join us for the biggest, the oldest, the best antique and
classic bicycle show in the country!
ANN ARBOR/SALINE CLASSIC BICYCLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET
28th, 2013 will be the 33th Anniversary of the Biggest,
Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the
annual one day event held at the Washtenaw Farm Council
Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, will
host over 250 dealers from across the continent. At last
year’s show more than 7,000 Classic, Vintage and Collectible
bicycles were on site representing nearly every major bicycle
maker in the last century.
$4 admission (kids under 10 free) to the Show provides the
public with a variety of opportunities to participate in the
bicycle collecting hobby like no where else in the nation.
and foremost are the Show bikes. Typically, 50 to 75 bicycles
are entered into eleven categories and the public votes for
its favorites. Awards are presented to the first place winners
in such categories as Best Unrestored, Best Lady’s, Best
Motorized Bike, Best Special Custom, Best Early Classic, and
the Best Bike of each decade 1930 through 1970.
is the “Classic Bike of the Year Award”. This is a judged
event, which focuses on some of the finest, rarest and most
sought after bicycles in the bicycle collecting hobby. All of
these bicycles are from private collections and are seldom
seen outside of museums or auctions. The winner will be
crowned “Classic Bike of the Year 2013”.
year will also be our eighth year that Frank Mathison will be
hosting the “
THE OLD SCHOOL MINI BIKE SHOW AND SWAP MEET” .
This show will feature vintage gas powered Classic minibikes
and Scooters in their own building. Talk about a blast from
about 11:30am, the Show features a poor man’s auction. Anyone
who thinks they may have a valuable or collectible bike can
put it on the block for only $10 and let the crowd decide it’s
value. If no one exceeds the owner’s asking price the bike
goes back to the owner and they’ll get $5 back. The result is
an appraisal from the crowd for only $5.
all the buying and selling of bicycles there is the giving
away of door prizes. The $4 cost to get into the Show includes
a free door prize ticket. Prizes will be given away each ½
hour. This year, a minimum of 4 new collector bikes
(not yet determined) will be given away to some lucky
winners. You need to be present to win and you can
only get a chance by coming to the show.
is a great event for the entire family. The bicycle displays
will surely bring back many interesting memories to all the
grown-ups whether it’s their first bike, their paper route
bike, or even the bike that you got for Christmas. It may even
provide an opportunity to fulfill a dream and finally get the
bike you always wanted.
one learns how to ride a bike, one never forgets that first
feeling of freedom and excitement. Here’s a great chance to
see what this great hobby is all about, take some pictures of
the bike you had as a kid and share a great family day
together having a unique experience that only happens once a
year. This event is mostly indoors, so rain or shine the show
Paul and Anne Kleppert