The Modified Motorcycle Association, also known as the MMA has a new district here in Arizona, called the Superstition District, and they are jumping right in to start raising money for MMA’s mission and for Arizona StandDown www.arizonastanddown.org, a veteran-oriented non-profit. They are hosting a show called the ‘MMA Motorcycle & Classic Car Show’ on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Mesa Market Place Swap Meet, at the intersection of Signal Butte Rd. and East Baseline Rd. in Mesa, AZ. It is designed to be a family and community event.
Both the MMA and Arizona StandDown are non-profit organizations. Arizona StandDown will receive 20% of all the show’s proceeds with the MMA receiving 80%.
The MMA is not just a riding group like so many others but has serious and substantial safety and educational goals. The MMA teaches education of drivers toward awareness of motorcycles, motorcycle safety and the group has their own legislative action committee. They even have a successful outreach campaign to educate school children about motorcycle safety because the MMA is a member of AMSAF, the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Federation (amsaf.org). Their website, http://mma-az.org, is where you’ll find more information. The Arizona branch of the MMA also has four other districts: the Eagle/Leather District, the Rim Country District, the Verde Valley District, and the White Mountain District.
All of MMA’s districts will participate in the Superstition District’s October 7st Motorcycle & Classic Car Show, so there will be quite a few motorcycles and trikes at this show.
Each vehicle will have a collection bin in front of them. The goal of the show is to collect as much money as possible, because the ten vehicles that collect the most money will win engraved remembrances. “We expect more than 200 motorcycles, vintage, classic, and modified cars and trucks to participate in the hope that enthusiasts will stuff dollar bills into money bins set in front of each vehicle,” said Dawn Kackley, MMA, Superstition District’s Show Director. Exhibitors are even encouraged to solicit votes (money) before the car show begins. The goals of the show are straight forward: to get together with other aficionados, to have a good time, and to raise as much money as possible for the MMA and for Arizona StandDown. It’s all in good fun because 100% of the money the vehicles raise will be donated to these non-profit organizations.
And there will be a real treat for military collectors at the show, too. Dr. Baron Smith is bringing in his Vietnam era helicopter (1970), a Series III OH-6A Hardbelly and a ‘Deucy’ M35 triple-axle 2 ½ ton cargo truck.
There is a $20 charge per vehicle to register to exhibit ($25 for registering after September 29, 2017). Special accommodations can be made if entire car clubs or motorcycle clubs want to exhibit in a group together.
So if you have a vehicle you’d like to enter, big or little, no matter how many tires, you can get more information by contacting Dawn Kackley: 480-213-1184 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Information will also be available at www.mesamarket.com.
The event is free to the public (except for donations they choose to make). Parking and admission is always free at the Mesa Market Place.
The event runs from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Mesa Market Place is open 7am to 4pm. Signal Butte & Hwy 60. 10550 E. Baseline Rd. Mesa. 480-380-5572. www.mesamarket.com.