ABATE Local 17 of Solano, Napa and Yolo is gearing up for its 24th annual Hot Rods and Harleys Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3, in conjunction with Iron Steed Harley-Davidson, 100 Auto Center Drive in Vacaville.
The show is a must for those who have a passion for custom motorcycles and also for those who love tricked-out and souped-up cars or trucks. There are 13 categories for motorcycles, and six categories for cars or trucks.
Admission is free. The event features live music from Blackwater Nor-Cal Country, a variety of food and merchandise vendors, and is a family-friendly day.
Nearly 3,000 people enjoy this event annually, which gives the motorcycling community a great opportunity to promote ABATE to the general public.
With judging for the car/truck and motorcycle entries, spectators and attendees can also participate by picking the People’s Choice awards.
For those interested, vendors and car/truck and motorcycle applications can be obtained by visiting the Iron Steed Harley Davidson website at www.ironsteedhd.com, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry fee is $20 prior to May 31 and $25 after May 31.
Over the years, the proceeds from the annual event have helped support various ABATE Local 17 local charities, as well as supporting our cause to keep our freedom of choice while enjoying our right to ride.
ABATE (American Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) is a not-for-profit, social membership-driven, tax-exempt California corporation dedicated to preserving motorcyclists’ freedom of choice and freedom of the road. Their main goal is to promote motorcycling, advance motorcycle safety on the roads of California and protect the rights of motorcyclists everywhere.
The main thrust of ABATE is to “Educate, Not Legislate.”
ABATE members believe in the education of all who are involved with motorcycling, including but not limited to, their own members, legislators, law enforcement officials and the general public.
Education topics include motorcycle safety and awareness, current laws that affect riders and pending legislation that could change the way we enjoy our freedoms.
ABATE also encourages their members to help with community charity events and always promote a positive image of motorcyclists.
For more information on ABATE of California Local 17, call 624-6310 or visit www.abate17.org.