Errington motorcycle shop hosting customer day

International Classic Motorcycles to showcase some sweet, sweet rides

International Classic Motorcycles wants riders to know just how much they appreciate them — and have a whole lot of fun doing it.

To this end, they’re holding a special Motorcycle Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday.

Owner Kevin Wilson is urging owners of any U.S. British, European or Japanese motorcycle to come by the shop at 994 Errington Road and register it between 10 and 11 a.m. The bikes, separated into three categories, will then be judged by anyone who would like to vote.

“We had three of these last year,” Wilson said. “They’re very popular. All the people attending, bike owners or public walking in off the streets, get to vote. It’s more on the basis of what the bike looks like, rather than the technical aspects of it. It’s more interesting to the public like that.”

With between 150 and 200 motorcycles expected to be entered, there will be no shortage of vehicular eye candy for the visiting public.

“We get a whole range of different bikes,” he said. “We get old Nortons, some really old Harleys. It’s quite an event. People really like it.”

The motorcycles will be entered into a classic motorcycle section for bikes made prior to 1980, for modern motorcycles built between 1980 to 2012 and a most unusual motorcycle section, with a $100 cash prize for each winner.

“The most unusual motorcycle is the really fun part,” Wilson said.

The voting starts as soon as all the motorcycles are entered and lined up in the three categories, with the ballot counting at 1 p.m.

“It’s not a big long holiday for the day,” Wilson said. “People start appearing at 9:30 a.m. but people can walk around the bikes, have a look and have a chinwag.”