The vintage race scene heats up July 11-13 as riders compete in rounds 13 and 14 of the AHRMA/CPL Systems National Historic Cup Roadrace Series during the 2nd annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park. This will be one of the great events of the year, with racers gunning for the podium on everything from 1920s handshift Indians to Seventies Japanese Superbikes in 30-plus classes.
Motorcycle Classics will host the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show, awarding trophies for Best Restored and Best Rider in five classes, and we’ll also hand out our Editors’ Choice award for the bike we’d most like to take home. This is a friendly, relaxed show, with the focus on having a good time and enjoying the great variety of classic bikes that vintage bike fans own, whether they’re daily riders, barnyard finds or perfect restorations.
Other attractions during the AHRMA Vintage Festival include a motorcycle swap meet, live music, motorcycle stunt shows, beer gardens and more. Nestled in 500-plus forested acres, the 12-turn, 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway is one of two tracks at the race park, which is located less than an hour from Ocean City. NJMP offers VIP suites and camping, and if you’re looking for some fast and fun four-wheeling action, check out F1 Karting at the adjacent Lightning Raceway. MC