Tuesday, April 28, 2009

News Release: Riding into History

I received this release for an event in Florida which draws lots of scooters as well as motorcycles.

The 10th Annual Riding Into History Features Vetter Scooter Seminar

Riding Into History, one of America’s premier vintage motorcycle and scooter events, will return to the beautiful World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Craig Vetter and Speed Channel star Dennis Gage will be the Grand Marshals.

Vetter, acclaimed designer and Motorcycle Hall of Fame member, will present seminars at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturday. Admission will be free to these audio-visual presentations during which Vetter will take the audience through the fascinating History of American Scooters in one, and his ongoing quest for increased fuel economy in the other.

Riding Into history features Charity Rides, a Concours d’Elegance, the Biker’s Ball and the Historic Ride. All of the proceeds from Riding Into History will benefit the Buddy Check 12 breast cancer charity, which was founded by First Coast News anchor Jeannie Blaylock. Ms. Blaylock will serve as the host of the Biker’s Ball.

The event is presented by Riding Into History Inc., a non-profit organization comprised of volunteer members from several organizations, led by the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Northeast Florida (BMWNEF) and the Historic Motorcycle Society (HMS).

Between 300 and 400 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles and scooters from all over the country are expected to enter the Concours, which will feature Classic American Makes. Thousands of spectators are once again expected to enjoy the event which also includes, exhibitors, entertainment, clubs and a variety of food. Admission is still only $10 at the gate for the Concours. Various packages are available for the Biker’s Ball and the Charity Rides.

Dennis Gage will autograph DVDs of his Speed Channel hit “Trippin’ on Two Wheels. All proceeds will go to Buddy Check 12.

Internationally known motorcycle artist Don Bradley will once again provide the original artwork for the posters, which have become collectors’ items. Posters, t-shirts and other items will be available at RidingIntoHistory.org and at the event.

Sponsors include Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine, Miller BMW Motorcycles of Tallahassee, Sargent Cycle Products, Chopper City, St. John’s PowerSports and Mercedes-Benz. The media sponsors are RoadBike and American Iron magazines, as well as Cox Radio of Jacksonville. Riding Into History is an AMA sanctioned event.

The World Golf Village is located just north of St. Augustine on I-95, exit 323.
For additional information go to RidingIntoHistory.org, or email info@RidingIntoHistory.org. You can also call 904-708-9434.

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