By Stacy McCleary
Photos by Stacy’s Nephew Craig
Early Saturday morning of July 6th, I was loading two bikes in my 6’X10’ cargo trailer to go over to Hollister for a bike show. Less than a mile from my house the trailer came off the hitch, and the safety chains were the only thing holding the trailer to my truck. The tongue of the trailer ended up under the truck. It took two floor jacks. (My wife had to load the large floor jack in her Tahoe and bring it to me and unload it, since my shoulder was in a sling. She added this to the story!) It took some muscle from both of us to get the trailer out from under the truck. The lesson learned here for me was to slow down and make sure the trailer was attached to my truck properly. Even though it was a wild ride the two bikes were unharmed.
The show was held at Corbin, and was presented by Mondo of Denver’s Choppers and Chicano Yank. Mike Corbin is a legend in the motorcycle industry. He has been in business for over fifty years. And is still going strong. This one day Open House Party was a huge success.
There were dozens of vendors on the property with everything you needed to ride a motorcycle. I don’t know how many bikes rode over, but I can safely say there were several hundred, maybe a thousand.
There was live music playing on stage most of the day. Several different food vendors were on hand to keep your stomach happy. If you couldn’t find the type of food that you were looking for outside, all you had to do was go in the Wizard Restaurant right there at Corbin. No excuse if you left this event hungry!
Now let’s talk about the bike show. There were some really nice bikes for everyone to look at. Not everyone is going to build a bike and put it in a show. The majority of people ride their bikes to events like this. It’s all about getting on your scoot and enjoying the fresh air and freedom. But, the bike show is always a big deal at these bike events. Everyone loves to look at all the different show bikes. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
This Corbin Bike Show was a special event for me personally. For the last six months or so I’ve been building a chopper with a ‘75 shovelhead motor. The night before the show I was in my garage finishing up the bike. On Saturday morning at the Corbin Show I gathered up some of my friends and I gave this new chopper to our son, Brian. He was overwhelmed. This new Stacy’s Garage shovelhead chopper now lives in Sparks, Nevada, at his house.
Ride Safe & God Bless Stacy’s Garage
Editor’s Note: Stacy is too modest to mention that he was invited to the bike show to be a guest judge. (However he did not participate in judging his shovelhead bike build which won the New School Bobber Class.)
Denver’s Choppers/Mondo Porras Bike Show at Corbin 2019
Results as supplied by show organizers: Visionary Award to Sonny Barger
Best In Show Ted Garcia
Best Survivor Brett Hatt
Best Vintage Brett Hatt
Best Electric Shea Nyquist
Best Paint Ted Garcia
Best Foreign Gerald Casey
Best Racer Pham
Best Beater Gerald Fulton
Best Radical Aaron Green
Best Old Sch. Bobber Rick Najera
Best New Sch. Bobber Brian McCleary
Best Old Sch. Chopper Billy Alexander
Best New Sch. Chopper Vince Wells
Softail 1st Place Grant & Denise Davis
Softail 2nd Place Riccardo
Road King 1st Place Jose Fausto
Road King 2nd Place Manny Martinez
Touring Class 1st Place Victor Maspusao
Touring Class 2nd Place Johnny
Bagger 1st Place Grant & Denise Davis
Bagger 2nd Place Antonio Zuniga
Old School 1st Place Mike Scaggs
Old School 2nd Place Mike Scaggs