report: Chief Blackhawk Vintage Motorcycle Swap meet (Davenport, iowa)

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Apr 24, 2007
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This is one of the largest motor cycle swap meets anywhere. and there are lots of bicycles among the hundreds of individual vendors. 3 days. People travel from all over the USA for this event. Vintage motorcycle race on the dirt stock car track. local rides, etc. One rule is everything is suppose to be at least 25 years old. Many motorcyles were over 100 years old. They have a show in one of the buildings. Held every year as the Labor Day weekend opener. Thursday, friday, saturday. One attraction are the many home made motorized vehicles with 2 to 4 wheels.

Said hi to Mike and Robbie Wolfe of American Pickers fame. I've known Mike for 45 years since we both grew up on bikes in neighboring cities. Mike just bought some drag race motorycle and someone else was going to try to race it on the dirt oval Fat chance of that working well with the rear drag race tire. Lots of home made stuff. Too many golf carts roaming the grounds and total sacrilidge were the e-bikes crusing past the endless rows of Harley Davidson parts.

See my too-few photos here:

These big 24" fiberglass letters were from some store in Michigan. they had ACCDMOOPPRRSTT left.

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