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WELCOME to the SMOKE OUT!!! 

 

There are 25 friendly people at the event wearing yellow t-shirts that say, “Event Staff.”  These people are around to answer your Smoke Out questions.

About one out of three people that enter the bike show will win a prize, just for being in the show!  We are having a killer raffle to encourage YOU to let people see YOUR build.  Every year there were too many cool bikes in the parking lot that should be in the show.

June 17 and 18, 2016
12 noon to 11 pm Friday
10 am to 11 pm Saturday

Don’t forget to cast your vote for the Pro Chop Off winner!

Friday – June 17, 2016

12:00… Event Opens
1:00-5:00 – Register to ride in the Mini Bike races (at O’Malley’s Speed & Kustom –across from T-shirt sales – you must have a costume and official number to run)
1:00- Fowling begins – Football and Bowling combined (at the LED Sled vendor booth)
12:30-1:00 Grim Riders Stunt Team (dragstrip staging area)
1:15-3:00 Track open for 50’s style drag racing (dragstrip)
2:00-3:30 Mini Bike Practice Runs
3:15-4:00 Captain and Maybelle Sideshow (main stage)
4:30-6:15 Brent Lundy (main stage)
4:30-6:00 Drift Trike Racing
5:00-7:00 Track open for 50’s style drag racing (dragstrip)
5:30-7:00 Registration for the The HORSE Backstreet Choppers CHOPPA’ SHOW
(next to event T-shirt booth)
6:15-6:45 Grim Riders Stunt Team (dragstrip staging area)
7:00 – Welcome to the Event: Hammer, Englishman and Edge (main stage & free T-shirts)
7:15 – Rebel Son (main stage) www.rebel-son.com / 1st set
8:15 – Fire Show (in front of main stage)
8:25 – Wet T-shirt contest with Roadside Marty (1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50)
9:00 – Rebel Son (main stage) www.rebel-son.com
11:00- Event Closes for the night

Friday Night In the Campground – 12:00 midnight – “Sneaky Tree” – Spacey’s Band
Karaoke with Garage 71 (tent near the gate between the event and camping area)

Burn Outs must be done in the Burn Out Pit
Event T-shirts are available at the Smoke Out Information booth
(next to the main stage!)

Saturday – June 18, 2016

10 am… Event Opens
10:00-12:00 Amateur Chop-Off (bikes in front of main stage)
10:00-10:45 Captain and Maybelle Sideshow (mainstage)
11:00-2:00 Hard Knocks Custom Bikes (in the area next to the Pro Chop Off bikes)
11:00- Q&A with the Machine Gun Preacher (main stage)
10:30-1:00 Registration for The HORSE Backstreet Choppers CHOPPA’ SHOW (next to event T-shirt booth)
12:00- Anvil Toss contest with Hammer (in the center picnic area across from the stage)
12:30-1:00 Grim Riders Stunt Team (dragstrip staging area)
1:00-1:10 Nitro bike run!! Bobby Hoover Racing (dragstrip)
1:10-3:00 Track open for 50’s style drag racing (dragstrip)
1:00 – Painted Lady Contest emceed by Erin “RadioFox” Watson, begins with ladies being painted… mmmm. ($ 50 each to the top five women -in front of main stage)
1:00-2:30 – Register to ride in the Mini Bike races (at O’Malley’s Speed & Kustom – across from event T-shirt sales – you must have a costume and official number to run)
1:30 – Chili Pepper Eating and T-shirt Attire Contests (main stage) with Hammer
1:30-5:00 Bikes in place for bike show. (Bike must stay in place until 5:00 pm.)
2:30-3:30 Drift Trike Racing
2:15-2:30 Cheer for your favorite painted lady and award presentation.
2:30-3:00 The “Three Horseman” band lead by Englishman on the Axe
3:00–5:00 Heather Lutrell (main stage)
4:00-4:10 Nitro bike run!! Bobby Hoover Racing (dragstrip)
4:00-6:00 Track open for 50’s style drag racing (dragstrip)
5:00-6:00 Deadly Lo-Fi (main stage)
6:00-6:30 Grim Riders Stunt Team (dragstrip staging area)
6:00-8:00 Mini Bike Races
7:00-7:45 Captain and Maybelle Sideshow (main stage)
7:45 – Horse Girls (main stage) with Hammer, Englishman, Edge -present awards to bike show and Long Road riders
8:30 – Fire Show (in front main stage)
8:45 – Wet T-shirt contest with Roadside Marty (1st Place $200, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50)
9:15 – Preacher Stone (main stage)
11:00 Event is over.

