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50th Annual HANFORD
Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet
Saturday May 19, 2018

Hanford 2018 Photo Gallery


HANFORD 50th "Wrap Up"

"Thank You" one and all for attending the 50th Annual Hanford Vintage Cycle Rally. Once again we were treated mild temperatures and sunny skies, making the weather just right for a great meet. A special "Thanks" to our two largest sponsors that really help make it all happen, Lucas Oil, &  Hagerty's Classic Insurance. We so appreciate their generous support and giveaway's. This year's Lucas Oil Show had some great and unusual entry's. Not our largest turnout ever, but the quality of the show entries rival any show around. Hanford has always been the type of show that attracts the guy that self-restored his entry, not a just a collection of  "spare no cost" hired restorations. Hanford continues to be the working man's event, grease under the nails, busted knuckles and all with a very limited budget, kind of show. Passion most always trumps dollars, and that was very apparent this year at the 50th annual show.

The swap meet always draws an array of special parts and rolling projects, and this year was no different. Some very good deals found new homes and I hope to see them back at a future show, nicer than when they left.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Classic Cycle Events and I am happy to be able to publicly say "Thank You" to some of my many friends that have helped me bring the past 18 events to you. I'm so lucky to have such great friends that have been so willing and helpful year after year at Hanford & El Camino.

So lets all look forward to the 51st Annual Hanford next year, always the third Saturday in May.

Thank You all, Friends Supporters and Participates, I couldn't do it without you. Sincerely, Marshall

 


2018 Hanford Awards

Antique Motorcycle to 1935 - 1929 BMW R63 - Eugene Garcin

All Original Motorcycle - 1973 Honda CB-350 - Tony Baker

Vintage American to 1964 - None

Vintage British to 1964 - 1938 Brough Superior - Bob Mitchell

Classic American to 1989 - None

Best Modified Classic Am - None

Classic British to 1989 - 1967 BSA Spitfire - Don Harrell

Best Modified Classic Brit - 1950 Vincent Black Shadow - Bob Ives

Classic European to 1989 - 1971 BMW R75/5 - Eddie Plam

Best Modified Classic Euro - 1965 BMW R-100 - Eddie Plam

Classic Japanese to 1989 - 1968 Yamaha YAS-1-C - Owen Bishop

Best Modified Classic Jap - 1973 Hodaka Wombat - Pat Knopp

Power Bikes & Scooters - 1972 Honda CT-70 - Jeff Haggerty

On/Off Road Competition to 1969 - 1957 BSA Spitfire - Don Harrell

Best Modified On/Off to 1969 - None

On/Off Road Competition to 1989 - 1972 Penton Six Day - Blair Beck

Best Modified On/Off to 1989 - 1975 Bultaco Astro - Steve Stavrakakis

Café Racers & Street Tracker - 1972 Kawasaki Big Horn - Jeff Tarver

Custom Vintage / Bobber - 1958 Ariel Square Four Custom - Robert Zalinski

Trail Bike / Enduro to 1989 - 1971 Yamaha RT-1-B - Steve Day

People’s Choice Award - 1929 BMW R63 - Eugene Garcin

Best Restoration Award - 1950 Vincent Black Shadow - Bob Ives

Best of Show Award - 1953 BMW R51/3 - Tim Stafford

Tom White Memorial Award - 1977 Ossa ST-1 - Vernon Bandy

City Bikes Award - 1972 Kawasaki Big Horn - Jeff Tarver

Kelly Owens Enthusiast Award - 1968 Yamaha YAS-1C - Owen Bishop

Lucas Oil award – ’75 Yamaha - Rick Roeder

Toppings Award – 1970 Hodaka Rickman Micro Matisse - Steve Stavrakakis

Haggerty’s Award – 1968 Yamaha YAS-1C - Owen Bishop

 

Hanford 2017 Photo Gallery

HANFORD 2017 WRAP UP and SHOW RESULTS

HANFORD 2016 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE SHOW RESULTS

HANFORD 2015 WRAP UP and MOTORCYCLE 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


HANFORD GRID MAP

Be sure to check out our complete line of shirts, posters, hats and more in the
CLASSIC CYCLE EVENTS STORE

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to our 2017 Radio Spot

NEW This Year, the
TOM WHITE LEGACY AWARD

In Memory of TOM WHITE
From left to right, Marshall Baker, Lee Fabry,
Tom White, & Craig Williams

As you may have heard, on November 2, 2017, we lost our good friend Tom White. A race with cancer he didn't win, claimed my friend and a judge for our events. Even though Tom also judged at El Camino, he always said Hanford was his favorite swap/show.

Tom was called an industry icon, but to me, he was another bike enthusiast, just a guy that shared the same passion that we all do.

Judging is a thankless task that most won't do, but Tom would grab the clip board and go to work. Some how when he told you your bike wasn't as perfect as you thought and you weren't wining a trophy that day, he still made you feel like a winner. He always joked that the event shirt he wore proudly, should have had a bull's eye on the back and I should have issued him, and the other judges a side arm for protection. It is no easy job telling a participant his bike wasn't good enough. He would happily share tips with you about what it would take to improve for the next show, so that next time you would claim your trophy.

A better family man didn't exist, his wife at his side at the shows. A friend to us all, one of the industry's greats, leaving a void that can't be filled. I'm a better man for knowing him, a loss that we all share, family or friend, the good Lord has taken the Best Color Commentator that's ever held a microphone. 

Godspeed, you are missed. Thank You Tom for all that you have done for me, I'll miss you..........Marshall.

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I was privileged to have ‘worked’ alongside Tom White at the two Classic Cycle Events shows for the last few years.  As Classic Cycle’s “mouth on the microphone” I would do the quarterly announcements of welcome, thanks for coming and we have shirts for sale and food is available.  But when it came time for trophies, there was no better “Color Man” than our own Tom White.

Tom was a judge and the announcer of the trophies as he had untold knowledge of the bikes we were fortunate enough to have in our shows.   He never came across as a know it all, though sometimes I think he did know it all!!   I am really going to miss being able to hand him the microphone for the trophy presentations. 

I think back to the 2011 when I entered my trusty ol’ 1985 Suzuki SP600 in our event.  I stood there with Tom as he judged my bike and said, “you know this isn’t concurs condition right?”  I acknowledged it was not, but the hours spent cleaning it with my youngest daughter to simply show it off (as the original owner) was worth it. Tom understood that, as family is so important.   Tom then said, “that’s not a stock chain. They didn’t have gold chains in 1985”, what doesn’t this guy know? He then went around the bike and said, “Boy I sold a ton of those Supertrapp exhausts in my life.”  To which I replied,  I bought it from White Bros back in the day…we both laughed and talked of stories of Baja with my bike.

I am truly going to miss Tom buzzing about Hanford fairgrounds, clipboard in hand, excited to judge the next bike and talk about them late with the owners, many of whom he knew so well also. 

We all are better people for having been blessed with his presence.  Godspeed Tom White.

Sincerely, from the heart, Craig Williams

HANFORD EVENT LOCATION:
Kings Fairground
801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93232

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hanford Area                                                               

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

Lemoore Area

Best Western Vineyard Inn, 8787 E. D St (559) 924-1261
Holiday Inn Express, 820 E. Bust (559) 924-3200

Visalia Area

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

General Admission:
$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.


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