August 29 to 31, 2014

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. 2014 marks Ton Up NC’s 11th anniversary as an organization and marks the 10th 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, 2014 (Aug. 29-31), 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, August 31 where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship (with a $500 cash prize for Best in Show). Later, festivities move indoors to the Social for some of the finest burlesque dancers in the South, Rock and Roll music and refreshments.

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


Vintage British (1980 and older)

Vintage European (1980 and older i.e. BMW, Guzzi etc.)

Vintage Japanese (1980 and older)

Vintage American (1980 and older)

Retro Modern i.e. Modern Bonnie, Guzzi V7 Classic, Kaw w650 etc.

Competition (vintage dirt/road race bikes 1980 and older)

Vintage Scooter (1980 and older)

All entries must run.



FRIDAY 8/29 

 7pm  Registration/Kickoff

Green Room
1108 Broad St., Durham, NC

9pm  Bikes of Ton Up NC Show


723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC


 11am  Motorcycle Breakfast

Parker and Otis

112 S. Duke St., Durham, NC

1pm  Bull City Rumble Bike Show

1007 W. Main St., Durham, NC

4:30pm  Awards/Charity Raffle

The Social

1007 W. Main St., Durham, NC

5pm  Rock and Roll Burlesque Show

The Social

1007 W. Main St., Durham, NC


Sean K. Preston and the Loaded Pistols

Sarah Shook

Straight 8's

El Mirage


Selia d'Katzmeow

Pearl Vandammit

Pandora Von Kit

SUNDAY 8/31 

 9am  Motorcycle Breakfast

James Joyce Pub

912 W. Main St., Durham, NC

11am Self-Guided Country Ride

(departing from James Joyce Pub)

1pm Lunch

Dain's Place

754 9th St., Durham, NC


Days Inn ($51 and up)
3460 Hillsborough Road Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-1551

Red Roof Inn ($60 and up)
1915 N Pointe Dr Durham, NC 27705 (919) 471-9882

Hilton Garden Inn ($101 and up)

2102 West Main St, Durham, NC 27705 (closest to the Rumble epicenter)

Hampton Inn Suites ($101 and up)
1542 North Gregson Street, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 688-8880

Marriott City Center ($139 and up)
201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701 (888) 236-2427


Please support this year's sponsors:

Combustion Cycles

Ray Price Triumph

Indian Motorcycles Concord

Velocity Cycles

Motorcycle Law Group

Triangle Cycles

Bull City Cigar Co.

Select Cycle Scooter Nerds

Motorcycle House