Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisc., is adding new event features to its annual vintage motorcycle weekend, and Motorcycle Classics is joining in on the fun.
The Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic, June 11-13, 2010, will mark the return of American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) racing, with the addition of motocross and cross country and trials on courses built specifically for vintage racing. Motorcycle Classics will be there, hosting the inaugural Road America Motorcycle Classics Ride and Show. This promises to be a killer show and an amazing weekend for classic bike fans, as Road America and AHRMA strengthen their ties to produce a top-level event for classic bike fans in 2010.
“Road America is acknowledged as a world-class road racing facility. When we discovered that the property had hundreds of acres of prime off-road terrain, we were pleased to add AHRMA National Off-Road events to the traditional schedule of road racing,” said AHRMA Executive Director David Lamberth. Road America has a large motorcycle racing fan base and always encourages vintage motorsports enthusiasm.
Track president George Bruggenthies is pleased with the expanded event, “The world of vintage motorcycling is a vibrant, diverse family that includes, collectors, restorers and enthusiasts who just love to ride old bikes, as well as racers. Road America is a great place to celebrate that spirit,” he stated. Other race-weekend features are being added through a partnership with longtime motorcycle events producer Will Stoner. Stoner is coordinating a swap meet, club corrals and a moving bike show. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to do a swap meet and bike show in such a fantastic location. The swap meet area is one of the best I’ve seen, the roads are fantastic and Wisconsin hospitality is great,” Stoner said. The swap meet is open to all brands of motorcycles, but is limited to bikes, parts, memorabilia and tools. The on-site bike show will include judging with awards presented in multiple classes and a leisurely 40-mile ride through the scenic Wisconsin countryside. Club Corrals will be open to all vintage motorcycle clubs and organizations wishing to have a corral spot on Club Row.
The spaces will be free to any club that registers by June 2, 2010. Clubs will be able to park their bikes, sell memberships and club regalia, as well as have a picnic for club members. Participants only need to purchase an advance event ticket to use the Club Corrals. Participant information for the swap meet, bike show and club corral is available by contacting Will Stoner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other event details will be posted as they become available at www.roadamerica.com and at MotorcycleClassics.com. Road America is a 640-acre, year-round motorsports facility entering its 55th race season. In addition to major race events, Road America offers motorcycle and supermoto schools, corporate ATV and karting programs, and top-of- the-line hospitality. Season Passes, which include the event listed above, are $370 through Feb. 15, 2010. For up-to- date event information visit www.roadamerica.com.