WNYC’s Jim Colgan produced this short documentary to show the trials and tribulations that scooter riders have to endure on the mean streets of New York city. One of the big problems facing riders in NYC is the lack of dedicated motorcycle/scooter parking, the department of transport in the city installed its FIRST dedicated motorcycle/scooter […]
Rockerbox Motofest Moves To Road America
Wisconsin’s premier motorcycle show, The Rockerbox Motofest, featuring an eclectic mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racing machines, super motos, scooters, and sidecars is making an official move for the future.
Instead of its usual Milwaukee home, the event is making the trek 60 miles north to America’s national park of speed as part of Road America’s American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) Vintage Motorcycle Classic, June 6-8. The Rockerbox Motofest includes a ride-in bike show and competition showcasing the greatest in classic style, fresh customization, plus all that is unusual and incredible. All makes and models of bikes are welcome, and spectators will find hundreds of bikes competing for space alongside dealers and vendors of all things motorcycling.
“The Rockerbox Motofest was forged a decade ago for one simple reason, to come together and marvel in all things motorcycle,” said Scott Johnson, founder of the Rockerbox Motofest. We may be the home of the HOG, but this festival is open to all. From choppers to racers, scooters to sidecars, the Rockerbox Motofest continues to attract bikes of all makes and styles and we are thrilled to pass the torch to Road America who will be hosting the event during the AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic. In short, it’s a perfect fit — great vintage and alternative modern racebikes on the track surrounded by great people, vendors, food and demonstrations in the paddock. It will be the ultimate experience for motorcycle enthusiasts and a true summer destination for years to come.”
The AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic at Road America is quickly becoming popular with competitors as the mystique of racing at Road America brings AHRMA racers from around the world. AHRMA is celebrating its 25-year Silver Jubilee in 2014 and the popular series features vintage racebikes ranging from rigid-frame Harley and Indian hand-shifters all the way to the early ’90s Superbikes.
The organization also features “alternative modern” single, twin, and three-cylinder racebikes, such as Triumph Daytonas, Ducati Panigales and Wisconsin-made EBRs. If a century’s worth of two-wheel machinery isn’t enough, there’s also vintage racing sidecars and even an exhibition class for electric motorcycles.
Spectators are encouraged to attend on their motorcycles. Event details, ticket pricing, and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Parking, paddock access and grandstand seating are free with every ticket.