The Vintage Movement was founded by Bob Wentzel in 2015. Bob’s goal was, and still is, to provide vintage off-road riding enthusiasts with the parts and knowledge to keep their classic off-road motorcycles running strong. The Vintage Movement prides itself on offering its customers a wide range of high-quality vintage off-road motorcycle parts and accessories, as well as the knowledge to ensure customers are getting the right parts at a fair price.
The Vintage Movement also offers its customers the service of locating hard-to-find parts. If there is a part or accessory that is keeping you from enjoying (or fully enjoying) your classic, Bob is the man to work with. Bob has built connections with many vendors and fellow enthusiasts in the vintage off-road riding community over the last 30 years. Bob can put his connections and past successes to use for you, and help your classic send the dirt flying again.
Bob Wentzel’s Bio
AMA Life Member #521082
First Race Bike: 1969/70 Hodaka Super Rat Ace 100
First Race: Deerfield, Ohio MX, 1972 (14 years old), 3rd place (beat by two Pentons, next bike was a 1974 Berkshire Penton 100)
1975: Qualified for the Buckeye Can-AM MX Nationals, finished 9th in the east.
1975: Competed in Regionals at Lake Sugar Tree, Virginia, on a 1975 Honda Elsinore 125, DNF flat tire
1980-83: Finished in the top 5 in the AMA National HARE Scrambles Series, Open A class (on a Husqvarna)
1983: CRA overall Hare Scramble Champion (Husqvarna)
1983-84: Multiple overall wins, CRA Hare Scrambles Series; Salem, Ohio Motorcycle Club Champion, Open Class (Husqvarna)
1990: Support staff, American team, ISDE 6-Days (Sweden)
2006: CRA Flat Track Champ, Open Knobby Class (KTM)
2010-2013: Trials Incorporated Champ, Vintage Series (1974 Suzuki RL250, 1974 Yamaha TY 250, and 1977 Yamaha Majesty)
2011-2012: Mid-Ohio Vintage National Champion, Clubman Class (1974 Suzuki RL250)
2014: 1st Place, AHRMA National Trials, Barber Motorsports Park (1977 Yamaha Majesty 250).
2014: 2nd Place, Trials Incorporate Vintage Championship, Class A (1977 Yamaha Majesty 250).
Has ridden dirt bikes internationally, including Costa Rica, Mexico, and Canada.
Street Motorcycle: 2012 KTM Adventure 990
Off-Road Motorcycle: 2014 KTM 450 4-stroke
Competition Motorcycles: 1977 Yamaha Majesty 250; 1974 Penton 250