PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Moto Armory, a collection of more than 600 vintage motorcycles in East Moline, Ill., will be on location at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, displaying some of the coolest vintage machines from its vault.
Motor Armory also is sponsoring the off-road racing portion of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which includes the motocross, hare scrambles and trials competition during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
Pre-entry for all the racing at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is available now at https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/amavintage/.
"AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days celebrates not just the motorcycles of the past, but the most significant moments in motorcycling's history," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "For the off-road commiunity, those moments are perfectly captured in the sprawling Moto Armory collection, and we're excited to see some of them on hand at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."
As part of its support for the event, Moto Armory will display premier examples from its vast collection. 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.
"Ever since we first set eyes on AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, I knew that we needed to be part of this amazing event," said Tom Reese, owner and chief executive officer of Moto Armory. "We take our role of preserving and sharing the history of off-road and dirt bike racing very seriously, and it's our pleasure to partner with the AMA and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. We invite everyone to come to the event and enjoy everything it has to offer, including the rare vintage bikes we will have on display from our collection."
For more information on Moto Armory's collection, see www.moto-armory.com.
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.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features the Moto Armory AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship, including vintage and post-vintage motocross, hare scrambles and trials, as well as vintage and post-vintage road racing on Mid-Ohio's road race course and dirt-track racing at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. Mini road racing and a pit bike race also will be held during the event.
The weekend includes North America's largest motorcycle swap meet sponsored by Federal Motorcycle Transport, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show presented by Old Bike Barn, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, raffle bikes, a beer garden with the region's best craft beers, 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 weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more details on AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com and 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.=