Father and son ride to the 41st Annual BMW MOA International Rally in Salem, Oregon!

Welcome to the 41st Annual BMW MOA International Rally in Salem, Oregon!
https://i1.wp.com/www.asianconnection71.com/OregonBMWMOArallylogo616x437.jpg
Beemers, Bigfoot and Blue Skies! :mrgreen:

Kristhawee at the Oregon State Fairground in Salem, Oregon! He is a happy camper- coming here was totally unplanned; I just love how easy going he is :mrgreen:
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6657

First order of business was to get registered and figure out where to camp.
https://i2.wp.com/www.asianconnection71.com/OregonStateFairgroundMap.JPG

Tons of space at the Oregon State Fairgrounds- we chose the “Oak Grove” on the south side of the fairgrounds as it was close to the entrance, the folks there seemed quite friendly and there was plenty of shade under the big oak trees. A panorama taken from our spot; Kristhawee is playing with our neighbors dog 🙂
http://www.asianconnection71.com/1074814_10153027031675710_1238287544_o

Inside the fairgrounds, Beemers galore! (But if you look closely you’ll see that there are other brands mixed in)
http://www.asianconnection71.com/1072696_10153029436500710_622503404_o

Wow, who knew BMW makes a 250cc dirtbike?! 😉
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6658

So much to see at this rally! A huge list of vendors and tons of seminars plus a full entertainment schedule and more! The Vintage BMW Display and Contest was a highlight for both of us-
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6685

I don’t know anything about these old bikes, but they sure are a pleasure to look at!
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6686

http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6687

Did BMW actually make bicycles? I couldn’t tell if this was genuine or a nicely done fake… I suspect the latter though…
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6688

Drum brakes, shaft drive, hard tail- awesome!
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6689

Not only vintage bikes, there were a lot of vintage riders at this rally!
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6683
This old timer rode all the way from the east coast on his 1975 BMW rat bike. He was pulling a home made trailer that looked like a torpedo on wheels- that was his camper! Mad respect to him for making the journey and I sure hope he makes it home alive!!

So much to see and do! Can’t go to a State Fair without enjoying a snow cone! :mrgreen:
http://www.asianconnection71.com/IMG_6680

The first night there were some great bands on the stage at the Amphitheater, with old school CANNED HEAT headlining! Yes! Canned Heat!
https://i2.wp.com/www.smokestacklightnin.com/images/Artists3/Canned%20Heat/promophoto4-2_copy.gif
The very same band that played at Woodstock back in 1969 is still going strong! Amazing!

Advertisements
Categories: Father Son, Motorcycle Trips and Tours, travelog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Post navigation

3 thoughts on “Father and son ride to the 41st Annual BMW MOA International Rally in Salem, Oregon!

  1. love this! what a wonderful time you had. you were so close to us in Eugene! Hate we missed you.

  2. Dang, Tony, the pics again. 😦

    The only ones I could see were the logo, the map and Canned Heat…

    • Sorry, I think the problem is with my blog reader, Bloglovin. no problem when reading from WordPress.

      Funny, the observation you made about the vintage attendees, both man and machine, was exactly the same as ours the first rally we attended. 😀

      Hopefully, other parents are bringing their kids along riding, like you are, so we have a future for the motorcycle sport!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: