Southern Wisconsin's Largest Motorcycle Show!!

There's a lot of information on this site. Please check out all the posts. They explain classes, location and other information in detail. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at


- Tim

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Recap of the 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show

The 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show is officially a success with over 120 motorcycles attending.

The day started out early in the morning with some rain, but by eight o’clock things started drying up and the sky turned blue for us.  Then it got warm and warm turned to HOT!  That’s alright because there were plenty of businesses that opened their doors with cold air conditioning and the grass in front of the Train Depot was shaded by those tall pine trees. 

We’d like to thank each and every one of you who decided to share their passion of motorcycles with our spectators and each other on Saturday.  The variety of motorcycles was again incredible. 

We were lucky enough to have found Ben Schumann and his wife Daria of Schumann Studio ( ) near Milwaukee to professionally photograph the entire motorcycle show this year.  If you would like an image of your motorcycle or of any of the motorcycles at the show, we will provide you with contact information.  Schumann Studio is offering 8 X 10’s professionally printed for $15 each.  Schumann Studio is donating $6 for every 8 X 10 and other sized printed images from the show to the Tobacco Day’s Motorcycle Show.  Purchasing an image of the show only benefits the local charities so look for contact information soon on this website.

Since the show has grown in size we are in need of more volunteers.  We need people the day of the show to help direct motorcycles to park, help sell raffle tickets and sell t-shirts.  We also need more dedicated people who can attend monthly meetings throughout the year to help plan next years show as well as knowledgeable people to judge motorcycles as well.  If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact me at to discuss.  Without our volunteers this show cannot happen each and every year.  

So……..the big question is “WHO WON?”  Since we started using a new judging system this year, it took us a little longer than last year to tally up each motorcycle’s score.  The new judging score sheets were on display at the Registration Table as well as the Judging Handbook that details what we look for in a motorcycle while judging.  So, we are sorry for the long wait for the trophy presentation, but we got it done and it was done accurately.  We will be adding 2nd and 3rd place trophies for all classes next year as well as announcing the winners and giving awards to the Youth Class!  The kids that showed up had some incredible machines and we appreciate them very much!!

We will have the Winners of each class posted to this site in a few days.  So stay tuned!!

A huge “thank you” to all that came out on Saturday.  Please check back on this website and our Facebook page for updates and images from this years show!!

- Tim

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Few Questions Answered.......and WE ARE READY FOR SATURDAY!!!!!

Received a few inquires and questions about the show over the last few days.  I’d like to address them here, publicly.

Q. “Do you have a swap meet?  I’ve got a bike I’d like to sell”

A. Sorry, but we do not have a swap meet……this year.  Although I’ve encouraged people to enter the bike(s) they want to sell into the bike show and put a “FOR SALE” sign on it with contact info.  It will cost you $10, but all in all if you sell it, that’s a heck of a deal!  Plus with that $10 you get free entrance into Racetrack Park for all the live entertainment, refreshments and food for the day/night!

Q. “How much for spectators to come down?”

A. FREE!!!  That’s right….totally free of charge and it’s safe for kids.  We just ask that you make sure your kids are beside you at all times as it’s easy for a youngster to get tangled up in a motorcycle.

Q. “Can I enter my new or newer motorcycle?”

A. Absolutely.  We have 30 different classes and several that accommodate new or newer motorcycles of all brands/types.  This show isn’t just about displaying old/vintage models, it’s also a great way for people to see what’s going on with new/newer motorcycles. 

Q.“My bike isn’t a show bike so I probably won’t enter it.”  -OR- “I don’t like showing my motorcycle because I don’t care about winning a trophy”

A.Sure we do judge and we do award a trophy per class, but this show is much more than that.  This is a way for spectators and show participants to see the greatest variety of motorcycles from all years and from all over the world in one spot.  So if your bike has some rust on it or it’s a daily rider, BRING IT DOWN!  You have no idea how many people get inspired by seeing a type/brand/model of motorcycle they’ve never seen before.  Not to mention some of us old guys like to see the motorcycles of our youth!

