Bull City Rumble 2019 - Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet

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Event Name Bull City Rumble 2019 - Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet
Event Date/Time Saturday, August 31, 2019
Host Ton Up NC
Event Type Motorcycle Show
Event Description Free Access to Show and Parking
Wall of Death
Free Access to Live Music

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. 2019 marks Ton Up NC’s 15th anniversary as an organization and marks the 15th 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, 2019 (Aug. 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, 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.


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)
Retro Modern i.e. 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.


FREE -Bike Show Access, Motorcycle Parking on Main Street and After Party
$20 -Complete Registration (T-Shirt, Patch, Bike Show Entry Form and Raffle Ticket)
A la carte:

$10 -Bike Show Entry Form
$20 -Event T-Shirt
$5 -Patches
$5 Raffle Ticket

Fri. August 30

7:00 pm-till Rumble Registration Party

Green Room

1108 Broad Street, Durham, NC

Sat. Aug. 31

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

5:00 pm Bike Show Awards and AHRMA Charity Raffle

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC

5:30 pm-Main Street Re-Opens

**Please Move Motorcycles**

6:00 pm Rumble After Party

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


Motorcycle Brekfast
9:00 AM James Joyce -West Main St
Location 1000 Block of West Main Street (Closed to 4-wheel Traffic)
Downtown Durham
Address 1007 W Main St    [Map]
City Durham
Zip 27701
Contact Phone (919) 687-6969
Contact Email bullcityrumble@gmail.com
Event URL tonup.bigcartel.com/bull-city-rumble