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The Bike Show

2022 Davenport Motorcycle Display.

In conjunction with the 2022 Chief Blackhawk Davenport Meet, the motorcycle show is returning as before while moving to one of the new buildings to better accommodate the latest Fairgrounds and Health Department guidelines. Please note the following.


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.


Chief Blackhawk is responding to requests for vending spaces in an area away from the frequent changes in Iowa weather. Big Blue is now open to all types of vendors! You are welcome to bring those parts and pieces you'd like to protect from the elements. Have that complete bike or choice basket case? Got a fragile box of literature or original paint antique toy? We've got the space for you!

Spaces will be 15 feet deep by 20 feet wide and there are plenty of them! This year only, 2022, spaces are an introductory $50.00 per space.

As Big Blue is locked at night, there is no camping in vending spots. Vehicles will be allowed for unloading and loading only. Spaces are reserved the same way as other swapmeet spaces.

For more information please call Wendy or Juli. Email or call 563-381-4015. Please allow a week or so for a reply.

Theme Bikes

The theme for the 2022 Chief Blackhawk Davenport Fall National Meet is "Those 1940's bikes."

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

Just to refresh your memories, the themes for the meets since we first started doing theme bikes are here.

theme bike 1 theme bike 2 theme bike 3

The Races

Vintage Motorcycle Races - Friday, September 2nd, 2022

at the

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
2815 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52722
Friday, September 2, 2022

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

Technical Seminars at the Iowa Building

We are taking ideas for 2022, 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!

Friday, September 2nd, at 1:00, Slider Gilmore will present "Blue Haired Old Ladies and You"

The Field Meet

Field Meet in front of Starlight Ballroom.
When: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 3, 2022
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!

Tiddler Run

The 5th Annual Tall Corn Tiddler Run will start at 10:00 am Saturday, September 3rd. This will be a hundred-mile ride starting in front of the Starlight Ballroom. Come join the fun!!

New Vendor Appreciation Event this Year!

It's Thursday night at the movies! A free double feature of the full-length movies, "Walter, The Missing Link" and "Hogsayer, The Unapproachable Legend" will be shown Thursday, September 1st. Showings will start at dark, in the open-air pavilion on the west side of the Fairgrounds. There will be free popcorn and the Fairgrounds concession stand will be open.

Graphic of a flyer for the movie feature on September 1 at 8 PM. The graphic links to a text-based PDF with more information