The Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Club 40th Ride, Show and Swap Meet will be held May 18th & 19th, 2019 at Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis Oregon. Our featured marque this year is Triumph Motorcycles.
Saturday May 18th is the vintage group ride at noon through surrounding area near Corvallis. There will be pizza and a campfire that night.
Sunday, May 19th is the show and swap meet, 10AM to 3PM. This is a People's Choice award show, so bring what you have and let the public judge your entry. All motorcycle entries must be at least 20 years old. All brands are welcome. Awards to be given to the top three vote getters in each class: British, European, American, Asian, Competition, Cafe and the featured marque Triumph. We also have the Dennis Frye Trophy that is presented by our president to the owner of the bike he feels is the best of show.
This year we are hoping to have a slow obstacle course set up by Team Oregon. Come and check out your slow speed riding skills and get a few tips from the pros. No charge for the obstacle course.
Food concessions available. We are expecting approximately 150 motorcycles on the green with 1,250 visitors.
Every person entering the grounds - including OVM members - will be charged $5.00 and receive a hand stamp. Twelve year olds and younger will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by paying adult. Members can go to the OVM booth inside the show to have their membership checked and entry fee reimbursed or applied to renewal of membership. This policy has been adopted to speed entry at the gate.
If you wish to show a bike or bikes you have to be a registered club member. Download, print and complete the Membership Application Form and mail in your payment by check OR bring your stamped hand from the entry gate with $15 to the registration desk on the day of the show (Sunday). This will allow you to become a club member and to show as many of your motorcycles as you wish. Membership will also allow you a free vendor space at the show if you choose to sell on show day. Membership includes a bi-monthly newsletter and entry into club meetings and activities.
Vendors will be able to rent a space, 20 feet wide and approximately 10 feet deep, around the outside of the show field on a first come basis for $20. Rented spaces must contain motorcycle related products. Keep in mind that this is a family type show. Vendor fees will be collected during the show by the show chairman.
Benton County runs the camping at the fairgrounds, so it is a separate fee. We have worked out a deal that our president will be collecting those fees in the campground from OUR CAMPERS for each night that you will be staying on site.
We run the show rain or shine. If we have sporadic showers we will still be on the green. If it is an all day downpour we have arranged a covered area.
I-5 to Corvallis exit. Follow signs to Philomath/Ocean Beaches. Look for signs just west of Corvallis pointing right toward fairgrounds. GPS - Benton County Fairgrounds Corvallis, Oregon. Map