We will NOT be holding a motorcycle show this year.
The World Famous Bargain Barn will be holding their first annual Tobacco Days Ride In on Saturday.
Ride your motorcycle down, get free motorcycle ONLY parking and walk around the Car & Truck Show.
The Arts & Craft Fair will be held just a block away as well in Central Park.
Thank You and hope to see all of you come out!!!
Check out the World Famous Bargain Barns Facebook page for more details on their Motorcycle Ride In:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show is officially a success with over 120 motorcycles attending.
The day started out early in the morning with some rain, but by eight o’clock things started drying up and the sky turned blue for us. Then it got warm and warm turned to HOT! That’s alright because there were plenty of businesses that opened their doors with cold air conditioning and the grass in front of the Train Depot was shaded by those tall pine trees.
We’d like to thank each and every one of you who decided to share their passion of motorcycles with our spectators and each other on Saturday. The variety of motorcycles was again incredible.
We were lucky enough to have found Ben Schumann and his wife Daria of Schumann Studio ( http://www.schumannstudio.com/ ) near Milwaukee to professionally photograph the entire motorcycle show this year. If you would like an image of your motorcycle or of any of the motorcycles at the show, we will provide you with contact information. Schumann Studio is offering 8 X 10’s professionally printed for $15 each. Schumann Studio is donating $6 for every 8 X 10 and other sized printed images from the show to the Tobacco Day’s Motorcycle Show. Purchasing an image of the show only benefits the local charities so look for contact information soon on this website.
Since the show has grown in size we are in need of more volunteers. We need people the day of the show to help direct motorcycles to park, help sell raffle tickets and sell t-shirts. We also need more dedicated people who can attend monthly meetings throughout the year to help plan next years show as well as knowledgeable people to judge motorcycles as well. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Without our volunteers this show cannot happen each and every year.
So……..the big question is “WHO WON?” Since we started using a new judging system this year, it took us a little longer than last year to tally up each motorcycle’s score. The new judging score sheets were on display at the Registration Table as well as the Judging Handbook that details what we look for in a motorcycle while judging. So, we are sorry for the long wait for the trophy presentation, but we got it done and it was done accurately. We will be adding 2nd and 3rd place trophies for all classes next year as well as announcing the winners and giving awards to the Youth Class! The kids that showed up had some incredible machines and we appreciate them very much!!
We will have the Winners of each class posted to this site in a few days. So stay tuned!!
A huge “thank you” to all that came out on Saturday. Please check back on this website and our Facebook page for updates and images from this years show!!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Received a few inquires and questions about the show over the last few days. I’d like to address them here, publicly.
Q. “Do you have a swap meet? I’ve got a bike I’d like to sell”
A. Sorry, but we do not have a swap meet……this year. Although I’ve encouraged people to enter the bike(s) they want to sell into the bike show and put a “FOR SALE” sign on it with contact info. It will cost you $10, but all in all if you sell it, that’s a heck of a deal! Plus with that $10 you get free entrance into Racetrack Park for all the live entertainment, refreshments and food for the day/night!
Q. “How much for spectators to come down?”
A. FREE!!! That’s right….totally free of charge and it’s safe for kids. We just ask that you make sure your kids are beside you at all times as it’s easy for a youngster to get tangled up in a motorcycle.
Q. “Can I enter my new or newer motorcycle?”
A. Absolutely. We have 30 different classes and several that accommodate new or newer motorcycles of all brands/types. This show isn’t just about displaying old/vintage models, it’s also a great way for people to see what’s going on with new/newer motorcycles.
Q.“My bike isn’t a show bike so I probably won’t enter it.” -OR- “I don’t like showing my motorcycle because I don’t care about winning a trophy”
A.Sure we do judge and we do award a trophy per class, but this show is much more than that. This is a way for spectators and show participants to see the greatest variety of motorcycles from all years and from all over the world in one spot. So if your bike has some rust on it or it’s a daily rider, BRING IT DOWN! You have no idea how many people get inspired by seeing a type/brand/model of motorcycle they’ve never seen before. Not to mention some of us old guys like to see the motorcycles of our youth!
Q. “What time does the show start?”
A. The gates open up for registration at 6:30 a.m. and registration closes at 10:30 a.m. with judging starting at 11:30 a.m.
Q. “Is there a place to unload my bike from a trailer?”
A. Of course. You can pull into the Train Depot parking lot near the show, unload and then park on the south side of the Edgerton Community Outreach building. Once unloaded there is an opening in the fence your bike(s) can be safely rolled through and into the show. We do ask that if you are unloading at the Train Depot, do so in a timely matter as others will need to unload as well. Also, please do not start your bike and ride it through the opening in the fence……safety first.
Hopefully this clears up some questions we have encountered over the last few months.
T-shirts and trophies are all ready picked up and we have a great layout for the parking lot! All we need is YOU and a few hundred motorcycles…….so common down to Edgerton on Saturday!!
Again, if you have questions, don’t hesitate in asking.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Here we are on the home stretch to the 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show!
Remember the show is this Saturday, July 16th in downtown Edgerton where highway 59 & highway 51 meet. You cannot miss the location….very easy to find.
