Diamond Chapter


ABATE District 1 held their annual swap meeting at the Little Rock fair grounds on February 14 & 15. This was their 30th year for this event. Congratulations!! on a great event.

Greg Bright, Butch & Pat Jones, James Sandage, Mike Matula, and Mike Thomson were there to help promote the Diamond Chapter. We talked up the clubs big show in September, handed out fliers and showed the video of the show. We had a lot of interest in the Antique Motorcycles in the Park show. Several people said they had been to the show and how much they liked it and would be back this year. It always makes us feel good to get compliments on the show.

Saturday was Valentines day, ABATE had a band playing and tables set up with balloons. The weather was great and the turn out very good. The Bike show was Saturday only this year. Johnny Ramsey won first place with his 1941 Harley Flat tracker.

Sunday saw big weather changes as the temperature dropped. Sunday was a very slow day and not much of a crowd. Debbie T was the D J for the day. Attendance was low so several vendors packed up and left early.

The ABATE Swap Meet is always a fun event and we always meet new friends. I am sorry to say but the swap meet is getting smaller and smaller every year. ABATE Dis.1 does a great job of putting every thing together.They are looking for new ideas to improve the swap meet. Please let them know if you have any ideas.

We will be back next year. Greg and I had a great time.

Web Sites of Interest

Carson Classic Motors: carsonclassicmotors.com Info on the Carson Cannonball team and info on Buck and the youth program.

Cherokee Chapter: cherokeeamca.org Great reading and info on the Pate Swap Meet.

What's in the Barn: velocity.com/tv-shows/whats-in-the-barn Great Show.

Antique Motorcycle Club of America: antiquemotorcycle.org Lots of info. Great info on facebook.

Motorcycle Classics Magazine: motorcycleclassics.com

North Texas Norton Owners Association: NTNOA.org

Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association: ozarkvma.com.

Buck Carson's Radio Show : roadhawgs.net.

Fix my Hog fixmyhog.com/. Video, Q & A, blog and store very useful!

Mecum Auctions | The World's Largest Collector Car Auction mecum.com. Las Vegas Motorcycle auction results.

Bike of the Month

1958 Indian Apache, Greg Bright's, work in progress.
This bike got a lot of attention at the Abate Swap Meet.

Quote of the Month

Closing Comments

Spring is coming soon, but not soon enough.

Lots of motorcycle events coming up in the spring. Please let me know of m/c events so i can get them listed.

Be thinking about the Mini Road Run in June, get those little bikes up and running.

It is not to early to start talking up the Antique Motorcycles in the Park show in September. We have flier made up. you can also email the fliers out to your friends just to get them thinking about it.

See you at the meeting!

Ride em, don't hide em,
Michael Thomson
Diamond Chapter of Arkansas
Antique Motorcycle Club Of America