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28 | WheelsOfGrace.com | Issue 40 MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY NEWS Motorcyclist detained after she shoots, kills driver in road rage dispute. By CRIMESIDER STAFF MILTON, Wash. - Authori es say a motorcyclist fatally shot a 60-year- old man a er she became involved with a road rage dispute with him on Interstate 5 south of Sea le. Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the incident happened on Thursday a ernoon February 8th, on I-5 south in Milton. Bova told The News Tribune that the 23-year- old motorcyclist and man in a car stopped in the le lane of the freeway a er a dispute on the road. Witnesses told responding troopers that the incident became physical and ended when the woman who had been riding the motorcycle shot the driver. Witnesses told CBS affiliate KIRO they saw the man hit the woman before the fatal shot. Bova says the woman called 911 and was detained at the scene by troopers. The man died at the scene. Troopers with the Washington State Patrol told KIRO that the woman was later released. No charges have been filed and the case is s ll under inves ga on. Bova says the woman is coopera ng with inves gators. No further informa on was immediately available. Jay leno gives a gliMpse of his vast Motorcycle collection By CHARLES FLEMING Jay Leno is as famous for his vintage cars as he is for his comedy, thanks to his long- running "Jay Leno's Garage" TV show. But the former late-night host is just as passionate about motorcycles as he is about cars, and just as knowledgeable. Leno has one of the most interes ng collec ons of two-wheeled machines. It includes the world's most extensive collec on of Brough Superiors, which to some collectors is the finest motorcycle ever made, and which Leno calls "the first superbike." Leno bought his first Brough in the 1980s, paying $5,000 for a 1939 model that his friends scoffed at. "People thought, 'You're out of your mind. That's crazy — five-thousand dollars,'" Leno remembered. "But now they're half-a-million-dollar motorcycles." The machines were known for their speed at a me when most motorcycles didn't go very fast. The Broughs were regularly clocked at over 100 miles per hour — "a ton," in the slang of the day — in the 1920s. Leno acknowledges that they went fast be er than they stopped. Their brake technology, standard for the mes, wasn't very effec ve. "You don't really stop," he said. "You try to retard progress. You prac ce accident avoidance." Vintage machines like the Broughs require the operator's total a en on, and a good deal of maintenance, and even then are as likely to fall apart as stay together. "With older motorcycles like this, people aren't amazed that you got there that quickly," Leno said. "They're amazed that you got there at all." Leno was almost poe c about the charm of riding vintage bikes, even as he acknowledged that faster, safer and much more dependable motorcycles can be had for less money — and considerably less work. "There's a great sense of mechanical sa sfac on," he said. "You control your own des ny. If it stops running, you try to get a spark and some fuel and some air and you get it running again. You feel like you've really accomplished something." auction alert: Mini Bike From Dumb and Dumber Now on eBay If you like making ques onable life decisions and have tens-of- thousands in disposable income, then it's your lucky day! In 2010, one of the two Aston Mar n DB5s Sean Connery's James Bond famously drove in 1964's Goldfinger sold at auc on for $4.6 million. In 2011, Steve McQueen's race suit from 1971's Le Mans fetched more than $984,000 at auc on. That same year one of the six DeLorean DMC-12's used in the filming of 1985's Back to the Future went for $541,000 on the auc on-block. One of the Batpods—which were powered by 750cc Honda engines—seen in Christopher Nolan's 2012 The Dark Knight Rises sold in 2016 for a whopping $406,184. Movie memorabilia, especially vehicles, can be worth a fortune, and some mes the dumbest things can go for a surprising price at auc on. Case in point, the mini bike used in the 1994 cult classic Dumb and Dumber is currently up for sale on eBay. While it probably won't reach anywhere near the six-figure range that some of the iconic aforemen oned machines have in the past, a mini-bike from the Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels comedy was already up to over $35,000 in mid- February and sold for $50,000. According to the seller; the mini two-wheeler currently for sale was one of two used in the movie, both of which were made by Sydney J. Barholomew who also designed the film's famous "Mu Cu 's" Van.

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