Motorcycle Classics presents the 4th Annual Bonneville VintageGP!

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<p>The <a href=”http://www.bonnevillevintagegp.com/index.html” target=”_blank”>4th Annual Bonneville VintageGP</a> will be held September 4-6, 2009, so get out those route maps and start preparing now for another incredible weekend of racing! In three short years the Bonneville VintageGP has become a highlight of the vintage race season, and for good reason; the Bonneville VintageGP presented by <b>
<i>Motorcycle Classics</i>
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<p>If you’ve already taken in the vintage racing scene at the Bonneville VintageGP, you probably already understand why this event has become a favorite for racers and spectators alike, and a lot of that is because of the venue, Miller Motorsports Park. Situated about 30 miles from Salt Lake City and just outside the small burg of Tooele, Utah, <a href=”http://www.millermotorsportspark.com/” target=”_blank”>Miller Motorsports Park</a> is a spectacular world-class track, a modern, state-of-the-art facility seemingly dropped in the middle of scrub desert that spoils racers with its amenities and its superbly maintained track.</p>
<p>We’ve been going since the first race, in 2006, and it just keeps getting better every year. Organized by ex-ski bum and vintage racer Tom Kullen (who can usually be spied racing one of his Norton Commandos), the Bonneville VintageGP is what <a href=”http://www.ahrma.org/” target=”_blank”>AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association)</a> vintage motorcycle racing is all about, drawing bikes and riders from across the country, including the now-famous crowd of <a href=”http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-japanese-motorcycles/vintage-motorcycle-racing-honda-cb160.aspx” target=”_blank”>West Coast racers on their Honda CB160s</a>, who every year stage a CB160 LeMans start, a bit of theater that’s become a crowd favorite and an essential bit of the Bonneville VintageGP experience.</p>
<p>There’s also the chance to head out to the famed Bonneville Salt Flats for the <a href=”http://www.speedtrialsbybub.com/2009_event/index-2009.html” target=”_blank”>6th Annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials</a>, which will be held August 30 – September 4, ending just as the Bonneville VintageGP is heating up. We’ll be hosting our annual <a href=”http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/sweepstakes.aspx?qnrname=reg_mcc&id=2147483885″ target=”_self”>
<em>Motorcycle Classics</em> classic bike show</a>, and like previous years Kullen and crew have arranged various side events including a swap meet, the <a href=”http://www.gopolen.com/” target=”_blank”>Doug Polen Racing School</a>, <a href=”http://www.bonnevillevintagegp.com/raffle.html” target=”_blank”>a CB160 raffle</a>, police motorcycle demonstrations and a Vintage and Legend Bikes Parade on the main course.</p>
<p>Go <a href=”http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/sweepstakes.aspx?qnrname=reg_mcc&id=2147483885″ target=”_self”>here to register for the <em>Motorcycle Classics</em> bike show</a>, and stay tuned as we fill you in on what to expect as we get closer to the date. To get a taste of the event, check out the video we shot at the inaugural 2006 Bonneville VintageGP, below. – <i>Richard Backus</i>
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