The Vintage Rally was a blast again this year! There were some great vendors, awesome Bike Show entries, Nitro and Top Fuel Dragster startups, and a great ride on Sunday! On top of all that we had some panel discussions from some of the biggest names in motorcycle collecting and drag racing!

[br]Quarter Milestones was finally unveiled and what an exhibit it is!  Telling the stories of Motorcycle Drag racing in America with focus on the exciting early years


Vintage Bike Show

Over 60 entries resulted in some very tough decisions for our judges.  The results of the awards are below.

American Motorcycles Judging Results
1st Place – Byron Nesheim – 1926 Harley-Davidson JD
1st Place – Dickie Bosch – 1962 Harley-Davidson FLH
2nd Place – Russ Reicher – 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH
1st Place – Lee Urbainzick – Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis
2nd Place – Lee Urbainzick – Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider
Minis & Scooters Through 1986
1st Place – Byron Nesheim – 1973 Harley-Davidson X-90
Specials & Customs Through 1986
1st Place – Brad McGowan – 1966 Harley-Davidson FLH
2nd Place – Tator Gilmore – 1966 Harley-Davidson FLH
Sidecars Through 1986
1st Place – Allan Digmann – 1970 Harley-Davidson FLH
Best Preserved/Unrestored
Byron Nesheim – 1934 Harley-Davidson R
Drag Bike Motorcycle Judging Results
1st Place – Tator Gilmore – 2012 Harley-Davidson Top Fuel
2nd Place – Michael Tovar – 1976 Triumph Bonnevlle

Best “Then Came Bronson” Tribute Bike Judging
1st Place – Peter Loosigian – 1968 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH
2nd Place – Greg Patnik – 1969 Harley-Davidson Sportster
Japanese Motorcycles Judging Results
1st Place – Robert Westercamp – 1978 Honda CB750
2nd Place – John Bagley – 1973 Honda CB750
1st Place – Rus Bees – 1976 Honda CB550
2nd Place – Ron & Diane Goette – 1976 Honda CB550
Specials & Customs Through 1986
1st Place – Randy Schmidt – 1973 Yamaha RD350
2nd Place – Bob Doll – 1974 Suzuki GT750
Sidecars Through 1986
1st Place – Jack Gittenger – 1981 Honda CB900
Best Preserved/Unrestored
Robert Westercamp – 1978 Honda CB750
Best Cafe Racer – Sponsored by ACE CAFE LONDON
1st Place – Jim Cutting – 1976 Triumph Bonnevile
2nd Place – John Bagley – 1973 CB750 Cafe
European Motorcycles Judging Results
1st Place – Bill Doll – 1953 Moto Guzzi Estore
2nd Place – Robert Greenall – 1948 Moto Guzzi GTV
1st Place – Robert Westercamp – 1962 Ducati 200 Elite
2nd Place – Al Althof – 1969 BMW R60 US
1st Place – Mark Gardner – 1979 Ducati Darmah SS900
2nd Place – Jon Doerr – 1976 BMW R75/6
Minis & Scooters Through 1986
1st Place – David Dean Wright/Louie Adrins – 1960 Lambretta LI 125
2nd Place – Kris Hernandez – 1963 Lambretta LI 150
Competition Through 1986
1st Place – Kevin Sellick – 1971 Husky 400 Cross
Best Preserved/Unrestored
Arlene Scalzo & Rob Himmelmann – 1956 BMW R26
British Motorcycles Judging Results
1st Place – Randy Baxter – 1938 Triumph Speed Twin
1st Place – Dickie Betchkal – 1966 Triumph TT650
2nd Place – Mark Mansbridge – 1968 BSA Firebird
1st Place – Cory Fabert – 1978 Triumph T140V
2nd Place – Dennis Wymore – 1971 Norton 750 Commando
Competition Through 1986
1st Place – Kevin Sillick – 1966 BSA Victor
2nd Place – Ray Sterms – 1956 Triumph T110
Best Preserved/Unrestored
Randy Baxter – 1973 Triumph Hurricane
Best In Show
Randy Baxter – 1938 Triumph Speed Twin

Vintage Swap Meet

Dozens of vendors showed up to display their wares and make deals.  Some very well stocked areas meant you could really go home with something special if you were looking.


The Anamosa Hillclimb is an American Classic!  The 63rd Anamosa Hillclimb might have been threatened with rain, but that didn’t stop it from having a record turnout!

Go to for admission information, schedule and competition entry information.


Road Ride and Lunch

With a little over 40 riders we enjoyed a great ride along the rolling hills of eastern Iowa.  Along the rural highways and small towns that played host to the ride we were met with smiles and waves.  The ride was capped off with an awesome lunch at a new local spot called Teddy’s Barn and Grill, a restaurant in a beautifully remodeled 1950s barn.  With a great view of the surrounding area from their rooftop dining area we got to relax with a bunch of cool people before calling it a day.  Make sure you’re there next year!


Panel Discussion

Drag Racing greats Ray Price, Tom Reiser, Tator Gilmore, and others that have contributed to the sport like Bob Chantland, John Gregory, and Mike Wilson were on hand for a very amusing and informative panel discussion.  Hearing about the various trials and tribulations along with the great camaraderie of these legends was a great experience!

For additional details, please contact us at the National Motorcycle Museum.
By mail, 102 Chamber Drive, Anamosa IA. 52205, email, or by phone at

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