American Motorcyclist Association announces dates for 2009 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio--The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that the 2009 edition of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will take place July 24-26, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has grown to become America's grandest celebration of motorcycling heritage, and features numerous activities inspired by all eras. The weekend is loaded with highlights, including the world's largest motorcycle swap meet, where collectors from throughout North America spread out over 35 acres to sell everything from fork boots to books to complete bikes. Also on tap are demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, bike shows, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame auction, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers' Midway, club corrals that feature both marque and regional clubs, and guided rides through the rolling Ohio countryside.

In addition, the weekend is scheduled to feature a full slate of American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association competition, including road racing, motocross, observed trials, cross country and dirt track for both vintage and post-vintage motorcycles.

All proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA's Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in nearby Pickerington, Ohio.

2009 marks the 18th year of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and the event's 15th year at the world-class complex of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In 2008, nearly 70,000 attendees converged on Mid-Ohio for the mid-summer extravaganza, which featured Triumph as the Marque of the Year, and AMA racing legends Bill Baird and Gene Romero as co-Grand Marshals.

Tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009 will become available from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course beginning on Nov. 30, 2008, at www.midohio.com or by phone at (800) MID-OHIO.

More announcements regarding the details of 2009 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be made soon, including the Marque of the Year, the Grand Marshal honoree and additional activities and exhibitions. For more information visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

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