Shovelhead shows, takes class


Erik Gantt

Joe Gaspari poses with his custom 1976 Harley Davidson FX.

Joe Gaspari, owner of HiTech Auto in Saratoga, rode his custom 1976 Harley Davidson FX to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and came home a winner.

Gaspari said he read an article in "American Iron" magazine about their Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Show for pre-1984 bikes, which had no entry fee. He decided to enter and ended up winning the Custom Class in the show.

The type of Harley Gaspari rides is known as a shovelhead because of the shape of the cylinder heads on top of the engine. Gaspari bought the bike in the same configuration that it rolled off the factory line an...

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