Thursday, May 27, 2010

WWII Weekend

June 4, 5 & 6th will mark the 20th Annual "World War II Weekend" hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at the Reading, Pennsylvania airport. While not a motorcycle event per se, it's near excellent riding areas and would be a great destination for anyone looking for an excuse to ride if we need much of an excuse! I've attended this event the last 2 years and can't praise it  enough. What an awesome show!  Click over to see pics of some of the weekend's activities and hardware that will be on display (and in some case, being operated). Being an ex-Air Force fighter aircraft crew chief, I'm partial to the ol' warbirds, but just about any other type of WWII military hardware you'd want to see, both Allied and Axis, flying and grounded, will be there. These pics were taken in 2008.  Many WWII motorcycles were present, mostly sidecar rigs, and chiefly BMWs or clones, all more heavily armed than my Kawasaki ZR-7S (oh, to have a machine gun for commuting!). I'm the doofus kneeling by the Zundapp, BTW.  If you go, plan to either arrive early to park closer to the entrance, or plan to hoof it a good distance.  But no fear: shuttle buses are provided, as well as a small motorcycle-only lot (bring a sidestand dish). Water and protection from the sun are well advised as well.


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