Vintage Motorcycle Event at AMA Museum

January 20, 2009
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The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum invites fans of vintage machines to rev up for two notable events. The International CBX Owner’s Association (ICOA) will pay a special visit the Museum on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Two weeks later, on Saturday, February 7, the Museum will host the Penton Owner’s Group (POG) for the 8th Annual Penton Day. All riders are welcome at both events.

The ICOA event on January 24 begins at 9:30 a.m., with a tour of the Museum’s colorful exhibits, including “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles”

and “Awesome-Ness,” an installation chronicling the career of legendary customizer Arlen Ness. The day will continue with a technical session and presentation by special guest racer Geoff Smale.

Smale is known for a number of racing accomplishments, including becoming series champion of the British Earlystocks “1300 production” class in 2000 astride a CBX with unmodified displacement. Smale also one of twelve racers to lap at over 100 mph in a sidecar outfit, both as driver as well as passenger, during the Isle of Man TT races. The ICOA’s visit to the Museum will be held in conjunction with the club’s winter tech rally held in Columbus, Ohio, on January 24 and 25. The ICOA invites all enthusiasts to join them at the Museum on January 24. The event is free, but regular Museum admission rates apply. Riders can log on to for additional information.

Penton enthusiasts are welcome to bring their machines to display at the Museum on February 7, when the Penton Owner’s Group holds the 8th Annual Penton Day. Sign in begins at 9 a.m., with the group’s annual business meeting starting at 10 a.m. The topic of this year’s event will be the 50th anniversary of Motorcycle Hall of Famer John Penton’s record-setting transcontinental run on a BMW, and John will be on hand to share his memories. Penton’s son, Motorcycle Hall of Famer and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum board member Jack Penton, will also be at the Museum to serve as a host of the annual Penton Day events. Riders interested in joining the festivities can log on to for additional information. Membership in the POG is not required and lunch will be provided.

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