CALENDAR

Sep
21
Thu
AIMIExpo – Retro Affair Vintage Motorcycle Show @ AIMExpo - Retro Affair Vintage Motorcycle Show
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

REGISTER TODAY

RETRO AFFAIR
Vintage Motorcycle Show
at AIMExpo 2017

American International Motorcycle Expo and the
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club
Unite to Create Retro Affair, Vintage Motorcycle Show

Historic Motorcycles Will Compete at 2017 Expo

This judged motorcycle competition, to be held at AIMExpo in Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, September 21-24, 2017, will showcase historic, restored and customized motorcycles built 1990 or earlier and is being presented in and partnership with the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC)AIMExpo 2017.

The competition is open to all motorcycle manufacturers. They will compete for trophies and a wide variety of merchandise prizes. Those who enter the show will receive two event passes, 40th Anniversary medallion and 40th Anniversary patch.

Motorcycles entered in Retro Affair will be seeded into classes based on manufacturer, model and in some cases year and judged on condition, originality and functionality. Top placing motorcycles in each category will be awarded trophies and merchandise with a special prize going to the Best of Show.

Show classes include Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Japanese Pre-1969, American Iron, British, European, Café Racer, Mini/Scooter, Competition/Off-road and Custom/Special.

We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with this show. Please RSVP with your contact information and the particulars of which item(s) below you are available to support. Also if you know a member who would like to support any of the areas share this information with them as well.

The following schedule provides a variety of times that bikes can be brought into the convention center. This was negotiated to allow our members the flexibility of their participation at this show. For those members who would like to drop their bike off for the show and come back Sunday to pick it up is a great option. Security at AIMExpo is exceptional and all bikes are well looked after. If you have any questions about security please call 850-624-8811.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
11:30am – Stage Bikes in Convention Center
5:00pm – Bike Staging Closes

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:30am – Stage Bikes in Convention Center
10:00am – Bike Staging Closes
10:00am – 6:00pm – Man VJMC Booth 2 hour blocks
6:00pm – Stage Bikes in Convention Center
7:00pm – Bike Staging Closes

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:30am – Stage Bikes in Convention Center
10:00am – Bike Staging Closes
10:00am – 6:00pm – Man VJMC Booth 2 hour blocks
6:00pm – Stage Bikes in Convention Center
7:00pm – Bike Staging Closes

Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:30am – Stage Bikes in Convention Center
8:30am – Bike Staging Closes
9:00am – 6:00pm – Man VJMC Booth 2 hour blocks
9:00am – Bike Show People’s Choice Voting Opens
11:00am – 5:00pm Collect and Tally Ballots
5:00pm – Bike Show Voting Closes

Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm – Man VJMC Booth 2 hour blocks
1:00pm – Bike Show Results Announced
2:00pm – Bike Show Awards Presented
2:30pm – Group Photo of Award winners
5:00pm – Show Ends
5:05pm – Assist Removing Bikes from show floor

The online registration site is now available to pre-register and select the competing class for the motorcycle(s). Pre-registration in lieu of onsite registration will allow us to obtain event passes – but more importantly obtain exit passes for the motorcycles and the correct trophy package for the show awards. To register for the bike show click on the following link. https://www.regonline.com/retroaffairaimexpo2017

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or recommendations. Please contact me. I am available most any time. Keep in mind I am in the Central Time Zone.

Point of Contact
Peter Slatcoff
850-624-8811
AIMExpo@vjmc.org
https://www.regonline.com/retroaffairaimexpo2017




Sep
22
Fri
Yamaha XS11 Southeast Rally
Sep 22 @ 6:38 pm – Sep 25 @ 7:38 pm

Yamaha XS11 Southeast Rally

Sep
23
Sat
7th Japanese Classic Motorcycle Show @ Queen Mary, Long Beach CA
Sep 23 all-day
7th Japanese Classic Motorcycle Show @ Queen Mary, Long Beach CA |  |  |

The JCCS is happy to hold the 7th annual Japanese Classic Motorcycle Show.
Last year ABC7 Eye Witness news featured the event.

Sponsored by HONDA, TOYOTA, MAZDA, NISSAN and Motorcycle section sponsored by Motul.