Saturday Night In the Campground –
11:30 Costume Karaoke (tent near the gate between the event and camping area)
12:00 Old Man Noize (campground stage)

Hard Knocks Custom

We added a long over due bike category last year.  It is a show that you do not even have to enter and the prizes are awesome.

For years I have noticed a type of bike I really enjoy seeing at the Smoke Out but there has not been a way to recognize these bikes at the event.  It starts with a stock bike and you fix the initial things that have to be addressed.  So maybe you got a Sporty in 1999 and re-jetted the carb, replaced the air cleaner and pipes, put on a comfortable Mustang seat and called it a day.

This bike is just a reliable daily rider that keeps you moving while you build your dream-bike-rigid chopper.  Stuff gradually wears out as time, and clicks on the odometer, go by.  The bike keeps getting upgrades when stuff wears out.  You find some good used parts that are not exactly for the year and model you have but with some fabrication you make it work.  The bike goes down once and gets different tins.  After ten, fifteen or more years you look at the bike and realize a lot of the bike has been upgraded.  It is far from stock.  This bike has stories to tell.  It eventually gets some new paint or maybe a few engraved pieces.  It is a bike that has been customized through need.  Customized as a result of hard knocks.

We plan to recognize some Hard Knocks customs at the event this year.  Here is what we are looking for:

  • Minimum of 10 years old (50,000 miles)
  • A bike that has kept up with performance upgrades, engine, brakes, etc.
  • Personality
  • Some fabrication
  • Not so much a planned custom build, as much as an evolution

Obviously, this is a difficult “show” to judge.  The judge has to be very knowledgeable about what the original bike looked like, and the problems associated with specific models, by year.  We have brought in a hired gun, a verified expert.  Biker’s Choice is sending Bill Mullins.  Biker’s Choice has also stepped up with some great prizes including gift certificates for $ 300, $ 200 and $ 100 for anything you want from Biker’s Choice.  We would also like to shoot a Hard Knocks custom for a possible future article.

If you have a bike we might be interested in please park it in the area roped off next to the Professional Chop Off bikes on the event grounds on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm.  If Bill Mullins leaves a business card on your bike (regardless of where it is parked), please call him right away.

Thanks,
Edge

 

SO17-DVD

NEW DVD – “Charlie Horse Dialogue”
“Charlie Horse Dialogue” is our new HORSE documentary, which also includes some great Smoke Out 16 footage.

This DVD really came out well.  It is a fascinating glimpse, honest and candid, into the skulls of some select members of our culture.  It has great music.  It’s interesting.

It’s real and at the end you will actually know Bill Dodge, Roadside Marty, Hammer, Edge and Spacey better than their own mothers.

TICKETS @ THE EVENT

Smoke Out Event Ticket (no camping) at the gate:

  • Covers Fri and Sat – $40
  • Covers Sat only – $35

Smoke Out Event Ticket with Camping at the camping gate:

  • Covers Thurs, Fri, Sat – $85
  • Covers Fri and Sat – $80
  • Covers Sat – $60

MAP OF THE EVENT

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Upgrading Your Wristband 

The “event only” wristband can be upgraded to a “camping and event” wristband at the camping gate. The fee to upgrade depends on how many nights you will be in the camping area. If you upgrade on:

  • Upgrade “event only” wristband – Thursday the price is $ 45
  • Upgrade “event only” wristband – Friday the price is $ 40
  • Upgrade “event only” wristband – Saturday the price is $ 25

The upgrade allows you into the camping area for the remaining duration of the event.

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