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Saturday the 21st of May was a great day to celebrate the 48th Annual Hanford Vintage Motorcycle Rally at the Kings Fairground. Temperatures were in the mid 70's making conditions perfect for checking out all the vendor's parts, bikes and memorabilia.
Hanford grows a little each year, with most of our new vendor's coming from the all over the Central California area. The bike show is not always the biggest, but always has the most unusual entries. Once again, this year’s entries did not disappoint. The European Class really expanded this year with a lot of new entries. Nick Dounias from Hagerty's Insurance returned to make his selection for the Hagerty's Choice Award and to present of trophies to the lucky winners.
New this year was Lucas Oil’s co-sponsorship of the Show, and their presence was enjoyed by one and all. Lucas presented our lucky show winners and many of the entrants with some great gift bags full of goodies. Lucas also gave goody bags to all of the Hanford spectators and attendees when they entered through the main gate in the morning. Lucas Oil not only brings a great line of motorcycle products to Off-Roaders and Racers alike, but supports the vintage and classic motorcycle enthusiast as well. Lucas was represented in our bike show by Hector Cademartori, who did a fine job of choosing the very deserving winner.
You may have noticed that we lined up our vendors a bit differently this year, lining them up against the East fence. Due to this change, we had a larger area in the middle that looked a bit empty, but our vendor numbers were actually up a bit over last year.
In this year’s swap meet you could find a whole lot of just about anything. Dirt bikes were up over years past, and I noticed we also had a finer selection of rolling projects.
As I mentioned earlier, we had an impressive turnout of European parts and rollers. Show results are online now, and we expect to have the show photos online very soon.
Another first time event at this year’s show was the first ever presentation of The Owen Vintage Motorcycle Collection Outstanding Enthusiast Award. This award was chosen by Tom White and presented to Lee Fabry, have a look at our Owen memorial page with pictures and a description of the Award and the reason we’ve added it to our show.
A very special thank you to all of my friends without whom this Rally wouldn't be possible, I am very grateful for all of your help. To my wife Nancy for her help and support, and to everyone else that makes the trek to Hanford, California, the third Saturday in May, to make California's Best Little Show & Swap Meet what it is.
PHOTOS FROM THIS YEAR'S SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON !
48th Annual HANFORD
Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet Saturday May 21, 2016
HANFORD EVENT LOCATION:
801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93232
Hello everyone, at Classic Cycle Events we are excited for a great 2016, but first, I want to take a minute to address the situation at Irwindale Raceway, to clear up any confusion. Due to a potential construction project that is forecasted to begin later this year, the Irwindale Raceway has been unable to provide us with concrete dates for our El Camino event. As a result of this uncertainty, we will only have the 48th Annual Hanford Show & Swap this year. So if you have been putting off checking out Hanford, because El Camino was closer or easier, this year might be the reason to make the drive and check out the "Best" little meet in California.
I'd like to welcome back Nick Dounias, our favorite Hagerty's Classic Bike Insurance Agent. He will again be sponsoring the two Hagerty's Choice Awards, as he has so graciously done for us the past three years. Hagerty's Insurance remains the Classic Cycle Events Bike Insurance of choice.
VanTech returns as well with Bill VanTichelt judging and awarding a trophy in each of five classes, including: Best VanTech Classic Kit, Best VanTech as Raced, Best Custom & Best Offroad VanTech and the Best Restored VanTech. when registering mention you want to be in the VanTech Classes.
I also want to extend a warm welcome to Lucas Oil, they are our new co-sponsor of the Classic Cycle Events Motorcycle Show. Lucas will be offering special prizes to the class winners. Not only will our winners get a trophy, but some great motorcycle care products as well.
This years event promises to be the Best yet! So come on, make the drive and help us make Hanford 2016 the biggest, best show ever. It really is a great event and if you've never been, this is your year. There is a reason this show has been going strong for 48 years and counting and is California's oldest and longest running show & swap.
See you there!
the Owen Vintage Motorcycle Collection " Outstanding Enthusiasts" Award
At our 2016 Hanford Event, I was given a very special gift . Monika Tolman made me a quilt from a collection of our Classic Cycle Events T-shirts. I am blown away by her talent and this very thoughtful gift. I love it!
THANK YOU MONIKA TOLMAN !