Sep
24
Sun
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride @ The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am
The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride @ The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride  |  |  |

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a global event held on Sunday Sep. 24th with nearly 60k participants raising money for mens prostate cancer and suicide awareness. Originated in Australia in 2012, the event has grown year after year in donations as well as participants. More info can be found on the included web link. I will be heading up our clubs very first DGR team out of Chicago and encourage others to get a team going as well. The Chicago ride is already ranked 3rd in the U.S and 10th in the world. Lets try and get it to be #1 in the U.S. …..but we will need your help to do it !!! Once on the site you can “search” for a member or team, either to join or to donate to…..or even both. Our club team name is “Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club” While the event requires a certain style of bike,myself and the other Chicago team leaders have agreed that any and all bikes are welcome to participate. We feel it to be the right thing to do,all should and will be included and are welcome. It should be an amazing time,last year over 300 riders took part in the chicago ride. I hope to see you there this year !!

Oct
1
Sun
Vintage Motorcycle Meet @ Motorhead Ranch
Oct 1 all-day

Meet at Motorhead Ranch
10am to ??
Located approximately 20 minutes west of Denver
Spend a casual day with other enthusiasts, bench racing, swapping tall tales,
local group ride?
Refreshments
Plenty of parking for trucks/trailers, etc.
Motorhead Ranch: 9234 Eagle Cliff Road Conifer, Co 80433
Call for info: 303.475.1505 or 720.375.2915 or email fourpaws@q.com

FLYER

Oct
6
Fri
Barber Vintage Festival @ Barber Motorsports Park
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

Barber Vintage Festival

Please plan ahead to attend the 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival which is one of the VJMC largest events at the fantastic Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama. It is the largest vintage motorcycle event with bike shows, workshops, AHRMA racing, fan zone, and a huge swap meet. More information to come or call Tom Kolenko with questions 770-427-4820

http://www.barbervintagefestival.org

Flyer

Oct
20
Fri
VJMC Rally at the Harvest @ Harvest Classic European and Classic Motorcycle Rally
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
VJMC Rally at the Harvest @ Harvest Classic European and Classic Motorcycle Rally |  |  |

Let’s have a VJMC rally at the Harvest Classic.

The Harvest Classic is a motorcycle rally held each fall in Luckenbach, Texas. We are wacky for vintage and European motorcycles. We also like trials bikes, concourse-quality antiques, home-built specials, vintage racers, unreliable daily riders, small-bore tiddlers, Italian Beasts, scooters, British bikes, kitted-out mopeds, cafe racers, and old Japanese jewelry. Whether you are a grizzled old gearhead or have recently drunk the kool-aid, we invite you to ride out to Luckenbach and join us for a weekend of celebrating these old bikes!

Nov
3
Fri
VJMC Florida Rally and 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Holiday Inn Express
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day
VJMC Florida Rally and 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Holiday Inn Express

VJMC Florida  – Rally and 40th Anniversary Celebration

This event will include rides, a bike display and daily social activities.

The Holiday Inn Crystal River will be the host hotel for this Rally. VJMC has blocked 20 rooms for this event. The address and phone are shown below. To get the group rate of $91 per night – Guest will need to contact the hotel to reserve rooms and secure payment with a credit card by the cutoff date 0f October 18, 2017.

Holiday Inn Express – Crystal River
1203 NE 5th Street
Crystal River, FL 34429
Ph: 352-563-1111

Daily rides will begin and end at this location.

A bike display is scheduled for Saturday November 4th. This display will provide an opportunity for you to show off your bike and share the stories that make it special to you and other motorcycle enthusiasts. This is a display only – No judging or trophies.

The evening socials are still in the planning stage. We are in discussions with a couple of restaurants for a Friday night gathering of the early arrivals. For Saturday evening, one idea we are kicking around is an “old fashion cook-out” onsite versus going to a restaurant. 

This is a VJMC event. As such, a ride waiver will need to be signed, helmets must be worn and motorcycles must have a current registration and insurance.

More detail and ride route maps will be posted here as we get closer to the Rally.