Q. “What time does the show start?”
A. The gates open up for registration at 6:30 a.m. and registration closes at 10:30 a.m. with judging starting at 11:30 a.m.

Q. “Is there a place to unload my bike from a trailer?”
A. Of course.  You can pull into the Train Depot parking lot near the show, unload and then park on the south side of the Edgerton Community Outreach building.  Once unloaded there is an opening in the fence your bike(s) can be safely rolled through and into the show.  We do ask that if you are unloading at the Train Depot, do so in a timely matter as others will need to unload as well.  Also, please do not start your bike and ride it through the opening in the fence……safety first.

Hopefully this clears up some questions we have encountered over the last few months.

T-shirts and trophies are all ready picked up and we have a great layout for the parking lot!  All we need is YOU and a few hundred motorcycles…….so common down to Edgerton on Saturday!!

Again, if you have questions, don’t hesitate in asking.

- Tim

Monday, July 11, 2011

Final Stretch......The Show Is Here This Saturday!

Here we are on the home stretch to the 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show!

Remember the show is this Saturday, July 16th in downtown Edgerton where highway 59 & highway 51 meet. You cannot miss the location….very easy to find.

Everything is in place for a great year and from all the pre-registrations, a lot of variety again. There are Triumphs, Hondas, Harley Davidson’s, Yamaha’s, Moto Guzzi’s, Suzuki’s, Maico’s, Husky’s, CZ’s and Bridgestone’s all represented so far.

Event t-shirts are all ready to go and our custom trophies are being picked up on Wednesday!

We will have plenty of cold ice water for everyone to stay cool and plenty of shade as well. All the local businesses downtown will be open and willing to share their air conditioning, fresh food and refreshments with you.

Raffle prizes have really stepped up this year with a great assortment of items (motorcycle tires, riding jackets, gloves, ton’s of cool t-shirts, Throttle Threads work shirts and plenty of gift certificates for all your favorite watering holes).

We welcome bikes transported on trailers as well. We have plenty of parking for trucks and trailers!!

Judges are meeting tonight for a meeting to go over specifics. We have created judging sheets this year as well as a handbook that anyone can look at to better understand our new judging criteria. All of which will be on display at registration at the show.

Remember, after the show we will all be riding out to Racetrack Park on the west side of Edgerton to enjoy live music, food and beverages through midnight. All registered participants in the motorcycle show receive free admission into Racetrack for Saturday as well!

Can’t wait to see everyone and all those great bikes pulling in on Saturday morning. Gates and registration opens at 6:30 a.m.!

We have a special surprise for everyone this year. Ben Schumann from Schumann Studio will be onsite for the entire length of the event taking high quality and professional pictures…..stop by and see Ben to purchase an image of your bike at the show! Ben specializes in taking images of motorcycles and motorcycle racing! We are very excited to have him this year.

If you have any questions or comments, send me an email at:

Thanks again,

- Tim

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ryan S- Worlds Fastest Wheelie On Ice!!!

Just a sneak preview of who will be at the 2011 Tobacco Day’s Motorcycle Show in just under two weeks.

We have Ryan S of the Vertical Mischief Motorcycle Stunt Crew, holder of the world record for fastest ice wheelie.  Just this year Ryan went over 95 MPH on one wheel on Lake Koshkonong aboard his Kawasaki sport bike. Ryan performs his stunt shows all over the world and we are very happy to have him coming down with one of his highly modified stunt bikes.  He will be signing autographs and will be more than happy to speak with anyone with questions. 

Ryan S faced adversity in October of 2007 when while returning home from his day job at the Department of Natural Resources, he rounded a blind corner only to find a van in his lane.  His head went through the windshield of the van and he suffered several skull fractures and bleeding of the brain.  He also lost his left leg from the knee down.  Ryan spent many months in the hospital recovering from trauma head to toe even though he was wearing a helmet and full protective gear.  In under a year since his accident in 2008, Ryan was back on his stunt bike with a prosthetic leg from Prosthetic Laboratories in Madison Wisconsin.    He has since come back with a vengeance performing all over the world!

Come out to the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show on Saturday July 16th and meet Ryan S from Vertical Mischeif!!!  

