Gary Poland

My name is Gary Poland. I have ridden motorcycles since I was 12 years old. My first motorcycle was a 1965 Yamaha 80cc Trailmaster. Dad started racing in 1967. I went to races with dad. We took my bike, now a Kawasaki C2 120cc, but did not race that year. I rode in practice, but parked it for the race. I started racing spring of 1968. I was 14 and there were no classes for kids, so I raced with the adults. I rode a 120cc Kawasaki. I got confidence in myself from winning or doing well that still drives me today. We raced hare scrambles, motocross, the Upland Enduro annually a short track at Marion County fairgrounds, on a couple of ocassions. We usually had knobby tires on our bikes. In 1970 England Cycle gave me a 100 CC Bultaco Sherpa S to race. We concentrated on motocross. We raced every weekend all year, we had to go to Ohio and Kentucky to find races in the winter. I was second nationally up to December. We could not find races 2 weeks in December so I fell to fourth. At some races the brakes on the front wheel would freeze between motos. We raced all over Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, that year. 1973-74 We rode night races at North Vernon and Raceway Park. My father and I spent a lot of time together racing. He was my dad and my best friend. Dad and I raced every week there was a race, until 1974. I took some time off. Dad and I raced the 2 man at Stoney Lonesome and the Upland Enduro for several more years. Dad and I started racing vintage bikes in 1989 and continued racing Bultacos for another 16 years in 9 states. We met a lot of great people. We quit racing in 2005 when dad was 75. My son and I ride all we can. He lives 2 hours away. Some of our best memories have been spent on a motorcycle.

Show Hours

Feb. 14 – 16, 2020

Fri. 14     1p – 8p

Sat. 15     10a – 8p

Sun. 16     10a – 5p

Stay tuned for 2020 show details

Midweek Ticket Special:

Save $4 off box office price Adult Admission for Tuesday & Wednesday when you purchase tickets online!

Are your weekends crammed full of things to do? Do you want to attend the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show but not sure when to go? Let us help you out with that.

Beginning Monday Feb. 17, you can buy tickets online to use only on Tuesday Feb. 18 & Wednesday Feb. 19. When you purchase your adult admission ticket online, you can save $4 off the box office price per adult ticket! That’s just $11 per adult admission ticket!

So grab some friends, head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and come enjoy the show! The show is less crowded on the week days. It’s a great time to go and spend some quality time with your favorite Exhibitors! Tell everyone you know!

— This special ticket price is only good for tickets purchased ONLINE – no discount tickets will be sold at the box office!
— AND, the Mid-Week Specials tickets may only be redeemed on Tuesday Feb. 18 & Wednesday Feb. 19. They will NOT scan any other days of the show.

Protect & Serve Discount:

Here's what we Gave away in 2019 - check back later to see the 2020 Grand Prize

At kiosks and on signage throughout the show, visitors can enter to win the Grand Prize Package! Either scan the QR code and complete the form or fill out a ballot at the kiosk. It’s that simple!

A Seven-Night Houseboat Vacation Trip on Beautiful Dale Hollow Lake!

  • Dreamliner – 72’ Houseboat
  • Up to 12 Persons – 6 private bedrooms with vanity!
  • Spring or Fall availability
  • One full week
  • Electric galley with full size 18 cu. Ft. refrigerator
  • 2 Large bathrooms with full size showers
  • Flat screen TV with satellite services
  • DVD player
  • Central heat and air conditioning
  • Small safety motor boat included with prize package
  • Prize valued at over $2,700!

Winner’s certificate contains complete package details.

Click Here to View Contest Rules

Group Sales:

We are excited to welcome your group to the 2020 Ford 66th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show; 29th Annual Indiana Motorcycle & Powersports Expo; and the 23rd Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo! With so much to see and do at our events, there is something for everyone to enjoy and remember for years to come. No matter what kind of group you are, as long as you have 15 or more people in your group, you can enjoy discounted admission to our shows.


$12.00 for Adult (ages 13 and above)

$9.00 for Child (ages 6-12)

Don’t forget that you must order at least 15 tickets! Orders for less than 15 tickets will not be processed.

Please contact Candice Geyer at to place your order.

Orders must be received by February 1, 2020.

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Indiana Motorcycle & Powersports Expo - Feb. 14 – 16, 2020

Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo - Feb. 20 – 23, 2020


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