V-Max Las Vegas

Group ride down the famous Las Vegas 'Strip' on Saturday night

October 4-6, 2002

This year we had about 17 Vmaxes show up for various scheduled events throughout the 3 day meet. Day one (Friday) included a ride to Red Rock Canyon, dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, and some roller coaster action at the New York New York Hotel/Casino. Day two (Saturday) was a busy day starting at 8:00am with a ride to the Vegas Strip dragstrip for participation in the 2002 Airtech National Open motorcycle drags. We had 5 Vmaxes run in the event (see pics below) and an overhead show that day including appearances by the B2 stealth bomber and F117A stealth fighter! The evening started with dinner and event raffle at the Harley Davidson Cafe in the heart of the Vegas strip, then a group ride down the strip to 'Old Vegas' and the Freemont Street Experience, and concluded with a ride atop the 1200' Stratosphere on the 'Big Shot' thrill ride. Sunday included a breakfast buffet and trip to the Venetian Hotel/Casino for the outstanding Guggenheim 'Art of the Motorcycle' museum exhibit.

For all those who couldn't attend this event, you missed a good one. For all those who attended thanks for showing up and participating! We hope to do this event again next year and bring some hot Vmaxes to participate in the 2003 Airtech Nationals and win the Hot Rod Cruiser class. We'll be working with the NMRA (National Motorcycle Racing Association) to coordinate our efforts. Keep your eyes open for this event!

Kenny Kelley launches his 2001 V-Max at the Airtech National Open at this years V-Max Vegas event


Jerry Ferguson's 1996 side-car V-Max 'Outlaw' runs at the drags  

Brad Thomas launches Steve McManus's 2000 Max


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Some of the group at Red Rock Canyon on Friday


Maxes at Red Rock Picking up event participants arriving late at the LV airport


Dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino Friday night


Dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino Friday night Dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino Friday night
Jimmy Castor's Max


Some of the group getting ready for the ride to the drag strip Sat morning


First V-Max drag of the day


More V-Max drag action


Max burn-out


Side-car Max pulling up to the burn-out area


Side-car drag action!


Got yelled at for this one More Max dragging
Look very carefully in the top left corner of this pic - THE SOUND OF FREEDOM BABY! (B2 Stealth Bomber)


Waiting for time slips Funny bike
  Pro street


Max VS sportbike
Russ Wood takes a Hayabusa off the line


Jose and a turbo Hayabusa


Suzie and goofy tiger Harley at Harley Davidson Cafe on the Strip


Group dinner at the Harley Davidson Cafe


Some of the group outside the HD Cafe Kenny does tricks for quarters on crowded Freemont Street


Brad the Fortune Teller


Strip action