It has been a long, cold winter and we're all excited to finally see some decent riding weather.  More importantly, the KCVJMC is gearing up for a tremendously active year.  We just completed our first Spring ride of the year and plan more throughout the riding season.

We have our 3rd Annual Spring Show and Swap on May 11th.  If the weather hold true, this will be the largest vintage Japanese motorcycle show in Kansas City.  That is an amazing feat given our club was nonexistent four years ago.  This event is a culmination of what we like best at motorcycle shows and events.  It will be completely focused on the Japanese motorcycle enthusiast.  That means you!  We'll have cool bikes, hard-to-find motorcycle parts, local dealers bringing out the latest gear, and reasonably priced grub to munch on. Monetary donations support MDA so feel good about attending and contributing with a nominal donation.  You're gonna like this show!

Later this summer we regroup at the downtown Kansas City - City Market for their Art of the Machine series.  This will be our 2nd Annual exhibit and all Japanese bikes are more than welcome to show.  According to the City Market management team our 2012 KCVJMC exhibit was the largest motorcycle event they'd ever had.  What a tremendous outing and we look forward to eclipsing our 2012 participation.  This is open to all Japanese bikes and makes for a tremendously fun environment in the heart of downtown KCMO.

Another positive step this year is our involvement with the national VJMC.  The KCVJMC hosts a one day Midwest Region event in August!  That's big, big news!  This is a culmination of our club efforts to consolidate regional enthusiam and bring us all together for another great effort.  We'll be at the New Century Airport supporting the Commemorative Air Force and their effort to keep antique American airplanes flying in our local skies.  This is truly a patriotic effort and one we are proud to support.

Throughout the summer and fall our club will have additional scheduled rides and even revisit the popular Fall picnic with free hotdogs and soda.  This is a perfect way to wind down the riding season with a fun, no-pressure get together.

We hope you make the KCVJMC a part of your 2013 plans and join us at our upcoming meetings and events.  I guarantee this will be a dynamite year for vintage Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts in Kansas City.  We're all excited and ready to make it happen.  See you soon!

Frank Sereno
VP, KCVJMC