June 9th, 2012
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days being held on July 20th through the 22nd in Lexington, Ohio will feature a large assortment of vintage motorcycles. Motorcycles from numerous eras, styles, and countries of origin will be on display.
"The fundamental elements of a motorcycle are simple -- two wheels and an engine to move them -- however, since the invention of the motorcycle, we have seen countless renditions of this basic form," said AMA Director of Operations Jack Penton. "AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days offers the country's most distinctive display of these machines, on the track, on the road and as part of the bike shows that anchor our appreciation of two-wheeled art."
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will host the vintage event. There will be four separate motorcycle shows. On Friday, the Scooter Bike Show and the Hall of Fame Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Bike Show will be held. A Cafe Racer Show will be held on Saturday as well as the Hall of Fame Static Bike Show.
The Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em event starts with a lap of the race course then heads out on a 25 mile ride before returning for judging. Classes are broken down into American, British, European, Japanese and Specials/Customs, as well as special show awards.
The Static Bike Show will include motorcycles manufactured between 1900 and 1989. The motorcycles will be on display all day with judging in the early afternoon.
"AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is all things motorcycling, from the people, the motorcycles and the racing that defines our motorcycling culture," Penton said. "The bike shows are a key element of that mix, and we expect to offer some amazing examples of motorcycle technology this year."
A complete schedule of events and riding directions can be seen at the AMA website.
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