The 33rd Land O' the Pines Rallye Recap

September 28th – October 1st  - 2017

Rallye Chairman - Dennis Tackett

This rallye was our second year at Diamond Don's RV Park located just one mile north of Jefferson, TX. The well maintained campground located in the woods of East Texas provided a great venue for our 33rd rallye.  The campground sits on 100 acres and has 50 RV hook ups, clean restrooms, free Wi-Fi, a huge covered pavilion with a stage, sound system, lighting. We'll be back there next year.

BMOA President Many thanks to the British Motorcycle Owners Association (B.M.O.A.) and their President Jamie Farquhar for organizing and putting on the Field Events Friday afternoon. A very special thanks to Sean Rizzo for being an outstanding master of ceremony.

The Bike Show was Sponsored by

The Rolling Concours was Sponsored by

The American Class was Sponsored by Shelby and Gloria Withrow.


Click here for Carrie Spivey's photo album of the Rallye.

Click on photo to enlarge.  Photo courtesy of Paul Valentine.  Click here for all of Paul's photos.
Land O' the Pines Rallye 2017

2017 Bike Show & Award Winners


Class Description




CONCOURS – Jack Wilson Memorial

1st Jay Pope

'72 BSA Rocket Three


NORTON (Pre-Commando)

1st Richard Asprey

'23 Norton


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

1st Sid Guillot
2nd Doug Fox
3rd Gary Johnson

'72 Interstate Commando
'75 John Player Norton
'75 Commando


TRIUMPH (1970 & Older) 

1st Jay Tynes
2nd Clay Walley

'63 Thunderbird
'56 Triumph T110


TRIUMPH (1971 - 1987)

1st Mike Thomson
2nd Chris Parry

'73 Hurricane
'79 Bonneville


BRITISH MODERN (1988 & Newer)

1st Carrie Spivey
2nd Trevor Packer
3rd Robert Dunaway

'12 Triumph Thruxton
'15 Norton 961
'14 Triumph Thruxton



1st Richard Asprey
2nd James Novey

'69 BSA Rocket Three
'69 BSA 441



1st Richard Asprey
2nd Stewart Garrison

Velocette Venom
'47 Vincent


GERMAN (1992 & Older)
Perry Bushong Memorial Award

1st Richard Asprey
2nd Mike Thomson
3rd Luther Alexander

BMW R60/2
'74 BMW R90S
'66 BMW R50/2


ITALIAN ( 1992 & Older) 

1st Richard Asprey
2nd Greg McBride
3rd Jason Small

'84 Benelli SEI 900
'37 Moto Guzzi
'67 Benelli 350


ITALIAN MODERN (1993 & Newer) 

1st Ben Davanza

'09 Ducati GT1000


COMPETITION - Ed Mabry Memorial Award

1st Greg McBride

'49 Vincent



1st Dominic Velanquez

'74 BMW R90/6


PACIFIC RIM (< 500cc, 1992 & Older)
Norm Blumenberg Memorial Award

1st Richard Williford
2nd Bill Felton
3rd Rocky Fivecoat

'77 Yamaha RD400
'64 Honda CA160
'85 Yamaha RZ10


PACIFIC RIM (> 500cc, 1992 & Older

1st Richard Williford
2nd Ray Donaldson
3rd Robb Green

'78 Honda CB750
'84 Honda Interceptor
'75 Honda CB550 SS


AMERICAN (1992 & Older)
Mike (Grumpy) Brown Memorial Award

1st Dennis Smith
2nd Jim Hemsworth

'53 H-D Hummer
'76 H-D FLH


MODERN (1993 & Newer) 

1st Bill Sonntag
2nd Chris Baucum

'03 H-D 883 Hugger
'08 Triumph



1st Rafael Barraza
2nd Steve Hampton

'75 BMW


MODIFIED STREET (Custom / Bobbed )

1st Bob Katz
2nd Dennis Smith

'65 Featherlastic 
'70 Triumph


PIT BIKE / MINI BIKE (125cc or less / any year) 

1st Richard Williford
2nd Richard Asprey

'71 Honda Trail 90
'72 Norton / Honda 70







Jay Pope

'72 BSA Rocket Three







1st Michael Forte
2nd Greg Spivey
3rd Greg McBride

'75 Commando
Triumph Thruxton
'49 Vincent






BEST NORTON - Ridden to the Rally

David Johnson

'74 Commando


BEST TRIUMPH - Ridden to the Rally Jay McCurry '00 Triumph Sprint


BEST ITALIAN - Ridden to the Rally Walt Stites '83 Moto Guzzi


BEST GERMAN - Ridden to the Rally Nick Gilbreath '77 BMW R100


Youngest Rider

Nick Gilbreath

30 years old


Oldest Rider

Leroy Green

77 years young


Longest Distance Ridden to the Rallye

Everett Saverino

1250 miles from Arizona






Bent Valve Award

Everett Saverino


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Dennis handing over the keys to Ernie Tacsik, the winner of the Raffle Bike, a '78 Triumph Bonneville.

The Fun at the Rallye Never Ends!

From Sam Ingraffia, Camano Island, WA

First let me say thanks to the officers of the NTNOA for another fine rally. I always enjoy it. Now along that line on the subject, I would like to share a letter I submitted to the BSA club a couple of months ago.

I’ve been asked many times why I come to the LOP rally year after year. While it’s certainly not for the riding (though it’s excellent) and the bike show is always outstanding, the following short essay, I think, illustrates what many of the NTNOA members feel when we all show up for the LOP every year.

Reflections of the “All British Clubmans Show”.

After the stunning announcement after the end-of-show ceremonies that this was the 30th and last Clubmans show ever, I tried to let that sink in. Several days afterward, some thoughts and feelings welled-up about what it meant to so many of us.

As a founding member of the BSA club NC, I have not missed a single one of the 30 shows. My membership in the motorcycle clubs, activities and meets over the last 40 years have blessed me with untold numbers of friends and acquaintances.

So for 20 years now I have made my annual ritual trek to San Jose for the Clubmans show. The one constant was always that I looked forward to seeing old friends and pals some of whom I’ve known for 40 years or more.

I looked forward to hanging out for the day, catching up with our lives, telling lies about the old days, cutting-up and just pulling each other’s legs. Doesn’t get much better than that, right? Then parting with something like, “well see ya next year, hope you’re better looking then”, and go our separate ways all over the country.

Well lately my thoughts have me realizing just what that one day meant to me. So many of the folks that I know and value our friendship, I will never, ever see you again and that saddens me. Oh I know some of us will still visit with each other, but so many others may not be able to.

I was thinking, “if only I had known beforehand that this would be the last, we would have had a more meaningful farewell”. Now it just seems kind of empty. To all of you out there, as the song says, “thanks for the memories”.

Ciao Bella,
Sam Ingraffia
NTNOA Member 573

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