Garrison Leykam and Scot Doane who teamed up for the DINERS TV show that aired on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) are back! Grab your morning coffee and tune into “Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys,” a new segment on the Conversation Crossroad radio program. “Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys” is the best way to kick start your Saturday ride!
On the Saturday September 22nd show we spotlight Betsy’s Diner in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod, an original 1957 Mountain View Diner, #498, owned by Dave and Karen Chandler.
We also talk with Christopher Dobbs, Executive Director of the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, who holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University and a master’s degree in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Christopher has over 18 years of museum experience in Indiana, New York and Connecticut. He has been fascinated with diners since his childhood and did extensive research on their architecture and evolution during his graduate studies. He, his wife Jennifer and their sons Zachary and Liam live in Deep River and enjoy exploring diners whenever possible.
Call 323.4178.6788 and ask Garrison and Scot questions about your bike or share your latest two-wheel adventure to a classic diner.
Garrison Leykam was Host and Producer of the DINERS TV program that aired on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV). DINERS followed Garrison and bikers chosen from open auditions who convinced producers of their passion for motorcycles and classic diners to those out-of-the-way chrome eateries that invite travelers in for a home-cooked meal while transporting them back in time. Viewers were treated to insight into who rides and what their relationships are to their bikes. Garrison also wrote the “DINERS” column for Connecticut Cruise News. He is host and producer of the documentary Comic On A Half Shell about his experiences learning to become a stand up comedian and appearing at New York City’s famous Gotham Comedy Club. Garrison was with music industry giant London Records, Inc. as an A&R exec and Director of Recording Studio Operations during the height of the British Wave. He produced the Texas band Greezy Wheels, legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner and hit singer-songwriter Leslie Pearl. He’s been associated in various capacities with the music of The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Al Green, and others. A performer himself, Garrison was President of his own record label, B-LonG Records and has appeared at CBGB’s and Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café.
Scot Doane began his career in the motorcycle industry more than thirty years ago when he traveled across the country to attend the Denver Automotive and Diesel College. While in Denver, Scot entered the world of motorcycle drag racing with U.S. Performance. Returning to Connecticut in the mid-80′s, Scot continued to race starting out on the drag bike circuit and moving on to the IDBA. Scot hung up his leathers in 1994 after 4-years on the AMA Prostar Circuit in order to devote his time to his true passion: building custom motorcycles. Scot’s talent blossomed working with Jim Cooper, National Drag Bike record holder at Performance Workshop in Norwalk, CT He went on to become head mechanic for road racer Chris Reynold’s Team Adhesion and the head mechanic for James Leslie’s Team Suzuki Sport Ride. Scot now operates his own motorcycle customization shop in Beacon Falls, CT.
Scot Doane took Garrison’s Yamaha V-Star 1100 and customized it into the DINERS TV show with help from Industrial Designer and now DINERS bike owner Christopher Leykam who created the artwork for the bike.
The DINERS bike spent two years in the MotorStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibit at the American Motorcycle Association’s Hall of Fame Museum in Ohio alongside bikes owned by Brad Pitt, Peter Fonda, Journey, Rush, and Foreigner. The DINERS bike is also featured in a 2-page spread in the companion coffee table book from the exhibit.
The DINERS TV show theme motorcycle was also:
* Top Finisher in the Big Twin Exhibit at the International Motorcycle Show at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center.
* Feature story and centerfold in New York Rider magazine.
* Special appearance at Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show Tour.
* Story and photos in Motorcycle Cruiser
* Feature story and photos in Crossroads Magazine.
* Story and photos in V-Twin magazine.
and featured in many more magazines, newspapers and bike shows.
Follow those eggs over easy riders Garrison Leykam and Scot Doane beginning Saturday, September 8th at 8am EST on Conversation Crossroad’s “Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys” as they discuss everything from Harleys to homefries and all the fixins of a blue plate special of topics.
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