Posts Tagged ‘Sturgis motorcycle rally’



It is the same show as before, behind the scenes at the Full Throttle Saloon, with a few differences.

Michael Ballard and Jesse still argue over Jesse’s stunts.  Fajita Mike still gets drunk and in trouble.  Rowdy bikers still get into fights.

This season though, was smashed together with content from the 2014 and 2015 Sturgis rallies.  I think that is because there was not going to be a 2015 series of Full Throttle.

I think that this season of the show was only the result of the “World’s Largest Biker Bar” burning down a couple months after the 2015 Rally. The fact that it is not on its normal home of TrueTV butFull-Throttle-Saloon-Fire-destroys-South-Dakota-biker-bar-known-from-reality-TV-show-534x330 on Destination America (which barely has the show on its website) reinforces my thought about the show.

With three of five shows aired as I type. The primary reason to watch is that you get to meet Michael and Angie’s new baby Emily (and see Angie explode when she finds Jesse selling pictures of Emily, that was funny).  You can also see Jesse ride the zip line while engulfed in flames… which was pretty cool, I mean hot!  J

It will not be until the fifth and final episode of the season when we will get to see what the Ballard’s and Jesse decide regarding the future of the saloon.  The best I can do is three stars, you can tell this was put together on the fly, trying to keep track that some of the show is 2014 and some 2015 is distracting.


I have enjoyed Full Throttle in the past and I hope they bring it back…if they try to rebuild the bar.


3 out of 5 stars

from trutv websireTruTV’s Full Throttle Saloon will be returning to televsion on the 2nd of December.  TruTV describes Full Throttle Saloon this way:

“This is one show that’s born to be wild! Every year, the Full Throttle Saloon is open for only ten days in August, when bikers from all over the world descend on the black hills of South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For bar owner Michael Ballard, the profits are huge, but the reality is intense. From managing a full staff of bartenders and dancing girls to hosting big name concerts and burlesque shows, keeping it together is more than most people could handle”

I describe it as just a lot of fun!  I have not been to Sturgis yet and everytime I see this show I just want to kick my own butt for not going yet!  Based on last season’s show I give Full Throttle Saloon 5 stars.


Top-Gear-USAThis week on Top Gear the boys go to Sturgis.  History Channel describes this episode as:

The Top Gear hosts embark on a two-wheel road trip through South Dakota to the world’s largest automotive event, the annual Sturgis Bike Week. Starting out on scooters and needing to pass challenges to progress to the bigger bikes they’ll need to ride to fit in at the rally, the hosts go through hell as they close in on Sturgis. The winner will race a super-charged Ariel Atom against a 200 mph sports bike, while the loser will have to take part in a stunt, courtesy of HISTORY channel’s newest series, American Daredevils.” 

While a lot of folks do not care for this version of the famous BBC show, I enjoy it.  The biggest issue I have with the show is that Tanner (the professional racer) always wins the contest to drive the hot cars.  Come on, I want to see one of the other guys wreck a $200,000 car!