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The Harvest Classic 2010 European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach, Texas

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A couple hours down the road from Austin, Texas is Luckenbach. It's not even a real place, not exactly. There's a little road that loops off the main road and goes past a few old buildings. It is the sort of place that has more past then future and that's mostly what it's got to sell. But once a year a perfect storm decends on Luckenbach and 3,000-plus motorcyclists pull onto that little loop road for an event known as the The Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally. The result is just about the perfect laid-back, pure fun Euro-themed weekend. I loved it and I think you will as well. Our first bike (above) is a lovely 1949 AJS 18S that was on display Saturday as a part of the bike show.

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This Cezeta scooter with a matching trailer was a crowd favorite.

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An exceptionally rare bike, this Miller Balsamo was made in Milano, Italy by the importers of Ariel and Excelsior.

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There's plenty of room to bring your tent and camp during the show. The giant oak trees make for a great camping spot.

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Believe it or not, this longhorn is a "rider." The guy that owns him rides him right thru the crowd, with the steer dipping and turning his head to keep the horns clear of people. These are just a few highlights of the show. For more photos, visit Ducati.net here. - Vicki Smith