Reviews and Notices of Upcoming Classic Motorcycle Shows and Events
The countdown is on for the 2016 Motorcycle Classics inaugural Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Get-Away in Pennsylvania and our first-ever visit to the Isle of Man for the Festival of Motorcycling and Classic TT.
Dave Roper at the Isle with replica 1911 Indian racer. Photo by Ken Richardson.
The Pennsylvania Get-Away is Aug. 5-7, 2016, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands. We’ll ride to Fallingwater, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece structure built over Bear Run Creek in rural Pennsylvania, and to Coopers Rock State Forest and the Cheat River Gorge. We’ll have a special dinner Saturday night with AMA Hall of Famer Brian Slark of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, who was instrumental in helping establish motocross in the U.S. in the 1960s.
Need a bike? We’ve teamed up with Retro Tours to supply a limited number of bikes from their 20-strong stable of classic Seventies British, Italian, Japanese, German and American twins. Bikes are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis, so sign up now to reserve your bike and your spot for a special weekend of classic motorcycling. Visit MotorcycleClassics.com/RideEvent for more information.
The Isle of Man Tour is Aug. 24-Sept. 2, 2016. Eligio Arturi of Mototouring will lead the 10-day tour from London to the 2016 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling and Classic TT races, with Motorcycle Classics editor-in-chief Richard Backus riding shotgun. Bikes lined up for our classic tour include two 6-cylinder Benelli 750 Sei models, a pair of Moto Morini 350 Sports, a Morini 350 K2, a BMW R60/5, Honda CB500 and CB750, and others. More fun: Eligio encourages riders to swap bikes during his tours to experience them all.
We’ll spend four full days on the Isle of Man during the Festival of Motorcycling, watching the races, riding around the Isle and soaking up the festival scene. Cost for the tour is 4,500 euros — approximately $5,000 at press time — which includes your bike, hotels, ferries, a support vehicle carrying luggage and first and last night’s dinner in London. Get the tour on your calendar and make plans now for the greatest motorcycling experience of 2016, a classic trip to the Isle of Man! See the Mototouring website for more information. MC