PICKERINGTON, OH – July 9, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Choppers. Dirt bikes. Standards. The type of bike being built doesn’t matter. All bike builders are dreamers, and for those searching for obscure parts or maybe some new inspiration, there’s one place to be this July 11-13: the sprawling BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, presented by Federal Motorcycle Transport, agent for STI.
“Everything vintage under the sun seems to come alive in the swap meet, including old bikes, old bike parts, vintage gear and more,” said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. “Think acres upon acres of old motorcycle glory, as far as the eye can see, just waiting to find new life in your next project. Or, consider doing what others have done and buy a running racer to compete in the vintage-racing program at the event. The deals are around every corner, and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.”
Vendors come from all over the country to display their parts, bikes and memorabilia. Bikes will include everything from vintage scooters to modern motocross bikes. There will be nearly show-worthy originals and a few less-than-perfect survivors.
The 2014 BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, presented by Federal Motorcycle Transport, agent for STI, is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever, with more than 330 vendors registered for almost 700 spaces, and more are expected to sign up at the event.
“If you love riding or restoring old motorcycles, there’s no cooler place to be this weekend than BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days,” Massey said. “Come by Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and complete your next restoration or get that favorite old runner back on the highway.”
With proceeds supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle, is the country’s premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and motorcycling heritage.
For 2014, the event is shining the spotlight on the famed Indian Wrecking Crew, which in the early 1950s made an indelible mark on the history books and solidified the reputation of Indian Motocycles, as the company was then known, as one of the 20th Century’s greatest marques. Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, the surviving members of the Indian Wrecking Crew, which also included the late Ernie Beckman, will serve as grand marshals of BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle.
Join thousands of other vintage motorcycling fans this July 11-13 as history comes alive in central Ohio at the country’s premier vintage motorcycling event. Enjoy national championship vintage road racing, motocross, harescrambles, trials and dirt track competition, as well as bikes shows, demo rides of new motorcycles and North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet.
For more on BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle, see www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.