TrailBlazers - We are a social organization of pioneer motorcycling enthusiasts. Meeting annually since 1940.

74th Annual Trailblazers Banquet

An all-time record crowd of 800 was in attendance at the Carson 
Center on April 7th for the 74th annual Trailblazers banquet. With 
legendary motorcyclists and industry leaders from wall to wall, 
the event had strong emotions running the entire time. Attendees 
got to see and talk with old friends at the Tom Cates Memorial 
Bike Show presented by Hagerty, held in the courtyard in the 
afternoon. The evening dinner program, emceed by Larry 
Huffman and Trailblazers president Don Emde, opened with a 
rousing National Anthem sung by Sandi Weidler and an invocation 
by Craig Vetter. The program continued with awards from the bike 
show, a toast to the late-great Skip Van Leeuwen, Hall of Fame 
inductions for Scott Autrey, Kel Carruthers, Debbie Evans-Leavitt, 
Bruce Flanders, Dennis Kanegae and Chuck Miller and a 
presentation of our Dick Hammer Award to the family of the 
late-Tom White, who passed away last November. The event 
concluded with the annual photo of the attending Trailblazers 
Hall of Fame inductees past and present. Photo by Dennis Suter.

Mark your calendars!
75th Annual Banquet to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Tickets to go on sale in January 2019.

Be a Member
Banquet attendees receive a year’s membership in the Trailblazers. 
If you did not attend this year and want to keep up on news of 
events and activities, a one-year membership is $10. 
Go to the Banquet Tickets link above to join.

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Published Saturday, Apr 28 2018

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