In 1963, Speed & Sport was founded by Gary and Judy Hilgenberg as an Ames, Iowa, Triumph motorcycle dealership. The line of new Suzuki motorcycles was soon added (as Suzuki dealer number 27 in the U.S.), as was Bultaco. Other minor brands were carried from time to time before the purchase of the local Yamaha shop in 1975. In 1978, they sold the major part of the business and relocated to Arizona to concentrate on other commercial interests, while still owning a small British cycle shop.
In 1984, their son, who had been immersed in motorcycles since birth, caught the vintage motocross and trials fever, and Speed & Sport focused on the emerging classic scene. Since that time, we’ve been full-time in the vintage bike business, offering mail-order parts and a variety of services to enthusiasts of all types of machines. Matt Hilgenberg has been running the business full-time since 1989, carrying-on the company tradition of friendly knowledge and expertise; give us a call today so we can help get you started on your project!
Speed & Sport has been the proud sponsor of the AHRMA National Observed Trials Series since 1995. The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying classic competition motorcycles mainly through competition. AHRMA-approved events take place across the US, and include roadracing, motocross, trials, dirt track and cross country.The calendar of events, rules and updates are posted on AHRMA's website.