Riding into History 2024 is Open for Registration

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[Photo credit Jim Dohms – Dohms Creative Photography] Welcome everyone to the 2024 New Year – we officially opened Riding Into History’s registration website on January 1 so please visit our website and see all the details for this year’s Concours, Historic Ride and Grand Marshal Banquet. As most of you know, this will be our 24th year of hosting Riding Into History and it will include some significant changes due to the closure of the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum effective December 31, 2023. The World Golf Fall of Fame Museum is in the process of relocating to …

Exciting News from Riding into History!

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The planning committee for the 24th annual Riding into History is pleased to announce that registration for our 2024 event will open on January 1, 2024. As many of you know, the venue for the Concours d’Elegance has been up in the air with the uncertainty of the future of the World Golf Village due to the recent Hall of Fame closure, so we are very excited to share that Riding into History has been able to secure the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine as our venue for the Concours portion of Riding into History.  Those of you who …

Welcome to RIH - Photo by Bob LeClair

2023 Riding into History in the Rear View

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Words by Holly Will BondFeatured photo (above) by Bob LeClair Competition motorcycles in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel, photo by Cindy McLeanMore than a month has passed since the 23rd Annual Riding Into History™ Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance was held at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida on April 14th and 15th. It was a splendid weekend of events, and the weather could not have been more perfect for the outdoor activities. In addition to long-time supporters, it’s exciting to see RIH drawing new entrants and new spectators every year. This year RIH celebrated on and off-road racing …

Silent Auction Bikes at 23rd Annual Riding Into History™

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Two motorcycles have been generously donated to RIH for their silent auction to be held at the Grand Marshal dinner this Friday evening, April 14th at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. In order for the general public to have a chance to bid on these exciting machines, the silent auction on the motorcycles will continue on Saturday the 15th at the Concours d’Elegance of the 23rd Annual Riding Into History™. The motorcycles will be displayed at the RIH Charity Store and bids are open until 2 pm. A 2001 BMW R1200C Phoenix Cruiser (pictured above) was donated …

Get a Youth’s Heart Racing as a Youth Judge in Riding into History™

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The thrill of owning and riding motorcycles has been going on for well over one hundred years. Since the beginning, families across this great nation and across the world have enjoyed two-wheeled adventures together. At Riding into History™, we would like to share some of this rich story with you and the children in your lives. This is a perfect opportunity for kids to come and witness the beauty and learn about the functionality of these incredible vintage and antique machines. Our Youth Judging Program gives the participating kids short lessons in judging and critiquing vintage and antique motorcycles from different …

Grand Marshal Changes at Riding into History™

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The Planning Committee for the 23rd Annual Riding Into History™ respectfully informs that due to a temporary inability to travel, Mary McGee is unable to be with us in person this April. To honor Mary’s many outstanding contributions to motorcycling, we have named her Honorary Grand Marshal for 2023. We are hopeful that she will be able to join us live and in person to be our Grand Marshal in 2024 for the 24th Annual Riding Into History. We are excited to announce that AMA Hall of Famer Brian Slark, of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motogiro d’Italia Hall …

Under 35 is Alive©

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Is your motorcycle under 35 years old, and are you under 35 years old?  Is your bike as old or older than you are? If so, Riding into History™ (RIH) has a fantastic new class to display your motorcycle!! The normal year of manufacture cut off date to enter your motorcycle into the Concours for RIH is 35 years.  However there are many motorcycles that do not meet this age limit. In order to interest the younger generation into collecting and showing motorcycles, RIH has created a new class. We are calling this new class “Under 35 is Alive!©” .  …

Bike Show at the Classic Car Museum of Saint Augustine!

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The Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine opened up around June of 2020 and has already established itself as a premier car show event space and classic car museum. With a calendar full of  automotive events including Cars & Coffee Meets, Vintage Car Shows and Local Cruise-Ins, they are now adding their first Vintage Motorcycle Show! This event, on February 18, 2023, will feature some of the finest bikes from the Hollingsworth family of St. Augustine, former long time family owned Harley Davidson Dealer and American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) racing team.  The Hollingsworth family has brought their bikes …

Registration Now Open for 2023 Riding into History!

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Registration for the 23rd Annual Riding Into History is now open. This year’s Riding into History takes place on April 15, 2023 at the World Golf Village in St Augustine, FL. Visit us at ridingintohistory.org to register your vintage motorcycle for the Concours d’Elegance and purchase your tickets for the Grand Marshal Ride and Banquet. The featured marque for this year’s show is GET YOUR HEART RACING-COMPETITION MOTORCYCLES. Our Grand Marshal is none other than AMA Hall of Famer, Mary McGee, Pioneer Woman in Women Racing. See you there! (Photo credit Dohms Creative Photography – Motorcycle selected as the 2023 …

Sad News

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Bill Robinson, creative genius and tireless supporter of Riding Into History “…has finally died of his many afflictions at the age of 78…”. Bill’s own words, showing his creative mind and subtle humor. Riding Into History is the work of many volunteers, but Bill stands out as the person responsible for leading it into an organization that has been able to donate over $700,000 to several local Jacksonville area charities including Buddy-Check12, Wounded Warriors and K9s for Warriors. He was responsible for the relationship we shared with Don Bradley who created the poster artwork for 12 years and made those …