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340: ABATES reacts to Europe’s “End-of-life vehicle directive”

Show Date: 12/19/2020

(Season 14 EP 50)

This week’s topics:

ABATES Reacts to Europe’s End-of-life Vehicles Directive
Guest: Steve Panten, ABATE of Wisconsin
Steve is currently serving on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Legislative Committee.

ABATE: Motorcyclists Rights & Safety Organization ABATE of Wisconsin’sgoal is to give the motorcyclists of Wisconsin a strong, united voice with regard to their future, their way of life, their safety, and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens.

This interview is in response to a news release by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation in partnership with the Federation of European Motorcyclist’s Association.

Excerpt from the news release:
Europe has rules in place for the collection and destruction of cars that have come to the end of their life. Motorcycles are exempt from these rules. That may change, if it’s up to the European Commission.

These rules are part of the End-of-life Vehicles Directive, aimed at the prevention of waste from vehicles that have come to the end of their life.

Why should we care about what happens in Europe? Why should we care about what happens in California? Steve can answer – as to why all combustion engines owners should worry.  He will share his thoughts about what he sees in our motorcycle and hot-rodding futures.

What do the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, 2005 Neon SRT-4, 2013 Viper SRT-10 GTS, 2008 Cadillac XLR, 1989 Camaro IROC-Z and a 2007 Shelby GT 500 have in common?  

They are listed for sale on the Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Swap section. Click here to see full descriptions.

A simple oil change can help fight hunger?

The year 2020 has been a tough one for many reasons, especially for those who face economic uncertainty and find it difficult to put food on the table. That’s why ADAMM and its members are making a renewed effort to raise money for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the leading hunger relief organization in Wisconsin that operates food banks throughout our area.

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KEMI Moto has the perfect winter motorcycle and snow mobile riding gloves.

Captn’ Bob and Arlo actually have used (abused) these gloves and they love them.

Captn’ Bob used them while riding off road motorcycles, with his grandson, in the backyard wooded lot. He said he appreciated the knuckle covers that are made out of strong plastic. It saved a few bruised hands while brushing up against the tree branches. “These babies really are warm and protective”.  

Arlo was less adventurist but did put them through the Wisconsin winter. “Shoveling snow and chipping ice was more comfortable with these on. Even putting up the Christmas lights was a better this year against the freezing cold. What was a big help were the gripping pads for holding crap and the high sleeves to keep out the cold wind.”

Another feature is the ability to use any touch screen device with the cool tapered finger tips. When the phone rings you don’t have to throw-down the gloves to be able to activate the touch screen. Everyone knows that’s a real pain to rip of the gloves in the freezing sleet or cold winds – just to answer a robo call. With these you don’t have to take them off.

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