February 16, 2011

They may lack design, but there is no lack in motorcycles

They may lack design, but there is no lack in motorcycles, and motorcycles are what count when it comes to the Timonium Motorcycle Show!  The event is held annually at the Maryland State Fairgrounds of Timonium in February.  This year’s event was held from Friday, February 11th through Sunday the 13th with an entrance fee of fifteen dollars, unless you snatched a five dollar coupon from their website at www.cycleshow.net.  But like I said before, do not judge their show quality based on the design of their website because when it comes to showing motorcycles, they are top-notch, without a doubt.

Harley-Davidson, Victory, BMW, Triumph, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Polaris, KYMCO, Boss Hoss, Lehman Trikes, and Eastern Performance Cycles are just a few of the heavy-hitters that set up and display their finest at the Timonium Motorcycle Show.  Aside from motorcycle manufacturers, there are endless vendors selling apparel, gear, antiques, stickers, patches, seats, and of course food.  Besides my love of motorcycles, I have to admit, I went for the food!  Pizza, ice cream, smoothies, pit beef, ham, and BBQ, fries, sausage, and an assortment of snacks were available.  And this event would not be officially held in Maryland if there were not a crab cake to be found.  Being the starving college kid I am, I chose the pit beef sandwich over the crab cake because the portion was outrageous.  I covered that sandwich with some BBQ sauce and I was set for the day!

The variety of entertainment is nearly equivalent to the variety of motorcycles that can be found at this event.  Celebs and bike builders are featured on their website, this year included Michele Smith, the host of American Thunder, Roland Morrison and his speed machine, and bike builders Arlen Ness, Chica, Doug Keim, Parker Brothers Custom Choppers, Randy Simpson, Cooper Mike, Jeff Kessel, the six stars of Sons of Anarchy, and of course the endless list of bike models.  It would not be a show if it were not for the annual attendee of Gary Nixon who graced the event with his presence all three days.  Without a doubt, he is always my favorite guest at the show because we can always catch up on the latest Flat Track news, guaranteed.

So there you have it, my excerpt for the annual Timonium Motorcycle Show.  If you did not make it this year, keep it on the radar for next year because it is a great way to break up the winter and motorcycle and motorcycle racing off-season.  Now, bring on Daytona!

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