Vicksburg hosting vintage motorcycle show

Published 7:22 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Motorcycle enthusiasts are getting ready for the second annual Vicksburg Vintage Motorcycle show. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 1050 Washington St.

“Last year we had a great turnout of antique motorcycles and spectators and hope to build on those numbers this year,” organizer Roger Harris said.

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The free show is open to all, whether a spectator or participant.

For those interested in showing their vintage bikes, the show is open to all pre-1990 bikes, Harris said. Awards will also be given out to participants based on judging and peoples’ choice.

Harris, who is a vintage motorcycle collector, decided to host the first-ever event in Vicksburg last year, because the closest show around is held in Birmingham.

This year’s local event will also include music by local musician Patrick Smith, who will begin performing beginning at 11 a.m.

“As an interesting side note,” Harris said, “At the show there will be a 1924 Ner-a-car motorcycle.”

“The owner, Mr. Henry ‘Buddy’ Muirhead and his family used to live in Vicksburg, and he retired as Capt. of the USACE vessel Benyaurd in the 1980’s. He is 90 years young now,” Harris said. “His uncle bought this motorcycle new in Vicksburg and it was here for a long time.”

The family eventually moved to Searcy Ark., but will return to Vicksburg with this motorcycle for the show, Harris said.

For more information, call 601-831-2079 or email

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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