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For 2018 there will be several rides that will follow a similar format which will be destination rides.
The first ride will follow State Road 44 across the Florida Peninsula. It is scheduled to take place in April 21, 2018. It will run Coast to Coast – we will ride west to east – the ride theme is “Ride to the Rising Sun“.
This ride will start in Crystal River and proceed along Route 44 to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. There are planned stops along the route including refreshments and a lunch. We will also have Dutch Treat dinner for those who wish to join us Friday Night in Crystal River. On Saturday night we will have an old fashion cook-out.
The Event Team will spend Friday and Saturday nights in Crystal River. Holiday Inn Express. Address: 1203 NE 5th Street , Crystal River FL 34429 0001 — Front Desk:1-352-563-1111
Meet at Holiday Inn Express at 8:00am – Kickstands up at 9:00am
Mid Point Break location TBD
Lunch at Yalaha Restaurant
Mid Point Break location TBD
New Smyrna Beach – Point of Rising Sun
Return ride to Crystal River
Saturday evening cook-out
Sunday short ride TBD – then head home
Each guest will be required to sign a VJMC Event Waiver. Club events require all riders were a helmet. There will be no exceptions. Thank you for understanding.
Since many attendees will have tow vehicles and trailers we have decided once we reach New Smyrna Beach we will return to Crystal River via an alternative route and spend the second night at Crystal River Holiday Inn Express.
View Directions –https://www.ihg.com/…/crystal-…/crtfl/hoteldetail/directions Front Desk:1-352-5631111
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Riding into History™ Motorcycle Concours
Featuring for 2018 “A Blast of Fast from the Past” Celebrating Competition Motorcycles
Friday, May 18, 2018 and Saturday, May 19, 2018
World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida
I-95, Exit 323
We are a “Rain or Shine” event. To all of you concerned about the rain, remember this is Florida – “If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change.”
Friday, May 18, 2018
- Grand Marshall Ride and Lunch
- Grand Marshall Dinner
Saturday, May 19, 2018
- Motorcycle Concours
Come join us at Dreyer Motorsports for the 3rd Annual Vintage Show. Entry is free to all. Classes include 60s, 70s, 80s and Modern. Food and drink will also be on premises.
The Vintage MotoFest featuring the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is dedicated to preserving the heritage of racing motorcycles and promotes this heritage through events at legendary race circuits. Road America is a track favorite of competitive vintage riders because of its four-mile layout including, high-speed straights, multiple turns and undulating terrain. Several passing areas contribute to the competitive spirit and racing action. The highlight of the weekend is the 15th annual Rockerbox® motorcycle show, which is widely known as the premier Wisconsin motorcycle show and party featuring an eclectic mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racing machines, supermotos, scooters, and sidecars. All makes and models are welcome and you will find a mash of motorcycles competing for space alongside dealers and vendors of all things motorcycling. The ride-in motorcycle show and competition on Saturday includes entrants from all over the country in competitive award classes showcasing the greatest in classic style, fresh customization and all that is unusual and incredible. Meanwhile, the grounds are packed with local and national vendors, live music, food, refreshments, a microbrew tasting, arm wrestling tournament, touring of the 4-mile road course, stunt shows, and of course a slow speed evening sunset cruise of the road course. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the on-track activities feature vintage racing motorcycles from the 1920s to the early 70s and vintage superbikes from the 70s and 80s from AHRMA. Plus there will be superbike races from Superbikers2. Check the event schedule below for races and times.
VJMC will have a booth there for signing up members and meeting members.
I will be there Allen Brotz WI Field Rep.
See Road America website for ticket information and more info.
Onsite Camping is available, see RA website
Vintage Motorcycle weekend beginning with free vintage ride on Saturday 10 AM. Swap meet begins at 9 AM Saturday June 9 as well. Sunday June 10 is motorcycle show from 9-4. New bike displays, Demo rides, For Sale corral, motorcycle museum open. Overnight camping with no hookups. This is becoming the largest and best motorcycle show in Michigan. Near Kalamazoo, MI
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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 year local members have led us on ride routes that are scenic with unique points of interest. The 2018 Rally will be no different. Several of the rides will take us along routes not used at our Rally before.
