January, 2009 Archive

Grand National Roadster Show Update

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Roadster Show

The Grand National Roadster Show celebrated its 60th year this past weekend in Pomona, CA. This premier event features hundreds of the best hot rods, customs, muscle cars, motorcycles, street machines and classic trucks found anywhere in the world and is the longest running indoor car show anywhere.

Located in 9 buildings, the art on wheels included some of Big Daddy Roth’s creations to lowriders to motorcycles. In a few words… it had it all.

The event is dedicated to those who spend long hours and considerable resources to create their automotive dreams. These craftsmen fashion with metal, fiberglass, fabric and chrome the automotive and motorcycle objects of art that enthusiasts of all ages can stand back and admire.

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Goin’ Down That Long Lonesome Highway…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Have Some Fun – Get Out & Ride

The song “Long Lonesome Highway” as aired on “Then Came Bronson”

Metric Thunder is Growing!!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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We are moving the showroom to better serve our Customers

As we move into our 7th year in business we are expanding our product offering, retail showroom and expertise to continue to provide the best customer service in the motorcycle industry. Here is a list of the improvements we are implementing this summer:

  • Larger retail showroom with more in-stock items in the store to see and try on
  • We are relocating the showroom on June 1, 2009 for easier customer access and visibility
  • We have expanded our Harley product line and launched www.vtwinthunder.com to serve our H-D Customers
  • In addition to Metric and H-D cruiser products, we will also be adding Sport Bikes, ATV’s and Dirt Bike parts
  • Added two management level veterans to the team to assist in keeping the company at the top if the industry
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    Jeff Lewin on his Street Glide and Jim “JC” Cantarini with his Suzuki Intruder 1500LC

    new shop-jeff.jpg Jeff started riding dirt bikes in Glamis, CA at the age of 12. “I had a Honda 90 and with my Dad’s help retro-fitted a 125 Yamaha engine. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I purchased my first street bike, a Kawaski 1000 LTD.” Jeff put about 20,000 miles on that puppy. “Before selling it I was getting too crazy on it, trying to pull wheelies, going over 100 mph etc. I guess middle age has mellowed me a bit…My current ride is 2006 H-D Street glide.”

    “I would say my favorite ride, would be to the Rock Store, we had 15 bikes along the coast, the weather was awesome and so was the company.”new shop rock store.jpg

    Here’s Thunder Bob & Son at the Rock Store last summer…

    Jeff is an experienced rider and business entrepreneur. He has owned a construction company for over 20 years, and has a very common sense approach to running a business and exceeding customer expectations, “I have never burned a bridge with any customers, and always try to make sure that they are my top priority, because with out them you might as well shut your doors.”

    new shop-jim.jpg Jim “JC” Cantarini has logged well over 100,000 miles on various motorcycles in his lifetime. He started riding at 15, back then you only needed a learner’s permit. “I would have to say that every ride is my favorite ride, except the time I rode from Bend Oregon to Riverside Calif in one day in a driving rain, snow, slush. THAT was miserable!” Jim also rides a Polaris 500 Predator ATV and wants to expand into the custom ATV parts arena and has made some preliminary steps towards that future. JimQuad.jpg

    Here’s Jim on a 500 Scrambler, before he traded up for the Preditor

    Jim spent the last 22 years working in Customer Service for Fleetwood RV’s. “I have learned that the customer is the boss, the customer pays our salary, and in order to succeed you have to Bring the Customer back to Sales through quality products, service and commitment to excellence. Metric Thunder has done those very things over the last six years. That’s why I am proud to step into an organization that has such a sterling reputation and will do my best to carry on with that tradition.”

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    We’ve got the team, the products the service and new location to meet your motorcycle parts and accessories needs! So grab a pen or pencil and write down the important information below and check back often to look for the details of our grand opening in Corona!!!

    New Metric Thunder Location

      WHERE: 9036 Pulsar Court Unit H Corona, CA 92883 (Just off the 15 freeway between Weirick and Temescal Canyon Road, about 5 miles south of the 91 freeway)
      WHEN: We will be open for business on Monday, June 1, 2009

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    Metric Thunder Now Features GMan Industries Products

    Saturday, January 17th, 2009
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