Dennis Thompson’s Harley has a 131-inch motor and no muffler. Thompson says he built it to be “loud and proud.” The jet black Harley almost vibrates from the sound.
While it’s a noise Thompson associates with freedom, this motorcycle almost cost him his life.
“I'm tough. You know, I was in the army and I ain't afraid of nothing,” Dennis said.
After Thompson left the army, he became an aviation mechanic in St. Louis. He was very independent, and he says he spent his free time fishing, hunting, biking and chasing girls.