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HARLEY-DAVIDSON INTERN: Emma Ogiemwanye

FIND YOUR FREEDOM Long Beach, CA – Life in the present often escapes us, thanks to cell phones, television, and the constant stimulus of our daily lives. I know I’m guilty of falling into the social media rabbit hole. Many of us are. But there’s so much more to life, like making real connections with people,…

Lesley and Twiggy, her 1964 Thunderbird

According to a PBS documentary, 1964 was the most pivotal year of the 60s, a year that set the stage for political and societal splits that we still feel today. Style took on new forms, as did music, and civil liberties became forefront in the American vocabulary. But hey…  I prefer fun to politics, so let’s…

Alice and her Travels with Betsy

I know you have crazy ideas clawing at the back of your mind, waiting to burst into reality. You can find so many reasons to not listen to them. It’s so easy to not do that one insane thing that’s been haunting you for ages. But what would happen if you did? — Alice Pye…

Babes Ride Out 5

  October 27, 2017 – I wasn’t going to write about Babes Ride Out 5. I’ve blogged about the event before–even shot a segment for NBC–so what more could be said? Besides, BRO isn’t easily captured in words. Heck, I didn’t even take my camera (other than my iPhone) because I simply wanted to enjoy…

Feeling disconnected? Me too! Site wiped out!

July 16, 2017 – Howdy friends! If while cruising the Motor Dolls site you find disconnected pictures or wonky formatting, or if you’re looking for a post from this year and it’s now gone, there’s a reason why. (And no… it has nothing to do with this randomly placed photo of my tailgate I took…

Bondorella’s Big Adventure

November 3rd, 2016 – Most of you out there have seen Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, right? If not, seriously, what are you waiting for?? Shockingly, my hubby falls into that latter category. I know, I know… he’s weird. Anyway, if you’re amongst the NORMAL people out there, you’ll remember the scene where Pee Wee visits the…

Babes Ride Out 4

October 23, 2016 – It’s true. I like nice people, and nice people who love classic cars and motorcycles? EVEN BETTER, which is part of what makes Babes Ride Out such a perfect event. In addition to a gazillion girls on motorcycles (okay, okay… more like 1600), there were tons of girls in…

The Race of Gentlemen

October 18, 2016 – The impossible happened in Pismo Beach. A spectacle to end all spectacles! An event I never thought I would see because, one, up until now it was only in Wildwood New Jersey, and two, never in a gazillion years did I think California–with all of its no fun allowed regulations–would permit it.…