Reviews and Notices of Upcoming Classic Motorcycle Shows and Events
Grab your vintage bike and join the Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association for its second annual vintage bike show on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 — rain or shine — during Bikes, Blues & BBQ at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Arkansas.
The show will be held under a 6,400-square-foot tent in a paved parking lot. Your bikes will not be out in the elements, and neither will you. Your truck and trailer can be parked on the lot close by, and there will be uniformed security beginning on Friday and going through Saturday. There will be an area for self-contained motor homes and such to park overnight on the grounds. Note: No electricity or sewer is available. We will have early registration available on Friday evening from 5 p.m until around 9 p.m.
If you are not familiar with Bikes, Blues & BBQ, it is the fourth-largest motorcycle rally in America and the largest motorcycle event held strictly to fund charities. It will run Sept. 23-26 this year. The rally usually brings in 400,000-450,000 bikers, and last year’s estimates are between 30,000-35,000 people attending our show!
There will also be a large car show, Soldiers Wish military support group, live music, fireworks display and much more at the Arvest venue, so bring some bikes to show and one to ride. Spend a couple of days if you can, as northwest Arkansas has some of the best riding in the country, and there is more to do during this event than you can possibly get around to.
The show will include 1st and 2nd place awards in the rider category and the restored category. The usual classes of American, British, European and Pacific Rim will apply to each category. There will be 1st through 4th place awards in the survivor category. There will be additional 1st and 2nd place awards for Best Bobber, Best Chopper, Best Café, Best Rat, and Best Tiddler (100cc and less) in addition to 1st through 3rd place awards for competition bikes. There will also be Best of Show, Directors Choice and Sponsors Choice awards given.
We believe that involvement from other clubs is crucial to the success of the show and would like to include individuals from different clubs in the judging process to help promote fairness to all who enter. If any other club’s members are in helping helping judge, we would love to hear from them.
The individual entry fee is $10 for the first bike and $5 for each additional bike up to four, with fifth through seventh bikes free. Individuals or clubs bringing eight or more bikes will have all registration fees waived. The most a person can spend on entry fees is $30.
An antique for purposes of this show is any motorcycle from 1990 back. (25 years or older). Check our website at ozarkvma.com for more and updated information and a map to the Arvest Ball park. So please, put this on your calendar and help us get the word out! And thanks, we hope to see you there!
President, Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association
(479) 531-2549 (leave a message; I’ll get back to you soon.)