Sport Touring Corner

Sport Touring Corner

Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show February 3, 2024 

Sport Touring Corner 
By Norm Kern 

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Things can get boring during winter so the Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show, held annually at the beginning of February at the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the perfect way to spend a cold Saturday.  

The show is organized by a dedicated crew from Cincinnati Cafe Racers (CCR), a Facebook group based in the Greater Cincinnati area which includes Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and South Eastern Indiana.  

They are fans of many different styles of motorcycles, with an emphasis on vintage and classic bikes, both stock and customized. Their membership is diverse, and they ride many different types of motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, and more – just about anything with two wheels.  

There were about sixty bikes in the show, entered in the Classic, Race, Pro Custom, and Garage Custom classes. The Garage Customs have always been my favorites, as the use of junk, mismatched parts, etc. demonstrates creativity and a sense of humor.  

Attendees voted on their favorites. Here are the People’s choice awards for 2024: 
First place: 1st Shane Richardson Tyler’s Army 1999 Kawasaki Concours ZG1000. This was my favorite bike of the show- I owned one of these bikes from 1987 to 2001 and this one is NOTHING like the one I had!

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Second place: Kenneth Eakins OCB 1980 HD FLH

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