Saturday, 15 November 2014

Pewter Run

Pewter Run - Where Vintage Never Gets Old

Recently an event called the Pewter Run was in early October 2014. Again, Brooks Leathers has stepped up to sponsor this event. The Pewter Run, for lack of a better way to say it, is a sister event to the Motogiro event we attended in September. 

As described at , The Pewter Run was back for and, other season and the USCRA invited all riders to the 2014 annual Pewter Run held on October 5th 2014 and was located in Northfield, Massachusetts in the Connecticut River Valley.
The Pewter Run Celebrates the first fifty years of motorcycling in America. It is loosely patterned after two international "vintage" motorcycle events The "Motogiro dItalia" and the English "Banbury Run". The PEWTER RUN is a timed, non-speed, reliability road event for motorcycles built prior to 1950. The First event started and finished on the historic town common in Hillsborough Center, New Hampshire.

 This very picturesque setting is in the heart of rural New England with its many historic villages, fine homes, old inns and winding country roads. The premiere "first of its kind " AMA sanctioned event is organized and hosted by the United States Classic Racing Association, Americas oldest vintage racing organization. The route will wind its way approximately 10, 25
& 50 mile routes from Penacook to Hopkinton, New Hampshire and eventually back to the start for a gala social gathering and cookout celebrating early motorcycling.

Participants will follow one of three designated routes at a low average speed where checkpoints will confirm their reliability and progress. Participation classes will separate the motorcycles into age categories for scoring. Pewter replicas will be awarded for completing the event in the prescribed time plus an allowable percentage. For complete event information, rules, classes and an entry form, visit the rules and events pages.
The United States Classic Racing Association is the oldest vintage road racing organization in the United States. Though primarily based in the Northeast, it has members around the globe that participate in its unique events from actual street race exhibitions to all out FIM / NAMU internationally sanctioned Road Racing and Observed Trials.

In recent years the USCRA has broadened it's offerings to include Vintage Observed Trials and the first ever MOTOGIRO-USA. The USCRA is very responsive to its membership interests. From that membership interest the PEWTER RUN was born and is being developed to address the very early years of motorcycling in America.

It is anticipated that there will be a significant gathering of very early motorcycles from the twenties and earlier for this first of its kind in the United States reliability run. Europe has been doing this type of event for years but until now, there has been no opportunity for this type of event here in the United States.

Brooks Leather not only sponsor this great event, but Brooks President, Jamie Goodson participated this year riding his BSA B33. Jamie Goodson adds, "I had a great time at this wonderful event and look forward to competing in the future."

To see more beautiful images captured by Brian Rivet at previous Pewter Run events, click HERE. Thank You for sharing the Pewter Run through your lens.  

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