1978: Aminal, Puppy, Thor, Namu, Princess, and Mark-off planned the first TFT Parade. On December 13, 1978, Thor, Puppy and Aminal left from Fantasy Choppers on 2532 W. 63rd Street and headed for the Glenview Naval Air Station. There was only one motorcycle. Aminal originally was going to borrow a rigid-frame Triumph 250 but he couldn't get the bike started, so then he borrowed Puppy's Harley. On the way the bike's chain broke, but to make it a true motorcycle parade, Aminal had to get to the end. So he and Puppy held each other's arms, and he was towed to the Naval Air Station.
1980: (3rd Parade) 200 riders go from 79th Street Venture Inn
to the Marine Center.
1982: (5th Parade) Over 2000 riders start on 79th Street from the TNT Lounge.
1984: (7th Parade) More than 2000 riders.
1986: (9th Parade) About 3000 riders.
1988: (11th Parade) 4000 riders
1989: (12th Parade) 5000 riders
This website is dedicated to the memory of TFT Parade Member Ed May
who created the first Parade website, with Jack Voss, in 1999.
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