25th Annual Lake O' the Pines Rallye Recap
October 2, 3, & 4, 2009

Dave Edwards, Editor-in-Chief and VP of Cycle World was our Grand Marshal.  Special guests included Sam Wheeler, Victor Toogood and Ed Mabry.  Unfortunately this was Dave's last official function as the VP & EIC of Cycle World.  Upon his return he was unceremoniously let go - his words.

Taken from the Cycle World Forum Oct. 09, '09: "It has been my privilege and pleasure to guide the magazine and this website for these many years, and has given me my proudest moments. One day after being unceremoniously let go--yes, it's true--I'm already missing the place.

Mark and the crew will continue to put out a great magazine if I've done my job correctly and hired the best people possible--and I believe I have. Between full-time staffers, our band of regular freelancers and columnists, no Editor-in-Chief ever had a better cast. They made me look good for so many years. I will miss them and I will miss you (well, most of ya...).

Signing off as CW1Edwards, and all the best,


LOP Heroes

For everyone who has a good time at the Rallye, there are folks quietly (or loudly) helping make sure everything runs smoothly by volunteering. The rallye couldn't function without them.
Michael Ber - who cooked & served all Saturday afternoon/evening and helped clear up in pouring rain the next day.
Reid Schulze - who filled and set out the tiki torches and helped clear on Sunday
Monica Parry - who counted ballots and then cooked and served Saturday evening
Cathy/Cecile - for manning the Rolling Concours Checkpoint
Konrad Schilder & Kevin Stovall - for lapping the Rolling Concours circuit looking for breakdowns
Dean & Dawson Baker - for providing recovery support for the Rolling Concours
Jake &  Beate Hendricks, Bob Speer, Randy and Cathy Bauer, Dave Bradford and Dave Lyles  - for ballot counting
If you know of someone who materially helped out, please let us know - we'd like to recognize them here.

Sam Wheeler's Norton powered streamliner.

From left to right: Ed Mabry, David Edwards and Sam Wheeler.

Sam built his Norton streamliner in 1969 out of an old aircraft fuel drop tank. The streamliner is powered by a single 750cc Commando engine. Sam took his machine to Bonneville in 1970 and set the record at 208mph on regular pump gas. This was the fastest single engine Norton in motorcycling history. The streamliner was recently restored by Keith Martin and mechanics at Big D Cycle. Immediately following the rallye it will be shipped to the British National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, England. This may be your last chance to see it on this side of the Atlantic.

Rolling Concours
Sponsored by Aggressive Insurance

This event was open to all street legal motorcycles at least 30-years old. Entrants were required to complete a 24-mile road course loop to be eligible. A certification stop was required half way through the ride. A chase vehicle was available to pick up any non-finishers. Upon return, eligible bikes were parked in an impound area for judging. No wiping or polishing was allowed in the impound area.

 First place and $750 went to Robert Ratcliffe for his '53 Ariel Square Four.
Second place and $200 went to Jason Small for his '73 MV Agusta 350
Third place and $50 went to Jay Pope for his '42 UL Flathead Harley
All riders received a participantís medallion (one per bike)

Winner of the Lake O' the Pines Rallye Raffle Bike (a 1970 street legal Norton Commando) is
Tim Loizeaux of Linden, Texas.  The winning ticket was #557106.

The bike was purchased from Big D Cycle.  David Lyles polished the carbs, and engine cases.  Jason Small, owner of Lonestar Vintage Motorcycle Restoration painted the gas tank and side panels.

Painted by Jason Small (click on photo to enlarge)

2009 Bike Show Results
Email photos or corrections to ntnoa@ntnoa.org


1 NORTON (Pre-Commando) 1st Richard Asprey '52 Model 18 ES2
2nd Larson Stathan
3rd Steve Ledbetter
'74 850 Roadster
'68 750 Fastback
'75 850 Commando
3 TRIUMPH (Pre-Unit) 1st Dean Baker '56 T110 Tiger
4 TRIUMPH (1963 - 1970) 1st Mike Fairchild
2nd Bob Hagemann
'69 TR6C Trophy
'70 T120R Bonneville
5 TRIUMPH (1971 - 1983) 1st Mike Poteet
2nd Dennis Tackett
3rd Chris Parry
'74 Trident
'77 T140V Bonneville
'79 T140E Bonneville
6 TRIUMPH (Modern) 1st Steve Fetcko
2nd Ben D'Avanza
3rd Jake Hendricks
'03 T100
'01 Bonneville
'02 Bonneville
7 BSA (1963 & Older) 1st Ernie Tacsik '46 C10
8 BSA (1964 & Newer) 1st Craig Boland '70 BSA  A65 Thunderbolt
9 GERMAN (1969 & Older) 1st Ed Fletcher '48 R-35
10 GERMAN (1970 - 1993) 1st Mike Thomson
2nd Scott Baker
3rd Everett Saverino
'74 BMW R90
'71 BMW R75
'83 BMW R65
11 GERMAN ( 1994 & Newer) 1st Dave Howe '02 BMW R1150R
12 ITALIAN ( 1989 & Older) 1st Jason Small
2nd Bob Verner
'59 MV Agusta 300 Raid
'74 Ducati 450 D
13 ITALIAN ( 1990 & Newer) 1st Mike Gourley
2nd Laura Keating
'99 Ducati 996
'06 Ducati S2R 1000
14 COMPETITION (Ed Mabry Award) 1st Randy Johnson '72 Combat Commando
15 SINGLES (British & European) 1st Allen Soloman '53 AJS 18CS
16 SIDECAR (British & European) 1st Harold Hemphill '99 Dnepr KMZ 8.155-05
17 OTHER BRITISH & EUROPEAN 1st J. Gattis '54 Vincent
18 ANTIQUE (1973 & Older) 1st Mike Thomson '17 Excelsior
19 PACIFIC RIM 1st Brad Schneider
2nd Bill Keating
'75 Honda CB400F
'78 Yamaha RD400
20 AMERICAN 1st Mike Vance '46 Indian Chief
21 CAFE 1st Tom Willis Vincent
22 MODIFIED STREET (also Chopper) 1st Dave Lyles
2nd Jay Moore
'66 TR6SR Bobber
Track Master Twin
23 CONCOURS (Jack Wilson Memorial) (no entries)  
24 ROLLING CONCOURS 1st Robert Ratcliffe
2nd Jason Small
3rd Jay Pope
'53 Ariel Square Four
'73 MV Agusta
'42 UL Flathead Harely
  PEOPLES CHOICE 1st Robert Ratcliffe '53 Ariel Square Four
  OLDEST RIDER (Jim Flowers Memorial) Ward Hogue Royal Enfield
  YOUNGEST RIDER (Jim Gabrielson Memorial) ?  
  LONGEST DISTANCE Ridden to the Rallye
                                (Kevin Edwards Memorial)
       BEST NORTON (Ridden to the Rally) James Comstock '75 850 Commando
       BEST TRIUMPH (Ridden to the Rally) Ben D'Avanza '01 Bonneville
       BEST ITALIAN (Ridden to the Rally)
                                 (Derrel Robertson Memorial)
       BEST GERMAN (Ridden to the Rally) Dennis Hurley '69 R-60/2

This year's Lake O' the Pines t-shirt design.
Designed by Capt. Commando and Rober Opal.

Big Cypress Marina is located on the North side of the Dam, approximately 9 miles N.W. of Jefferson off Hwy. 726

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