Vintage Iron Club & Ace Cafe Join Forces with Downtown Development Authority for Downtown Family Moto Festival
Inaugural Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival to be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th & Sunday, Feb. 9th.
The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and Palm Beach Gardens-based Vintage Iron Club, along with the world-famous Ace Cafe London, announced today that they are bringing one of the largest growing cultural movements to Palm Beach County – the Inaugural Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival -- an event that promises to be one of the largest vintage motorcycle festivals held in Florida.
The family festival kicks off on Saturday, Feb 8th, from 2pm-9pm, on the closed down 500 block of Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, and is for motorcycles and scooters 25 years or older. Festival organizers expect over 250 vintage bikes. There will be trophies awarded for best-in-show bikes, a vintage fashion show at sunset, stage lectures on the history of motorcycles & Cafe Racers, more than 25 national and local vendors displaying their goods, and live music from the Buckleheads, Morgan Bernard Band, Slip and the Spinouts, & The Riot Act. After parties at O’Sheas & Longboards will feature more live music. Admission is free for a full day of family fun, and parking is available nearby.
On Sunday, Feb 9th, Palm Beach International Raceway will host "Vintage Track Day Sunday", with a full day of exciting moto activities. Bikes are encouraged to meet at O’Shea’s & Longboards in downtown West Palm Beach from 8-10 a.m. to head to the track where high speed pros will be on the course throughout the day, and vintage motorcycles will be allowed on the track for street speed-style parade laps and or Fast Track simulated racing. Over 25 local and national vendors will be on site, and the Ace Cafe Pavilion will be open all day with spectacular views of the track, food & beverages on sale, and the iconic Ace Cafe merchandise. Admission to Ace Cafe is free.
Track Options: 1. Vintage/Modern classics:
Street Speed Parade laps
This will be street speed style tours of the Road Course with your vintage motorcycle 25 years or older or Modern classic/cafe racer.
* Modern bike restrictions on parade lap - must be: cafe racer, modern classic, or smaller bikes.
(No full dress bikes)
Track speed limit on back stretch is 80 mph.
3 laps at a time broken into two 15min ride sessions. Everyone who follows the rules is guaranteed 3 laps. There will be four 30 minute parade lap sessions spilt into 15min rides.(see schedule above)
Have you and your bike ready in the paddock area 15 min before parade laps session begins.
Each rider who has run one session is welcome to return for additional sessions and ride the track again provided all the first time riders have gone. It is a first come first served basis after all riders have gone one session.
80mph speed limit on back straight.
Signed Wavier form required.
Prices at the gate: $10 GA to $60 for Vintage track parade lap package. Advance discount tickets are available at RacePBIR.com beginning on January 13, and at the PBIR tent on February 8 at the Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival For $50.00.
Gates open 7am - 7pm.
2. Track Lapping Sessions (with Florida Track Days):
Six One hour track sessions broken into 20 minute intervals. Novice, Intermediate, and Pro.
Your level will be determined by track officials. This is limited to 60 riders for the day’s Track Lapping Sessions.
Price: $185 for six one hour sessions. Open to Vintage and modern bikes. Advance tickets are available at RacePBIR.com beginning on January 13, and at the PBIR tent on February 8 at the Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival. No discount for the FAST TRACK sessions.
Gates open 7am - 7pm.
The festival will also donate a portion of the profits to the Canine Companions for Independence, the U.S.’s largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Visit them at cci.org.
This is a family event for people who enjoy vintage motorcycles with a gentleman’s touch, and an opportunity to explore custom and restored motorcycles with vintage themed entrainment throughout the day. PBIR is located at: 17047 Beeline Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33478.
For a full roster of all festival events, and all the latest information, please visit: www.facebook.com/VintageIronClub
Daniel Newcomb, President of Vintage Iron Club
About Ace Cafe London
The Ace Cafe London is a transport cafe located outside of North London, England and is notorious in motorcycle, car, and rock n roll legend. It originally opened in 1938, and is historically a notable venue in pop culture. Visit www.acecafeusa.com and Facebook & Twitter @Ace Cafe USA.
About Vintage Iron Club
VIC is a collaboration of like-minded individuals, who first and foremost share a passion for vintage motorcycles. The club was created to fill a void and serve a need that was, until now non existent in Palm Beach County. VIC allows the folks that build, own and operate vintage/antique motorcycle to also explore the attendant lifestyle of their machine’s era. Most of our members have bike models that were produced from the 50's through mid 80's.