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Kansas City Vintage Motorcycle Rally

by Richard Backus


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 Heart of America Rally 2011 

If you’re anywhere close to Kansas City, there’s no excuse for missing the 20th Vintage Motorcycle Rally hosted by the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at the Airline History Museum at Kansas City’s historic Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. This will be the third year the show’s been held at Wheeler Airport, one of the coolest venues for a classic bike gathering anywhere.

As home to a spectacular 1958 Lockheed Super Constellation and other vintage airliners, the museum is already a great destination. Throw open the hangar doors and throw in a few hundred classic motorcycles and it becomes without doubt the place to be in Kansas City. Wandering around the cavernous hangar looking at Vincents, Hondas, Harleys and Ducatis with the downtown skyline in full view from the hangar doors is uniquely cool, and not to be missed.

So don’t miss it — even if you join Motorcycle Classics’ Richard Backus at the National Motorcycle Museum’s grand opening in Anamosa, Iowa, that same weekend, you could still make Kansas City in six hours! Motorcycle Classics’ Landon Hall will be manning our booth at the Kansas City show, so look for him and the Motorcycle Classics banner in the Airline History Museum hangar. This show just keeps getting better and better every year, and admission is a bargain at only $5. Be there. – Richard Backus  

linda
5/26/2011 8:08:46 AM

Didn't know about this yet. Will try and make deal with the son--we go to the Civil War thing he wants to and then we go to the 'cyle show Mom wants.


pumps
5/10/2011 5:33:04 PM

The posters can be purchased at the show along with whatever this years t shirt looks like. If you are unable to attend I'll bet you could email the HoAME.org website. This will be my fourth year attending and my first year showing as my running at the moment rider 86' SRX600 is 25 years old. I'll take lots of pictures for you!


audrey
5/6/2011 9:55:38 AM

how do i order one of these posters?


bob hadden
5/5/2011 10:26:02 PM

My son and I went to last year's KC bike show. Loved it. The weather was perfect and the bikes were amazing, even in the parking lot. They fired up the Constellation and if the sound of that radial 18 cylinder engine doesn't stir your blood, your dead! Unfortunately we (and our Guzzis) can't make it this year, but if you get a chance to go ...do it! We'll be thinking of you. Best wishes from Wyoming.