I will not be at the next Legend Of The Motorcycle Concours D’Elegance from May 4 to 6 and it bothers me. I know about this event through friends who were there last year for the 1st edition. And it’s really one special event I want to attend. It’s all about the rare motorcycles being exhibited, the place (the manicured lawns of the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco), and the 5000 motorcycle aficionados coming to celebrate classic motorcycle history, pre-1976. The exhibition was conceived by motorcycle lovers Jared Zaugg and Brooke Roner, a couple from San Francisco who were inspired by the success of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Monterey peninsula’s annual four-wheeled beauty pageant to determine the best-restored classic cars, and the success of “The Art of the Motorcycle,” an exhibit hosted by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum during the summer of 1998. The Legend Of The Motorcycle Concours D’Elegance will showcase more than 300 classic motorcycles, including three legendary brands — Vincent, Henderson and Excelsior. Visitors will be able admire Rollie Free’s Vincent HRD Black Lightning, which he rode in September 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats at over 150 miles per hour to break the world speed record. The Concours itself will have a variety of winners — including the recipient of the God of Speed bronze trophy, which was designed by renowned sculptor Jeff Decker for the event. First place, as well as other prizes, will be based on judging set by several international standards, such as original condition and historically accurate restoration. Other award categories include the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented to Willie G. Davidson for his invaluable contribution to the world of motorcycling. The Steve McQueen Award judged by Chad McQueen and a Hollywood celebrity for the motorcycle that best represents the “king of cool. The Elvis Award judged by a musician for the entry that best represents the King of Rock and Roll. The Industry Award judged by motorcycle executives and the People’s Choice Award. Legend of the Motorcycle will also host an auction with proceeds will be donated to charity. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person ($65 on the day of the event), and include access to all of the events and children are welcome. My friends Jeff Decker & David Uhl will be present and promised to send some pictures. Legend Of The Motorcycle.