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Vintage Motorcycle Festival Returns to Tacoma

Monday, December 3, 2012
This Flying Merkel was one of the vintage motorcycles on display at the the inaugural Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay - Americas Car Museum  ACM  in Tacoma last August. The Festival  with a judged bike show  swap meet and more slated for Saturday  plus a ride to Vashon Island Sunday  is scheduled for a return to ACM August 24-25  2013.
This 'Flying Merkel' was one of the vintage motorcycles on display at the the inaugural Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay - America's Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma last August. The Festival, with a judged bike show, swap meet and more slated for Saturday, plus a ride to Vashon Island Sunday, is scheduled for a return to ACM August 24-25, 2013.
• WHAT: 2nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival
• WHEN: August 24-25, 2013 (Show Saturday; Ride Sunday)
• WHERE: LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
Classic motorcycles, some dating as far back as 1912, will return to Tacoma for the second annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) August 24-25, 2013.
The Vintage Motorcycle Festival is one of the signature events at the 165,000 square-foot Tacoma museum and will feature motorcycles from many famous makers including BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Norton, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, BSA, Indian, Vespa and many Italian marques from bygone eras.
“Last year’s event was a great success, and we’re planning to build on that momentum with an even bigger show this year and beyond,” said David Madeira, ACM president and CEO. “America loves motorcycles, and we want the Vintage Motorcycle Festival to be the top bike weekend in the Pacific Northwest, drawing passionate motorcycle fans and aficionados from all over the region. Last year we had several entrants from across the border in British Columbia and a slew from Oregon. We are looking forward to seeing our friends from Idaho, California and beyond join us next August.”
The inaugural event in 2012 attracted more than 200 motorcycles and 2,000 enthusiasts to ACM’s Haub Family Field. Best of Show was won by a 1963 Norton Atlas owned by Ron Rumbolz of Fife, Wash., which is now on display at the museum.
Like last year, the 2013 Vintage Motorcycle Festival will include judged classes and awards, a swap meet, motorcycle demonstrations, panel discussions and live music at ACM Saturday. On Sunday, a ride to Vashon Island will take place, coordinated by the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club.
Discounted registration is available for motorcycles signing up from March 1 to May 15, 2013. To register a motorcycle for the Vintage Motorcycle Festival, contact Show Chairman Burt Richmond at burt@fitzrich.com
Booth space is also available and can be purchased by contacting Bill Vadino, Event Manager at ACM. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org or bill.vadino@lemaymuseum.org
About America’s Car Museum (www.lemaymuseum.org)
State Farm Presents LeMay – America’s Car Museum, which opened June 2, 2012 in downtown Tacoma, Wash., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. For more information on museum hours, becoming an ACM member, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit

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