Archive for Saturday, March 29, 1997

MOTORCYCLE SHOW COMES TO LAWRENCE

March 29, 1997

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Wearing a black leather vest, Paulette Lentz stood near a line of heavily chromed and airbrushed Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The Ozawkie woman gestured to other highly decorated motorcycles on display Friday in Buildings 1 and 2 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

"We have pretty much all makes of bikes -- antique, custom, European and Asian," Lentz said.

Lentz is chairing this weekend's Bike Show sponsored by ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) of Kansas Inc.

The show began Friday afternoon at the fairgrounds. It runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Lentz said last year's show, held at Perry's American Legion Hall, drew 47 motorcycles out for display. She said ABATE moved the show to Lawrence to get more space.

As of Friday morning, 43 motorcycles had been registered for the show, including several children's bikes.

More motorcycle owners were coming in from eastern Kansas, including Edgerton, Topeka and Prairie Village, she said.

Visitors will be able to view the motorcycles and buy T-shirts and crafts, she said.

A drawing will be held for a door prize of a full set of leathers, which includes a leather jacket and motorcycle chaps, she said.

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