Motorcycle Classics at Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic: You should have been there!

| 6/16/2010 2:09:09 PM

 Road America MCC show
Bikes start lining up for the Motorcycle Classics Ride & Show at the inaugural Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic, June 12, 2010. 

The inaugural Road America Vintage Motorcycle Classic was held June 11-13. Organized by Classic Events and Road America, the new event was designed to capitalize on AHRMA vintage racing at Road America and the growing interest in classic motorcycle shows and swaps. And capitalize it did, with a great weekend of vintage motorcycling at one of the most storied race circuits in the U.S.

The track itself dates to 1955, but racing in the area goes back to 1950, when the racing took place on the streets and roads surrounding nearby Elkhart Lake, Wisc. Open road racing only lasted a few years, but its popularity led to the construction of the Road America circuit in 1955 and it’s been race city ever since. 

Last week’s Vintage Motorcycle Classic included rounds 8 and 9 in the 2010 AHRMA Michigan Engineering/RaceTech Historic Cup Roadrace Series. Racer attendance was extremely strong at almost 700 entries, with individuals and teams showing up from across the U.S., including well-known names and faces in the vintage race community like Dave Roper, Alex McLean, Wes Orloff and Karsten Illg.

Road America swap meet
From complete bikes to hard-to-find parts, there was lots of good stuff to be found in the swap meet. 

If you weren’t watching the races, you could spend time wandering around and checking out the bits and pieces – and entire bikes – for sale over in the swap meet area. An estimated 75 vendors set up for the weekend, a respectable showing for a first time event and a good indication of the interest in classic events like the Vintage Motorcycle Classic.

MC Staff
2/21/2011 9:28:07 AM

Hi, Mike - here's the link to the Wes Orloff blog you're looking for:

Uncle Mike
2/19/2011 3:51:22 PM

Looking for Blog about Wes Orloff riding Stan's Moto Guzzy. Uncle Mike