffany Coates originally set off on her very first bike trip heading to India with her best friend and just two months bike riding experience between them. It proved to be a baptism of fire as they wobbled their way out of the UK and across Europe, negotiating with the various bureaucratically obsessed border crossings as they meandered and muddled their way through Asia to India. breaking bones, doing bad Abba impressions and reading maps upside down all whilst wrestling a quarter ton bike with the two of them on it. That first journey was supposed to last nine months but Tiffany ended up crossing four continents and spending two and a half years on the road, bitten by the bike travelling bug. Tiffany Coates is now the world's foremost female bike adventurer; many countries and nearly 200,000 miles have been covered since her first journey. Her motorcycle travels include Asia, Australia, Africa, the Americas, Timbuctoo, Outer Mongolia and even Everest Base Camp. Diner of the Week: Kuppy's Diner in Middletown, PA.
Saturday, March 30th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Whether recounting a laid-back ramble along an Appalachian back road or trying to reach 170 mph on a Kawasaki Ninja at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, the tales from Lance Oliver’s book, The Ride So Far, uncover the essence of what makes motorcycling so much more than just a way to get from here to there. Lance Oliver took his first motorcycle rides on a humble Honda 50 and has since ridden anything he could get his hands on, from a Ducati 999s to a 1968 Motobi 125. Over the years he has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico, as a volunteer English teacher in rural Costa Rica, and as a magazine and website editor at the American Motorcyclist Association. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife, Ivonne, and a collection of formerly homeless animals, and works as a freelance writer and translator. Check out his article, "The Real Deal: Burgers and Fires, '50s Style." Internationally-renowned motorcycle editor and freelance MotoGP correspondent David Emmett shares the story about how he built the MotoMatters.com website from a small hobby into one of the biggest MotoGP-only websites on the Internet and continually informs and entertains both MotoGP insiders and motorcycle racing newbies alike. Diner of the Week: Citizens Band Diner.
Diner Special: Thanks to Karen Ligammari for sending me the article that came out in MyRecordJournal.com entitled, "Crushed by Debt, Meriden Diner Owner calls it Quits." I will be doing a special interview with Jay Eagle Delaney about the plight of Cassidies Diner, a 1949 Silk City #49212.
Saturday, March 23rd on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Award-winning comedienne Deven Green drops in on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys Garrison and Ralph. Deven honed her comedy genius in Canada then came to Los Angeles and won 'Performer of the Decade.' She has headlined in Vegas, opened for Salt N' Pepa, entertained the troops overseas and performed for an all-male maximum security prison with her eclectic music show playing songs from the 1700's to today all on electric ukulele. You have seen her on RuPaul's Drag Race as a celebrity comedy judge, heard her distinct voice on numerous commercials and has over 20 million views for her online parodies of 'Welcome to My Home' and the satirical 'Betty Bower-America's Best Christian.' Check out Deven's website, follow her on Facebook and watch her on YouTube. Also on the show will be internationally-renowned motorcycle journalist and photographer Mike Werner. Check out his website and follow Mike on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Diner of the Week: B'Ville Diner in Baldwinsville, NY.
Saturday, March 16th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Dr. Ramani Durvasula (Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, Today Show, Anderson Cooper) drops in on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys to discuss her book, You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life. Dr. Durvasula loves food, diners, bikes and bikers and talks about how you can get into that smaller leather jacket and those tighter chaps and still eat diner comfort food by living an authentic life, listening to your spider senses and loosening the grip of your stakeholders. Follow Ramani on Facebook and Twitter. Diner historian Larry Cultrera discusses how the horse-drawn food carts evolved into classic American diners, diner builders the Worcester Lunch Car Company and J.B. Judkins Company from the Bay State and some of the best-preserved diners in Massachusetts built during the early to mid-twentieth century, including the Capitol Diner in Lynn, the Route 66 Diner in Springfield and Buddy's Diner in Somerville. Follow Larry's blog and read, Classic Diners of Massachusetts.
Saturday, March 9th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Jodi Ettenberg left her law practice to travel and eat her way around the world...one country at a time. She blogs frequently at Legal Nomads and is the author of The Food Traveler's Handbook about how to find cheap, safe and delicious food anywhere around the world. Beautiful, talented, spunky and at times outrageous actress Laurene Landon often portrays tough, two-fisted no-nonsense action heroines with a winning blend of fiery aplomb and cheerful good humor. She played one of two female wrestlers managed by Peter Falk in Robert Aldrich's uproariously funny comedy "All the Marbles" the hilarious flight attendant in "Airplane II: The Sequel," the rugged warrior woman in "Hundra" and police woman Teresa Mallory in "Maniac Cop." Watch the final match clip of Laurene in All the Marbles.
