One biker won three trophies, and two took home two apiece at the June 17 Lone Wolf Bike Show in downtown Hannibal, Mo.

One biker won three trophies, and two took home two apiece at the June 17 Lone Wolf Bike Show in downtown Hannibal, Mo.

Motorcycles filled Hill Street at the the Y-Men's Pavilion for this third annual show, a benefit for the charities the club supports.

Jeff Huey of St. Peters, Mo., took home trophies for People's Choice, Tom and Becky's (Spencer Street and Ellie Locke) Choice and first place in Custom class with his 2009 Softtail Deluxe Harley-Davidson.

Huey was among several bikers from St. Peters. Jeff Arns won for traveling the farthest to attend. Huey later explained they live a few miles apart.

Another multiple winner was Kim Spangler of Hull, Ill., who won third place in both Custom and Bagger classes.

Bucky Gollaher of Hannibal won trophies for both his bikes, first place in the Bagger class for his orange 2016 Harley and second place in Custom for a chopper he made to honor his late grandmother, Kathy Lain.

Gollaher is proud of this bike, which he made from from a Honda, leaving only the factory motor and wheels. It has “a whole new frame and I built everything on the bike,” he said. After it was finished, he surprised his grandfather, Jimmy Lain, by giving it to him. “No one knew I was building it for him.” he added. The bike is seldom ridden and stays in his grandfather's bedroom.

As winner of $192 in the 50/50 drawing, David Ramthun of Palmyra, Mo., donated his winnings back to the club.

The winner of the Ugliest Bike contest, which the public chose, was David Nelson of Hannibal, who was pleased to take this award for the second year.

Winners of the classes, first through third place respectively, were:

Trikes – Shon Thompson of Hannibal, Jeff Atterberg of Warsaw, Ill., and Steve Gumble of Hannibal.

Custom – Jeff Huey, Bucky Gollaher and Kim Spangler.

Bagger – Bucky Gollaher, Mark Winn of Hannibal and Kim Spangler.

Cruiser – Teresa Winn of Hannibal, Frank White of Mexico, Mo., and Tammy Spurling of Hannibal.

Sport Bike – Cody Hess, Ryan Tarvydas and Rusty Larson, all of Hannibal.

The People's Choice contest was voted by everyone present, including the children. Brittany Barbee's three sons, Quinton, Ronnie and Mickie Shaw of Monroe City, made their choices, then some changed their minds. Quinton voted for the sport bike that won Ryan Tarvydas second place. Why this bike? “Because I want to ride it.” Ronnie and Mickie, chose one bike, then changed their minds and voted for another.

Cindy Benjamin, Lone Wolf treasurer/secretary, reported the show had 39 entries, considerably fewer than in 2016. She attributed this to the stormy weather forecast, although the skies remained dry, and a cool breeze was welcomed during the show. She said another competition was a big show in St. Louis the same day.

Benjamin explained this local show was her “baby” that she planned each year, and she was pleased to see how many people attended, even without entering the show. She appreciated the sponsorship of downtown merchants, who, “support us because we bring potential customers. We don't serve food, because I want people to go downtown and spend their money.”

She has contacted Hannibal city officials and hopes to have this Father's Day weekend event fill more of North Main Street in 2018, with the street closed form Center Street to near the end of North Main.

Benjamin noted some people have been in the bike show all three years although they are not members of the local club, including two of this year's winners: Kim Spangler and Rusty Larson.

She especially thanked club member Jack Bartlow II for making the signs for the show, listing the sponsors.

Tony Galluzzio, president and co-founder of the bike club, invited new members to attend the club meetings, whether bike owners or not. “We meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion hall every other Tuesday.” The next meeting is on June 27.

“We welcome all ages,” he said. “We have members from 94 to the youngest, 2 years old. We are family-oriented and community-minded and do a lot of charity work.”

Booths at the show gave people an introduction to other organizations and events. At the Christian Motorcyclists Association booth, members invited people to attend their meetings on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Logue's restaurant in Hannibal. They also invited everyone to come to Applebee's in Quincy, Ill., from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, for an “all you can eat” pancakes and bacon breakfast. Money raised will be donated to missions.

Another booth displayed a Harley-Davidson quilt made and donated by Debbie Smith of Keokuk, Iowa, who said she is already working on one for next year.

The quilt will be won in a raffle drawing on Sept. 23 at the Lone Wolf Bike Club's annual fish fry at the American Legion hall in Hannibal. Quilt raffle tickets are $5 or six for $20 and are available from members of the club. Proceeds will benefit the Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch.

See photo gallery for more photos of the bike show.

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