2011 Vintage Motorcycle Days, a set on Flickr.
I had a wonderful time at the 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on July 22-23rd. A huge freakin swap meet, great racing and thousands and thousands of bikes. There were far fewer manufacturers showcasing their product line and doing demos. Kawasaki and KTM were the main two with another vendor Kymco showcasing their scooters and step through motorcycles. Triumph did not show up like they did last year, sadly. Probably the most happening vendor there was the Cafe Racer TV tent showcasing many cool builds, tshirts, magazines, videos and more. They had a really good Rock A Billy band called Highway 13 from Pittsburgh playing too and the scene was hopin!
The weather was hot and sticky but everyone seemed to manage. And at the end of each day a shower would roll through and cool down the temps. Staying hydrated was the name of the game as you walked the swap meet area looking for the right parts. It was a visual bonanza for the motorcycle enthusiast and a good time was had by all. I saw more strange bikes, cool bikes, hot bikes that I really need to own in those two days than most people ever see in a lifetime. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to make the pilgrimage to next year’s event.
Above are some of my photos from my trip from Cincinnati to Mansfield Ohio for the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio race course. Did you make it there? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.