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 vintage motorcycle show from noon to about 5 PM. There will be food, music, cocktails and, of course, some great antique motorcycles.
Then on Thursday we will be at the big track for the exciting American Flat Track TT races. If you’ve not been to a flat track, and particularly if you’ve somehow not attended a TT, you owe it to yourself to come out for this. This is America’s purest and oldest form of motorcycle racing; it was an extreme sport, before there was such a label.
Weather permitting RIH will have a booth set up in the Bud Fan Zone. You’ll be able to spot our tall feather signs and a couple of motorcycles. We will set up mid-morning, gates open to the public at 1:00. There will be practice for both classes of race bikes in the afternoon. Heat races begin at 6:30. Come say hello, and enjoy the spectacle.
Speaking of spectacle, the Sons Of Speed brings century old board track racing back to life. These are not pampered garage queens, but rather full, fire breathing racers roaring around the high banks of the half mile New Smyrna Speedway. RIH personnel, as devotees of vintage motorcycles, are central to the running of these races.
General admission tickets to the Sons of Speed race at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, March 17, will be AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE DOOR. Gates open at 11 am and races are at 1 pm. Tickets are $20; there’s a $5 military discount with a military ID (limit one per military ID).
For more information on Riding Into History visit: www.RidingIntoHistory.org.