The Chesapeake (Maryland) and Highlands (Virginia) Chapters of the AMCA joined together to put on an antique motorcycle display at Rommel Harley-Davidson in Annapolis, Maryland, for their annual Open House.
The Potomac River divides us. The North won the Civil War. The South will rise again.
In Virginia v. Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Virginia. Like the Hatfields and McCoys, this dispute has been going on for 150 years, and it continues...
There are a few things we can agree on: good weather, great music, free burgers and dogs, refreshing drinks from the Tiki Bar, beautiful women, and of course, motorcycles.
The Tiki Bar was a big hit with everyone. Their signature drink was a rum punch, but beer and vodka tonics were cold and wet. Flexible payment plans were available.
The Chapters brought out Overheads and Underheads for the battle. Mostly Harleys, since the event was at a Harley dealership, but a few other brands snuck in. Here are some of the bikes. More bikes further down the page.
Mark Wenner (Chesapeake) and Dave Hennessey (Highlands) have their own long-running feud, which dates back to the Great Chestnut Street Acorn Battle of 1972. Don't ask... They brought out the old iron, to see who was King Of Kool - the Maryland K-Town boy or the Virginia Skunk Whisperer.
Here are some of the Maryland and Virginia participants, just hanging out...
Spectators came from miles around. We're not sure which side of the Potomac River they came from, but they had a good time looking at all the bikes. And we had a good time looking at all the spectators.
Next door at the Porsche dealership, a local Porsche Club was having a similar display. Their club asked the Highlands Chapter to do a People's Choice judging for them. Juan, Craig, and Dave ambled over to help out, only to find out that a mystery judge was already making the rounds.
Here are some photos which defy classification.
Letterfly has incredibly steady hands. I watched in amazement as he painted, free-hand, the Navy insignia on the rear fender of this bike. Check out his web site for more of the amazing stuff he does.
Girls love old motorcycles.
There were a lot of motorcycles. There were a lot of girls...
That's why we're here. Besides the girls.