 

 

Nov
26
Sun
Run From The Turkey – Panama City @ VJMC Panama City Meeting Place
Nov 26 all-day
Run From The Turkey - Panama City @ VJMC Panama City Meeting Place

  
Run From The Turkey – Panama City

November 26, 2017

Meet at 2024 Tupelo Court, Panama City, Florida 32405

Time:  8:30am, Kickstands up at 9:30am

Ride will go Northwest of Panama City to Florala, Florida and points north. The will be stops for breaks, gas and lunch. A fun filled day of riding and sightseeing.
 
This is a VJMC event. As such, a ride waiver will need to be signed, helmets must be worn and motorcycles must have a current registration and insurance.
  

Dec
16
Sat
Panhandle Christmas Ride @ Florida Panhandle
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

4th Annual Panhandle Christmas Ride

Meet 8:30am for pastries and coffee, hot choclate or tea at 2024 Tupelo Court, Panama City, Florida 32405. Kickstands up at 9:30am

Mar
9
Fri
DESTINATION EUSTIS – International Swap Meet and Bike Show @ Lake County Fairgrounds, Eustis, Florida
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day
DESTINATION EUSTIS - International Swap Meet and Bike Show @ Lake County Fairgrounds, Eustis, Florida

DESTINATION EUSTISInternational Swap Meet and Bike Show
The Vintage Motorcycle Alliance and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club have teamed to present a world class swap meet and motorcycle show. This event is for motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages and includes all manufactured motorcycles. The venue is family friendly and sits in the Florida heart land in Lake County Florida and the City of Eustis. Both the City of Eustis and Lake County have extended a warm welcome to VMA and VJMC as well all those who attend Destination Eustis.

VENDOR SPACES 
Contact
Chas. Price
(904) 626-0664

BIKE SHOW 
Contact
Peter Slatcoff
(850) 624-8811

 
 

Jun
21
Thu
2018 VJMC National Rally @ Spring Mill State Park
Jun 21 – Jun 24 all-day

The 2018 VJMC National Rally will take place at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, Indiana. This will be the Club’s fourth visit to what is considered to be the most relaxing venue we use for a major event.

Each local members lead us on ride routes that are scenic with unique points of interest. This Rally will be no different.

More details of the event and event registration will be available shortly. Check this calendar posting time to time for updates.

Jun
26
Tue
Inaugural VJMC – Hagerty Ride @ Hagerty Garage
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

VJMC Ride Event
Following are some of the details – More to come.

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DATES: June 26 to June 28 2018

Ride will originate in Sturgis, Michigan follow Route 66 north to traverse City, Michigan where we will be the guests of Hagerty. Once onsite we will visit the Hagerty Headquarters followed by a “by invitation only” tour of the private collection of Mr. John Hagerty and his famed “Hagerty Garage”.

To participate in this event you will be required to ride the Sturgis to Traverse City route as part of the VJMC group, ride only a Japanese bike of 350cc or larger, ensure your bike is in good repair for the approximately 300 mile one way ride and be a VJMC member in good standing. Riders will be required to sign a ride waiver and wear a helmet. All motorcycle tags and insurance must be current.

STARTING POINT – Sturgis, Michigan
Base Hotel in Sturgis, Michigan is the Hampton Inn — the ride leaders plan to be at the hotel late afternoon on June 25th. The hotel will be the assembly point for the start of the ride. We will assemble for the ride at 8:00am the morning of June 26th. We will depart Sturgis at 8:30am in route to Cadillac, Michigan where we spend the next two nights.

OVER NIGHT STOP- Cadillac, Michigan
The base hotel in Cadillac is the Hampton Inn. Here we are making reservations for two nights. We are doing so to support the availability of the Hagerty Garage. If necessary we will check out a day early to meet an earlier Hagerty availability. Again we will assemble at the Hampton Inn 8:00am followed by an 8:30am departure. This portion of the ride will be about 50 miles to the Hagerty campus.

Should you prefer a hotel other than the Hampton you can choose from a variety of hotel options at both locations.

NOTE:
Please keep in mind that you will need to be punctual for assembly and departure. We will leave on schedule each day to ensure we meet the schedule meeting at hotels and especially with Hagerty. A route map will be provided electronically to each rider so that in the event a rider is not punctual or steers from the group they will be able to catch at some point. A downloadable copy will also be available on this calendar event posting.

VJMC will ride on the Hagerty campus as a group. There is no option for any exceptions.