Harley-Davidson ‘Knucklehead’ wins motorcycle show’s People’s Choice
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Chrome and polished paint sparkled in the sun at Saturday afternoon’s ninth annual motorcycle show at the Chase County Fair.
Thirty-five bikes were lined up on the fairgrounds’ main entryway for casual viewing by people at the fair. Thirty of them competed in various categories for awards.
People choosing to stop and cast their votes selected a “People’s Choice” winner again this year.
Their choice was the aqua blue 1946 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead brought to the show by Gene and Sue Witte of Cambridge. That bike also won the Best Pre-1970 division.
Serving as judges were Bill White of Champion, Tim Pedersen of Kearney and Leonard Chubb of Crawford, who is ABATE’s District 3 representative in Nebraska and a national rep to the Motorcycle Rights Foundation.
This year’s 35 bikes in the show topped last year’s 29. It was hosted and coordinated by members of ABATE District 12. Weiss Chiropractic of Imperial provided additional sponsorship.
Here is the full slate of winners from the show, each of whom received a plaque for their winning entry.
People’s Choice—1946 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead, entered by Gene and Sue Witte, Cambridge.
Best Pre-1970—1946 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead, entered by Gene and Sue Witte, Cambridge.
Best Modified—1993 Harley-Davidson, entered by Derek Raburn, Cambridge.
Best Foreign—2002 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad, entered by Todd Ford, Grant.
Best Mini—1959 Cushman Eagle, entered by Jerry Groff, Imperial.
Best Domestic—2011 Harley-Davidson FLHX, entered by Matthew Eden, McCook.
Most miles traveled—Dustin Hayes, Colby, Kan., 120 miles.