Vintage Motorcycle Days is a massive event put on by the American Motorcyclist Association, drawing well over 20,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Wilkinson brothers of Good Spark Garage tell us how they use their Urals as the ideal moto-event transportation.
Above: The Wilkinson bros brought their sons: Corey’s two are on the left, Casey’s is on the right.
“Most people get around on mini-bikes or golf carts. We use our Urals.”
The Mid-Ohio grounds cover a lot of area and there are things happening all over. “We can tote our kids and haul our swap-meet finds and camera equipment with ease. Of course, the look of these air-cooled rigs fit right into the scene and turn a lot of heads,” says Corey Wilkinson.
“With all of the racks and storage, the Ural is like a 750cc shopping cart.”
Above: We ran into Greg and Kristin on their Ural Ambassador Gear Up. They’ve been attending VMD for a long time and know to come prepared for staying cool and hydrated.
Above: Casey Wilkinson of Good Spark Garage (middle) talks with fellow Ural riders from Ohio, Kevin and Sally Craig, who rode in on their olive drab M70.
“The Ural Gear Up raffle bike is going to make someone really happy!”
Also present at this year’s event was the Ural Gear Up provided by Ural Motorcycles and outfitted by the Wilkinson brothers. This special set-up will be raffled off on December 7th to benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. Officials will draw the winning name during the 2018 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony weekend (see rules).
Donate for a chance to win this Gear Up: Click here!
Flashback from last year’s event: AMA president Rob Dingman and his daughter pose with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum raffle bike.
“Our sons will look back on these days and remember the fun they had with family and motorcycles.”
Where would you take a Ural and who would you take with you? Like the Wilkinson brothers, you can turn an event into an adventure by taking a sidecar which will create an unforgettable experience for your family.
Watch our video on best practices when riding with passengers: