By Heather Wilson
Country band 90 Proof Twang entertained a couple hundred fans on Friday night, July 8, on the Iron Pony/Pony Powersports Stage at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio.
The performance followed opening act The Get-A-Way Band at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event.
“Ah, I love it!” exclaimed Becca Brown. “We are having a blast. This is our third year at the event. This is absolutely awesome.”
The beer garden–also a first-time feature of the event–was open and stationed nearby for attendees to grab a cold one with friends and enjoy the music.
Jeff Snively said he had a good time, and was accompanied by his family member, Craig Snively.
“I think it’s pretty good,” he said. “I’m glad they are having music.”
Craig said he heard about the bands after a friend showed him the event schedule.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Craig said of the decision to add live music to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
Two bands performed Friday, July 8; two more played Saturday, July 9; and one band is scheduled for Sunday, July 10.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is happening this weekend, July 9-10, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
For 2016, with the generous support of Suzuki Motor of America, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days honors the career of Suzuki rider and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley.
The infield display, Celebrating 40 Years of AMA Superbikes, presented by Suzuki, will showcase the rich history of AMA Superbike racing with a number of historic championship-winning machines. The central piece of the display will be Cooley's 1980 championship-winning GS1000, which Cooley will ride in demonstration laps around the road race course each day.
Sunday events include the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, raffle bikes and displays of AMA clubs and custom bike builders.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course website at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Financial contributors include Moto Armory, Nationwide Insurance, Suzuki Motor of America, Federal Motorcycle Transport, Old Bike Barn, Iron Pony/Pony Powersports and Sena Technologies Inc.