Diners of the Week: Daddypops in Hatboro, PA. and Daddy Pops Tumble Inn Diner in Claremont, NH
Saturday, March 2nd on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Take one part James Dean, one part Marlon Brando and one part Clarence Darrow and you’ve got avid motorcyclist, retro sub-culture icon and Chicago-based attorney Joel Rabb who dedicates a major portion of his practice to bikers’ rights and representing injured riders. If you ride or share the road with bikers you won’t want to miss Joel Rabb’s insight, expertise and unique perspective on the two-wheeled life. Follow Joel's law practice on Facebook and his personal Facebook site. DIner of the Week: Walkers Diner is a rare find. Owned and managed by transplanted New Jersey-ite and entrepreneur Arlene Mosher, she is the heart and soul of this 1955 “One Master Model 15 Stool Valentine Steel Building” made by Valentine Manufacturing, Inc. and shipped from Wichita, Kansas to its current location in Farmville, Virginia.
Saturday, February 16th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Brammo Inc. Charirman and CEO Craig Bramscher talks about Brammo's leadership in electric motorcycle design and efficiency. Watch motorcycle journalist Wes Siler and Brammo's Team Icon racer Eric Bostrom tale the Production Empulse R for an eye-opening spin and listen in to their conversation about the subtle yet ground-breaking differences between the Empulse R EV and its gas brethen. Diner of the Week: Mama Max's Diner in Prescott, Arkansas, home of the world famous chocolate turtles and homemade pies. Check out the video with Maxine Milner.
Saturday, February 9th on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: actress, model, TV spokesperson and activist Elisabetta Canalis. Diner of the Week: Pal's Diner. Check out Meat Loaf's "More Than You Deserve" music video filmed at Pal's Diner. Thanks to Joel Rabb for sending it!
Saturday, February 2nd at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Author and adventure motorcyclist Sherrie McCarthy who has has ridden her BMW F 650 GS "Betty" from Turkey to Germany and back, Iceland, Russia and Mongolia (to name just a few of her rides); Rod "Woody" Woodruff of Buffalo Chip fame who answered the need to create a dedicated place for the half million visitors to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and created a family-owned and run entertainment empire. Diner of the Week: the Seattle-based Skillet Diner.
Saturday, January 26th at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: motorcycle builder, photographer, author and model Sara Liberte. If it has to do with motorcycles Sara Liberte has either built it, photographed it or written about it. Her photography has been exhibited in galleries across the United States, appeared in GEICO ad campaigns and graced the pages of EasyRiders, In The WInd, Hot Bike, Street Chopper, IronWorks and Cycle Source. Following the success of her book, "How to Repair and Maintain American V-Twin Motorcycles" she is coming out with "1,000 Biker Tattoos" this Fall. Sara has built a reputation for over a decade as a customer bike builder and painter and was David Uhl's model for his painting celebrating Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary. Follow Sara at Garage Girls and on Facebook. Diner of the Week: the Silver Skillet in Atlanta, Georgia. Hear why this historic eatery has been visited by Clint Eastwood, Dennis Quaid, Dave Chappelle, Diane Sawyer, Sam Waterston, John Lithgow and other notables.
Saturday January 19th at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Baywatch TV star, actress, athlete and activist Alexandra Paul. Follow Alexandra on Facebook. Diner of the Week: Tin Goose Diner.
Watch Alexandra Paul's video "Talking About What We Don't Want To Talk About."
Listen to the "live" broadcasts of Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys from the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston Saturday, January 12th and Sunday January 13th with guests South Street Diner owner Sol Sidel, Dave Jarvis and Bruce Hawley from Great Eastern Motorcycle Tours, Capitol Diner owner Rob Fennell, Scotty Gilhouse of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, Blue Moon Diner owner Jamie Floyd, "King of Flames" and master bike builder Dave Perewitz, "Fastest Woman on American V-Twin" Jody Perewitz, Kevin Clement of Northeast Motorcycle Expo, Robert Swartz of Rob's Dyno Service, Paul and Mark of the Shadley Brothers custom motorcycles, Victoria's Diner owner Damian Marciante and more...
