Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Charlotte IMS Recap

An aerial view of our booth.
We finally had a chance to catch our collective breath after the whirl-wind weekend that was the Charlotte International Motorcycle Show. This was our first year with a display at the event and we learned a lot from the experience. We learned that two-three people can pull this off, having Ducati girls in your booth attracts a lot of attention and that 73 350 Bultaco's are way more interesting to most people than say, a 1962 Triton. To all those who came, thanks for stopping by and saying hello, to everyone who helped us, thanks for lending a hand and to those who didn't make it, we hope you come and see us at another event or at next year's IMS. Next stop Triumph Vintage Day at Ray Price.
In case you missed our booth, or stopped by and wondered what it was you were looking at, here's a complete list of the bikes we brought: L-R 1971 BSA A65, 1969 Triumph T120 Bonneville, 1973 Bultaco Pursang 350, 1967 Triton, 1962 Triton, 1959 Matchless G3, 1978 Triumph T140 Bonneville AHRMA Racer,  1974 Norton Commando.

Model, Mayra Tinajero, leaves Ducati and becomes the new Norton girl.
Here's a link to a complete list of upcoming events: Upcoming Events.

Ton Up NC = Riding, Restoration and Racing of Vintage Motorcycles


Monday, February 18, 2013

NEW! TU*NC support shirt for sale now.

Design concept by Marcus.
Whether you believe in the Ton Up NC mission of the riding, restoration and racing of vintage motorcycles or simply just dig shirts with skulls, we've got you covered with the new Ton Up NC supporter shirt. Wear it with pride. 

Only $20. Buy it HERE.


Ray Price Triumph Vintage Day 3/2/13 10am

When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 @ 10:00am

Come jon us on Saturday, March 2, 2013 for Ray Price Triumph's first vintage bike show. Dust off the old Triumph, Norton or BSA that's been collecting dust in your garage and ride it out to Ray Price's in Raleigh, NC. All makes and models are welcome. There will be classes for: vintage British, European, Japanese and American as well as a class for Modern Retro bikes. Entertainment by Beatles tribute act: Rubber Soul. Additionally, the NC MG Car Club will have a display of their favorite vintage cars.

To update your attendance status to going on Facebook, click here.

Directions: click here.

Ton Up NC = Riding, Restoration and Racing of Vintage Motorcycles


Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013 Rumble Shirts for sale now!

Design by Martin Cimek
The new 2013 Bull City Rumble shirts are now available for sale!

We will also have these available for sale at all upcoming events, including the Charlotte International Motorcycle Show next weekend 2/22-24.

Thanks for your support!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TUNC @ International Motorcycle Show: Charlotte, NC

February 22-24, 2013 Charlotte, NC
Please make plans to come visit us at Progressive's International Motorcycle Show at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. The event kicks off on Friday, February 22 at 4:00pm and continues until Sunday February 24 at 5:00pm. We will have a booth packed with a ton of our favorite vintage motorcycles, racing memorabilia and information and swag from upcoming Ton Up NC events including the Meltdown, the Rochelle Reliability Run and the Bull City Rumble.

In addition to checking out Ton Up NC's display of pedigreed vintage road/dirt racing machines and a selection of our favorite vintage road bikes, plan on spending the entire weekend exploring isles and isles of motorcycle bliss including: The Moto GP Experience, celebrity appearances by some of your favorite riders, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, the XDL Street Jam stunt show/competition, Demo Rides, the Marketplace etc. etc. etc. too much to name here. Trust me, its at least two or three days worth of two-wheeled fun (for more show features click here). Come with a credit card or some cash, because I'm sure they'll be a deal on something that you just won't be able to pass up.

Looking forward to seeing and meeting as many of you as possible there.

For directions to the show, click here.

For info. on tickets to the show, click here.

To confirm your attendance to the show, update or add your status to our Facebook event page here.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bull City Rumble 10: 8/29-31/2014

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
112 S. Duke St., Durham, NC
1pm  Bull City Rumble Bike Show
1007 W. Main St., Durham, NC
4:30pm  Awards/Charity Raffle
1007 W. Main St., Durham, NC
5pm  Rock and Roll Burlesque Show
1007 W. Main St., Durham, NC

SUNDAY 8/31 
 9am  Motorcycle Breakfast
912 W. Main St., Durham, NC
11am Self-Guided Country Ride
(departing from James Joyce Pub)
1pm Lunch
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