ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Wisconsin's premier motorcycle show, The Rockerbox Motofest, featuring an eclectic mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racing machines, super motos, scooters, and sidecars is making an official move for the future. Instead of its usual Milwaukee home, the event is making the trek 60 miles North to America's National Park of Speed as part of Road America's American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) Vintage Motorcycle Classic, June 6-8. The Rockerbox Motofest includes a ride-in bike show and competition showcasing the greatest in classic style, fresh customization, plus all that is unusual and incredible. All makes and models of bikes are welcome, and spectators will find hundreds of bikes competing for space alongside dealers and vendors of all things motorcycling.
"The Rockerbox Motofest was forged a decade ago for one simple reason, to come together and marvel in all things motorcycle," said Scott Johnson, founder of the Rockerbox Motofest. "We may be the home of the HOG, but this festival is open to all. From choppers to racers, scooters to sidecars, the Rockerbox Motofest continues to attract bikes of all makes and styles and we are thrilled to pass the torch to Road America who will be hosting the event during the AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic. In short, it's a perfect fit -- great vintage and alternative modern racebikes on the track surrounded by great people, vendors, food and demonstrations in the paddock. It will be the ultimate experience for motorcycle enthusiasts and a true summer destination for years to come."
The AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic at Road America is quickly becoming popular with competitors as the mystique of racing at Road America brings AHRMA racers from around the world. AHRMA is celebrating its 25-year Silver Jubilee in 2014 and the popular series features vintage racebikes ranging from rigid-frame Harley and Indian hand-shifters all the way to the early '90s
Superbikes. The organization also features "alternative modern" single, twin, and three-cylinder racebikes, such as Triumph Daytonas, Ducati Panagales and Wisconsin-made EBRs. If a century's worth of two-wheel machinery isn't enough, there's also vintage racing sidecars and even an exhibition class for electric motorcycles.
"There's nothing quite like the plodding sound of idling flathead engines waiting for the green flag or the roar of open megaphones as British Twins come out of Turn 5 to make the climb up the hill and under the Corvette Bridge," said Road America president and general manager, George Bruggenthies. "From Indian Scouts to Manx Nortons, bevel-drive Ducatis to Honda CBs, it's hard to find an unrepresented part of motorcycle racing history. It's basically everything you would see in a museum, but here you see them in action. Having the Rockerbox Motofest as a permanent fixture makes this event a can't miss opportunity for enthusiasts everywhere because now there is something for everyone and we encourage folks to ride-in, stay in our campgrounds and enjoy the full experience of the weekend."
Spectators are encouraged to attend on their cycles and event details; ticket pricing and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Parking, paddock access and grandstand seating are free with every ticket.
About Road America: Established in 1955 as the first permanent road racing course in the United States, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 55 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the Blain's Farm & Fleet Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on www.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter:
@roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.
About AHRMA: The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association is a member-owned nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the sport of vintage motorcycle racing. Celebrating its 25-year Silver Jubilee in 2014, AHRMA provides an appropriate environment to showcase vintage and alternative modern racing motorcycles in the disciplines of road racing, motocross, dirt track, trials, and cross country. With nearly 4,000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing groups in North America, and one of the world's leading vintage motorcycle organizations. For more information, go to: www.ahrma.org or call 615-420-6435
About the Rockerbox Motofest: The Rockerbox Motofest is the premier Wisconsin motorcycle show featuring an eclectic mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racing machines, super motos, scooters, and sidecars. All makes and models of bikes are welcome. Rockerbox returns for the 11th Annual event at Road America. The 2013 fest saw 3,000 plus bikes, over 60 vendors and 6,000 - 8,000 attendees.