June 22, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: James Holter
Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1280
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Motorcycle experts to share knowledge, experiences at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki
Seminars feature Simon and Lisa Thomas, Craig Vetter, Jeff Fredette, Guy Cooper and more
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcycle enthusiasts attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, July 7-9, will have several opportunities to attend seminars where they will learn from experts who have traveled the world, published books, hosted podcasts and more.
The seminars, including presentations and question-and-answer sessions, will be presented in the Mid-Ohio Tower, which features unparalleled views of the track’s famous turns and rolling hills.
Simon and Lisa Thomas from 2ridetheworld will host seminars on July 7-8 about their 14 years of global motorcycle adventures.
Author Armand Ensanian will be on hand to speak about the future of electric motorcycling on July 7, the evolution of the internal combustion engine on July 8, and the history of the Japanese motorcycle industry on July 9.
On July 7, Guy Cooper will speak about his involvement in the Indian Tribute Ride.
Cleveland Moto/Motorcycles and Misfits Podcast with Phil Waters, Liza Miller and gang will conduct a live recording of their show on July 8.
AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla will give a behind-the-scenes rundown of the U.S. ISDE Team and the men and women who make it possible on July 8. He will be joined by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and longtime Kawasaki off-road racing star Jeff Fredette, who has won a record 33 ISDE medals.
Other seminars include presentations by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg of the U.S. Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, Hall of Famer Craig Vetter and Distinguished Panel, and Mike Wells.
Wells is a noted Harley-Davidson restorer who will speak about his work on the 2017 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bike, a 1966 Harley-Davidson that will be given away on Sunday at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Tickets can be purchased at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
For a full schedule of speakers visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/seminars.
For 2017, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, celebrates the riders and machines that have made Kawasaki motorcycles famous for more than five decades in America. In addition, the AMA affinity group for fans of Kawasaki — ROK, Powered by the AMA — also will be front and center throughout the event. AMA members who join the ROK, Powered by the AMA, receive special benefits from Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, such as a 10 percent discount from all purchases at www.kawasaki.com. For more information, see www.kawasaki.com/rok/whoweare.
An annual fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Riders of Kawasaki, features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo rides, a swap meet with nearly 1,000 independent vendors and much more.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com (click on “Tickets”) or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
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, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.