After a long build up and great anticipation following the success of the CMJG’s first classic bike show in 2009, this year’s event was no exception. Dedicated enthusiasts from across New Zealand gathered for what was an impressive and polished display of classic Japanese motorcycle machinery at its best.
The culmination of the 2010 Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show was the awards presentation. The viewing public voted on each of the 7 classes across both days of the show. In each of these categories, there was a clear winner which suggests they all had something special that caught the eye of the discerning voters.
The owners can justifiably be proud of their machines and it is a credit to them how well each bike was presented. One of the most impressive features of these restorations is the attention to detail by the owners, with considerable effort (and expense) going into tracking down the correct, original parts for the bikes. Each of these winners is a superb example of the bike as it rolled out the factory door. Remember some of these bikes are now over 40 years of age. Perhaps more importantly though, most of these winners are still being ridden regularly by the owners.
2010 Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show Winners
1979 Honda CR125 – Owned by Steve McLennan
Best 0-125 cc:
1971 Suzuki AC50 “Maverick” – Owned by James Annand
1974 Suzuki GT750L – Owned by Brent
1974 Honda CB750 K2 – Owned by Mike Hurcomb
1967 Yamaha YM2C 305 “Big Bear” – Owned by Colin
Best Kawasaki / Best In Show:
1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 – Owned by Mark Bryant