I had the honor, and pleasure, of attending the 2004 Alabama State Harley Owners Group Rally, which was held at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds on US 231 South in Dothan, Alabama. Being in the US Army, I was going to be in the area, by default, in order to attend the Aviation Warrant Officer Advanced Course at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. That is a totally different story, but knowing that, and since the Army was springing for the transportation, lodging and per diem, well hellyoud do the same thing. So, last February I pre-registered both Renea and I for the rally. Just two days after I sent the pre-registration, our daughter, Stephanie, broke her hip.also another story.but the event basically quashed Reneas attendance plans. Again, I had to be in the area anyway, so youre doggone right I went. I picked up Reneas T-Shirt and pin for her, so dont give her a hard time for not going..she was here in spirit, and we all know she would have been here if luck had been with Stef on that Saturday night.but alas, the children will always be priority number one.
The next day saw my classes run long, but I managed to break away and ride to Dothan. More vendors were on site. Another caught my eye..The original legend of pinstriping was there: Joey Hutson from West Monroe, LA. I watched him work, took plenty of pictures and was completely fascinated with his ability to create remarkable freehand art. I looked up his web page that evening, and was even more impressed, so I had him do some striping for me. Youll get to see his work on my bike when I come home, but for those of you with the good fortune of attending the Tennessee State HOG Rally, Joey will be there as well. Go see him. Consider having him do some work for you. You will not be disappointed. I know I am very happy with the work he did on my bike. Visit Joeys website at http://www.joeyhutsonart.com.