October 23, 2010 - 9th Annual North Georgia Motorcycle Show
The 9th Annual North Georgia Motorcycle Show was recently held on the campus of NGTC in Blairsville, Georgia. It was a great turn out with almost a hundred entries.
Show organizer Dennis Bradley and other volunteers were on hand to greet visitors and registrants. Everyone enjoyed talking shop, seeing the different bikes, and voting for their favorites. Bikers and visitors had a good time on the beautiful campus of NGTC where brightly colored fall leaves, lots of chrome, and custom paint jobs sparkled in the sunshine.
Awards were presented to favorites in each class including Modern American, Vintage American, Modern European, Vintage European, Modern Japanese, Vintage Japanese, Competition, Custom, and Special Interest. North Georgia Motorcycle Show Award Winners include the following:
Modern American----1st Norman Dear 2006 HD FXD, 2nd Mel Harris 2010 HD FLH Classic, 3rd Marty Duncan 2003 HD Low Rider
Great weather brought more people to the event than ever before. There was also more participation from local bikers this year. One particular bike in the show was dedicated to Randy King (1962-2010). Randy was well known in the Blairsville area for his love of motorcycles.
October 24, 2009 - North Georgia Motorcycle Show in Blairsville, Georgia
The 8th Annual North Georgia Motorcycle Show was recently held on the campus of NGTC in Blairsville, Georgia. Awards were presented to favorites in each class including Custom, Modern American, Vintage American, Modern Japanese, Vintage Japanese, Modern European, Vintage European, Competition, and Special Interest.
Motorcycle Show Award Winners include the following:
Custom --1st-- GW Bronz (1970 Triumph)--2nd-- Ricky Smith (2002 CRX)--3rd-- Keith Rogers (1996 Yamaha)
Show organizer Dennis Bradley and other volunteers were on hand to greet visitors and participants. Everyone enjoyed talking shop, seeing the different bikes, and voting for their favorites. Bikers and visitors had a fun time on the beautiful campus of NGTC where brightly colored fall leaves (and custom paint jobs) sparkled in the sunshine.
Thanks to all the sponsors and participants for their continued support. It is greatly appreciated by everyone involved. See you in 2010.
October 25, 2008 - Motorcycle Show at NGTC Blairsville, Georgia campus
The 7th Annual North Georgia Motorcycle Show was recently held on the campus of NGTC in Blairsville, Georgia. Awards were presented to favorites in each class including Modern American, Vintage American, Modern European, Vintage European, Modern Japanese, Vintage Japanese, Custom, Competition, and Special Interest.
Motorcycle owners enjoyed showing their rides. Visitors asked questions, voted for their favorites, and learned about various motorcycle manufacturers. Participants took the opportunity to visit with old friends, make new ones, and relax in the sunny fall weather. Food was provided by the Union County Humane Society and free coffee was available to everyone.
Motorcycle Show Award Winners included MODERN AMERICAN - 1st Tom Welch H-D V-Rod, 2nd Mike Adamcik H-D, 3rd Tom Orchanian; H-D VINTAGE AMERICAN - 1st Chris Salerno 1950 H-D Panhead, 2nd Tom Tryzbiak 1963 Mustang Stallion, 3rd Rick Howard; MODERN EUROPEAN - 1st Conner-Auman 2004 Ducati Monster, 2nd Jim Russell 2008 Triumph Tiger, 3rd Theresa Danbert 2006 BMW K1200S; VINTAGE EUROPEAN - 1st Bill Duckworth 1952 Vincent, 2nd Roger Danbert 1970 Triumph T100C, 3rd Jim Russell 1973 BMW R75/5; MODERN JAPANESE - 1st Steve Shackleford 1999 Honda Valkyrie, 2nd Frank Asci 2008 Honda CBR 600, 3rd Rich DuBarton 1989 Honda GB500; VINTAGE JAPANESE - 1st John Garrett 1970 Honda Z50 Minitrail, 2nd Jim Fambrough 1965 Honda 305 Dream, 3rd Steve McPhee 1965 Honda 90 C200; COMPETITION - 1st Frank Alexander Gas 250 Trials, 2nd Dennis Bradley 1970 Penton 125 Six Day, 3rd Dennis Bradley 1973 Penton 125 Trials; CUSTOM - 1st Mike Gordon H-D, 2nd Buck Henderson Honda Bobber, 3rd Bev Huntoon H-D Sportser; and SPECIAL INTEREST - 1st Udo Reif BMW Sidecar/Camper, 2nd Len Bivins Yamaha FJ1200 Sidecar, 3rd Mel Harris Ural Sidecar.
