History Comes Alive
At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
For 72 hours, central Ohio is the center of the vintage motorcycling universe.
Imagine it’s 1947. You just picked up one of the last Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads to roll out of Milwaukee, an EL 74. With the hand-shift four-speed transmission, wraparound oil tank and plenty of chrome, you were the king of style — and king of the road.
Or, perhaps it was the summer of 1968, and you were riding one of the all-time great motorcycles — a Norton Commando. With the punchy 750cc parallel twin and the futuristic “Isolastic” anti-vibration system, you ruled the twisty backroads.
Then again, maybe it was a 1974. You were 15 years old and came home from school one afternoon to find a Honda CR125 Elsinore sitting in the driveway, next to your dad, who was grinning ear to ear.
No matter which of these scenarios stokes your own unique sense of motorcycle nostalgia, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, held each July at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Morrow County, Ohio, is the place to stoke your vintage motorcycle passion. Every year, tens of thousands of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts join the American Motorcyclist Association and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum to celebrate and honor the history of motorcycling in America.
The opportunities for entertainment are almost endless at VMD
Do you love racing? VMD has it, with national championship-caliber racing in multiple disciplines including road racing, motocross, flat track, hare scrambles, observed trials, and more. Are you building a motorcycle collection, or searching for that last missing piece for your 1970 Ossa restoration? VMD hosts one of the largest vintage motorcycle swap meets in the world, with over 800 vendors. All this plus bike shows, informational seminars, demo-riding opportunities, period-correct entertainment like the American Motor Drome’s “Wall of Death,” and so much more, it’s fair to call AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days vintage motorcycling’s best and biggest bash!
Vintage Motorcycle Days is a can’t-miss, bucket-list event for any vintage motorcycle enthusiast, and the perfect opportunity to come together with thousands of like-minded friends to recapture the spirit of a simpler time and remember everything that’s cool and fun about tinkering with old motorcycles. Start making plans right now to attend VMD 2024!
(All proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days support the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.)
American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has worked tirelessly to protect the future of motorcycling and promote the motorcycle lifestyle. As the world’s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state, and federal government, and the court of public opinion.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame exists to collect, record, preserve and honor the people and events that compose the rich history of motorcycling in America. Established in 1998, the Hall of Fame celebrates the heroes of American motorcycling and highlights their achievements and contributions to the sport.
Directions to VMD
Do you want to go to Mid-Ohio? Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the home of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, is centrally located and easily accessible from any direction. Click through for the address and easy-to-follow navigation instructions to help you find your way there.
VMD Insider Tips
Check out our long list of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your visit to Vintage Motorcycle Days. Whether you’re searching the swap meet or racing around the racetrack, these are the best hacks to help you make the most of your time at VMD.
It takes a village to put on Vintage Motorcycle Days each year. Dozens of AMA staff do the heavy lifting, but without financial support from our generous sponsors and on-the-ground assistance from our army of tireless volunteers, VMD would never even get off the ground.