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The St. Joseph Harley-Davidson Classic Rock and Chrome Rally 2012


By Loney Wilcoxson Ok ladies and gentlemen, stop reading.


Mark June 16 on your calendar, then come back. OK, did you get the date down? If you didn’t, don’t come whining to me when you re- alize on the 17th that you just missed this year’s edition of the St. Joseph Harley-Davidson Clas- sic Rock and Chrome Rally. I’ve been telling you for years now not to miss this event. I don’t know what else I can do to make you aware of one of the best summer parties on the Midwest Coast. I can only haul one person on my bike, and according to Steph, you ain’t it! So you bet- ter get your own scooter out and make your way to St. Joseph, Missouri. At least some of you must be listening


based on the increase in attendance each year. Do you really want to miss an event that features a cook-out, classic rock music by Swift Kik, door prizes galore including a big $500 prize, a bike show featuring custom tro-


phies along with 500 bucks cash up for grabs, and vendors galore? That’s just for starters, folks. Drag Specialties will be on hand with a trailer full of the latest and great- est parts they offer. Gunslinger Custom Paint will be in the house with examples of their one-off artwork ready to hook you up with the custom paint you’ve always wanted. And of course Wide Open will be on hand with plenty of Wide Open Calendar girls and Wide Open gear. There will be a beverage tent, loads of vendors, a hot rod car show, and even pin striping by Von Mex. What more could you ask for? Mick McCreary goes all out for you folks,


and if you miss out, well then, it’s on you. Every year I have attended there has been plenty of fun, plenty of sun, and plenty of great bikes to be judged. Everybody has a ball including Mick. What’s the matter? You don’t


think the owner of a Harley dealership can let his or her hair down? Well, maybe you should have seen Mick’s nitro flaming wheelie burnout last year. Damn right, I said burnout. He basically cooked the back rub- ber smooth off a scooter just to let folks know how it’s done. Last year’s rally was a 5 alarm blast. The


beverages were cold, the music was great, the atmosphere all around promoted a great time. Now you have to ask yourself if you want to sit somewhere watching the inter- state traffic roll by and dodging new car buy- ers on test drives who are much more concerned about their satellite radio than your right to be on the road. Or, do you think you’d rather be where the fun and is? You make the call. I know you’ll make the right choice and head for St. Joe Harley-Davidson. Or later, you’ll wish you did. I’ll see you there!


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