First Hamsters USA Burnout In Sturgis

During the Sturgis Rally, the Hamsters Group is staging the first ever Hamsters USA Invitational Burnouts in downtown Sturgis. The Loud American Roadhouse and the City of Sturgis are hosting the burnouts on Thursday, August 11th at 3:30 PM just after  the annual lunch and ride to Sturgis.

The smoking event will take place on Kinship Road at Lazelle Street next to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Expo where Hamsters gather after their annual ride to Sturgis. Eight Hamsters will have the chance to earn the $1,000.00 in prize money provided by the Loud American Roadhouse. The prize money is “winner takes all”. Names will be drawned at lunch to see who gets to compete. The audience will award the prize based on applause. (picture Scott Pommier)

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22 Responses to “First Hamsters USA Burnout In Sturgis”


  1. 1 bigalyts Aug 9th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    It cost a G note each,to get in and the Winner takes all ! That’s the way the Hamsters roll.

  2. 2 whiplash Aug 9th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    wow. didnt know those old timers did still stuff like that.

  3. 3 Sheriff Aug 9th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    no big deal, money is no problem if u are part of the Hamsters these days

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Aug 9th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Yea, all they have is money. It ‘s called conspicuous consumption. When you have so much goddamn money and still can’t get any attention ….. go out and thrash some equipment …maybe try and break a few parts. Hope it rains…. :) FuckabunchofHamsters. What the hell hamsta’s mean anyway? Hells Angels WIng Polisher’s.

  5. 5 Jack Aug 9th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Reading Comprehension?

    The winner gets $1,000 and I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets donated back.

    I think that the burnouts are stupid but many seem to like it so good for them.

  6. 6 dmj Aug 10th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Burn up your tires and money for the entertainment of a bunch of wipes. Boycot.

  7. 7 Harley guy Aug 10th, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I’m not a Hamster, but I know many of the guys, and their dedication to riding, and the motorcycle community is well known. Any money that is earned for any events they sponsor is donated to deserving charities such as hospitals, veterans, etc. Many of the members are highly respected custom motorcycle builders, businessmen, racers, and others, who love riding, and our sport, as much as the rest of us. We should support what they do, since they are a part of the fabric of motorcycling, no less than the rest of us. And the positive things they do only help to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate.

  8. 8 Jeff Nicklus Aug 10th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Kirk,

    I am surprised to read your comments. Please note that the Hamster auction, held this past Monday evening, generated $282,357.00 with that money being dedicated o special needs kids served by Children’s Care iHospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    When was the last time you know of a biker group that could generate that kind of money in a evening? I know of non other.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

    PS: I don’t recall seeing anything donated by you at the auction?????

  9. 9 fuji Aug 10th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Spot on Jeff,

    That’s why it’s select group of mature responsible dedicated individuals doing the right thing for the welfare of the community on their time and dollar.

    Hope your venture is profitable.

  10. 10 Walt Lumpkin Aug 10th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Well said Kirk and Jeff.

  11. 11 Walt Lumpkin Aug 10th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Oh crap!!! I meant Harley Guy and Jeff. I need more coffee.

  12. 12 Life is Good! Aug 10th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Kirk, maybe you should get some help anger management help! You seem to have some honest issues! Obviously not a biker. If money is your gripe, at least they donate theirs to a good cause each year and have fun doing it! They don’t need outsiders to support them, they do a AWESOME job all by themselves! They don’t need any on lookers! Hope you learn to lighten up and enjoy life cause its way too short! Ride On and Smoke those hotties Boys!

  13. 13 fuji Aug 10th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    No sir that wasn’t a Coyote that was a Perry dog you can tell from a distance the Perry dog runs with his tail between his legs and yaps indiscriminately LOL

  14. 14 Life is Good! Aug 10th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    LMAO fuji! Coyote was chasing him thats why! OMG that is awesome!

