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Events

The Bike Show

2020 Davenport Motorcycle Display.

In conjunction with the 2020 Chief Blackhawk Davenport Meet, we are making some changes to encourage participation and help make this a Bigger & Better show -- both for participants and spectators. Please note the following.


The BIG BLUE Expo

The Chief Blackhawk Davenport Meet Antique Motorcycle Services and Suppliers EXPO is held in the BIG BLUE building on the Clark Street side of the South vending area.

This EXPO is envisioned to be home to any and all purveyors of products and services of explicit interest to the antique motorcycle community. This is intended to include an unlimited number of suppliers of parts and services, to include such things as machining services, restorations, painting, pin striping, frames, fabrication, books, clothing, decals, wheel building, plating, instrument repair, transmission repair, engine overhaul, etc. The intent is a permanent home for retail operations away from the weather and errant forces of nature.

What the BIG BLUE building is not intended to house is things unrelated to antique motorcycles and the enjoyment of same. So this is not the venue for furnature, firearms, kitchen ware, home improvement, etc. Antique motorcycle related goods and services please.

Space is going to be made available to folks such as the National Motorcycle Museum, Wheels Through Time Museum and marque clubs for display of standing exhibits.

Vendors who choose to "test out" the concept are not giving up their existing space in the swap meet area. You will be free to use both spaces or should you so choose relinquish the swap meet space if you determine the EXPO space fulfills your needs.

The spaces in the EXPO are reserved in exactly the same manner as swapmeet vending spaces.

Follow this link to see the layout of the BIG BLUE building.

For more information please call Brenda at 563-381-4015.


Theme Bikes

The theme for the 2020 Chief Blackhawk Davenport Fall National Meet is "Those 40's bikes." See some here.

Bring that unit to the meet, so all may see it!

Send us a picture of your pride and joy and we will add it to the collection of theme bike pictures.
Pictures can be sent to finneys@ieee.org.

Just to refresh your memories, the themes for the meets since we first started doing theme bikes: Follow this link

Thank you!


The Races

Vintage Motorcycle Races - Friday, August 30

at the

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
2815 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52722
Friday, September 4, 2020

For more information, call Tony Wenck: (515) 360-9738


Technical Seminars at the Keppy Building

We are taking ideas for 2020, step right up and let us know what you would like to learn about. Care & feeding on Vintage brake setup? Cable making? Electronic Ignition conversions? Wheel Truing? Pin Striping? Metal Casting? How to start a unit where everything is manual? How to put a bike on the centerstand, wheelstands? Rubber Casting? Metal Working? Instrument repair? What do you want to see or hear? Want to do a Technical Seminar or offer ideas? Contact Us!


The Field Meet

Field Meet in front of Starlight Ballroom.
When: 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2020
What: All motorcycles 35 years old or older are eligible

Where lightweight is 500cc or less and heavyweight is over 500cc.

Participation: Show up, get a scorecard, have fun!

Prizes: The coolest trophies for 1st and 2nd places, often there are door prizes as well - you can't lose when you're having fun!


Vendor Appreciation Event

Thursday, September 3

This is beginning to feel like a good thing.

In recognition of the folks who make this meet what it is Chief Blackhawk is hosting a Vendor feed and a entertainment for the evening.

At present the I think the menu will include brats, burgers and/or chicken sandwiches, with beverages (cash) by the Fairgrounds.

The line opens 6:00ish and runs through 6:00-8:00, or until we run out of food.