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Motorcycle Classics Presents the 3rd Annual Bonneville Vintage GP!

by Richard Backus

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Motorcycle Classics Presents the 3rd Annual Bonneville Vintage GP! 

Three years ago, racing bum and Norton fanatic Tom Kullen organized the first Bonneville Vintage GP at the brand new, state of the art Miller Motorsports racing complex in Tooele, Utah. Motorcycle Classics has been a part of the show since the beginning, and this year’s show will be better than ever as we team with Tom and his crew to put on the best classic bike event of the season as Motorcycle Classics Presents the 3rd Annual Bonneville Vintage GP, Sept. 5-7, 2008.

Just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, the Miller racing complex is also just two hours from the famed Bonneville Speedway, better known as the Bonneville Salt Flats. For motorcyclists, there are few places on earth more hallowed than the salt flats, where racers and speed demons have gathered for the past 100 years to push the limits of man and machine.

Starting last year, event participants at the Bonneville Vintage GP had the opportunity to run the flats during the International Motorcycle Speed Trials by BUB ( A week-long orgy of motorcycle-only runs on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats, this is where the BUB team set a new world record for motorcycles of 350.884mph in 2006.

For 2008, participants at the Bonneville Vintage GP will once again have the opportunity to be a part of the BUB speed trials and make a run on the salt. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to check out the salt flats. Throw in the sights and sounds of vintage and modern bikes making runs on the salt and you’re in for a visual and auditory treat like you’ve never experienced – there’s simply no other place in the world like it. The speed trials run Aug. 31-Sept. 5, just in time for racing action at Miller.

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And you can expect great vintage racing at Miller during the GP, which will host round 14-15 of the AHRMA Michigan Engineering Historic Cup Roadrace Series and round 18-19 of the AHRMA Speed & Sport National Vintage Trial Series ( Motorcycle Classics will also be hosting a classic bike show and a ride for vintage bike owners. We’ll have more details as they come available, so check back often for updates.

Vendors take note: We’re putting together special packages for advertisers who want to be a part of the 3rd Annual Bonneville Vintage GP. If you’re interested in having a booth at the show or being a part of the swap meet, contact Motorcycle Classics advertising rep Rod Peterson via e-mail at:, or call (785) 274-4479.

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