Last weekend I rode with a few friends out to Luckenbach, Texas, for the 10th annual Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally! I had a great time and took a few photos of some of the beautiful bikes in the show and around the rally. I also entered Birdie, my 1971 BMW R75/5 in the Bike Show, with the hope of fame and glory:
We camped under oak trees, tent to tent, in between our motorcycles. My buddy Eric Wicks captured some great shots of our day that I get to share…
We ate a lot of Rally Food: Buffalo Tacos, BBQ and “Awesome” Bison Burgers and bottles of beer to wash it all down.
The Bike show brought out many incredible, interesting and beautiful motorcycles and scooters from all over the world, and even a few from before 1920. I loved seeing unusual examples of common bikes pushed to the max next to ancient bikes refurbished with so much care.
Jonathan, just back from a multi-month motorcycle trip around the country, rode his Harley out and Chap rode Ryan’s 1974 R90/6.
Every year the Harvest Classic hosts a raffle and auction to benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and this year they gave away four excellent motorcycles to a captive audience. It’s great to be a part of an event that is both fun and for a really good cause.
I met several great folks this year, including one guy that can get any Beemer part straight from Germany, and the excellent folks of Blip Workshop in Houston, Texas.
This year’s Harvest Classic was such a blast, I can’t wait for next year! Every year the rally grows larger but the spirit of camaraderie and lighthearted motorcycle talk is the same.