Kentucky Kickdown

On one of my rare weekends off from the race track last year, I stopped in on the Kentucky Kickdown festival at American Turners in Louisville. With bikes, music, food, burnouts, stunts, and mud drags, it was a cool scene.

I took a bunch of pics, but got busy with racing again and they all went on the back burner. But here they are—some processed, most straight from the camera.

This year’s Kickdown is this coming weekend. If you’re in the Louisville area, you definitely have to go, but pregame with these snaps:

Overview of the bike show and midway area of the Kickdown, located on the Ohio River waterfront at the currently hip American Turners

Matt Wooley and the CC Powersports crew out in full force
My old high school buddy Matt Kraft and the dream combo of the time—Kaw 1000 with a Kerker header

“Keep yer ‘nads clear of those stacks, lads!” Goldwing at the Kickdown
Stunter showing some tongue
Lovely ladies slinging Jack Daniels on the midway

Mud drags!
Jeffersonville’s famous Hale brothers on the scene
The burnout box
A sweet Yamaha 400 2-stroke

Detail of a KZ900
Hot Wires drummer/artist/fabricator/force of nature Brad White
Hot Wires guitarist/vocalist Brian Gray
Mud men love
Mud guy

Mud man Dirt Reynolds in action
Burnout box action
Rat rod chopper
Stunter
More Dirt Reynolds
Burnout box action

Big fat Harley at sunset

The full gallery of snaps as a slideshow:

or as a link to the entire gallery

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