New Hampshire’s 2007 Annual Motorcycle Week (also called Laconia Motorcycle Week) is quickly approaching. [ALSO see update for 2008].
The “Official Week” runs from Saturday June 9th through (and including) Sunday, June 17, 2007. The events are primarily held in the Weirs Beach area of New Hampshire. New events have been added to the Rally this year.
If you plan to attend, and you haven’t reserved a room, you’d better do it fast… as the events are expected to draw the largest crowds ever. Last year I celebrated this event by posting some vintage photographs of motorcycles (see links at bottom) and the people who rode them. I’ve added a few more this year.
My dad “Webby” Webster started riding motorcycles in the early 1930s, and continued until the 1950s, taking a few photographs along the way. He rode in the Gypsy Tours, and even did a bit of motorcycle stunt riding, as he is shown in the photograph above, smashing through a wooden wall that had been set on fire. Yeehah!
2008 Rally Dates have already been set: Motorcycle Week in 2008 will be held from June 14-22 not June 7-15 so it will BEGIN on Father’s Day weekend.
-Vintage New Hampshire Motorcycle Photographs, Page 2-
-New Hampshire’s Love Affair With Motorcycles-
-New Hampshire: Motorcyclists Invade Laconia for 83rd Year (2006)-
-Francestown New Hampshire Motorcycle Inventor: Sylvester Howard Roper (1823-1896)-