Riding into History™ Motorcycle Concours
Featuring for 2016 “Viva Moto Europa” Motorcycles
Saturday, May 21, 2016
World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida
I-95, Exit 323
Riding Into History announces Motorcyclist of the Century, Malcolm Smith as the Grand Marshal for the 17th Annual Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance on May 21, 2016. We will be featuring “Viva Moto Europa”. Writer/author, Mitch Boehm will also attend as a special guest. Malcolm and he have just finish the book, Malcolm! The Autobiography.
In selecting Malcolm Smith as the Motorcyclist of the Century, Motorcyclist Magazine says, “Choosing a Motorcyclist of the Century was infinitely more difficult than choosing a Motorcycle of the Century. For the motorcycle, we only had to consider each model. But for the motorcyclist, we had to consider every single person who ever threw a leg over a bike.
But there was one name that was mentioned more often than all the rest, and that name was Malcolm Smith. Then as now owner of Malcolm Smith Motorsports in Riverside, California, Malcolm was a successful racer in the 1960s and ’70s, but he wasn’t a professional racer. Sure, the scenes in On Any Sunday of him winning the Mexican 1000 and the Elsinore Grand Prix, and earning a gold medal at the International Six Day Trials in El Escorial, Spain, painted a portrait of a Pro racer. But Malcolm never chased points; he simply competed in whichever events he thought would be the most challenging, and the most fun. More than anything, it was Malcolm’s ear-to-ear grin that endeared him to viewers, and made them (meaning us) want to ride motorcycles. Couple that with the fact that he still owns one of the largest dealerships in Southern California—stop in for a tour of the museum upstairs—and Malcolm may be responsible for putting more people on motorcycles than anyone else.”
Make sure sure you mark your calendars for May 21, 2016 to come see some great motorcycles and Malcolm Smith, the Motorcyclist of the Century!
Riding into History™ – Who Are We?
Riding into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance. Since its inception, Riding Into History has been held at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida. It has received widespread coverage and articles have been written about it all over the world. It was also nationally featured on the Speed Channel. This competition attracts over 300 antique and vintage motorcycles each year. Collectors from all over America bring their motorcycles to the show, and they are displayed around the lake which forms the centerpiece of the World Golf Village. There are numerous exhibitors at the Concours, as well as representatives from several motorcycle clubs. RIH is a 501(c)3 organization that has contributed $400,000 to charities. Our chosen charity for 2015 is The K9s for Warriors. RIH was able to contribute 40K to K9s for Warriors after the 2014 event. The Weaver Foundation has pledged to match our 40K donation! There is no paid staff, and all duties are performed by volunteers.
Donate in Memory of Don Bradley to K9s for Warriors!
Riding into History – Chairman
Jennifer Samioglou is serving her first year as Chairman of Riding Into History. As a member of the Jacksonville Beaches Chrome Divas she has been involved with Riding Into History for over nine years. Her daily ride is a 2015 HD Street Glide. Her goal this year is to keep the momentum set by the prior Chairs and have the best event possible. K9s for Warriors will be the beneficiary of the event.