Big guys on little bikes fan favorite at car show

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2003

The Soldotna Racing Lions again this year will sponsor its ever-popular car show and people's choice awards during the annual Progress Days celebration.

According to the Lions' Wendy Hudson, the show will again feature the best in motorsports the peninsula has to offer.

"(The Racing Lions) will host the third annual car and bike show this year," Hudson said. "And all the cars will go through the parade."

Following the parade, the cars and motorcycles will park along West Park Avenue for the show, where a people's choice contest will be held to determine which of the vehicles are the most appealing to spectators.

In addition to street and racing cars, Hudson said this year's show also will feature the "adult 50's," or, small bikes being ridden by large people. She said that event should again this year be a fan favorite, both for the appeal of the bikes, as well as the comic aspect of seeing the unusual event.

"It's really big guys on really little bikes," Hudson said. "That's getting really popular."

Hudson said she's been pleased with the continued growth and progress of the Lions' annual event, which seems to gain popularity with each successive Progress Days event.

She credited the people's choice contest as helping to draw spectators into the event and create an atmosphere of friendly competition and camaraderie at the show.

"Every year it just seems to grow," she said.

Besides the car show, Hudson said this year the Lions will run a booth at the after-parade festivities in support of organ and tissue donation. She said people will be able to sign on to the statewide organ and tissue donor database.

The car show will begin at 9 a.m., when the regular parade line-up gets underway. Once the parade is over, the cars will park along West Park Avenue. Judging for the people's choice awards will begin immediately following the parade, with awards for the most popular vehicles being handed out Sunday at the Soldotna Creek Celebration.

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