Ann Arbor Classic Bike Swap, here we come!
MICHIGAN’S ANN ARBOR/SALINE CLASSIC BICYCLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET
Click here for map to the Ann Arbor Show
April 28th, 2019 will be the 39th Anniversary of the Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the Nation.
This annual one day event held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd. Ann Arbor, Michigan will host over 250 dealers from across the continent. At last year’s show the weather was absolutely wonderful. For those who were there it was a lot of fun and it seemed very crowded. We gave away 4 brand new collector bikes and many other great bicycle gifts
VENDOR SET UP IS Saturday from 1pm-7pm ($20 fee), and Sunday 6:45am to 8:00am AT THE SOUTH PARKING LOT GATE. There is a raffle ticket in your envelope.
The $5 Public admission (kids 10 and under FREE) to the Show at 8:00am provides the public with a variety of opportunities to participate in the bicycle collecting hobby like nowhere else in the nation.
First and foremost are the Show bikes. Awards are presented to the first place winners in such categories as Best Unrestored, Best Lady's, Best Motorized Bike, Best Custom Classic, Best Early Classic, and the Best Bike of each decade 1930 through 1970. Entry is only $5.
Next is the “Classic Bike of the Year Award”. This is a judged event, which focuses on some of the finest, rarest and most sought after bicycles in the bicycle collecting hobby. All of these bicycles are from private collections and are seldom seen outside of museums or auctions. The winner will be crowned “Classic Bike of the Year 2018”. The entry is $10.
The Show features a Classic Bike Corral in Bldg. E. You put your bike in the Corral for only $10 and let the crowd decide it's value. If no one meets the owner's asking price, the bike goes back to the owner and they'll get $5 back. The result is an appraisal from the crowd for only $5.
The $5 cost for the public to get into the Show includes a free door prize ticket. Prizes will be given away each ½ hour. This year, a minimum of 4 new collector bikes (not yet determined) will be given away to some lucky winners.You must be present to win and you can only get a chance by coming to the show. Extra tickets available.
To all vendors: Rain or Shine, the show is on!
We promote this show as a great event for the entire family. The bicycle displays will surely bring back many interesting memories to all the grown-ups whether it’s their first bike, their paper route bike, or even the bike that got stolen. It’s also an opportunity to fulfill a dream and finally get the bike you always wanted.
Once one learns how to ride a bike, one never forgets that first feeling of freedom and excitement. Here’s a great chance to see what this great hobby is all about, take some pictures of the bike you had as a kid and share a great family day together having a unique experience that only happens once a year. This event is mostly indoors, so rain or shine the show is on.
Thanks, Paul and Anne Kleppert
39th Anniversary of the Ann Arbor/Saline Show (2019 show)
Spaces, $50 limited heated indoor, $80, $40 indoor, $40 outdoor
In case of rain, there is no longer room to move vendors indoors
Classic Bicycle seller's Corral in Bldg. E. $10 per item, $5 returned on no-sales
4 Door prize Grand Prizes will be a collector bike (to be determined)
Plaques awarded in twelve categories for Show Bikes
Your swap space is reserved until April 13, 2019, then open spaces will be reassigned to fill the buildings. You may ask to change location. Earliest postmark gets the space.
The Kleppert family along with it's dedicated unpaid volunteers hope to make this 38th anniversary show the best ever. We enjoy being the sponsors for this event and strive to keep it minimum cost, entertaining, rewarding, and most of all a fun trip. Along with Lisa and Harv at Memory Lane, this is the best weekend in the hobby. This is your meet as much as ours.
Please copy, fax, e-mail, or post these pages and help promote your show to the public and future bike collectors.
CLASSIC BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD ($10 entry fee) Best Restored $250, Best Preserved $250 Runner ups $150 each (We initiated this award to encourage collectors to bring out those special, wonderful balloon bikes that so few people ever get to see. Please help us if you can, to share the best.)