Vintage Motorcycle Days, which is still going on today, had to work around the showers yesterday but was still quite an exhibit of great old bikes. The racing went on in the rain though quite a few bikes seemed to have some difficulty running, due most likely to drenched ignition, but they soldiered on.
The swap meet was huge with everything from complete old bikes to the usual parts and bits for that old project not yet finished. It was a show in itself.
The exhibit area, anchored by the Ducati tent and filled with an array of Ducati’s finest through the years, was also a nice exhibition of old Indians, a Crocker, a Scott Flying Squirrel, old Harley dirt trackers, a Norton Commando with some interesting aluminum bodywork, many more old Ducatis, a Ward’s Riverside and much more. The Vincents were out in force, too.
I cut my day a little short due to the rain, which became fairly persistent, but I would highly recommend planning to go next year, no matter the weather.
As I was returning home on I71, I experienced one of those mysterious traffic jams where traffic slows for no apparent reason, backing up cars for a couple of miles, moving at about 10mph and then as you move further on, traffic speeds up again to normal speeds. Very weird, a traffic clot, a very interesting phenomenon which some traffic engineers may have an explanation for but always amazes me when I see one.