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Engine Answerman Team Fuels Excitement at 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Our STA-BIL Engine Answerman Tour camped out in Sturgis, South Dakota for the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 5-11, our first appearance at this legendary event that celebrates America’s love affair with motorcycles.


We arrived in South Dakota a few days early and were able to take in some of the famous local sites, including Mount Rushmore, The Crazy Horse Memorial and Devil’s Tower. Our new toter home wrapped in STA-BIL and 303 Products colors and logos looked awesome rolling through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Be sure to check out all my photos of the amazing things I see over on on Instagram – just click here!

Our booth was located on the north side of Lazelle Street, in the parking lot of the Lynn’s Dakotamart grocery store. We saw a constant flow of people which gave us great opportunities to meet and talk with bikers alongside their rides. Most bikers we met were very familiar with ethanol-related fuel problems. With their concerns, they followed up with “Do you have anything that will help?” The answer was: “Yes, we do!” We would show them STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment and then explained how it would help them and relieve ongoing fuel issues. Along with a clear explanation, we showed them ethanol corrosion using a motorcycle gas tank, provided by Sonny Mendiola of the Gold Eagle Sales Team. Thanks, Sonny! The riders would then pour the STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment right in their tanks while at our booth.

303 Aerospace Protectant was also well-received at the rally. We walked around the parking lot and showed riders how 303 Aerospace Protectant would not only make their bikes look better but also protect their bikes’ fabric from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Spending quality time with the riders at their bikes was terrific, as all the riders were in a festive mood and happy to receive samples of our quality products. While explaining the benefits, we were able to provide immediate applications of 303 Aerospace Protectant.

Of course my World’s Fastest Lawn Mower was a big hit with the Sturgis crowd, and I was challenged to race several times, but I took a pass – this time!

I also was able to roam the streets of downtown Sturgis and meet folks while they enjoyed the sights and scenes. While out on the streets many of the bikers would stop and ask me random engine and fuel system questions. I think I made a bunch of new friends!

In the evenings, after Head Engine Answerman Team Chef James Brown grilled out, we took in more of the Sturgis scene. We had a chance to see some music, visit some local establishments and soak it all in. Team Member Leroy Santana even made it to the famous Buffalo Chip Camp Ground one evening…but that’s a story for another day!

Thank you, Sturgis!

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