AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Showcases the Diverse Appeal of Motorcycling

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — It's a classic bike show and auction. It's the world's largest motorcycle swap meet. It's vintage racing. It's how-to seminars. It's demo rides. It's all this and more at the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 25-27, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in central Ohio.

For three straight days in the heart of the Midwest, 60,000-plus motorcyclists and two-wheel fans from every track-and-trail of life will descend upon the modern Mid-Ohio racing complex to ogle classic motorcycles, haggle for deals and rub shoulders with fellow riders. Now in its 16th year, this year's "VMD" promises to be the biggest and best ever.

"We've got everything under the sun, starting with our featured Marque of the Year, Triumph," said AMA director of Special Events Will Stoner. "We are very fortunate to have legendary Triumph riders Gene Romero and Bill Baird as Co-Grand Marshals. They'll be here to meet fans, sign autographs and answer questions along with Mark Kennedy, Triumph Motorcycles American CEO."

Triumph motorcycles from past and present will be featured at the Triumph Marque of the Year display. There will be a Triumph-only bike show, and the Vintage Triumph Roadshow will feature Triumph expert and Baxter Cycle owner, Randy Baxter, appraising classic Triumphs and Triumph memorabilia.

"There's plenty on tap for fans of other brands and styles too," added Stoner. "We have a host of shows featuring American and European motorcycles, a show for British and Japanese bikes, a caf