Big Changes For Custom Chrome, J&P Cycles Megastore And Other News

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Big Changes For Custom Chrome
As this goes to press, Global Motorsport Group (GMG) is liquidating all current inventory for its Motorcycle Stuff division and plans to cease operations in that division by the end of August. You may not have heard of GMG but you probably know its P&A; the group is parent to Custom Chrome, Santee, and Jammer. GMG/CCI plans to continue serving the wholesale needs of both franchised and non-franchised motorcycle parts dealers. For more information, visit

I Survived Destination Daytona And All I Got Was A Big Party
It's been more than a year since J&P; Cycles opened its Destination Daytona megastore. It could've marked the occasion like most 1-year-olds: some messy cake, stuffed animals, and a drunk dressed up like a clown. But that's not exactly J&P;'s style. It went the fun route instead, with live music, grilled beast, the Daytona Beach H-D drill team, and a big sale. For more information, visit

Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
July saw Nationwide Insurance and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum celebrating Women's Motorcycle Month with a salute to riding's feminine side: all those ladies who dig the open road on two wheels. Check the museum's HOF roster and you'll find a number of women who've made contributions to the sport of motorcycle riding in various areas. For more information, visit or

Dynamic Duo
This may be the cheapest way to get a cool chopper ever. Progressive Insurance and Sucker Punch Sally's have teamed up on two levels and one of them may have you winning their raffle chopper. It all started when Progressive became Sucker Punch's official insurer for its production iron. The raffle scoot is their way of celebrating the partnership and you can see it at the Progressive booth throughout the rally season. Oh, and enter to win it, too. You can also find vouchers online or in select motorcycle magazines. For more information, visit

This Space For Rent
How many times have you gone to Vegas and seen cabs pulling double duty as billboards for strip clubs? Now riders can enjoy that benefit as well, although they aren't obligated to advertise for gentlemen's establishments. Ad firm Look Media USA now sells billboard trailers towed by scooters and motorcycles. The Australian-owned company is selling its classic two-sided billboard trailer to entrepreneurs aiming to start their own business in scooter advertising. For more information, visit

J&P; Cycles 11th Annual Poker Run
It seems June was kinda busy for J&P; Cycles. Not only did its big Daytona operation hit the big Oh-One, the company also held its 11th Annual Poker Run for Camp Courageous on the 7th. Camp Courageous is an Iowa campground that's been in operation since '72; the poker run helps keep it the kind of place where a bro can happily pitch a tent. More than 300 riders hit the road despite the threat of rain. For more information, visit