Fifth Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet Moves to Earlier Date

The Meet, Sunday Ride.The fifth annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet at America’s Car Museum has moved to a new, earlier, date of July 30, 2016. The Meet at ACM—traditionally in late August—is one of five Signature Events at the Museum and will feature pre-1992 iconic motorcycles from storied brands including Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Indian, Honda, Norton, Kawasaki, BSA and many others. This year there is an early registration special of $15, available until July 15, after which the price will jump to $20 through the event. Online registration includes admission for one to the festival.

“We hope to increase the participation to exceed 400 vintage motorcycles this year with our new date and early bird registration fee,” said Vintage Motorcycle Festival Advisory Board Chair Mark Zenor. “We have some great seminars lined up and the famous Seattle Cossacks will be back this year with another great show – we hope to see you there.”

ACM CEO David Madeira is a current member of both the Northwest Norton Owners and the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts.

“Bikers know that life can take you down some interesting roads when you’re on two wheels,” said Madeira. “That’s why every year thousands of fans and hundreds of vintage bikes come to The Meet at ACM to share the unique history and stories directly related to these bikes. Now in its fifth straight year, we continue to look forward to being the gathering place for motorcycle enthusiasts near and far.”

The ACM CEO’s Award, Best of Show, Best Dealer Display and five Judges’ Choice trophies will be awarded to the top-rated motorcycles on display, in addition to top-three category winners of the following classes:

Classic Powered Bike/Scooter
Custom Bobber/Chopper
Vintage Competition
Best Café Racer
Motocross Post-1975
Motocross Pre-1974
Vintage Yamaha
Vintage Suzuki
Vintage Kawasaki
Vintage Honda
Vintage Japanese – Other
Vintage Italian
Vintage German
Vintage Triumph
Vintage Norton
Vintage BSA
Vintage British – Other
Classic American – Post-WWII
Antique American – Pre-1940
Classic European

Visitors can also partake in demonstration rides, vendor booths, free seminars and a Sunday ride through the Mount Rainier Valley concluding with lunch on the Haub Family Field.

To register your motorcycle or find more information, visit


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