British & European Classic Motorcycle Day is one of the largest events of its kind, with a field full of all types of Classic British & European motorcycles; swap meet vendor area; Tech Talks; and much more. We are located in the rolling countryside of Maryland, close to Washington, DC and Baltimore. The all-volunteer staff has planned and produced this event for 15 years (30 years if you count the previous incarnation, ‘British Motorcycle Day’). We give back to the community, and have donated thousands of dollars to Montgomery County Police Explorers, a organization that gives our local youth a chance to explore what it is like have a career in law enforcement.
For 2017, British & European Classic Motorcycle day will feature the BMW marque. We will have a display of these venerated machines front and center on the Concours Field. There are over 20 Brit & Euro classes for the judged concours and over 75 plaques and ribbons to be awarded, and door prizes awarded to select Concours winners. The vendor area will have Classic British & European parts and accessories, complete bikes, project bikes, maybe even that elusive piece you need to finish a bike you’re working on. The 2017 event poster (left) features artwork from the artist at MotoSepia.com. We will have event T-shirts and posters available for sale the day of the event. We will also have a Tech Session presented by a classic motorcycle pro during the event. The date is May 21, 2017, don’t miss it!
The 2016 British & European Classic Motorcycle Day was our lowest attendance ever, due to the steady rain throughout the day. Guestimates are about 400 attendees. A list of the 2016 Concours winners and a link to pictures and videos of earlier years’ events are on the ‘Past Years’ page. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves despite the weather and had a safe trip home, and we can’t wait to see you in 2017.
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—Members of the Board of Classic Motorcycle Day.