September 1, 2018

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. 2018 marks Ton Up NC’s 15th anniversary as an organization and marks the 14th 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, 2018 (Sept. 1), 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 1st 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, 2018.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE 2018 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 and retro motorcycle style)
  • Competition (vintage dirt/road race bikes)
  • Vintage Scooter/Moped
  • Vintage Choppers (all makes)

All entries must run.

COST:

  • FREE -Bike Show Access & Motorcycle Parking on Main Street
  • $30 -Complete Registration (T-Shirt, Bike Show Entry Form, Music/Burlesque Entry and Raffle Ticket)
  • $10 -Bike Show Entry Form
  • $10 -Music/Burlesque Show Entry
  • $20 -Event T-Shirt
  • $5 -Patches

THE SCHEDULE:

Fri. August 31

7:00 pm-till  Rumble Registration Party

Green Room

1108 Broad Street, Durham, NC


Sat. September 1

10:00 am Motorcycle Breakfast

Parker & Otis

112 S Duke St, Durham, NC


10:30 am Registration Open (till 4:30pm)

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


11:00 am Vintage Motorcycle, Scooter and Cafe Racer Show

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


-Tech Sessions
-Music
-Cooler Racing


5:00 pm Bike Show Awards and AHRMA Charity Raffle

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


6:00 pm-Main Street Re-Opens

**Please Move Motorcycles**



LINKS:


 TON UP NC FACEBOOK


TON UP NC BLOG


Please support the sponsors of the 2017 Bull City Rumble:




AMB Brewery





Motorcycle Law Group






Combustion Cycles


Durham Tire