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Vintage Motorcycle Events: September/October 2019

Vintage motorcycle events in the U.S. and Canada during September and October 2019.

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by Frank Lipinski

Frank Lipinski took home the Editors’ Choice award for his 1982 Triumph T140ES Royal at the 2018 Barber Vintage Festival.

8/30: Bonneville Vintage GP, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. Look for great AHRMA racing, plus the ever-popular Battle of the CB160s LeMans Start at noon on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll host our annual Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show, with trophies in five classes including awards for Best Restored and Best Rider in each class.

8/31: Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, for the Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Entry fee is $18. The featured marque this year is Indian.

9/8: Visit the 37th 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.

9/14: Join all the good folks and classic bikes at The Modern Classics Ride-In on Saturday, Sept. 14, 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.

9/15: Visit the 36th Annual Italian Motorcycle Owners Club 2019 Rally in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, with Benelli 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.

10/4: Join us for the 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama. The show runs through Oct. 6 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 Honda Fours as our featured models.

10/18: Attend the 17th Annual Harvest Classic European & Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach, Texas, Oct. 18-19. Registration starts Friday, 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.

11/2: Head to Vicksburg, Mississippi, for the 3rd Annual Vicksburg Vintage Motorcycle Show. Entry is free and open to pre-1990 motorcycles, The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and more than 15 awards will be given away. The location is 1050 Washington St. For more info, contact Roger Harris at or (601) 831-2079, or search Vicksburg Vintage Motorcycle Show on Facebook.

Sept. 6-8 — 23rd Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Malvern, PA.

Sept. 6-8 — Southern California Norton Owners Club High Sierra Ride. New route this year. Leaves from Lee Vining, CA.

Sept. 6-8 — AHRMA Roadracing at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway. Munford, AL.

Sept. 7-8 — 30th Annual Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Burlington, KY.

Sept. 8 — Rice-O-Rama Vintage & Custom Japanese Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet. Spencer, MA. rice-o-rama.com

Sept. 14 — 11th Annual Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Show. Paso Robles, CA.

Sept. 27-28 — White Rose Motorcycle Club Antique Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet. Spring Grove, PA.

Sept. 27-30 — 2019 Vintage Yamaha Rally. Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge, Robbinsville, NC.

Oct. 12 — El Camino Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Torrance, CA.

Nov. 3 — 40th Annual Hansen Dam All Brit Ride. Near Glendale, CA.


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

Published on Aug 9, 2019

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