Café racer festivals, motorcycle shows, exhibitions and vintage motorcycle races, the year 2023 will be full of events. France, England, Belgium, Hungary, USA, find here all the practical information to organize your motorcycle weekends in 2023. So mark your calendars, here are some dates to tick in your calendar of vintage motorcycle events in 2023.
- Sunday Ride Classic (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur)
- Expo-Bourse (Alsace)
- Zero 1 Hangar Motorcycle Festival (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
- Bike Shed Motorcycle Show (England)
- Moto Légende Cups (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
- Café racer Festival (Île de France)
- Wheels and Waves (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
- 120th anniversary Harley Davidson (Hungary)
- Show bike (New Aquitaine)
22nd exchange for vintage motorcycles on January 15, 2023
The Marche-en-Famenne stock exchange (Belgium), organized by the MRFA (Moto Retro Famenne Ardenne) brings together nearly 3,000 visitors around more than 200 exhibitors.
On an exhibition area of 6,000 m² at WEX (car park with 3,000 spaces), the opportunity to find rare parts and accessories.
Admission €10, from 9:30 a.m., free for women and children under 12.
How to get to the Marche-en-Famenne stock exchange?
Lyon 2-wheel show from February 23 to 26, 2023
Given the success experienced during the 2022 edition, the Lyon 2-wheel show is offering a new public auction of rare and collector's motorcycles, the opportunity to acquire an exceptional bike.
Note that this auction will be held in public and live on the interencheres website.
Exhibition of motorcycles during the 4 days (sale on February 25 and 26). If you would like to sell your bike, here is the person to contact: Lisa .
In addition to the numerous activities offered throughout the show, fans of vintage motorcycles will be pleased to rediscover or discover the Intrepid , a race of 250cc to 500cc motorcycles from before 1940.
Would you like to participate? Contact Sébastien or by phone on 07 86 50 20 21.
New for 2023
Film festival open to all: production of a short film of less than 8 minutes on the theme of motorcycles. Registration and sending your film before February 13, 2023: the 2 wheel show is making its cinema .
|from 02/23/23 to 02/26/23||Eurexpo Boulevard de l'Europe, 69680 Chassieu||Ticketing||Lyon 2 Wheels Show|
Opening times for the Lyon 2-wheel show
Thursday 23: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Pro and General public).
Friday 24: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Pro and General public).
Saturday 25: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (General public).
Sunday 26: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (General public).
How to get to the Lyon 2 wheel show?
By the road
The exhibition center is located 20 minutes from Lyon-Saint Exupéry international airport (20 minutes from the city center).
By public transport
- from the Part-Dieu TGV station (exit from the Alps) - 30 mins: tram T3 to Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie. Direct Eurexpo Shuttles (Line 100);
- from Lyon center - 30 mins: metro D to Grange Blanche then tram T5 to Eurexpo;
- from Perrache TGV station - 40 mins: tram T2 to Grange Blanche then Tram T5 to Eurexpo;
- from the TGV station and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport - 35 mins: Rhônexpress to Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie then Eurexpo shuttles (Line 100).
Iron Motors from April 15 to 16, 2023
In the first days of spring, the characterful motorcycles open the ball on the Carole circuit in Tremblay-en-France, in the Seine-Saint-Denis department , 20 km north of Paris (next to Roissy airport CDG ZAC Paris Nord 2).
In addition to the collection of factory motorcycles from the 70s presented by the Gérald Motos team , find in the vintage village many professional exhibitors specializing in old motorcycles, Café racers as well as artists and clubs. In addition, a spare parts exchange area awaits you at the entrance to the circuit.
Iron Motors is also the opportunity to drive on the circuit. ( Download the rules .) No time, no ranking, just the desire to have fun riding your motorcycle: register before March 1st for riding. Café racer, prepared, customized neo-retro motorcycles are expected, racing or production machines before 1981 are welcome. 5 sessions of 20 minutes per pilot . firstname.lastname@example.org
Iron Motors exclusive reserved for beginners: you have an old motorcycle but have never had the opportunity to ride on a circuit: you will be integrated into a group and supervised by an instructor .
Iron Motors spoils its visitors with the organization of a free raffle . This year, a super jackpot awaits you: the neo retro DARK SIDE full face helmet from Mârkö Helmets .
