Cast your vote for Motorcycle Classics' Best of Show 2008

We held the shows, now we're asking you to choose the winner for 2008

| January/February 2009

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    Dale Keesecker nabbed top honors for his 1971 Egli-Vincent at MC's Bike Show East.
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    Al Porter's 1962 BSA Gold Star took first place at MC's Bike Show West.
    Motorcycle Classics

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We’ve cast our votes in the runoffs, now it’s your turn to make the final decision in our 2008 Motorcycle Classics East Meets West bike shows. Al Porter won Best of Show for his 1962 BSA Gold Star at the Motorcycle Classics Bike Show West, held during the 3rd Annual Bonneville VintageGP at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Sept. 5-7, 2008. Presented by Motorcycle Classics, the Bonneville show was spectacular, with perfect weather, great AHRMA racing and scores of classic bikes showing their best profile under the Utah sun.

Next up was the Motorcycle Classics Bike Show East at the 4th Annual Barber Vintage Festival at the magnificent Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum outside of Birmingham, Ala. Vincent enthusiast Dale Keesecker walked away with Best of Show for his 1971 Egli-Vincent, a bike we featured in our May/June 2007 issue.

So where do you come in? Simple. We picked the Best of Show winners, now you get to pick the final winner from the two — either Al Porter’s 1962 BSA or Dale Keesecker’s 1971 Egli-Vincent. After the dust settles we’ll tally up the results and report them here and in the magazine, and feature the winner’s bike both on our website and in the pages of Motorcycle Classics.

1/27/2009 7:42:21 PM

Concerning BSA Gold Star East Meets West award winner, I wondered if this motorcycle is really a Gold Star. As far as I know Gold Stars were built with single cilinder engines (350 and 500 cc). This bike's engine looks as if it was a late 50's Shooting Star. Please let me know if there were any BSA Gold Stars built with 500cc twin engines. I'm a classic bike collector in Uruguay (South America), and several years ago I bought a 1956 BSA. When I bought it, I thought it was a Shooting Star with a very old restauration with a paint job emulating a Gold Star. As it looked quite fine, I restored it as it was done years ago. I'd be glad to know this bike is really a Gold Star, but the only way to confirm this is by the engine and frame numbers.

Mike White_1
1/13/2009 12:13:28 PM

First of all that bike is a BSA ROCKET Gold star 650 cc Twin Cylinder ! A BSA Gold Star is either 350 cc or 500 cc Single cylinder , best get you Factsright if you are giong to Publish a Magazine And Award Prizes , thanks Mike White Ontario Canada

rick romanek
12/23/2008 9:52:39 AM

thats a rocket gold star with al porter---rocket for twin cylinder

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