Moto Armory, a collection of more than 600 vintage motorcycles in East Moline, Ill., will be the title sponsor of the off-road competition program at the American Motorcyclist Association Vintage Grand Championship, which runs in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Moto Armory, a collection of more than 600 vintage motorcycles in East Moline, Ill., will be the title sponsor of the off-road competition program at the American Motorcyclist Association Vintage Grand Championship, which runs in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
The Moto Armory AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship includes the motocross, hare scrambles and trials competition that takes place during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the country's grandest celebration of vintage motorcycles and the people who love them.
Pre-entry for all the racing at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is available now at www.xtrm.com/web/Promoter/Event/EventInformation.aspx?Pf3sDiwaB7xDxCdB06ec/A==12abc12.
"AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is not just about celebrating the past, it's also about reliving history's coolest moments -- which can be our personal journeys that led us to motorcycling or the national championship triumphs of our heroes in the Hall of Fame," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "The Moto Armory collection features bikes that represent all segments of that past, and it's a perfect fit for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."
As part of the title sponsorship, Moto Armory will be on location with premier examples from its vast collection, which focuses on off-road models. It ranges from pristine examples of trail bikes from the 1970s to world championship, one-of-a-kind works bikes raced by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers.
"Once Moto Armory took their first trip to the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, I realized this was something that we needed to be a part of -- it was colossal," said Tom Reese, owner and chief executive officer of Moto Armory. "We feel there is a tremendous amount of responsibility in preserving and sharing the off-road and dirt bike racing history. So as AMA celebrates the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, Moto Armory, the world's largest dirt bike collection, will open for its first year of operations to the general public in the fall of 2015. We have amassed over 600 museum quality, restored motorcycles for this endeavor, along with various vintage parts, memorabilia and signage. Our team will be working feverishly around the clock to prepare the museum for the public to enjoy."
For updates on Moto Armory's public opening, follow the progress at moto-armory.com.
The AMA Vintage Grand Championship awards AMA National No. 1 plates in motocross, hare scrambles, trials and road racing. In addition, the dirt track races that take place the same weekend at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds are a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series.
For 2015, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the facility, which houses the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other thematic exhibits that celebrate motorcycling's heritage.
The museum was founded in 1990 to provide a permanent home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which celebrates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America through the recognition of the sport's greatest heroes. Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days are donated to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization tasked with funding the operation of the museum and Hall of Fame activities.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days also includes North America's largest motorcycle swap meet with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. Bike shows bring out examples of some of history's most beloved motorcycles, while stunt shows, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, and demo rides of current production bikes keep attendees entertained. Seminars feature some of the country's leading experts on numerous motorcycling topics.
It all adds up to one of motorcycling's premier events. Learn more, see photos and read stories from past AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.
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