Show Time 2017: Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Shows
Lovely Moto Guzzi and BMW single at Rockerbox 2016.
With the 2017 show season fast approaching it’s time to start making plans to join us at our favorite annual events.
First up is the annual Vintage MotoFest, June 9-11, 2017, at Road America racetrack outside Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The 14th annual Rockerbox Motorcycle Show happens Saturday, and we’ll be helping with judging and awarding, including the Motorcycle Classics Editors’ Choice award along with awards for top bikes in five other categories. There’s great AHRMA racing and the Bill Dixon Stunt Show every day, plus live music, a Saturday microbrew tasting, a sunset cruise, and a chance to lap the track on your own scoot Saturday.
Labor Day weekend we’ll head west to the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, for the 12th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP, Sept. 1-3, 2017. As always there’s great AHRMA racing, plus the ever popular Battle of the CB160s LeMans Start at noon on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll host the annual Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show, with the Norton Commando this year’s feature bike. It’s been 50 years since the Commando was unveiled at the Earl’s Court show in London, England, in 1967, and since then it’s become one of the most coveted motorcycles of all time. We’ll award a trophy for the top Commando, plus trophies in five other classes, with awards for Best Restored and Best Rider in each class. Top tip: Come early for the 2017 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Aug. 26-31, for an experience you’ll never forget.
Five weeks later, we’ll be at the 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, Oct. 6-8, 2017. This is the single largest vintage gathering in the U.S., attended by over 73,000 enthusiasts in 2016. Look for the Motorcycle Classics Barber Vintage Bike Show, with the Norton Commando our featured model, and join us for our Sunday Morning Ride, a leisurely run through the beautiful Alabama countryside. There’s also great AHRMA racing on the incredible Barber track, and the excellent 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. Don’t miss it! MC
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