STURGIS, S.D. — After the success of last year's inaugural show, The Horse Backstreet Choppers will bring its second annual The Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show to Thunder Road during Sturgis Bike Week 2008. The show will be held Monday, August 4, 2008 and will feature celebrity guest judges, door prizes and giveaways, a burnout pit, live music and beautiful women.
The Horse's mission is to recognize average Joes who work day jobs and then burn the midnight oil building bikes in their garages, so all hard-core, garage-built backstreet chopper owners are encouraged to enter. Open registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the winners will be announced at 5 p.m. This year's panel of celebrity judges will feature Billy Lane of Choppers Inc., Paul Cox of Paul Cox Industries, Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles, Keino Sasaki of Keino Cycles, Mondo Porras of Denver's Choppers, Eric Gorges of Voodoo Choppers, Bill Dodge of Bling's Cycles, Athena "Chickie" Ransom of Vagabond Choppers, and Jeff Cochran and Donny Loos of Sucker Punch Sallys.
"There's a lot of focus on the big names in this business, but there's also a lot of talented people who build bikes in their garages," said Steve Broyles of Stevenson's Cycles, who is heading up this year's show. "This show offers average Joes a chance to showcase their work and get some feedback from the celebrity judges."
Chopper owners will have the chance to test their rides in the burn out pit, and attendees can enter for a chance to win an Evil Engineering belt drive or a Baker 6-speed transmission. There will also be prizes and giveaways from Stevensons Cycle, Bikers Choice, Sucker Punch Sally's and Fabricator Kevin. But of course, no Sturgis event would be complete without great bikes and great babes, so be sure to cast your vote in the wet T-shirt contest that will take place on the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse stage.
Competing bikes will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Thunderdome at Thunder Road. Admission to the Thunderdome is $5, but there is free parking and Glencoe Gold campers get in free. For more nformation, please visit www.thunderroadsturgis.com.
The Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show is sponsored by Evil Engineering, LLC, Stevenson's Cycles, Biker's Choice, Baker Drivetrain, Sucker Punch Sally's and Fabricator Kevin's.