Perris Bike Show
Our chapter served to support this first-time event held this year in conjunction with a group of merchants in the city of
. They have held a car show for several years, and added a bike show this year on a separate day. Our esteemed member, Bob Stark, served as the primary support person here, assisted by Tom Lovejoy and myself. Perris
The weather was quite threatening, though we did not experience any rain. Several other club members showed up besides Bob, Tom and I. Grace McKean brought her Indian for display, as did Bob Tryon with his Scout. There were some other fine examples on display, including a beautiful restored 29 Scout, an original 67 Triumph Bonneville, an immaculate Harley Sidecar rig and some attractive modern iron. Other club members showed without bikes, including Vahan Bandoian, Hobo John and Kevin Spear. There were only 16-17 bikes on display, but it was an enjoyable day nonetheless. Plenty of spectators enamored with the bikes! There was a Rail Fest going this weekend as well, bringing a fair crowd from the depot adjacent to the display area.
Judging was conducted by the peer judging process, and Bob decided any tiebreakers with the primary merchant sponsor. Awards of note are as follows:
Pre-1930: Bob Smith 1929 Indian Scout (also won Popular Choice Trophy)
Bob has had this bike in his family since the late 1930s and just recently completed the restoration. He is not a chapter member, but is a National AMCA member, expressing interest in joining our local chapter; he resides in
1930-39: Notable winners are Tom Lovejoy
3rd Placefor his 39 Scout, and Sam Hinton 2nd Placefor his 1930 BMW R11. First Placewent to an immaculate Harley sidecar rig.
1940-49: Bob Stark 3rd Place for his fabled Chief; Bob Tryon 2nd Place for his modified Scout; and 1st Place to Grace McKean for her white Chief.
1950-59: NO ENTRIES
1960-69: Notable Winners are
Jim Falk 2nd Placefor the 1966 BMW R60/2 Sidecar
I had tied in points with a nice original 67 Triumph Bonneville, owned by a gentleman named Burke Provisor. Burke is a long time associate of Homer Knapp and Vic Cohen. I am proud to have him win the tie-breaker, as he was elated to receive what he said was only the second trophy in his life, the first coming in a flat track win at Ascot years ago! Congratulations, Burke, on your
There was one entry in the 70s a Honda Gold Wing. The remainder included a few fine examples of the modern iron, not all of which were the HD marque! Despite the threatening weather, everyone had fun and the public certainly enjoyed the show.
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