I got a firsthand look at vintage roadracing in the U. Vintage racing is fairly self-explanatory. Many participants are ex-racers from an earlier era who are keeping their love of racing alive.
The event recreates the atmosphere of bike racing from the 60s, 70s and 80s, with numerous rare machines among the hundreds of bikes expected to compete across 40 races on a packed schedule. Parades, demos and huge display areas featuring support from the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club will add to the festival feel. The open paddock will ensure all visitors can get up close to some of the most spectacular racing bikes still in existence.
By: Randall Washington aka Randakk. Vintage motorcycles can change your life. I mean that quite literally.
Super bike racing is possibly one of the most exciting events to witness first hand. Today's current cc, cc, and cc sport bikes that are available at any motorcycle dealer and are pure bred race machines. Once these super bikes are unleashed onto a closed course for competition, their true heritage can be seen. The Unlimited Grand Prix.
Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. Photography by Will Broadhead. The fog is thick.
Search Search. The Classic Racing Motorcycle Club also known as CRMC is one of the largest and most respected racing motorcycle clubs dedicated to the preservation and use of postwar racing and sports machines. Close racing, full grids and friendly race paddocks at the best racing circuits throughout the UK - CRMC race weekends offer riders, officials and spectators a memorable taste of racing from the past.
An extremely rare model to say the least. This bike looks like it is a very rare untouched example of these wonderful These bikes are becoming rarer in standard trim as so many are being converted to cafe racers, bobbers etc.
The longest-running annual event at this facility, since the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix has attracted vintage and historic road racing motorcycles from the s to the s, creating a virtual rolling museum illustrating the history of the sport. The weekend schedule includes a practice day on Friday, followed by racing on both Saturday and Sunday, all on the 2. Following morning practice sessions, racing will start at noon on both days, with 11 races scheduled each day. Also on the schedule will be two rounds of vintage and modern sidecar racing with the ever-popular Sidecar Racers Association West, making their annual Utah appearance.
So you say you want to go motorcycle racing? It works. Organized inthe American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association is the largest and most active vintage motorcycle racing organization in the U.
Vintage racers compete on dated machinery, ranging from bikes nearly a century old to machines that went on the market just prior to the modern era. Vintage racing embodies everything that's great about motorcycle racing: it's laid back, it's diverse, it features cool bikes, and it's relatively inexpensive. In addition to national-level events, the AMA sanctions vintage racing meets around the country that are hosted by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters. For information about these events, search the online AMA events database.