Every year the good folks at Ray Price Harley-Davidson host a series of events where they raise money for charities. This is the 1st one of the year where 12 cookers competed with their best Boston Butt. (One cooker came all the way from W. Virginia!) 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners were awarded monetary wins. The family-friendly event charged $5 per person to get in to the all-you-can-eat event. Not a bad deal at all for that price, plus the money raised went to great charity. -A total of $2, 810 to be precise. By the way, there was no alcohol sold at this event. That's as family friendly as it gets I'd say.
One of my co-judges was land speed racer Jody Perewitz (Pictured above in center). This Massachussetts native is known as the fastest woman on an American V-Twin motorcycle (that's a 2 -cylinder engine ya'll. I had to look that up). She set the record for riding at over 200 miles per hour.
Fun fact:She and her dad Dave Perewitz, have a shop in Halifax, MA, where she custom paints motorcycles.
Stunt rider Christina Billings was also at the event. She put on 2 shows doing some riding that had me on pins & needles at times. She made it look super easy though.
Fun fact: Up until 5 years ago, she was a happy farm girl who never even thought about riding a motorcycle. A challenge from a friend got her to try it and now she's a stunt rider. It's good to be open-minded.
So let's get to the eats! The 12 samples of the Boston Butt I judged were all really good. There were obviously some that stood out. Judging was based on appearance, tenderness and taste. I don't even know if the ones I scored the highest actually won as it was a blind-tasting. Kept us honest!
This was hard y'all.......... No it wasn't. It was a lot of fun and my gut hurt after since I ate sooooo much. Hard part is saying no to good eats and then having the equally "hard" job of judging it. Haha!
Got some pics taken with these awesome ladies. Pictured on left: Mrs. Jean Price. Yup, theeee Mrs. Price. Top right: Stunt rider Christina Billings, Bottom right: Land speed racer, AKA: Fastest woman on 2 wheels, Jody Perewitz
There was also a Ladies Only Bike Show. I saw some super cool designs and special touches on these beautiful machines. Even if you're not a rider like me, you would appreciate seeing these beauties. Although now.... I'm thinking riding a bike seems like fun and maybe I'll take a test ride sometime. I didn't get pics of the winning bikes but here are a few that I really liked and also a list of the winners.
Ladies Only Bike Show Winners: 1st Place & Best Paint - Gretchen Sutton's Sportster 2nd Place - Zoe Rayshell's Softail Slim 3rd Place - Jonni Meek's Dyna FXD
Above is stunt rider Christina Billings doing her 2nd show of the day.
Above are some the vendors on hand at the event: Will & Pop's food truck, Sweet Willie's Sauce, Larry's Coffee & Wordsky Designs.
The next 2 cook-offs are listed below. I'll be judging those as well. Can't wait!