For Immediate Release
A SEA OF TWO WHEELS AND CHROME CAME TO CARLISLE
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
CARLISLE, Pa. – What a Great Summer Bike Fest!
Carlisle Fairgrounds became a sea of chrome and two-wheeled excitement during Carlisle Summer Bike Fest. You could just feel the excitement and the thunderous rumble of thousands of motorcycles making the trek to Carlisle.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR’S BIKE FEST – July 25-27, 2008
Swap Meet, Vendors, Showfield, Mfg. Midway, and the Appalachian Harley-Davidson Dealer Mall
Hundreds of vendors and a Manufacturers Midway featuring major brands, custom builders and the Appalachian Harley-Davidson Dealer Mall. Summer Bike Fest had everything a biker could want.
Bike Fest featured a Saturday Ride in Bike Show with over 25 classes and had over 100 entrants.
Best of Show – Rick Schwab of Lancaster, NY
Best Paint – William Godwin of York, PA
Check our web site for event photos and a list of winners at http://carsatcarlisle.com/bike/details.asp
Carlisle Bike Fest also features 2 Custom Builder Shows for Sport and V-Twin professionals. The V-Twin trophy went to Greg Carter of Vicious Cycles in Lemoyne. They have had an entry each year since Bike Fest began. The Sport Bike competition winner was Brandon Clark of PPM Custom Cycles from Greensboro, North Carolina with a 2002 Suzuki Hyabusa.
Kawasaki Demo Rides & Custom Cruiser Display
Kawasaki came to Carlisle with their fantastic Demo Rides for our 2007 event. Sport Bikes and Cruisers were on hand along with the Kawasaki Custom Cruiser Display. They had maximum capacity during the show on Saturday. What a great addition to the Bike Fest.
Central PA Kawasaki Dealers, Cumberland Cycle Center and Koup’s Cycle Shop of Harrisburg will be giving away a Kawasaki 2007 Ninja� ZX™ 6R on Saturday evening.
Beauty Contest – Beauties were plentiful at Summer Bike Fest. Donna Vajda of Hershey took home the blue ribbon, followed by Nicki Gurz from Gordonville, PA in second place. Our third place winner was Carlisle’s own Heidi Haldenman.
Burnout Contest – Michael Carns made the most smoke and left his tire at Carlisle. He was followed in second place by Kyler Cole from New Cumberland, PA. Third place honors went to Steve Sayder from Allentown, PA.
Saturday Night Giveaway (Kawasaki 2007 Ninja� ZX™ 6R) – The lucky winner of the Kawasaki was William Stuffel of Finleyville, PA. Bike was donated by Cycle Center and Koup’s Cycle Shop of Harrisburg.
Sunday Giveaway (Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Sportster� 1200 Nightster™) The winning ticket holder for the Harley-Davidson Sportster was Donald Nailor, Jr. of Dauphin, PA.
Featured builders – Carlisle welcomed some new faces to the Carlisle Bike Fest. Our 2007 event featured the following custom builders:
Sam Nehme of BMS Choppers
Doug Keim, Doug Keim Creative Cycles
Don Gray of Don Gray Customs
Hank Young of Young Choppers & Hotrods
Steve Kehler of Tricked Out Custom Cycles
Jim Nasi of Jim Nasi Customs
Brad Ruel of The Wrench
Hank Young of Young Choppers & Hot Rods
Rupert, the reality TV star from the show Survivor, joined us as the “Official Host” of the Carlisle Summer Bike Fest. http://www.rupertb.com/
Biker Billy – Back by popular demand. Our favorite Biker Chef returned to Carlisle amusing crowds with his flavorful recipes tasty wit. www.bikerbilly.com
Michele Smith is known for her emcee role on TV’s American Thunder. She was available Saturday and Sunday talking to fans and signing autographs. www.michelesmith.com
Stunt Shows - StarBoyz were on hand to wow the crowd with their “Don’t-try-this-at-home” demonstrations and NEW for 2007, an FMX stunt show with Superman’s and no hands. Both groups managed to get the crowds excited and on their feet. www.starboyz.com
Dale Coyner, recognized motorcycle author and writer provided audiences with Touring Recommendations and Technical Tips for Motorcycle Accessories to aid in your trek. LINK www.dalecoyner.com
Continue to visit our web site for updates on all of our events www.CarlisleEvents.com
The bikes. The people. The excitement. Carlisle Summer Bike Fest. Don’t miss it.
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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:
717-243-7855 ext. 133
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