Community garage, premier displays featured at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Skidmark Garage, vintage clubs to be in Old Bike Barn Crossroads

 

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Skidmark Garage, a Cleveland-based community garage for motorcyclists, is setting up a three-bay workspace that attendees can use during 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 6-8, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
July 8-9, 2017 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Jeff Guciardo for the American Motorcyclist Association.
July 8-9, 2017 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Jeff Guciardo for the American Motorcyclist Association.

Skidmark Garage will be in the Old Bike Barn Crossroads, along with premier displays by the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, the Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati and the Ton Up Club North America.

“When people visit the Skidmark Garage at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, they can expect to see a smaller version of a functioning community motorcycle garage,” said Skidmark owner Brian Schaffran. “We will have three fully stocked bays for people to fix any bike they push up on a lift. They can expect to see a community of people offering to help and to teach any rider how to fix his or her ride. Only at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, it will cost just $5 an hour to come use the lift and the tools and get the help of the community.”

At its Cleveland home, Skidmark Garage offers motorcyclists memberships that include a bay, bike bench, tool bench and a large bin for parts. Membership also means members get to store their bikes at the garage.

“The community garage concept gets to the core of the motorcycling community, motorcyclists helping other motorcyclists,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “We are sure this will appeal to the crowd at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. And we appreciate Brian offering the bays and the tools to those attending.”

Part of Skidmark Garage’s involvement is the “Ran When Parked” Raffle Bike Challenge. A 1975 Yamaha DT100 enduro will be repaired to running condition by AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and Skidmark Garage members.

PrintOnly 5,000 tickets will be sold for the raffle. Tickets are available at www.motorcyclemuseum.org, or by calling (800) 262-5646. Ticket donations are $5 for one or $20 for five.

Tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days also are on sale now. AMA members can visitwww.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or call (614) 856-1900 to order. AMA members get discounts through May 31.

Non-AMA members can buy tickets through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by calling (419) 884-4000. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Free parking is also available on site.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling’s legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Keep up to date on event announcements by liking and following AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on Facebook www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays and using #AMAVMD on Instagram and Twitter.

Those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be able to sign up for special text alerts during the event weekend.

For more information, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visitwww.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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