Texas Two-Steppin’ in the Hill Country

Check out one person's visit to the Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango and look at all the nifty motorcycles on display.

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Corey Levenson
This classic Guzzi is not just for show, as it was parked in the attendee lot at the Fandango.

By mid-April, things in Texas had finally started to loosen up a bit. Folks were getting jabbed and events that were cancelled in 2020 were slowly coming back on the calendar in 2021.

Springtime in the Texas Hill Country brought perfect riding conditions with cool breezes, warm sunshine and roadside bluebonnets. The Cherokee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America hosted the 2nd edition of the Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Texas over the second weekend in April. It’s been called “The Best Little Vintage Bike Event in Texas” and included a swap meet with 140 vendors, tech sessions, 130 flat track racers and two shows with 116 classic bikes and 98 choppers on display.

The event was first held in April 2019 and had to compete that weekend with Austin’s Handbuilt Show and the MotoGP circus for attention. Fandango was skipped last year for obvious reasons and came back in full force this year with over four thousand folks attending. The marque from Milwaukee was best represented but, with so many bikes in attendance, there was plenty of vintage British iron in addition to classic European and Japanese models.

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