Cool off with the classics this summer at the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame
PICKERINGTON, OH Two-wheel enthusiasts are invited to the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum this summer for the 4th annual Japanese Motorcycle Saturday on June 6, 2009, and the 4th annual British & European Motorcycle Saturday on August 22, 2009. Located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, just a few miles east of Columbus, the Museum is the country’s premier showcase of motorcycling heritage and history.
Both events are expected to attract hundreds of riders, and will feature un-judged bike shows and seminars from collectors and experts. The 4th annual Japanese Motorcycle Saturday on June 6 will showcase a wide variety of motorcycles representing decades of metric design and engineering ingenuity. From sportbikes to café racers to tourers, every bike style is welcome. Enthusiasts can ride in on a classic Japanese bike or simply stop
by to admire the vintage machines. Last year a 1983 Honda CB1100R and an early 1980s Yamaha RZ500 two-stroke were highlights of the event.
Later in the summer, the Museum will host the 4th annual British & European Motorcycle Saturday on August 22. Plenty of Ducatis, Triumphs, Nortons, BMWs, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis and other marques that are sure to impress will be on display for the event. The spotlight at British & European Motorcycle Saturday was stolen last year by the Ducati Riders of Ohio Club, with over 20 members riding in for the event one on Ducati’s finest, the Desmosedici. This year’s showcase promises to feature equally compelling classics.
Admission for each Classic Motorcycle Saturday event is only $10 and includes access to all museum exhibits, including “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles,” an installation spotlighting a number of the world’s most well-known enthusiasts, and “Awesome-Ness,” chronicling the career of the legendary Arlen Ness.
Additional details about Classic Motorcycle Saturdays can be found at www.motorcyclemuseum.org or by calling (614)856-2222.
About the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum tells the exciting stories and preserves the history of American motorcycling. Visitors to the Museum will find award-winning exhibits rotating through three major exhibition halls. Each exhibit immerses guests in the stories of American motorcycling by capturing the thrill of the open road, the excitement of racing or the inspiration of memorable personalities. The Museum is also home to the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame, honoring the distinguished men and women who have played a vital role in shaping the sport and business of motorcycling, thanks to their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship. Located just east of Columbus, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the non-profit Museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information call (614) 856 2222 or visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org.