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

18 Days & Counting!

Just a reminder that there are only 18 days left until the 2011 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show (Saturday July 16th)!

Please keep those pre-registrations coming in!  Remember it’s only $7 prior to the show or $10 to register at the show.

We have collected some great raffle prizes as well as selling raffle tickets for the V-8 gas grill……that’s right a V-8 gas grill complete with headers, air cleaner, spark plug wires and distributor!  We will be selling tickets the day of the show for the grill as it will be on display as well.

Just a reminder as well, this years Motorcycle Show is located right downtown in our own huge parking lot.  We have some unique and great looking ways of dressing a parking lot out so NOBODY can miss it! 

Again, if anyone has any questions or comments please email us at:

We are open to suggestions!

Thanks again to our sponsors (check out some of the areas finest businesses to the left) and hope to see you all in 18 days!

- Tim

Monday, June 13, 2011

Burn's Full Service.....and MORE!!!

Did you know that there is still such a thing as a “Full Service” gas station?  Not only is there still a true Full Service gas station, but we are lucky enough to have one right here in Edgerton Wisconsin.  Burns Full Service Gas & Repair is located at 318 South Main St (Hwy 51).  Casey Burns has continued on the tradition set by the Walker family more than 50 years ago: full service fuel, automotive and light truck repair, sales and service of outdoor power equipment….all with a smile and a “thank you”. 

Burns Full Service pumps only the highest quality fuel around.  They have 87 & 89 octane with the minimum ethanol added as well as a 91 octane with zero ethanol added.  Burn’s 91 octane is the only fuel I use in my vintage motorcycles as well as my ice racing motorcycle.  Tank after tank full without any issues, running through all kinds of weather really is what good gasoline is about.  Burns also offers a great selection of diesel located on the end of the building so all sizes of trucks have plenty of room to fill up. \

Burns Full Service offers full service and repair for all your lawn equipment.  Including chain saws, push lawnmowers, riding lawnmowers, weed trimmers, blowers and of course snow blowers.  They are a Dixon lawnmower and Husqvarna power equipment dealer/repair center.  Don’t have Dixon or Husqvarna branded equipment?  No problem, they have several sources for parts and can repair just about anything. 

Next time you are in need of some quality fuel at competitive prices or need your car/truck/mower/chainsaw/snow blower/trimmer repaired, stop by and see Casey and the guys at Burns Full Service in Edgerton Wisconsin. 

We would like to thank Burns Full Service for also supporting their community by being a sponsor of the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show yet again this year. 

Contact Info

Address: 318 South Main Street, Edgerton, WI 53534-2030
Telephone: (608) 884-6111

Thursday, June 2, 2011

CycleTech- Fixing It Right!

Not all of us are lucky enough to have been blessed with the mechanical skills needed to maintain and fix a motorcycle properly.  So when the question arises from others, “What shops do I trust in the Edgerton/Milton/Janesville area to work on any one of my bikes?” its CycleTech just outside of Milton Wisconsin.  CycleTech is a small, one man motorcycle repair shop you can trust to properly maintain and repair your motorcycles.  CycleTech does not sell motorcycles, just maintains and repairs them. 

Mike at CycleTech has been repairing and diagnosing motorcycles for over 25 years!  He is factory trained in several brands and has the experience to work on almost any motorcycle.  The great thing about CycleTech is that you get personal service and advise you can trust.  Mike’s not in business for a quick buck, but instead to build relationships with his customers that have spanned many years.  CycleTech’s pricing is very fair and Mike is a stickler for details that many others may overlook.  Need a tire changed?  Need carburetors rebuilt?  Got an electrical problem that you can’t trace or even a “strange” noise somewhere on your bike?  Give Mike a call and set up a time to drop your bike off and let a real professional diagnose it and repair it.           

Need parts, accessories or motorcycle apparel?  CycleTech has you covered there to.  With full access and next day delivery on all Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Thor, Moose, Icon, Z1R, Alpinestars, Arctiva and all the other great brands.  CycleTech stocks most essential oil change supplies (filter & oil) as well as spark plugs, chemicals, grips and tires.  Tires are just one of the services that Mike offers his customers.  Ever go online to search for the best price on tires?  Next time try giving Mike at CycleTech a call and get a price from him.  Nine times out of ten his pricing is inline with those internet sources.  Plus, you pay no shipping and your parts are available same or next day in most cases.  Not to mention, you have a professional looking up what you need so there’s never a question if you are ordering the correct part.

