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

Written by  September 1, 2013

The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri was the location for our second cover bike & cover model search of the year, which took place on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Stripe, Danny, Lonnie, Randall, Nichole and Skylar met me at The Bar around 3 p.m. to help setup our booth and block off a large area in the parking lot for our cover bike search. As soon as we had everything set up, bikes began rolling in, and we were busy the rest of the afternoon signing up beautiful bikes and ladies for the event. Lonnie was busy taking photos as Randall shot footage for our Cover Bike & Cover Model Search video.

The parking lot was filling up quickly, and by the time we cut off our cover bike and cover model search registration around 6 p.m., we had several awesome bikes signed up for our cover bike search, along with seven very attractive ladies who had signed up to compete for our cover model search.

The judges began the difficult task of narrowing down the bikes to their top three choices, and around 6:30 p.m., I used the band’s PA system to introduce the cover model search contestants to an overly excited crowd. As I introduced each contestant, they made their runway across the parking lot and back. The girls also posed for a while so everyone could get some good photos, and so the judges could compare notes to make their top three selections. The judges handed me their votes for the top cover bike and cover model search entries, and it was time to calculate their votes and announce the winners.

Once all the votes were tallied, the cover bike search winner was Paul Evans’ Rat Bike, and the two cover bike search finalists were Chris Rapp’s 2010 Harley-Davidson Road Glide and Greg Smiths 2006 Big Dog K-9.

After announcing the cover bike search winners, it was time to bring the girls back out one more time and announce the winners of our cover model search. Alexandria, from Belton, Missouri took first place, and Melissa from Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Renee Spears from Blue Springs, Missouri, were the two finalists. We’ll be shooting Alexandria on Paul’s bike for our October 2013 cover.

We then had the owners of the winning bikes move their motorcycles into the main area of the parking lot so we could take photos of them on the bikes. We also shot our three cover model search winners on the winning bikes. A crowd gathered as we took photos, and everyone enjoyed the show by pulling out their camera and phones to get a few shots.

The event was a blast, and I want to thank Rick, Dana, and the entire crew at The Bar for hosting another great cover bike and cover model search. I’d 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.

By Mike Schweder

Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum with Explorer Photography and Skylar.

Video by Randall “Sea Hawk” Hauk with Sea Hawk Media Productions.