[caption id="attachment_4138" align="aligncenter" width="640"]131015-lucky-riders-150 The "Lucky Riders" pose with the Honest Charley Garage crew before heading out.[/caption] We see some pretty cool stuff around here. So much cool stuff, that sometimes we might forget just how cool it is, and then a group of guys on a backroad adventure roll into the shop for food, sleep and a visit and it all come rushing back to us. Mike Wolfe and Corky go way back. Wayyyyyyyyy back. They have been buying antique motorcycles out from under each other for years, and love each other for it. Since Antique Archaeology opened its Nashville location, Mike has made his way to Chattanooga much more often and makes it a point to visit Coker Tire Company when he has time. Cool stuff, right? Well Mike raised the cool-bar yet again, when he and his merry band of pre-war Harley riders (Lucky Riders) rattled into the shop late on a Monday night, enroute to the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The guys rolled out of Nashville and spent the entire day snaking through the Tennessee hills and farm country on what can only be described as a motorcycle guy's dream adventure. The lone Indian bike in the bunch gave up its spark an hour short of Chattanooga slowing their progress a bit, but they still made it into town in time for some Champy's Fried Chicken and a quick tour of our place before crashing for the night. [caption id="attachment_4142" align="aligncenter" width="640"]131015-wolfe-group-champys-001 Taste of Chattanooga as we took Mike Wolfe and crew to Champy's Famous Fried Chicken in the 1936 White Yellowstone Bus.[/caption] It was obvious that the whole bunch was having a great road trip on their old bikes (all of which wearing tires from Coker by the way!) and even as road-weary as they were, managed to hang out until midnight or so, threatening to take nearly every old motorcycle part they found laying around the shop along the way. [caption id="attachment_4147" align="aligncenter" width="640"]131015-lucky-riders-23 Dan Auerbach recalling their day on the road as Mike's brother Robbie prepares himself mentally for the fried chicken.[/caption] These are cool guys. Cool guys on cool motorcycles taking a very cool trip, and you know what? Sometimes maybe we do forget how cool some of this stuff is, but when this bunch rumbled out of our shop this morning everyone was grinning ear-to-ear and we all knew it. Pretty. cool. stuff. [caption id="attachment_4145" align="aligncenter" width="640"]131015-wolfe-leaving Butch Walker readying his Harley, Cameron Coker and Mike Wolfe duke it out and Dan Auerbach leads the crew out for North Carolina.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4140" align="aligncenter" width="639"]131015-lucky-riders-119 Jon Szalay sets the timing on his 1929 Indian Scout.[/caption] After dinner, Jon Szalay's 1929 Indian Scout still needed love since the NOS magneto had given up its spark. Jon knows his old bikes and it was hard to pull him away from the wrenches for some dinner. He jumped right on the bike once we got back to the shop to try to get it running again. Just a week earlier, he was racing this bike on the beach in the Race of Gentlemen in New Jersey. A sure enough daily driver even, the Indian chose this trip to break down leaving him riding in a Harley sidecar until he can get it going again, which after four hours of late-night wrenching he was unable to do. The magneto was repaired and had spark, but a nagging lack of fuel and an even more bothersome 3:30am hanging on the clock sealed the deal.� Jon went to bed tired and destined to be a passenger for another day. No worries, when they get to Dale Walksler's place, that bike will be fixed. Guaranteed. [caption id="attachment_4144" align="aligncenter" width="640"]131015-wolfe-indian Jon Szalay's 1929 Indian Scout gets some attention in the shop.[/caption]