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SHOW ME Bike Show 2022 By Robert Hartline Despite Mother Nature’s best attempts to foil the Annual ‘Show Me Bike Show’ hosted by the Sedalia Motorcycle Association on Feb. 5th, neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night prevented the show from happening. However the snow did seem to affect the turnout somewhat. This annual show is held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. This year there were 52 bikes entered in the show, down from the usual of about 75. Also the normal rumble of all the bikers who dress for the weather and ride their bikes to the show was absent as the snow and ice packed roads made that too treacherous, so everyone had to resort to transportation with 4 wheels. Still with all of the obstacles there was a nice turnout from the public and all the vendors made it to the show and were proudly display- ing their wares. The normal routine of people unloading their bikes from trailers and riding them into the building was also scrapped with the snow. Trailers had to be backed to one of two doors that had the walks safely cleared for entrance. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves ogling all of the great bikes, vendor displays and the one man band provided for entertainment. Best of Show was taken by a custom built chopper which was a tribute to Indian Larry. All types of bikes were well represented at the show. I don’t think there was a class that didn’t have an entry and there were plenty of proud winners come trophy time. For those of you who get the itch for anything “motor- cycle” after a few months of cold, the Sedalia Show Me Bike Show is generally the first show of the year in the state of Missouri that I’ve found. It always has a nice turnout and always a good time. It’s normally scheduled for the first Sat- urday of February and is set in a large indoor facility at the fairgrounds and is out of the weather. Food and alcohol are also available at the show and it is family friendly. There are plenty of little ones and future riders who attend the show with mom and dad, so put it down on your calendars and we’ll see you next year! The winners were: Sportster – 1st Mark & Stormey Allen. American Cruiser Stock – 1st Frank Rouchka. American Cruiser Mild Custom – 1st Mark Fox; 2nd Jar- rod Hammer; 3rd Keith Raihala. Sport Dresser Stock – 1st John Schwenk. Sport Dresser Mild Custom – 1st Russ Gerrill; 2nd Glenn Vollertsen; 3rd Mark Fox; 4th Ryder McCracken. Dresser All Brands – 1st Bob Hart- line; 2nd Ronavon Ryan Smith. Custom Vintage – 1st Tommy White; 2nd Tommy White. Metric & European – 1st Matt Carl; 2nd Bob Castle. Sport Bike/V-Rod – 1st Joe Carr; 2nd Park Denny. Chopper – 1st Buffalo Bob; 2nd Ritchie Ware. Trike/Side Card – 1st Lonnie Blum; 2nd Jim Bertram; 3rd Keith Kurczewski. Vintage 1900- 1985 (500 cc & Larger) – 1st Chris Mullins; 2nd Mark & Stormey Allen. Vintage 1900-1990 (499 cc & Smaller) – 1st Mark & Stormey Allen; 2nd Kaleb Zink; 3rd Mark & Stormey Allen. Production Custom Harley CVO – 1st Sean Roberds; 2nd Rick Goalder; 3rd Buffalo Bob. Special Construction – 1st Pat Henderson; 2nd Chris Perry; 3rd Lou Atkinson; 4th Lou Atkinson. Rat – 1st Mike Green; 2nd Roger Spade; 3rd Ember Hertel. Off Road/Racer – 1st Park Denny; 2nd Kaleb Zink. Electric – 1st Quinn Millsap. Best of Show – Kelly Wideman. Thunder Roads Magazine 26 continued next page Thunder Roads Magazine 27