ANAMOSA, Iowa - You've got some great bikes in your collection. Why not dust them off and bring them to the first annual National Motorcycle Museum Vintage Rally Bike Show June 4? 1985 and earlier American, British, Japanese and European motorcycles, scooters and minis, racing, street and custom bikes are all invited to join in the show.
Classes are listed below. Bike show awards are sponsored by Motorcycle Classics magazine. Award plaques will be given for first and second place in each class, plus one Best of Show winner for American, British, Japanese and European. There will also be an award for the overall Best Preserved, the Best Unrestored motorcycle (unrestored means the machine has all of its original parts, paint, plating and upholstery. Replacement of tires, grips, peg rubbers, cables, spark plugs and internal service parts are permissible) and an overall Best in Show. That's 71 awards in all, including the Ace Cafe sponsored award to the best Cafe Racer style motorcycle entered in the Customs and Specials Class during the Bike Show.
Enter today and save $5 per bike by downloading the entry form and mailing it back with a check for $15 for each bike entered to: National Motorcycle Museum Show, c/o Mark Mederski, 1146 Broadview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. Please call Mark with any questions at 614-551-0960. After May 15, the registration will be $20 per bike.
BIKE SHOW CLASSES:
1886-1929; 1930-1946; 1947-1965; 1966-1975; 1976-1985; Minis & Scooters through 1985; Competition through 1985; Specials & Customs through 1985; Sidecars through 1985 and Best Preserved/Unrestored.
1900-1940; 1941-1960; 1961-1970; 1971-1985; Minis & Scooters through 1985; Competition through 1985; Specials & Customs through 1985; Sidecars through 1985 and Best Preserved/Unrestored.
1885-1940; 1941-1960; 1961-1973; 1974-1985; Minis & Scooters through 1985; Competition through 1985; Specials & Customs through 1985; Sidecars through 1985 and Best Preserved/Unrestored.
1909-1961; 1962-1967; 1968-1975; 1976-1985; Minis & Scooters through 1985; Competition through 1985; Specials & Customs through 1985; Sidecars through 1985 and Best Preserved/Unrestored.
The Vintage Bike Show is part of the National Motorcycle Museum's 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. Walk the swap meet and listen to a panel discussion on smart approaches to collecting or just check out the great Museum.
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® 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. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Sunday. 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.