Everything is in place for a great year and from all the pre-registrations, a lot of variety again. There are Triumphs, Hondas, Harley Davidson’s, Yamaha’s, Moto Guzzi’s, Suzuki’s, Maico’s, Husky’s, CZ’s and Bridgestone’s all represented so far.
Event t-shirts are all ready to go and our custom trophies are being picked up on Wednesday!
We will have plenty of cold ice water for everyone to stay cool and plenty of shade as well. All the local businesses downtown will be open and willing to share their air conditioning, fresh food and refreshments with you.
Raffle prizes have really stepped up this year with a great assortment of items (motorcycle tires, riding jackets, gloves, ton’s of cool t-shirts, Throttle Threads work shirts and plenty of gift certificates for all your favorite watering holes).
We welcome bikes transported on trailers as well. We have plenty of parking for trucks and trailers!!
Judges are meeting tonight for a meeting to go over specifics. We have created judging sheets this year as well as a handbook that anyone can look at to better understand our new judging criteria. All of which will be on display at registration at the show.
Remember, after the show we will all be riding out to Racetrack Park on the west side of Edgerton to enjoy live music, food and beverages through midnight. All registered participants in the motorcycle show receive free admission into Racetrack for Saturday as well!
Can’t wait to see everyone and all those great bikes pulling in on Saturday morning. Gates and registration opens at 6:30 a.m.!
We have a special surprise for everyone this year. Ben Schumann from Schumann Studio will be onsite for the entire length of the event taking high quality and professional pictures…..stop by and see Ben to purchase an image of your bike at the show! Ben specializes in taking images of motorcycles and motorcycle racing! We are very excited to have him this year.
If you have any questions or comments, send me an email at: email@example.com
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Just a sneak preview of who will be at the 2011 Tobacco Day’s Motorcycle Show in just under two weeks.
We have Ryan S of the Vertical Mischief Motorcycle Stunt Crew, holder of the world record for fastest ice wheelie. Just this year Ryan went over 95 MPH on one wheel on Lake Koshkonong aboard his Kawasaki sport bike. Ryan performs his stunt shows all over the world and we are very happy to have him coming down with one of his highly modified stunt bikes. He will be signing autographs and will be more than happy to speak with anyone with questions.
Ryan S faced adversity in October of 2007 when while returning home from his day job at the Department of Natural Resources, he rounded a blind corner only to find a van in his lane. His head went through the windshield of the van and he suffered several skull fractures and bleeding of the brain. He also lost his left leg from the knee down. Ryan spent many months in the hospital recovering from trauma head to toe even though he was wearing a helmet and full protective gear. In under a year since his accident in 2008, Ryan was back on his stunt bike with a prosthetic leg from Prosthetic Laboratories in Madison Wisconsin. He has since come back with a vengeance performing all over the world!
Come out to the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show on Saturday July 16th and meet Ryan S from Vertical Mischeif!!!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Just a reminder that there are only 18 days left until the 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show (Saturday July 16th)!
Please keep those pre-registrations coming in! Remember it’s only $7 prior to the show or $10 to register at the show.
We have collected some great raffle prizes as well as selling raffle tickets for the V-8 gas grill……that’s right a V-8 gas grill complete with headers, air cleaner, spark plug wires and distributor! We will be selling tickets the day of the show for the grill as it will be on display as well.
Just a reminder as well, this years Motorcycle Show is located right downtown in our own huge parking lot. We have some unique and great looking ways of dressing a parking lot out so NOBODY can miss it!
Again, if anyone has any questions or comments please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open to suggestions!
Thanks again to our sponsors (check out some of the areas finest businesses to the left) and hope to see you all in 18 days!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Did you know that there is still such a thing as a “Full Service” gas station? Not only is there still a true Full Service gas station, but we are lucky enough to have one right here in Edgerton Wisconsin. Burns Full Service Gas & Repair is located at 318 South Main St (Hwy 51). Casey Burns has continued on the tradition set by the Walker family more than 50 years ago: full service fuel, automotive and light truck repair, sales and service of outdoor power equipment….all with a smile and a “thank you”.
Burns Full Service pumps only the highest quality fuel around. They have 87 & 89 octane with the minimum ethanol added as well as a 91 octane with zero ethanol added. Burn’s 91 octane is the only fuel I use in my vintage motorcycles as well as my ice racing motorcycle. Tank after tank full without any issues, running through all kinds of weather really is what good gasoline is about. Burns also offers a great selection of diesel located on the end of the building so all sizes of trucks have plenty of room to fill up. \
Burns Full Service offers full service and repair for all your lawn equipment. Including chain saws, push lawnmowers, riding lawnmowers, weed trimmers, blowers and of course snow blowers. They are a Dixon lawnmower and Husqvarna power equipment dealer/repair center. Don’t have Dixon or Husqvarna branded equipment? No problem, they have several sources for parts and can repair just about anything.
Next time you are in need of some quality fuel at competitive prices or need your car/truck/mower/chainsaw/snow blower/trimmer repaired, stop by and see Casey and the guys at Burns Full Service in Edgerton Wisconsin.
We would like to thank Burns Full Service for also supporting their community by being a sponsor of the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show yet again this year.
Address: 318 South Main Street, Edgerton, WI 53534-2030
Telephone: (608) 884-6111
Website: Burn's Full Service