In addition to modern classes, the AMA sanctions competition in vintage racing.
Vintage racers compete on dated machinery, ranging from bikes nearly a century old to machines that went on the market just prior to the modern era. Vintage racing embodies everything that's great about motorcycle racing: it's laid back, it's diverse, it features cool bikes, and it's relatively inexpensive.
In addition to national-level events, the AMA sanctions vintage racing meets around the country that are hosted by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters. For information about these events, search the online AMA events database.
AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series
Motorcycle flat track racing is arguably the most American of motorsports, and no where is that heritage more alive than the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series.
The AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series recognizes national champions in period-correct classes that reflect the storied history of AMA flat track competition. Class winners are honored at the annual AMA Championship Banquet, which recognizes national champions in all amateur racing disciplines.
Click here for the current series schedule and up to date points.
AMA Vintage Grand Championship
The country's top vintage meet, which includes competition in motocross, hare scrambles, trials, road racing and flat track, is the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which is held every summer as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
All proceeds from the AMA Vintage Grand Championship benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
Vintage Racing Rules
AMA-sanctioned events run according to the rules developed and written by AMA Congress, the rules-making body of the AMA composed of AMA organizers.
The AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook is for the exclusive use of AMA-chartered clubs and promoters running AMA-sanctioned events.
The rulebook applies to all AMA-sanctioned competition. Supplemental regulations are additions to the rulebook based on the needs of a specific series. All supplemental regulations are approved by the AMA.
Vintage racing rules are included in the AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook. In addition, supplemental rules have been developed for vintage national championship competition.
AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook