By: Johnny Reb
The 21st of January was the day of the inaugural Chad Bostic Memorial Bike Show. Chad was the owner of the Pit Stop, he was taken from us much too early. I am not going into details, just suffice it to say, hopefully, the scumbag that took him from us will rot in jail for the rest of his miserable life.
I did not know Chad personally, so I asked his numerous friends and customers about him. I think I can sum up with one word describing him, mentor. Everyone said the same thing, whether it was advising on pool, or life in general, they all went to Chad for his advice. He was a fierce friend and loved his family. That family included his wife and three daughters, but it also included his friends and customers.
Joy Bostic, Chad’s wife has taken the reigns of the Pit Stop and really ran with it. She has the bar running great, TAP league meets there on Tuesday and Thursday. There is always something happening at the Pit Stop.
Joy said she wanted to do something for the date of Chad’s death, something that he would have liked to see. Well, we went with a bike show and pool tournament. Bubba Hoffman said he would cook a pig and we sold plates.
The day of the show was damp and cool but that did not stop bikes from coming in, we had around twenty bikes show up, not bad for a first-year show, and considering the weather conditions it was definitely a success! The Ghost Riders MC judged best in show, and there was also the people’s choice award. The winner of Best in Show was… wait for it… yours truly! Yup, I brought an 1984 iron head Sportster bobbed that I built for my son Lucas Upham. He is in the Marines, and can’t ride right now. The People’s Choice went to our fearless leader of the Pit Stop, Joy Bostic! This was a blind judging as the bikes were numbered with no names. She just bought her beautiful Heritage Softail so that was definitely cool that her bike got picked!
All the proceeds from the bike show, the BBQ plates, and the pool tournament was to go towards, Chad’s daughters’ education.
Joy and her daughters, Brooke, Nicole, and CJ, would like to thank everybody who helped make this happen; the bartenders and staff that worked so hard, Bubba Hoffman for his awesome BBQ plates, and The Ghost Riders MC for judging the bike show. They are looking forward to the future and next year’s bike show.
Remember to ride safe, y’all!