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Archive for April, 2018
May Ural Demo DayThursday, April 19th, 2018
C’mon Spring! We’re summoning warmer weather on May 5th for our second National Demo Day of 2018. If you missed our last demo day in March, it was a big success. Don’t miss out on seeing new Urals, eating donuts, and talking shop with like-minded sidecar fans.
P.S. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Wear a sombrero to the event, get $250 toward a new Ural. Seriously.
P.P.S. Send us pics!
What to Expect
Coffee and Donuts
Come on out and grab some donuts or coffee or whatever other bites of food your Ural location may have. Full bellies make for better rides.
Never been on a Ural before?! This is perfect for you. Our dealers will help walk you through everything you need to know. We got you covered!
Nice to Meet You!
Get a chance to mingle with Ural owners. The Ural family is one of the closest and most friendly groups there is! Come out ask questions and listen to some great Ural stories.
Last month we had a great time meeting everyone and getting to know them and their Urals. We are very excited that we get another chance to see everyone again. Because this the Demo Day coincides with our Annual Spring Rally, it will be very busy, but there will be lots of food. See you soon!
2018 Ural of New England Spring RallyThursday, April 19th, 2018
COME ENJOY A WONDERFUL DAY WITH US IN BOXBOROUGH MASSACHUSETTS.
Our traditional Ural Rally is a great way for Ural and motorcycle enthusiasts around the world to come together and spend the day doing what they love, riding.
Enjoy coffee and pastries while everyone gets settled and ready to ride. The Rally will start with a beautiful ride through the New England countryside. Be sure to get here before 10 so you can be sure you can ride with the group.
The rally will then be returning to Ural of New England in the afternoon to feast on traditional Russian cuisine. Relax and walk around our state of the art facility, share stories, laugh, and check out the latest in Ural accessories. Also, be sure to check out the cool collection of unique automobiles and motorcycles.
Local Accommodations can be made for the weekend at:
Formerly Holiday Inn: Boxborough Regency Hotel
Register: Ural of New England Rally Registration
Dogs2Vets Festival April 29, 2018Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
You Are Invited!
What: Dogs2Vets Festival
Where: 29 Antietam St, Devens, MA
When: Sunday April 29th, 2018 11am-3pm
Bring your dog and join us for a fun filled wagging good time! Working in partnership with the Nashoba Valley and Ayer Rotary Clubs Clear Path for Veterans are planning a fun and eventful fundraiser, the Dog2Vets Festival! This will mark a first of it’s kind festival to Devens where we will celebrate the matching of Veterans with Service Dogs. The goal is to raise enough funds and sponsorships to provide two service dogs to local Veterans!
Clear Path for Veterans is excited to bring the Dogs2Vets mission to New England, matching Veterans with Service Dogs. The program, perfected in their New York Center, involves the Veteran in the canine training process working together with the trainer to achieve individual goals. Sponsorships available, including the opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a service dog! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional sponsor information.
Admission – $10 per adult (collected at the entrance) Children 12 and under and Military/Veterans free.
Dogs are free – must be on a leash, no longer than 6′ and all vaccinations must be up to date PLEASE!
We here at Ural of New England are extremely excited to participate in this great cause. Anyone with a dog who goes everywhere with them knows how important it is to have a vehicle where the dog can fit. We will be giving rides to veterans and their dogs to show just how well this motorcycle can accommodate their needs. Please join us on Sunday April 29th and meet these incredible people!
Ford GT40Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
I feel the most American when I sit in my rust bucket car in a Walmart parking lot, eating fast food, because I’m too anxious to eat around people. It is when I am most conscious of my American ways. What would make it better is if I was sitting in one my dream cars, the Shelby-Ford GT40, which is like me, American made. Whenever it passes by me on the street I watch it wistfully drive by. It’s the most beautiful car I’ve ever seen. I was watching a documentary the other day and the GT40 was one of the car featured in the film and I decided it can’t be my favorite car until I understand the history.
Like all good stories it begins with revenge. Once upon a time, Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford II were under negotiations for Ford to buy the Ferrari brand. Things were going well until the realization that if Ford bough Ferrari then the decision on which races to enter. The idea of not having total control of what he loved most made Enzo question his decision to allow Ford to purchase Ferrari. The Italians also pressured Enzo to keep Ferrari completely Italian and keep it a part of their culture. When time came to sign the agreement with Ford’s lawyers, Enzo sent them away refusing the deal. Ford was livid. He felt betrayed by Ferrari and decided to hurt him where it would the most. Ford told his engineers to build a car that would beat Ferrari at the 24 hour Le Mans race.
The engineers worked tirelessly to make Ford’s desire to beat Ferrari a reality. It was quite a hurdle to jump since Ferrari had been reigning champ for the last few years at Le Mans. In 1964 the first GT40 rolled onto the road for it’s first race. Things were going really well until a couple laps in and Ford had to pull the vehicle from the race due to suspension failure. The engineers reworked the car then entered it into Le Mans 3 weeks later with 3 other GT40’s. All three of them received an incomplete. The season continued downhill to Ford’s dismay. He had millions of dollars wrapped up into the project to beat Ferrari. The last straw for Ford was at the Nassau race when they lost again. That’s when the program was then given to Carroll Shelby. The cars were packed up after the race, not even bothering to clean or maintain them before the transport.
Right out of the gate Shelby gave results at the Daytona 500 with it’s very first victory. However, the rest of the season didn’t go so well, frankly, it was a disaster. Ford was running low on patience, but all things in life that are worth something take effort. With each loss the team gained experience. When Le Mans came back around in 1966 Ford was ready. They entered 3 GT40’s and by the time the race was over they had received a 1-2-3 finish, beating Ferrari for the first time in history. Ford became the first American manufacturer win Le Mans. Their win sealed relations with Shelby and gave way to a new bright future for Ford.
- “GT” – Grand Touring “40” – representing overall height of 40 inches
- Ford was the only automaker out of “the big three” (Ford, Chrysler, and GM) to refuse government bailout money in the 2009 auto industry crisis
- Ford models compete in stock car racing, F1 racing, rally events, touring events, and sport car racing events
- 1st manufacturer to automate production with assembly line, pay workers a fair wage, produce a vehicle for the mass-market everyday consumer
April 28th New England Bushcraft EventTuesday, April 3rd, 2018
We are super excited for this upcoming event. It will be the first time we can really show you all that a Ural is capable of. If you love the outdoors and adventure this event is for you!
What is Bushcraft?
If you know what “Bushcraft” is, then you are probably psyched about the New England Bushcraft Gathering and we’re excited to have you join us. But, not everyone knows what ‘Bushcraft’ is. Bushcraft is the art of living off of the land – using the products of the land to sustain you. People with knowledge of the art of Bushcraft, not only survive in the wilderness, they thrive. If you are interested in hiking, camping or hunting, you probably practice aspects of Bushcraft. If you are a homesteader, prepper or survival enthusiast, you will value the knowledge of bushcraft. If you are into adventure travel, offroading and overlanding, the knowledge of Bushcraft might save your life. New England Bushcraft Gathering has something for everyone.
What is the New England Bushcraft Event?
In just a few weeks we will meet at 508Intl who will be hosting the Bushcraft Event. There will be many vendors for you to explore and look around. Sit in on the amazing speakers and instructors who are excited to be teaching their craft. A hands on learning experience for those who desire it, games that will test your outdoor skills and great food. In the middle of it all will be the Urals romping around on a dirt course.
Let us know if you’re coming by checking in on Facebook: New England Bushcraft Facebook Event
Purchase your tickets here: Bushcraft Event Tickets