Hanford 2015 Photo Gallery
HANFORD 2015 WRAP UP and SHOW RESULTS
HANFORD 2014 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE SHOW RESULTS
HANFORD 2013 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE SHOW RESULTS
HANFORD 2012 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE SHOW RESULTS
HANFORD 2011 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE SHOW RESULTS
HANFORD 2010 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE SHOW RESULTS
|Classic Cycle Events – Hanford 2016 - Trophy’s awarded
||1972 Hodaka Super Twin owned by Rudy Pock
||1963 Malaguti Olympique owned by Vincent Schardt
|Best of Show:
|| 1969 BMW R60/2 owned by Ken Morris
|Peoples Choice award:
||1909 Reading Standard Racer owned by Ben Ferrie
|Best Antique motorcycle:
||1919 Indian Power Plus, Mike Doom
|Best All original motorcycle:
||1970 Honda CT 70, Jeff Haggerty
|Best Power Bike and Scooter
||1971 Honda Z50, Jeff Haggerty
1st place – 1958 Harley Davidson XLR
||1st place – 1965 Harley Davidson FLH,
2nd place – 1984 Harley Davidson FL,
||1st place – 1950 BSA Bantam GPO,
2nd place – 1963 BSA Super Rocket, Roger Buhl
||1st place – 1968 BSA 44IVS,
2nd place – 1965 Triumph Bonneville, Marilyn Wiesema
||1st place – 1963 Malaguti Olympique, Vincent Schardt
2nd place – 1956 Moto Morini, Vincent Schardt
||1st place – 1976 Yamaha XT 500C, Owen Bishop
2nd place – 1966 Honda CB 160, Marilyn Wiersema
|On-Off Road Competition to 1969:
||1st place – 1961 BSA Spitfire,
2nd place – 1963 Itom Astor, Vincent Schardt
|On-Off Road Competition to 1989:
||1st place – 1973 Penton Hare Scrambler, Blair Beck
2nd place – 1977 OSSA 77ST,
|Custom Vintage & Bobbers:
||1st place - 1961 Triumph T120,
2nd place – 1971 Triumph Bonneville, Mark Peacock
|Café Racer/Street Tracker/Enduro:
||1st place – 1975 Yamaha SR500, Stephen Wheeler
2nd place – 1975 La Verda SF2,
|Best Period Modified On-Off Road to 1969:
||1963 Itom Astor, Vincent Schardt
|Best Period Modified On-Off Road to 1989:
||1976 Maico AW440, David Mayries
|Best Period Modified American Classic:
||1945 Indian Chief, Galen McGetor
|Best Period Modified Classic European:
||1975 La Verda SF2, Hiro Ishihara
|Best Period Modified Classic Japanese:
||1979 Honda CVX, Craig Snasdell
Listen to our 2016 Radio Spot
HANFORD GRID MAP
||Be sure to look for our 2016 Hanford Billboard next time you're heading East on Highway 198, West of Hanford.
A Special Thanks to Classic-Brittish-Motorcycles.com for their help getting the word out for the 2016 Hanford.
Be sure to check out our complete line of shirts, posters, hats and more in the
CLASSIC CYCLE EVENTS STORE
Comfort Inn, 10 N. Irwin Street (559) 584-9300
Sequoia Inn, 1655 Mall Drive (559) 582-0338
Irwin Street Inn, 522 N. Irwin Street
Hanford Inn, 755 Cadillac Lane
Best Western Vineyard Inn, 8787 E. D St (559) 924-1261
Holiday Inn Express, 820 E. Bust (559) 924-3200
Radisson Hotel, 300 Court Street, Visalia (559) 636-1111
Kings Fairgrounds RV Park
RV Reservations w/Full Hook Ups (559)584-3318 (RV Hookups $20/ea)
Dry Camping Fee $8
Kings Fairground 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93232
$10 per person beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday.
Children under 12 are free and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Early bird shopper admission is $25 per person from 6:30 to 7:30 AM Saturday only.
Event hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, May 21st, 2016. Absolutely no general admission on Friday.
EASY TO FOLLOW DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From the West: Take Hwy 198 to the Douty Street off ramp; proceed along the Frontage Road to 10th Avenue and make a right.
From the East: Take Hwy 198 to 10th Avenue off ramp and make a left.
From the North: From Hwy 99, take Hwy 198 to Hanford; 10th Avenue off ramp and proceed South.
From the South: From Hwy 99 or Hwy 5, take Hwy 198 and follow the above directions.