Motor Maids

In 1916, just before the US entered WWI, sisters Augusta (Gussie, age 24) and Adeline (Addie, age 22) Van Buren wanted to prove women could serve as military dispatchers. They rode 5,500 miles in 60 days on motorcycles equipped with gas headlights. Crossing the continental US each on their own bike, wearing military style leggings and leather riding breeches they were arrested numerous times, not for speeding but for wearing men’s clothes.

In 1937 Sally Robinson is an 88 pound, 4’11” tall 27 year old resident of Washington that has been riding since 1928 and wanted to get her motorcycle license. After taking the written test twice with scores of 80 and 92, she must bring her lawyer in order to get the opportunity to take the riding portion. Upon completion the examiner announced “Lady, you handle it as well as any man could” but because he had not seen her kick it over, he would not give her the permit. An article written in the Washington post went on to say that Miss Robinson was embarrassed to admit that she had “cussed him out” but left with her permit in hand.

The year is 1940. After an extensive search, Linda Dugeau and Dot Robinson compile a list of 51 female riders that would make up the Motor Maids Charter membership. In 1941 the American Motorcycle Association issues Charter #509 to the club.

Today, 76 years later, the Motor Maids, are one of the oldest continuously operated Women’s Motorcycling Organization in North America. Joining the Motor Maids will enlarge the 1,300+ membership that is a diverse group with a passion for riding, promoting safe riding habits and showing the world a positive image of ladies on motorcycles.

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!

Remember:
— 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 cgeyer@renfroproductions.com 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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