AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Seminars
If you’re heading off to the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, be sure to take advantage of the many seminars. The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days organizers have released a schedule and a description of the speakers that will be present at the event on July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
“Not only does AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days offer the thrill of old bikes, it also allows us to meet and learn from those who live and breathe motorcycles, some whom have even turned their love of motorcycles into a career,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “The seminar program is designed to educate, entertain and inspire motorcyclists, both veteran and new riders.”
Featured speakers include:
Danell Lynn, Guinness World Record holder who will be presenting “1 woman, 1 bike, 1 year.” Lynn traveled across our 50 state nation on a Triumph Bonneville which earned her the Guinness World Record for Longest Journey by Motorcycle in Single Country. Her travels saw her rack up 48,600 in the lower 48 states. The previous record holder was Manigandan Manjunathan of India, who put in 23, 761 miles.
Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles in Gurnee, Ill., is a custom bike builder who has an eclectic style of building. Blending skills from the past as well as his other interests such as audio engineering and carpentry, Prust has been able to carve out a unique spot in motorcycling with innovative wares. Prust will be speaking on customization and his methods.
Buck Carson, co-owner of Carson Classic Motors Museum in Texas, who will give a presentation on his cross country ride.
Long-distance rider Paul Pelland, will be speaking on two subjects at the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days:d “Tips, tricks and hilarious repair tales from a rider now documenting a million miles for Multiple Sclerosis,” and “What does an Iron Butt veteran’s saddlebags and Granny’s purse have in common?”
T.J. Tennent, who will discuss the right tires for your bike, how to repair a motorcycle tire, how many miles you can get out of a tire and more during “Motorcycle Tires 101.”
Elizabeth Allen, AMA racer and adventure riding school instructor, who will speak about handling adventure motorcycles and getting the most out of your machine.
Dallas-based motorsport analyst, rider and strategic communications leader nearly two decades Griff Allen, whose address, “The Introvert and the motorcycle,” will identify which people are fascinated by motorcycles for the excitement, action and applause they create or for the tranquility, curiosity and reflection they inspire.
New for this year, all seminars will be held in one location: The Goodyear Tower, located in the road racing paddock.
Here is the tentative schedule:
Friday, July 8
- 1 p.m. – Tony Prust, Custom Bike Building
- 2:30 p.m. – Buck Carson, CannonBall Run – 1916 BSA Coast to Coast
- 4 p.m. – TJ Tennent, Motorcycle Tires 101
Saturday, July 9
- 9 a.m. – TJ Tennent, Motorcycle Tires 101
- 10:30 a.m. – Buck Carson, CannonBall Run – 1916 BSA Coast to Coast
- Noon – Danell Lynn, Guinness World Record Ride – 1 woman, 1 bike, 1 year
- 1:30 p.m. – Paul Pelland, Tips, tricks and hilarious repair tales from a rider now documenting a million miles for Multiple Sclerosis.
- 3 p.m. – Elizabeth Allen, Handling Adventure Bikes: Tips and Tricks for Off-Road Adventures
Sunday, July 10
- 11 a.m. – Paul Pelland, What does an Iron Butt veteran’s saddlebags and Granny’s purse have in common?
- 12:30 p.m. – Danell Lynn, Guinness World Record Ride – 1 woman, 1 bike, 1 year
- 2 p.m. – Griff Allen, The Introvert and the Motorcycle
Aside from the seminars, there will be plenty more at the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Between the largest North American motorcycle swap meet and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, there is something for everyone. You’ll see: American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, live music, Builders’ Row featuring some of the country’s best custom bike builders, two premier raffle bikes on display, a beer garden with the region’s best craft beers, the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Adventure Bike Challenge, the AMA Pit Bike TT and displays by some of the AMA’s most active classic clubs.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course website at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.