Vintage motorcycle show in Downtown Vicksburg Saturday

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Motorcycle enthusiasts know that a 1952 Vincent Rapide is one of the most sought-after vintage bikes.

Not many were made, making it a rare find for both collectors and motorcycle buffs to view.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, a 1952 Vincent Rapide will be on display in Vicksburg during the Vintage Motorcycle Show, which will be held at the Washington Street Park.

“They are really almost the Holy Grail of motorcycle collectors,” event organizer Roger Harris said, of the 1952 Vincent Rapide.

Made in England, Harris said, “These motorcycles had the reputation of being really high performance and way ahead of their time for horsepower and performance measures.”

In addition to the 1952 Vincent Rapide, all bikes made before 1990 are welcome to participate in the free event which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1050 Washington St.

Harris said there will be folks from around the country who will have their motorcycles on display.

“This is going to be a big show, bigger than the previous ones,” Harris said.

This will be the fourth year Vicksburg has played host to the event and like in years past, awards will be handed out including Best of Show.

Along with the 21 awards, door prizes will also be given out during the event.

Harris said he has continued as the organizer because there are no other vintage motorcycle shows nearby.

“The closest one I know of is in Birmingham,” he said.

And as a collector himself — he has eight vintage bikes — Harris said he also continues as the organizer because enthusiasts like seeing other motorcycles as well as showing theirs off.

Supported by the city of Vicksburg, Ergon and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Harris said, the Vintage Motorcycle Show is a positive for Vicksburg.

“I think this is a great addition for Vicksburg. It gets a lot of visitors here every year. This year I expect well over 500 people in here, and that’s just the ones with the motorcycles,” Harris said.

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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