Ann Arbor Classic Bicycle and Minibike Show and Swap Meet Sunday April 25, 2010 will be the 30th Anniversary of the Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle and Gas Powered Minibike Show in the Nation.
4 new bikes given away free
News-Antique.com - Mar 24,2010 - MICHIGAN’S
ANN ARBOR CLASSIC BICYCLE & MINIBIKE SHOW AND SWAP MEET
April 25, 2010 will be the 30th Anniversary of the Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the Nation.
This annual one day event held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd. Ann Arbor, Michigan. will host over 220 dealers from across the continent. Last year’s show more than 7,000 Classic, Vintage and Collectible bicycles were on site representing nearly every major bicycle in the last century. Show hours are 8am to 3:30pm. and FREE Parking.
The $3 admission (kids under 10 free) to the Show provides the public with a variety of opportunities to participate in the bicycle collecting hobby like nowhere else in the nation.
First and foremost are the Show bikes. Typically, 50 to 75 bicycles are entered into ten categories and the public votes for its favorites. Awards are presented to the first place winners in such categories as Best Unrestored, Best Lady’s, Best Motorized Bike, Best Special Custom, Best Early Classic, and the Best Bike of each decade 1930 through 1970.
Next is the “Classic Bike of the Year Award”. This is a judged event, which focuses on some of the finest, rarest and most sought after bicycles in the bicycle collecting hobby. All of these bicycles are from private collections and are seldom seen outside of museums or auctions. The winner will be crowned “Classic Bike of the Year 2010” for both “Best Restored” and “Best Preserved”.
This year will also be our sixth year that Frank Mathison will be hosting the:
“ THE OLD SCHOOL MINI BIKE SHOW AND SWAP MEET”
This show will feature vintage gas powered Classic minibikes and Scooters in their own building. Talk about a blast from the past!
Right about Noon, the Show features a Poor Man’s auction. Anyone who thinks they may have a valuable or collectible bike can put it on the block for only $10 and let the crowd decide it’s value. If no one exceeds the owner’s asking price the bike goes back to the owner and they’ll get $5 back. The result is an appraisal from the crowd for only $5.
Besides all the buying and selling of bicycles there is the giving away of door prizes. The $3 cost to get into the Show includes a free door prize ticket. Prizes will be given away each ½ hour. This year 4 new collector bikes will be given away to some lucky winners. You need to be present to win and you can only get a chance by coming to the show.
This is a great event for the entire family. The bicycle displays will surely bring back many interesting memories to all the grown-ups whether it’s their first bike, their paper route bike, or even the bike that you got for Christmas. It may even provide an opportunity to fulfill a dream and finally get the bike you always wanted.