Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-June - Page 26

25th Anniversary By John Thomas TJ’s Bar & Grill in Pevely, MO celebrated 25 years of good times, great food and cold drinks May 5th and 6th. Their Anniversary Party was sponsored by Jireh Cycles and Sysco. I was there on the 5th to cover the action for Thunder Roads Magazine. After meeting Terry and his wife Sue it was immediately apparent why they have lasted 25 years and still going strong. What super nice hard working people they are and they know how to throw a party. We could not have had better weather and what a great turnout. The Bud Girls and KHSE-95 were both there handing out some freebies and having fun with the folks. KSHE’s Jenga game was a big hit and a shot at winning a T-shirt. If you haven’t heard Pat Liston (Mama’s Pride) perform in a while, he still has what it takes to entertain the crowd. The Top Gun bike show had a nice variety of bikes in the lineup including a tricked out trike. We have to thank all that participated and coming up with the top three was not easy. Third place went to Putt and her awesome ’64 Panhead Hardtail. The obvious hard work that went in to making this bike what it is, that it was spotlessly clean and clearly ridden daily just shows the devotion that is poured into this bike regularly. Second place went to Ba- gel and his ’73 Shovelhead Bagger. What impressed us most about this bike … untouched pure stock since ’73 and looks perfect. That doesn’t happen by accident. First place went to Kevin and his full custom pro street, an ab- solutely stunning bike. Then we had 7 year old Jacxxon and his ¼ midget taking honorable mention. Props to Putt for donating her trophy to Jacxxon. He’ll remember this day the rest of his life. Terry and Sue send out a huge thank you to all the guests that attended and made this their largest weekend event ever. Thunder Roads Magazine 24 Thunder Roads Magazine 25