So after attending several Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) meets in America, where I had the 1968 Triumph Bonneville that I restored Judged, I decided to attend
my first European AMCA Meet.
The meet was in Geldrop, the Netherlands, which is just across
the border from Germany - about 550 kilometers from Nürnberg.
I took my two Triumphs (’68 Bonneville and ’68 TR6C). These were
the first British bikes ever entered in the AMCA Europe meet. The
Bonneville was judged and received 99-3/4 points out of 100 possible (it was
judged at 99 points at Jefferson, PA AMCA meet last Oct.), which is pretty fabulous
(thanks to a lot of help from David Schostkewitz of Classic Cycles Ltd.).
|Classic Cycles Ltd.|
The TR6C was not judged, but did take home a 1st place trophy for Period Modified, which is a local Chapter award. So at the end of the day I was a happy guy.
A total of 24 bikes were judged. The age range was 1912 to 1968. The European Chapter is very heavily into American bikes, mostly Harley-Davidson. There were a couple of Excelsior's as well. The quality of the bikes was just excellent. Not a dog in the bunch, plus several original and unmolested bikes that were super. Amazing to see so many fabulous vintage Harley-Davidson's in Europe.
The vendor scene was pretty small unfortunately, but this is really a very small meet with a narrow focus, so I guess this is to be expected. I think England, Germany and Holland were the countries with biggest representation, along with 2 or 3 folks from France and Italy.
There was a modest spectator turnout, and several of the spectators rode in on some great bikes. The venue itself was a real nice park - outside of Geldrop in some farm & horse country. Very pretty in deed.
|The Attic Find Trio|
I have attached a link to photos of an overview of the meet. Double click the thumbnails and you’ll get a larger picture with captions.
AMCA Europe 2013 Pictures
Hope you enjoy...