The Antique Motorcycle Club of America Inc. (AMCA) and the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Inc. (AMF) have announced the establishment of the Old Iron Grant Program to promote the preservation of antique motorcycles. The AMCA will administer the grant approval process, while the AMF will provide funding of up to $5,000 per year.
The program is designed to “provide financial support for the education of individuals who will advance the practice of antique motorcycle preservation and restoration, and the pursuit of knowledge that may be beneficial to the understanding and preservation of antique motorcycles.”
The Antique Motorcycle Club of America is the nation’s largest organization for vintage-bike enthusiasts. Its sister organization, the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, is dedicated to preserving the history of motorcycles and educating the public about the heritage of motorcycling.
“We are very pleased to announce this cooperative program between the Club and the Foundation,” said AMF President Dennis Craig. “There is no doubt that there are many worthy individuals who deserve support to increase our understanding of these historic machines, and we believe no group is better qualified to identify these men and women than the leadership of the AMCA.”
The AMCA has established a task force within the club’s Board of Directors to work out the grant application and approval process, which will be announced soon. “This new program promotes the shared interests of the AMCA and the AMF,” said AMCA President Richard Spagnolli, “and we look forward to awarding the first Old Iron Grant later this year.”