Here’s the Davenport Antique Meet and Races – on Video!

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October 3, 2011 | By: J&P Cycles

It’s over and done with and there’s no sense in trying to turn back the clock. If you missed it, you missed it, but the point is you don’t have to miss it again next Labor Day weekend.

And to entice you to do just that, we’re including a couple of videos with this blog post that show some of the highlights of this year’s Chief Blackhawk chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) motorcycle parts swap meet and motorcycle races right here in nearby Davenport, Iowa.

We’re not really sure if it’s the biggest antique motorcycle meet on the planet, but until someone tells us different, that’s our story and we’re sticking to it. We know for sure it’s the best such show on earth. Where else to you see 80- to 100-year-old motorcycles rolling around not just in the swap meet but on the race track! If you’re a vintage nut or even a motorcycle nut you should check this out. We caught up with the American Pickers Frank and Mike along with J&P’s John Parham. Here is just a small sample of what happens on and off the track Davenport Speedway

That’s where you’ll get a taste of what motorcycle racing was back in the 1920s, with our vintage flat track competition that’s part of the Fall National here in town. What we’ve got embedded above and below is a pair of professionally produced J&P Cycles videos, one of which shows the race action up close and personal.


The videos provide a first-hand look at an end-of-summer happening that shouldn’t be missed. But again, if you didn’t make it this year, take a peek at this pair of YouTube offerings and start making plans for next Labor Day.

Comments: 5 Comments | Categorized Under: Vintage Motorcycle Rally, Vintage Motorcycles

Comments (5)

Awesome post, where is the rss? I cant find it!

John, you need to build a complete Velodrome Board Track and put on some races

It’s as exciting now as it was then. Cool feature, cool bikes. Raw power no frills!

Great videos, wish I could have been there……I did make it down to Kitty Hawk to see off the Cannonball Run to the West Coast……I’ve been riding since 1958……Steve

Thank you for putting this up. It’s awesome and gets the heart pumping!

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