Come Visit RIH at the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show

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On Saturday, January 27th we will be exhibiting at one of our favorite venues, the annual show at Frost Park in Dania Beach. The Dania Beach show has been a staple of the south Florida vintage scene for many years and always attracts top flight bikes. It’s always a fun event with lots to see and do. This year the show is featuring competition motorcycles as well as the usual entertainment and field games. Stop by and visit with us, we’ll have a vintage bike or two on display. We will have information on our next Riding Into History. We …

Riding Into History Announces 2018 Grand Marshals

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In the long, distinguished history of flat track there is one motorcycle that exemplifies the sport, has dominated for decades, and resonates with fans, the Harley-Davidson XR750. We are very pleased to announce that the two legendary American racers most connected with the great XR750 have agreed to serve as Grand Marshals for the 2018 Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance. Bill Werner is literally the father of the XR750. Born within walking distance of the Harley factory, Bill began working as a mechanic in the race shop in 1966. Three years later, working on his own time, he constructed what …

Riding Into History Salutes Legends of Flat Track

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Next May’s 19th annual Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance will feature competition motorcycles.  Of all the varied forms of motorcycle racing, flat track is uniquely American. Over a century ago, the first races were held at horse tracks, they still are today. The races remain remarkably similar, as do the motorcycles, stripped down, no nonsense, bare minimalistic and brutal in appearance and performance. Absolute purity of purpose. In keeping with our focus on flat track, Riding Into History will have two of the greatest legends of the sport serving as joint Grand Marshals. Who are they? Think about the most …

Riding Into History at the Ponte Vedra Auto Show Sept. 24

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Hopefully you have safely survived Hurricane Irma and all is returning to normal. Among the cancellations and rescheduling changes, the Ponte Vedra Auto Show was moved from September 10 to Sunday, September 24th. Come see Riding Into History at the auto show located in the Nocatee Town Center, 460 Town Plaza Ave., Ponte Vedra, FL  32081.  We will be there 9am-3pm with a special display of about half a dozen award winning vintage motorcycles. Ask us also about RIH 2018. We should be able to share some exciting news about our next great event on May 19, 2018.

Spotted at Riding Into History

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The second in a series of posts on some motorcycles and owners seen at our most recent event. These may not be big winners, or mega dollar examples, but we hope you will find their stories of interest. Mark Becker is a car guy. He’s owned everything from a flock of Bantams to an AAR ’Cuda to his current Packard convertible, award winners all. If that is not sufficient proof, consider he closed a successful legal practice to become the Vice Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours. But in his youth, Mark was a motocrosser, a pretty good one. He …

Last Chance for Sargent Cycle Products Gift Certificates

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We have 2 remaining gift certificates donated by Sargent Cycle Products. This is your last chance!  These are $300 certificates we are selling for just $150. They are exchangeable towards both seats and services. Sargent is rightly well known for the World Sport seats they make for most popular late model motorcycles. But did you know they also provide a custom service? This is a great resource for our restorations or preservations of old bikes. Down here in Florida at least, over the years our heat gets to the foam. It literally turns to dust, loses its shape, and makes …

Spotted at Riding Into History

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Spotted at Riding Into History is a series of posts on some motorcycles and owners seen at the most recent event. These may not be big winners, or mega dollar examples, but we hope you will find their stories of interest. Jack Wells is a BMW guy, he bleeds blue and white. We’re not sure how many Beemers he has, probably north of sixty. His bikes have podiumed at two Cannonball Rallies, his show bikes are among the best in the world. In the early days of RIH, when we were in dire need of good motorcycles, Jack would fill …

Riding Into History wishes you a Happy Independence Day

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While enjoying your Independence Day picnic, take a moment to remember the warriors that paid the price for your freedom. Riding Into History supports K9s For Warriors and has provided over $160K the past five years. A donation to K9s For Warriors in lieu of fireworks will help save a warrior, dog, and you will feel much more patriotic.

Riding Into History Makes $35K Matched Donation

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On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Riding Into History attended the June K9s For Warriors graduating class to present a $35,000 donation check. We had already given the real check on June 7, 2017 to qualify for a matching donation. The matching donation made our donation come to a whopping $70K! We always try to have our yearly donations matched. Thus far we have donated $160K to K9s For Warriors and almost $500K total to charities in 18 years. In the June graduating class there were 11 warriors and dogs. It was the largest class K9s For Warriors has graduated. They …

Ride Your Vintage Bike to Work Day

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Riding Into History reminds you that Monday, June 19 is the annual Ride to Work Day. Established by Andy Goldfine of Aerostich 26 years ago, RTW is a day to celebrate your passion for two wheels. Let’s up the ante a little, ride your VINTAGE bike to work Monday. Post your photo of your ride on our FaceBook page or email it to info@ridingintohistory.org and we’ll post it for you.