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Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show Winners at 2011 Barber Vintage Festival

Reader Contribution by Mc Staff

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:


Best Restored/Original: Frank Templeton’s 1976 Yamaha RD400.

Best Rider: Tom Sinclair’s 1981 Honda CB750F.


Best Restored: David Hurst’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville TT.

Best Rider: Robert Watson’s 1939 Series A Vincent Rapide.


Best Restored: George Brown’s 1973 Laverda SF1.

Best Rider: Scott Reichert’s 1972 Jawa Californian.


Best Rider: Gary Surgeon’s 1981 Harley-Davidson FLH.


Jacquie Ritchie’s 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 Café.

People’s Choice

Bill Jones’ 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport.

Best Moto Guzzi

Larry Hubbard’s 2001 Ghezzi-Brian.
Read more about Larry’s Ghezzi-Brian.

Editor’s Choice

Antonio Ricciardi’s 1951 Moto Guzzi Gambalunga.
Read more about Antonio’s Gambalunga.

  • Published on Oct 26, 2011
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