Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: September/October 2017

Reader Contribution by The Motorcycle Classics Staff
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Jim and Carolyn Venable took home the Best Ducati award for their 1974 Ducati 750SS at the 2016 Motorcycle Classics show at the Barber Vintage Festival. Join us this year, Oct. 6-8.Motorcycle Classics archives

Featured events


Back for its 12th year, join us for the fun at the Bonneville Vintage GP, Sept. 1-3, at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. Norton will be the featured marque of the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show on Saturday, celebrating 50 years of the Commando, 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.

Sept. 2

Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, for the Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show, Sept. 2-3. Owners of pre-1997 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge. In 2016 the show attracted more than 400 exhibitors throughout the weekend, along with antique planes and more.


Visit the 35th annual Battle of the Brits Motorcycle & 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.

Sept. 16

Join all the good folks and classic bikes at the Modern Classics Ride-In on Saturday, Sept. 16. More than 200 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.

Sept. 24

Visit the 34th Annual Italian Motorcycle Owners Club 2017 Rally in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. 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.

Sept. 24

Join the Old Capitol Lions Club for their 2nd annual Vintage Bike Show and swap meet on the Monterey Peninsula on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Del Ray Oaks, California. Bring your vintage bike to display. All proceeds benefit The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. More info: john.dick@mountztorque.com.

Oct. 6

Join us for the 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama. The show runs through Oct. 8 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 will feature more than a dozen awards, with the Norton Commando as our featured model

Oct. 20

Attend the 15th Annual Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally. 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 the Ben Beckendorf Band. 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 on the big screen that night. The Globe of Death will also be running shows both afternoons.

More events

Sept. 8-10
21st Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Sept. 8-10
Thunder in the Smokies Rally
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Sept. 8-10
AHRMA Roadracing at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway
Munford, Alabama

Sept. 9-10
28th Annual Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati Vintage Motorcycle Rally
Burlington, Kentucky

Sept. 10
Rice-O-Rama Vintage and Custom Japanese Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet
Spencer, Massachusetts

Sept. 21-24
Retro Affair Vintage Motorcycle Show at AIMExpo
Columbus, Ohio

Sept. 23
Vicksburg Vintage Motorcycle Show
Downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi

Sept. 28-30
9th Annual SLO Classics Motorcycle Rally
San Luis Obispo, California

Sept. 29-30
Antique Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet
White Rose Motorcycle Club
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Nov. 5
38th Annual Hansen Dam All Brit Ride
Near Glendale, California

Motorcycle Classics wants to know about shows, swap meets, road runs and more for classic motorcycles. Send details of upcoming events at least three months in advance to lhall@ motorcycleclassics.com.

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