Motorcycles bring the thunder to Fergus Legion’s inaugural Show and Shine event

FERGUS – Rays from one of the last suns of summer glinted off spit-shined chrome handlebars, motor covers and tail pipes at the Fergus Legion’s first “Show and Shine” on Sept. 19.

Every so often, the air filled with thundering motors and the ground shook as bikers from across Southwestern Ontario throttled their way in to the ranks of bikes lining Blair Street.

Biker club members and enthusiasts alike, adorned in tattoos and leather jackets, milled around taking in over 63 bikes registered for judging in best cruiser, chopper, sportster, ladies’ ride, paint, chrome, and trike categories.

Motorcycles were on display for judging across different classes at the Fergus Legion’s Show and Shine event on Sunday.


Legion president Randy Graham said he would’ve been happy with 100 bikes showing up for the inaugural event but said there were many more riding through.

The turnout went “far beyond” his expectations.

Judge and Legion member Richard Slater eyed up a spotless ‘08 Harley Heritage softail, belonging to Angelo Addeo, as a potential winner in the chrome category.

Addeo drove in from Georgetown for the event and said he’s put in around $40,000 modifying his ride. But he insists it’s no show bike, getting miles three days a week.

A modified ‘08 Harley Heritage softail seen at the Fergus Legion’s Show and Shine event held on Sunday.


Class winners received a $50 cash prize in lieu of a trophy which Graham said might be a more ideal prize.

“You’ve gotta put gas in the tank,” he quipped.

The event ran from 10am to 4pm and Graham plans to run the Show and Shine annually on the third Sunday of September.

“It couldn’t have been a better kickoff,” he said.