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Going on NOW!

The 32nd Lake O' the Pines Rallye!
It is now at Diamond Don's Campground.
September 29th – October 2

Click here for directions.    http://www.diamonddon.com     http://rvparkontheriver.com

The rallye draws over 400 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country.  Join us at Diamond Don's Motorsports & RV Park which is just one mile outside of Jefferson, Texas.  Display your bike in the bike show, ride in the Rolling Concours and enjoy a weekend full of great entertainment and fun. 

For more information click on Pines Needles and Chrome  &  Rallye History  &  LOP in "Ride Texas" Magazine

The rallye is moving this year to Diamond Don’s campground 1 mile north of Jefferson on Highway 49. This is a beautiful campground located in the woods of East Texas. It is only 1 mile from Jefferson with all its antique shops, stores, and restaurants. The campground sits on 100 acres and has 50 RV hook ups along with a dump station. There are clean restrooms and free Wi-Fi. The center of the campground has a huge covered pavilion with a stage, sound system, lighting, and a bar with a fridge. The pavilion will be operating hub of the rallye where we will have the awards ceremony and dinner Saturday night. It has seating for 200 people. There are sprinklers throughout the campground which makes it a nice grassy location with no dust. There is a campground PA system as well. A river runs along the western edge of the campground which is also the route for Don’s vintage train that can be boarded in downtown Jefferson. This location has a large central open area that is perfect for our new field events being held on Friday and for our traditional bike show and rolling concours to be held on Saturday. As an added attraction there is a fenced in alligator pit! We are very excited to be able to move our successful rallye to this new location that will enable us to grow and add more events. Please pass this along to everyone you know and invite them to the rallye. Feel free to contact me for more information.

On August 6th, Clay Walley, Randy Bauer, Jay Pope and I rode out to meet with Don and his wife Francene to finalize LOP details. Francene organizes their big vintage motocross event every year. This year they had 1,000 people so she is very good at her job.  Don is committed to making this an epic event. This is going to be the best rallye ever!
Here's a list of amenities and features:
We can use the police tape, cones, and PA system they use for the motocross event at no cost.
They will supply tables and chairs for 400 people under the pavilion.
Unlimited use of the pavilion, stage, sound system, pool table, and bar with fridge.
Don will plant fescue the first of September throughout the campground and water and mow so it will be lush and ready for us.
Daily runs of the water truck on the gravel road to keep the dust down.
Unlimited use of the 50 RV hookups (which can double up to basically 100 spots) Thursday through Sunday.
Participants arriving earlier will be responsible to pay for their spots direct to Don.
Free WiFi.
We will have the ice available at the rallye. A huge bag of ice for $3.00 delivered right to your campsite plus an ice cream stand.
You can reserve a golf cart for the weekend. They must be reserved in advance. Click here for details.
A local rock/country band is available for Saturday night but they will need to quit at 11pm.
Don will do an alligator feeding event if the water hasn’t gone below 70 degrees when they hibernate.
For an additional $25.00 per pump we can get RV’s pumped out at their campsites throughout the event.
A controlled burn pit at your campsite is ok but not officially sanctioned.  So far there is no burn ban this year.

Your Rallye Chairman for life if this goes off as I expect it!
Dennis Tackett

2016 Rallye Schedule

Friday Field Events

Field events are open to all motorcycles (except side cars and trikes) and all ages. Winner of each event gets a trophy.

Single Rider
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Cold Start Race
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Ride The Plank
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Slow Race

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Clothes Pin
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Ring Toss






Bike Show

9:00am – 11:00am: Registration
11:00am – 2:00pm: Bike Show Judging

Bike show judging is by popular vote.

Rolling Concours

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Course Is Open

Motorcycles must participate in the Bike Show to be eligible for Rolling Concours. All participants will receive a medal at the halfway point. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded. Judging will be conducted by a secret panel of judges.

