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Smokey McGill’s “Anaconda”

November 30, 2004
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It doesn't seem possible that almost a whole year has gone by since the Anaconda made its premier debut on February 13, 2004 at the 44th Annual CARQUEST Auto Parts World of Wheels. When I was building the Anaconda I had no idea it would be so popular.

2004 in Review
It has been a busy year for the Anaconda. I haven't had much time for anything else, due to all the Anaconda’s appearance requests. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you what we've done this year, as well as my plans for the future. After appearing at World of Wheels 2004, the Anaconda made its way to the Easyriders™ Bike Show Tour 2004. Onlookers were fascinated with the sight of this incredible stretched motorcycle.

The Anaconda has made the cover of several biker magazines and has been featured in numerous magazine articles. We've had special requests to attend numerous events such as Big Boy Toys, the Snake Saturday Parade, Saint Patty’s Day Parade, David Mann Benefit, Rich Davidson Benefit, VA Hospital, and many small town parades and charity events.

We were honored to be the poster bike for the 10th Annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Ride. The Anaconda has appeared on AMP TV's Steel Dreams show, was honored with a 2nd Place Trophy in the Big Daddy Rat Bike Show for most the unusual bike, and had an appearance at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis. The highlight of my Sturgis trip was spending time with Indian Larry and trading t-shirts with him. His remarks about the Anaconda were “Pretty F*cking Cool” and “Be careful what you wish for, that bike is going to be famous.” Thanks for the advice, Larry, you'll always be remembered.

We contacted the Guinness Book of World Records and they responded that the Anaconda is a world record setter! We have submitted all the proper paperwork and are waiting a final confirmation. The current record holder is the “Green Fly,” which is 18' long, carries five passengers, and is built from a rover car with a modified front wheel. By comparison, the Anaconda is a 19' long ten-passenger Harley Davidson with a DFT trike kit, which weighs in at 1,420 pounds.

When people see the Anaconda hauling ten people, they go wild! Our favorite remarks include, “What the Hell?, No Way!, Holy Shit!, You've gotta be kidding!, Un-F*cking believable!,” and “Awesome Bike!”

They ask questions like; “Do both motors work?, How hard is it to drive?, How much did it cost?,” and “Do you do weddings?” We have a lot of fun with the Anaconda.

Plans for 2005
I saw a story on ABC News about Mark and Sophia Augier, who have three sons with Autism. I was touched by this family and their struggle to keep their boys in the only school that gives them the constant care they need to lead normal lives. If you would like to know more about this story go to www.ABCNews.com and read,
'Out of Darkness a Families Desperate Effort to Save Their Boys From A Life of Isolation.'

I have a plan to raise money to help the Augier family and other children with Autism. I plan to put on the most awesome unforgettable night ride that will last for about four hours. This ride will be in Kansas City and stop at a number of locations. You will experience something that has never been done before! People will be talking about this ride for a very long time!

This is the first of two night rides planned for the Kansas City area. I would like to take the Anaconda to other cities and hold night rides as well. If you would like the Anaconda to come to your city and hold a fund raiser for Autism, or to find out where and when we have rides scheduled, contact me at www.anacondalimo.com or call me at 913-244-6064.

Watch for us, because the Anaconda will be appearing at a number of major events in 2005.

By Smokey McGill

Editor’s Note: For more information about Smokey and the Anaconda, read Stripe’s Interview with Smokey, which was published in our June 2004 issue.

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