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AMA: Vintage motorcycles at Richland County Fairgrounds

29 January 2000

Posted By Terry Callahan
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championships ace Steve Morehead, of Findlay, Ohio, will be guest of honor at the American Motorcyclist Association Will Stoner Vintage Motorcycle Swapmeet and Show Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio.

The veteran of 26 AMA Grand National Dirt Track seasons will select "Morehead's Choice" in the bike show as well as sign autographs and visit with fans. Morehead, 44, has won 23 AMA Grand National races and finished among America's top 10 riders a remarkable 17 times. In 1999, he placed second in the inaugural AMA Supertrapp SuperTrackers Series year-end point standings.

Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts can expect to see a wide range of classic bikes at the bike show. On display will be Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, Indians, Ducatis and many more famous marques. The juried show will feature classic pre-1980 machines from Europe, Great Britain, America and Japan in more than 15 classes of competition.

In addition to the machines on display, there will be a swap meet with vendors from as far away as New Hampshire, Iowa and Georgia selling motorcycles, parts, literature and memorabilia. Now in their 11th year, AMA/Will Stoner Swapmeets have earned a reputation for being the best place for enthusiasts to unearth that special part, long sought-after motorcycle manual or priceless bit of advice.

Show hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 6. Admission is $5 for members of the AMA and the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, and $6 for non-members. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The fairgrounds charges $1 for parking.

Inside vendor spaces are nearly sold out. Pre-registration for swap meet space is recommended. Call Stoner at (440) 543-0632 to make vendor reservations or for more information.

Text provided by AMA

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