Ticket prices: €10.99 (reservation on the site), €17 per day on site.
Free car and motorbike parking, inside the circuit. (Free helmet storage by the FFMC is available at the entrance to the circuit.
|from 04/15/23 to 04/16/23||Carole circuit||Ticketing||Iron Motors|
Iron Motors public opening hours
Saturday April 15: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday April 16: 9:00 a.m.
How to get to Iron Motors?
By road, from Paris.
The exhibition center is located 20 km north of Paris. Free car and motorbike parking inside the circuit.
A1 motorway then exit Parc des Exposition , follow the arrows for the Carole and Iron Motors circuits .
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 48° 58′ 28″ Longitude: 2° 29′ 12
By public transport
By RER: Line B, Parc des Expositions station. The circuit is 800 m away.
Sunday Ride Classic May 6-7, 2023
An unmissable event since 2009 for more than 20,000 enthusiasts, on the Paul Ricard circuit in Castellet in the Var, the Sunday Ride Classic presents, in addition to the exhibition and testing room, 5 competition stages :
- Ducati Trophy : years 1975/1980;
- Challenge Pro Classic : 1980s/1990s;
- PKF Trophy : 1990s;
- Klass GP 250 Grand Prix : 2000s;
- Pro Twin Challenge : 2020s.
And to end the day in style on Saturday, the historic 4 hours of endurance until midnight .
Also enjoy 4 sets of collectible motorcycles on display :
- standard sports cars (road configuration);
- modified sports cars (racing configuration);
- historic Grand Prix motorcycles;
- Superbikes and exceptional sports motorcycles.
Come celebrate the 80th birthday of the fabulous world champion Giacomo Agostini surrounded by many other champions, Freddie Spencer , Christian Sarron , Carlos Lavado , and many others.
|from 05/06/23 to 05/07/23||Circuit Paul Ricard||Ticketing||Sunday ride Classic|
How to get to the Sunday Ride Classic 2023?
Expo-Bourse on May 14, 2023
La Moto Ancienne D'Alsace is organizing its 22nd exhibition of vintage motorcycles and mopeds this year. Come and discover around a hundred motorcycles from the 1910s to the 1980s in Wittenheim and take advantage of its stock of spare parts, accessories and documentation.
Refreshment bar and catering on site.
|May 14, 2023||Wittenheim Cotton Market||Entrance €3, free under 14s||The Old Motorcycle of Alsace|
How to get to the 22nd Expo Bourse?
La Halle au Coton, 21 rue de l’Ancienne Filature, 68270 Wittenheim
Zero 1 Hangar Motorcycle Festival from May 26 to 28, 2023
Come to the town of Arbent-Oyonnax, in the Ain department, to experience an exceptional weekend from May 26 (2 p.m.) to May 28 (6 p.m.).
Hangar zero 1 is offering a new edition of its motorcycle festival which takes place at the Arbent-Oyonnax airfield (1115 Av. Jean Coutty, 01100 Arbent).
A festival with a most enticing program: entertainment, rides with Road Book, village of exhibitors, motorcycle preparers. But also an exhibition of historic and contemporary vehicles, a preparer contest, concerts and the Ride The Show show.
As for entertainment, you will enjoy the Trial Show by Dust , hosted by Chris Bruand and his team. Then, head for the legendary races on dirt rings with the Flat Track Rolling Hz1 ; professional teams, CCM, Harley, Indian, and the reigning French champions will compete and, for the first time, during an exceptional, unique night session .
Café Racer Festival obliges, find the superb preparations made by amateurs and professionals. Several contests will award three prizes to the best achievements.
FMX fans will be amazed by the Ride The Show show. The best drivers in these extreme disciplines will perform crazy acrobatics.
Hangar zero 1 renews its exhibition of motorcycles, cars and planes. Ancient and modern, these historic vehicles await you in the village. And to accompany your stay, numerous musical events and live concerts will take place all weekend.
In addition, for those who wish to discover this beautiful region, Hangar zero 1 offers 3 road books included in the price of the pass:
- the short loop: direction the foothills of the Jura via beautiful winding roads and tasting a craft beer at PIVA;
- the middle loop: discovering the most beautiful lakes in the region, you ride from café to café through forests to discover the little Canada of Haut Bugey;
- the long loop: specially designed to satisfy riders, the long loop takes you on beautiful winding roads. Crossing two passes and crossing beautiful villages are on the program.
