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


The 71st annual Trailblazers banquet is in the books. Saturday, April 11th was a great day and night at Carson Center with approximately 700 of the faithful attending. The ever-popular Tom Cates Memorial Bike Show presented by The Early Years of Motocross Museum and Hagerty Insurance was the first stop for the arriving club members. The three-hour "meet & greet" reception and bike show is one of the highlights of the event with the chance to reunite with many old motorcycling friends...but there was more to come. At 6:00 p.m. it was time to go inside for the dinner and awards banquet.

Our Mission with the Trailblazers is to honor people who have made their mark in the motorcycle sport and industry in Southern California and this year's group of honorees couldn't have been more perfect. From Dick Hammer Award winner CH Wheat to our Hall of Fame inductees: Walt Axthelm, Ron Bishop, Chris Carter, Gary Conrad, Mel Dinesen, Neil Fergus, Rob Morrison and Thad Wolff.

Thanks to all who helped make the event the success that it was, especially our sponsors Mark & Randy Zimmerman of Specialty Fabrication, Inc., GE Capital, Motorcycle Industry Council, The Early Years of Motocross Museum, Hagerty Insurance, K&N, Van Leeuwen Enterprises, Ernie Aragon and Tom Horton.

Watch here for upcoming news about the dates for next year's banquet.

See you next year!

Don Emde
Trailblazers M.C.

Published Monday, Apr 13 2015

72st Annual Trailblazers Banquet 

Saturday, April 23, 2016