AMCA Perkiomen National | Photos & Text: Anthony Philip Festa |
April 26 to 28 motorcycles and riders of all ages and types once again arrived in Oley, PA for the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) Perkiomen Chapter Meet and Swap.
There were vendors selling everything from ephemera and small parts, all the way up to full bikes -- in various states of original condition -- to fully restored, and everything in between. There was also a full course of AMCA’s National Judging Program, in which members’ motorcycles can win awards in three categories: Restored, Original Condition or Period Modified. Instead of competing against each other, bikes entered in the AMCA Judging Program are evaluated on a 100-point scale against the standard of the same motorcycle as it would have appeared when it originally left the factory.
While the weather started out not so nice, with rain and fog, attendees, many of those participating in the swap meet camp out, braved the conditions and held out to Saturday when the sun came out late mid morning.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony is a husband and father who can often be found outside, exploring, on or near the water, trying to enjoy life as much as he can with his family. After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in Photography, he promptly moved to Brooklyn and began working in the photo industry. Passion drives much of his work. His love for all things automotive stems from going to car shows with his father on weekends during the summer while growing up, and seeing photos of his father's 1976 Honda CB750F and motocross exploits. He continues and expands on that early fascination his father imparted on him by capturing cars and their enthusiasts.
-- Anthony Philip Festa