2018 Land O' the Pines Rallye

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The 34th Land O' the Pines Rallye is at Diamond Don's Campground.
September 27th to 30th, 2018

Rallye Chairman - Dennis Tackett

Al Lamb is our Rallye Grand Marshal.

Aug 2017, for the first time ever Al Lamb and the World's Fastest Motorcycles competed on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The world's largest salt flat, at an elevation of 12,000ft. Al Lamb was on a quest to surpass his own 262.471mph FIM World Fastest Sit-On Motorcycle Record and break the 300mph barrier. However a competitor Ralph Hudson had the same idea. It was an epic fight for the title of "FIM World's Fastest Motorcycle".  Al will be going back to Bolivia in July to break the 300mph barrier.

The rallye draws over 300 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country.  Join us at Diamond Don's Motorsports & RV Park which is just one mile outside of Jefferson, Texas.  Participate in Friday's Field Events, display your bike in Saturday's bike show and ride in the Rolling Concours.  Come enjoy a weekend full of great entertainment and fun.

This is a beautiful campground located in the woods of East Texas. It is only 1 mile north of Jefferson on Highway 49 with all its antique shops, stores, and restaurants. The campground sits on 100 acres and has 50 RV hook ups along with a dump station. There are clean restrooms and free Wi-Fi. The center of the campground has a huge covered pavilion with a stage, sound system, lighting, and a bar with a fridge. There is a large central open area that is perfect for our new field events being held on Friday and for our traditional bike show and rolling concours to be held on Saturday. As an added attraction there is a fenced in alligator pit!

Click here for directions.    http://www.diamonddon.com     http://rvparkontheriver.com

For more information click on LOP in "Ride Texas" Magazine & Early Rallye History

2018 Rallye Schedule (tentative)

5 PM Friday Field Events

Cold Start – Vintage British Kickstart & Open Class
A. Under 500cc (Vintage British Only) 1st & 2nd Place
B. 500cc and over (Vintage British Only) 1st & 2nd Place
C. Non-British Other (Open Class) 1st

Ride the Plank – Open Class
A. Singles – 1st
B. Twins and Triples – 1st

Clothespin Hanging – Two Up – Open Class
1st Place

Ring Toss – Two Up –Open Class
1st Place

Barrel Roll – Open Class
1st Place

Side Car Timed Trail – Open Class
1st Place

Slow Race – Open Class
A. Singles – 1st
B. Twins & Triples – 1st

Dirt Drags – Vintage British Only & Open Class
A. Singles 250cc and below – 1st Place
B. Singles 250cc and up – 1st & 2nd Place
C. Twins & Triples Vintage British – 1st & 2nd Place
D. Twins & Triples Modern British – 1st & 2nd Place
E. Open Class – All Bikes – 1st Place



Bike Show

9:00am – 11:00am: Registration
11:00am – 2:00pm: Bike Show Judging

Bike show judging is by popular vote.

Rolling Concours

1:45pm - Riders safety briefing.
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Course Is Open

Motorcycles must participate in the Bike Show to be eligible for Rolling Concours. All participants will receive a medal at the halfway point. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded. Judging will be conducted by a secret panel of judges.

This event is open to all street legal motorcycles at least 30-years old. Entrants will be required to complete a relatively short road course to be eligible.

A certification stop will be required half way through the ride. A chase vehicle will be available to pick up any non-finishers. Upon return, eligible bikes will be parked in an impound area for judging. No wiping or polishing will be allowed in the impound area. We want to see rare bikes in riding condition, so bugs and dirt from the ride are considered a plus!

Saturday Night

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Award Ceremony
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Break for dinner
8:00pm - ?: Music and Dancing at the Pavilion

Registration fee Includes:

ROLLING CONCOURS WITH CASH AWARDS - Sponsored by Hagerty Insurance

SWAP MEET ALL DAY SATURDAY (bring your own table) FREE CAMPING (with electrical hook-ups)

Registration onsite: Single $45 - Family $55. Family is Mom, Dad & 2 kids (under 18). Each additional child is $10.
Day Pass - $15.00. Includes bike show voting but doesn't include entering a bike in the Show.

The 2018 Land O' the Pines Raffle Bike, a '79 Triumph T140 Bonneville.

Food will be available on site for purchase.
There will be no free food available.

We plan to offer a special deal from a different vendor than last year.  When you purchase 5 Raffle Bike Tickets you will receive 1 free meal ticket.  The meal ticket will be good for up to $10 towards a meal.  There is no limit to the number of meal tickets that you can get in this fashion.  We plan on having these meal tickets available for use on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

     Raffle Bike Tickets:
     1 for $5.00
     5 for $20.00 and a Meal Ticket (Value of up to $10)
     10 for $35.00 and two Meal Tickets (Value of up to $20)

Food Truck Menu

Down home style smoked BBQ and deep fried catfish, brisket, ribs and smoked turkey.
Baskets - Sandwich, chips, pickle and onions:
     Brisket sandwich $8
     Chicken sandwich $8
Ala cart:
     Smoked turkey legs $8
     Loaded stuffed baked potato $10
     Loaded cheese fries $7
     Home cut fries $5
Baskets with choice of meat, fries, pickles and onions:
     Ribs $10
     Half smoked chicken $10
Breakfast menu:
    Smoked brisket tacos with eggs and potatoes 2 for $7
    Coffee cup $1
We provide the condiments for all the items we sell.

All of last year’s winners must enter their bike into the Concours Class.

There are two Pacific Rim classes. Both are for 1992 and older models. One class is for bikes of less than 500cc and the other for bikes of 500cc or greater. The size is based on the bikes description such as CB750 and not the actual engine displacement.

Tentative Bike Classes Trophies
Class 1 Concours (Jack Wilson Memorial) 1
Class 2 Norton (Pre -Commando) 1
Class 3 Norton Commando 3
Class 4 Triumph (1970 & Older) 2
Class 5 Triumph (1971 - 1987) 2
Class 6 British (1988 & Newer) 3
Class 7 BSA 2
Class 8 Other British & European (1992 & Older) 2
Class 9 German (1992 & Older) 3
Class 10 Italian (1992 & Older) 3
Class 11 Italian Modern (1993 & Newer) 1
Class 12 Competition (Ed Mabry Award) 1
Class 13 Sidecar 1
Class 14 Pacific Rim (Less than 500cc, 1992 & Older) 3
Class 15 Pacific Rim (More than 500cc, 1992 & Older) 3
Class 16 American (1992 & Older) 3
Class 17 Modern (1993 & Newer) 2
Class 18 Modified Street (Cafι) 2
Class 19 Modified Street (Custom/Chopped/Bobbed) 2
Class 20 Pit Bike/Mini Bike (125cc or less/ any year) 2

2017 Bike Show Awards & 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


BSA 1st Richard Asprey
2nd James Novey
'69 BSA Rocket Three
'69 BSA 441


OTHER BRITISH & EUROPEAN (1992 & Older) 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


SIDECAR 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


MODIFIED STREET (Cafed) 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




PEOPLES CHOICE Jay Pope '72 BSA Rocket Three




ROLLING CONCOURS 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 BMW R65

Dennis handing over the keys to Ernie Tacsik, the winner of the 2017 Raffle Bike, a '78 Triumph Bonneville.

The Fun at the Rallye Never Ends!

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