As mentioned before, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio is one of those events you really should attend if you have any interest in motorcycles beyond the latest and greatest factory offerings. I’ve already pointed out a couple of bikes, the Doublewhiz and the Munch Mammut replica, but there were thousands of motorcycles at the track, some in the various show areas and displays and some rare finds were just ridden in and parked among the most common daily riders. You needed to keep your eyes open because you might see something really interesting almost anywhere.
Here are just a few bikes of interest in no particular order:
A very nice Triumph Cafe Racer
One of many Tritons
Another Triton, this one a 1959 T-120 engine in a 1959 featherbed frame.
Who says you have to stay British? How about a Yamaton, Yamaha power in a Norton frame.
A beautiful black Prince Vincent next to a Rickman Interceptor.
Easy to walk right by, a Honda CB350 Four, the rare little cousin of the CB750 and CB550. Behind it is a GB500 in chrome.
Plus, there was one fellow from Michigan who I saw ride in but didn’t get my camera around fast enough to photo, he was riding a very well done Harley Sportster transformed into a cafe racer and he was dressed in the perfect ton up riding gear. Couldn’t find him later.
These are only a few, but you get the idea. If these bikes look interesting, mark your calendar for next year.