Some More Partner Highlights

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 Perhaps our longest serving supporter, Sargent Cycle Products is a Jacksonville company that began in the early 1990’s as an offshoot of an automotive upholstery shop. Today Sargent produces and markets seats and other motorcycle products worldwide.  They are our Grand Marshal dinner sponsor.  Sargents will bring a sampling of their World Sport seats for a wide variety of motorcycles. Less known is that Sargent also provides a custom seat service. In fact, many RIH award winners sport seats redone by the company. Stop by the booth and chat with their experts about your seating needs.   For the sixth year, …

Highlighting Our Riding Into History Partners

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Without the assistance of our partners, Riding Into History simply would not exist. Their financial and logistic aid has enabled us to donate over half a million dollars to worthy local charities.  They are truly a testament to supporting the local community. Adamec Harley Davidson has been an RIH supporter almost from the beginning.  Additionally, they have been a HD dealer almost from the beginning as well, having started in NJ in 1931. They remain one of the oldest family owned dealerships in the franchise.  Mark and Chris Adamec are grandsons of founder George Adamec and the present owners of …

Correction – Youth Judging, Grand Marshal Dinner, and Charity Ride

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The 19th Annual Riding Into History is right around the corner on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  This is the time to sign for events before they sell out! Hagerty Insurance sponsors our Youth Judging program.  This is an excellent opportunity to introduce the younger generation to antique, vintage and classic motorcycles.  The program is for ages 8-16.  The youth judging team will learn about an array of different motorcycles and pick a winner.  The judging starts at 11am and is finished by 12:30pm.  They will receive a t-shirt, hat and lanyard.  We always have some interesting motorcycles for them to …

Riding Into History Announces the 2018 Media Partners

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We are very pleased to announce that Buzz Kanter has agreed to attend RIH as our special guest journalist. This will not be his first visit as Buzz was also Grand Marshall in 2013. Buzz Kanter is the editor-in-chief and publisher of American Iron Magazine and RoadBike Magazine, and was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame in 2002. Having begun his publishing career by starting Old Bike Journal in the spare bedroom of his house in Stamford, he then moved to the basement of the family’s business. In 1991 he bought American Iron Magazine, rescuing it from …

Riding Into History Whirlwind at 2018 Bike Week

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Riding Into History had a very busy couple of weeks attending many different events for the Daytona Bike week and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. We started out the week before bike week helping the AMCA Sunshine Chapter set up their annual Swap Meet.  We then we set up the Riding Into history booth at the event.  It was a lot of fun to see all the swap meet vendors and bike show entrants come in.  Always great to catch up with fellow enthusiasts. On Friday we set up at the Vintage Motorcycle Alliance Swap meet in Eustis, Fl.  There the …

Riding Into History at 2018 Bike Week

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As in prior years, Riding Into History is all over Bike Week. If you missed us at the VJMC meet in Eustis, Sunshine Chapter National at New Smyrna, and at a couple of Amelia Island events, there are still a few more opportunities to stop by and visit. At each of these we will have discount tickets, posters, and tees for sale. As usual, all the proceeds will go to the K9’s For Warriors charity. Look for us Wednesday at the newly renovated Streamline Hotel on Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach. We will join the AMCA, Sunshine Chapter, at a …

19th Annual Riding Into History Registration is Now Open

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Beginning today you can go to RidingIntoHistory.org and find forms to register for both the Friday evening Grand Marshal dinner and Saturday’s Concours d’ Elegance, both at St. Augustine’s World Golf Village, May 18-19.  All entries must meet the standards listed on the form and are subject to review by the Acceptance Committee. Please keep in mind there are class and event size limits. These steps are necessary to maintain the high quality event and present your motorcycle at its best among its peers. Those planning to stay at the WGV can book a condo through choicehotels.com or take advantage …

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 …