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AMA: Racing legend and museum bikes featured at Mansfield show

4 November 2000

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Motorcycle racing legend Gary Nixon will be the 
guest of honor at the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Will Stoner 
Vintage Motorcycle Swapmeet and Show on Sunday, November 12 at the 
Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio.

The swap meet will feature vendors from as far away as New Hampshire, Iowa 
and Georgia selling motorcycles, parts, literature and memorabilia.  Now 
in their twelfth year, AMA Will Stoner Swapmeets have earned a reputation 
as the best places for enthusiasts to unearth that special part, long 
sought-after manual, or priceless bit of advice.

As part of the swap meet, two-time AMA Grand National Champion will pick 
the "Nixon's Choice" winner in the bike show. He will also sign autographs 
and visit with fans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fair Haven Hall. Nixon won 
the Daytona 200 in 1967 and nearly won the International Formula 750 
Championship in 1976. 

As an added feature, several motorcycles from the Motorcycle Hall of Fame 
Museum will be on display. Among the machines will be a factory Triumph 
like the one Nixon rode to victory at Daytona and the Kawasaki KR 750 he 
rode in 1976.

Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts can expect to see Harley-Davidsons, 
Triumphs, Indians, Ducatis and many other famous marques at the swap 
meet's bike show. The juried show will feature classic 1980 and older 
machines from Europe, Great Britain, America and Japan in more than 15 
different classes.

Show hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6.00 for non AMA 
members and $5.00 for AMA and AMCA members. Children under 12 are admitted 
free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.

Inside vendor spaces are nearly sold out. Preregistration for swap meet 
space is recommended. Call Will Stoner (614-856-1900, ext. 1227) to make 
vendor reservations or for more information.