Saturday, January 5th at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: custom motorcycle builder, stunt rider, movie actor and Grizzly Adams TV legend Dan Haggerty. Diner of the Week: Moody's Diner in Waldoboro, Maine.
Saturday, December 29th at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Motorcycle journalist Basem Wasef's writing has graced the pages of About.com, Robb Report Motorcycling, DUB and Popular Mechanics and he's produced programming for Spike TV, Speed Channel and Edmunds.com. Singer-songwriter Rose Falcon was signed to Columbia Records at fourteen and her music has been heard on many TV shows, movies and commercials. She is now with Cal IV Entertainment and getting ready to perform her newest songs on the stage. Diner of the Week: the Laurel Diner.
Saturday, December 22nd at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Lynyrd Skynyrd manager and author of Turn It Up! Love, Life and Death Southern Style Ron Eckerman. Ron was on the plane that crashed in 1977 killing Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines. Turn It Up! is a rare glimpse into the '70's when music ruled and the music business was played by ear with the group that became the most iconic band in American history: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Diner Spotlight: Frank's Diner in Spokane, WA. We'll talk with diner owning, Harley riding Ken Belisle, half of the ownership team with Larry Brown. The Coasters were an important part of the doo wop legacy through the 1960s. Founding member, lead singer and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Carl Gardner's legacy has been carried on by his wife, author and manager, Veta Gardner.
Saturday, December 15th at 8am EST on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys: Director of Consumer Influence and Product Communications for Harley Davidson and veteran club racer and AMA Pro rider Paul James and founder, singer, guitarist of the Doobie Brothers and avid motorcyclist Pat Simmons. Diner profile of the week: Fremont Diner.
Listen to the December 8th 2012 Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys with guest Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington. Diner profile of the week: Main Street Diner.
Listen to the December 1st 2012 Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys featuring indie rocker Kelly Stratton, former Director of Marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp USA and former CEO of Triumph Motorcycles America Mike Vaughan and diner profile of the week: The Tower Grill.
Previous guests on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys have included:
Carl Verheyen, lead guitarist of Supertramp appearing in the forthcoming film documentary Turn It Up!, a feature-length celebration of the electric guitar hosted by Kevin Bacon.
Bill Siddons, founding partner of The Core and manager of The Doors, Alice in Chains, Pat Benatar, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Crosby Stills & Nash, Graham Nash, Van Morrison, Robert Palmer, Poco, John Klemmer, Sparks, the Doors, and others.
Diner of the Week: Ruth’s Diner in Salt Lake City, the second oldest operating restaurant in Utah.
Tom Cotter, author of Rockin' Garages and Harley in the Barn
Singer-songwriter Kellie Lynne nominated for four Nashville Universe Awards.
Eva Nowak, owner of the classic Makris Midtown Diner.
Mike Vaughan, former Director of Marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp USA and former CEO of Triumph Motorcycles America.
Spin Move Records recording artist Ainjel Emme named by Music Connection magazine as one of LA's Hot 100 independent artists. Ainjel will talk about the outstanding organization Indie Music Cares.
Music legend and multi-Grammy award winner Dr. John.
Diner of the Week: Super Duper Weenie with owner and classic diner fan Gary Zemola.
Two-wheel adventuress Lois Pryce about her book "Lois on the Loose"
SNL band rock 'n' rolling "Beehive Queen" Christine Ohlman
Diner of the week: the Quaker Diner.
Jan Plessner of the motorcycle and powersports recruiting firm Lonski and Associates
Peter Catucci of Killsmith fronted by Neal Smith
Diner of the Week: Tony's Diner.
Experimental physicist and curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's "The Art of the Motorcycle" exhibit Dr. Charles M. Falco
Rock 'n' roller Sweet Mikey C calling in from the road with The Oak Ridge Boys
Diner of the Week: O'Rourke's Diner.
Motorcycle stuntman and stunt coordinator Gary Davis (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Lethal Weapon 2, Black Rain, Speed)
5x world record-setting motorcyclist Valerie Thompson
Diner of the Week: The Modern Diner.
Wilmington, Ohio City Councilman Rob Jaehnig about the history of the "Ohio Mile."
Indie singer-songwriter Rorie Kelly.
Diner of the Week: The Little Giant.
The Country Girl Diner.
Christopher Dobbs, Executive Director of the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society who is an expert on diner architecture.
Diner of the Week: Betsy's Diner.