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Antique motorcycle show coming to Lawrence on Sunday

January 30, 2014


Dozens of vintage motorcycles will be on display Sunday in Lawrence, when the Santa Fe Trail chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America hosts its fifth annual Mid-Winter Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet.

The show will be at Building 21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending after a trophy presentation at 3 p.m. Admission is $5, or free to children under 12, service members in uniform and AMCA members.

Bikes from 1979 and older will be featured, probably between 75 and 100 of them, according to organizer Jim Sneegas. An array of vendors will be present, as will a reunion of sorts for former motorcycle racing drivers.

The theme of the day will be racing bikes from the 1950s through the 1970s. A trophy competition will divide the bikes into classes, such as American, Asian, European and others, where the public can cast ballots. There will also be a best-in-show trophy.

Of the motorcycles on display, Sneegas said he expects there will be an Indian Boardtrack Racer from 1912, "a really rare machine." The bike comes from an era of racing atop wooden

tracks, which was discontinued for being too dangerous, Sneegas said.

"The fact that we allow all makes and models, it opens it up to everybody's likes," Sneegas said. "If you come out and you like motorcycles, you'll see something you like. We're allowing any manufacturer."


Danny Mantyla 4 years ago

I guess the snow and 10 degree weather was the reason why the number of bikes was a little less than years before. But it didn't stop me. I think I was the only one foolish enough to ride my cycle to the show!

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