After a month of public voting the 2 winners of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover finally claimed their prizes during Carlisle Bike Fest. In Carlisle PA July 23rd 2011. Talk about a fun filled day! Everyone knows as we get older it’s more fun to give than to receive and let me tell you myself, Crystal and Millicent had a blast watching the winners Mary and Pat take in all the prizes they had just won. The weekend was brutal hot, temps over 100 but that didn’t stop us all from having a good time and enjoying each others company. This is our 3rd year doing the Ultimate Biker Makeover and every year each winner has been just amazing! All of us here at Garage-Girls consider ourselves so lucky to meet and spend the day with these wonderful people.
As you all know we asked Contestants (guys and girls) to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover by May 10, 2011. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls and Carlisle Events. The final 4 were then placed on Garage-girls.com for the public to vote for who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover. Runner up Mary Pinkerton shared her story of experiencing the loss of her mother and then being informed she was diabetic. After focusing on her health and making changes to her new condition she has found herself many pounds lighter and with riding gear that no longer fits her properly. Grand Prize Winner Pat Henderson shared her story of continually making self-sacrifices to provide her children with all she could, which included giving up her motorcycle. With her children grown she is asking for help in fulfilling her dreams of getting back out on the road.
Mary and Pat were both treated to a fun filled day at Carlisle Bike Fest. Each receiving all-new gear and accessories including a new riding jacket from HOT LEATHERS, riding gloves and helmet by Z1R, riding boots by HARLEY-DAVIDSON FOOTWEAR, riding glasses from 7 EYE, clothing by REBEL GIRL, a $50 gift certificate to OTTERBOX.com, a cool kit filled with cleaning supplies by WIZARDS PRODUCTS, and each a case of full synthetic oil by SPECTRO OILS. Pat, the grand-prize winner, also received accessories for her motorcycle including a new seat by MUSTANG SEATS, a set of tires by AVON TYRES, a set of fork springs by PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION, and lots of chrome goodies by KURYAKYN including grips, hiway pegs, chrome accents, the sound of chrome speakers and a tour pack luggage bag. GEICO Insurance the presenting sponsor surprised Mary the runner up with a $200 gas gift card since she trekked all the way from Houston Texas! The retail value of the prizes for Mary, the runner up was $1,034.95 and for grand prizewinner Pat, $2,746.62! Can you imagine scoring all of that! Stay tuned to Garage-Girls for next years contest, this could be you!