You will have understood, the Hangar Zéro 1 team has pulled out all the stops to offer you a truly beautiful motorcycle weekend.
|from 05/26/23 to 05/28/23||Arbent-Oyonnax aerodrome||Ticketing||Hangar zero 1|
How to get to the Hangar Zéro 1 festival?
Bike Shed Moto Show from May 26 to 28, 2023
An exhibition with a warm atmosphere to experience in a magnificent place steeped in history, the Tobacco Dock in London . A top-notch, family-friendly welcome to discover several hundred exceptional Café racers.
This year, the festival is based on the theme of past, present and future. The opportunity to see, in addition to the motorcycles, numerous exhibitors, superb photographs, handmade accessories, tattoo artists and many other surprises, all to music. On site, you will enjoy the comfort of lounge areas, a barista café, bars and pubs, etc.
|from 05/26/23 to 05/28/23||Tobacco Dock, London||Ticketing||Bike Shed Motorcycle Show|
How to get to the Bike Shed Moto Show?
Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF
Legendary motorcycle cups from May 27 to 28, 2023
Meet in Dijon, capital of Burgundy, on the legendary Dijon-Prenois circuit: over two days, the Moto Légende Cups bring together tens of thousands of enthusiasts each year.
Visits to the paddocks, themed exhibitions, professional café racer specialist shops, as well as a large spare parts exchange are on the program for an unforgettable weekend.
More than 1,300 bikers put on a show on the Dijon-Prenois circuit during fabulous races. To discover, numerous series divided according to the era, the type of motorcycle and their performance:
- Series A : GP motorcycles 50-350 cm3 until 1997;
- Series B : 350-750 cm3 GP motorcycles until 1997;
- Series C : Endurance type motorcycles greater than 250 cm3, years 1969-1997;
- Series D : motorcycles over 175 cm3 until 1945;
- E series : motorcycles over 125-350 cc, years 1946-1968;
- F series : motorcycles of 350 cc and above, years 1946-1968;
- G series : 125-350 cc production motorcycles, years 1969-1997;
- H series : production motorcycles over 350 cc, years 1969-1976;
- Series I : production motorcycles of 250 cc and above, years 1977-1997;
- J series : Endurance type motorcycles 250 cm3 and above, years 1969-1997;
- K Series : Racing sidecar, conventional chassis, years 1946-1997;
- L Series : Café-Racer over 350 cm3, years 1950-1997;
- M series : 50 cc series motorcycles;
- N series : 50 cc racing motorcycles;
- O series : production motorcycles over 50 cc;
- P Series : Challenge Honda;
- Q series : Savoie millstones.
If you would like to participate in one of her series, contact Caroline Mercier assisted by Claudie Levrey (01 60 39 69 09)
|from 05/27/23 to 05/28/23||Dijon-Prenois circuit||Ticketing||Motorcycle Legend Cups|
How to get to the Moto Légende Cups?
Café racer festival from June 17 to 18, 2023
Unmissable, the 10th edition of the Café Racer Festival at the Linas-Montlhéry autodrome, Essonne department.
An anniversary to celebrate, especially as it will be an opportunity to also celebrate 100 years of BMW Motorrad , 50 years of the R90S , 30 years of the Ducati Monster and the Triumph Speed triple . We told you… Unmissable!
Do you want to ride your Café racer on the Linas-Montlhéry autodrome? Registrations for rides at the beginning of January 2023 .
|from 06/17/23 to 06/18/23||Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome||Ticketing||Cafe racer festival|
How to get to the Café racer festival?
From the Nationale 20, take the N104/A10 ramp at the Montlhéry exit; by the Nationale 104, take exit 43 Linas-Montlhéry.
Line B by Massy or line C by Brétigny/Orge, then Taxi. TAXIS Ste Geneviève (Massy): 06 07 04 95 17, TAXIS Brétigny: 06 07 69 86 57, TAXIS Linas: 06 07 73 79 84.
Wheels & Waves from June 21 to 25, 2023
Wheels & Waves is an annual multi-site, multi-experience event. After California, Japan and Italy, the 2023 edition will be held in France, in Biarritz . Note that this event will take place in both France and Spain, with the W&W village as its rallying point.
