12 March, 2012

Bikes, Hot Rods & The Wet T-Shirt Comp

The weather was perfect for the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club QLD Chapter’s Bike & Hot Road Show on Saturday. Well, almost perfect…it was extremely hot and sunny. Not really my thing as I try to keep my pale skin and colourful tattoos out of the sun.

We started with a spot in the shade under the shed but after a few hours of being surrounded by chain smokers I was feeling a bit sick. Luckily the sun had gone down a little and we were able to score a spot in the shade on the lawn. We took our shoes off and cooled out feet in the grass. Ahhh, so much better.

It was a bit of an early start as we cruised in with some fellow members of the Eliminators car club and met at the club rooms at 9 am. It was a cruisy day but also a bit of a long one with such an early start. There were plenty of bad ass bikes and shiny rods on show including some pretty amazing paint jobs and FAT tyres and we spent the day chilling listening to music and drinking.

Aside from some great tunes playing there were also a few stalls to check out, a gum boot throwing contest, a keg throwing contest and some wicked burnouts. Everyone kept telling me the tattoo show isn’t for a few months. Har har.

And if I had a dollar for every time I was hassled to enter the wet tee shirt comp I would have had the first prize money anyway! Sorry people but you can’t buy my self worth. C’mon guys, you didn’t really think I’d go in it did you?? We were hoping to win first prize in the raffle, a whole wheel barrow full of booze! But even with 12 tickets, we didn’t win a single thing.

Oh well, we were happy to head home. Considering we’d not done much but sit around all day, we were pretty tired! It was really just a relaxed day full of eye candy and a chance to take the Merc for a run. Oh yeah, and I might end up in an upcoming issue of Oz Bikes Magazine. I doubt it, but you never know...

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