Celebrating the Spirit of Competition

Announcing the Simeone Museum’s 2016 Motorcycle Exhibit – Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast From the Past

John Lawless and his cadre of bike enthusiasts have put together an outstanding show of the very best sport bikes of all types, including some real icons. For this year’s exhibit, entitled “Land of the Rising Sun, Mid-Century Motorcycles and Fast From the Past”, we’ll be featuring a stunning collection of Competition Flat Track racers, Motorcycle Drag Racers, Japanese Motorcycles from 1960-1989 and select Mid-Century Modern motorcycles that demonstrate the optimism of early postwar design. This year’s edition will mark the 8th time this great exhibit will be held at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, and it remains a highlight on our calendar. This exhibit will run from August 20th through September 9th 2016.


The stars of this year’s exhibit include a 1973 Honda Superbike, streamlining icon 1987 Honda Hurricane, 1969 Kawasaki H2 “King of the Streets”; 1954 MV Augusta “Disco Volante”, 1952 Vincent Black Shadow (at the time the world’s fastest standard motorcycle and still a treasure) and also the famed 1958 Triumph “The Parasite” which achieved over 150 miles an hour in 10:33 seconds the quarter-mile. These are just a few of the over 40 special motorcycles on display.

We are also excited announce this year’s exhibit will be accompanied by a “Kickstart” Launch Party on Saturday, August 20th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Highlighting the party will be motorcycle drag racing legend Chris Hand, pilot of the Redneck Express Top Fuel bike. Chris started motorcycle drag racing in 1968 and is the 6th member of the “5 Second Club”. For more on Chris Hand, check out Cycle Drag’s profile. This party sells out every year, so definitely don’t miss this one.

Ticket sales for the Kickstart Launch Party end on Wednesday August 17th at 12:00 noon Eastern time.

Motorcycles on Display: (subject to change)


Presented by:

19xx Suzuki XN85 Michael Casale
1917 Triumph Model H John Illenye, Passaic, NJ
1945 Harley-Davidson WL45 Jackson Denton, West Chester, PA
1951 Indian Chief Roadmaster Loren Hulber, Macungie, PA
1952 BSA A-10 Golden Flash (Drag Racer) John Lawless, East Fallowfield, PA
1955 Harley-Davidson KHRM “Tourist Trophy” Charles Kowchak, Wilmington, DE
1958 Triumph twin-engine (Drag Racer), “The Parasite” John Melniczuk Jr., Cedarville, NJ
1960 Triumph (Drag Racer) John Melniczuk Jr.. Cedarville, NJ
1962 Honda CA150 Benly The AACA Museum, Hershey, PA
1962 Honda CB77 Super Hawk (Drag Racer) Will Alcorn, Glenside, PA
1964 Honda CA77 / Honda Dream 305 Pasquale Onofrio, Holland, PA
1964 Honda Trail 55 William Gimbel, North Hills, PA
1965 Triumph T120 TT Special Steven Geiger, Philadelphia, PA
1966 Triumph Cub 250cc Steve Dance, Baltimore, MD
1968 Hodaka Daytona Ace 100 race replica Jack Broomall, Malvern, PA
1968 Triumph 500 (Ex-Gary Nixon) Maurice Candy, Wilmington, DE
1969 Honda CB750 KO John Burke, Rumson, NJ
1972 Bultaco Astro Mk 6 Bill Knox, West Chester, PA
1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV John Burke, Rumson, NJ
1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV 750 Larry Morris, Brooklyn, NY
1972 Yamaha CS5 Mark & Marty Tepper, West Chester, PA
1973 Honda CB750F David Kirby, Willistown, PA
1973 Kawasaki Z1 Gerd Opderbeck, Newtown Square, PA
1974 Honda CB350F Louis Stellar, Holicong, PA
1974 Kawasaki H1 Mach III Franco Stefanato, Radnor, PA
1974 Yamaha / Champion frame 364 CC Scott Rosenberger, Baltimore, MD
1974 Yamaha TZ750A John Burke, Rumson, NJ
1975 Honda CL360 Franco Stefanato, Westtown, PA
1975 Yamaha RD125 Mark & Marty Tepper West Chester, PA
1975 Yamaha RD350 Mark & Marty Tepper, West Chester, PA
1977 Honda CB550F Raymond C. Schwab IV, Downingtown, PA
1977 Yamaha / Champion Flat Track racer Mark & Marty Tepper, West Chester, PA
1979 Yamha TZ750F John P. Lawless, East Fallowfield, PA
198x Honda CBX Michael Casale
198x Honda Silver Wing Michael Casale
1982 Yamaha TZ500 with Spondon frame Scott Rehl, Malvern, PA
1983 Harley-Davidson XR-1000 (drag racer) Bill Knox, West Chester, PA
1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma John Burke, Rumson, NJ
1987 Buell RR1000 Battletwin Randy Ravel, Boyertown, PA
1987 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane David Kirby, Willistown, PA
1974 Kawasaki G3SS Larry Morris, Brooklyn, NY

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For a look at previous editions of this great exhibit, please visit John Lawless’ My Classic Motorcycle Blog:
2014 Edition2013 Edition2012 Edition2011 Edition