Show sponsors included Motor Sports Plus, Duckworth's Antiques, Smith Power Sports, Nelson Tractor Company, Union County Auto Service, Depot Power Center, Trackrock Campground, Pro Tech Machining, Beverly Bradley Landscape Design, Copperhead Lodge, Blue Ridge Yamaha, Mountain Custom Mill Works, Hemphill Vinyl Siding and Metal Roofing, Appalachian Timber Company, Two Wheel Tuesday Group, Corrugated Replacements, Rick's Rental, Interstate Welding & Steel Supply, and Davenport's Transportation. Thanks to all the sponsors for making the show possible. A special thanks also goes to North Georgia Technical College for allowing the use of their beautiful facility.
Motorcycle Show draws large crowd to Blairsville, Georgia
The Annual Motorcycle Show was a huge success. Beautiful weather brought over 85 entries and hundreds of spectators to the grounds of North Georgia Technical School for a Saturday of fun and excitement.
Event Organizer Dennis Bradley is pleased with the turnout. He says, "More bikers enter every year especially when the weather is this perfect." Bradley has several bikes entered in the show and is pictured with his 1970 Penton Six day 124 cc. He points out where the bike was autographed by designer John Penton. Bradley explains, "John Penton went to Austria and got KTM to manufacture the bike. It's the king of dirt bikes."
Neal Stanton was at the show with his bike, a Triumph Sprint. He says, "If your bike is not your favorite, then you own the wrong bike." T.J. Kaufhold had his bike for sale at the show. He rides a teal and silver 1994 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider and can easily talk all day about motorcycles. Steve McPhee was back this year with his ever popular 1965 Honda C200 (made famous by the Beach Boys). Sheldon Henderson's 1975 Honda CB400 F with a six speed transmission and top speed of 105 mph was an all round favorite.
Many fine motorcycles were entered in the 2007 show. Trophies were awarded in nine categories and winners are listed below: CUSTOM - 1st Place Diane Crowder 1998 HD Fatboy, 2nd Place Chuck Davis 2001 HD Wideglide, 3rd Place John Martin 2006
MODERN AMERICAN - 1st Place Larry ? 2005 HD VRod, 2nd Place Randy Galloway 2000 HD Fatboy, 3rd Place Hal Krohn 2003 HD Heritage Softtail VINTAGE AMERICAN -1st Place Danny Haizlip 1946 HD Flathead, 2nd Place Tom Tryzbiak 1963 Mustang Stallion, 3rd Place W C Nelson 1957 Allstate MODERN JAPANESE - 1 st Place Kevin Galloway 2005 Honda Shadow, 2 nd Place John Muir 1989 Honda GB 500, 3rd Place Frank Alexander 1987 Honda Rebel VINTAGE JAPANESE - 1st Place Steve McPhee 1965 Honda 90 C200, 2nd Place Paul Parker 1975 Honda 750, 3rd Place Sheldon Henderson 1975 Honda CB 400F MODERN EUROPEAN - 1st Place Frank Alexander 2002 Moto Guzzi Le Mans , 2nd Place Joe Stancampiano 2007 BMW 1200GS, 3rd Place Theresa Danbert 2006 K1200S VINTAGE EUROPEAN - 1st Place Roger Danbert 1970 Triumph, 2nd Place Roger Wiles 1968 BMW R69US, 3rd Place Danny Haizlip 1915 Douglas COMPETITION - 1st Place Dennis Bradley 1970 Penton Six Day, 2nd Place Dennis Bradley 1973 Penton Trials, 3rd Place Dennis Bradley 1973 Husqvarna SPECIAL INTEREST - 1st Place Len Bivins Yamaha 1200 Sidecar, 2nd Place Brian Wight 1956 Messerschmitt, and 3rd Place William Henderson 1987 Honda Rebel Bobber.
Dennis Bradley's annual North Georgia Motorcycle Show is the place to learn about motorcycles, to see old friends, to meet new friends, and to do some friendly networking. Young and old leave the show with a better appreciation for the many makes and models of vintage and modern two-wheeled rides. Many thanks to the sponsors and volunteers that helped make this year's Motorcycle Show a successful event. See you next year.