Hundreds of pre-1991 motorcycles and scooters, representing many famed manufacturers, will be on display when the Vintage Motorcycle Festival comes to Tacoma on Saturday. Among the brands that will be represented are BSA, BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, Norton and Triumph.
The festival will be held on the Haub Family Field at LeMay — America’s Car Museum.
“Bikers know that life can take you down some interesting roads when you’re on two wheels,” David Madeira, chief executive officer at the musuem, said in a statement. “That’s why every year thousands of fans and hundreds of vintage bikes come to ACM to share the unique history and stories directly related to these bikes.”
Cycle stunts: The festival will also include a performance by the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team. The team has been performing since 1938 and still rides vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 1930s and ’40s. The group will perform at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday.
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Sunday ride: All motorcycle riders — not just those with vintage bikes — can take part in the Sunday Ride through the Mount Rainier area. Organized by the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast Club, the 75-mile loop ride Sunday will depart at 8 a.m. from the Anderson Plaza at the musuem, follow back roads and the Carbon River to the Mount Rainier National Park ranger station, and then return to the museum for lunch. The $20 registration includes lunch. Online registration is open through the day of the ride.
Other highlights: The festival will also include a used bike corral, vendor booths, free seminars, and restoration and touring services. There also will be food trucks.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640
Vintage Motorcycle Festival
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Haub Family Field at LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma.
Admission: $20 general admission; $18 for seniors (65 and older) and military; $16 for ages 6-18; $10 for museum members and free for 5 and younger.