The Spring Thaw! That’s what they call the motorcycle and car show that my friends over at Both Barrels Promotions do every March to kick off the “official” ridding and cruise-in season here in Nashville. It’s the show we look forward to all winter long… knowing that it signifies that the “Dark Months” are officially behind us and we can move on to more cooperative weather for our motorcycle and hot rod habits. It’s an awesome feeling… and today was the day. I never miss this show and this year brought out some real gems. These are a few of my favorites. Look for more in depth features on some of them in the near future… but for now, enjoy the re-cap.
Issue #13 of Grease Monkey Magazine is in the stores now. Be sure to grab a copy and check out my photos of the DoMaCo Norton, as well as re-cap photos of the 2013 Spring Thaw bike and Rat Show. You can view the entire magazine here.
Call them Baby Harley’s, Girls Bikes… whatever you want… I don’t care. I am an unashamed fan of the Motor Company’s low-end two-wheeler and am convinced that the Sportster is the perfect bike for mods. As a result, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting work by those who feel the same as I do. I spotted this particular example at the 2011 “Spring Thaw” bike show in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The minimalist approach is smokin’ hot and I love that bobbed rear fender. Not sure if I have the CO JONES to cut my frame like that but I think the end look is killer! What do you think?
And… speaking of the “Spring Thaw”… 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of the show. Anybody close to the Nashvegas area on March 24 should come out and celebrate the end of the “Dark Months” with me. My friends Scooter and Dorris over at Both Barrels Promotions do a great job of making this one of the best shows in the region and I wouldn’t miss it. Below is the show poster which I designed. Hope to see you there!
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One of my favorite events of the year here in Middle Tennessee is the annual Spring Thaw Bike Show. It’s the first BIG motorcycle event of the Spring and in my mind sort of kicks off the riding season. Well… today was the day and as far as I’m concerned… the season is now officially kicked off! Here are a few pics of my favorite bikes from the 2010 Spring Thaw Bike Show.
And finally… my favorite bike of the day. Starting life as a Yamaha 650, the bike below epitomizes the low-buck chopper to me. Very cool! I tried to find the owner because I would love to do a photo session with this bike but never did find him.
One of the coolest bike shows in the Mid-South takes place here in Middle Tennessee every March. It’s called the “Spring Thaw Bike Show and Swap Meet” and draws bikes from all over the Mid-West. It’s the brain-child of my buddy Scooter over at Both Barrels Promotions and this years event… which will be the 8th annual… promises to be bigger and better than ever. So why am I talking about this now? Well… two reasons… first of all I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE THAW and second Scooter hired me to create this ad for him last month.It is appearing in regional motorcycle publications now.