Dania Beach and Mama Tried Motorcycle Shows

| 12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

The January and February show calendar tends to be pretty light, to the point we forego our regular show calendar page in the January/February issue. But two shows not to be missed are the 11th Annual Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show, Jan. 28, 2017, in Dania Beach, Florida, and the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feb. 17-19, 2017.


Beautiful BMW with sidecar at the 2016 Dania Beach show. Photo courtesy daniabeachvintagebikeshow.com

The Dania Beach show draws an impressive cross-section of vintage American bikes, with previous events displaying the likes of Henderson Fours, a Ner-A-Car and vintage Harleys and Indians. There’s always a strong lineup of European, British and Japanese classics on hand, as well, including vintage Velocettes, BSAs, BMWs, Ducatis, Moto Guzzis, Vincents and more. The antique bicycle display is a must-see, and Dania also delivers with motorcycle field games and a swap meet. There’s a nominal fee to enter your bike (trophies are awarded in 11 categories) and entry is free to the public.


Analog Motorcycles’ scramblers at last year’s Mama Tried show.  Photo by Grant Schwingle/analogmotorcycles.com