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VJMC BBQ Picnic at Barber Vintage Festival
VJMC BBQ Picnic Tickets
$25.00 per ticket
It’s that time of year where we make our plans for the VJMC Club activities at the annual Barber Vintage Festival. In addition to the VJMC Vintage Motorcycle Show. We will hold our legacy VJMC BBQ Picnic. This picnic is a MEMBER ONLY event. Members on a first come first serve basis can purchase a total of two tickets. These tickets will be available for purchase beginning today and continue until September 12, 2021 or until the tickets are all sold. Which ever comes first. There are only 100 tickets available.
Please don’t hesitate to purchase. The BBQ tickets normally sell out in 48 hours.
Commerative VJMC BVF Tee Shirts
$20.00 to $25.00
This year’s tee shirt graphic will be a surprise. But Tom Kolenko ensures it will not be a disappointment. You are encouraged to pre-order your tee shirts on-line to ensure you get the sizes and quantities you require. Or more so, get a tee shirt.
Please note: Tee Shirts are only available for pick-up at the VJMC Booth at Lot A at the Barber Motorsport Park in Leeds, Alabama. No Tee Shirts will be mailed.
Everyone is Invited to the 16th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, October 8-10, 2021
It’s time to return to the world’s greatest annual vintage event. Come and help us celebrate the sixteenth anniversary of this extraordinary festival. We need your help to do it in style. Our goal is to gather over 150 high-quality original members’ bikes for the more than 80,000 visitors to admire. It is the VJMC’s largest bike show each year.
What brings the world to Birmingham, Alabama, in October? Over 750 entries in AHRMA racing, over 650 vendor swap meet, tech seminars, vendor Fan Zone, rides, thrill shows, café racers at Ace Corner, auctions, and access to the world’s largest motorcycle museum just yards away. This is a family-friendly fun event, where spouses and children feel welcome too. Everyone is invited to share in the fun.
The VJMC needs your best stock, original or restored, vintage Japanese motorcycles for its premier Saturday bike show. Good clean, original, early machines from Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and even Pointer, Yamaguchi, Bridgestone, Tohatsu, Hodaka, and Marusho are sought. High quality and great variety are the Barber Festival traditions, with over forty trophies awarded. High quality original street bikes, motocross racers, and road racers are invited. To maximize member participation, we limit each member show entrant to three bikes. So, get out the polish and bring your best vintage iron to BVF 2021.
The generous Barber folks provide a free weekend pass ($60 value) to each of the pre-registered VJMC members who bring a show display bike. Bring two preregistered show bikes and earn two free passes ($120 value). Saturday show bikes need to be pre-registered through me, email@example.com, (770) 427-4820 by Sunday September 12, 2021, to qualify for the free ad-mission package. Send your complete contact information, mailing address, phone number, bikes you want entered, bike photos, membership number, etc. to get pre-registered. You must send an email photo of the bikes you will enter, unless you have displayed these approved bikes in the past two years. All new entries must have photos. Box stock and factory original bikes are the target for members to qualify for the free weekend pass offer.
High quality “drive-in” bike show en-tries are not eligible for the free ticket deal, but are very welcome all weekend at the VJMC booth. Make your hotel reservations or campground reservations early, since most lodging sells out for this international event. There is no VJMC on-site camping, except for one couple who have worked the event since 2005. Detailed event and local lodging information can be found at www.barbermuseum.org.
There is a lot for VJMC members to do, even if you don’t bring a display bike for the show. Friday’s activities include a huge “show & shine” area, Sounds of Japanese Horsepower con-test, technical workshops and seminars, regalia sales, and member meet-and-greet opportunities.
Returning in 2021 is the VJMC Ride-in Café Racer Bike Show on Friday October 8 from 10am-11:30am. All entries must be ridden to the site and be Japanese in origin. Judges will award trophies at noon. Expert restoration workshops again will be presented in our big tent at 3pm.
Saturday is filled with morning bike show registration, our huge afternoon People’s Choice Bike Show, and ends with a members’ barbecue picnic. Expect over 150 premier examples of vintage Japanese iron on display. It’s people’s choice judging, as always, with everyone invited to participate.
Sunday caps the event off with our members’ parade laps around the famous Barber race track at noon. We had over forty members ride this race track last time and expect more this year. This “free to members” benefit normally costs forty dollars per lap.
