Racing Legend Jody Nicholas Rides
"Rhythm is a form cut into time," wrote the iconoclast and poet Ezra Pound. Is there a phrase that better describes the experience of motorcycling? And are there finer ways to experience motorcycling than astride a British classic bike? This question would provoke a passionate debate no less voluminous than the exhaust note of these beloved machines. This kind of intensity and passion fuels the mission of Herb Harris: to consecrate a beloved companion-his 1956 BSA DB 34 Gold Star.
American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, offers a destination this summer where fans of motorcycling can get up close and personal with the people who have shaped the sport and industry into one of America’s favorite pastimes.
"For those who can’t get enough of motorcycles, motorcyclists and the motorcycle lifestyle, the seminar program at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can’t be missed," said AMA Special Events Manager Tigra Tsujikawa.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has welcomed many noteworthy machines from motorcycling’s past to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, including 1920s-era Scott Flying Squirrels and six-cylinder Laverdas.
What do the Crimean War, the manufacturing of rifles, and the building of bicycles have in common?
They’re all events that led up to the British Birmingham Small Arms Co. — better known to the world as BSA — producing motorcycles that ultimately became among the most iconic in the world. The legendary brand will be honored this year as the Marque of the Year at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, set for July 24-26 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Motorcycle Hall of Famer and Racer Don Emde to serve as Grand Marshal.
In 1971, a group of young American motorcycle racers who rode for the Birmingham Small Arms Co. (BSA) — marketers of the BSA and Triumph brands — flew to England to compete against some of the most talented motorcycle riders in the world at the inaugural running of the Trans-Atlantic Match Races.
BSA Is Marque Of The Year at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009.
One of Great Britain’s most storied motorcycle companies, BSA, will be the Marque of the Year for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009, the world’s largest gathering of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, set for July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.