As a kid growing up in rural America, I remember that the small our small town of about 8,000 would occasionally host an air show at the local airport to raise funds for preserving the old wooden hangars built for the B-24 bomber training base that use to operate there during WWII. Classic military aircraft, cars along with stunt planes and vendors made for a memorable summer day at the old airfield. I hadn't thought about those times for quite a while until Tim Beeman of MIRAMAR EVENTS reached out to Born To Roam about the incredible Pacific Coast Dream Machines event hosted at Half Moon Bay Airport in California.
Now in its 28th year, Pacific Coast Dream Machines (PCDM) has proven to be one of the most successful and expansive shows of the west coast if not the nation. While the event is only for one day, there is non-stop action from the time it opens at 9:00 am until closing at 4:00 pm. For a detailed schedule please "Click Here". As quoted by Miramar's wesite, "There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, maker fairs, music festivals, food festivals, and living history festivals galore".
helicopter and plane rides, plus refurbished fly-wheel engines from the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association and meticulously restored logging equipment and artifacts from Willits CA-based Roots of Motive Power.
"The Worlds Coolest Cars" will be on display throughout the day. "It's one of the west coast's biggest, baddest gatherings of the world's coolest cars. Spectators will get a rare up-close look at antique horseless carriages and Ford Model T's, fanciful touring and luxury cars, powerful sports cars, custom cars and street rods,
Colorado has always been known for it's Military presence Air Force bases (Peterson, Lowry, Buckley and the Air Force Academy), NORAD and Fort Carson. But did you know that there is still a place where you can still to get "Bombed" without their notice? There is such a place in Denver and it is one that locals find quite entertaining. Welcome to "THE HANGAR BAR"!
Lorie Thomas the present owner of The Hangar Bar gives a brief history of the building and how it all began and how it officially became "The Hangar Bar" back in 1938 (Click Here to learn more). And while ownership has changed hands throughout the years, the pleasing, fun and light hearted atmosphere that has made The Hangar a mainstay all these years still remains.
Located at 8001 Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado (a street known in Denver for it's Dive Bars, Neighborhood and Cultural Restaurants/Clubs and Classic Theaters) The Hangar blends in with its environment as one might expect. But that is where looks can be and are deceiving.
One of the first things you would probably notice is a huge replica of a B-17 Bomber hanging above the bar made from vintage beer cans by local Artiste Chris Lewis. Lorie "commissioned" Chris to build the structure after learning that Chris was to give up his highly prized beer can collection to make room for his art studio.
The Hangar also has it's very own Tiki Room known as "LuLu's Tiki Lounge". This area of the bar is appropriately decorated and themed and has
A Word of Thanks
Born To Roam would like to thank Tim Beeman of Miramar Events, Lorie Thomas of The Hangar Bar and Larry Vogt of F.A.T.H.E.R.S. for their contributions to our stories! Each month we will continue to bring our readers more "news" from our partners in order to help spread the word about the many and varied wonderful places, products and events available to our "Biker Friendly" Roaming Community.
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EST. 2017 VOL. 9
April OF 2018
In last years October Issue of our newsletter, we featured F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Poker Run as our "chips Champs". We now revisit this amazing community that is spreading the awareness of Heroin Addiction and Recovery as they branch out to include K.I.D.S. or Kids Initiative to Develop Serenity.
As defined by their web page on information about K.I.D.S. (Click Here), "...a free monthly day camp program designed to provide children of the opiate epidemic (ages 8-12) with support, education and fellowship in a positive atmosphere of fun and a spirit of exploration of the many recreational opportunities available in Stark County".
The day camps run on the third Saturday of each month (with some exceptions) at various locations in Stark County.
The program is designed and staffed by school based prevention specialists and professional councilors from CommQuest Services. Gaurdian are provided with a written summary of the days lessons and topics.
While the program is about education, the program is noted to make sure that it is NOT SCHOOL WORK! Instead, "the professional staff uses a variety of teaching games, activities, craft projects and small discussion groups to address topics".
The program is summarized by stating that "Family history and emotional trauma are key risk factors for future substance abuse and addiction. Addressing the needs of the children of the opiate epidemic is a critical step in preventing an addiction crisis in our next generation".
F.A.T.H.E.R.S. is and has been a tremendous force in address Heroin Addiction and making their community aware of treatment and spreading awareness. We encourage all of our readers to learn more and help spread the word so about this amazing
program so others may follow in the footsteps of F.A.T.H.E.R.S. in their own communities. To learn more please visit the F.A.T.H.E.R.S. website by "Clicking Here" and help spread the word by sharing the link with those who may be interested in following their lead.
muscle cars, vintage and modern era high-performance race cars, quirky art and pedal cars, modified street machines with cutting edge styles, exotic high-performance cars, stylish European cars, ultra cool low-riders, sporty compacts, modified imports with flashy graphics, fashionable hip-hop urban show cars, homebuilt kit cars, super-charged turbo cars and trucks, “green” technology and alternative fuel vehicles, streamliners, dragsters, funny cars, gassers, and jet cars.
Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected to be on display –– headlined by legendary vintage warbirds like the DC-3 plus stylish homebuilts, classics from the ‘40s and ‘50s, sport and ultralight aircraft.
There's a stellar lineup of live music all-day featuring the Michael Ahern Band (10am), Extra Large 11:30am), and East Bay Mudd with Fred Ross (2pm). Special thanks to music organizer Grant Walters for his longtime support.
Great food, a Kid Zone and so much more for the whole family to enjoy! So mark you Calendars this April 29th and plan on attending the 2018 Pacific Coast Dream Machines!
it's own drink specials and menu (Click Here to view).
In keeping with it's rich history, The Hangar Bar also honors our Military Vets with Happy Hour prices all day with your military ID. This is something that we think makes the The Hangar special as it recognizes those who have given of themselves to serve our country.
A Great Place To Land In Denver Colorado!
Special attractions at the event include "Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest (to honor the show founder) – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines of all the magnificent machines on display, spine-tingling vintage warbird flyovers, spectacular skydiving performances with military style jumps from a Russian Antonov bi-plane by the experts at Precision Skydiving, electrifying 4-rider freestyle motocross stunt shows, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s special vintage Top Fuel dragster exhibit that will cackle on nitromethane, side-by-side unimotorcycle drag racing, monster truck rides,
Visiting The Hangars Facebook page you will find they have special Holiday events and other scheduled happenings including Super Bowl party, Halloween Costume themed party with "Scary-Oke", and Thanksgiving Potluck.
Recently they celebrated their 75th year and no doubt they will continue to celebrate many more.
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Tom B. "T-Bone" and "Rocket Man" of Route 66!
In last months issue of our Newsletter we highlighted "The Mother Road Ride Rally". This ride follows the old Route 66 highway from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California.
One of the old, and still remaining, attractions is the "Gemini Giant", shown here in a picture sent to us by one of our Born To Roam Biker enthusiast Tom B. or "T-Bone" of Presque Isle, MI.
Our thanks to Tom for sharing his roaming adventure and especially as a follow up to our article from last month's issue! We are honored to have is picture shared as this months "Patty's Pick"!