Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bike Nights 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Perewitz on news in NYC

Dave went on a road trip last week for Allstate Insurance. He and the Allstate motorcycle travels to New York City for a media day. He was on local news stations and radio stations. Check out the link for more. I will post the other links when I get them.
http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/local/morningnews/blogs/2009/05/motorcycle_madness.html#more

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Allstate Insurance looks to enter Massachusetts

I got this from Thug yesterday and thought I would share it with my Bostian bloggers!

Allstate Insurance Co., the nation's second largest auto insurer, announced plans today to re-enter the Massachusetts auto insurance market starting this fall.

If approved by regulators, Allstate would be the latest in a string of major insurers to enter the Massachusetts market since the state started allowing companies to start setting their own rates starting last year.

Geico, the country's third largest auto insurer, just started offering auto insurance in Massachusetts today. And Progressive, the country's fourth largest auto insurer, entered the market a year ago. A number of smaller companies have also started marketing auto insurance since the state stopped setting auto insurance rates.

According to Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Nonnie S. Burnes, the new system is intended to give car owners more choice and help lower rates in Massachusetts. Indeed, some consumers say they have been able to save hundreds of dollars or more by switching insurance plans since the state introduced its "managed competition" plans.

But the state hasn't released figures yet showing how much consumers statewide have saved, if anything, under the new system.

Allstate, based in Northbrook, Ill., said it filed proposed rates and other paperwork today with the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. It hopes to start marketing auto insurance in the state under the Allstate brand starting Nov. 2.

The company said Massachusetts consumers will be able to sign up for policies online at www.allstate.com, calling (800) ALLSTATE, or contacting the company's agents in Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island.

Allstate already sells insurance in Massachusetts to a limited degree through a subsidiary, Encompass Insurance, but does not currently market the insurance under its own better known brand. A spokesman said Encompass has a tiny market share of the Bay State's auto insurance market. But Allstate hasn't marketed auto insurance policies under its own brand in two decades.

An Allstate spokesman said the company's insurance rates would be "very competitive," but couldn't say more precisely how they would stack up against competitors.(By Todd Wallack, Globe staff)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ultimate Makeover Finalists

THEY NEED YOUR VOTE TO WIN!!! 4 Finalists have been chosen for The Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, Carlisle Edition brought to you by GEICO powersports.

After going through the numerous submissions we received we have narrowed it down to 4 finalists, this was not an easy task! . Please take a minute check out the finalist's stories and cast your vote on who you feel is most deserving of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover. 2 winners will be announced, both receiving rider makeovers with one grand winner receiving a makeover for his/her bike as well. The finalists include, Victoria Kriner, a regional rep for the 911 ride, Gina Drobycki, a lady rider who after losing over 90 lbs no longer has any gear that she fits in, Kristen Buckeley, a mom helping her 11 year old son battle Leukemia, and J.D. Ames a rider with over 100,000 miles on his bike that is in need of some TLC to keep it road worthy.
Two winners will be selected for the Rider Makeover by the public’s votes, including all-new gear and accessories with one grand-prize winner, who will win the Ultimate Biker Makeover. Winners must be present at the Carlisle Bike Fest on Saturday, July 18th to collect their prizes. Winners will receive killer new riding gear from ICON including Jacket, Helmet and gloves, a sweet new pair of riding boots from HD-Footwear, a case of Spectro motorcycle oil, Wizards Cleaning Products, Pink Partz Clothing, a year subscription to IronWorks Magazine, A brand new Mustang Seat, a technology case from Otterbox, Riding Glasses from 7 Eye, a set of Pirelli Tires and this is just the tip of the iceberg, tons more prizes will be given away, as well as way cool parts and accessories for the Lucky Winners Motorcycle.
Garage-Girl Laura Klock along with The Klock Werks Krew will be joining Sara Liberte and Jody Perewitz during Carlisle Summer Bike Fest and helping out with the Ultimate Biker Makeover

For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit http://www.garage-girls.com/ or http://www.carlisleevents.com/.
If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at sara@garage-girls.com

