Guys, I am blown away with the quality of the event you have going each year at Rockford. Looking from afar in Australia at the photos from the event each year really make me wish that I can get there one year to enjoy it in person. One thing that puzzles me though, and I don't believe this is an original view point, but why do you have winners and losers for the quality of bikes that people bring along? It seems strange to me to limit the potential enjoyment of some of the participants with lower budgets by attending the event without a hope of winning anything for the builds they bring along.
We recently had a little gathering in Brisbane Australia, and there is a thread with a link to some photo of the bikes and people and fun going on http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/index....wtopic=27033559
but it didn't occur to me until a week later when someone pointed it out, that the best part was there were no winners or losers. No prizes for who spent the most money or spent the most time working on their bikes.
We all brought along our bikes, lined them up, met and chatted, had a drink and a feed, tried to still ride them the best we can, fell off and bled (well some of us) and had a fantastic day all around.
So I guess, there is one small potential change you could make for the better, which has nothing to do with how much effort people put into organising the event. But congratulations for the effort you guys do put in to making the event happen! Well done! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif