When the big interstates absorbed the bulk of motorists, commerce along the old main roads dried up in some areas, leaving forgotten landmarks at quiet intersections. Many years later, people in sprawling suburbs and busy cities now look for a change of pace with a desire to wander off the beaten path. Escaping stoplights and congested streets, we ventured out into rural Atlanta, Indiana to visit Mercantile 37, a 1940s building with a new cafe and packed showroom of locally-sourced, custom and vintage home goods. Hop on and ride along with us…
“It takes years to get that dust on there.” Dan Auerbach gets it. He appreciates how each dent, scratch and layer of grime preserves the stories his bikes have been carrying for decades. He wanted to make sure the Lane Motor Museum displayed his collection as is and they were happy to oblige.
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.
If you’ve followed Good Spark Garage, you know we’re fans of the annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event hosted at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. In this post, we’re sharing many of our 2017 photos and the top 15 things we believe makes this a great event. Maybe we’ll see you there?