There is a three night minimum for all reservations at the Spring Mill Inn. This is necessary to ensure VJMC’s exclusive use of the Inn and associated parking garage, meeting rooms and to allow maximum flexibility for evening social events and activities. The Inn has 70 rooms available for this event. Local hotels are available to handle the over flow. We expect more than 175 guests or more for 2018. You will need to register for the Rally before booking your room. This year we have a dedicated person to assist with room reservations. Specific details are available on the VJMC Calendar – National Rally event.
Don’t wait to register for the Rally and then book your room.
We will be unable to provide any refunds after May 21, 2018 due to VJMC required financial commitments to vendors. Also we cannot guarantee tee shirts for those who register after May 1, 2017.
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Following are some of the details – More to come.
VJMC Ride Event
Ride: June 28 2018, Kickstands up at 9:00am
Ride will originate at the Caberfae Ski Resort Lodge in Cadillac, Michigan. VJMC has made arrangements with the Lodge to reserve all rooms for this event. Rooms vary in cost from $79 to $89 ($89 room with balcony). Any rooms not reserved by April 30th will be released. The Days Inn which is about 14 miles from the Resort has been recommended as a hotel for over flow guest lodging. Don’t procrastinate booking your room – there are only 36 rooms at the Lodge.
For renting hotel rooms our guests can now make reservations directly through the Caberfae website. From the main page at WWW.CABERFAEPEAKS.COM, guests will move their mouse onto our Lodging header. A drop-down menu will appear, and guests should click “Reserve Online”. This will direct you to the online reservation page. In the left column under check availability, click on “I have a group #”. This is our group number: VJMC62618 From here the format is fairly straight forward and will walk you through the online hotel reservation process. However, guests can still call the hotel directly to make their reservations over the phone. 231-862-3000.
Mailing Address: Caberfae Peaks Resort, 1 Caberfae Lane, Cadillac, MI 49601
On Thursday morning Kyle Bowen (Hagerty) will lead the group to Traverse City, Michigan where we will be the guests of Hagerty. We anticipate kickstands up at 9:00am. Once onsite we will stage and display the bikes in a predetermined location to be viewed by the entire Hagerty team. After the display at the Hagerty Headquarters, VJMC will in a “by invitation only” tour the private collection of Mr. Frank Hagerty and his famed “Hagerty Garage”. We encourage everyone to wear their best VJMC Tee Shirt or Shirt to identify you as a member of VJMC to the Hagerty Team.
To participate in this event you will be required to ride the entire route from Caberfae Ski Resort in Cadillac to Traverse City as part of the VJMC group, ride only a Japanese bike capable of sustained speeds of 55mph-65mph, ensure your bike is in good repair for the approximately 50 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. Please show up with a full tank of gas. Due to the anticipated composition of the group of riders there will be a pit stop along the way. Pre-registration for this ride is required in order to have an accurate head count to provide to Hagerty for their preparations for our arrival. A link to that registration will be available on this calendar posting shortly.
Should you prefer a lodging other than the Caberfae Ski Lodge you can choose from a variety of hotel options In Cadillac.
Please keep in mind that you will need to be punctual for assembly and departure. We will leave on schedule. A route map will be provided to each rider the day of the ride.
VJMC will ride on to the Hagerty campus as a group. There is no option for any exceptions.
6th annual motorcycle festival and swap meet at the new Jersey motorsports park in millville new jersey Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15
All makes and models welcome including mini bikes tiddlers and mopeds. Swap meet spots available with on site camping
Please consider joining our 2nd annual Vintage motorcycle & air craft fly-in with all proceeds to benefit the local Rotary Club of Mansfield, MA (which distributes to local charities). We welcome the addition of a “British Car Invasion” to this years event. Come view many Japanese motorcycles (60 last year!!), antique aircraft flying in & out throughout the day. Take a ride on a biplane or fully restore DC-9! Also welcome the sites of vintage British cars…..Austin Healey’s, Triumphs, MG & more…..A great way to help give back to your local community & spend time with your family. VJMC judges on hand & 1st place trophies for an array of classes! Email us for info & registration to be organized through VJMC.org.
