Rumble & Roar Revs Up Central New York

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The temperature outside may have been just barely above zero, but it was “hot” inside the Syracuse Oncenter for the 2009 Rumble & Roar motorcycle & accessory show!

Fanning the flames were big draws like famed engine builder and American Chopper (Orange County Choppers) regular Joe Malloy from H&L Performance Motors and custom builder Shane Gatto from Gatto Customs.

On Saturday, the long lines and large crowds gathering inside indicated that something big was going on. In fact, Michele Smith the host of Speed Channel’s American Thunder was on hand talking to fans, giving autographs and later in the day, she emceed the two featured fashion shows. Michele’s friendly demeanor and outgoing personality helped set the tone for an awesome event.

In addition, if the atmosphere inside the show wasn’t hot enough, Saturday afternoon also featured a world-class Chili Cook-off with local favorite Stella’s Diner back to defend their 2008 title.

This year’s event featured extended hours and ran for 3 days from January 23rd through 25th, 2009. “Last year’s show was so successful we had to double the size of this year’s show” said show promoter Tom Tarry. There certainly were plenty of vendors and attractions and this year’s show made very efficient use of all of that additional space.

Of course, the increased floor space means visitors will be on their feet longer resulting in increased hunger, thirst and the need to take a break. Accordingly, Tom and his team had the foresight to include a new attraction this year: the “Rumble & Roar Pub”. The authentic bar and restaurant offered wary show goers a place to take a load off while enjoying waitressed service along with good food and great music.

With all types and major brands of motorcycles represented as well as an abundance of exhibitors and attractions, the crowds were able to put aside their mid-winter blues and enjoy a weekend among their Peers.

“They’ll come for the bikes – They’ll stay for the fun” is the Rumble and Roar motto and for 2009 that motto said it all!

To learn more or to view listings of future events visit the Results Group Website.

Related Links:

Shane Gatto Customs
Michele Smith Website
H&L Performance
Speed TV
Rumble and Roar

1 comment:

  1. John, 25. January 2009, 19:14

    That was an kick ass event.