This ride has been postponed until Saturday, April 14th due to forecast rain.
Dwayne “Turk” Turek has been in the motorcycle business in Delaware most of his life. If you have ridden a motorcycle in the state of Delaware you have probably dealt with him at one time or another.
He started behind the parts counter at Diamond Motor Sports way back in the early 80s. Back then he was basically a wild bushy-haired guy with a wide grin and a custom Dodge Van who loved motorcycles as well as having a good time. He left us and went to work for Honda East of Bear as a service writer and became their service manager. In 1999 Turk returned to DMS to be our service manager for 5 years before opening his own shop, “Turk’s Cycle Wurks”, in Smyrna. Ultimately he ended up back at Powersports East in Bear as their Shop Foreman.
Everyone who has come in contact with him will always remember his ever- (mostly;~) present wide grin… He’s always been willing to help a customer but he has particularly enjoyed restoring and talking about bikes from the 70s and 80s. His favorite bike has been his 1998 CBR1100XX and he’s looked forward to his yearly trips to the Deal’s Gap area. When he hasn’t been working or riding, he has spent time with his 10-year-old daughter Adara, his wife Kelly and her sons.
This past year, while undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone, Turk suffered a massive stroke. The stroke has affected his speech and paralyzed his right side. He is currently in Wilmington Hospital for intensive rehabilitation to speak, walk and regain mobility for everyday living. He will be in a wheelchair and require lifelong care and assistance. Kelly has created a Facebook Page, “Love and Support for Dwayne (Turk) Turek“, to keep everyone informed of his progress.
As everyone knows, medical expenses are astronomical. I know there are more charity events and benefits than ever these days and all are for great causes. Diamond Motor Sports is hosting a Spring Ride March 31st and everyone is invited to attend. (Rain date: April 15th) There is no fee to go on the ride but donations will be accepted to benefit the Tureks. Sign up starts at 10:00 and the ride leaves at 10:30. You can expect a 50-55 mile ride through some of the best roads in the area. When you return there will be food and an auction, again with all proceeds going to the family. Along with the ride there will be special deals throughout the store all day.
Diamond Motor Sports is asking for your support to help a fellow rider and true motorcycle enthusiast in his time of need.
We’re looking forward to seeing you here at the end of March…let’s go ride…for Turk.