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The Antique Motorcycle Club of America was founded in 1954

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America was founded in 1954 by a group of antique-bike fans in the New England area (pictured from left are T.A. Hodgdon, Emmett Moore, Henry Wing Sr., and Henry Wing Jr.). In the decades since, the AMCA has grown to become one of the largest organizations of antique-motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with 11,000 members in the United States and more than a dozen other countries.

From the beginning, the purpose of the club has been the “preservation, restoration and operation of old-time motorcycles.” Members of the AMCA own, restore, preserve, study or just admire motorcycles that fall into the antique category, meaning they are at least 35 years old. Although the Club is based in the United States, fans of motorcycles from all countries are welcome, and ownership of an antique motorcycle is not required to become a member.

Through its network of 76 affiliated Chapters in the U.S. and abroad, the AMCA provides a way for antique-bike fans to share their interest with others in their local area. Chapters typically host regular meetings, plus activities like bike shows, swap meets and antique-bike road runs.