PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Iron Pony Motorsports/Pony Powersports, one of America's largest motorcycle dealerships and parts, apparel and accessories retailers, has signed on to support AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The event is the country's premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and the people who love them.
Iron Pony Motorsports/Pony Powersports is sponsoring the infield stage at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this year. In addition to hosting event announcements, interviews and awards, the stage will feature live music for much of the weekend.
Performing at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this year are Warren Butler, 90 Proof Twang, Scoliosis Jones, Sneaky Pete and the Players, and Death by Rodeo. The bands describe their styles as outlaw country, rockabilly, classic rock and folk country.
"Iron Pony Motorsports/Pony Powersports is synonymous with motorcycling in the Midwest," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "Not only is the retail location one of the largest in the country and a destination in and of itself, but the company is a major supporter of the area's best motorcycling events, including AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."
Iron Pony Motorsports/Pony Powersports is located in Columbus, Ohio. The Iron Pony Motorsports location has more than 130,000 square feet of top O.E.M. and aftermarket parts, apparel and accessories. Pony Powersports, the dealership, sells Aprilia, Beta, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, Piaggio, Polaris, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha motorcycles, ATVs, utility vehicles and scooters. Iron Pony Motorsports is open seven days a week. For more information, see www.ironpony.com and www.ponypowersports.com.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, a fundraiser for the non profit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, includes vintage and post-vintage motocross, trials, hare scrambles, vintage road racing and mini road racing in the upper paddock. A half-mile dirt track event will be held at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds.
Additional activities at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days include North America's largest motorcycle swap meet, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, Builder's Row featuring some of the country's best custom bike builders, two premier raffle bikes on display, a beer garden with the region's best craft beers, the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Adventure Bike Challenge, the AMA Pit Bike TT and displays by some of the AMA's most active classic clubs.
For 2016, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will celebrate the championship-winning career of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley and the 40-year anniversary of AMA Superbike racing. Cooley will be on hand throughout the weekend to sign autographs, participate in Q&A sessions and perform demonstration laps on his championship-winning GS1000 each day.
AMA members who buy event tickets directly from the AMA before June 6 receive an exclusive price discount. AMA members can call (800) 262-5646 to purchase a weekend pass for $45, a one-day pass for $25 for Friday or Saturday, or a $20 pass for Sunday, a $5 savings off the regular advance rate. There is no service charge for AMA members when purchasing through the AMA.