DejaView: USA National Ducati Rally | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

As the weather gets hotter and 2014 summer plans start to solidify my thoughts go back to the first BIG summer event job I ever took on – Zero to 999, Passion In Motion.   These days Barber Vintage Festival pretty much owns the fun, family friendly all brand motorcycle scene but it was Mid Ohio Vintage Motorcycle Days (VMD) that invented the genre.  I’ve always thought branding a weekend “vintage” that was really all years of bikes was somewhat ill advised but Mid Ohio did it and every year it grew and grew.  AHRMA races, the Will Stoner Swap meet, an AMA bike show and “Ride ‘em don’t hide ‘em” ride was all part of the appeal but the biggest thing, what everyone waited to hear, was what was the “Featured Marque” and in 2005, after 4 years of work and begging Ducati owners to restore bikes for the event our 3 days in the sun was here.  I guess when you work on something for as long as we worked on this (my employer was the AMA, who managed this event with Mid Ohio) it’s not surprising that it took on a life of it’s own, and in the process changed mine...

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