The National Motorcycle Museum’s annual event showcasing new exhibits, motorcycling heroes, a great swap meet, two bike shows and a vintage ride is June 8-9, 2013 in Anamosa, Iowa. The Museum holds over 400 motorcycles from Ariel to Zundapp and thousands of pieces of art and memorabilia, but the bike shows at the third annual Vintage Rally weekend will bring even more machines for review.
The two-day event will include a dedication of the new Allstate Motorcycle Dirt Track Heroes exhibit with over 20 great Grand National Championship dirt track racers plus steel shoes, helmets, leathers, photos, posters and vintage dirt track film footage. Scooters from around the world will be featured in the new SCOOTERS! exhibit along with related artwork.
Dirt track racers, tuners and other Hall of Fame inductees like Bobby Hill, John Tibben, Dick Klamfoth, Mike Wilson and Bill Tuman will be on hand, ready to sign autographs and share stories. Listen to characters from racing’s past, racers, tuners and collectors during the entertaining and informative panel discussion. Evel Knievel’s bike painter, George Sedlak will talk about his Wrecking Crew painting and his experiences with Evel Knievel. Dirt track racing artist Melva Murphy will be on hand to talk about her colorful pro racing paintings from the 70’s. Meet and talk with author and two-time Cannonball Endurance rider Cris Simmons.
Saturday Bike Show judging will result in nearly 40 awards for owners of the best machines, including best original unrestored bikes for the Preservation Award. A swap meet will also be going on through out the Vintage Rally, and a Sunday morning vintage motorcycle ride and lunch will be hosted by Motorcycle Classics magazine.
Visit the National Motorcycle Museum website at nationalmcmuseum.org for entry forms, further event details, the activities schedule and lodging information. Or call the National Motorcycle Museum at (319) 462-3925.