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Vintage Motorcycle Days to celebrate BMW

PICKERINGTON, OHIO -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that BMW will be the "Featured Marque" at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2004, to be held July 16 - 18 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. In celebrating...

PICKERINGTON, OHIO -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that BMW will be the "Featured Marque" at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2004, to be held July 16 - 18 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

In celebrating the 81-year-old marque, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2004 will benefit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and will feature an exhibit of classic motorcycles and memorabilia. The traditional "Grand Marshal" of the event will be announced soon.

The legendary Mid-Ohio circuit will again host American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association (AHRMA) roadracing throughout the weekend; two days of AHRMA motocross, plus observed trials and dirt-track racing, also will be on the schedule. In all, the AHRMA racing events are expected to attract more than 1,100 competitors.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2004 also will feature two vintage bike shows; the traditional all-brands AMA Swapmeet, North America's largest; a slate of guest speakers, including renowned designer Craig Vetter; demo rides offered by BMW, Buell, Harley-Davidson, and Moto-Guzzi; an array of vendors featuring new products from top manufacturers and dealers; the annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame Auction of motorcycles and memorabilia; and the return of Rhett Rotten's original 1941 "Wall of Death" drome, with vintage Indians and Harley-Davidsons defying gravity on its hardwood walls.

This year marks AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days' tenth annual event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Motorcycles previously honored with the Featured Marque distinction include BSA, Honda, Norton, Penton, Vincent, Indian, Spanish motorcycles and, most recently, Harley-Davidson.

Spectator tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2004 are available from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at 1-800-MID-OHIO or www.midohio.com. For more information about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2004, including dirt-track tickets, auction details and swapmeet registration, visit www.AMADirectlink.com or call 1-800-AMA-JOIN.

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