Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts in the Mountain State now have a way to connect with similarly minded individuals in their home state.
A group of motorcyclists has successfully petitioned the Antique Motorcycle Club of America for a new chapter in West Virginia. The chapter’s charter was approved earlier this month, and was in the hands of the chapter’s president, Rick Rogers, last week.
“The objective is to promote the restoration of vintage motorcycles,” Rogers said, standing by his 1947 Indian bike at his home in Dupont City.
The new chapter, dubbed the Mountain State Chapter, is the first in West Virginia. It joins more than 50 other AMCA chapters across the United States, Canada and Europe.
The only other chapters close to West Virginia are in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Washington, D.C., areas.
Rogers said so far, the club has 48 members and has met formally for five months. Monthly meetings are usually held at a fire hall in Flatwoods, but sometimes the club meets elsewhere in different parts of the state. Members hail from Huntington to areas near Cumberland, Md., and everywhere in between, Rogers said.