Antique Motorcycle Club of America: Yankee Chapter Meet, Sat, Jul 27, 2024

Antique Motorcycle Club of America: Yankee Chapter Meet

Saturday, July 27, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
Franklin County Fairgrounds

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The Antique Motorcycle Club of America was founded in 1954 by a group of antique-bike fans in the New England area. In the decades since, the AMCA has grown to become one of the largest organizations of antique motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with over 13,000 members worldwide.

From the beginning, the purpose of the club has been the “preservation, restoration and operation of old-time motorcycles.” Members of the AMCA own, restore, preserve, study or just admire motorcycles that fall into the antique category, meaning they are at least 35 years old. Although the Club is based in the United States, fans of motorcycles from all countries are welcome, and ownership of an antique motorcycle is not required to become a member.

Through its network of 85 affiliated Chapters in the U.S. and abroad, the AMCA provides a way for antique bike enthusiast to share their interest with others in their local area. Chapters typically host regular meetings, activities like bike shows, swap meets and antique bike road runs.

The AMCA maintains a calendar of National Meets and Road Runs worldwide that include some of the premier antique motorcycle gatherings in the world. National Meets typically include a large vendor area, where members can sell everything from antique bike parts to entire motorcycles that are at least 35 years old.

All National Meets also feature the AMCA’s National Judging Program, in which members’ motorcycles can win awards in three categories: Restored, Original Condition or Period Modified. Instead of competing against each other, bikes entered in the AMCA Judging Program are evaluated on a 100-point scale against the standard of the same motorcycle as it would have appeared when it originally left the factory.

Mostly, though, people join the AMCA to experience the camaraderie with others who share their interest in machines from the classic era of motorcycling. For some, that means the satisfaction that comes from investing thousands of hours in bringing a rusted hulk back to it original perfection. To others, it means preserving artifacts of the past so that they can be appreciated by future generations, or the simple pleasure of enjoying a two-lane road at an unhurried pace—just like motorcyclists generations ago.

AMCA National Judging will be for all motorcycles 35+ years old. AMCA Judging will take place at 9:00am on Sunday morning. Judges meeting and breakfast at 8:30am. Awards Ceremony starts approximately Noon-1:00pm, depending on the number of bikes to be judged.

Camping will be available on site. $10.00 for tent site. $25.00 for RV site. Electric will be $50.00 for whole weekend. All locations may not have electric available.
Yankee Chapter members camp for free.

Franklin County Fairgrounds

89 Wisdom Way
Greenfield, MA 01301