This is the third and final set of photographs from the 2013 AMCA Southern National Meet in Denton, NC. At the bottom of this collection are a few shots of the machine shop that is on the grounds at the Denton Farmpark. All the machines are belt driven and most were running throughout the day, so you could see how they operated. Looked like a great way to loose a finger or two...
The Denton Farmpark in Denton, NC hosted the 4th AMCA Southern National Meet from May 17th through May 19th. I rolled into Denton a little after 2:00 on the first day and as soon as I got off my motorcycle, I started snapping photos of all the great motorcycles in attendance. Below are the first 20 photos I took while walking around on Friday.
The US Military has a long history in using motorcycles, which dates at least as far back as the Pershing Expedition in 1916 and perhaps even earlier. Motorcycles saw action on the battlefields of Europe, rode across the African deserts and even made their way through the jungles of Korea and Vietnam. These war time exploits are often highlighted in historic accounts of motorcycle use by the military, leaving out one of their longest standing uses of the motorcycle.
The release of the new Iron Man 3 movie reminded me that Tony Stark owns a chopper from Zero Engineering. If you haven't heard of Zero Engineering, then a good place to start is with the book, Zero Chopper Spirit. I picked up my copy over 10 years ago when it was first available in the US and was blown away by the motorcycles that this Zero Engineering had been producing in Japan. Up until that point, I have never seen anything like them. Nowadays, you've probably seen motorcycles that try to capture the Zero Engineering style, but it's a tough form to get right. To make things easier, Zero Engineering has produced a line of production motorcycles, but even those don't live up to the original one off motorcycles they are known for.