Motorcycle races, surfing events, skateboarding, concerts, screenings, exhibitions and stands, enough to ensure a huge atmosphere for 5 days .
Experience the Wheels & Waves as visitors or actors: pilots, surfers, beginners and experienced skateboarders, (registration available soon). Find the story of a first participation in the Wheels & Waves 2019 edition on our blog.
|from 06/21/23 to 06/25/23||Biarritz||Ticketing||Wheels & Waves|
How to get to Wheels and Waves?
120th anniversary HARLEY DAVIDSON June 22 to 25, 2023
An unmissable event for lovers of the legendary brand, Harley Davidson is celebrating its 120th anniversary by launching the Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ . A 4-day festival which will be inaugurated in Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, from July 13 to 16, 2023.
In June, Harley Davidson will celebrate its 120th anniversary in Europe , Hungary , at the Puskás Arena located in downtown Budapest . The opportunity to experience 4 exceptional days of concerts, entertainment and gastronomic tastings.
|from 06/22/23 to 06/25/23||Budapest Puskás Arena||Ticketing||Harley-Davidson Homecoming|
How to get to Puskás Arena?
SHOW BIKE from June 23 to 25, 2023
Last weekend of June, the opportunity to attend the 27th edition of the Bike Show, in Vendays-Montalivet in Gironde, Aquitaine. On the program: concerts, sexy show, bike show, stands, stunts, freestyle, award-winning biker games.
A friendly and festive gathering of motorcyclists on the Atlantic coast. The opportunity for collectors and the curious to admire 15 to 20,000 motorcycles .
|from 06/23/23 to 06/25/23||Vendays-Montalivet, Gironde||Pass on sale June 24 at 9 a.m.||Show bike|
- June 23: €15
- June 24: €20
- June 25: €10
weekend pass: €35 (access to a free campsite for tents and motorbikes only, subject to availability).
How to get to the Bike Show?
Ring road access: exit 8
The Bikers'Classics from August 12 to 13, 2023
The Bikers'Classics will be one of the headliners of the new Bikes'Festival during the weekend of August 12 and 13. Vintage racing motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to experience the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Stavelot, Belgium , for 2 days.
The successful formula, developed since 2021, remains identical; namely Track-Days with transponder, parade of vintage motorcycles, “the trial classics”, the “2 days of Stavelot”, etc.
|from 08/12/23 to 08/13/23||Spa-Francorchamps circuit||Ticketing||The Bikers'Classics|
How to get to Bikers'Classics?
Route du Circuit, 55 - 4970 Stavelot.
9th historic climb of Orbec la Madeleine from August 26 to 27, 2023
The historic climb of Orbec (1.8 km) is the opportunity to relive over a weekend the emotions of the climb of the Côte de la Madeleine in Calvados, one of the events of the French mountain championship from 1970 to 1984.
Untimed and without ranking, this event is today a demonstration event open to the public. Organized since 2015 (36 competitors) by the president of the MHOM association (Montée historique Orbec la Madeleine), and former runner, Julien Trempu , this sporting event now brings together more than 80 enthusiasts.
The objective here is to rediscover the atmosphere of the era and to see racing motorcycles and sidecars from the years 1965 to 1989. The motorcycles will be exhibited to the public on Saturday (day reserved for inspections) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. h in the paddock. The races will take place on Sunday.
If you wish to participate as a pilot, the registration form must be sent before July 30, 2023 . Number of participants limited to 90 .
Access to the public is free , a refreshment bar and a food stand, run by a professional, are at your disposal. In a warm atmosphere, and safety conditions similar to a real race, the opportunity to exchange with lovers of legendary bikes and to see with pleasure these little gems take on the climb of Orbec.
|from 08/26/23 to 08/27/23||Orbec||Free||MHOM|
How to get to the historic climb of Orbec – La Madeleine?
Aces experience from September 8 to 10, 2023
A unique experience to live in Murol, in the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes natural park. On the program for this 5th edition: concerts, activities, exhibitors' village, tastings and participation in the Run des As to ride on the magnificent roads of Auvergne.
In a 24-hectare wooded park, you will enjoy a warm atmosphere, exhibitions, testing of new products, an exhibitor village , in short, everything you need to experience an exceptional weekend. .
|from 09/08/23 to 09/10/23||Murol, Puy-de-Dôme||Aces Experience|
How to get to Aces Expérience?
