Thunder Roads Magazine of Oklahoma/Arkansas November 2014 - Page 22

READERS’ RIDES BBBQ BATTLE OF THE BIKES WINNER BIKE SPECIFICATIONS: General Owner’s Name Scotty Robertson Builder Robertson Brothers Speed Shop Year 2005 Make Harley-Davidson Model Heritage Springer Frame Stretch 2” Shorter than Stock Engine Motor 88 c.u. Exhaust Covington Customs Transmision 5 Speed Stock Shifter Hurst Shifter from 1964 Ford Galaxy Finish Paint Paint Scotch Brite Scouring Pad and Hand Grinder Wheels, Tires & Brakes Front Size 18” Front Rear Size 21” Rear Type Southern Motorcycle Works Accessories Tins/Body Work Robertson Brothers Speed Shop Tank Modified Colt Foster (2” Cut Out) Bags One Metal Lunch Pale Coilover Cover Prince Albert Can & Zippo Lighter Headlight 1930 Carbide Blow Torch Controls Arlen Ness 22 Thunder Roads Magazine As the crowd cheered, whistled and screamed for their favorite bike in the 2014 BBBQ Stokes Air Battle of the Bikes sponsored by Nabholz Construction, the winner was not clear the first time through. With Earl the Pearl on the sound meter and Laramie on the microphone, egging on the crowd to cheer louder, I called out an additional surprise for the winner of the final round of the battle; the Cover Shot of the November issue! Suddenly, an already deafening cheer, became an uncontrollable roar as they proceeded on to declare whether the hot, bigwheeled, Indian Bagger or the unique, chopped and bobbed Harley-Davidson Springer would win the final round and take home the championship belt. And the winner is…..Scotty Robertson, aka “Memphis”, with the 2005 Harley-Davidson Springer! Mid-Saturday afternoon Dickson Street in full-tilt cruise mode with the gracious help of the Fayetteville police department, our photographer, Douglas Henderson, was able to very quickly capture (we were given 45 seconds) this beautiful cover photo of the winning bike on Dickson Street. We were honored to be able to shoot Scotty’s beautiful ride and him proudly displaying the belt. He was beaming as he held the belt in front of him saying, “this is my second Battle of the Bikes championship win and this belt will go to my second son as my first son has the other one.” Pride and humility were both standing right in front of me as I watched this father and bike builder pace and gaze at his coveted prize. It’s what winning an honorable bike show does to a man and we were happy to get to be a part of it. Check out the interesting and unusual Bike Specs. There are some real surprises and unique pieces to this bike that you may not notice right away. One of the crowd favorite particulars of the bike, was that the coil cover is the Zippo lighter which Scotty’s late