Motorcycle Classics

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: September/October 2018

Reader Contribution by The Motorcycle Classics Staff

8/31 Back for its 13th year, join us for the fun at the Bonneville Vintage GP, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. Triumph and BSA Triples will be the featured marque of the MotorcycleClassics Vintage Motorcycle Show on Saturday, plus trophies in six classes and a People’s Choice award. Sunday will feature a custom bike show. Both days will feature AHRMA racing, along with the CB160 races with Le Mans starts both days.

9/1 Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, for the Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show, Sept. 1-2. Owners of pre-1998 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge. In 2017 the show attracted more than 400 exhibitors throughout the weekend, along with antique planes and more.

9/9 Visit the 36th annual Battle of the Brits Car Show and Swap Meet at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan. This event regularly draws more than 200 bikes and 300 cars. Classic British, European and pre-1984 American bikes are invited to be a part of the show. Food and beverages will be available, along with on-site camping.

9/15 Join all the good folks and classic bikes at the Modern Classics Ride-In on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. More than 100 vintage and custom bikes are expected. No judging, no classes and no awards, just a fun day of checking out vintage bikes with friends, food and more.

9/16 Visit the 35th Annual Italian Motorcycle Owners Club 2018 Rally in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, with Laverda as the featured marque. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Italian bikes and scooters are invited, and the show benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Judging is at noon for rally classes.

9/30 Join the Old Capitol Lions Club for their 3rd annual Monterey Peninsula Vintage Motorcycle Show on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Del Rey Oaks, California. Bring your vintage bike to display. All proceeds benefit the Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County.

10/5 Join us for the 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama. The show runs through Oct. 7 and will feature AHRMA road racing, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, Ace Corner, the swap meet and more. Our Motorcycle Classics bike show on Saturday will feature more than a dozen awards, with the Triumph and BSA Triples as our featured models.

10/19 Attend the 16th Annual Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach, Texas. Registration starts Friday afternoon, and you can camp at the location Friday and Saturday night. The swap meet runs both days. Friday afternoon the 100cc Fun Run will take place, and Friday evening enjoy live music. Saturday is the big day, with the bike show, vintage trials, a home-cooked barbecue, music, raffles, a live auction and an outdoor motorcycle movie that night. The Globe of Death will also be running shows both afternoons.

Sept. 7-9 —22nd Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Malvern, PA.

Sept. 7-9 —Southern California Norton Owners Club High Sierras Ride. Leaves from Mariposa, CA.

Sept. 7-9 —Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally. Maggie Valley, NC.

Sept. 7-9 —AHRMA Roadracing at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway. Munford, AL.

Sept. 8-9 —29th Annual Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Burlington, KY.

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

Sept. 15 —10th Annual Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Show. Paso Robles, CA.

Sept. 23 —7th Annual Motorado Classic Motorcycle Show. Santa Fe, NM.

Sept. 28-29 —White Rose Motorcycle Club Antique Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet. Spring Grove, PA.

Oct. 13 —El Camino Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Torrance, CA.

Nov. 4 —39th Annual Hansen Dam All Brit Ride. Near Glendale, CA.

Motorcycle Classics wants to know about classic motorcycle shows, swap meets, road runs and more. Send details of upcoming events at least three months in advance to

  • Published on Aug 7, 2018
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