Join Motorcycle Classics at the 2nd Annual Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic, June 10-12, 2011, at Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Last year’s inaugural event drew an estimated 5,000 classic bike fans and a huge field of AHRMA racers for two days of vintage racing, a swap meet and the inaugural Motorcycle Classics Road America Ride & Show.
The track — often referred to as “America’s National Park of Speed” — has legendary status; the four-mile road circuit has been drawing world-class racing since it was built in 1955, following five years of high-speed racing on area public roads. Sixty classic bikes joined Motorcycle Classics for our 2010 show, and fully half of those hit the road with us for a 40-mile ride through the surrounding Wisconsin countryside. Road America is smack in the middle of Wisconsin’s famed Kettle Moraine, a glacially formed geological oddity defined by sudden depressions and hidden valleys — the scenery is breathtaking and the roads are spectacular.
Registration for the Motorcycle Classics Ride & Show starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, so make sure to get there early. The ride leaves at noon, and while we’re encouraging everyone to ride, you don’t have to ride to show. Judging starts at 4 p.m., with our awards ceremony starting at 5 p.m. Two trophies – Best Rider and Best of Show – will be given in each of five classes including European, British, Japanese, American and Custom, plus we’ll award a trophy for People’s Choice. The entry fee is $25 and includes a 1-year subscription to Motorcycle Classics and a Motorcycle Classics T-shirt. Additional bikes are $5.
So join us for our second Ride & Show on Saturday, June 11, and get ready for great vintage racing as AHRMA racers compete in rounds seven and eight of the CPL Systems National Historic Cup Roadrace Series, the National Vintage MX Series, the Race Tech National Post-Vintage Motocross Series, the Speed & Sport National Vintage Trials Series and the Penton Owners Group National Cross Country Series. See you there! – Richard Backus