AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES-MID DAYS…..IT’S STILL FAMILY
Another round is in the books! Probably some of the best weather ever for a vintage motorcycle event. Sunshine, blue skies and the sound of motorcycles everywhere made for a great weekend. Hare Scrambles, Motocross, Flat Track, Road Racing, Swap Meet, The Wall of Death, and Seminars galore. Even Pit Bikes races. Truly something for everyone.
The Boulevard was filled with spectators on motorcycles of all kinds. Seemed like a record crowd to us.
But as the weekend progressed it occurred to me “It’s still family”. If you read my column you know that over the years as I’ve covered racing I’ve talked about the friendships you develop with your involvement in motorcycles and racing.
Our son no longer competes, and some of those guys I have come to call my sons are also stepping back or ceasing to compete. Priorities and circumstances change for many. But the bond that is motorcycles continues to bring us all back.
There are still many in my extended family that raced this past weekend. As a spectator knowing someone who competes always makes it better. From “Rocker” Billy Morris who finished first in his class in the Hare Scrambles to CJ Laroche and Jace Hasskew who also took home hardware in their respective classes. Scott Nelson, your acknowledgment of your adoring fans in the keyhole made our day. Jeff Agnes, you never missed a beat…still fast as hell!
Vintage weekend always, always excites. Families share time outside, cruising the Boulevard on pit bikes, mini-bikes, and golf carts enjoying the sites, sounds and smells that are part of the weekend. As a rider, it’s an event you should experience at least once.
Here’s to hoping next year is even better! Stop by the motor home and become part of the family.
On a sad note I am sure our riding community will join me in offering prayers and condolences to the family of Mike Wells. Longtime AMA and WERA road race member died from an apparent heart attack coming into Turn 1 of the road course on Saturday, July 7. RIP MIKE #341
As always ride safe,