Show Time: Motorcycle Classics 2019 Vintage Bike Shows
Some of our favorite shows in 2019 at Vintage Motofest, the Bonneville Vintage GP and the Barber Vintage Festival!
The 2019 show season is roaring up fast, so start making plans now to join us at our favorite annual events.
July 26-28, 2019, will see us return to the Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for the annual Vintage Motofest, featuring AHRMA vintage racing and the Rockerbox Bike Show. The bike show happens Saturday, and we’ll be there heading up judging and awarding, handing out the Motorcycle Classics Editor’s Choice award along with trophies for the top bikes in five other categories. Laid out in 1955 and nicknamed “America’s National Park of Speed,” Road America is without question the coolest vintage venue in North America. The AHRMA racing on the historic 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit is spectacular, plus there’s live music, a Saturday microbrew tasting, and an opportunity to lap the track on your own scoot Saturday. If you’ve never been, go.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019 – Labor Day weekend – will find us at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, for the 14th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP. Look for great AHRMA racing, plus the ever-popular Battle of the CB160s LeMans Start at noon on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll host our annual Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show, with trophies in five classes including awards for Best Restored and Best Rider in each class. We’re waiting for confirmation on the return of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats, which should happen Aug. 24-29. Check their site for updates, and definitely go if you can; it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Oct. 4-6, 2019, marks the date for the 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, at the world-renowned Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama. The largest vintage motorcycle gathering in the U.S., the Barber Vintage Festival draws an estimated 70,000-plus motorcycle enthusiasts for a mind-blowing weekend of vintage racing, riding and showing. We’ll hold technical seminars Friday and Saturday, the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show on Saturday, and we’ll finish off the weekend with our Sunday Morning Ride sponsored by Hagerty Motorcycle Insurance, a laid-back run through the beautiful Alabama countryside. There’s great AHRMA racing on the incredible 2.4-mile Barber track, and the excellent and expanded Barber Swap Meet returns, as does the Ace Corner, the Century Parade for bikes 100 years old and older, the Globe of Death stunt show and much more. We’ll post more info as it becomes available. Don’t miss it!
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