I host HeinkelFest, a biennial Heinkel rally, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event occurs in September of each "odd" year.
HeinkelFest is open to all Heinkel, OddScoot and Vintage scooter owners.
HeinkelFest attendees have visited from Germany, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and of course Colorado.
In 2015, I had three attendees from Germany!
HeinkelFest is an education based scooter rally.
My goal is to train owners how to care for their scooter and make it fun along the way. The agenda varies from year to year, but generally it includes:
- Tech Sessions
- Short City Rides
- Mind Games
- Pikes Peak Challenge
- Concours d' Elegance
- Saturday Banquet
Pikes Peak Challenge
I have lead 14 different Tourists to the top of Pikes Peak. Is your scooter up to the challenge?
I have 15 spare high altitude jets for Bing carburetors. All Heinkel attendees will receive a loaner high altitude jet while you attend. Think of this as a mini-tech session!
There is only one way up, and one way back. Check out the map.
Get ready for nerdy, Heinkel-based fun.
I create interesting games that are intended to broaden your Heinkel expertise. You can expect eye tests, true/false, and "name that part" events. Winners walk away with prizes!
You will learn a thing or two.
In year's past, attendees have helped rebuild motors, changed cables, fixed carburetors and made countless adjustments. I am already thinking about 2017 ... I think it would be great to build a Tourist during the five day event.
HeinkelFest 2015 brought in a total of 17 Tourists. Every Tourist model was present ... from a 1954 101A-0 through a 1964 103A-2 swinger.
During the past four HeinkelFests, I've had 24 different Tourists present:
- 101A-0 : 1
- 102A-1 : 1
- 103A-0 : 3
- 103A-1 : 7
- 103A-2 : 10
- 103A-2s : 2
Nowhere else in the USA can you see this variety of Tourists. This is a fantastic opportunity to compare your scooter with others.