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nolan's

Check out the story on our friend's in MN. They are the Official Tattoo Artist of the Perewitz Crew! We love them!!
http://www.twincities.com/ci_12340456?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Interview with Courtney

Check out our friend Courtney's talk radio. She did an interview with Dave on Monday!
She is at the other end of the accent spectrum. She is from Georgia so between the two of them you may not get the whole interview.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fablifeofcourtney/2009/05/11/Fab-Life-Of-Courtney

HD in Vanity Fair

Harley-Davidson has unveiled a new print campaign in the June Issue of Vanity Fair, available nationwide starting today. The custom section salutes women riders who embody the Harley-Davidson spirit of authenticity and adventure, and encourages females who have not yet hit the road on two wheels to “experience life with no regrets.” The women featured in the section are health and wellness expert and NBC’s The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels; Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Jewel; television and film actor Tricia Helfer; and Los Angeles rider/entrepreneur Deborah DiMiceli.

There’s also a fun, behind the scenes video of the photo shoot for you to check out:



“Harley-Davidson believes that many women who read Vanity Fair will relate to the strong, confident and independent attitude of women riders. The images in the section showcase Harley-Davidson’s tradition of life-changing freedom, adventure, and camaraderie on the open road, and underscore the Motor Company’s declaration of Women Riders Month and its initiative to encourage 100,000 women to learn to ride.” - Leslie Prevish, women’s outreach manager for Harley-Davidson.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Air Horns

Finally I get some good shop content!! We have been so busy there is no time for fun, which is a good thing. Last night we were all working late and Dirti told me to come down to fab shop with my camera! So I knew it would be good so I found a hidden position and started filming! Sorry that it is kind of dark and grainy... I really need a new camera!!



Poor Jeff!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Overview
Despite significant gains since the enactment of Federal motor vehicle and highway safety legislation in the mid 1960's, the annual toll of traffic crashes remains tragically high. Recent data indicate that deaths and injuries attributable to motorcycle crashes are becoming a larger portion of this grave public health problem. Motorcycle crash-related fatalities have been increasing since 1997, while injuries have been increasing since 1999.

Many motorcycle deaths could be prevented if motorcyclists would take responsibility for ensuring they have done everything possible to make the ride safe by wearing helmets and other protective gear that increases their visibility to other motorists, riding sober and taking rider training classes.

Mission
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists to “Share the Road” with each other.

Share the Road Model Language
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed model “Share the Road” language by reviewing materials currently being used by safety, and motorcycle safety agencies and a variety of national organizations that have a vested interest in motorcycle safety. These materials included operator licensing manuals, public service announcements, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and Internet Web sites. The agency identified the common themes and language from these materials that serve to effectively convey the importance of sharing the road safely with motorcyclists.

We encourage local, State, and national organizations to use the following model Share the Road language in their motorists awareness programs:

* Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway.

* Allow the motorcyclist a full lane width. Although it may seem as though there is enough room in the traffic lane for an automobile and a motorcycle, remember the motorcycle needs the room to maneuver safely. Do not share the lane.

* Motorcycles are small and may be difficult to see. Motorcycles have a much smaller profile than vehicles, which can make it more difficult to judge the speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle.

* Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic. This allows the motorcyclist to anticipate traffic flow and find a safe lane position.

* Remember that motorcyclists are often hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot or missed in a quick look due to their smaller size. Always make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic and at intersections.

* Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle – motorcycle signals usually are not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed.

* Remember that road conditions that are minor annoyances to motorists can pose major hazards to motorcyclists. Motorcyclists may change speed or adjust their position within a lane suddenly in reaction to road and traffic conditions such as potholes, gravel, wet or slippery surfaces, pavement seams, railroad crossings, and grooved pavement.

* Allow more following distance, three or four seconds, following a motorcycle so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. In dry conditions motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars.

Allstate Rider News

Check out the link below! Be sure to enter the sweepstakes to win the Perewitz Allstate bobber.

http://www.allstateridernews.com/