There is no shortage of special events to fill your weekend and make your time at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days even more memorable.
You don’t have to be a motorcycle road racer to experience the unique thrill of lapping the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course — anyone can sign up to participate in the Lap For History and ride your personal motorcycle around Mid-Ohio’s legendary racetrack! Or maybe you want to become the next great vintage motorcycle racer — then make plans to attend a VMD informational seminar, many of which feature presentations from ex-pro racers, and ask for advice on how to make that dream a reality.
Maybe you just want to observe the gorgeous and perfectly restored motorcycles presented in the Saturday afternoon bike show — or maybe you’ll find the bones of your next restoration project somewhere in the massive, 80-acre swap meet. All that plus all the infield entertainment options, online auctions, and so much more — we promise you won’t be bored for a moment at VMD!
Ashland Dinner Ride
Looking for an opportunity to elevate your Saturday evening entertainment at VMD? Join select AMA staff for the annual Ashland Dinner Ride, a casual road ride through Ohio’s scenic countryside from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, to the historic half-mile track at the Ashland County Fairgrounds for a round of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series.
Lap For History
The Lap for History gives riders a unique opportunity to take their personal motorcycle on a parade lap around the 2.4-mile road racing circuit at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, led by the event’s Grand Marshal. The Lap for History event takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days festival.
For a large portion of the 40,000 enthusiasts who attend Vintage Motorcycle Days each year, the swap meet is the primary attraction. Covering nearly 80 acres and hosting well over 800 individual vendors, the VMD swap meet is one of the largest motorcycle swap meets in the nation, and surely the most diverse. From early American project bikes to iconic ’80s sportbikes to all the classic minibikes many of us grew up with back in the day, you’re bound to find the parts, memorabilia, or complete motorcycles you’re looking for here.
Who says you can’t meet your heroes? The seminar sessions at Vintage Motorcycle Days are a great opportunity for in-person interaction with the most notable moto personalities in a very casual and accessible setting. In addition to the always popular Q&A sessions with the event Grand Marshal, other past seminar participants have included famous racers, notable motorcycle collectors, accomplished long-distance riders, motorcycle media personalities, and many, many more.
Mid-Ohio’s infield is transformed into a carnival of vintage motorcycle delights during VMD. Highlights include the American Motor Drome Company’s “Wall of Death” motorcycle thrill show, extreme motorcycle trials exhibitions, AMA-endorsed seminars from racers and other moto-celebrities, vendors selling the latest in riding gear, tools and travel accessories, plus food, drinks, demo riding opportunities, and so much more!
Where else can you find a showroom-fresh 1988 BMW K1 in the iconic, ketchup-and-mustard colors next to a perfectly restored Triumph T120R Bonneville next to a two-stroke Suzuki TS500 resto-mod, complete with modern GSX-R suspension? Only at the AMA’s Vintage Motorcycle Days! Whether your tastes run toward vintage Americana, iconic European superbikes, Japanese minibikes or anything else you can possibly imagine, VMD’s juried bike shows are certain to please.
The Vintage Motorcycle Days online auction is another fun way that you can help support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame—and find some cool motorcycles and motorcycle memorabilia, too! All proceeds from this online silent auction help support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and its mission to collect, record, preserve, and honor the people and events that compose the rich history of motorcycling in America.