Judges and people agree on best bike

Laverda Concours winner best in show by judges and people's choice winner is Garth Allison with his 1980 Honda CX500

For the first time the people’s choice and the judges choice of best in show have been the same at the Laverda Concours in Brisbane.

Winner is Garth Allison with his 1980 Honda CX500 who said it was a “labour of love”.

Like the judges and visitors, We also thought it was the best in show and featured it on our Facebook page on Sunday. Check out this gallery of detailed photos.

Garth says he spent three years and about $10,000 customising the bike, even polishing the crank, widening the swingarm, and threading the spoked wheels himself.

 

Event manager Bryan Horn says it was “remarkable” that the two major awards went to the one entry, but it was “very deserving”.

There were 135 concours entrants for the 60 trophies, including $2000 for Best in Show.

Bryan says more than 2200 paying visitors over 15 years attended the Sunday event under “perfect blue skies” after the event had been postponed a couple of months because of rain.

He says they gave out more than 3000 people’s choice cards.

The amount raised on the day for the Make a Wish donation will be announced after the Club Laverda Queensland’s December meeting.

The event also featured 17 trade stalls and 15 motorcycle club displays.

2017 Laverda Concours WinnersLaverda Concours judges

Best in Show Penrite Oil, Brisbane Motorcycles, Ricondi 22 Garth Allison Honda 500cc 1980

3rd Café Racer The Café Racer Shop 2 Tim Boughen Honda CB400F 400cc 1976

2nd Café Racer The Café Racer Shop 115 Steve Broberg Norton 1156 1100cc 1960s Refab

1st Café Racer The Café Racer Shop 66 Phil Rowe Yamaha 65cc 1980

3rd Custom ProCycle Dyno 33 Peter Wilkinson Chopper 2100cc 2017

2nd Custom ProCycle Dyno 38 Stuart Ralph Iron Horse 1819cc 2005

1st Custom ProCycle Dyno 46 Alex Miller Harley Davidson 88” 1974

3rd 3 Wheeler and Trailer Sapid Pty Ltd 88 Phil Smith Chang Jiang 750cc 1962

2nd 3 Wheeler and Trailer Sapid Pty Ltd 71 Mike Woodason Moto Guzzi Custom Trike 1094cc 2017

1st 3 Wheeler and Trailer Sapid Pty Ltd 74 Dan Parker BSA 500cc 1942

3rd Competition Tyres for Bikes 103 Sean Dwyer Ducati MHR 1000cc 1984

2nd Competition Tyres for Bikes 28 Tony Cragg Yamaha TZ 125cc 1994

1st Competition Tyres for Bikes 5 Tammy Coreg Lewis Laverda 668cc 2016

3rd Street Performance Sierra Specialized Products 51 Jim Crooks Yamaha RZ 350cc 1983

2nd Street Performance Sierra Specialized Products 16 Anthony Anderson Z1 Kawasaki 1400 1973

1st Street Performance Sierra Specialized Products 22 Garth Allison Honda 500cc 1980

3rd Pre 1946 (Up to 31 December 1945Queensland Imports Pty Ltd 68 Mick O’Loughlin Harley Davidson 750cc 1942

2nd Pre 1946 (Up to 31 December 1945Queensland Imports Pty Ltd 7 Ian Rennie Indian 4 1200 1929

1st Pre 1946 (Up to 31 December 1945Queensland Imports Pty Ltd 12 Bob Higgins Triumph 225cc 1914

3rd Japanese 1985 and on Roberto’s Custom Powder 48 Adam Gould Yamaha 1300cc 1999

2nd Japanese 1985 and on Roberto’s Custom Powder 25 Paul Stevens Suzuki GSXR1100 1100cc 1995

1st Japanese 1985 and on Roberto’s Custom Powder 112 Lishan Stromer Suzuki GSX‐R 1000cc 2013

3rd Japanese pre 1985 Roberto’s Custom Powder 8 Ian Rennie Yamaha 250 1964

2nd Japanese pre 1985 Roberto’s Custom Powder 17 Glenn Philipson Suzuki GT 750 750cc 1976

1st Japanese pre 1985 Roberto’s Custom Powder 89 Alan Winslade Kawasaki 1000cc 1977

