LEXINGTON, Ohio — In its 25th year as a participant at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati brought along a rare offering this year.
The 1949 Scott Flying Squirrel, owned by club member Butch Foley, drew admiration from visitors to the tent in the Old Bike Barn Crossroads area all weekend long during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
A 1949 Scott Flying Squirrel, owned by club member Butch Foley,
The Scott is a water-cooled 596cc two-stroke that produced 30 hp and sports a three-speed transmission.
Club member Dave Knight said the Scott was, by far, the rarest bike in the booth. But his was the prettiest: A red Norton 850 Commando.
Dave Knight and his Norton.
"We like this old stuff," said Knight, the club's show chair. "These vintage bikes are eye candy. And the whole venue is just fund."
The Cincinnati club uses AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to promote itself and to advertise its Vintage Motorcycle Rally. The 28th annual event is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Burlington, Ky.
Proceeds from the show go to charities. More information is available at www.sites.google.com/site/cincybritishbikes.
Other clubs with displays during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this year included the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, the Ton Up Club International Rally, Warrior Souls Military Motorcycle Club, Classic Wing Club and International Norton Owners Association.
The British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati tent proved popular throughout the weekend.