Mike’s not only a professional mechanic and business owner, he’s also an enthusiast.  He has done his share of road racing and rides on the street on a regular basis.  CycleTech was one of our first sponsors for the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show for our first year.  We appreciate their continued support in not only our local community, but also in the motorcycle community as well.   

Give CycleTech a call today!

Phone: 608-868-5445 
Address: 8108 N Pine Rd Milton WI 53563

Friday, May 27, 2011

Heathers Rockdale Bar & Grill- Worth It!!

We’ve all been riding down a little country road, going through towns that if you blink or sneeze you’ve missed the entire downtown.  That explains Rockdale Wisconsin, just don’t sneeze or blink when going through it because you don’t want to miss Heathers Bar & Grill.  As a sponsor of the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show, not only does Heather and crew have cold drinks, great food and music, but they also support motorcycles and our many great causes!  There’s never been a time when I’ve ridden past Heathers in Rockdale and its above sixty degrees that there hasn’t been at least one motorcycle in the parking lot. 

Heather’s is located right in the middle of Rockdale Wisconsin on Hwy B just a couple miles south of Cambridge.  The great, friendly service makes for an enjoyable stop.  They have live entertainment every weekend with a huge outdoor deck, dart boards, pool tables and plenty of cold beverages ready to be served.  Not into alcohol, no problem because Heathers has Sprecher’s Root Beer on TAP!  Try their famous Rockdale Burger too!   

Heather’s has daily food specials for every day of the week, check them out:

-          Monday: Mexican (Could be a taco bar or enchiladas)
-          Tuesday: “All You Can Eat Wings” from 5-9 pm
-          Wednesday: Authentic Gyro’s All Day Long
-          Thursday: 2 for 1 Drinks 6-10 pm & BBQ Rib Dinner from 5-9 pm
-          Friday: Good Old Fashioned Fish Fry
-          Saturday & Sunday: Build Your Own Bloody Mary- Just The Way You Like It

So you see Heathers really has it all.  Cold drinks, great food, awesome service, a huge outdoor deck and folks that like motorcycles…..can’t get much better can it?  Yes it can, free peanuts and throw those shells on the floor!

Common out to Heathers Bar & Grill in Rockdale Wisconsin and give them a try…….you won’t be disappointed! 


Monday- Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Contact Info:


Catch them on FaceBook as well for daily updates

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mario's Pizza......Welcome Aboard!

We would like to welcome Mario’s and thank them for becoming our newest sponsor.

For over 25 years Mario’s Pizza has served up and delivered Edgerton with great tasting pizza, sandwiches and other appetizers…..all with great service! 

Mario’s is located in downtown Edgerton at 210 W. Fulton St.  They have a full menu with pizza freshly made to order with just about every topping combination you can think of.  Pick your crust, regular, thin or the monster “stuffed pizza”.  The Stuffed Pizza is a regular pizza that is got a ton of toppings on it and then they put another layer of crust over it all, cover it in cheese and put it in the oven.  You are not eating all of that by yourself.  Don’t forget to get an order of Cheese Bread!!  Mario’s has a full service dining room that can accommodate families as well as individuals.  Working on your bike at night and starving but not feeling like cooking?  No worries, call Mario’s and let them know what you want and where you want it delivered (if you question whether or not they deliver to garages, don’t…..because they do!)

People come from all over the world to try and enjoy a Mario’s pizza.  With great tasting food, great service and a long term family owned business… can’t go wrong.        

Give them a call at 608-884-9488 for delivery or take out.  You can always stop in to dine as well!    

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Team Triumph Open House- Saturday May 21st!!

Team Triumph is on of Wisconsin’s oldest Triumph only dealers and has made a reputation of happy customers over the years.  Service is a priority with these folks.  

We also appreciate their support of the Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show as an official sponsor.

