International Motorcycle Show Recap

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The club owes a big thanks to Michael Marshall for organizing and managing our display at the Int'l Motorcycle Show. Mike was responsible for coordinating with the promoters to ensure a great display, which it was! It was perhaps the best display the club has ever had at any event.  Mike spent a lot of time at the convention center Thursday through Sunday.

A special thanks also to Ben D'Avanza, Aaron Wiethoff and Jerritt Martin for transporting the bikes to and from the convention center.

Thanks also to all those for volunteered to show their bikes. They are:
Richard Asprey, Jay Pope, Bev Bowen, Ben D'Avanza, Bob Cox, Dan Piassick, Dennis Tackett, Clay Walley, Dave Lyles, Shawn Henry, Gary Anderson, Grant Wood and Chris Bartholow.

Thanks to the following who manned our booth and sold raffle bike tickets, Ed Sass, Bill Beardslee, Randy Bauer, Mark Jensen, Dan Piassick, J. Travis Coover, Richard Cross, Olof Beyer, Don Tarvin, Efrem Hernandez, Dicky Hunter, David Griffiths, Stan Aiton, Mark Roberts, Dale Jones, Frank Jakob, Clay Walley, Leroy Greene, Randy Jones, and Michael Fairchild.

Raffle bike sales amounted to $1,755!

The following 25 bikes were in the show.
1. 1978 Triumph Bonneville T140 - NTNTOA Raffle Bike
2. 1915 Norton "Cannon Ball Bike" - Richard Asprey
3. 1932 HRD-Vincent Python – Richard Asprey
4. 1964 Norton Super Single – Richard Asprey
5. 1972 Norton Commando 750 - Gary Anderson
6. 1978 Laverda - Jay Pope
7. 1942 Harley - Jay Pope
8. 19xx Norton Commando - Jay Pope
9. 1950 Vincent Black Shadow - Bevo Bowen
10. 1950 Vincent Red Rapide - Bevo Bowen
11. 1936 HRD-Vincent Comet - Bevo Bowen
12. 1972 Norton Commando Fastback - Bevo Bowen
13. 1974 Norton Commando 850 - Bob Cox
14. 1973 Norton Commando Custom - Bob Cox
15. 1974 Norton Commando 850 Cafe Racer - Chris Bartholow
16. 1956 Triumph T110 - Clay Walley
17. 1982 Honda Motocompo - Dan Piassick
18. 1970 Harley Davidson M65 Leggero - Dan Piassick
19. 1977 Triumph Bonneville - Dennis Tackett
20. 1966 Triumph TR6SR – Hippy Killa - David Lyles
21. 1968 Royal Enfield Interceptor MK1A GP7 - Shawn Henry
22. 1974 Norton Commando 850 - Chris Parry
23. 1968 Triumph TR6 - Ben D'Avanza
24. 1974 BMW R75/6 - Gary Anderson
25. 1981 BMW R80 G/S - Grant Wood

Bev Bowen's email to the Lone Star Section of the Vincent Owners Club.

Howdy, Lone Stars and other Moto Pals,

One of the 7 USA International Motorcycle Shows sponsored by Progressive Insurance was held in Dallas in January. Maybe some of you have seen this or something about this, already, but here’s a very nice video, professionally done. Makoto Endo is a remarkable artist, commissioned by Progressive to do art on site at each exhibit. It’s impressive he paints with just chop sticks and India Ink! Here, you can see him at work. Also in the video you can see Richard Asprey’s 1932 Python Sports HRD and my Black Shadow racer, Felix (and a bunch of other machines). I was very proud that my Red Rapide was selected for the art effort, which took Makoto all of the 3 days of the show to complete. So, a LOT of people wandered by and stood in awe at both Makoto’s skill and a clean example of the Vincent marque. Each year, lately, Vintage bikes have been more and more a great part of the motorcycle exhibit, and in Dallas, having several Vincents there in such high visibility was special.

Toward the end of the video, you’ll see me with Makoto and the Red Rapide and the finished art.

I am very appreciative of the
North Texas Norton Owners Association and Jacqui Van Ham of Progressive, both of them making all this possible for me to show my bikes.

Bevo Bowen
Section Organizer, Lone Star Section of the Vincent Owners Club

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