The Pewter Run, September 30, 2012, Penacook, NH

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    http://pewterrun.com/

    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 "Branbury 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.

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    Good turnout today despite the weather. These veteran riders with their vintage machines are no stranger to riding in less than ideal conditions.

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    Many interesting old machines were not only out on display but being ridden hard and put away wet.

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    Matchless, BSA, BMW, NSU, Excelsior, Norton, Vincent, Harley and Indian were there.

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    Riders meeting held 15 minutes before key time of 12:00 noon.

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    And yes, most of the riders are vintage as well as their machines. Lots of Belstaff and Barbour riding suits.

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    Start line with riders going off on 1 minute intervals.

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    I have some video so you'll get to hear them in action as they fire up and leave the start line.
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    Quite a few riders were late for their start times. The numbers on their bibs is the number of minutes after 12:00 they were to have left the start line.

    http://youtu.be/F8yQq7aR01E
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