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ANTIQUE BIKERS HAVE THEIR "HERSHEY" TOO

I’m in Davenport, Iowa for the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s annual Chief Blackhawk Chapter meet. This is the “Hershey” of the antique motorcycle hobby.

If you’ve been to a car show or concours d’elegance lately, you know that more and more antique bikes are showing up at such event. The Chief Blackhawk Meet is the best place to learn about, see and buy antique motorcycles and parts.

If you have a bit of an interest in old bikes and you’re in the region and not doing holiday stuff or bidding on cars at Auburn, you might want to think about stopping by. Here’s the official schedule:

Chief Blackhawk Chapter of the AMCA®
39th Annual AMCA Fall National ®
September 2 – September 4, 2010
The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
2815 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52806

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Buy 2010 Meet t-shirts

Thursday, 2 September
6:00 am thru 5:00 pm – Vendor checkin & setup
8:00 am thru 5:00 pm – Exposition building open
Check bikes in for display
Check bikes in for judging
Buy Banquet tickets
Buy meet t-shirts
Look at the keen bikes
dusk – free movie at Pavilion

Friday, 3 September
6:00 am thru 5:00 pm – Vendor checkin & setup
8:00 am thru ?? – exhibit hall open to public

Check bikes in for display
Check bikes in for judging
Buy Banquet tickets
Buy meet t-shirts
Look at the cool bikes

10:00 am – Shuttle to area malls, gambling boats, etc. starts running – Sign up at Twin Towers (Locust St end of Row AG)
2:30 pm – Practice for Unlimited Promotions 1/2 mile begins
4:30 pm – Heat Races for Unlimited Promotions 1/2 mile begins
5:00 pm – Shuttle done for day
6:30 pm – Unlimited Promotions 1/2 Mile

Saturday, 4 September
6:00 am thru 6:00 pm – The show goes on
8:00 am thru ?? – exhibit hall open to public

Check bikes in for display
Check bikes in for judging
Buy Banquet tickets
Buy meet t-shirts
Look at the amazing bikes

9:00 am thru 11:00 am – Craft Fair at Pavilion D
9:00 Chapter Executive Officer Board meeting – Starlite Ballroom (Not open to public)
9:30 First bikes out on cornfield tour
10:00 am – Shuttle to area malls, gambling boats, etc. starts running – Sign up at Twin Towers (Locust St end of Row AG)
10:00-2:00 Seminars on tap

Matt Olsen on roadside repairs for the old and the engineering challenged
Doug Matheson on plating
Bob Skeffington on Sporty’s

10:30 Last bikes out on cornfield tour
3:30 Cornfield trophy tour presentations at Pavilion
4:00 pm – Church Services, “Victory Riders – Christian Motorcyclist Association”, Pavilion D
5:00 pm – Shuttle done for day
6:00 pm – Cocktails at Starlight Ballroom, Cash Bar
7:00 pm – Dinner by Riefes
After Dinner speaker – T C Christenson

Sunday, 5 September
7:00 am – Judges breakfast at Exposition Building
8:00 am – Judging commences
12:00 am – Judging awards
12:01 pm – Start getting ready for next year!
See you next year and Thank you.

 

 

 

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