September 1-2, 2017

The Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend in Durham, NC. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two youth cultures- scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960’s England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a multi-venue, multi-day rally drawing thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world.

The hosts, Ton Up NC, are a small not for profit group of enthusiasts with a singular goal: to promote the riding, restoration and racing of vintage motorcycles. 2017 marks Ton Up NC’s 14th anniversary as an organization and marks the 13th edition of the Bull City Rumble. When not organizing events, the members of Ton Up NC compete nationally in vintage dirt and road motorcycle racing.

On Labor Day weekend, 2017 (Sept. 1-2), downtown Durham will again be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles and enthusiasts from all four corners of the globe. The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durham’s Brightleaf District serves as the backdrop for the annual bike show on Saturday, September 3 where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship.

Make plans to come join us for one of the best two-wheeled events in the South: The Bull City Rumble September 1-2, 2017.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE 2017 BULL CITY RUMBLE PLEASE CONTACT US AT bullcityrumble@gmail.com SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE CONTACT US EARLY TO ENSURE A SPOT AT THE SHOW.

BIKE SHOW CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

  • Vintage British (up to 1979)
  • Vintage European (BMW, Guzzi, Ducatti etc. up to 1979)
  • Vintage Japanese (up to 1979)
  • Vintage American (up to 1979)
  • Post Vintage (Older sport bikes, classic motorcycle style  vs. cruisers 1980-2000)
  • Retro Modern (Modern Bonnie, Guzzi V7 Classic, Kaw w650 etc.)
  • Competition (vintage dirt/road race bikes)
  • Vintage Scooter/Moped
  • Vintage Choppers (all makes)

All entries must run.

THE SCHEDULE:

Fri. September 1 

7:00pm-?  Rumble Registration Party

Green Room

1108 Broad Street, Durham, NC


Sat. September 2

11:00am Motorcycle Breakfast


12:00pm Vintage Motorcycle, Scooter and Cafe Racer Show

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


4:30pm Bike Show Awards and AHRMA Charity Raffle

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


5:00pm-? Bull City Rumble After Party at The Social 

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


LINKS:


 TON UP NC FACEBOOK


TON UP NC BLOG


Please support the sponsors of the 2017 Bull City Rumble:





Hemo Bioscience






Combustion Cycles


Durham Tire



The Social Games and Brews



James Joyce Irish Pub