Vintage Choppers at The Quail and the National Motorcycle Museum

Reader Contribution by Motorcycle Classics Staff
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Photo by Phillip Tooth: Period choppers are finally getting recognized as collectible.

Long overlooked by collectors and historically snubbed for their outlaw 1-percenter aspirations, vintage choppers are finally getting their due.

This year’s The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will single out choppers (along with military motorcycles and Formula 750 race bikes) when it hosts its seventh annual event at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. A month later, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, the National Motorcycle Museum (NMM) in Anamosa, Iowa, will celebrate the history of the American chopper when it opens the Allstate Motorcycle Chopper Story, its latest exhibit. The opening kicks off the NMM’s annual Vintage Rally, which this year includes a special category for choppers.

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