Under the correct assumption that more of you would own, ride and maintain an old or antique motorcycle if you knew how to kick start it, the AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America), for the second year in a row, will host an Antique Bike Show on Wednesday of Bike Week (March 3 this year) at the Limpnickie Lot. Rally goers (men, women, teens) will not only have the opportunity to admire some old machinery but will also be offered the opportunity to learn how to kick start a 1946 Harley Knucklehead and a 1945 Indian Chief.
Matt Olsen and Rocky Halter will be on hand to guide visitors through the process of setting throttle, spark advance and choke controls before kicking the V-twin engines to life.
“It seems like whenever I’m out for a ride on an old bike and have to stop for gas, a crowd of curious onlookers gathers to watch me start the thing,” says Halter. What better way to teach people about old bikes than to let them try one out for themselves!. The AMCA Bike Show and the Kick-start Demo will run from 1 to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Limpnickie Lot in the Stone Edge Skate Park, 1848 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona. In addition, on Friday, March 5, there will be a Cycle Source Ride-in Bike Show with AMCA sponsoring the antique class and handing out the best Antique Chopper, Bobber, Survivor and Restored bikes. AMCA.