Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Cover Bike & Cover Model Search at The Bar - Lee's Summit Missouri

Written by  September 30, 2011

The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was the location for our seventh cover bike & cover model search of the year, which took place on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

Our crew arrived early to setup our booth and to block off a section of the parking lot for our cover bike search, just in time before all the bikes started rolling in. Blake with Prodigal Son Coating also showed up, and parked his truck at the entrance to the parking lot so he could promote his powder coating business in Oak Grove, Missouri.
Throughout the afternoon, several beautiful ladies registered for our cover model search, and Randall “Sea Hawk” Hauk, our videographer, was there shooting video for our Cover Bike & Cover Model Search video on You Tube!

As the afternoon went on, the parking lot filled up quickly, which kept us busy getting all the cover bikes search contestants line up and getting everyone signed in. By the time we cut off our cover bike and cover model search registration around 6 p.m., we had 30 bikes and 10 attractive ladies signed up to compete for our cover model search.

The judges then began the difficult task of narrowing down the bike entries to their top three selections. I then used the DJs PA system to introduce the cover model search contestants to an excited crowd. I introduced each contestant to the cheer of the crowd, as they made their runway across the parking lot and line up in front of the bikes. The girls posed for a while so everyone good get some good photos, and so the judges could compare notes to pick their top three choices. The judges handed me their votes for the top cover bike and cover model search entries, and it was time to announce the winners.

The two cover bike search finalists were Ted Haase & His 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe and Russell Cavanah & His 2011 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Tri Glide, and the winner of our cover bike search was Cole Sheriff & His 1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper.

After announcing the cover bike winners, it was time to bring the girls back out one more time and announce the winners of our cover model search. Nicole from Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Leah, from Harrisonville, Missouri were the runners up, and Sarah from Pleasant Hill, Missouri took 1st place.

We’ll be shooting Sarah on Cole’s bike for an upcoming cover, and we had the owners of the winning bikes move their motorcycles into the main area of the parking lot so Lonnie could take photos of them on the bikes. He also shot our cover model search winners on the winning bikes. A crowd gathered as Lonnie took photos, and everyone enjoyed the show by pulling out their camera phones to get a few shots of their own.

The event was a lot of fun, and I want to thank the entire crew at The Bar for hosting one of our largest cover bike and cover model search events of the year! I would also like to thank all the guests who attended the event, as well as the cover bike & cover model search participants who joined in the fun, and congratulate to our cover bike and cover model search finalists and winners, who are featured in this month’s issue.

By Mike Schweder

Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum