It Begins

The first appearance of KLINGLERTHRILLERS.COM at the race track will be on Travis Wyman’s helmet visor. I am looking forward to being one step closer to the behind the scenes racing action that the teams and riders experience. I am also thrilled to be sponsoring a great rider and the Orangecat Stock 1000 team and their BMW super bike in MotoAmerica racing for the 2024 season.


Engines are Revving

The racing at Daytona Beach has begun. King of the Baggers was a wild ride with a very close finish. And Travis #10 was doing great in the Roland Sands Super Hooligan race on his Saddlemen Harley-Davidson Pan America. While positioned in second on the last lap, and ready to take advantage of the famous drafting opportunity after the last corner, a technical failure interfered and we ended DNF for that race. A really fun but frustrating start to the first season of klinglerthrillers racing.

Today is the Daytona 200 and the second King of the Baggers (KOTB) and Super Hooligan race. Each promises to be a wild ride from start to finish. If you’re not at the beach to watch it live, you can check it out at for a stream of highlights or the entire race.

Go fast. Go far.

— _/oe /<.

News Racing

The Season Begins on the Beach

March 7, 2024 and the teams and bikes are all at Daytona Beach getting ready for a 200 mile race 48 hours hence. This is the first season that I have been associated with professional racing. Klingler Thrillers will be sponsoring Travis Wyman (#10) in Stock 1000 (BMW M1000RR) and also in the King of the Baggers on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide and in Super Hooligan racing on a Harley-Davidson Pan America. Watch for KLINGLERTHRILLERS.COM on Travis’s faceshield, leathers, truck, and bike. I have been a fan of motorcycle racing for many years. But this is the first time that I have had the good fortune to be associated with a team. I am greatly looking forward to the thrill of competition, and I hope you will join me by following along. — _/oe /<.


Tommy Cuda Walks into a Bar…

Tommy Cuda loves the blues. He plays the blues. He’s on the road trip of his life to live the blues closer to a reality he knows is out there, but cannot find. So it’s no surprise that he took a detour to swing by Nashville to hear the music of this most impressive music city.

101 Broadway. A place called Acme Feed and Seed promised 28 beers on tap and a Nashville atmosphere. It had a menu taped in the window. The menu had an Acme burger.

Two steps inside the door the aroma of beer and seared meat met him first. Then the finger picking groove of a guitar player in a plaid shirt drew his attention. Precision. The man was all precision. The groove from the upright bass was as wide and deep as the Ohio river he had just crossed

She stepped on stage.

He dropped into a chair at the nearest table, his eyes glued to a woman who could have sat next to him in Latin class. Except for the tattoos on her forearms. And calves. And the way she moved with the music, as if they were one. A waitress took his order. The guitar glistened clean and biting, syncopating, droning.

She started to sing.

A deep, raw, passionate alto intoned ‘I smell a rat.’ Someone was surely in trouble with this woman and there were no two ways about it. Her voice rattled his insides. The guitarist soloed, clean and fast over bass and drums.

He looked around. The Hi-Jivers: Dawna Zahn. Austin John. Hank Miles. Dawna started singing, “I’m gonna miss you like the devil,” and Tommy knew he was going to miss her the moment he walked out of Acme Feed and Seed.

If you love the blues, do yourself a small favor and check them out at Tommy has been looping them non-stop.