Motive: Most bikes roll in under their own power for Rockerbox.
Our first show dates are coming up fast, kicking off with Vintage Motofest, June 8-10, 2018, at Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. We'll head up judging for the annual Rockerbox Bike Show at Vintage Motofest, with editor Backus otherwise roaming the circuit in pursuit of great bikes and even better stories. Historic Road America racetrack is an amazing venue, and Vintage Motofest is the perfect start to a summer of great vintage motorcycle events. Get the full schedule of happenings including live music, a microbrew tasting and more here.
Our second June event is the Motoblot Urban Motorcycle & Hot Rod Street Rally, June 22-24, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. An urban street show — as the title suggests — Motoblot has rapidly grown to become Chicago's must-attend motorcycle event of the year. We're looking forward to setting up and helping out with the Vintage Bike Show, and to that end we've managed to convince ice sculpture artist extraordinaire Nate Johnson of Johnson Studios Ice Sculptures, Chicago, to do an on-site, live ice carving demonstration. Nate hasn't yet said exactly what he's going to carve, but you can bet it'll be motorcycle related and, well, cool. Given the street theme, you can expect the bike show to be a pretty relaxed affair, with daily riders and well-preserved originals side by side with perfect restorations. Don't miss it.
Looking forward to July, we're excited to return to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 6-8, 2018. Plans are set for the Motorcycle Classics Ride & Show on Friday, July 6, our first at Mid-Ohio in years and a perfect way to kick off this incredible weekend of all things vintage motorcycles, including the largest motorcycle swap meet in the U.S., with motorcycles and motorcycle parts spread over a staggering 35 acres adjoining Mid-Ohio. The granddaddy of all vintage motorcycle events, you need to put it on your calendar.