The 12th Annual Harvest Classic Rally will be held on October 17th & 18th, 2014.

2014 Pre-Registration is closed, but DON”T WORRY! You can register onsite in Luckenbach. See you there!

2014_flyer_snapThe Harvest Classic is a motorcycle rally held each fall in Luckenbach, Texas. We love vintage and European motorcycles. We celebrate trials bikes, concourse-quality antiques, home-built specials, vintage racers, unreliable daily riders, small-bores, Italian Beasts, scooters, British bikes, kitted-out mopeds, cafe racers, brats, and old Japanese jewelry. We wander off the beaten path. We try to keep ourselves entertained. We invite you to join us.

The 2014 Harvest Classic will be our 12th anniversary rally, and will be held on Oct 17 & 18 – so start making your plans now! Gearheads come from all around to enter their European, Vintage, and Competition bikes in the bike show, participate in  or watch the vintage trials, eat home-cooked barbecue, win swag (or a bike) in the insanely good raffle, go big for the kids in the live auction, watch a big-screen outdoor movie, listen to great music, pick up some choice bits at the swap meet, camp under the stars, immerse ourselves in moto-culture, and rub elbows with kindred spirits. Our rally attendees, sponsors, and all-volunteer staff throw down hard to raise a ton of money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program of Any Baby Can, which really makes a difference in the lives of families who are living with/ battling childhood cancer.

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4 Ways to Win in 2014!

025 (6)West Texas Motorcycle Camping Package “El Apocalypto” Special

For 2014, our general raffle is more awesome than ever. We are raffling off this West Texas Camping Package donated by Mike Pawlowski. Whether you’re planning a romantic camping get-away in the Hill Country or prepping to be the belle of the Terlingua Bug-Out Ball, Mike Pawlowski and the Harvest Classic have you covered with this killer camping package. Motivated by a fairly fettled, mostly original, frugal yet feisty 1969 Honda CL70, this bike has the moxy to shuttle camp, and still provide a spirited transport for foraging patrols into the Great Western Wastelands. And when you bring back the lizard bacon, your Little Lajitas Kitchen will be ready with a complete camp set for two: camp chairs, sleeping bags, dual fuel stove and lantern, full place settings and kitchen cookset, not to mention the 6-person tent and queen-sized air mattress! You’ll be riding out the apocalypse, or the weekend, in comfort and style!

 

10621093_700901333292750_637392844_n1975 Kawasaki KT250 Vintage Trials Motorcycle

Win this super-maneuverable 70s-era bike in a special motorcycle-only raffle. This KT250 is light, torquey, and really fetching bike in pristine condition. The good folks (Richard and Debbie) at Dupree Automotive have really lavished some attention on this bike: new piston, seals, ported, polished, painted and it runs like a top! We’re raffling this off in a special raffle which is for this bike, and this bike ONLY. Tickets are $10, and to make it even more exciting, we’re limiting ticket sales to only 500 tickets, so you have a really good chance to win this sweet ride for only $10! We’ll announce the winner of this raffle right after we award the Trials Competition trophies.

 

IMG_13551980 Suzuki GS850G

Keep the kids in mind when you bid on this beautiful bike in our sealed auction! Suzuki’s response to the late-70s enthusiasm for touring motorcycles, the 850G is built for comfort and reliability, featuring a shaft final drive and a copious 5.8 gallon tank for long-range days. Ron Watkins and Randy Voet have worked together to bring this bike to you in gorgeous condition. It features a rebuilt motor, new paint, and it runs beautifully. We’re having a special, sealed-bid auction for this bike, and we encourage you to be a hero for the kids battling cancer and place your best sealed bid on this classic. We’ll be announcing the winner of this sealed bid auction right after the Trials Competition awards, and before the live auctions begin.

 

DSCN13361977 125cc Penton Anniversary Edition GS6

Bid on this fully restored beauty in our live auction. Lovingly restored and donated by Fred and Maggie Beck in memory of their son Charlie’s battle with cancer. 1977 was the first year for the GS6 model, named “Gelände Sport” (“open country sport”) to signify its enduro focus, this was backed up with a 6-speed transmission to give the already formidable off-road racer the range for enduro racing. This bike was raced in Texas enduros for about 5 years and then retired to a barn, where Fred found it. It took over a year for Fred to restore this beauty. He gave it a full tear down, bead blasted the grime off of every component, powder coated the frame and bits, fitted all new spokes, new tires, new gaskets, new piston, new crank seals, new bars and grips, new chain, all new bearings and seals, new seat, new carb and air filter, topped off with new paint with NOS decals. This bike has been completely gone through and is one of the nicest Pentons you will find anywhere! We’re super-excited to be able to offer the GS6 this year, as the Penton family has not only helped us to arrange showing the Penton documentary at this year’s rally, but when they heard about the Beck’s restoration project, eagerly volunteered to sign the number plate. Bid loud and bid proud on this bike, knowing that it was restored with the sole intention of donating it to the Harvest Classic to raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program, which was very helpful to Fred and Maggie as their son Charlie battled childhood cancer. This bike represents what this rally is all about — love and support for those kids and families who are living with childhood cancer.