My girlfriend took these photos while shopping at Hy-Vee last month. I saw no advanced promotion in the local newspaper or on television. There was a Facebook mention of this event. Gregg “The Goat” Cook of Full Throttle Saloon fame was in town for a couple of hours serving samples of S’loonshin and Jesse James Bourbon Whiskey.
No promotional vehicle could be found in the parking lot that day. So I’d assume only hardcore fans or shoppers that happened upon the promotional event knew it was taking place. It was pure luck that my girlfriend came across it.
Not sure why she chose the Jessie James Spiced Whiskey over Peach Sloonshine. We had a bit of a debate on this one when I saw what she purchased.
I’d venture a guess with Springfield’s large biker community – with better promotion there would have been a line out the door – even though the full cast of Full Throttle Saloon was not present.
Photos taken with an iPhone – edited with GIMP.
Starsky and Hutch Gran Torinos 2012 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield IL
Springfield police are warning people that someone claiming to be from Hy-Vee is calling people and attempting to get personal information
Gregg “The Goat” Cook serves as celebrity bartender from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Curve Inn, 3219 S. Sixth Street Road Springfield Illinois Past event for charity