The New Jersey Lottery Vintage Motorcycle Festival
presented by Atlantic County Harley Davidson
For 48 hours in the summer of 2013, NJMP and South Jersey will be the center of the vintage motorcycling universe.
It was 1947. You just picked up a one of the last Knuckleheads to roll out of Milwaukee, an EL 74. With the hand-shift four-speed transmission, wraparound oil tank and chrome accents, you were the king of style — and king of the road. Or, perhaps it was the summer of 1968, and you were riding one of the all-time utilitarian motorcycles, a Norton Commando. With the punchy 750cc powerplant and next generation frame geometry, you ruled the twisty backroads. Then again, maybe it was a 1974. You were 15 years old and came home from school one afternoon to find a Honda CR125 Elsinore sitting in the driveway, next to your dad, grinning ear to ear.
Memories like these make it obvious why we call them “vintage” motorcycles. And there’s one place where you’ll find these memories come alive — a bike, a part or even a racer, pitching it sideways in turn one or dueling through the esses. That’s what American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association will bring to New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, New Jersey, August 2 -4, 2013.
The event includes racing, a motorcycle swap meet, seminars, bike shows and more, all designed to recapture a simpler time and remind us what’s fundamentally cool about riding motorcycles. Buy your tickets and mark your calendar. You’re about to experience the best that motorcycling history has to offer — all over again.
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4,000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes. If you need additional information on AHRMA, please contact the National office at (615)-420-6435 or our membership office at (910)-253-9738, or check us out on the web at www.ahrma.org.
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