16th Annual Riding Into History™ Motorcycle Concours D’Elegance

1ride2rideRiding into History™ (RIH) is a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance held at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida. Held last weekend May 22-23, the 2015 Concours D’Elegance attracted about 350 antique and vintage motorcycles. Collectors from all over America bring their motorcycles to the show, and they are displayed around the lake which forms the centerpiece of the World Golf Village. There are numerous exhibitors at the Concours, as well as representatives from several motorcycle clubs.  RIH is a 501(c)3 organization that has contributed over $350,000 to charities. There is no paid staff, and all duties are performed by volunteers. You can buy online high quality bike prints from this event by photographer John Adams in several sizes and finish (Lustre, Glossy, Metallic) at Adams Views Imaging.
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11 Responses to “16th Annual Riding Into History™ Motorcycle Concours D’Elegance”


  1. 1 TJ Martin May 28th, 2015 at 9:01 am

    This truly is a high class elegant event . But if you want to go to what in my opinion the best vintage M/C show in the country with most if not all the same model bikes and more showing up .. the main difference being 99% of what shows up are ridden regularly rather than spending their days in museums , on trailers and in trophy rooms go see the ;

    HoAME Vintage M/C Show in KCMO held in June … at the Airline History Museum to boot . So yes .. classic Airplanes and M/C’s …an egalitarian convivial event where all are welcome and Do Not Touch signs are a rare sight indeed !

  2. 2 P. Hamilton May 28th, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Superb

  3. 3 nicker May 28th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    For every Up-side there is a Down-side.

    While the preservation aspect of “non-motorcycle” people with money (ie, Drs, DDS, & Lawyers) dabbling in Vintage bikes is very helpful, the down side is that the loss of the “History” (the reason why).

    The reason to “Live, eat, sleep, breath, Live & Love” motorcycles is at rick of being lost. And the clueless yammering, the likes of “Suicide shift,” will be the only remaining cultural artifacts.

    You can already hear it happening on TV if shows like American Picker, Chasing Classic Cars, etc. are to be increasingly considered “authoritative” and high end televised Auctions begin pimping “the product.”

    -nicker-

  4. 4 oldernowiser May 28th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Sorry, no deep thoughts or informative angst here.

    Was just noticing the oil rugs under several of the machines and the cookie sheet under the BSA. Brought a big old smile to my face. I grew up with and still love these old bikes.

  5. 5 TJ Martin May 28th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    nicker – Ouch ! But a hearty Amen , good points all as well as reasonably well stated . Especially the TV and auction house comments . Vintage Cars & Motorcycles currently following the path of fine art . A few self proclaimed experts telling you what is valuable – what is not .. and what you NEED to buy in order to be a bonafide collector .. Auction houses using a devastating and effective combination of Ego and Alcohol to fuel excessive bidding and ludicrous selling prices . And in the end the ‘ art ‘ as well as with M/C’s and cars .. the history takes a back seat and becomes irrelevant to the market value of said art , collectable cars / MC’s etc . For the record nicker . The same’s been going on the last ten years with guitars as well . To the point where many of us ‘ players ‘ [ as in professional ] no longer bring the guitars we love but have become too valuable to risk on the gigs as the replacement costs exceed both our ability to pay as well as what the insurances are willing to cover . . The dreaded ‘ Collectors ‘ now dominating the market for what once were simply good quality used guitars .

  6. 6 oldernowiser May 28th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Would love to hear the story behind the twin engined Triumph in the header at Adams Views Imaging.

  7. 7 Rodent May 28th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Nice old iron!

  8. 8 nicker May 28th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    T.J.—–

    Groan…!!!!
    Are you telling me the Guild arch-top (1957) and the Gretsch Tennnessian (1964) hanging on the library wall now need to be locked up….???

    That’ll render-em absolutely useless…….. 🙁

    -nicker-

  9. 9 nicker May 28th, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Twin engined Triumphs were common in the 60’s

    http://showandgo.blogspot.com/2009/09/sonny-routts-triumph-double-engine-drag.html

    -nicker-

  10. 10 Zenaldo May 29th, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Some nice old iron…a lot of motorcycle history in one place…

  11. 11 mike corbin Jun 1st, 2015 at 11:49 am

    FANTASTIC

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