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Jun 12, 2014

HMGP Hosting the Coastal Vintage Motorcycle Festival July 12-13 At Roebling Road Raceway

Coastal Vintage Motorcycle Festival July 12-13, 2014 Roebling Road

HMGP will present the Coastal Vintage Motorcycle Festival during the weekend of July 12-13 at Roebling Road Raceway outside of Savannah. As with all HMGP events, the bikes will be the stars with collectors exhibiting their bikes on the track.

The event is open to owners of historic roadrace bikes, vintage sport bikes and café racers. The weekend will operate much like a low key track day event. Riders can take the opportunity to ride their vintage bikes on the track in an environment very different from the normal track day. This will not be an event filled with the next world champion learning how to race his 600 Supersport. Rather this is the opportunity for collectors and owners of vintage bikes to take them out for exercise in a safe relaxed environment.

There will be four classes which will operate on 15 minute sessions so each class should get 8 track sessions per day. The classes will be structured by speed. At least one class will operate as a “Club 59” group where the combined age of the bike and rider must equal or exceed 59 years. In this environment all the participants realize how hard it is to get repairs for both the bikes and riders.

The event will start at 8 am on Saturday morning. As is the custom at HMGP events, there will be a social dinner event Saturday evening. The track activity will resume Sunday morning. The cost is $200 per day or $350 for the weekend. The track will be open from 5 – 10 pm on Friday night for participants to set up camp in the pits. For collectors who wish to come set up static displays of their bikes, the fee is $50 for the weekend.

Space is limited. If you are planning on coming and have not done so yet, you need to call Bill Brown at (404) 379-6091 to reserves space.

About HMGP

Historic Moto Gran Prix (HMGP) is collector organization led by former AMA Pro racer Bill Brown. It is designed as an alternate venue for acknowledged classics like Manx Nortons and air-cooled TD Yamahas, and is also looking to draw more recent "classic" racers including the likes of the legendary two-strokes of the 1970s and the AMA four-stroke superbikes of the 1980s and 1990s. Privateer and replica racer models are highly encouraged to attend. HMGP is the perfect place to share motorsports history with other enthusiasts and display the bikes in the proper setting; at speed on the race track. This is world-class gentleman's racing. HMGP gratefully acknowledges their presenting sponsor, Yamaha Motor Corporation, for their dedication to preserving racing and engineering history. For information on membership, classes, this year's calendar and event photos see www.hmgpracing.com. For up to the minute postings by the organization and its members see www.facebook.com/historicmoto.granprix. For questions or additional information contact Bill via phone at (404) 379-6091 or via email at racebill258@yahoo.com