IF YOU GO
• What: Great American Motorcycle Show
• When: 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
• Where: North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross
• Cost: $7 to $25
• For more information: Visit www.northatlantatradecenter.com
NORCROSS -- Attention all riders on two wheels: Your weekend is here.
Friday through Sunday, the North Atlanta Trade Center is going to be full of bikes, cruisers, sport bikes, choppers, trikes and more at the Great American Motorcycle Show.
During the three-day event, attendees have a chance to talk to bike builders, listen to music, watch competitions (like the Steven Murrin Bike Competition) and look at all things motorcycle.
On Saturday, another type of competition will ensue. Full Throttle Magazine hosts a bikini contest, and is looking for models to compete in two rounds: Foxy Biker Wear and Bikinis. At 6 p.m., women will model for judges and the top three models win prizes. The one who takes the top prize wins $500 and a spread in the March issue of Full Throttle.
Besides roaring engines and bikini beauties, there will be Southern rock throughout the weekend. J.B. Walker and Keren Leppo perform on attorney Chuck Watwood's LawBike.com stage.
For all of the gear heads out there, vendors will be scattered throughout the 100,000-square-foot facility selling everything under the sun -- detail products, patches and sewers, riding glasses, helmets, resorts, seat cushions, accessories, custom chrome and paint, insurance, jewelry, cold weather wear, gloves, wheels, tires, boots, security, seats and apparel, just to name a few things. FastLights LEDs will be installing LEDs on site.
Several businesses are at the event, including Killer Creek Harley-Davidson presenting a Fit Shop and Tech Talk, Historic Moto Gran Prix's bike display, custom motorcycles from Rusty Nuts Originals, Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Association vintage bike display, a live snake show with Snake Master Steve Scruggs, which is presented by Steelhorse Law, rag dolls, hot rods and beer garden from Grease Inc. Magazine, restorations and customizations by Campbells Customs, and W.T. "Roadblock" Harrell is signing books.
Check out military motorcycles from around the world from the Blue Moon Cycle Collection. These veteran vehicles served in WWII through Desert Storm.
Active duty, active reserve and retired military receive $1 off one adult admission with a valid military ID.
There are secure bike corrals to park in at the event.