ANAMOSA, Iowa - If rows of stunning vintage bikes from around the world, gleaming in the sun, and piles of parts and fragments of motorcycle history in a swap meet bring a smile to your face, plan to attend the Vintage Rally June 3-5 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
While the Museum, in its new location holds over 300 fabulous motorcycles, the new Vintage Rally weekend is when even more fine machines line up out front for review. Judging will result in over 75 awards for owners of the best machines, including those best preserved for the "original unrestored" award.
Enter your vintage bike, street, competition, custom, even mini, 1985 or earlier in the bike show. Bike show awards are sponsored by Motorcycle Classics magazine. Ace Cafe will sponsor a special award during the Bike Show. Walk the swap meet and listen to a panel discussion on smart approaches to collecting or check out the Wall of Death Show.
Join in as we dedicate the new special exhibition, Motorcycles at Work telling the stories of police, military, courier and other commercial and special purpose motorcycles. You'll also be able to check progress on the 1930 gas station restoration project. In addition, Hall of Fame inductees will be on hand to sign autographs and tell their important stories.
A Sunday morning ride and lunch will be held, hosted by Motorcycle Classics magazine. After, enjoy the 62nd Annual Motorcycle Hill Climb and Swap Meet by the Midwest Hillclimber's, just down the road and across the Wapsipinicon River from the Museum. This event will include a special Vintage Hill Climb class, sponsored by the National Motorcycle Museum and J&P Cycles(r) with a $500 cash purse.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Admission for this event will be $10 a day, $20 for the weekend or $30 for the weekend with lunch on Sunday. The event price includes admission to the Museum.
Cruise into the National Motorcycle Museum, located at 102 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, Iowa, and experience the extensive line of over 300 motorcycles from around the world as well as thousands of photographs, posters, postcards and pieces of motorcycle memorabilia, plus a fabulous collection of antique toys. Admission is $8.00 while children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The Museum's winter hours are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The National Motorcycle Museum is 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. For more information, call 319-462-3925. Watch the National Motorcycle Museum website, www.nationalmcmuseum.org for further event details, the activities schedule and lodging information are finalized.