Show will feature vintage motorcycles

Published 6:00 am Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harleys, Hondas and motorcycles of all kind will be on display Sept. 23 in downtown Vicksburg during the first Vintage Motorcycle Show.

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market lot at the corner of Grove and Washington streets.

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“I am into vintage motorcycles myself so I have wanted to have a show in this general area for years because there is not much here in the form of vintage motorcycle shows,” Roger Harris, who is organizing the show, said. “I think the closest thing we have is Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.”

The show is open to all pre-1990 motorcycles no matter the make and Harris said, “street or off-road motorcycles are welcome.”

The show is free to enter and attend, and prizes will be awarded in 10 categories, including best of show, people’s choice and top 10 bikes.

The event will feature live music, including a performance by The Chill, as well as door prizes.

“This show is going to offer something for the vintage motorcycle enthusiast in the area,” Harris said. “They can bring their bike out and this will be a first annual show. We will have judged classes. We will have entertainment. We will have door prizes and hopefully, we will have a good turnout.”

Harris said he is hoping there will be at least 50 motorcycles on display, including his 1946 Indian Chief, 1960s model Triumph motorcycles and early Hondas.

There is no preregistration for the show. For more information contact Harris at 601-831-2079 or by email at roger.harris@ergon.com.