January 28th 2012
There was about 25 (give or take) bikes parked in Lot 9 for the Grand National Roadsters Show when I got there. I'd post some pictures of the other bikes there, but aside from the fact that they "rode" in, there wasn't much to show unless you like stockers and accessorized stockers, take your pick. Inside the show wasn't much different, about half the bikes were Denver's, the other half had a sprinkling of coolness and some outright deserved the sledge hammer (Anarchy Burger, hold the PC). I'll give you this; if magazines like Ol' Skool Rodz, Car Kulture Delux, and Street Roder give your mailman a crooked spine, then this IS the show for you. I'm pretty much anti- magazine these days, and car stuff has gone just over the Psycho Billy top for me. You think you got a black tee shirt problem at biker events, go to one of these shows. It really goes by age too; young with hair - wear black shirt, blue cuffed jeans, black boots, and grease your hair. Old and grey/no hair - white shirt tucked in to help hernia, denim shorts, brown slip ons or comfortable walking tennis shoes. Add, beer in hand. Stand in the middle of aisle and talk, ignore any traffic congestion you're causing because "you're old" damnit!
This kinda stuff.