Saturday, October 27, 2012

2012 Hollerpalooza Vintage Show Results

 For the past two years the Happy Hollerpalooza Street Street Fair has been blessed with unbelievably perfect weather. This years event was blessed by a lack of rain. It was also blessed with cool temperatures, so nobody got too hot, and steady winds, so the old air cooled bikes ran good. The threat of rain and less than perfect riding conditions kept a few people away, but there was still a very good turnout. There were several new people and new bikes this year. In fact, the variety may have been better than ever. We had more customs and more choppers than ever before. Just as in previous years, the voting was extremely close. The American class was won by just 2 votes, and the British class by 1 vote. As always the show was judged by the participants. The challenge is picking 1 bike out of so many that are so close to perfect.
Here are pictures of this years winners and their bikes.

 The winner of both the Best British bike AND the Peoples Choice Award, was Bobby Knight and his freshly restored 1956 Triumph Thunderbird. This is the first time a bike has taken two awards.

The Old Dirt Class was won by the really slick 1975 Yamaha TY175 Trials bike owned by Kenny Hayes. I've actually ridden this bike, and it runs as good as it looks. It's not just a looker, it's a rider.
 First place in the American Class was Marlow Johnson's beautiful1946 Harley WL
The European Class was the only one that wasn't close. George Brown's 1974 Benelli Tornado won in a landslide!

 The Japanese Class is always hotly contested and this year was no different. The winner was Charles Gault's pristine 1969 Bridgestone 350 GTR
Thanks to:
  • The Time Warp Vintage Motorcycle Club for supporting the show every year
  • Thermocopy for donating printing and graphic art design (Brooke is the best!)
  • Martin Shafer for engraving the trophies
  • Dan Moriarty for the Hot Dogs for the participants
  • Everyone who took a chance on the weather and brought their bikes out.
  • All the people who came out to check out the show and vote for their favorite.
  • Most of all, my wife Kelly for helping put on the show, and putting up with me and all my motorcycle friends!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you put on a great show! Thanks for all the photos, the write up and your continued dedication to the motorcycle community.
    Pam at Biker Rags