Vintage Enthusiasts Gear Up For The Third Annual AVMS In Palmer, June 10th

Contributed by Erik Christensen

3rd Annual Alaska Vintage Motorcycle Show
6/10/2017 – 12PM
Alaska Vintage Motorcycle Show
Matanuska Borough Building’s Grass Courtyard
350 E Dahlia Ave. Palmer
FREE Admission, $10 per Bike Entry

Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from across Alaska are digging out their winter builds, getting ready to bring them to Palmer on Saturday, June 10th from noon to 5PM for the third annual Alaska Vintage Motorcycle Show (AVMS). 

AVMS is where all the cool old motorcycles come out of hiding and like-minded individuals gather to share stories about their common passion. Participants and show-goers alike make new and lasting connections that can only happen at a vintage motorcycle show.

This one day “show and shine” event expects to attract over 75 vintage motorcycles, some dating as far back as 1929, and in various stages of restoration. There are no classes and the only judging is people’s choice – which is one reason for the show’s growing popularity with vintage bike builders and collectors.

The show’s “unique, easy-going atmosphere” is another. As returning AVMS participant John Tatham shared, “The bikes are not just on static display; they are started and demonstrated, making the entire show much more dynamic and hands-on.”

Along with showcasing a huge selection of vintage bikes, AVMS features live music, food and this year, an Elvis impersonator to entertain the crowds. 

The family-friendly event is free to attend and will again be held on the grass courtyard of the Matanuska Borough Building in downtown Palmer, right next to the Palmer City Alehouse. 

Vintage enthusiasts wishing to enter their 1982 or older motorcycles pay just $10 per entry with all proceeds supporting Valley ABATE, an organization that promotes motorcycle awareness and education. Vintage motorcycle entry registration is available online at Entry registration closes Monday, June 5th, 2017. 

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