America’s Car Museum has announced that Indian Motorcycle will be the presenting sponsor at the fourth annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival at ACM’s Haub Family 3.5-acre showfield on Saturday, August 22.
ACM will raffle a 2015 Indian Chief Vintage after the Vintage Motorcycle Concours awards ceremony at 5 p.m. The net proceeds will benefit the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum, which provides hands-on training and a pathway to careers in automotive and motorcycle restoration for young adults. The Indian motorcycle is painted in vintage Willow Green and Cream, with tan leather seats and saddle bags. Raffle tickets are available at the museum for $20 each or six for $100. The lucky ticket will be drawn on Saturday, August 22. The winner does not have to be present to win.
The judged Concours will be divided into 18 classes representing every aspect and style of motorcycles from the early 1900s up to 1990. Those classes can be found on America’s Car Museum website: vintagemotorcyclefestival.com. Many of the festival judges are motorcycle journalists plus regional brand experts. Mark Zenor, the event Chairman said, “For the last three years we have seen over 300 vintage and classic motorcycles on the showfield and we are expecting an even larger number of entrants from the Western USA. Our showfield will be surrounded by new motorcycle dealer displays, after market vendors displaying accessories and riding clothing and helmets.”
Indian Motorcycles will be offering demonstration rides on the complete line of Indian Motorcycles throughout the day for licensed riders led by Motorcycle Safety Instructors. Riders are encouraged to arrive shortly after opening time of 10 a.m. to sign up for the demo ride. Local motorsports Cable TV host, Lance Lambert will be interviewing owners to discuss their favorite machine, history of acquisition and restoration, which will be filmed and announced live.
One of the highlights of the Vintage Motorcycle Festival will be Seattle Cossacks, an acrobatic stunt riding team of 17 very skilled riders on their vintage motorcycles, who will give two performances during the day. The Flying Irishman, Oregon’s Denny Edwards will give a seminar about his days of launching his Triumph motorcycle jumps over cars and busses. Skip Mascorro of Moto Discovery, will regal visitors with exciting stories of International motorcycle touring adventures. There will be food vendors and tented beer garden providing adult beverages.
America’s Car Museum contains 16 galleries covering more than 4 acres with changing exhibits on four floors located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome. The Vintage Motorcycle Festival has grown from a regional show to a National show with vintage motorcycle entrants coming from 22 states and two Canadian provinces. ACM has hosted over 5,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the Vintage Motorcycle Festival.