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The 15th Annual Riding Into History Motorcycle Concours
Riding Into History, one of America’s premier vintage motorcycle events, will return to the beautiful World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida on May 16‐17, 2014. This will be our 15th year! Dave Despain, the most well-known television personality in the motorcycle world will serve as our Grand Marshal. He is considered the voice of motorcycle racing. Marina Alley is returning as the first woman to serve as Chair of the event.
The weekend will feature the Concours d’Elegance, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, with charity rides to the event leaving from Adamec Harley Davidson and BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville. The Grand Marshal’s Historic Lunch Ride, led by Dave Despain and the Grand Marshals’ Dinner at the Legends Grill in the WGV, featuring a talk by Despain will be held on Friday.
This year there will be a special display from the Barber Vintage Museum. In addition, Hagerty Insurance and the AMCA Youth Program will introduce a youth judging program.
All of the proceeds from Riding Into History will benefit the Ponte Vedra based charity, K9s for Warriors, www.k9sforwarriors.org. To date, Riding Into History has raised over $300,000 for charity.
The event is presented by Riding Into History Inc., a 501(c)3 not for profit organization comprised entirely of volunteer members from several motorcycle organizations, led by the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Northeast Florida (BMWNEF). The Historic Motorcycle Society (HMS), Chrome Divas of Jacksonville Beach, Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), VJMC, BMW Outriders and the AMCA Sunshine Chapter all lend support to the event.
Between 350 and 400 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles from all over the country are expected to enter the Concours, which this year honors American Iron. Thousands of spectators are once again expected to enjoy the event, which also includes exhibitors, entertainment, clubs and a variety of food. Admission is still only $10 at the gate for the Concours.
Internationally known motorcycle artist Don Bradley will once again provide the original artwork for the posters, which have become collectors’ items. Posters, t‐shirts and other items are available at RidingIntoHistory.org and at the event.
Sponsors for the event include Sargent Cycle Products, Adamec Harley-Davidson, BMWNEF, Indian Motorcycles, J&P Cycles, VyStar Credit Union, BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville, Harbor Freight, Folio Weekly, AMCA Sunshine Chapter, Mercedes‐Benz, C Hill Concepts Web Design, VJMC, and BMW Outriders.