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Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show Winners at 2011 Barber Vintage Festival

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Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival.  

Beautiful weather and an exciting weekend of vintage motorcycle events attracted an impressive amount of entries into the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds, Ala., Oct. 7-9.

In all, 62 bikes were entered into the show including 42 Moto Guzzi's. Moto Guzzi was the show sponsor and featured category.

Celebrity judges for the show were motorcycle writer, rider and all-around luminary Alan Cathcart, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Technical Director Brian Slark, National Motorcycle Museum Special Projects Coordinator Mark Mederski, Moto Guzzi Brand Manager Rick Panettieri and Motorcycle Classics Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus. Trophies were awarded for Best Restored and Best Rider in seven categories (Japanese, British, European, American, Custom and People's Choice), as well one for Editor's Choice. Here are the winners:

Japanese

1976 yamaha rd400  
Best Restored/Original: Frank Templeton's 1976 Yamaha RD400. 

1981 honda cb750f 
Best Rider: Tom Sinclair's 1981 Honda CB750F. 

British

1966 triumph bonneville tt 
Best Restored: David Hurst's 1966 Triumph Bonneville TT.  

1939 series a vincent rapide 
Best Rider: Robert Watson's 1939 Series A Vincent Rapide.  

European

1973 laverda sf1 
Best Restored: George Brown's 1973 Laverda SF1.  

1972 jawa californian 
Best Rider: Scott Reichert's 1972 Jawa Californian. 

American

1981 harley-davidson flh 
Best Rider: Gary Surgeon's 1981 Harley-Davidson FLH. 

Custom

1979 moto guzzi v1000 cafe 
Jacquie Ritchie's 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 Café.  

People's Choice

1973 moto guzzi v7 sport 
Bill Jones' 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport.  

Best Moto Guzzi

2001 ghezzi-brian winner 
Larry Hubbard's 2001 Ghezzi-Brian.  
Read more about Larry's Ghezzi-Brian.

Editor's Choice

1951 moto guzzi gambalunga winner 
Antonio Ricciardi's 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga. 
Read more about Antonio's Gambalunga.

 

michael knight
11/3/2011 8:44:49 AM

As a charter subscriber, I really appreciate your yearly presence and hi-viz at the Barber Vintage Festival. I find it a real pleasure to meet and chat with the folks who not only put out MC, but devote so much effort, time, and talent into my favorite part of my favorite pastime. Good on y'all. Bydand, Michael Knight, Murfreesboro, TN, USA