PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Buyers and sellers of used motorcycles will have an easier time finding each other this July 24-26 at AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio, thanks to a centralized location where traders can market currently owned, for-sale, running motorcycles.
"Anytime you get a lot of motorcyclists in one location, such as what we see at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, you also attract a large number of used bikes for sale," said AMA Special Events Manager Tigra Tsujikawa. "The AMA Used Bike Corral is our way to help organize the process and bring more buyers and sellers together. We simply ask that motorcycles parked in the AMA Used Bike Corral be runners, and that contact and pricing information be visible."
There is no pre-registration or fee for parking a bike in the AMA Used Bike Corral, although donations to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum are encouraged. Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. AMA members can put up to two bikes in the corral; non-members are allowed one bike. Any motorcycles left overnight will be the owner's responsibility. No security will be provided.
"The AMA Used Bike Corral is an area where sellers can park their for-sale motorcycles, and we believe it will become another top attraction at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days," Tsujikawa said. "I know I'll certainly enjoy walking through the Corral just to see what's available."
Tsujikawa added that the AMA and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum are neither parties to, nor the guarantors of, any transaction, and that parts bikes, rolling chassis, and parts or assemblies must still be sold in purchased space in the swap meet area.
The AMA Used Bike Corral will be located on the Mid-Ohio grounds where the auction was conducted in previous years. Anyone wishing to include his or her bike at the AMA Used Bike Corral should bring it to the infield location, fill out an information tag, and park it where instructed. Standardized for-sale information tags will be provided.
About AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days includes national-championship vintage racing, North America's largest motorcycle swap meet, bike shows, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers' Midway and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs. The Marque of the Year for 2009 is BSA, whose bikes became synonymous with racing in the United States when the brand swept the top five positions at the Daytona 200 in 1954. The Classic Clubs this year will be the Sandcast Only Owner's Club (SOOC), and the International CBX Owners Association.
This year will be particularly special because it commemorates the 85th anniversary of the AMA, and will feature a parade of classic motorcycles representing the past 85 years. Volunteers are encouraged to contact the Museum for information about participating in the parade. Information is at MotorcycleMuseum.org.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.