If you still haven’t added this event to your bucket-list, then check out the YouTube videos covering past years of the Barber Vintage Festival, especially Don Erwin’s drone flyover. Many volunteers are needed to help set up, score the bike show, work the membership booth, sell regalia, and create fun times. Please contact me if you wish to help. See you all there!
The VJMC will staff a booth at this 10th Annual Japanese Classic Motorcycle Show held in conjunction with the Japanese Classic Car Show event which draws over 350 car entries. Jon Seidel will be representing the VJMC at this amazing celebration of vintage Japanese cars and motorcycles and could use assistance. Call to help him out.
VJMC Florida State Rally
“Old school Rally. Gather at the Holiday Inn Express”
November 11 – 14, 2021
Holiday Inn Express
1203 NE 5th St
Crystal River, FL 34429
Individuals will make their own lodging reservations.
Room Rate is $96.00
Just refer to the Peter Slatcoff Group for discounted rate.
REGISTRATION – RSVP – Registration is for head count only.
Four days of riding sightseeing and camaraderie.
- Saturday Ride – Lunch ride to Stavros in Eustis, Florida to have a salad, pizza and/or a hoagie.
- Sunday Ride – Coney Island Grill Hot Dog Run. Loop ride stopping at all three Coney Islands and have a Hotdog. Prize for those who eat a hotdog at each stop.
- Monday Ride – Yalaha German Bakery Dessert ride to sample their pastries, enjoy their Deli, and top it off with a German beer!
- Evening Meals – everyone on their own. Group dining too difficult – no restaurants in the area takes reservations. Suggest forming groups sizes of 4 to 6
- Socializing – hangout in the hotel parking lot. Bike Display, Drink and snack on what YOU bring.
This is a bit of a deviation from past State Rally’s due to the decision to focus more on the riding and sightseeing. The diversity of the group makes these events interesting as well as a lot of fun. So if you like to ride, eat good food and have fun – this is the event for you.
Point of Contact: Peter Slatcoff, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 850-624-8811
VJMC 45th Anniversary Celebration
The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of North America would like to invite all our members and friends to join us in celebrating our 45th Anniversary of the founding of our Club. This event will take place June 23 – 25, 2022 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Host Rally Headquarters is the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Members who pre-register by March 15, 2022 will receive a commemorative gift in memory of this momentous occasion.
Host Rally Headquarters is the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. To register for lodging call 479-253-9768 to secure reservation and pay individually for rooms. Call the Hotel directly for reservations and group rate.
Please keep in mind that you must be registered for the Rally prior to booking your lodging. This event requires a two-night minimum reservation (Friday and Saturday). Thank you for understanding.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 72632Tel: 479-253-9768
VJMC Member: $145.00
Guest (Guests are anyone who does not pilot their own bike): $120.00
Registration Administration Fee: $12.00
First Bike: $15.00
Each Additional Bike: $5.00
You MUST be registered for the Rally to participate in the motorcycle show.
A motorcycle show will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Registration and check in will close at 11:30am, judging will be from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm and presentation of awards will follow the evening dinner buffet.
This will be an all Japanese bike show recognizing the best of class motorcycles that were ever built. The show classes are listed below. The bikes will be on display throughout the Rally.
The show will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Registration and check in will close at 11:30am, judging will be from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm and presentation of awards will follow the evening dinner buffet.
- Best in Class Yamaha 4-Stroke
- Best in Class Yamaha 2-Stroke
- Best in Class Honda < 1970
- Best in Class Honda < 351cc 1970+
- Best in Class Honda 351cc and up 1970+
- Best in Class Suzuki
- Best in Class Kawasaki 4-Stroke
- Best in Class Kawasaki 2-Stroke
- Best in Class Orphan Japanese
- Best in Class Dual Sport
- Best in Class Tiddler
- Best in Class Competition
- Best in Class Café Racer
- Best in Class Modern Classic / Special
- Merit Awards – Determined by VJMC panel
During our Rally there will be opportunities for tours, motorcycle ride rides, horse drawn carriage rides and walks through the town of Eureka Springs. We hope you will take the time to immerse yourself in to one of America’s most beautiful areas.
For Questions or Help with Registration
VJMC Event Team