Come out and help them celebrate their 12th Annual Spring Open House (Always the third Saturday in May).  Team Triumph puts on one of the best parties by offering Demo Rides, a REAL pig roast & other food, refreshments, a diverse antique & classic bike show, burn out pit, live music featuring the band EXMOOR and sales all throughout on select gear and clothing. 

The after hours party (bring your own tent/beer/wine/liquor/whatever) is a great time as well.

Team Triumph always has a great selection of in stock new and previously used Triumphs including the much anticipated Tiger 800!

Don’t have a Triumph?  Doesn’t matter, ride what you have.  This event is not to be missed. 

See you there!

Please visit them online at:

Also, here’s their contact info (address, phone #, hours & directions):

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Marines Vigil & Vet's Roll- Giving To Those Who Need Us

It's a powerful demonstration of mutual courage and respect for sacrifices that have been made by many generations.  The Rolling Thunder Ride has had a very unique and great way of bringing awareness forward for the great men and woman who serve in our military.

One of the many great charities we raise money for is Vets Roll.  This great organization based out of Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois provides transportation, lodging, food and specialized care for our aging WWII and Korean War Veterans.  Those Veterans are transported with great care and respect to see their memorials in Washington DC. 

Please visit the below link for more information:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New way to print flyers

Previously in order to print the flyer you had to go to a hosting site and sign in.  We've changed that to make it easier for anyone to print out the flyer!  See the post below, or look to the right of the page to try it out!  Thanks
To print the flyer, Click the picture above, then go to File, Then print preview.  Make sure it is re-sized accordingly, then print!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kutter Harley Davidson Open House: Saturday May 14th 9-5!!!

Come join Kutter Harley Davidson this Saturday May 14th for their annual Open House.  Kutter has been the Harley Davidson dealer in the area for literally decades.  Don't forget all the great things Kutter has done over the years in their community including supporting local events and holding the very successful MDA Tub Run!

If you are interested in buying a new Harley Davidson, trading one in or if you are just interested in some new chrome or accessories for your current Harley Davidson, Kutter is your dealer.  They have a great service department and offer all the great looking clothing to keep you in style and safe throughout the year.

They are a great supporter and sponsor of the Tobacco Day's Motorcycle Show as well.

Here's the link to their Open House flyer:
Kutter Open House Flyer

Also, please visit their website:

Click on the banner above to see their contact info for both Janesville and Monroe locations.

Hope to see you out there!

- Tim

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Barrymore Theater This Saturday- "On Any Sunday" & Crud Run Sunday

Planning on riding up to the Barrymore Theater this Saturday (April 30th) for a viewing of the iconic movie that got a lot of us into riding bikes, "On Any Sunday".  Movie starts at 7:00 with tickets $8 in advance and $10 the day of.  There will be motorcycle only parking as well!!  Can't wait!

Then on Sunday is the now famous spring version of the Slimey Crud Run.  If you like old bikes or just motorcycles in general, this is now the place to be in the Spring and Fall in Wisconsin.  Get that old bike out of storage and join all of us!
Check out their website for all the info.

Barrymore show info:

Slimey Crud Run "Unofficial" website:

** For those who don't know....the image includes three of the greatest of all time.  (Left to Right) Legendary 1969 GNC Mert Lawwil, talented rider and supporter of motorcyclist rights Malcolm Smith and movie star/rider Steve McQueen. **

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's March!!!!

Well here it is, almost April (with snow falling here in Tobacco City USA as I type). 

We only have a few months left before the 2nd Annual Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show.

The new show flier will be posted in a few days.  Just have to check with the other volunteers to make sure my grammar is up to par this year.....rookie mistake last year.

Anyways, add us to your "Favorites" and check every week for updates!

New classes this year.....stay tuned for details!

- WT

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show Pics

Below are some images from the first annual Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show.  We promise to take more next many little time!

2010 Winners and Recap

What a great day we had for the first annual Tobacco Days Motorcycle Show!  It was a little warm with temperatures peaking out in the 90's, but we had plenty of free ice cold water thanks to our local Kwik Trip.

