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A Last Ride: The Harley Hearse

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A Last Ride: The Harley Hearse

A Last Ride: The Harley Hearse

A Last Ride: The Harley Hearse

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Warren Zevon titled his penultimate album before his death My Ride's Here. His ride was the vehicle driven by the grim reaper. Now, an Illinois man is offering bikers a special 'last ride": Gary Simko's has designed a hearse pulled by a three-wheeled Harley Davidson. Appropriately, the Harley Hearse has an outlaw connection: The former detective says it resembles the carriage the took Jesse James to his grave back in 1882.

Correction Sept. 29, 2005

The audio of this story incorrectly identifies the title of Warren Zevon's last album before his death. That album was 'The Wind'.

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