Bonneville Vintage GP at Miller Motorsports Park
Upcoming classic motorcycle events: Join us Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2013, for the 8th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP in Tooele, Utah.
A Honda CB160 works its magic at Miller Motorsports Park.
Photo Courtesy MC Staff
The 8th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP, presented by Motorcycle Classics, rounds out our summer. Held over the Labor Day weekend August 30-September 1, the Bonneville GP draws racers and race fans from across the country for great vintage racing at the incredible Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, just west of Salt Lake City. AHRMA racers will compete in rounds 15 and 16 of the AHRMA/CPL Systems National Historic Cup Roadrace series, and the ever popular Battle of the CB160s LeMans Start returns Saturday and Sunday, as does great sidecar racing.
A fairly new track (it was finished in 2006), Miller is one of our favorite race venues. That’s a sentiment clearly shared by the vintage race crowd, as evidenced by the exceptional turnout of racers every year. Its popularity comes as no surprise once you’ve been to Miller, thanks to an excellent track with modern facilities accommodating attendees and racers alike.
We suggest heading out early to catch at least one day of the annual BUB speed trials held on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. At press time the BUB site hadn’t yet been updated for 2013, but we expect the trials to run August 24-29. The BUB speed trials are an excellent opportunity to witness vintage motorcycles vying to make their mark in the history books, and the sights and sounds of old Nortons, Vincents, BMWs and Hondas blasting across the salt has to be experienced at least once.
Motorcycle Classics will host the annual Vintage Motorcycle Show, with trophies awarded in seven categories. This year’s featured marque is Moto Guzzi, with Italian motorcycles taking center stage.