There were 27 award categories, plus a "Best of Show." These bikes had to be tough to judge as the entrant quality was universally excellent; you don't bring your "B" game to an event like this. Several of the classes could be judged upon period correctness, e.g., did the bike have all the proper bits and pieces, but subjectivity is a significant factor in other classes, such as with the competition and custom motorcycles. The crowd seemed to approve of all the selections. The only one that was a bit puzzling to some, at first, was the "Best of Show" award that went to Wayne Rainey's Grand Prix motorcycle mentioned above. In accepting the award Rainey told how, at the end of each year, Yamaha destroyed the GP motorcycles, but kept a single one for their archives. This is not an uncommon practice with competition machines (two- and four-wheeled) as the companies want to keep the highly sophisticated technology secrets from escaping to the competition.