We we’re back at the Hampshire Hotel for our Bike & Tattoo Show and the day was glorious..
Plenty of bikes turned up to compete in the four categories – bike bikes, learner legal, best dressed and rat bike. There was also the people’s choice award. Jay and a couple of the SMW boys had been asked to judge so they put their head together and came up with the following awards. KT won Bike Bike. Karen Magick won Learner Legal. Linda & Precious won Best Dressed and also carried off the People’s Choice award.
After we handed out the bike awards, brilliantly created by Jenny, and also a small token to Jay and the boys for their support it was time to head back into the lane for the coin toss and the infamous wet t-shirt competition. Fran from Mardi Gras was the judge and we even had two boys in the line up (one being Paul, the co-chair for Mardi Gras).
We had a raffle were the first prize was a double pass to the Mardi Gras Party and the runner up prizes of 3 double passes to Women Say Something. Although Steph Sands twice won the tickets she had just donated the final winners were Junior, Bad Jill, Hats and Lynnie. The raffle was drawn by current and past presidents of the club.
While the tops getting ripped off out back the music was getting pumped up inside with our DJ Kelly Chrome playing some great tracks from early in the afternoon through to early in the morning. It was a fantastic set that had people singing along and dancing all over the place.
We came inside for the Tattoo section and some great drag acts. Antonio Mantonio knocked over a couple of number in a very revealing pair of pants and had everyone rocking along in the choruses. Neddy Mercury showed her Bad Habits about her Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Rusty Gate went all country and had a couple of girls show them to him. Lady V from Venomous Ink judged the tattoo comp and was a hard act to beat. There were some fantastic tatts and again some brilliant awards created by Jenny. The big award of the night was the best overall tattoo which was the inaugural trophy donated by Lady V and won by Angie Scerri.
We ended the evening with some old videos to remind us what we used to look like.
It was a great day and a big thanks to everyone who donated their time and who came along to make it such a great day.