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VJMC – NORTH AMERICAN VINTAGE YAMAHA RALLY – CELEBRATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE YAMAHA 650

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jetmechmarty, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    WHEN:
    September 4, 2020 – September 7, 2020 all-day
    WHERE:
    Copperhead Lodge
    171 Copperhead Pkwy
    Blairsville, GA 30512
    USA
    CONTACT:
    VJMC Event Team
    850-624-8811
    email: events@vjmc.org

    VJMC – North American Vintage Yamaha Rally – Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Yamaha 650

    The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of North America would like to invite all our members and friends to join us Labor Day weekend, September 4 to 7, 2020 at the Copperhead Lodge Motorcycle Resort for the VJMC Vintage Yamaha Rally. The theme of our Rally is to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Yamaha 650.
    Host Rally Headquarters is the Copperhead Lodge. To register for lodging use the group code “VJMC”. Registrants will receive a 10% discount for all reservations booked prior to May 30, 2020. Call the Copperhead Lodge direct for reservations and group rate.

    Registered Attendees: Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of motorcycle they ride.

    RALLY REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2019
    Please keep in mind that you must be registered for the Rally prior to booking your lodging. Due to this being a holiday weekend (Labor Day) the Copperhead Lodge requires a two-night minimum reservation (Saturday and Sunday). Thank you for understanding.

    HOST LODGING
    Copperhead Lodge

    171 Copperhead Parkway
    Blairsville, Georgia 30512
    Telephone: (706) 835-7433

    Motorcycle Show
    This will be a Yamaha only bike show commemorating 50 years of the Yamaha 650. The show classes are listed below. The bikes will be on display throughout the Rally.

    The show will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Registration and check in will close at 11:30am, judging will be from 12:00noon until 3:00pm and presentation of awards will follow shortly after.

    The parking area in front of the lodge will be blocked off exclusively for the bike show – please do not park in this area. There is adequate bike parking in the lot above the show area and around the Lodge. You must be registered for the event to place an entry in the bike show.
    Motorcycle Show Categories:
    • Best XS-650
    • Best TX-650
    • Lowest Serial Number 650
    • Yamaha 650 Ridden the farthest
    • Merit Awards – Determined by VJMC panel

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    We look forward to see you at the VJMC – North American Vintage Yamaha Rally!

    Thank you,
    VJMC Event Team
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
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  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I plan to attend this one this year. I can't think of a better place to ride. Please plan to come!
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2020
  3. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks Marty. It's on my calendar.
     
  4. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I cannot make this due to other commitment. Very said. Will be going Canada and NC.
     
  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    hmmmmmm.....awfully tempting.....:umm:
     
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  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I haven't stayed at Copperhead, but on drive-bys it looks like a great place. If you want to try some new roads, this is the place. In my experience and preference, there are more good riding options than from The Ironhorse. Ask Lakeview. I've shown him around just a bit. Surpassing the riding in North Georgia is not easily done. I never tire of it. This is the rally I plan to attend in 2020. This, and the Ozark Rally.
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  7. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Go for it Pete.
    Motorcycle Show Categories:
    • Yamaha 650 Ridden the farthest

    You would have a good shot at that one. Only 650 smiles or so. What could go wrong?
     
  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well, hopefully it will rain like hell and, if I time it right, I can be certain of darkness too!

    Yeah...that would make it more festive...

    How about we meet-up in Indianapolis?
     
  9. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Tempting. Have to wait and see how the year plays out.
     
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  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    We could likely put together quite a gang on our venerable old rice-burners....

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  11. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I believe Two Wheels of Suches will be hosting a vintage event on the same weekend. They did in 2019. It is a 45 minute ride between the two lodges. It should make for a very vintage motorcycle filled weekend.
     
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  12. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I much prefer TWO to the Iron Horse..Love all the backraods around there ..Especially Porter Springs Rd and Wolf Pen Gap Rd..awesome riding...PLus many more... A smaller more personable venue than the IH..IMO
    Hope the Copperhead venue works out well too...I'd go but I am going to be in AZ late in Sept so I am not planning to be at any Yamaha rallies this year..Gee how lucky for you all...:rolleyes:
     
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  13. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    We'll miss you! It's been a lot of consecutive years. Since 2009 or 2010?
     
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  14. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    2010 Marty...And before that it was 6 yrs at the XSEast rally too...In fact back then when i was still in NJ..several riders in that group including Earl G were always praising the XSive riders rally at TWO..My how the names have changed for this venue over the years..I will miss most of you guys too...
     
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  15. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Addict

    Yep i think I might try to make it there Marty!
     
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  16. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Reconsidering this event...but would need a roomate to split expenses...I might have enough time to get the bike sorted before labor day weekend...mind you money is the roadblock...
     
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  17. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Everything at the Copperhead Lodge... all accomodations on their website are "sold out' for the dates for the rally...means their booked solid...
     
  18. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Addict

    wow! Yepper madmax, looks like everything is booked!
     
  19. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Theres only 2 motels in Blairsville..neither are cheap...havent check their rates or availability..but it looks pretty tight..
     
  20. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Best Western or Comfort Inn..Best western is the cheaper of the 2..dates for the labor day weekend for 2 queen beds is $123/night..this is the refundable option..the non refundable rate is $105..but must be paid when reservation is made...
     

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