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Andersonville National Historic Site
The Andersonville National Historic Site, located near Andersonville, Georgia, preserves the former Camp Sumter, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the final twelve months of the American Civil War. Most of the site lies in southwestern Macon County, adjacent to the east side of the town of Andersonville. As well as the former prison, the site contains the Andersonville National Cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum.
Planned Lunch Stop
Highway 82, Georgetown, GA 39854
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.
OVERNIGHT LODGING – Americus, Georgia
1205 S Martin Luther
Americus, GA, US, 31709,
Phone: (229) 924-4431
This Adventure will take place during Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2018. The plan is for the Adventure lead to depart from the
Comfort Inn & Suites, – 2214 Highway 71, Marianna, Florida at 8:30am for Andersonville, Georgia
If anyone plans to spend Friday night October 31, 2018 at the Comfort Inn please let us know and we can get together that evening for a bit.
The agenda for this event is….
Base hotel will be the Quality Inn in Americus, Georgia.
Sept 1 – meet at the Andersonville Historic Park Visitor Center approximately mid-day. Tour the Visitor Center, watch a video and tour the park as time allows. Park Hours 9:00am-4:00pm – evening dinner social (Dutch Treat).
Sept 2 – Revisit the Park if necessary. Followed by a tour of the local area – focusing on points of interest. evening dinner social (Dutch Treat)
Sept 3 – Depart Americus, Georgia returning to Mariana, Florida. The return route will emphasize the points of interest between Americus and Marianna. Some of you we expect will head other directions leaving Americus.
Some asked what “Dutch Treat” meant. So here’s the definition: Dutch Treat: an outing, meal, or other special occasion at which each participant pays for their own expenses. LOL.
If you plan to join us please RSVP to email@example.com. This RSVP is to allow us to prepare our riding plan to support the group size. Since this is a VJMC event – helmets are required and you will be required to sign a ride waiver. The waiver will be provided as you join the event.
There is no registration fee for this Adventure Ride. Each participant is responsible for his her expenses.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Historic Adventure Ride – please contact Peter Slatcoff at 850-624-8811 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Contact: Peter Slatcoff, 850-624-8811 or email@example.com
VJMC Historic Adventure – The first in a series of Adventure Rides to visit a variety of historical places in the Southeastern United States. Notifications of these Adventures will normally be 30-45 days prior to departure. Stay tuned for the next Adventure.
National Vintage Yamaha Rally
“LARGEST VINTAGE YAMAHA EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA”
presented by the VJMC and XSSE
The 2018 Vintage Yamaha Rally is a gathering of like minded enthusiasts who enjoy owning, fixing, and riding Yamahas from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The rally is located at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, North Carolina. There are riding routes on Saturday and Sunday that feature the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Moonshiner 28.
Participants can gather with other riders of similar skill and choose routes to suit their preference. We enjoy breakfasts and dinners at the Iron Horse and a lighthearted award ceremony on Saturday evening.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: A limited class vintage bike show. Classes are yet to be determined. Please check back for more information on the bike show.
The greatest vintage motorcycle weekend in the world will be held at the largest motorcycle museum and motorsports park in North America for the 14th year. The VJMC has partnered with the Barber Motorsports people to create bike shows, workshops, Sounds of Japanese Horespower contest, parade laps, and members BBQ in Lot A at the park. More info posted in the future. VJMC Contact -Tom Kolenko
The Vintage Motorcycle Alliance and The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club unite to present “Destination Eustis”, an International Swap Meet and Vintage Motorcycle Show. Over the past six years the growth of this event has been exponential. It has rapidly become one of the hallmark motorcycle activities kicking off Daytona Bike Week.