PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be a dream-come-true for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, restorers, collectors and racers with acres and acres of motorcycles, parts and gear throughout the swap meet July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
The AMA Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, presented by Federal Motorcycle Transport, annually attracts hundreds of vendors and tens of thousands of buyers.
"Federal is proud to once again sponsor the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet," said Federal Motorcycle Transport Manager Jennifer Gibbs. "Be sure to stop by the Federal Motorcycle Transportation booth next to the AMA membership tent to learn how AMA members get a discount on Federal motorcycle shipping in the continental United States. You'll also have a chance to meet Beau Braswell, former AMA flat track racer and rising country music star who has opened for Blake Shelton and is currently touring with Hank Williams Jr. Beau will stop by the Federal booth during the weekend to sign autographs."
Swap meet vendors offer everything from complete vintage motorcycles to tiny springs and fasteners to a wide assortment of collectible ephemera and memorabilia.
"Shoppers can spend hours digging through this amazing selection of parts, accessories and gear," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "Every year, we talk to people who were thrilled that they spotted a part they had been searching for, sometimes for years, and could find it only at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."
A tent at the north entrance to the swap meet will include information about vendors, including a diagram of the swap meet layout that can help visitors locate a certain part.
"No matter how many times you've been to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the swap meet is something you don't want to miss," Massey said. "The selection is always changing. And it's fun to spend time browsing through vintage riding gear, new-old-stock parts, books and service manuals and the like."
Vendors can purchase swap meet space on location on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to access to a huge crowd of vintage enthusiasts, vendors will be invited to the vendor-only picnic, sponsored by Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. For additional vendor information, see www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com > Vendor And Swap Meet Info.
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 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.