Bol D'Or Classic from September 15 to 17, 2023
Reserved for motorcycles with at least 2 cylinders in series or proto, and greater than 500 cm3, the Bol d'Or Classic is dedicated to old machines.
Throughout 3 days of events, crews made up of famous drivers and amateurs compete for victory on the famous Castellet circuit.
Presentation of Aurélie Hoffmann and Paty Audebert, female crew during the 2021 edition:
To participate and obtain information , contact email@example.com (01 41 40 31 28).
|from 09/15/23 to 09/17/23||Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet||Ticketing||Bol d'Or Classic|
How to get to the Bol d’Or Classic?
Circuit Paul Ricard - 2760 Route des Hauts du Camp, RDN8, 83330 Le Castelle. GPS coordinates: 43°15'07 » North / 5°47'17 » East
Classic Machines from October 14 to 15, 2023
Demonstrations of motorcycles and Café racers from the 1920s to 1991.
Classic Machines is the opportunity to ride once again on the famous Carole circuit . Just the pleasure of riding, Classic Machines is not a race. There will be no ranking or timing.
Series according to the types of machines (5 times 20 mins – €145) made up of 40 motorcycles from the 1920s to 1991 as well as Café racer, Replica, neo-retro, all with displacements from 125 cm3. Coming soon, on the official website, additional information on the Supermoto Pioneers category: supermoto motorcycles from the 80s.
Find, in the center of the circuit, in the paddock, the Classic Machines village . The opportunity to discover magnificent motorcycles and enjoy the stands of numerous professionals and motorcycle clubs.
|from 10/14/23 to 10/15/23||Carole circuit||Classic Machines|
How to get to the Classic Machines festival?
A1 motorway: Parc des Exposition exit.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 48° 58′ 28″ Longitude: 2° 29′ 12
By public transport
By RER: Line B, Parc des Expositions station. The circuit is 800 m away.
Legend Motorcycle Show from November 24 to 26, 2023
The Paris-Nord-Villepinte exhibition center will host the 24th Salon Moto Légende . The opportunity to take advantage of a large exchange , to discover numerous exhibitors, motorcycle clubs, all of course on the theme of old motorcycles.
|November 24, 25 and 26, 2023||Paris-Nord-Villepinte exhibition center||Ticketing||Legend Motorcycle Show|
- Friday November 24: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
- Saturday November 25: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
- Sunday November 26: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Ticket valid for 1 day: €17;
- Child 0 to 10 years old: free;
- Youth rate (11 to 18 years old): €13;
- Student rate: €13;
- Reduced pre-sale tickets at €15 until November 20, 2023.
How to get to the Salon Moto Légende?
Road : exit no. 2 from the A104, then towards car parks P1, P2 or P3 according to the instructions of the show agents.
=> Free parking for all two-wheelers <=
VIPARIS Parking Info
- from 0 a.m. to 6 a.m.: €0.80 / 15 min;
- then from the 7th to the 24th hour: €20;
- per additional 24-hour period: €20;
- flat rate ticket lost within 24 hours: €20.
- RER: RER B direction Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, exit Parc des Expositions station.
- BUS: from Porte Maillot, take the Air France shuttles and coaches which connect to the Parc des Expositions.
- From Roissy-Charles de Gaulles: 10 minutes by taxi or RER B direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse to Parc des Expositions.
- From Paris-Orly: 1 hour by taxi or Orlyval to Antony, RER B direction Charles de Gaulle airport to Parc des Expositions.
Paris Nord Villepinte facilitates the journey for people with reduced mobility
Shuttle service: a shuttle and support service is available from the visitor car parks. This system allows visitors, as well as two accompanying persons, to be escorted from their parking space to the esplanade. They will also be able, at the end of the visit, to contact the shuttle driver to take them back to their vehicle.
PMR route: in order to allow everyone access to all areas, a route for people with reduced mobility is established throughout the site.
How to prepare a Café Racer?
Many of the events presented above offer the opportunity to experience the event as an amateur driver on legendary circuit tracks.
One of our customers was kind enough to share with us his first experience during the 2019 edition of Whells and Waves. If adventure tempts you, if you need advice, parts for your Café racer , or equipment , do not hesitate to contact us .
As a motorcycle trainer, we have the experience and can advise you on transforming your motorcycle into a superb Café racer.
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