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New Business Spotlight -- Vintage vroom spoken here

July 11, 2009

Name of business: Motorcycle Classics of Maryland Inc.

Owners: Chuck Banks Jr., Chuck Banks III and Lois Banks

Address: Auction Square complex, 7732 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21712

Opening date: April 2009

Products and services: Repair and service, including maintenance, bead blasting, polishing, customization and high-performance tuning, for Japanese, European and domestic motorcycles; specializing in restoration and reclamation of vintage bikes.

Market area: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: Chuck Banks Jr., a motocross racer with 20 years of experience working in motorcycle shops, saw a need for a service and repair facility for bikes at least 10 years old.

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Previous business experience: Banks is a master mechanic with Yamaha five-star certification. He has worked as a race mechanic and teaches motorcycle repair classes. He is a certified riding instructor for the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Number of employees: Three.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Web site: www.mcofmd.com

E-mail: info@mcofmd.com

Telephone: 301-432-3974

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