Upcoming Classic Motorcycle Events and Shows, September/October 2012

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Guzzis filled our show at the 2011 Barber Festival.

Featured Events

August 31
Yes, we know the Bonneville Vintage GP was in the Calendar last issue. But we’re putting it in here again because it’s just that much fun, and hey, it goes into September! Head to Tooele, Utah, outside Salt Lake City for the 7th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP at the Miller Motorsports Park. The Motorcycle Classics bike show on Saturday will feature a dozen awards, with registration starting at 8 a.m. Café Racers are the featured class, and there will be AHRMA racing Saturday and Sunday, including the CB160 Races with Le Mans-style starts each day. On the web at Bonneville Vintage GP.

September 9
Visit the 30th annual Battle of the Brits in Orchard Lake, Mich. One of the premier British motorcycle and car shows and swap meets in the U.S., the event regularly draws more than 200 bikes and 400 cars. There will also be food and beverages, along with a competitive chili cook-off. Presented by the Metro Triumph Riders. On the web at Metro Triumph Riders.

October 11
The 4th Annual SLO Classic Motorcycle Rally runs through Oct. 14 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Thursday will feature classic motorcycles at the world famous San Luis Obispo Farmers Market. On Friday join in a sunset ride up Highway 1 with a bonfire and catered dinner at Avila Beach. Saturday’s feature event is the classic motorcycle show, along with a swap meet, vendors/retailers, motorcycle awards, a catered lunch and a charity raffle. On Sunday there will be a back road ride and lunch. On the web at Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Club.

October 12
The 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival outside Birmingham, Ala., presented by the Triumph Dealers of North America, runs through the 14th and will feature AHRMA road racing along with the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the American Motordrome Wall of Death, Triumph demo rides, the swap meet and more. Our Motorcycle Classics bike show will feature more than a dozen awards, with Triumph motorcycles as our featured marque. On the web at Barber Vintage Festival.

October 19
Head to Luckenbach, Texas, for the 10th Annual Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Registration starts Friday afternoon, and you can camp at the location Friday and Saturday night. Saturday, Oct. 20 is the big day, with the bike show, vintage trials, a home-cooked barbecue and an outdoor motorcycle movie on the big screen that night. On the web at Harvest Classic.

More Events

Sept. 7-9
Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Malvern, PA.
Radnor Hunt Councours d’Elegance

Sept. 8-9
Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati Bike Show. Burlington, KY.

Sept. 9
Rice-O-Rama Vintage and Custom Japanese Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet. Oxford, MA.

Sept. 14-16
Thunder in the Smokies Rally. Maggie Valley, NC.
Handlebar Corral

Sept. 16
Sacramento Cycle Swap Meet. Sacremento, CA.
Sacramento Cycle Swap Meet

Sept. 16
The 29th Annual Italian Motorcycle Owners Club Rally. Sturbridge, MA.
The Italian Motorcycle Owners Club

Sept. 21-23
Motogiro USA. Cavendish, VT.
MotoGiro USA Classic Motorcycle Fun

Sept. 23
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet. Long Beach, CA.
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet

Sept. 23
Jeff Williams MC Swap Meet. Independence, MO.
Jeff Williams Motorcycle Events

Oct. 7
22nd Annual Virginia British Motorcycle Club Rallye. Manassas, VA.
The Virginia British Motorcycle Club

Oct. 11-14
AHRMA racing at Barber Vintage Festival. Barber Motorsports Park. Birmingham, AL.
American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association

Oct. 14
Jeff Williams MC Swap Meet. Oklahoma City, OK.
Jeff Williams Motorcycle Events

Oct. 19-21
AHRMA Roadracing. Daytona International Speedway. Daytona Beach, FL.
American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association

Oct. 21
Jeff Williams MC Swap Meet. Independence, MO.
Jeff Williams Motorcycle Events

Oct. 21
Love Ride 29. Glendale, CA.
Love Ride

Oct. 28
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet. Long Beach, CA.
So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet

Nov. 4
33rd Annual Hansen Dam All Brit Ride. Near Glendale, CA.
Southern California Norton Owners Club

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