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H&D Roadhouse…Bikes ‘n Babes

     In the few short years that H&D Roadhouse has been open, it has become Brevard County’s primo Biker Bar, featuring bikes, cars, and of course…BABES. We’ve tried to cover those categories today in Old School Biker Magazine. We ask on behalf of Harry and Deb Vigliano, the owners and operators, that you patronize this fabulous establishment….a local business, run by local folks. You’ll be glad you did…we thank you…THEY thank you…! GOD bless you all…

Miserable George & ValGal

See all of Old School Biker’s stories about H&D Roadhouse here.

HARRY & DEBBI….H&D ROADHOUSE… by Miserable George

This place has had several owners, as well as names down through the years…Pelican Creek Pub, Smokehouse Saloon, and, others which escape me. Owners too, the last one before Harry, was Tony…further back than that…I’m at a loss. Harry and Deb acquired the place in 2011, and labeled it H&D Roadhouse.

Almost immediately, the place gained momentum as a friendly biker bar. Improvements were made to the building in general, as well as the back yard, a deck was built, plus a tidy little serving bar. Weeds were cleared to improve parking, and a new, huge sign went up out front.

H&D became an ending spot for poker runs and many, many, benefit events for unfortunate bikers who needed a lift up. Food was available at all events…no charge…bands were invited to play, and show their stuff…and yes…a new backyard stage has just been put into operation.

Every third Saturday is BBQ day…donations appreciated. There were Hoe-Down, and Hula Hoop nights as well.

Harry and Deb had to struggle through a recent family tragedy, the tragic loss of daughter Rachel. Friends were there to help, but, the scars still have not yet completely healed. Through both thick and thin, Harry and Deb have persevered …always ready to lend a hand. These are REAL PEOPLE…people whom you’ll get to love, the better you get to know them…so…stop in sometime…

1811 E. SR 520, Merritt Island, FL…

have a cold one, and get acquainted with this fabulous couple and their friendly staff…you’ll thank us here at OSB Magazine. GOD BLESS YOU, Harry and Deb, and may good fortune be YOURS…you guys are THE best…!!!!

Miserable George

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THE PAN by Marilyn Elmore

 This PANHEAD has rocked me to my boots!  It’s as old school as things get without time travel to 1957.

This bike is a daily rider. She’s owned by a man whose life is an epic old school biker tale:  Flash.
Flash is always looking for the motorcycle that’s priced right and ready for his personal touches or rebuild.  The Pan spoke to him from the start.  She was brought to Flash’s attention while visiting a source who had a bike that had literally been destroyed in a fire, (a bike I plan to feature in the future). Flash asked about the Panhead and was given a figure. It wasn’t in his plans at that time, and he kept to his original path: buying the burn bike.

Flash never forgot the rigid-framed pan.  She kept pulling at him.  Nagging him in the back of his mind.  After several years had rolled  by, the pan’s owner had passed away and the remaining heir remembered Flash‘s passionate interest in the panhead.  The heir wanted the bike to go to an old school biker who could appreciate the girl for her old school chopper characteristics while honoring his brother’s creation and memory.  It was the right time and everything fell into place for Flash and the Pan.

This PAN is definitely what this “OLD SCHOOL BIKER” admires in a motorcycle….

SPECS:

YEAR 1957
MAKE HARLEY DAVIDSON
MODEL FL
FRAME STOCK HARDTAIL
ENGINE PUNCHED OUT TO 80CI
BARRELS S&S
 HEADS S&S
 CAM S&S
 DRIVE 2” BDL BELT DRIVE
IGNITION DYNA SINGLE FIRE, DUAL COIL IGN AMERICAN ELECTRONIC 12V ELECTRICAL CHARGING SYSTEM
STARTER KICK-START/ELECTRIC START
CARB S&S EARLY STYLE E SHORTY CARB
OIL PUMP CRANE
OIL COOLER JAGGS ADJUSTABLE TEMP. CONTROL
OIL FILTER JAGGS RE-USEABLE FILTER
OIL BAG HORSESHOE
FRONT END WIDE GLIDE (2” UNDER)
TIRES AVON
BRAKES MECHANICAL BRAKE, FRONT AND REAR
WHEELS STOCK CHROMED AND LACED 16” FRONT AND REAR
CLUTCH HYDRAULIC ACTUATED
EXHAUST PAUGHCO UPSWEEP FISHTAIL PIPES
SEAT MUSTANG SOLO-SPRING SUSPENSION
TAIL LIGHT CAT’S EYE STYLE

Fun at H&D Roadhouse in Merritt Island, FL

Here are some pics of a few different days and nights at Harry’s H&D Roadhouse in Merritt Island, FL. Harry always has something going on and bikers are welcome every day. Stop in and meet Harry, he is almost always there! Tell him I recommended the “Harry Burger”! 

EVERY weekend there is something happening at H&D Roadhouse. Live Bands, Benefit Parties, Poker runs and FOOD!!!

Football season is here and Harry’s got the NFL TICKET- Home of the New England Patriots/New York Giants… So stop by and say Hi!

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