Rolling Concours 2012

CW’s classic ride and show returns to Indy MotoGP.

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Special Award: Best Story (Editors

Special Award: Best Story (Editors

Jimmy on his X6

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Over 80 riders turned out with their classic bikes for the return of the Cycle World Rolling Concours at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Saturday, August 18.

We're firm believers that motorcycles, even rare collector machines, were meant to be ridden. That's why this concours rolls. The ride left from the Speedway and headed to a private lunch spot for socializing and tire-kicking, then returned to the track where the bikes were judged. Only those motorcycles that completed the ride were eligible for trophies (and prizes from event-sponsor Bike Bandit). Judges included Editor-at-Large Peter Egan and yours truly. The show was open to any motorcycle that runs, dirty or clean, stock or not, as long as it is 1986 or older.

Here are the riders and machines that took home trophies for 2012:

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Classic I (1959 & Older) Donald Beadle 1939 BSA B21 Standard

2012 Rolling Concours Category Classic-I-1959-and-older

Classic I (1959 & Older) Donald Beadle 1939 BSA B21 Standard
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Classic II (1960-1975) Don Mildebrandt 1975 Ducati 750 GT

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Classic II (1960-1975) Don Mildebrandt, 1975 Ducati 750 GT

Classic II (1960-1975) Don Mildebrandt 1975 Ducati 750 GT
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Modern Classic (1976-87) Dave Grunewald 1978 Kawasaki Z1R TC

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Modern Classic 1976-87

Modern Classic (1976-87) Dave Grunewald 1978 Kawasaki Z1R TC
2012 Rolling Concours category winner American Classic (1975 & Older) Daniel Drexel 1954 Harley-Davidson KH

2012 Rolling Concours category winner American-Classic-Pre-75

American Classic (1975 & Older) Daniel Drexel 1954 Harley-Davidson KH
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Japanese Classic (1975 & Older) Sergei Traycoff 1972 Kawasaki S2 350cc Triple

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Japanese Classic (1975 & Older)

Japanese Classic (1975 & Older) Sergei Traycoff 1972 Kawasaki S2 350cc Triple
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Street Special (Cafe Racers, Bob-Jobs, etc.) John Bova 1973 Kawasaki H2 750

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Street Special (Cafe Racers, Bob-Jobs, etc.)

Street Special (Cafe Racers, Bob-Jobs, etc.) John Bova 1973 Kawasaki H2 750
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Special Award: Best Story (Editors

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Special Award: Best Story (Editors

Special Award: Best Story (Editors
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Special Award: Best Story (Editors

Special Award: Best Story (Editors

Jimmy on his X6
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Best in Show Steven Passwater 1975 Honda CB400F Four

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Best in Show 1

Best in Show: Steven Passwater 1975 Honda CB400F Four
2012 Rolling Concours category winner Best in Show Steven Passwater 1975 Honda CB400F Four

2012 Rolling Concours category winner Best in Show 2

Best in Show: Steven Passwater 1975 Honda CB400F Four