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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