Originally Posted by bob_menton
My only complaint with the Georgia Mountain Rally (GMR) is that they didn't follow the printed schedule for when the closing ceremonies would take place on Saturday. The handout said 8 pm; as Sharon and I approached the pavilion at that time, a fellow said to me, "Hey Bob, you won two awards at the vintage bike display". I said, "That's great, but I thought they were going to be announced at the closing ceremonies". He said, "They were - they started the ceremonies early - they're almost over now". Bummer.
cool on the award, I missed that as well, maybe they need a loud speaker out front to tell all what is going on.
They have some bugs to work out with this new system, they tried making it faster during the awards and door prize drawings, which cost some folks thier door prizes (the ones you must put a ticket in the item you want to win) that's how I ended up winning the auction for the C2 Helmet, no one claimed it by the end of the giveaway so they auctioned every left off, same with the 50/50 whoevers first ticket won wasn't there to get thier half - thier half was 590 bucks (Karen donated it back to the pediatric cancer thing they raise money for though) Heck we were almost late for that, Karen has won that 50/50 twice now and a GMR Kermit Chair two years ago, Me I just win the auction stuff <grin>
We had a good time though and good seeing ya'll
At any rate - my 1983 R80S airhead Beemer won two awards: Best Classic BMW (1977-1985) and Peoples Choice Award. Wow! The Peoples Choice Award was a surprise - I would have voted for a beautifully restored R69 rather than my one-off, non-standard, very pretty, custom R80S (BMW never made an R80S!).
This is the 2nd year in a row that someone from Greenville, SC won those awards at GMR. Fred Zust won them last year with his L'il Red Bike, a red Beemer airhead set up in the cafe racer style of London's Ace Cafe. Some of you may have seen Fred's bike at the Cycle World booth at the bike show in Atlanta a few months ago.
Good rally. Some rain - typical for GMR. Said hello to Tom Gallo. Low point of the rally: ran into Joe Cool. Ya wins some and ya loses some.