In spite of gusts up to 50mph, the turnout was still impressive at Metric Thunder’s 4th Anniversary Party.
Over 150 bikes showed up during the course of the day. Everything from Hayabusas to Harleys, VTX 1800s, VTX1300s, Road Stars, V-Stars, Roadliners, Runes, Intruders, Triumphs, Vulcans, Moto Guzzis and some special construction bikes.
There was a nice showing of Road Star Warriors, including this great looking pair.
Guess we are going to have to add a “High Performance Class” next year!!
The crowd grew quickly & parking in bike show area became tight.
Hard to tell from these shots that the wind was blowing all day.
Hey Craig, might have been a good day to wear a hat, LOL!
After dining on tube steaks, chili, nachos and chips, it was time to take a load off…
Smiles outside in the sunshine…
…and more smiles inside the shop.
The gang at Hard Krome brought the big truck this year.
Matt Hotch’s Road Star 360 drew a lot of attention.
You’re not still wondering where the “360” got it’s name are you?
The boys from Baron Custom Accessories made a wind challenged ride up from Fallbrook trailering some really nice custom bikes.
The Bike Show turnout was equally impressive, given the high winds. Contestants were wiping off the dust about every 5 minutes or so.
The competition was tight and all were hoping to take home some hardware.
Votes were cast in 5 categories, plus Best in Show which was determined by a panel of judges.
Here’s our “Light Heavy Weight” winner – Cruzer’s flame painted Honda 750.
The “Middle Heavy Weight” class was hotly contested. Geroge Roybal’s smokin’ Suzuki Hayabusa came out on top.
Bill McIntyre’s retro-chromed VTX1800R took first place in the “Heavy Weight” class.
“Best Paint” went to Tom Weld’s Nomad painted by Al Danny Martinez.
Joe Pilon took first in the most crowded field, “Best Stock Custom” with his sharp Stratoliner.
With so many great bikes to choose from the panel of judges were challenged to make a good decision in selecting a “Best in Show” winner. This experienced group included: Mark Dooley – Owner of DG Hard Krome, Mike Garrett – Parts Unlimited, Tom Monroe – Vice-President of Sales & Marketing of Saddlemen and Metric Thunder Bob of Metric Thunder.
After careful consideration, we reached a unanimous decision…Erik Hansen’s 2002 Road Star Warrior. The custom made 2.5″ exhaust and cyclops headlight really got our attention quickly.
Check out those amazing RC Components Czar “Eclipse Series” Wheels, (21×3.5 front 18×8.5 Rear).
Truly a great piece of rolling art…nice work Erik!