The Evanston Motorcycle Classic in 2019 will be held on Sunday, September 22nd. The location is the same as the previous two EMC’s, in beautiful downtown Evanston, IL. Be sure to watch for registration details. While there is no cost to attend, there is a small fee to participate in the classic motorcycle portion of the show. Only motorcycles 30 years old and older are eligible for display.
….at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, 9/22/18. On-site registration will be available but for those entering a motorcycle into the show. However, the fee will be $15. If you are not entering the show, you can still ride in on your motorcycle of choice and park it free of charge, while there is space. If we fill up Orrington Ave., there should be ample street parking nearby and you do not need to feed the meter on Sunday!
Remember, if you are bringing a motorcycle by trailer, cars and trailers can use the Evanston’s Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center parking lot. Directions to the event from the civic center can be found HERE.
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Looking forward to seeing everyone this coming Sunday at the Evanston MotorCycle Classic! Below is just a sample of some of the classic motorcycles registered.
If you haven’t registered yet, you can still do it HERE.
Year: 1966 Brand: Moto Guzzi Model: Stornello 125
Owner Comment: “Found and restored in CT. Nearly every part has been reconditioned with the exception of the tank which sports original paint.”
Year: 1975 Brand: Laverda Model: 750GT
Owner Comment: “Bike was burnt up in a fire, this bike has been my first attempt at a restoration. I used the “nickel and dime” restoration technique.”
Year: 1950 Brand: BMW Model: R24
Owner Comment: “BMW rolled their first post-war single cylinder motorcycle, the R24, off the Munich Production line December 17, 1948. Allied restrictions limited the displacement of all German motorcycles to 250cc. The R24 was based on the pre-war R23……The R24 was the most expensive motorcycle available in Germany, but by 1950 when the R25 replaced the model, 12,020 had been sold. It was an undoubted success and paved the way for the return of the Boxer and the restarting of car production in 1951….”
Year: 1967 Brand: Honda Model: CL77
Owner Comment: “This was a barn find.”
Year: 1912 Brand: Indian Model: 61 cubic inch 1000cc twin
Owner Comment: “This bike cost $250.00 in 1912. Appr. 3000 of these bikes were made. 1912 is the same year that the Titanic sank.”
Now you have NO EXCUSE to not get out and ride to the Evanston MotorCycle Classic! If you are entering a motorcycle into the show, be sure to preregister to save some $$’s. Even if you are not showing a motorcycle, if you preregister as an attendee, you will be eligible to win EMC swag!
Many thanks to Joe Block and Block Steel Corp. for being a sponsor of the Evanston MotorCycle Classic. For over 70 years, the Block Steel Corp. has been offering outstanding quality and service to its customers. The company is an approved vendor of many major automotive, appliance, and HVAC manufacturers.
Block Steel Corp. is located in Skokie, IL and you can find out more information about the company HERE.