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Barber Vintage Festival Sweepstakes: We have a winner!

by Richard Backus

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Barber Sweepstakes Winner Danny Dyer 
2010 Barber Vintage Festival Sweepstakes winner Danny Dyer. 

Congratulations go to Danny “Gabe” Dyer, our winner in the Motorcycle Classics Barber Vintage Festival Sweepstakes! An avid motorcyclist with 40 years of riding under his belt, Danny turns out to be the perfect person to have won our sweepstakes to the 6th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. Why? Although he lives in Georgia, Danny’s never been to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in neighboring Alabama, only a few hours away. We're looking forward to seeing Danny there, along with a great selection of bikes at our annual Motorcycle Classics Barber Vintage Bike Show sponsored by Dairyland Cycle Insurance.

Accompanying Danny will be his wife, Kimberly. The pair will be treated to full hotel accommodations for three nights, dinner for two for the weekend, passes to the festival and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, plus front row tickets to the Bator auction on Sunday. Pretty sweet deal, and all they had to do was sign up to win. Danny, a regular subscriber to Motorcycle Classics, says he’s never won a sweeps before, and he’s pretty stoked that his first win ever is taking him to the Barber Vintage Festival.

In addition to a 1984 Yamaha Virago XV1000L that he bought new, Danny, who works as a mechanic for a living, also has a 1973 Yamaha TX650 he bought in 1974. “I’ve been riding for almost 40 years,” Danny tells us, adding, “I’ve never been to the Barber Museum before, so we’re looking forward to this first time. We’re very excited and can’t wait to be there.”

Let that be a lesson to you the next time we run one of these cool sweepstakes! Which reminds me, there's still time to enter the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance Bonneville Build Giveaway, the 2010 Triumph Bonneville we've turned into a very cool bobber/custom for the street. The sweepstakes closes at noon on Friday, October 8, and we'll draw the winner's name at the end of our show on Saturday, October 9. And one person will walk away with a very cool set of riding gear from Joe Rocket, so be there! – Richard Backus