Boyertown, PA, March 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The 2013 Modern Classics Bike Show is lauded as one of the best motorcycle presentations in the country by industry veterans.
The 3nd Annual Modern Classics Bike Show hosted by Martin Motorsports was held Saturday March 2. This year's field of motorcycles displayed such rarity and quality that motorcycle industry veterans claimed it as one of the best displays in the country. The show drew a crowd of 1,200 enthusiasts, the largest attendance on record for the show, now in its third year.
The specialty class of Racing Motorcycles, sponsored by Rev'IT!, most certainly aided in this claim with a truly rare selection from Italy, Japan, England and the United States. These were race champions of the past and present from the likes of roadracing, trials, motocross, drag racing, speedway, and flat trackers.
The emphasis remains on the machines of the 60's, 70's and 80's, but the race bikes also dated back to 1936 with an Indian Scout that still races and is the current 3-time AMA National Champion in it's class. Other unique and rare finds included several MV Agusta's such as the 350 Electronica, 175 Disco Volante, and 600T Roadster. Other rare Italian maques included Rumi, Gilera, Parilla, Moto Morini and a few exotic Ducatis. England was well represented with a 1937 Excelsior Manxman that raced until 2002, and several very limited edition Triumph race bikes including a few that hold local records in dirt and drag racing. Some of the more memorable Japanese bikes were kept pristine, original Grand Prix racers that were at the top of their technological and engineering prowess in the 1980's like the Suzuki RG500 MK and the Yamaha's TZ125 and TZ750.
The biggest addition, literally, is the brand new motorcycle photo studio inside the 13,000 square foot showroom at Martin Motorsports. It is purpose-built for taking the absolute best studio photographs of motorcycles. This studio was used to photograph all the bikes in this years' show for the 2013 Modern Classics yearbook but also as a means to photograph any and all motorcycles all year long. It features curved walls, a custom installed turntable, and purpose-built lighting all meant to allow the studio's designer and chief photographer, Joseph Lupino of Pixelnation, the ability to shoot flawless photos.
In support of the local economy the show organizers brought in Taylor Backes, a custom glass artist from Boyertown to create the six trophies awarded at the show. The food was a Mediterranean-styled cuisine provided by Scott's Hot Spot of Reading. John Lawless and Matt Smith, local vintage motorcycle magnates, were present promoting their current TV show RetroMoto which airs during PBS' MotorWeek.
The show winners: Classic Group; 1. Triumph Bonneville (1970), 2. Triumphy TR5 (1950), 3. BMW R69S (1966). Competition Group; 1. Jawa Speedway Racer (1960-70), 2. Indian Sport Scout 750 Racer (1936), 3. MV Agusta 350 Electronica (1972).
About Martin Motorsports
Martin Motorsports has been in business since 1996 as a family friendly dealership focused on providing quality expertise to motorsports enthusiasts. In 2007 they moved from Pottstown to their current 24,000 square foot facility in Boyertown. They carry Triumph, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki motorcycles and ATVs as well as niche and expert-level parts, accessories and apparel. They are well-known for the many events they host all year-round and for their very large pre-owned motorcycle and ATV selection.
Company Website: Martinmoto.com
Media Contact: Kevin Hyde, Marketing Manager