We would personally like to thank everyone that entered a bike in the show, those that attended and a special thanks to the Tobacco Days Car & Truck Show for giving us a chance.  With bikes ranging in age from 1946 to 2008 and bikes from literally all over the world, everyone had a great selection to gaze at.  Have to admit, judging was no easy task.

Below are the official winners:

Winner Bike City
Bob Kettleson 1979 Harley Davidson FLH Edgerton
Luci Chwala 2004 Harley Davidson XLC Edgerton
Ray Wescott 2007 Harley Davidson FLHTP Edgerton
Calvin Johnson 1994 Harley Davidson FLHTC Hollandale
Larry Van Horn 1946 Indian Chief Roadmaster Monroe
SSG Tim Allen 2008 Triumph Rocket III Janesville 
Carl Wucherpfennig 1967 BSA Royal Star Johnson Creek
David Millar 1962 Triumph Thunderbird Bathtub Edgerton
Elise Curio 1999 Ducati 748 Verona
Dean Ellison 1981 CZ Dirtbike Janesville 
Dean Ellison 1980 Maico AW Janesville 
Mike Ackermann 2001 Moto Guzzi California Special West Allis 
BJ Bullion 1982 Kawasaki KZ1000J Edgerton
Nick Lowe 2003 Kawasaki Z1000 Edgerton
Mike Zimmerman 1985 Honda CR500 Hill Climber Edgerton
Jeff Stuart 1945 Harley Davidson Trike "Harley From Hell" Fort Atkinson
Don Johnson 1977 Yamaha YZ250 Edgerton
Larry Van Horn 1946 Indian Chief Roadmaster Monroe

The Bob Huber Long Distance Rider award went to Mr Jim McGee that rode his 2002 Heritage Softail all the way from Austin Minnesota, right around 300 miles.  We feel honored that not only did Jim ride all that distance for our show, but also knew Bob Huber.

Finally the Bill Collins Best of Show award went to a gentleman that rode his beautiful 1946 Indian Chief Roadmaster from Monroe Wisconsin, Mr Larry Van Horn.  Larry came riding in complete with leather helmet and goggles.  He needed no help in kicking that old Chief over either!  Thank you Larry for sharing your special bike with us and we hope to see you back again in 2011.

We had a total of 48 registered motorcycles and 10 registered youth machines, not bad for the first year.  All the bikes were well done and it was a shame that they all couldn't win an award.  Between the Honda 250 Rebel chop, all the great looking BSA & Triumph's, vintage Maico, CZ & Yamaha YZ dirt bikes, the purpose built CR500 hill climber, three Moto Guzzi's, Japanese sport bikes & cruisers, Harley Davidson Shovelheads, Evo's and even a few Twin Cam's, Ural hack rig that showed up.......there were no complaints in diversity of motorcycles.  To see all of these right here in downtown Edgerton Wisconsin was amazing to say the least.

Dick Werner was so kind to bring down a museum quality informational and pictorial display of pre-1915 motorcycles made right here in Wisconsin.  Thanks again Dick and hope to see you back in 2011......there will always be room for you!

We had many compliments on the t-shirts that Chris Horvath from Pro Image Graphix designed for us.  They must have been good, they were sold out the day of the event!!  Much appreciated Chris!

Thanks to Tyson Trunkhill from True Engineering in Edgerton for donating custom made kickstand plates keeping all those bikes downtown from sinking into the asphalt on that hot day.  Their kickstand plates were used all weekend out at Racetrack Park as well!

Jason and Matt from American Cafe deserve a huge thanks as well!  It was great to have them giving two free screenings of their film during the show.  We would like to thank the Masonic Temple in Edgerton for giving American Cafe the perfect room for the free screening!! 

In recap, without all of our volunteers that donated their precious time this show couldn't have been a success.  We are looking for more volunteers and judges for 2011.  Sent me an email if you are interested.

Finally.....a HUGE thanks goes out to our official sponsors.  Please look to your left and support those businesses.  They helped make this happen as much as anyone.

Please stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks for the 2011 show dates, details and flyers.

Have a healthy and happy New Year!

- Tim  Roenneburg