Over the years, David N has kindly shared his experiences at AMCA meets. His kindness continues with a recap of the AMCA Perkiomen meet in Oley, Pennsylvania:
Greeting from the mud-hole which was the AMCA Perkiomen National Meet. This year’s event was said to be Saturday April 25, but if one was smart, one didn’t wait until Saturday. Folks leave early.
The smartest folks got there Thursday, which officially is “setup day”, but this year it was the only full day of nice weather. Friday was for ducks. Saturday was a little better with breaks of sunshine if you didn’t mind walking in ankle deep mud. I got there Friday between intermittent morning showers which began the night before. Those intermittent showers morphed into a tremendous downpour by day’s end.
The rain, though, did not keep the vendors or spectators away. I was quite surprised. It was not a rain out. One benefit though, asking prices seemed more reasonable. At least, I thought so.
The rain did not dampen vendor participation. It was a full show.
This 1981 Yamaha XT was only $700 – running and with papers too!
This year’s theme was ACE/Indian four cylinders, which gave more reason to come inside, out of the rain.
Here is something I’ve never seen before: Hooker headers for a Honda CL/CB450.
The seller was asking only $2,000 for this running, driving turbo Seca.
I waited around for the seller of this Peugeot moped, but I never found him. The sign said $350, which was tempting . . . but I didn’t really need it! (wink wink)
Not everything was motorcycle related. Near as I can tell, this Coke bottle is a screen door handle.
1958 was the first year for HD’s swing arm, making this the oldest FLH one can buy with modern suspension. Sign said $14,500.
You might be somewhat cool – but are you chopped ’41 WLA cool?! That’ll only set you back $11,500, money well spent – methinks!
Old dealer stickers always make any bike!
A gaggle of high quality and collectable Sportsters: an XLCR, XR100, and the one in the middle – a two-owner original 57 XL!
It’s always good to know an Aermacchi specialist. This SX was beautiful!
I loved the palm tree – not always a theme when it comes to choppers!
An upscale Heinkel Tourist – price unknown:
A Last Edition BMW R100CS, twas nice! I think it was $10,500 which sounds like a lot, but what do I know? It found a new home!
Saturday was said to be a fine show, worth coming out despite the rain from the night before. So all said, the rain stopped nothing! It was a great show. I wondered only whether the event might have been washed out had it rained on Thursday.