Rod Schmidt’s 1934 Moto Guzzi GT-17 took home the People’s Choice
award in the 2011 Motorcycle Classics Road America Ride & Show.
As part of the 2011 Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic in Elkhart Lake, WI, Motorcycle Classics hosted a Vintage Motorcycle Ride & Show. In all, 33 bikes entered the show with most of those bikes taking part in the 40 mile ride through the beautiful Kettle Moraine area surrounding Road America.
At the end of the day, MC editors Richard Backus and Landon Hall judged the entries and awarded trophies for five categories (Japanese, British, European, American, Custom) and People’s Choice. Trophies were awarded for Best Restoration and, in the spirit of “Ride ’em, Don’t Hide ’em,” for Best Rider. Here are the winners:
Best Rider: Mark Gardner’s 1981 Honda CB900F.
Best Restored: Sam Oliva’s 1973 Yamaha RD350.
Best Rider: Mark Mansbridge’s 1968 BSA Firebird.
Best Restored: Wayne Richter’s 1967 Triumph TR6R.
Best Rider: Jimmy Bradley’s 1978 Benelli Sei.
Best Restored: Robert Westercamp’s 1971 Ducati 350 Silver Shotgun.
Best Rider: Joe Block’s 1973 Harley-Davidson Sprint 350, made in Italy
but marketed in the United States.
Best Rider: Dave Spooner’s 1978 Yamaha XS650.
Best Restoration: Jeff Stephens’ 1978 Honda CB550.