The AMCA Vintage Motorcycle Races & Swapmeet
S&S® and Falthead Power® attended the Vintage Motorcycle Races & Swapmeet hosted by the AMCA in Davenport IA September 2nd - September 4th. We debuted the S&S® / Flathead Power® reproduction kicker covers and showed some of our reproduction gear covers, KN rocker arms, breather gear and put out a UL cover casting as a little teaser for things to come. We also had a set of KN heads we borrowed from our friends at WayBack Wheels. Although Thursday was not open to the public and is strictly vendor setup, this was the biggest chance for the vendors to walk around and see what’s what. There were some 820 vendor spots at the Mississippi fair grounds, so the vendors alone made for a busy day on Thursday, and Friday we had a pretty steady flow of traffic. The weather sort of cooperated with us as we didn’t get rained on, but we still had to deal with the mud and high winds that forced us to take down the canopy around noon on Friday.
The kicker covers were well received, comments were mostly directed to the authentic nature of the parts with the markings and casting shape, next was the improvements we made. The gear covers were also a hit, as most people we spoke with didn’t even know we had anything other than our old 4 rib cover available.
If you get the chance, you should attend one of these races, if for no other reason than to see these old bikes literally fly around the track with no suspension and no brakes.
We couldn't get a video of this year but here's one from last year made by Pusherman Racing. (races start at 2:06 in)
Here are a few snapshots of the swapmeet.