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2008 Laughlin River Run Photo Gallery

Photos at 2008 Laughlin River Run. Laughlin River Run Reflections 2008.

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Brass knuckle hand controls - guaranteed to get the respect of the cagers.
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As the sun went down, the LEDs came on.
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You could spend an entire day on vendor's row and still not be able to check them all out.
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Instead of mirrors, Custom Cycle Control Systems devised a rearview camera system that made plenty of curious onlookers stop to check it out.
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Trisha and Kendall were serving up some of Tennessee's finest at the Jack Daniels' tent.
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One of the few guys I know that might have an even better job than me.
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The Purrfect Angelz are a high-energy dance troupe that has been featured in numerous videos and have done a long list of TV appearances.
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This Purrfect Angelz performer was the cat's meow.
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Honest officer, I've only had one beer. Of course, this guy's bottle was so big, it took almost a six-pack to fill it.
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My vote for hat of the night. Joe was obviously enjoying himself.
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I got a chance to rap with Phil McCormack, lead singer of Molly Hatchet.
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They may be old school, but Molly Hatchet can still deliver some hard charging Southern rock.
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First ass-less chaps, but now shorts too?
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This motorcycle had plenty of high end electronics, like Custom Cycles proprietary air ride suspension, electronically-adjustable foot controls and an onboard rearview camera system instead of mirrors.
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The crowd was rockin' at the free Molly Hatchet show.
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We came across this vintage-styled chopper at Chica's booth.
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No, it's not American Idol River Run style. She entertained the crowd while the girl got into their bathing suits.
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As soon as the first contestant came out, the crowd new that there was going to be some serious competition for Miss Hawaiian Tropic River Run.
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There was a good turnout for the Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest at the Aquarius.
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Similar to a beauty contest, each girl was asked to answer one question.
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Sometimes you just have to turn the other cheek.
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The winner of Miss Hawaiian Tropic River Run was Kristy Dennis from Reno, Nevada.
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I wonder if he got his horns after his wife kept calling him bullheaded.
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Laughlin is definitely one of the few rallies that is still primarily the domain of V-Twin powered motorcycles.
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Chica made the trip over from Huntington Beach with some of his creations.
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It'd be a tease to just show you the tank, so here's the rest of Chica's custom chopper.
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Clear wheels - what a concept.
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Valet parking for motorcycles? I don't know about you, but I ain't handin' my keys over to nobody I don't know.
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Leave it to Matt Hotch to put a modern spin on a cult classic.
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It was a V-Twin stampede into the old Western town of Oatman, AZ.
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There's a certain slant of light in the morning that is calming before the Run heats up again.
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Wanted - one ornery Motorcycle USA Editor, Dead or Alive. Sorry, no reward.
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The saloon girls in Kingman know how to show wayward cowboys a good time.
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Oatman is a scene straight out of the Wild Wild West.
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I kept looking for Jack Palance and the posse to ride in and clean up the town.
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Mike Toupin with Chopper Design Group out of La Habra, CA won third place at the River Run Custom Show.
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I could feel the history of historic Route 66 with every bump on the road.
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Saturday was the last big day, so vendor's row was elbow to elbow as everybody looked for a last minute bargain.
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The Best of Show came all the way from Granbury, TX to participate in the River Run.
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A 110 cubic inch S&S engine and sweet-looking MLB pipes were a winning combination for Michael Owens.
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Michael Owens stands with the Best of Show in hand and $2500 in his pocket after winning the Laughlin River Run Custom Show.
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It was husband vs. wife at the Teresi Dyno Drags.
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Second place in the Custom Show was a bike built by Arlen Ness.
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It's almost always bikini weather in Laughlin.
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2008 Laughlin River Run Video Icon
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Koichi Kojima and Zero Engineering have a bike featured in the 'Ironman' movie.
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Brother Jawbone and his company Nightrider Jewelry do awesome work. Good enough that I came close to dropping $350 bills for one of his Eternity Crosses.
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Girls from throughout the West came with hopes of becoming a Hawaiian Tropic model.
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The Colorado Belle was the starting point of the Poker Run and scene of the Custom Bike Show.
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Tan courtesy of San Diego sun. Curves courtesy of good genes.
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Chrome - a custom builder's best friend.
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Kingman, Arizona's Mother Road Harley-Davidson was a miniature Laughlin, with booths, vendors, food, and live entertainmant. They really went all out to be the first stop of the Poker Run.
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Hooch's was the antithesis of the Mother Road stop. If it weren't for this sign, I'd have ridden right by it and probably ended up lost in the desert.