Third Annual ‘The MEET’ at ACM

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More than 2,000 attendees visited America’s Car Museum for its 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival ‘The MEET’ last weekend in Tacoma, Washington, where over 300 motorcycles and scooters were showcased on the Haub Family Field at LeMay. The event drew pre-1981 motorcycles and scooters from the U.S. and Canada, including an antique motorcycle display, swap meet, cruise-in and a 78-mile roundtrip tour from ACM’s Anderson Plaza to Mt. Rainier.

“This MEET shows just how strong the motorcycle enthusiast community is,” said Burt Richmond, chairman of the Vintage Motorcycle Festival. “We have created a world-class event for riders and their families that grows every year and proves ACM is much more than just another car museum.”

The MEET is one of five annual signature events at the four-story, 165,000 sq. ft. LeMay museum with rotating exhibits museum, including the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance on Sept. 7, the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala, Cars & Cigars and the new “Drive Away the Blues” beach-themed party scheduled for Feb. 2015. More information about the LeMay Museum can be found at www.lemaymuseum.org.

Award Winners:

Hagerty Best of Show – 1969 BMW R695 Sidecar, James Iwase

President’s Award – John and Zeta Smith

Motorcycle Classic’s Editor’s Choice – 1966 Mathless G12 Sidecar, Ron Predmore

Best Unrestored – 1973 Honda CL350, Mike Quinn

Best Use of Hillman Car Motor – Royal Enfield Spl., Peter Dent

Best Metal Flake Paint – 1972 Durat 750 GT, Loren Smith

Best Red Racer Guzzi – Moto Guzzi LeMans, Jim El

Best Brass Polishers’ Nightmare – 1957 BMW, Jonnie Walker

Best Custom Norton Single – 1963 Norton ES2, Allen Gillespie

Classes – Awards

Antique American – Pre-1940

  1. Harley-Davidson J, Robert Johnson
  2. Harley-Davidson J + sidecar, Harold Suhell
  3. Harley-Davidson Knuckle, Peter Maftein

Classic American – Post-WWII

  1. HD LCR, Michael Ruddell
  2. Simple Sevvi-Car, Robert J Johnson

Vintage British – Other

  1. 1951 AJS, Keith Anderson
  2. Matchess G-12, Ron Predmore
  3. 1950 Rapide, Bev Brown

Vintage BSA

  1. 1968 Firebird Scrambler, Sean Curtiss
  2. 1969 Rocket 3, Roger Huntly
  3. 1967 Lightening, Dan Lucas

Vintage Norton

  1. 1961 ES2, Dean Nissen
  2. 1967 Atlas, Gary Richey
  3. 1974 Commando 850, Gary Richey

Vintage Triumph

  1. 1964 Tri TT Special, John Meyer
  2. 1956 Tri T110, Wayne Hamilton
  3. 1970 Tri T120, Ken Morris

Vintage German

  1. 1969 BMW R695, James Iwase
  2. 1967BMW R695, Ken Prasig
  3. DKW RT200, Forrest Tonkins

Vintage Italian

  1. 1973 Ducati 7506T, George Docking
  2. 1978 Ducati 900SD Darmah, Tim O’Mahoney
  3. 1961 Gilera Sport 175, Jack Huisinga

Vintage Japanese – Other

  1. 1972 Modaca Wombar, Howard Fergason
  2. 1966 Mooska Ace 90, Ed Bray

Vintage Honda

  1. 1973 CL350, Mike Quinn
  2. 1961 CS77, Ron Orr
  3. 1970 250, Stu Moss

Vintage Kawasaki

  1. 1973 21, Kevin Iden
  2. 1983 GPZ 305, Frank Shuck
  3. 1982 GPZ 1100, Frank Shuck

Vintage Suzuki

  1. 1967 B105P, Michael Boyle
  2. 1973 RV125, Joe Smith
  3. 1980 GS1000, Mike Benak

Vintage Yamaha

  1. 1972 XS750, Ron Orr
  2. 1978 XS750, Jerry Kesselring
  3. 1979 XS1100, Harlan Smith

Motocross Post-1975

  1. Seige 1975 VA 360 Montesa
  2. 1975 KTM MC5 Seige
  3. 1975 Yamaha YZ250B, Todd King

Best Café Racer

  1. 1978 Moto Guzzi LeMans, Erik Lund
  2. 1978 BMWR80, James Iwase
  3. 1973 Honda, Rodger Huntley

Vintage Competition

  1. 1973 Durat 750, Gary Lewos
  2. 1960 Max Norton, Peter Hagaman
  3. 1956 Indian, Dan Lucas

Custom Bobber/Chopper

  1. 1968 Triumph, John Root
  2. 1949 Harley, Phil Hunter
  3. 1974 Harley, Chog Greninger

Classic Powered Bike/Scooter

  1. 1954 Allstate Phch, Jim Horstman
  2. 1958 Allstate Moped, John Richey
  3. 1971 Lambretta, Jason Freedbrick

 

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