– The American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association returns to NJMP July 10-12 for the 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring The South Jersey Wine Festival presented by the South Jersey Tourism Corporation. The American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association, AHRMA, will bring North America’s largest tour of vintage and modern alternative racing motorcycles to Thunderbolt Raceway on July 10-12, 2015.
AHRMA, which traces its roots to the late 1970’s, offers vintage national and regional road racing, motocross, dirt track, observed trials and cross-country competition. The vintage machines featured in the association’s events span a full 50 years, from the 1920s to the early 90s. AHRMA Road Racing also features “modern” alternative classes for single, twin, and three-cylinder machines.
“This event is growing every year, AHRMA first came to NJMP in 2012 and each year we are building on the festival aspect of it. The list of wineries is very impressive and our fans will not be disappointed with the caliber of food trucks that are scheduled to participate” says NJMP General Manager and COO Brad Scott. “Swap meets, bike shows, auctions, wine tasting, food trucks, vendors and live music, all in addition to the racing; there is something for two-wheel fans of all ages”.
New Jersey wineries have increased in numbers and popularity in past years and are turning out excellent wines that are pleasing to the palate of even the most discerning connoisseur. The list of wineries that will be attending are DiMatteo Vineyards, Valenzano Winery, Chestnut Run Farm, Coda Rossa Winery, Wagonhouse Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Villari Vineyards and Cedarvale Winery. As an added attraction to the festival organizer Kathy Bullock of GPS Inc. has assembled an impressive lineup of food trucks to make sure fans have plenty of tasty food to select from as they sample the different wines. Participating food trucks include Carolina Blue, El Leche de Negron, Mexi-Flip Taco and Star of the Sea who will be filling the paddock with the aroma of their specialties. Adding to the festival atmosphere will be music throughout the weekend with artists such as Megan Knight and Jay Mickens.
In addition, the event sponsor Flying Fish Brewing Co., New Jersey’s most award winning craft brewery, will have selections available at The Finish Line Pub, which is open to the public and located at the heart of New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Flying Fish Brewing Company is located in Somerdale, New Jersey and produces a range of beers year-round, along with a variety of seasonal specialties. The brewery recently moved into its new facility which boasts a wealth of sustainability features, enabling the very eco-conscious business to brew their award-winning beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible. A new tasting room just opened to the public, and tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday every week.
“We’re excited to partner with NJMP, another great local business, for what is going to be a really fun weekend,” states Flying Fish founder Gene Muller.
For event tickets and more information, call 856-327-8000 or visit NJMP.com. You can also stay up to speed with New Jersey Motorsports Park by following on Twitter at @NJMP or becoming a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewJerseyMotorsportsPark.
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.
Flying Fish started as the web’s first “virtual” brewery in 1995, opened for real in 1996 and has become the largest of the 30+ craft breweries in NJ. In 2012, Flying Fish opened a 45,000 sq. ft. brewery. Flying Fish beers have won seven medals at the Great American Beer Festival and are almost exclusively distributed within 100 miles of the brewery. For more information about the brewery, tours and beers, head to www.flyingfish.com
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes three world-class road courses, Thunderbolt, Lightning, and Tempest Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.