The First Annual Strokers/NTNOA Classic British Bike Show!
June 27, 2010
Photo courtesy of Chris Parry
Exclamations all round for a terrific day of bikes, babes, beer and badasses! Three weeks. Yes, only three weeks from genesis to revelation--and a fun idea became a grounded, well organized and
stress-free celebration of biking history and good taste. We were there exclaiming (in the language of tin and chrome) that there's a whole nother side of biking history, that all things do not begin
and end with Harley. And some of the less aware were stupified, not knowing what they were seeing, thinking, "What part of the Harley dealer did these come from." But saying nothing. And we offered
them not a snub, but the hand of friendship. We drank together. We sweated together by the pint. We lied as men do, and in so doing we forged new bonds, and began a new day, a day when the Brits and
the Harleys came together and celebrated. 58 vintage bikes of every make, size, color and condition, and every one of them a rolling history, a personal passion, and a pathway forward and back for the
fearless men who ride them.
So, many thanks to Richard, Chris, George, Randy and yes to our host, Rick Fairless who saw everything through so well and proudly. Free food and medals (thanks to Richard
and Aggressive Insurance!) a show right in the middle and up front of the pavillion (thanks to George and Rick!) in which everything was well organized and running smoothly (thanks to Randy!) and an
all-class presentation (thanks to Chris!). It don't get much better.
But we'll certainly try--next year!
by Dave Lyles
Photos of Strokers Brit Bike Show
[Paul Valentine's Album]
[Chris Parry's Album] [Lawrence
Randall's Album] [Jake Hendricks' Album]
The show was limited to British Bikes 25 years old or older. Registration was free. This was a show only with no judging. A medal was given to each entrant to commemorate the first annual Strokers British Bike Show. Aggressive Insurance paid for lunch
and the medals for all exhibitors.