Cool Bike Rides
2014 Springfield Motorcycle Show
Miss SMS 2014
Each of the last several years, we've been an exhibitor at the Springfield Motorcycle Show. 2014 proved to be a challenge, life gets in the way some times, so we decided to not exhibit and spent a few hours cruising the show instead.
What an amazing year it was. The crowd was fantastic and there were some great new vendors at the show. One of my personal favorites was the new Indian Motorcycle booth. The classic designs, eye popping colors, and the really friendly staff provided for a great exhibit and what I hope to be an awesome American made option! I'm looking forward to getting on one of these for a little test ride this spring.
This year's special guest was none other than Paul Sr. from Orange County Choppers. He was very gracious and fun to chat with for a couple of minutes. We were lucky when we arrived and were able to get right in to meet Paul. Most any other time we passed by his area, the wait had to run out close to an hour.
In addition, Southampton Harley Davidson sponsored the annual fashion show. This year the show included both male and female models, an adorable little girl, and a dog! Yes, they were even showing off the accessories for your dog!!! Watch the video below for some scenes from this event.
This year featured the second annual Miss Springfield Motorcycle Show. This is when any willing participant, females only of course, get to compete for the crown. This year's winner was none other than the lovely Jennifer Sequenzia from Connecticut. Jennifer is one of the Haymond Girls that you may have seen at the event. She also does some modeling and is actively involved in fund raising for various charities. One of her top causes are those that involve active and former military.
Other events included the biker build-off, the custom motorcycle competition, the tattoo contest, live bands, a live paint off with local painters and so much more!
Between Paul Sr., and the great exhibitors, and fun events, this year's show drew one heck of a crowd! At times, moving around proved to be a challenge. I haven't gotten actual numbers from Doug Sousa, the organizer of this awesome event, but I am willing to bet this is the largest crowd they've seen in years.
Below you will find a few pictures and a video of the show we've put together to give you a little taste of the event. If you were there on Saturday, you could be a star! If you didn't make it at all, be sure to check this out and make your plans for next year! It's a great way to spend a winter afternoon...
As always, ride safe!