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B’laster Named Official Rust Remover of 2022 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Ohio-based rust remover and protectant company will connect with riders and wrenchers at Mid-Ohio

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 12, 2022) — B’laster, an Ohio-based rust remover and protectant company, has been named the Official Rust Remover and Sponsor of the 2022 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days — the preeminent and longest-running vintage motorcycle event in the country — which takes place July 22-24 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

“B’laster Metal Rescue Remover has long been popular with motorcyclists restoring their bikes, which makes our participation in VMD extra special,” said B’laster Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ted Bradley. “The B’laster brand is built for rust-belt warriors that don’t let rust get the best of them. Our goal is to help wrenchers restore and get riders back on the road. It’s our honor to celebrate the motorcyclists and mechanics at Mid-Ohio.”

Founded in 1957 by William K. Westley in the heart of the rustbelt, B’laster introduced the Original PB B’laster in response to a phosphate mine’s problem in Florida. The combination of moisture and phosphate and corrosion buildup made it impossible to disassemble mining equipment for maintenance and repair. Nothing broke through the corrosion until PB B’laster was created, and PB B’laster continues to be a top-selling, rust-inhibiting penetrant today.

“I grew up near Lake Erie in the heart of the rustbelt,” AMA Editorial Director and Ohio native Mitch Boehm said, “just like B’laster founder William Westley did, so I have some experience with rust and corrosion, especially if you’re riding bikes in the mud — and there’s plenty of mud in Ohio in the spring and summer. It’s great to have a local company like B’laster on board for the 30th running of VMD, and we know they’ll connect well with the many rust-belt moto warriors that flood to Mid-Ohio in July.”

The 2022 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event will feature AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and 500cc World Champ Kevin Schwantz as Grand Marshal, who’ll be on hand to sign autographs, speak to enthusiasts from the AMA Soundstage, and participate in a Lap For History each day. A special highlight will be an exclusive showing of Schwantz’s 1985 Yoshimura-Suzuki AMA Superbike, which launched his legendary career.

The three-day event will also include all the vintage-oriented happenings classic-bike fans love, including Hall of Fame activities, road and off-road racing, and the biggest motorcycle swap meet in North America, complete with parts and bikes and memorabilia from the past 120 years of motorcycling. Add to that the scenic and expansive Mid-Ohio grounds, plenty of food and refreshments, camping and vintage motorcycles for as far as the eye can see, and it’s easy to see why AMA VMD is one of the biggest and best events in all of motorcycling.

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