Emerald Coast Bike Fest 2009 - One of my favorite attractions of a bike rally is the bike show. It's like looking at candy in a candy store. Looking around at all the beautiful machines, standing proudly in their categories... it was hard to pick a favorite.
BAGR4LF - I'm particularly proud of my friend Details who won 1st place in the Touring Category with his gorgeous Road King. Way to go Details! I featured him and his sweet wife, Darlin' as my Pic Of The Week a couple weeks ago, but I couldn't do this beautiful motorcycle justice with only one picture.
The bright candy red that lies deep within the orange and yellow flames, makes this paint job pop with realistic beauty. And the vertical direction of the flame makes it look as if the bike is on fire while it sits there, showing off in all her sinister allure.
I love her vampish appeal as she draws you in, making you hungry for her details...
Her Heart and Soul...
An awesome front fender... (the eyes glow in sunlight!)
And a nice ass too!
Details takes impeccable care of his baby and the attention he pays her on a regular basis made his getting ready for the bike show seem like child's play. As his hands moved swiftly and meticulously over her entire body, the bond between this rider and his machine was very evident. It was so cool for me to watch my friend take his prize when he was announced as 1st place winner for the Touring Class. This bike is hot! Congratulations again, my friend... She's a real beauty!
BEST IN SHOW - This trike is a true work of art. There's obviously a theme going here, so I chatted with the owner a bit to get his thoughts on how it all came about. He was a Marine Veteran who fought during the Korean War, came home... then went over again to serve more time during the Vietnam War. Like most veteran's, he was very humble about his own accomplishments, but was willing share abundant stories and praise for his fellow comrades. He was quite an interesting fella and I enjoyed talking with him. I took a card from him so I would have his information, but alas, I cannot find it.
Of course, being a Marine, it was an obvious choice to honor his branch of our Military Forces for the front fairing. (Be sure and click your cursor over the picture to see it close up, so you can see the beautiful details.)
He wanted to acknowledge all ranks, from the newest enlisted man all the way to the oldest commissioned officer.
Across the bottom fender, you can see all the Armed Forces are represented with their Military seals. I particularly liked his creative use for his dog tags.
Oh look!! More Hand Grenades! His sense of humor and loyalty to Harley Davidson didn't go unnoticed. Let's hope he never has to use it.
As I said, I lost his card, but he knows I plan to post about this bike. Hopefully, he will read this and comment so I can give him the proper kudos!
There were soooo many pretty bikes, but these two deserved a little feature of their own. The rally was going along nicely and the weather was holding up beautifully. I hope to bring you more goodies soon. Stay tuned...