Cover Bike Owners

Bill Rothery & His 2003 Panzer Chopper

September 1, 2013
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Our September 2013 cover bike is owned by Bill Rothery, and his 2003 Panzer Chopper was selected as the winning bike at our Cover Bike Search at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Missouri. We had a great time shooting Gen on Bill’s bike for this month's cover, and make sure to check out our behind the scenes video from our photo shoot!

CC: Bill, what is your occupation?

Bill: I’m a maintenance mechanic.

CC:How long have you been riding?

Bill: I’ve been riding about 42 years.

CC:What was your first bike?

Bill: It was a 1967 Harley-Davidson Sportster 900

CC:How many bikes have you owned?

Bill: Two

CC:How many bikes do you currently own?

Bill: One. The chopper.

CC: What do you like most about your Panzer?

Bill: I like that it’s a rigid frame chopper.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?

Bill: Riding to Sturgis, because of the ride, the people and the experience.

CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong?

Bill: I belong to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation and Freedom of Road Riders (FORR).

CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?

Bill: I have ridden to Sturgis, Bikes Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, Bikers for Babies, Janey’s Ride, Wounded Warrior, Patriot Express Ride and Ride for the Cure. Sturgis and Fayetteville are the best!

CC: Do you have a favorite bike night location?

Bill: There are three I like. Gail’s Harley-Davidson, Worth Harley-Davidson and Kearney.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?

Bill: Both. I like riding alone and with friends and family.

CC: Thanks for the interview Bill, and thanks for letting us shoot your bike for our September cover.

Interview by By Mike Schweder

Photos by Bruce Stimpson with Stimpson Photography.

Published in Cover Bike Owners