Antique Motorcycle Club of America

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Antique Motorcycle Club of America
Antique Motorcycle Club of America logo.jpg
Founded 1954
Location New England, USA
Type Charity
Region United States, Canada and Europe.
Purpose The preservation, restoration and operation of old-time motorcycles
Membership 11,000

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) was founded in 1954 in New England and is now one of the largest organizations of antique motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with membership of over 11,000 in the United States, Canada and Europe.[1]


Restored 1948 Indian Chief

The AMCA aims to preserve, restore and operate motorcycles which are at least 35 years old and therefore termend "antique". Ownership of an antique motorcycle is not required to become a member.[1]


The Board of Directors of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America has eleven members elected for three-year terms. The AMCA President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by the Board for one year terms. The Board meets twice yearly.[2]

AMCA National Meets[edit]

The AMCA operates annual calendar of National Meets, where members motorcycles are judged in categories of 'Restored', 'Original Condition' and 'Period Modified'. Up to 100 points are awarded against the standard of the same motorcycle in original factory condition, with points deducted for any unoriginal features.[1]

Custom Culture Class[edit]

In 2010 the AMCA established a special Custom Culture Class to recognise the importance of custom motorcycle in the 1960s and 1970s. To comply with the AMCA's 35-year rule for antique designation Custom Culture Class motorcycles must have an engine that was sold in a production motorcycle between 1960 and 1975.[3]

The Antique Motorcycle magazine[edit]

Only available to members of the AMCA, The Antique Motorcycle magazine features specialist information on antique motorcycles, including reports on 'Meets', accounts of antique motorcycle restoration projects, rare and hard to find spare parts and motorcycles for sale.[4]

Vintage motorcycle Virtual Library[edit]

A specialist web site has been funded and developed by AMCA members to provide access to literature collectors, information and technical data about motorcycles built in the USA between 1900 and 1950.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Antique Motorcycle Club of America". Archived from the original on 12 September 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "AMCA Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Antique Motorcycle Club of America Announces New Custom Culture Class". Motor Cyclist. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Antique Motorcycle". Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Vintage Motorcycle Library". Retrieved 3 October 2010. 

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