Sunday, April 15, 2012 (Memphis TN)—The 15th annual Mid-South Motorcycle Show was disappointing.
There were few vendors, few dealers, no test rides and no entertainment or stunt shows.
I don’t know how many folks attended on Saturday, but on Sunday, attendance was very thin. There were only a handful of motorcycles in the parking lot at any time.
The show was expanded this year to include custom/restored cars, and the couple dozen cars on display drew more attention than the bikes.
Most interesting to me were the bikes and tanks on display from O’s Custom Paints.
The nationally-known custom bike shop, located in Bartlett, had several eye-popping sample tanks and customer bikes on display.
I especially liked the “Taj Mahal” theme tank, with its Hindu theme. It’s one of O’s stock images that can be ordered.
I also liked a lovely with a tooled leather seat and copper copper-braided fuel and brake lines.
There was also a “Viper STR-10” bike with a Dodge Viper engine and a bright red paint job and matching helmet. The bike is owned by the owners of the Deli Mexicana in Germantown.
To view customer-owned bikes and O’s line of gorgeous stock tanks, visit the O’s Custom Paints website.
I hope next year’s show will bounce back, perhaps by adding more vendors for the custom car crowd.