2017 Vintage Motorcycle Show Winners Announced

On Sunday, June 11th over 4,000 spectator motorcycles and nearly 300 vintage show bikes overtook the Gilmore Car Museum’s campus for the 22nd annual Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet.

The show was co-hosted by the Wolverine Chapter of the AMCA, the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, and the BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek and sponsored in part by AAA of Michigan, NAPA of Delton, Checkered Past Cycles of Galesburg, and Battle Creek Harley Davidson

This year’s grand exhibitor prize was a brand new Klinger motorcycle trailer and the lucky winner was Jerry Romano of Clarkston, Michigan (pictured left).

Our Vintage Motorcycle Show award winners were:

Category  Place Bike #  Year, Make, Model Owner  City/ State
USA 1001cc and UP 1 54 1929 Henderson KJ Ron Mitchell  East Leroy, MI
  2 33 1945 Indian Chief Kelly Molenaar Kalamazoo, MI 
  3 51 1947 Indian Chief  Richard Watson Wayne, MI
USA 1000cc and UNDER 1 14 1952 H.D. Hummer  Tim Hagerty  Battle Creek, MI 
  2 15 1958 H.D. Hummer  Tim Hagerty  Battle Creek, MI 
  3 16 1966 H.D. Hummer  Tim Hagerty  Battle Creek, MI 
ENGLAND 501cc and UP 1 193 1973 Norton Racer  Walt Bramhaus Jackson, MI 
  13 1973 Norton Commando Jim Girardin Kalamazoo, MI 
  3 132 1960 Triumph T110 Jeff Goodman Kalamazoo, MI 
ENGLAND 500cc & UNDER  1 90 1966 Velocette Venom Aaron Thomas  Garden City, MI 
  2 29 1966 Triumph T100 Kelly Molenaar Kalamazoo, MI 
  131 1947 Royal Enfield  Tony Goodman Kalamazoo, MI 
JAPAN 600cc and UP 1 26 1975 Honda CB750 Ray LeZotte Lawton, MI 
  2 204 1971 Yamaha X5 Doug Wright  Battle Creek, MI 
  3 183 1972 Kawaski H2 David Scholten Lainsburg, MI 
JAPAN 300cc-599cc 1 61 1973 Suzuki T5400 Robert Kerr  Jackson, MI 
  2 197 1965 Honda Dream David Hunter  Kendallville, MI 
  3 100 1972 Honda Scrambler  Lon Hulton Rockford, MI 
JAPAN 299cc and UNDER  1 24 1971 Honda CB175 Ray LeZotte Lawton, MI 
  2 135 1978 Honda Hobbit  Joe Schuitema  Spring Lake, MI
  165 1972 Yamaha DT2  Ken Miller  Lainsburg, MI 
GERMANY 1 78 1960 BMW R-60 Bill Ganser  South Bend, IN 
  2 46 1974 MX-TS150 Ted Tackett Galesburg, MI 
  30 1972 BMW R75/5 Ron McGilton Caledonia, MI 
OTHER COUNTRIES 1 171 1966 Ducati Scrambler  Kevin Hofgess  Fowlerville, MI 
  72 1970 Ducati Scrambler  Jack Parish Mulliken, MI 
  3 67 1956 Allstate SGs Anthony DeFeo Novi, MI 
SCOOTER/ MOPED 1 20 1971 Honda 250  Jerry Hassevoort  Zeeland, MI 
  109 1959 Cushman Eagle Robert Beals Marshall, MI 
  3 48 1957 Cushman Eagle Michael Teutsch Harrison Twp, MI 
SIDECAR/ 3- WHEELED 1 258 1954 Zundapp KS601  Susan Reddy Ortonville, MI 
  252 1986 Honda 250R David Ruble  Hickory Corners, MI 
CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES  1 89 1970 Triumph Bonneville  Aaron Thomas  Garden City, MI 
  2 45 1979 Triumph John Player Spec. Charlie Tackett  Galesburg, MI 
  58 1971 Triumph TR16 Charlie Baeler  Rose City, MI 
COMPETITION  1 44 1966 Honda RC173  Charlie Tackett  Galesburg, MI 
  101 1971 Suzuski TM400R  Steve Hogan Waterford, MI 
  3 71 1972 Bultaco Alpina  David Hills  Middleville, MI 
MASTER’S CLASS  1 43 1967 BSA Hornet Randall Stroup Hamilton, MI 
  6 1963 Triumph TR6 A/S Graham Cousens  Sylvan Lake, MI 
  3 40 1950 AJS Model 18 Jerry Romano Clarkston, MI 
OLDEST MOTORCYCLE    130 1913 Indian Twin Gordon Rinschler Birmingham, MI
DIRECTOR’S CHOICE    54 1929 Henderson KJ Ron Mitchell  East Leroy, MI
BEST OF SHOW    258 1954 Zundapp KS601 Side Car  Susan Reddy Ortonville, MI