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Fans Go "Hog Wild" Over Harley-Davidson Fashion Show

November 15, 2008       3 Comments
By: John Keuvelaar

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It is said that for a good time, all you need is good food and good friends. Thursday night, Bob Garelik of Great Lakes Harley Davidson and Buell kicked it up a few notches with his 2nd Annual Harley Davidson Fashion Show. A terrific spread of meats, cheeses, sandwiches and killer meatballs was available. People of all ages and interests mingled in anticipation of the show to come. A slide show of motorcycle events, people and yes, even a dachshund kept the crowd entertained while they waited for the main event.

Eager fans await the show.
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Good friends take the opportunity to catch up.
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Bob Garelik gets the show rolling with the introductions.
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The flames look real on this gas tank paint job.
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This model shows off the new Harley Davidson t-shirt and leather jacket.
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To an outside observer, a Harley Davidson Fashion Show might suggest leather outfits on skimpily dressed models. Nothing could be further from the truth. As the show would soon reveal, Harley Davidson puts out a very fashionable line of "motor clothing" that is sure to please every member of the family. While sports teams offer more than just jerseys, so does Harley Davidson. Whether you are a motorcycle enthusiast or not, you are sure to find something that will put a smile on anyone's face come Christmas morning.

This fashion show was equipped with all the runways and tube lighting one would expect from a fashion show. Following the introductions by Bob Garelik and the warm-up by Z 93, the show kicked off to the tunes of Madonna for an upbeat presentation. Coordinator wife, Kathy Garelik, utilized the local talent of employees and their families along with "good customers" to model the active wear much to the delight of the patrons.

The models really enjoyed the experience as she models the HD collared shirt and scarf.
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No, she is just taking off the jacket and showing the nice inside lining.
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You can't help but feel young at heart as this couple shows off their smart looking attire.
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A beautiful striped shirt is displayed by this model as she "grooves" to the music.
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This models shows of her graphic designed zip-up top.
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As the nerves wore off for the models and the beat of the music inspired dancing, so too did the crowd join in to the delight of the show. Cheers and applause for models and clothing alike filled the warehouse. Clothing ranged for tasteful t-shirts to leather jackets, zippered hoodies to sleeveless summer wear. Young children sporting well designed t-shirts "boggied" their way down the runway as mom followed with a decorated light hoody just right for cool summer nights.

Even the "grandparents" displayed the versatility of the Harley Davidson line with jackets and a more adult shirt with stylish HD accents. And yes, there were the local "hotties" strutting their stuff that was nicely accented by the HD styles. As they played to the crowd and the camera, tossing hair and hips as well as jackets over the shoulder, the crowd responded loudly.

And what would a Christmas fashion show be without Santa making an appearance. If you missed him, don't worry. He will be making a stop at the store on Saturday, December 6 and 13 where you can get your picture taken with him. But be sure to call for time and details.

Oh baby, as this couple shows off the sassy look.
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Flirting with the crowd, this model sports a designer t-shirt and jacket.
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Even man's best friend can find something to wear.
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Harley Davidson shows off their commitment to family attire as this mother and daughters get into the act.
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And the Crowd loved the looks.
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The show ended with typical Great Lakes Harley Davidson style. Bob announced that everything in the store that night was 20% off. And if that wasn't enough, once walking outside you were greeted with a pathway full of those beautiful Harley Davidson bikes lighting the way. Whether you are a motorcycle enthusiast or not, those magnificent machines with their styling and paint jobs whisk you away on the back roads of America on a warm afternoon even if you've never ridden one. And as the audience piled into the store for a closer look at the fashions and some friendly ribs at the models, it was clear they were already looking forward to next years show.

If you missed this fun evening, all the fashions as well as the Harley Davidson bikes can be seen at Great Lakes Harley Davidson and Buell located just past the split at 3850 S. Huron Road, north of the Euclid Ave. and Wilder intersection.

Looking smart and stylish in this summer sleeveless top.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

Even Santa couldn't resist getting into the act.
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A classic look in this softtail show stopper.
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Sleek styling with leather bags.
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It screams speed!
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And who can resist doing a little shopping after quite a show.
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Yes, they still make great leather wear.
(MyBayCity Photo by John Keuvelaar)

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bob Says:       On November 18, 2008 at 10:12 AM
Thanks for the great article. Glad you enjoyed yourself. See you next year.

shatfield19 Says:       On November 20, 2008 at 11:34 AM
What a GREAT show!! Great Lakes Harley is the best dealer in the State. They always put on great events!
franxalot Says:       On November 30, 2008 at 03:12 PM
The event was the best time, car dealers should take some lessons from you on how to take care of your customers and have fun at the same time. I hope it was the same for you. THANKS.
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John Keuvelaar

John Keuvelaar is a college student at Midwest Photography Workshops and Delta College.

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