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    There will be signs on Grand River Rd. warning “work Zone” and loose stone. The county is preparing to “Chip Seal” the road. That is to spread tar then crushed limestone over and letting traffic pack it down. Common in these austere budget times. I called one of the road commissioners and he promised me that they would work on other projects and not start on Grand River Rd. until next week. The signage will be there but no loose stone. Be careful in any case as my influence is limited somewhat.
    As far as I am concerned that type of road repair is very dangerous for cycles because of the ridge of loose stone between Automobile tracks on the road. Jim had no idea this was to occur at this time. Hopefully my friend on the road commission is true to his word.




    BMWTCD Presents: Vintage Motorcycle Days

    August 14 and 15, 2010 Grounds open daily at 9:00 AM
    At Jim Reinert’s Farm
    5105 W. Grand River Rd.
    Owosso Mi 48867
    (Northeast of Lansing MI)
    GPS coordinates: N42 53.134 W84 15.671

    Click here to download an event flyer (.PDF format).

    More Details

    a.. This event is open to everyone. No cost to attend or show your vintage motorcycles. This will be a non-judged show. All brands are welcome.

    b.. Preregistering show motorcycles is not required but encouraged to reserve a space. Email your name, motorcycle specifics and picture to: [email][/email]

    c.. Free onsite camping available to everyone on a first come bases. Sleepy Hollow State campground (517) 651-6217 and hotels in Owosso are nearby lodging alternatives.

    d.. Feel free to post questions here and check back regularly. You can also call Jim Reinert directly if you have any unique or special needs. Call Jim at (517) 651-6427.

    e.. Volunteers are needed to help set up, traffic management, registration, etc. If interested please send an email to [email][/email]

    f.. Bring out your vintage stuff. Invite your friends. This will be a great party.

    Harry and Jim

    Tentative Schedule

    Vintage Motorcycle Days

    8:30 AM Breakfast Ride (Sunday only)

    9:00 AM Registration opens

    9:30 AM Sidecar rides sign up at registration table

    10:00 AM Restoration Tech Session

    11:00 AM Lunch Ride Departs

    12:00 Noon Lunch (join the ride or spread your picnic blanket)

    3:00 PM Restoration Tech Session

    4: 00 PM Field Events

    6:00 PM Dinner Ride (Saturday only)

    9:00 PM Event over except camping

    10:00PM Quiet time

    Bring your vintage motorcycle out to share with everyone. All brands are welcome to participate in this non-judged show. You are also welcome even if you don’t have one but enjoy them. Spend the day or the weekend. Short on time? Bring the family, a picnic basket and enjoy a day in the country? We will have some organized activities including motorcycle sidecar rides, field events and technical sessions.

    There will be organized Lunch Rides both days, a Saturday evening Dinner Ride and a Sunday morning Breakfast Ride to local restaurants. Look for details on the message board at the registration table. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and spread out a picnic blanket. Port-A-John and showers will be available. Showing your motorcycle, attending the event and overnight camping is all free.


    The show was a success in spite of threatening skies Sat. and Sunday. Lots of airhead BMW’s Nortons, Ratiers, a Matchless, Velocette, a sprinkling of Harleys, Triumphs, Ducatis a Zundapp, a Swiss made Universal and Penton(?). Lots of chatter, sidecar rides by host Jim Reinert, slow races, lunch and breakfast rides, and campfire at night for those who stayed the night. Sunday, more of the same.
    Must have been fifty vintage bikes there plus a lot of neat spectator bikes.
    Oops! The biggest oohs and aahs were for a beautifully restored Vincent RIDDEN to the rally by the owner. I thought Vincents were only transported in enclosed trailers.
    Here are some pics of the show. For best viewing, click on “Slideshow” in upper right hand corner.


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