THE HISTORY OF BIKER RAGS

Drawing by Pamo.

Drawing by Pamo.

Biker Rags in Knoxville, TN was created by us, Jeff and Pam Huggins. We have been the owners and operators of Biker Rags from day one.

We opened our doors in November of 1994 in a small store front on Chapman Highway.

Our first store on Chapman Highway.

Our first store on Chapman Highway.

Jeff and Pam in front of Chapman Highway store.

Jeff and Pam in front of Chapman Highway store.

Jeff in Chapman Highway store.

Jeff in Chapman Highway store. 1994

Pam in Chapman Highway store. 1994

Pam in Chapman Highway store. 1994

By the fall of 1996, we had outgrown our Chapman Highway store and decided to move west.

Our Kingston Pike store opened in the fall of 1996.

Biker Rags on Kingston Pike in 1996.

Biker Rags on Kingston Pike in 1996.

From July 1998 to December 2000, we ran Repeat Rags right next to Biker Rags.

Biker Rags and Repeat Rags 1999

Biker Rags and Repeat Rags 1999

In March of 2001, we connected both sides into one longer Biker Rags.

One longer Biker Rags in 2001.

One longer Biker Rags in 2001.

From February 1999 to October 2002, we operated “Biker Rags Annex… in the Old City”.

Biker Rags Annex... in the Old City 1999 - 2002

Biker Rags Annex… in the Old City 1999 – 2002

Biker Rags created, promoted and sponsored Old City Bike Nite.

Old City Bike Nite promoted by Biker Rags.

Old City Bike Nite created, promoted and sponsored by Biker Rags.

In July of 2004, we expanded Biker Rags on Kingston Pike into the 6500 square foot space you see today.

Biker Rags today on Kingston Pike.

Biker Rags today on Kingston Pike.

Biker Rags is the place to gather with friends and have swap meets.

Friends gather.

Friends gather.

Biker Rags Swap Meet

Biker Rags Swap Meet

Biker Rags sponsors charity events, bike rides and bike events.

Biker Rags bike ride.

Biker Rags bike ride.

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Antique bike show sponsored by Biker Rags.

We opened Biker Rags because we love motorcycles.

Jeff and Pam Huggins ~ owners and operators of Biker Rags.

Jeff and Pam Huggins ~ owners and operators of Biker Rags.

Since we opened in 1994, we have been blessed to start with an idea and humble beginnings and grow into a 6500 square foot storefront on Kingston Pike.

We pride ourselves on being an owner / operated Mom & Pop business. We strive every day to give friendly helpful service to our customers- who make all this possible.

We were fortunate to have Silas Damron join the Biker Rags team in 2004.

Jeff and Silas 2013

Jeff and Silas 2013

We love motorcycles! Since before we opened Biker Rags we have been collecting vintage and antique motorcycles. We have over 75 bikes that we rotate and display in the store.

Vintage bike display.

Vintage bike display.

Vintage bike display.

Vintage bike display.

Bike display.

Bike display.

We also display many of the bikes that Jeff loves to customize. Here are just a few:

Jeff's custom Sporty that he named "Eddie".

Jeff’s custom Sporty that he named “Eddie”.

2000 Sportster that Jeff completed in 2013.

2000 Sportster that Jeff completed in 2013.

2002 Low Rider that Jeff customized for Pamo.

2002 Low Rider that Jeff customized for Pamo.

2001 Softail that Jeff customized and named "Beater".

2001 Softail that Jeff customized and named “Beater”.

Pamo likes to draw cartoons and display them in the store.

Drawn by Pamo 2013.

Drawn by Pamo January 2013.

Drawn by Pamo 2012.

Drawn by Pamo 2012.

Drawn by Pamo 2013.

Drawn by Pamo 2013.

We hope this post has helped you to get a good idea about us and Biker Rags, where we started and where we are today. We hope it inspires you to come by the store and visit!

Ask Pamo how to get to Biker Rags!

Ask Pamo how to get to Biker Rags!

About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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12 Responses to THE HISTORY OF BIKER RAGS

  1. Anne & Jerry Warnecke says:

    Great story and loved the pics. Pamo, your artwork is awesome and funny. Keep it up, we enjoyed this.
    We don’t travel much, but maybe someday . . . 🙂

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Thank you Anne for stopping by. We don’t travel much either- usually just within a 200 mile radius. Isn’t it wonderful that the internet can connect us!

  2. Mark says:

    From a gas powered golf cart, “Old Blue”, (you’ll have to ask Jeff if he remembers that one), to a screaming 2 wheeled rocket. Congrats on your longevity!

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Mark- Jeff says he’ll have to put his memory hat on re: Old Blue. (He often talks about the golf course in Ottawa.)
      We feel very blessed to have been in business so long.
      Have a great rest of the weekend and thank you for your kind words!

  3. What a fantastic story. Pamo, really enjoy your artwork. You two are such a delightful, talented team. Your energy and enjoyment for the Ride and your friends shines thru in all you do. Keep your trip blogs going! Enjoy reading about your rides and stops along the way.

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Thanks Deb. I really appreciate your encouragement and comments here and on Facebook.
      Your enthusiasm is contagious.

  4. Wendy Hagan says:

    I get so excited to read and view your blogs………Thank you for all you do and keep them coming! Congrats on your exciting and commendable achievement…….may many more come your way!

    • Pam Huggins says:

      How nice to hear Wendy! I appreciate knowing you like reading our blog. Having readers sure makes it more fun to do.
      Hope you can make our 19 year anniversary party. Jeff says it’s practice for the big 20 next year. (GRIN!)
      Thanks!

  5. Randy Davidson says:

    Hope I can make it by for the anniversary party! I really enjoy going on the fun rides that you guys do, and love reading and seeing your pics from your weekly rides! You always make me hungery seeing the spots you stop for lunch!…lol
    Cograts on your 19th!!
    Randy

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Always nice hearing from you Randy! Hope you can make it to our party too.
      Lunch is always a highlight. 🙂

  6. Robert says:

    West Knoxville is lucky to have you!! Brisco Darling said it best, your haircut may say big city style, but your hearts were shaped by a bowl. Always feel at home when we’re there.

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Thanks for your funny and kind comment Robert! We feel fortunate to be here and to have such great customers and friends. Have a wonderful week.

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