3rd American 1984 and on Sacred Skin Tattoo and Piercing 64 Rob King Harley Davidson 1996 Evo1 340cc

2nd American 1984 and on Sacred Skin Tattoo and Piercing 125 Paul Schuster Victory 1700cc 2014

1st American 1984 and on Sacred Skin Tattoo and Piercing 45 Joshua Duckworth Harley 1800cc 2008

3rd American pre 1984 Sacred Skin Tattoo and Piercing 77 Paul Baltzer Harley Sportster 900cc 1971

2nd American pre 1984 Sacred Skin Tattoo and Piercing 60 Les Duncan Harley Davidson XR 1000cc 1983

1st American pre 1984 Sacred Skin Tattoo and Piercing 75 Tim Woltmann Harley Davidson Springer Shovel 1200cc 1976

2nd Continental 751cc and on Rad Hard Chroming 79 Brett LaCaze Laverda Jota 1000 1981

1st Continental 751cc and on Rad Hard Chroming 80 Brett LaCaze Egli Vincent 1300 1968

Dyno ‐ Up to 750 Motorcycle MAD Mechanical & Dyno Centre

Dyno ‐ 750 – Up Motorcycle MAD Mechanical & Dyno Centre Tory Kent Rocket III 2010 234.9 hp

Dyno ‐ V Twin Motorcycle MAD Mechanical & Dyno Centre Darren Morgan 1199 Panigale 2012 187.9 hp

Best Club Display Ricondi

Judges Award for Excellence Brisbane Moto Towing 16 Anthony Anderson Z1 Kawasaki 1400 1973

People’s Choice Moto Doctor 22 Garth Allison Honda 500cc 1980

Best Paintwork Buddhas Motorcycle Spray Paint 64 Rob King Harley Davidson 1996 Evo1 340cc

Best Japanese Motorcycle Freighters 22 Garth Allison Honda 500cc 1980

Best American Motorcycle Road Worthys 77 Paul Baltzer Harley Sportster 900cc 1971

Best British Sapid Pty Ltd 37 Ian Dallimore Triumph 500cc 1956

Best BMW Qld Imports Pty Ltd 30 Owen Hobbs BMW R75/6 750cc 1973

Best Moto Guzzi Pipemasters 98 Neil Morgan Moto Guzzi 1100cc 2001

Best Ducati Euro Twins 109 Ken Weir Ducati 750cc 1975

Best Laverda REDAX Laverda Engineering 5 Tammy Coreg Lewis Laverda 668cc 2016

Colin (Rad) Morton Memorial The Rental Man 3 Tony Ducati 998r 1000cc 2002

3rd British 1985 and on Earmold Australia 85 Alan Gatward Triumph 885cc 1995

2nd British 1985 and on Earmold Australia 123 Ian Parker Harris 1260cc 1986

1st British 1985 and on Earmold Australia 81 Doug Millar Triumph Thunderbird Sport 900cc 2003

3rd British pre 1985 Sacred Skin Tattoo and Peircing 72 Carl Sherwin Triumph 650cc 1965

2nd British pre 1985 Sacred Skin Tattoo and Peircing 119 John Licastro Sunbeam S7 500cc 1948

1st British pre 1985 Sacred Skin Tattoo and Peircing 37 Ian Dallimore Triumph 500cc 1956

3rd Continental up to 750cc Rad Hard Chroming 30 Owen Hobbs BMW R75/6 750cc 1973

2nd Continental up to 750cc Rad Hard Chroming 36 Ian Dallimore Aermacchi 250cc 1962

1st Continental up to 750cc Rad Hard Chroming 109 Ken Weir Ducati 750cc 1975

3rd Continental 751cc and on Rad Hard Chroming 24 Tom Rafferty Aprilia 312cc 1988

8 Comments

  1. Why do all your detail photos link back to the top of the page it is presented on? Why have a link at all? Saying “check out this gallery of detailed photos” makes me think that there is a display of these photos in larger size, only to take the reader back to the top of the page.

    Please explain ….

      1. Every picture is a clickable link Mark. Common net practice usually means there is a larger/full screen version “behind” the click, i.e. “detailed picture”. If there is no larger version of the photo, why make it a link?

        This has always bugged me from the time I came upon your site.

        It won’t stop me reading it though 😀

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