The coolest thing about building a career as a motorcycle journalist is getting to go to a lot of terrific events. So what exactly is this event? It seems to be in essentially three parts, vintage motorcycle racing, sidecar racing, and a vintage motorcycle show.
My main intent was to go check out the sidecar racing, but it was impossible not to take photos of all kinds of vintage goodness. Warning — I took way too many photos. When they say vintage racing, they mean vintage racing:.
Post a Comment. A couple of ESMBs were there to support our racing friends. It was an incredible weekend.
Free entry this year for anyone riding through the gate on a motorcycle with free motorcycle parking in the paddock with free helmet and gear check. Name required. Email required; will not be published.
And for three days last September, it lived up to its image. For over years, the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah have been drawing racers and speed demons, eager to push the limits of both man and machine in a bid to score big in the history books as the fastest of the fast. Vintage race organizers had one successful year,in Park City, Utah, but a small — and wealthy — group of Park City residents forced the local city commission to abandon the event, even after 18, people showed up.
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The longest-running annual event at Utah Motorsports Campus, the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix attracts vintage and historic road racing motorcycles from the s to the s. The weekend schedule includes racing on both Saturday and Sunday, all on the 2. Following morning practice sessions, racing will start at noon on both days, with 11 races scheduled each day.
This year's featured marque is Moto Guzzi, with Italian motorcycles taking center stage. A fairly new track it was finished inMiller is one of our favorite race venues. We suggest heading out early to catch at least one day of the annual BUB speed trials held on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. The trials, which run Augustare an excellent opportunity to witness vintage motorcycles vying to make their mark in the history books, and the sights and sounds of old Nortons, Vincents, BMWs and Hondas blasting across the salt has to be experienced at least once in every motorcyclist's life.
The longest-running annual event at this facility, since the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix has attracted vintage and historic road racing motorcycles from the s to the s, creating a virtual rolling museum illustrating the history of the sport. The weekend schedule includes a practice day on Friday, followed by racing on both Saturday and Sunday, all on the 2. Following morning practice sessions, racing will start at noon on both days, with 11 races scheduled each day.