GOWANDA - Gowanda Harley-Davidson Kustom Kruise-In IV will be held Saturday at Gowanda Harley-Davidson. Registration will be at 10 a.m., with voting from noon to 3 p.m., awards at 3 p.m. and a ride to the Dunkirk Pier starting at 3:15 p.m.
The Kustom Kruise-In began in 2009, and has grown every year, with more than 100 pre-85 American motorcycles and classic cars in attendance.
"The neat thing about our Kustom Kruise-In is the fact that it is free to be a part of on all levels," said Gowanda Harley-Davidson Marketing Manager Tim McKeever. "It's free for the vintage bike owners to show off their bikes. It's free for the Rat Rod, Street Rob, Bobber owners to display their cars. Plus, it's free for all to attend. Not to mention there's vendors on hand, and the vendors can attend for free as well!"
There will be live music by Buffalo Hall of Famer, "Bobby Lebel and His Damn Fine Rebels," food and drinks, and a Kustom Kruise-In ride after the show from GHD to the Dunkirk Pier.
"There are awards, both for cars and bikes, this year for Best Of (Overall), Best Upholstery, Best Paint, Most Rat, Most Original, Best Kustom, and even Best Dressed, as this is an event many come dressed to impress," McKeever said. "Ladies: pin-up dresses. Guys: pomade and garage shirts."
The focus is mainly on "pre-85" American motorcycles ("'Pre-85' is a date we have established that we feel allows a bike to be old enough to qualify for it being 'classic' or 'vintage,' according to McKeever) but all motorcycles and classic cars are welcome.
Pre-register a car or bike by calling 532-4584, or come to register on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
For Gowanda Harley-Davidson's 65th anniversary, there is a 65 Bike Giveaway contest going on - GHD is planning to give away 65 bikes for 65 years this September. More information can be found, including complete contest rules, at GowandaHarley.com.