| It was a dark and stormy
day, Greeves Day that was… Frank Conley’s 2007 Greeves Days was held on
February 10th and 11th at Mike Beanway's ranch near historic Pozo, Ca.
On Saturday Frank sponsored a Greeves only show with awards for Best Challenger, Best Griffon, Best Early Greeves, and Best Trials. Judging was scheduled to begin at noon sharp, but inclement weather delayed the start by almost an hour. Fortunately, the rain cleared long enough for the judging and awards ceremony. The weather may have been slightly wet, but not enough to dampen anyone’s spirits. The highlight of the show was a beautiful replica of a 24MX4 Challenger. Since, this model was only sold in the UK and very rare in the US, it was a real treat to see the unique Challenger. The bike was created for the owner by Kenny Sykes using a 360cc Challenger frame. The other class winners were equally deserving of their awards. After the show, many participants heading to the Pozo Saloon for refreshments and entertainment (some would say entertainment is generous). The entertainment was provided by a local garage punk band playing at the Saloon during the afternoon. Needless to say, Greeves and punk rock don’t mix – the only heavy metal that the Greeves crowd appreciates is their cast down tubes.
On Sunday Frank sponsored a Greeves only vintage trials. The weather was much better on Sunday with only a few rain drops falling during the second section. Competition began at 10:00 am sharp, or thereabouts, with 6(?) sections routed through the hills and oak trees on Mike's ranch. The previous day’s and night’s rain made for slippery conditions, but some very low scores were recorded and everyone had a good time.
Enjoy the pictures. If you have any details or comments about the pictures send them to me. I was only able to take pictures of the first two trials sections due to memory card problems. I have higher resolution images of all photos. If anyone would like copies send me an e-mail.
See you at the next Greeves Days!