Saturday Night

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Award Ceremony
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Break for Dinner (not provided)
8:00pm - ?: Music and Dancing at the Pavilion

Registration fee Includes:

ROLLING CONCOURS WITH CASH AWARDS - Sponsored by Aggressive Insurance

SWAP MEET ALL DAY SATURDAY (bring your own table) FREE CAMPING (with electrical hook-ups)

Registration onsite: Single $40 - Family $50. Family is Mom, Dad & 2 kids (under 18). Each additional child is $10.
Day Pass - $15.00. Includes bike show voting but doesn't include entering a bike in the Show.

Food will be available on site for purchase.
There will be no free food available.

We plan to offer a special deal from a different vendor than last year.  When you purchase 5 Raffle Bike Tickets you will receive 1 free meal ticket.  The meal ticket will be good for up to $10 towards a meal.  There is no limit to the number of meal tickets that you can get in this fashion.  We plan on having these meal tickets available for use on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

     Raffle Bike Tickets:
     1 for $5.00
     5 for $20.00 and a Meal Ticket (Value of up to $10)
     10 for $35.00 and two Meal Tickets (Value of up to $20)

Food Truck Menu

Down home style smoked BBQ and deep fried catfish, brisket, ribs and smoked turkey.
Baskets - Sandwich, chips, pickle and onions:
     Brisket sandwich $8
     Chicken sandwich $8
Ala cart:
     Smoked turkey legs $8
     Loaded stuffed baked potato $10
     Loaded cheese fries $7
     Home cut fries $5
Baskets with choice of meat, fries, pickles and onions:
     Ribs $10
     Half smoked chicken $10
Breakfast menu:
    Smoked brisket tacos with eggs and potatoes 2 for $7
    Coffee cup $1
We provide the condiments for all the items we sell.

2016 Bike Show Classes & Rules

Some rules and classes for this year’s bike show have changed.

All of last year’s winners must enter their bike into the Concours Class.

There are two Pacific Rim classes. Both are for 1991 and older models. One class is for bikes of less than 500cc and the other for bikes of 500cc or greater. The size is based on the bikes description such as CB750 and not the actual engine displacement.

Rolling Concours Rules

This event is open to all street legal motorcycles at least 30-years old. Entrants will be required to complete a relatively short road course to be eligible. A certification stop will be required half way through the ride.  The location to be announced. A chase vehicle will be available to pick up any non-finishers. Upon return, eligible bikes will be parked in an impound area for judging. No wiping or polishing will be allowed in the impound area. We want to see rare bikes in riding condition, so bugs and dirt from the ride are considered a plus!

All riders will receive a participant’s medallion.

Rolling Concours participants must enter their bikes in the bike show to be eligible.

Bike Classes Trophies
Class 1 Concours (Jack Wilson Memorial) 1
Class 2 Norton (Pre -Commando) 1
Class 3 Norton Commando 3
Class 4 Triumph (1970 & Older) 2
Class 5 Triumph (1971 - 1987) 2
Class 6 British (1988 & Newer) 3
Class 7 BSA 2
Class 8 Other British & European (1991 & Older) 2
Class 9 German (1991 & Older) 3
Class 10 Italian (1991 & Older) 3
Class 11 Italian Modern (1992 & Newer) 1
Class 12 Competition (Ed Mabry Award) 1
Class 13 Sidecar 1
Class 14 Pacific Rim (Less than 500cc, 1991 & Older) 3
Class 15 Pacific Rim (More than 500cc, 1991 & Older) 3
Class 16 American (1991 & Older) 2
Class 17 Modern (1992 & Newer) 2
Class 18 Modified Street (Café) 2
Class 19 Modified Street (Custom/Chopped/Bobbed) 2
Class 20 Pit Bike/Mini Bike (125cc or less/ any year) 2

2015 Bike Show Winners


Class Description


Year/Make/Model of Bike


NORTON (Pre-Commando)

1st Rob Green 1951 Big Four


NORTON COMMANDO - Joe Edwards (aka Dr. Norton) Memorial Award

1st Steve Ledbetter
2nd Randy Jones
3rd David Johnson
1975 MKIII Commando
1974 Commando
1974 Commando


TRIUMPH (1970 & Older)

1st Clay Walley
2nd Phil Dansby
1966 T100 Tiger
1967 Cub


TRIUMPH (1971 - 1987)

1st Mike Mediterraneo 1979 T140 Bonneville


BRITISH MODERN (1988 & Newer)

1st Wendy Griffiths
2nd Ernest Shick
2014 Commando 961
2010 Triumph Thruxton



1st Mike Thompson 1934 BSA Blue Star


GERMAN (1990 & Older)


1st Paul Dalton
2nd Bobby Pickard
3rd Paul Lehrer
1976 BMW 90/6
1973 BMW 750/5
1984 BMW R100RS


ITALIAN ( 1990 & Older)

1st Jay Pope
2nd Paul Dalton
1978 Laverda
1978 Ducati Darmah


ITALIAN MODERN (1991 & Newer)

1st Darryl King
2nd Doug Fox
2013 Ducati Multistrada
2000 Aprilia RSV-R


ANTIQUE (1970 & Older)

1st Richard Asprey 1957 Scott Squirrel


COMPETITION - Ed Mabry Memorial Award

1st Steve Hampton 1973 BSA 500



1st Mike Thompson 1934 BSA Blue Star



1st Patrick Henry
2nd Charles Endenfield
1968 Royal Enfield
1956 Matchless G3


PACIFIC RIM (< 500cc, 1990 & Older)
Norm Blumenberg Memorial Award

1st John Cartwright
2nd Ted Garland
1970 Honda CL70
1965 Honda 450 Bomber
15 PACIFIC RIM (> 500cc, 1990 & Older
1st Dat Mai
2nd Richard Willford
1971 Honda CB500 Four
1978 Honda CB750


AMERICAN (1990 & Older)
Mike (Grumpy) Brown Memorial Award

1st Clay Knipp
2nd Rick Kallenberg
1940 H-D Knucklehead
1968 H-D XLCH


MODERN (1991 & Newer)

1st David Powell
2nd Jonathan Dalton
2006 BMW K1200S
2004 Victory Vegas


(Caféd / Chopped / Bobbed / Special)

1st Luis A. Torres
2nd Chris Baucom
2015 Bonneville T-214
1970 Triumph Tiger
19 MODIFIED STREET (Custom  / Bobbed / Special) 1st Dan Piassick
2nd James Comstock
1983 GS550 E
1975 Commando
20 PIT BIKE / MINI BIKE (125cc or less / any year)
1st David Morales
2nd Richard Willford
1999 Honda Z50
1971 Honda Trail 90


CONCOURS - Jack Wilson Memorial Award

1st Phil Dansby 1973 Norton Commando



1st Phil Dansby 1974 Custom Commando



1st Nick Stump 1972 Triumph






1st Randy Jones 1974 Norton Commando





BEST NORTON - Ridden to the Rally

David Johnson 1974 Norton Commando


BEST TRIUMPH - Ridden to the Rally

Jay McCurry 2002 Triumph Sprint


BEST ITALIAN - Ridden to the Rally

Doug Fox 2000 Aprilia RSV-R


BEST GERMAN - Ridden to the Rally

Paul Lehrer 1984 R100RS




Bent Valve Award

Mike Geny 1974 Norton Commando

The 2016 Raffle Bike is a 1972 Triumph TR6

Raffle Bike Tickets may be purchased at the rallye.
$5 each or five for $20 or ten for $35.

Drawing will be held at the Lake O' the Pines Rallye during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 3, 2015.
You do not need to be present to win! The winner will be notified by phone during the awards ceremony.
The winner will be responsible for transportation from the DFW area.  Tickets may be purchased at the Rallye

Click here for a bit of Raffle Bike Trivia

Rallye Pin

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Coming Events:
            [Every Tuesday night] - Two Wheel Social
            [Every Wednesday night] - Dallas Bike Night
            [Every Friday night] - Ft. Worth Bike Night
            [Lake O' the Pines Rallye] - at Diamond Don's RV Park - 29 Sep. -2 Oct.
            [October Club Meeting] - at Advance Motorsports Dallas - 30 Oct.
            [November Club Meeting] - at Mike Fairchild's Residence - 27 Nov.

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