Washington Street Park to host annual Vintage Motorcycle Show

Published 1:27 pm Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Saturday’s weather forecast is looking promising, and that’s good news for those interested in attending the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Show.

The event, which will be held at Washington Street Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be an attraction for not just motorcycle enthusiasts, but lovers of historic vehicles in general.

Event organizer Roger Harris said more than 100 motorcycles built before 1990 are expected.

“This show is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet,” Harris said.“Vintage motorcycles are a hobby for collectors, restorers and investors alike.”

They are also a way to rekindle one’s younger days.

“People remember their youth when they had that Honda 100,” Harris said, and they also enjoy having one just like it later in life.

And while it may be fun to own a motorcycle of one’s youth, vintage motorcycles have become a hot commodity.

Harris said some auction companies are holding “motorcycle-only” auctions.

“Vintage motorcycles can be quite an investment,” Harris said. “At a recent auction, a 1936 Crocker sold for a record $907,000.”

However, most investment-grade vintage motorcycles sell in the six-figure range, with the majority of older motorcycles costing less than $10,000.

Some of the favorites for collectors, Harris said, include the early Hondas from the 1960s and 70s. American motorcycles like Harley and Indian are considered great icons of Americana, he said, while vintage European motorcycles implied sophistication and refinement.

During Saturday’s event, Harris said, examples of motorcycles from all over the world will be on display.

Those participating will also be competing for more than 15 awards handed out during the event. Awards will include best of show, people’s choice and class awards.

Saturday’s motorcycle show is free for spectators.

Live music will be provided by the Blues Experience from noon until 2 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

For more information, call 601-831-2079 or email roger.harris@ergon.com.

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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