Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

5th Annual “Jack Aces Car & Bike Show Photos and Article By: Heidi Parker

Written by  August 30, 2019

It may seem unusual for a Motorcycle Riding Club and Law Enforcement to join forces for the community good. But that is exactly what brought hundreds of people out to the 5th Annual Jack Aces RC & Branham Accessories Bike & Car Show in Cullman, Alabama. Saturday, August 10th was an extremely hot day at the Festhalle Farmers Market but that didn’t slow the crowds from showing up to view some spectacular custom bikes and antique cars and trucks. The cause for the day was Cullman Police Department Shop with A Cop. This Charity gives Christmas gifts to children who wouldn’t be able to have Christmas. On the day of the event (Shop with a Cop), officers and volunteers ride with kids to shop for Christmas gifts on their lists. The kids are then provided a delicious lunch. The entire experience builds the positive bond between Law Enforcement and the children.

With a record number of entries this year, President of the Jack Aces RC, Derrick Barton said “the new location at Festhalle Market Place worked great for the setup. It was the biggest show up to date that we have had”. There were about a 100+ entries to the show. There were several corporate sponsors that contributed monetary donations that helped contribute to the overall money raised for Shop with a Cop. Raffle items were a huge hit with a trip to Panama City Beach from Abbot Condo Rentals and the various vendors helped to make the event a family friendly event for all ages. A hit with the kids was the huge Monster Truck inflatable slide and bouncy house.

Walking down the isles and isles of classic and muscle cars, fully restored trucks and rat rods it doesn’t take long to see the passion that each individual has for their particular ride. Both sides of the road were full with motorcycle entries. You would definitely need your shades while checking out all the custom bikes. There was no doubt a lot of time and energy was put into a few of the bikes with custom paint and body work. The unique style was evident is many of the entries from decked out baggers to slick street bikes. There was something for everyone. The judge’s job was not one that many would want.

With the venue change the band, 7South, had a great stage to play off from and a perfect place to announce the overall winners. As the sun set on the venue and offered a perfect pink sky, the winners were announced.

Best of Show Car/Truck – R&J Custom w/ 1969 Boss 600

1st place Car/Truck – Joey Hinkle w/1968 Chevelle

2nd place Car/Truck – Rick Levvon w/1955 Bel Air

Best of Show Motorcycle – Scott Wilson w/2012 Roadglide

1st place custom motorcycle – Ray Methvin w/2003 Electraglide

2nd place Motorcycle – Jesse Brown w/2011 Roadking

Jack Aces RC member Jamie Carpenter said the “with the contribution from sponsors, vendors and Club Brothers and Sisters we were able to more than double our donation this year.” The donation to Shop with A Cop was over $10,0000 this year.