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Motorcycle history visits Mid-Ohio

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 11, 2003) - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio has hosted an AMA Superbike event since 1983. Many of the same bikes that raced during the early years of that event will return for Vintage Motorcycle Days, July ...

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 11, 2003) - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio has hosted an AMA Superbike event since 1983. Many of the same bikes that raced during the early years of that event will return for Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 18-20.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a one-of-a-kind event in the United States, celebrating the people and machines that make up motorcycling's rich heritage. First held in 1992, the event has grown into a complete weekend hosting hundreds of competitors, more than 900 vendors at the Will Stoner Swap Meet, and vintage motorcyclists of all ages.

Harley-Davidson will be the Featured Marque at AMA Vintage Motorcyle Days 2003, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and featuring an exhibit of classic motorcycles and memorabilia.

Harley riders will be able to park their bikes in a Harley-Davidson only parking area located in Mid-Ohio's infield. The AMA Museum will have a traveling history of Harley-Davidson on-display at Mid-Ohio, and Harley-Davidson (along with Buell, BMW, Triumph, and Moto-Guzzi) will have new models available in the Demo Ride compound located in the paddock.

The Will Stoner Swap Meet has grown from what was originally a 150' by 400' space into this year's 35-acre area with over 900 vendors hawking everything from fully running bikes to pieces and parts for those classic machines and everything in between.

Seminars, shows, live music, and Rhett Rotten's Wall of Death will provide entertainment off the track, and two motorcycles - a 1941 FL "Knucklehead" and a 2003 100th Anniversary Heritage Softail autographed by Willie G. Davidson - will be raffled off throughout the weekend.

If you're a race fan, there's plenty to see and do. On the track, the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association's (AHRMA) vintage motorcycles will power through thunder valley and dance through the "esses". Vintage Motocross will once again take place over Mid-Ohio's rolling hills. The Vintage Time Trials snake over and around Mid-Ohio's terrain in an off-road adventure.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located approximately halfway between Columbus and Cleveland, off Interstate 71. Commonly referred to as the "Most Competitive in the U.S.", Mid-Ohio hosts six motorsports events throughout the summer, beginning with the Sprint Vintage Grand Prix and including the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, July 25-27, and the Valvoline Runoffs®, September 15-21. For event information and tickets, call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit www.midohio.com.

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Series AMA , Vintage
Drivers Will Stone