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The Bike Show

2023 Davenport Motorcycle Display.

In conjunction with the 2023 Chief Blackhawk Davenport Meet, the motorcycle show is returning as before while moving to one of the new buildings to better accommodate the latest Fairgrounds and Health Department guidelines. Please note the following.


The Chief Blackhawk Davenport Meet Antique Motorcycle Services and Suppliers EXPO is held in the BIG BLUE building on the Clark Street side of the South vending area.


Chief Blackhawk is responding to requests for vending spaces in an area away from the frequent changes in Iowa weather. Big Blue is now open to all types of vendors! You are welcome to bring those parts and pieces you'd like to protect from the elements. Have that complete bike or choice basket case? Got a fragile box of literature or original paint antique toy? We've got the space for you!

Spaces will be 15 feet deep by 20 feet wide and there are plenty of them!

As Big Blue is locked at night, there is no camping in vending spots. Vehicles will be allowed for unloading and loading only. Spaces are reserved the same way as other swapmeet spaces.

For more information please call Christina, Breanna, or Kaylie. Email or call 563-529-4940. Please allow a week or so for a reply.

Theme Bikes

The theme for the 2023 Chief Blackhawk Davenport International meet is Off-Road and Enduros, everything rough and ready!

Bring that unit to the meet, so all may see it! Send us a picture of your pride and joy and we will add it to the collection of theme bike pictures. Pictures can be sent to

Just to refresh your memories, the themes for the meets since we first started doing theme bikes are here.

theme bike 1 theme bike 2 theme bike 3

In 2024, our theme bikes will be Military Bikes - Please bring your military machines for us to honor!

The Races

Davenport Flat Track Nationals - Friday, September 1st, 2023

at the

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
2815 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52722
Friday, September 1st, 2023

New Race Promoter! For race information, call Craig Dollansky: 612-309-9563

Technical Seminars at the Iowa Building

We are taking ideas for 2023, step right up and let us know what you would like to learn about. Care & feeding on Vintage brake setup? Cable making? Electronic Ignition conversions? Wheel Truing? Pin Striping? Metal Casting? How to start a unit where everything is manual? How to put a bike on the centerstand, wheelstands? Rubber Casting? Metal Working? Instrument repair? What do you want to see or hear? Want to do a Technical Seminar or offer ideas? Contact Us!

Friday, September 1st, at 1:00, Founding member of Chief Blackhawk, Richard Schultz, will do a Meet and Greet Friday afternoon, at his vending space, R-32, across from Keppy Hall and the large Registration tent.

The Field Games

Field Games, behind the racetrack, near the horse arena
When: Saturday, September 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
What: All motorcycles 35 years old or older are eligible

Where lightweight is 500cc or less and heavyweight is over 500cc.

Participation: Show up, get a scorecard, have fun!

Prizes: The coolest trophies for 1st and 2nd places, often there are door prizes as well - you can't lose when you're having fun!

Tiddler Run

The 7th Annual Tall Corn Tiddler Run will start at 10:00 am Sunday, September 3rd. The ride will start in front of the Starlight Ballroom at 10:00 AM and will be to Cable, IL. There will be a lunch break in Sherrard, IL and the ride will be approximately 3 to 4 hours in length. Come and join in the fun!

Vendor Appreciation!

This years vendor appreciation will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. Location will be under large pavilion, at the end of the Iowa building, adjacent to Keppy Hall.

There will be food and a live band! Each vendor receives a Free Meal Ticket for full meal. Anyone additionally is welcome! Full meals for additional people will be $16 per person. General concessions will also be available, as well as a cash bar. Food will be served from 4PM-9PM, with the band starting at 7PM and ending at 10PM.

Can’t think of a better way to kick off the meet than good food and good music! We look forward to seeing all of you, and enjoying our 52 year strong community we have built together!