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  1. #11
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    I agree, Bob. Most of us started with the AMCA at small meets where people could talk, make friends, and get to know the old bike culture. I think our hobby is getting smaller, and more of the big money people are going elsewhere and dumping what they have. I can see it on ebay and I think that may be a good thing. There never was a limitless number of old bikes, and I think there are more knuckleheads in the world today than H-D actually made
    Eric Smith
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    Although been a AMCA for many years. Never thought to promote the vintage motorcycle. After all, if everybody liked Avery IPA? there would be less for me. And thanks to certain people, it only made it worse. I'm hoping the bottom will fall out and all the rich ass#*les will lose in the end. And Me? I'll get back what I paid for them 30 years ago. After all, it's not about monetary gain in my mind.
    It's just junk iron.
    AMCA #765

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    Howdy,
    Totally agree with Bob L., Eric Smith & len dowe. I've been an AMCA member on & off since the 1970's. Unfortunately, you loose your original #status the 1st time you don't re-up. I'm posting some old footage of the Colonial Chapter AMCA National Meet from 1991. Almost 30 years ago, the meets might be similar, but the whole attitude & concept has changed. Maybe you'll remember some of the members filmed here? Total running length is about 50 minutes.
    https://youtu.be/q32sgsLG--o >>Part 1.
    https://youtu.be/6WbQOAIa9Do >>Part 2.
    https://youtu.be/emUY01Fi47U >>Part 3.
    https://youtu.be/ErpyBfxkYy8 >>Part 4.

    *M.A.D.*
    Last edited by JoJo357; 05-07-2019 at 04:14 PM.

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    HiYa,
    Here's a story some of you might, or might not remember?
    Back around the late 1970's, Steve McQueen realized that there was not one Motorcycle Museum, fully dedicated to the American Ingenuity of 2 wheel travel located anywhere in the USA. So, with the help of close friends, Bud Ekins & Greer, they set out to collect Motorcycles for the Museum. So far so good, that is until some of the sellers got wind that McQueen's bankroll was buying M/C's left and right for the upcoming Museum. Some, but not all, began gouging the motorcycles, that at the time were un-popular, and fairly priced, just for the simple fact that they could cash in on Steve's quest & passion to build the 1st American Motorcycle Museum.
    Today, and for quite a few years prior, that scenario is being repeated, only on a larger scale, where Greed has surpassed the Passion and comradely, and has no Limitations.

    easyriders-steve-mcqueen-a-biker-s-biker-march-1981-center-pgs-missing-8b4349a29d0e8c4d566a0945f.jpg >>Easyriders issue.

    *M.A.D.*
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    JoJo, Thanks for the video post. I remember when it was like that. We held our first meet in 1982. If you come to Dixon you'll find it close to what it used to be like. We try to keep it that way on purpose. Small farm town fairgrounds. One hundred and seventy venders last year. We'll treat you like family because you are.
    DrSprocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichO View Post
    JoJo, Thanks for the video post. I remember when it was like that. We held our first meet in 1982. If you come to Dixon you'll find it close to what it used to be like. We try to keep it that way on purpose. Small farm town fairgrounds. One hundred and seventy venders last year. We'll treat you like family because you are.
    Always heard that Dixon was an Excellent Meet RichO, hopefully i'll make that Long Haul one day. Todd Bertrang posted a lengthy 2016 YouTube video a few years ago, and it sure looked intriguing!
    Sometimes you just have to let off some steam, especially when comparing the ole' days to the current.
    Anyway, thanks for the pep talk & invitation RichO!

    *M.A.D.*
    Last edited by JoJo357; 05-08-2019 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJo357 View Post
    HiYa,
    Here's a story some of you might, or might not remember?
    Back around the late 1970's, Steve McQueen realized that there was not one Motorcycle Museum, fully dedicated to the American Ingenuity of 2 wheel travel located anywhere in the USA. So, with the help of close friends, Bud Ekins & Greer, they set out to collect Motorcycles for the Museum. So far so good, that is until some of the sellers got wind that McQueen's bankroll was buying M/C's left and right for the upcoming Museum. Some, but not all, began gouging the motorcycles, that at the time were un-popular, and fairly priced, just for the simple fact that they could cash in on Steve's quest & passion to build the 1st American Motorcycle Museum.
    Today, and for quite a few years prior, that scenario is being repeated, only on a larger scale, where Greed has surpassed the Passion and comradely, and has no Limitations.

    easyriders-steve-mcqueen-a-biker-s-biker-march-1981-center-pgs-missing-8b4349a29d0e8c4d566a0945f.jpg >>Easyriders issue.

    *M.A.D.*
    I saw a seat at RB last year priced at 4k, How can a working stiff like me afford a teens/20s/30s bike unless i get one piece at a time..lol

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    I too saw an Indian Chief seat at the Jefferson AMCA meet probably two years ago and the seller wanted $3500 for the seat. I thought at first it was a misprint, his icy stare when I enquired told me it wasn't.

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    Rich, you are absolutely correct, Dixon is a great meet, none better.
    Lonnie
    Lonnie Campbell #9908
    South Cackalackey, U.S. of A.

    Come see us at the Tenth Annual AMCA Southern National Meet - May 17-19, 2019 at Denton FarmPark, Denton, N.C.

    Visit the website for vendor and visitor information at www.amcasouthernnationalmeet.com

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