By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Saturday’s motorcycle show at the Chase County Fair displayed some “hot” bikes, and that’s not because of the temperatures.
All types of motorcycles could be displayed in the show that was open to the public. They were set up along East 7th Street, just west of the fairgrounds.
As people walked by the display to the fairgrounds, several slowed down to get a closer look at the shiny bikes.
A People’s Choice winner was selected, based on voting by the viewers during the afternoon show.
This year’s People’s Choice top prize went to Rod Walrod of Grant with his 1964 Harley-Davidson Dual Glide. It also won the Best Pre-1980 division.
Winners were chosen in several categories. The People’s Choice and divisional winners all received plaques.
In addition, Larry Anderson and Michael Light, both of McCook, received 12 raffle tickets for a gun drawing in November for riding the furthest to Saturday’s show.
Others in the show had addresses further away, but did not ride their motorcycles to Imperial for the event.
A total of 29 bikes were entered this year. Event sponsor was Lewis Motor Sports of McCook.
Members of ABATE of Nebraska District 12 hosted the show.
Here is the full slate of winners.
Motorcycle show winners
People’s Choice—Rod Walrod, Grant, 1964 Harley-Davidson Dual Glide.
Best Domestic—Mike Maupin, Wallace, 2005 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail.
Best Foreign—J.D. Cartwright, Ogallala, 2006 Suzuki Boulevard.
Best Modified—Kenny Hart, Laferia, Texas, 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.
Best mini—Jerry Groff, Imperial, 1959 Cushman Eagle.
Best pre-1980— Rod Walrod, Grant, 1964 Harley-Davidson Dual Glide.
Rode the furthest—(tie) Larry Anderson, McCook, on a 2003 Harley-Davidson Super Glide; Michael Light, McCook, on a 2006 Honda CBR 1000RR.