  15. 15 Rick Fairless Aug 10th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Hey Kirk, I am a very proud HAMSTER & I can tell you that this burnout competition is all in name of raising money for the Childrens Hospital & having some fun while doing it. Like Jeff said, HAMSTERS USA just raised over $282,000 for the children, thanks to the many good people who donated cool auction stuff. Thank you Jeff Nicklus & Desperado Motorcycles for donating your very cool roller! Hey Kirk Perry, I’m sorry that you don’t like us Hamsters, but maybe one day we can get together & I’ll buy ya a Dr. Pepper & you can see that we are just normal guys who are crazy about custom motorcycles.
    Thanks,
    RF

  16. 16 Joe Mielke Aug 11th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I have had the honor and privilege to be Hamster for two years now and called them all my friends and brothers several years longer.
    Just like every where on life you will find people of all financial means. I consider myself middle class. I have a mortgage on an average house and I drive a 92 oldsmobile bravada. The windows dont roll down and the air conditioning does not work. Just ask my wife because she had to drive it (not happily) for a month while here truck was in the shop. Not necessarily the lap of luxury. Yet all my Hamster Brothers and myself donate our time, resources and money to give back. Everyone hears about the money we raise during the rally and we are able to help Childrens Care do great things. One thing people on the outside looking in need to understand is that we do this all year round in our own communities. For one example I’m part of a group at home that puts on a one day event to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which raises approximate 30,000 in our one day event.
    If you have time to get on your google machine and complain about a group of people doing good for our society, then I suggest you use that time more productively and volunteer at a food shelter or something.
    I will make feel better about yourself more than being some anonymous complainer on the net.
    I myself will be enjoying another day today with my Brothers riding and maybe even doing a bunout to just because it’s a fun and stupid thing to do with your friends. Oh and by the way it wouldn’t cost me anything. It’s luck of the draw.
    Get off your computers and be a blessing to someone today, ride safe!

  17. 17 Conrad Nicklus Aug 11th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    After being around the Hamster USA group for about 10 years now, I can say they are truly caring people and passionate about what happens in the group. The money all goes to people who honestly need the money and help. The money they have and the bikes they ride have nothing to do with who they are, they are all great guys and a blast to be around. Whether be the annual golf tournament in Spearfish for the annual Hamster auction, they raise massive amounts of money for all sorts of hospitals and charities.. I would like to see you do that, Kirk Perry. If you’re that jealous about the subject then why don’t you go out and make yourself some money, join a charity and start giving to a good cause, until then shut up and go find something productive to do.

  18. 18 Gary Bang Aug 11th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Dear Jeff Most of the Hamsters are just people trying to have a little fun. I must admit that some of them take things a little to far, but as a group they more than likley have a lot more fun than most do.

    For get that ‘some’ are famous and have a little bit more Money than ‘some’ others and they get more girls than the rest. and ‘some’ sure have nice looking Harley’s and “some” may make more Money than other people or they could be called Rich, when is that bad?

    Raising Money for Charity is never a bad deal, a lot goes into that. I would say a Good Deal

    About the only bad thing I can think of is that “Some” ride or endorse the other brand of Motorcycle.

    Some: Does not imply every one
    A Few: Does not imply every one.
    Most: Is a big number it is like a lot or a bunch.

    I do Motorcycles as this is what I do, if I was at Sturgis I would be having Fun on “over load”. I must work. For those od you at Sturgis Have some Fun For Gary Bang

  19. 19 Rick Peyton Aug 11th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t know a lot about the Hamsters and, as far as I know, I don’t know any. Whether they build/work on there own bikes or not or have a more money than me or not, I don’t care. From what I have always seen, it is a bunch of friends getting together to ride, hang out and just plain ole have fun. And in the midst of all that they take time to raise money to help kids and various charities. So, in my opinion, they are pretty fucking alright. Not a fan of Dr. Pepper, Rick. How about a root beer?

    But that’s just my $.02.

    Rick

  20. 20 Kirk Perry Aug 11th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Hey!! …… leggo’ my leg !!… you’re pulling me under.

  21. 21 FYB Aug 12th, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Hey, Weasels do burnouts too, to, two, dos, also, but we can’t seem to get away from the bar long enough to get into a contest, besides I didnt see 1 word mentioned about Beer, Titties or whiskey, so I refuse to attend…but thanks Hamsters for not driving up the price of drinks.

  22. 22 hanphul Aug 24th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    How sad … Kirk is just a sad lil man who has no idea of what the Hamster organization is really about. I’ve grown up the daughter of a Hamster and now my husband is as well. I’ve watched this group play hard, party big, and give to those less fortunate for years. Some people just gotta hate!

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